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: Compact: The Lady Vanishes

A series 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: Christopher Pemsel
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Michael Ferguson
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Mr. Lumsden: Kevin Barry
Julia: Polly Adams
David: Vincent Ball
Stan: Johnny Wade
Jeff: Horace James
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Rosalind Garner: Jennifer Wood
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Alan: Basil Moss
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Mr. Partington: Peter Needham
Ian: Ronald Allen
Doug: Lawrence James
Janet: Christine Pollon
Det-Insp Gillingham: Alan Curtis

: Open House

Introduced by Gay Byrne assisted by Peter Haigh.

Helping to provide the entertainment: Val Doonican, Al Koran, The Long and the Short, Valerie Masters, Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde, Bob Tray, The Yardbirds
Tony Osborne and his Orchestra

People Worth Meeting


Picture Parade
with scenes from The Moon-Spinners and Devil Ship Pirates by courtesy of Walt Disney Productions and Warner-Pathe.

(to 18.00)


Presenter: Gay Byrne
Assisted by: Peter Haigh
Singer: Val Doonican
Mentalist: Al Koran
Band: The Long and the Short
Singer: Valerie Masters
Singers: Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde
Performer: Bob Tray
Band: The Yardbirds
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: John Burrowes
Design: Paul Allen
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 11: Hell cannot be so terrible (French Soldier)

Written by Alistair Horne and Gordon Watkins.
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
To be repeated on Wednesday at 9.30
See facing page


Writer: Alistair Horne
Writer/producer: Gordon Watkins
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 (Great Britain): John Terraine
Associate Producer (Canada): Ed Rollins
Associate Producer (Australia): Tom Manefield
Producer: Tony Essex

: Witch Wood: Part 4: The Reckoning

by John Buchan.
Dramatised in four parts by Donald Wilson.

David has accused his Chief Elder of witchcraft. In return, the Moderator has charged him with treason for sheltering Mark, wounded in battle. Katrine has responded joyfully to David's declaration of love.

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
(To be repeated on Thursday at 8.45)


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
Film Cameraman: Alex Pearce
Film Editor: Louis Miller
Costumes supervised by: Anne Menzies
Make-up supervised by: Anne Donnelly
Script Editor: Michael Voysey
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Michael Leeston-Smith
Isobel Veitch: Madeleine Christie
Bessie Sprot: Joan Veitch
Jean: Mary Riggans
Alison: Leslie Blackater
Kincaid: Bryden Murdoch
Bessie Todd: Helena Gloag
Mistress Saintserf: Ethel Glendinning
Katrine Yester: Isobel Black
David Sempill: Donald Douglas
Ephraim Caird: Paul Curran
Sprot: Wallace Campbell
Spotswood: Ian MacNaughton
Pennecuik: Hugh Evans
Daft Gibbie: Campbell Godley
Mark Kerr: Tom Watson
Amos Ritchie: Hamish Roughead
Rev. Muirhead: Moultrie Kelsall
Rev. Proudfoot: Alex McCrindle
Rev. Fordyce: James Gibson
Clerk: Alec Monteath

: Joyce Grenfell

Fifty minutes in a company of two - accompanied by an orchestra.
See facing page


Entertainer/Original lyrics and material by: Joyce Grenfell
Music: Richard Addinsell
"Songs my mother taught me" arranged by: Viola Tunnard
Musical arrangements and orchestral direction by: William Blezard
Director: John Street

: News

: Writers' World: Rock, Root and Leaf

A programme conceived and written by John Wain round the theme of 'the immemorial' in the arts.
Poets, painters, sculptors, meditate today, as they have always meditated, on those things in our experience that are permanent...
The writing of David Jones
The poetry of Donald Hall, John Heath-Stubbs, Theodore Roethke, Dylan Thomas
The sculpture of Henry Moore, Jacob Epstein
The photographs of Bill Brandt
See facing page


Conceived and written by: John Wain
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Production team: Christopher Martin
Production team: Tristram Powell
Producer: Melvyn Bragg

: Let Me Speak: Humanism

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

This week: Humanism
"People must work together to try to make the world a better place for themselves if they can. We don't believe in following the advice of supernatural beings, even if there are supernatural beings, we don't hope that we can look up the answer in some holy book; we think that human problems must be solved in human terms".


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

: Closedown

and a look at tomorrow

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