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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
Storyteller this week, Athene Seyler
(to 11.30)


Storyteller: Athene Seyler
Presenter: Phyllida Law
Presenter: Eric Thompson

: Line-Up

with Denis Tuohy
including the latest news.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy

: The Artist in Society: 1: The Middle Ages

Three programmes which set out to examine different aspects of the role played by the artist in society during a thousand years of European civilisation.
Introduced by Ronald Fletcher, Professor of Sociology, University of York.
Contributors include:
Andrew Martindale on 'Siena in the Middle Ages' with the recorded voices of Catherine Salkeld, Paul Ferris, Norman Pitt, David Swift.
Brian Trowell on 'Medieval Music in France and Italy' with Musica Reservata
Grayston Burgess and John Whitworth (counter-tenors), Daphne Webb (rebec),
John Sothcott (recorder), Michael Morrow (lute).
Glynne Wickham on 'The Chester Miracle Plays' with Tom Fleming as Abraham and Fergus McClelland as Isaac; also taking part: Peter Fraser, John Glen.
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Presenter: Professor Ronald Fletcher
Costume Supervisor: Dorothea Wallace
Lighting: Peter Murray
Design: David Jones
Producer: Victor Poole
Item presenter (Siena in the Middle Ages): Andrew Martindale
Voice (Siena in the Middle Ages): Catherine Salkeld
Voice (Siena in the Middle Ages): Paul Ferris
Voice (Siena in the Middle Ages): Norman Pitt
Voice (Siena in the Middle Ages): David Swift
Item presenter (Medieval Music in France and Italy): Brian Trowell
Counter-tenor (Medieval Music in France and Italy): Grayston Burgess
Counter-tenor (Medieval Music in France and Italy): John Whitworth
Rebec (Medieval Music in France and Italy): Daphne Webb
Recorder (Medieval Music in France and Italy): John Sothcott
Lute (Medieval Music in France and Italy): Michael Morrow
Item presenter (The Chester Miracle Plays): Glynne Wickham
Abraham: Tom Fleming
Isaac: Fergus McClelland
Also taking part: Peter Fraser
Also taking part: John Glen

: Brain and Behaviour: 1: Us and Them

A series of eight programmes which examine the links between mind and body in the light of modern psychiatric knowledge and practice.

How much do we differ from animals in our basic impulses? How much choice have we in the way we behave?
Introduced by the Director of the Department of Psychological Medicine, Guy's Hospital.
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Presenter: Director of the Department of Psychological Medicine, Guy's Hospital [name uncredited]
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Producer: John Drummond

: New Wave: 2: Francois Truffaut

Written and produced by Colin Nears.
Aspects of the French Cinema
A series of four programmes on the younger generation of film-makers in France.
Introduced by Olivier Todd.

"I think the only thing common to the films I have made is that each of them is about someone who's in trouble... I don't like strong heroes. I don't like supermen. I'm interested in people as soon as they start to have problems."
In this programme, Francois Truffaut, one of the youngest major directors of the new French cinema, talks about his work.


Writer/Producer: Colin Nears
Presenter: Olivier Todd
Interviewee: Francois Truffaut
Film Cameraman: Michel Menard
Film Editor: David Painter
Programme consultant: Richard Roud

: Jazz 625

Presenting Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band and Mose Allison.
Recorded at the Fourth National Jazz Festival held last weekend at Richmond, Surrey.
Introduced by Steve Race.
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Musicians: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
Musicians: Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Musician: Mose Allison
Presenter: Steve Race
Producer: Terry Henebery

: Newsroom

: Closedown

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