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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
Storyteller this week, Eileen Colwell
(to 11.30)


Storyteller: Eileen Colwell
Presenter: Virginia Stride
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Line-Up

Including the latest news

: The Artist in Society: 3: The Modern World

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: Anthony Burgess on The Novelist Today
with the recorded voices of Janette Richer, Drew Russell, Tony Bronte, John Woodnutt.

Alan Ridout on Composing To Commission
with Members of the Guildford Cathedral Choir Choir-Master, Barry Rose and Donald Francke (baritone), Noel Clarke (piano).

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith on The Cinema as a Social Force
with excerpts from Michelangelo Antonioni's "L'Avventura".
Excerpt from "The Wasteland" by T.S. Eliot spoken by Joyce Hemson.


Presenter: Ronald Fletcher
Item presenter (The Novelist Today): Anthony Burgess
Reader (The Novelist Today): Janette Richer
Reader (The Novelist Today): Drew Russell
Reader (The Novelist Today): Tony Bronte
Reader (The Novelist Today): John Woodnutt
Item presenter (Composing To Commission): Alan Ridout
Singers (Composing To Commission): Members of the Guildford Cathedral Choir
Choir-Master (Composing To Commission): Barry Rose
Baritone (Composing To Commission): Donald Francke
Pianist (Composing To Commission): Noel Clarke
Item presenter (The Cinema as a Social Force): Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
Reader (The Wasteland): Joyce Hemson
Lighting: Peter Murray
Design: David Jones
Producer: Victor Poole

: Brain and Behaviour: 3: Instinct and Reaction

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

What do we know about the child in its earliest years? How big a part does heredity play?
Introduced by The Director of the Department of Psychological Medicine, Guy's Hospital and by The Physician in Charge of the Department of Child Psychiatry, Guy's Hospital.


Presenter: The Director of the Department of Psychological Medicine, Guy's Hospital [name uncredited]
Presenter: The Physician in Charge of the Department of Child Psychiatry, Guy's Hospital [name uncredited]
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Producer: John Drummond

: New Wave: Aspects of the French Cinema: 4: Alain Resnais

Written and produced by Colin Nears.
A series of four programmes on the younger generation of filmmakers in France.
Introduced by Olivier Todd.

"I have tried to make films that could, in a sense, be compared to a work of literature; films which would give the spectator imaginative freedom in the way that the reader of a novel is free to use his own imagination... the film would hold his attention, yet his imagination would be allowed its own freedom to act, to weave itself in and around the images on the screen".


Writer/producer: Colin Nears
Presenter: Olivier Todd
Subject: Alain Resnais
Film editor: David Painter
Programme consultant: Richard Roud

: Jazz 625: The Dave Brubeck Quartet

featuring Paul Desmond (alto saxophone), Eugene Wright (bass), Joe Morello (drums).
Introduced by Steve Race.
This programme is presented by arrangement with Harold Davison


Pianist: Dave Brubeck
Saxophonist: Paul Desmond
Bass: Eugene Wright
Drummer: Joe Morello
Presenter: Steve Race
Settings: John Hurst
Producer: Terry Henebery

: Newsroom

: Closedown

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