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: Compact: Showdown

by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.
A second chance to see the week's episodes on BBC-1.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Richard Martin
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Alan: Basil Moss
Doug: Lawrence James
Mrs Duckett: Anna Wing
Oliver Coombs: Eric Barker
Mr Goodman: Malcolm Rogers
Wendy: Sandra Payne
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Stan: Johnny Wade
Iris: Louise Dunn
Ben: Bill Kerr
Mandy Barnes: Hal Dyer
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Gary: Brian Miller
David: Vincent Ball
Freddy Robbins: David Gregory
Mike Fuller: Richard Coleman
Connie: Valerie Douglas
Arthur Plum: David Nettheim
Ray: Frazer Hines

: Open House

People - Places - Pops
Introduced by Gay Byrne assisted by Peter Haigh and Victor Brooks.

Helping to provide the entertainment: Mr. Acker Bilk, Vince Hill, Al Koran, Dusty Springfield, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Roger Whittaker, Tony Osborne and his Orchestra

People Worth Meeting

Where to Go Tomorrow

Picture Parade
with scenes from "The Chalk Garden", "The Evil of Frankenstein" by courtesy of Rank Organisation.
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Gay Byrne
Assisted by: Peter Haigh
Assisted by: Victor Brooks
Clarinettist: Mr. Acker Bilk
Singer: Vince Hill
Mentalist: Al Koran
Singer: Dusty Springfield
Band: The Swinging Blue Jeans
Singer: Roger Whittaker
Musicians: Tony Osborne and his Orchestra
Musical arrangements: Tony Osborne
Research: Nickola Sterne
Research: Liam Nolan
Research: Suzanne Twiston-Davies
Research: John Dalzell
Research: Alan Haire
Research: Penny Graham
Research: Angela Goldsborough
Script: Tony Marriott
Design: Leo Austin
Design: Martin Johnson
Executive Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
Production team: Kenneth Milne-Buckley
Production team: Mark Patterson
Production team: Margaret McCall
Production team: David Matthews
Outside Broadcast inserts directed by: David Kennard
Production: Stewart Morris

: Line-Up

this week
includes John Stone, Denis Tuohy, Pamela Donald, Michael Deane, Chris Denning and the latest news.


Presenter: John Stone
Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Pamela Donald
Presenter: Michael Deane
Presenter: Chris Denning

: The Great War: Part 1: On the Idle Hill of Summer...

Written by John Terraine and Correlli Barnett.
A twenty-six-part history of the 1914-1918 War.

"On the idle hill of summer...
Sleepy with the sound of streams
Far I hear the steady drummer
Drumming like a noise in dreams". (A.E. Housman)
With the voices of: Sir Michael Redgrave as Narrator, Sir Ralph Richardson as Douglas Haig, Emlyn Williams as Lloyd George and Marius Goring, Cyril Luckham, Sebastian Shaw.

Music by Wilfred Josephs
played by the BBC Northern Orchestra
Conducted by George Hurst
Series produced in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Commission
A BBC Tonight production


Writer/Associate Producer (Great Britain): John Terraine
Writer: Correlli Barnett
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Voice of Douglas Haig: Sir Ralph Richardson
Voice of Lloyd George: Emlyn Williams
Voices: Marius Goring
Voices: Cyril Luckham
Voices: Sebastian Shaw
Music: Wilfred Josephs
Music played by: The BBC Northern Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: George Hurst
Supervising Film Editor: Barrie Toovey
Film Editor: Pam Bosworth
Associate Producer (Canada): Ed Rollins
Associate Producer (Australia): Tom Manefield
Producer: Tony Essex
Producer: Gordon Watkins

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: I, Claudius 25 September 2016

: Ann Veronica: Part 2: Alone in London

by H.G. Wells.
Dramatised in four parts by Denis Constanduros.
Recorded in the BBC's Glasgow studio


Author: H.G. Wells
Dramatised by: Denis Constanduros
Music composed by: Raymond Jones
Script Editor: Michael Voysey
Designer: Moira Tait
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Christopher Barry
Mr Stanley: Laurence Hardy
Miss Stanley: Gillian Lind
Emily: Jean Conroy
Ann Veronica: Rosemary Nicols
Mrs Mudge: Kitty Attwood
Clerk: Simon Merrick
Kindly woman: Hilda Case
Miss Miniver: Margaret Gordon
Miss Cooper: Eileen Helsby
Hotel manager: George A. Cooper
Hotel porter: Stuart Henry
Edwin Ramage: Alan Tilvern
Miss Garvice: Kay Patrick
Hetty Widgett: Gay Cameron
Mr Capes: Philip Bond

: Horizon: Pesticides and Prosperity

Our changing view of the universe.
Is the widespread use of highly persistent pesticides raising a new kind of ecological problem for our own and future generations to solve? Do we yet know enough to assess the risks we are taking?
Tonight's programme presents the scientific and moral aspects as seen by Dr. Frank Fraser Darling, Vice-President of the Conservation Foundation, Dr. Eric Edson, research director of a leading pesticide company.
The ethics of environmental contamination discussed by Lord Rothschild, F.R.S., director of research of a large chemical company, Robert Boote of the Nature Conservancy, John Maynard Smith a zoologist of University College, London.
A monthly series.


Speaker: Dr. Frank Fraser Darling
Speaker: Dr. Eric Edson
Speaker: Lord Rothschild
Speaker: Robert Boote
Speaker: John Maynard Smith
Editorial adviser: Gerald Leach
Film Camera Team: Ewart Needham
Film Camera Team: Graham Whatling
Film Editor: Peter Cantor
Associate Producer: Ramsay Short
Editor: Philip Daly

: News

: International Cabaret

[Starring] Anna Maria Alberghetti, Bobby Van, Kaye Ballard, The Ted Heath Orchestra, The Heralds, The International Cabaret Dancers


Singer: Anna Maria Alberghetti
Performer: Bobby Van
Performer: Kaye Ballard
Musicians: The Ted Heath Orchestra
Musical director: Harry Rabinowitz
Singers: The Heralds
Dancers: The International Cabaret Dancers
Original lyrics: Ross Parker
Staged by: Tommy Linden
Designer: Melvyn Cornish
Devised and produced by: Buddy Bregman

: Conversations for Tomorrow

J. B. Priestley in after-dinner talk with Sir John Maud, R.C. Zaehner.


Speaker: J. B. Priestley
Speaker: Sir John Maud
Speaker: R.C. Zaehner
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Producer: John Furness

: Closedown

and a look at tomorrow

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