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: Compact: Moment of Truth

A series 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: Tony Williamson
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Stuart Durant
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Richard Martin
Chery: Jan Miller
Jeff: Horace James
Sheita: Joanna Vogel
Ben: Bill Kerr
Theo: David Swift
Julia: Polly Adams
David: Vincent Ball
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Doug: Lawrence James
Iris: Louise Dunn
Stan: Johnny Wade
lan: Ronald Allen
Smith: Jack Hulbert
Mr Partington: Peter Needham
Mr Lumsden: Kevin Barry

: Open House

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

Helping to provide the entertainment: Adamo, Catherine Boyle, Ludlow Dawes,
Al Koran, Dennis Lotis, The Merseybeats, Peter and Gordon
Guest star instrumentalist: Johnny Hawksworth
Tony Osborne and his Orchestra
People Worth Meeting


Picture Parade
with scenes from "A Hard Day's Night" and "Carry on Spying" by courtesy of United Artists and Warner-Pathe.

(to 18.00)


Presenter: Gay Byrne
Assisted by: Peter Haigh
Singer: Adamo
Performer: Catherine Boyle
Performer: Ludlow Dawes
Mentalist: Al Koran
Singer: Dennis Lotis
Band: The Merseybeats
Singers: Peter and Gordon
Guest star instrumentalist: Johnny Hawksworth
Musicians: Tony Osborne and his Orchestra
Musical arrangements: Tony Osborne
Research: Nickola Sterne
Research: Liam Nolan
Research: John Dalzell
Research: Alan Haire
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: Richard Evans
Production team: Mark Patterson
Production team: Margaret McCall
Production: Stewart Morris

: Line-Up

and the latest news

: The Great War: Part 10: What are our Allies doing? (Russian General)

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
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
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Voice (Haig): Sir Ralph Richardson
Voice (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: Pam Bosworth
Associate Producer (Canada): Ed Rollins
Associate Producer (Australia): Tom Manefield
Producer: Tony Essex
Producer: Gordon Watkins

: Witch Wood: Part 3: White Magic

by John Buchan.
Dramatised in four parts by Donald Wilson.
David has discovered hidden wickedness in Woodilee. He has spent a happy hour with Katrine before being attacked by the witches at their coven in the Black Wood.

Music composed by Thomas Wilson
played by a section of the BBC Scottish Orchestra
Conducted by Bernard Keeffe
Recorded in the BBC's Glasgow studio


Author: John Buchan
Dramatised by: Donald Wilson
Music composed by: Thomas Wilson
[Music] played by: A section of the BBC Scottish Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Bernard Keeffe
Script Editor: Michael Voysey
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Michael Leeston-Smith
David Sempill: Donald Douglas
Amos Ritchie: Hamish Roughead
Isobel Veitch: Madeleine Christie
Ephraim Caird: Paul Curran
Rev. Muirhead: Moultrie Kelsall
Clerk: Alec Monteath
Nicholas Hawkshaw: Roddy McMillan
Katrine Yester: Isobel Black
Mistress Saintserf: Ethel Glendinning
Marquis of Montrose: Fulton Mackay
Mark Kerr: Tom Watson
Sprot: Wallace Campbell
Pennecuik: Hugh Evans
Rev. Proudfoot: Alex McCrindle
Jean: Mary Riggans
Alison: Leslie Blackater
Rev. Fordyce: James Gibson
Spotswood: Ian MacNaughton
Janet: Frances Davison
Daft Gibbie: Campbell Godley
John Kincaid: Bryden Murdoch

: Ellington in Concert: Part 2

The world-famous pianist-composer-conductor
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
The second of two programmes recorded during a recent visit to this country.
Introduced by Steve Race.
(Duke Ellington and his Orchestra appear by arrangement with Harold Davison and Norman Granz)


Musicians: Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Presenter: Steve Race
Assistant Producer: Terry Henebery
Designer: Robert Macgowan
Director: Yvonne Littlewood

: News

: The Human Side: Families Without Fathers

Introduced by Bill Wedderburn, Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge.
Reporter, James Douglas Henry
with Professor Richard Titmuss, Mrs. Margaret Wynn, A Child Psychiatrist
See page 6


Presenter: Bill Wedderburn
Reporter: James Douglas Henry
Panellist: Professor Richard Titmuss
Panellist: Mrs. Margaret Wynn
Panellist: A Child Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Film Camera team: Tony Imi
Film Camera team: Tony Slater
Film Editor: Michael Hopkins
Research: Richard Broad
Research: Mary Hoskins
Film Directed by: Revel Guest
Film Directed by/producer: Paul Bonner

: Let Me Speak: Nuclear Disarmament

Young people face Malcolm Muggeridge in a discussion on their beliefs.

This week: Nuclear Disarmament

'We're tired of seeing the disarmament talks get virtually nowhere at all while more and more nations plan to get nuclear weapons. We're sick to death of hearing all those fatuous cliches about the Communist menace and the need for Western unity'.


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

: Closedown

and a look at tomorrow

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