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: Compact: Fact or Fiction?

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


Series creator/writer: Hazel Adair
Series creator/writer: Peter Ling
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Michael Ferguson
Janet: Christine Pollon
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Mike Hennegan: Len Jones
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Gary: Brian Miller
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Hennegan: Joe Lynch
Miss Fraser: Christine Lindsay
Smith: Jack Hulbert
Gussie: Frances Bennett
David: Vincent Ball
Ben: Bill Kerr
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Jeff Armandez: Horace James
Stan: Johnny Wade
Iris: Louise Dunn
Wendy: Sandra Payne
Miss Canning: Margaret Boyd
Maid: Joan Harsant
Mrs Bowyer: Sally Lahee
Chemist: Philip Anthony
Mandy: Hal Dyer

: Open House

Introduced by Gay Byrne assisted by Peter Haigh and Victor Brooks.

Helping to provide the entertainment: Kenny Baker, Catherine Boyle, Tsai Chin,
Ronnie Hilton, Stubby Kaye, Al Koran, Manfred Mann, James Younger, Tony Osborne and his Orchestra
People Worth Meeting
Picture Parade with scenes from What a Way to Go and Mask of the Red Death by courtesy of Twentieth Century-Fox and Warner-Pathe
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Gay Byrne
Assisted by: Peter Haigh
Assisted by: Victor Brooks
Trumpeter: Kenny Baker
Performer: Catherine Boyle
Singer: Tsai Chin
Singer: Ronnie Hilton
Comedian: Stubby Kaye
Mentalist: Al Koran
Band: Manfred Mann
Singer: James Younger
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: Martin Johnson
Design: John Burrowes
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: 7: We Await the Heavenly Manna (Russian General)

Written by Correlli Barnett.
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

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: Correlli Barnett
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Voice of Haig: Sir Ralph Richardson
Voice of Lloyd George: 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: Ian Callaway
Associate Producer (Great Britain): John Terraine
Associate Producer (Canada): Ed Rollins
Associate Producer (Australia): Tom Manefield
Producer: Tony Essex
Producer: Gordon Watkins

: Mary Barton: Part 4: Trial

by Mrs. Gaskell.
Dramatised by Elaine Morgan.

Harry has been shot and Jem arrested for his murder. Mary has gone to Liverpool to find Will who, she believes, can prove an alibi for Jem, but she has arrived too late.
Recorded in the BBC's Glasgow studio


Author: Mrs Gaskell
Dramatised by: Elaine Morgan
Music composed by: Dudley Simpson
Costumes: Kirstie Colam
Make-Up: Anne Donnelly
Script Editor: Michael Voysey
Designer: Seamus Flannery
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Michael Imison
Mrs Jones: Jean Alexander
Mary Barton: Lois Daine
Charley Jones: Peter Ashcroft
Jem Wilson: Barry Warren
Bridgenorth: Frank Crawshaw
Boatman: George Betton
Jane Wilson: Clare Kelly
Aunt Alice: Elsie Wagstaff
Sophy Carson: Linda Marlowe
Mr Carson: Cyril Luckham
Gardener: Michael Bird
Duncombe: Jack Allen
Captain: Douglas Murchie
Will: Brian Peck
Williams: Patrick Godfrey
Job Legh: Joe Gladwin
Sgt Wilkinson: Kenneth Laird
Clinton: Donald Eccles
Superintendent: John Dawson
Clerk of the Court: Howard Lockhart
Court Usher: Martin Heller
Judge: Ogilvie Crombie
Margaret Legh: Gwendolyn Watts
John Barton: George A. Cooper
Parker: Reg Lever

: International Cabaret

[Starring] Anna Maria Alberghetti, Pete Barbutti, Gene Reed, The Ted Heath Orchestra, The Heralds, The International Cabaret Dancers


Singer: Anna Maria Alberghetti
Musician: Pete Barbutti
Dancer: Gene Reed
Musicians: The Ted Heath Orchestra
Musical Director: Harry Rabinowitz
Singers: The Heralds
Dancers: The International Cabaret Dancers
Original lyrics by: Ross Parker
Staged by: Roy Gunson
Designer: Melvyn Cornish
Devised and produced by: Buddy Bregman

: News

: Writers' World

Authors talk about their work and ideas.

Introduced by Anthony Thwaite, Poet and Literary Editor of The Listener.
Tonight's programme includes:
Arthur Koestler in a filmed interview with Andrew Shonfield
Jessica Mitford talking to Elaine Dundy
Peter Porter


Presenter: Anthony Thwaite
Interviewee: Arthur Koestler
Interviewer: Andrew Shonfield
Interviewee: Jessica Mitford
Interviewer: Elaine Dundy
Speaker: Peter Porter
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Production: Christopher Martin
Production: Tristram Powell
Producer: Melvyn Bragg

: Let Me Speak: Moral Re-Armers

Young people face Malcolm Muggeridge in a discussion on their beliefs
Absolute Honesty, Purity, Unselfishness', and Love
These are the principles by which Moral Re-Armament intends to change the world.


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Designer: Marion Robinson
Producer: Stanley Hyland

: Closedown

and a look at tomorrow

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