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: Compact: The Captive and the Free

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: Bob Stuart
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Stuart Durant
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Michael Ferguson

: Open House

Introduced by Gay Byrne assisted by Peter Haigh.

Helping to provide the entertainment: Catherine Boyle, Russ Conway, Tony Dalli, The Healey Sisters, Al Koran, Sylvia Sands, Sounds Incorporated
Guest instrumentalist: Kenny Baker
Tony Osborne and his Orchestra

People Worth Meeting


Picture Parade
With scenes from "633 Squadron", "Tarzan's Three Challenges" by courtesy of United Artists and M.G.M.

(to 17.30)


Presenter: Gay Byrne
Assisted by: Peter Haigh
Item presenter: Catherine Boyle
Pianist: Russ Conway
Singer: Tony Dalli
Singers: The Healey Sisters
Mentalist: Al Koran
Singer: Sylvia Sands
Musicians: Sounds Incorporated
Guest instrumentalist: Kenny Baker
Musicians: Tony Osborne and his Orchestra
Research: Nickola Sterne
Research: Liam Nolan
Research: John Dalzell
Research: Alan Haire
Research: Prudence Gearey
Script: Tony Marriott
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

with Denis Tuohy, Nicholas Tresilian, Michael Dean and the latest news including sports results.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Nicholas Tresilian
Presenter: Michael Dean

: Match of the Day

The best of League Football brought to you each Saturday at this time on BBC-2.
Kenneth Wolstenholme and Walley Barnes are with Outside Broadcast cameras at a well-known League ground to report on one of the top games of the afternoon.
Today's match will be announced on BBC-tv from 4 p.m. onwards


Commentator/presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Analysis: Walley Barnes
Producer: Alan Chivers

: The Great War: Part 13: The Devil is coming... (German Soldier)

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 Douglas Haig, Emlyn Williams as Lloyd George and 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 (Douglas Haig): Sir Ralph Richardson
Voice (Lloyd George): Emlyn Williams
Voices: Marius Goring
Voices: Cyril Luckham
Voices: Sebastian Shaw
Music: Wilfred Josephs
[Music] played by: The BBC Northern Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: George Hurst
Supervising film editor: Barry Toovey
Film editor: Ian Callaway
Associate Producer (Canada): Ed Rollins
Associate Producer (Australia): Tom Manefield
Producer: Tony Essex
Producer: Gordon Watkins

: Judith Paris: Part 2: Madame Paris

by Hugh Walpole.
dramatised by Constance Cox.
Georges Paris, after becoming a leader of a band of smugglers and after buying a farm at Watendlath, has proposed marriage to Judith.
Recorded in the BBC's Glasgow studio


Author: Hugh Walpole
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Fight arranger: John Greenwood
Dances arranged by: Marjory Middleton
Music composed and conducted by: John Hotchkis
Script editor: Michael Voysey
Designer: Helen Rae
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Joan Craft
Judith: Nyree Dawn Porter
Charlie Watson: Geoffrey Wearing
Georges: Edward Brayshaw
Reuben: Harold Innocent
Osbaldistone: Bryon O'Leary
Francis: Michael Gwynn
Will: John Humphry
Christabel: Phyllida Law
Footman: Arthur Boland
Carey Rockage: Ian Gilmour
Maria Rockage: Cicely Paget-Bowman
Jennifer Cards: Petra Davies
Guest at hall: Maud Risdon
Guest at hall: Ogilvie Crombie
Guest at hall: Anne Raitt
Stane: Michael McClain
Tom Fenton: John Greenwood
Lieutenant: Leon Eagles
Harvester: Arthur Boland
Harvester: Anne Raitt
Old Stane: Francis de Wolff

: Dora Bryan

entertains with songs and sketches from revues and musicals in which she has starred.
Also appearing: John Hewer and Gwendolyn Watts


Entertainer: Dora Bryan
Performer: John Hewer
Performer: Gwendolyn Watts
Sketches: Arthur MacRae
Sketches: Alan Melville
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Musical associate and orchestrations: Dennis Wilson
Musical numbers staged by: Alfred Rodrigues
Designer: Keith Norman
Producer: James Gilbert

: News

: Horizon: The Air of Science

Our changing view of the universe.

Profile of a laboratory
"Facts are the air of science", declared the famous Russian physiologist Pavlov.
Laboratories are where most of the facts are gathered. What goes on inside a big science laboratory? What do scientists worry about?
Horizon went to the biggest laboratory of its kind in the Commonwealth, the National Institute for Medical Research, to meet the Director of the laboratory, Dr. P.B. Medawar, and some of the 550 men and women who breathe the air of science.
BBC-tv Science and Features presentation
A monthly series


Subject: Dr. P.B. Medawar
Cameraman: Charles Tookey
Sound recordist: John Evans
Film editor: Eddie Montague
Producer: Ramsay Short
Series editor: Gordon Rattray Taylor

: Let Me Speak: Anarchism

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

This week: Anarchism
"I object to the idea of authority on principle. I refuse to accept that anybody, however knowledgeable or virtuous, should give me, or anyone else, orders... Anarchists wish to replace the state and class domination by a free and classless society where people take decisions together; and we live in a real community".


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

: Closedown

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