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: Compact: Changing Hands

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: Christopher Pemsel
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: David Giles
Mack: Harvey Ashby
Alan: Basil Moss
David: Vincent Ball
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Janet: Christine Pollon
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Ian: Ronald Allen
Sheita: Joanna Vogel
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Wendy: Sandra Payne
Doug: Lawrence James
Stan: Johnny Wade
George Redmond: Brian Jackson
Smith: Jack Hulbert
Iris: Louise Dunn
Miss Fraser: Christine Lindsay
Julia Preston: Polly Adams
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Howard Wilson: Jack Howlett
Miss Clandon: Joan Peart
Hennegan: Joe Lynch
Mike: Len Jones

: Open House

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

Helping to provide the entertainment: Larry Adler, Roy Castle, Mike Hurst, The Merseybeats, Tony Osborne and his Orchestra

People Worth Meeting

Picture Parade
with scenes from "The Finest Hours" and "Hide and Seek" by courtesy of Columbia and British Lion.


Presenter: Gay Byrne
Assisted by: Peter Haigh
Assisted by: Victor Brooks
Harmonicist: Larry Adler
Performer: Roy Castle
Guitarist: Mike Hurst
Band: The Merseybeats
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: Angela Goldsborough
Research: Penny Graham
Script: Tony Marriott
Design: Leo Austin
Design: Martin Johnson
Executive producer: T. Leslie Jackson
Production team: Michael Goodwin
Production team: Kenneth Milne-Buckley
Production team: Mark Patterson
Production team: Margaret McCall
Production team: Philip Gilbert
Production team: David Matthews
Production: Stewart Morris

: Line-Up

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


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

: The Great War: Part 5: This Business May Last a Long Time (Rudolf Binding)

Written by John Terraine.
A twenty-six-part history of the 1914-1918 War.
with the voices of Sir Michael Redgrave as Narrator, Sir Ralph Richardson as Haig,
Emlyn Williams as Lloyd George, Marius Goring, Cyril Luckham, Sebastian Shaw
Music by Wilfred Josephs
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
See page 43


Writer/Associate Producer (Great Britain): John Terraine
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Haig (Voice): Sir Ralph Richardson
Lloyd George (Voice): Emlyn Williams
Voices: Marius Goring
Voices: Cyril Luckham
Voices: Sebastian Shaw
Music: Wilfred Josephs
Musicians: BBC Northern Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: George Hurst
Supervising Film Editor: Barry Toovey
Film Editor: Norman Carr
Associate Producer (Canada): Ed Rollins
Associate Producer (Australia): Tom Manefield
Producer: Tony Essex
Producer: Gordon Watkins

: Mary Barton: Part 2: Violence

by Mrs. Gaskell.
Dramatised by Elaine Morgan.

Carson's mill has burned down, resulting in unemployment and starvation. Mary and Jem have misunderstood each other; and Mary has received a present from Harry. The workers' petition to Parliament has failed.
Recorded in the BBC's Glasgow studio


Author: Mrs. Gaskell
Dramatised by: Elaine Morgan
Music composed by: Dudley Simpson
Script editor: Michael Voysey
Designer: Seamus Flannery
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Michael Imison
John Barton: George A. Cooper
Mary Barton: Lois Daine
Hargreaves: Fred Ferris
Seaton: Bernard Severn
Hume: Jack Lester
Jem Wilson: Barry Warren
Aunt Alice: Elsie Wagstaff
Jane Wilson: Clare Kelly
Will: Brian Peck
Knobstick: Alan Lake
Job Legh: Joe Gladwin
Margaret Legh: Gwendolyn Watts
Harry Carson: Patrick Mower
Duncombe: Jack Allen
Duerden: Graham Rigby
Mr. Carson: Cyril Luckham
Parker: Reg Lever
Sgt Wilkinson: Kenneth Laird
Mrs. Carson: Eileen Dale
Sophy Carson: Linda Marlowe

: International Cabaret

[Starring] Juliet Prowse, The Brothers Four, Vic Perry, The Ted Heath Orchestra, The Heralds, The International Cabaret Dancers


Dancer: Juliet Prowse
Singers: The Brothers Four
Magician: Vic Perry
Musicians: The Ted Heath Orchestra
Musical director: Harry Rabinowitz
Singers: The Heralds
Dancers: The International Cabaret Dancers
Original lyrics: Ross Parker
Staged by: Douglas Squires
Devised and produced by: Buddy Bregman

: News

: Horizon: A Candle to Nature

Our changing view of the universe.

This programme explores the changing attitudes of science through two lectures, given more than a hundred years apart, on-the candle.
The first lecture was given by Michael Faraday 1791-1867 Fullerian Professor of Chemistry, Royal Institution, London.
There is no more open door by which you can enter into the study of natural philosophy than by considering the physical phenomena of a candle

The second lecture is given by George Porter born 1920 Professor of Chemistry, Sheffield University.
Look again at the candle in the light of what Faraday has told us... and the miraculous sequence of reactions which occurs in its flame. Surely it is now more fascinating than ever.

BBC-tv Science and Features presentation
A monthly series


Producer (First lecture): Norman James
Presenter (Second lecture): George Porter
Film cameraman: Ewart Needham
Film editor: Jim Latham
Studio direction: John Dutot
Associate producer: Ramsay Short
Editor: Philip Daly
Michael Faraday: Jerome Willis
Mr. Anderson: Peter Ducrow

: Match of the Day

from Wimbledon
Jack Kramer brings you the best of Wimbledon, with recorded highlights of today's outstanding match in the All England Lawn Tennis Championships.


Presenter: Jack Kramer
Editor: A. P. Wilkinson
Editor: Richard Tilling

: Closedown

and a look at tomorrow

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