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: Play School

A programme for children at home.

(to 11.25)


Storyteller: Nancy Quayle
Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Eric Thompson

: News

: Challenge Golf

A film series.
This week: Arnold Palmer and Gary Player v. Jack Nicklaus and Phil Rodgers
played at the Los Angeles Country club, California.


Golfer: Arnold Palmer
Golfer: Gary Player
Golfer: Jack Nicklaus
Golfer: Phil Rodgers

: Encore: Three Clear Sundays

by James O'Connor.

with Tony Selby as Danny
and including Rita Webb as Britannia, Glynn Edwards as Prisoner Officer Johnson, George Sewell as Johnny May

"In every way an extraordinary play... the strongest, grimmest, pro-for being insipid"
(Daily Sketch)
"The play achieved the shattering effect at which it aimed" (The Times)
"...glittered with comedy and tears, compassion and careful anger .. had me nearer to tears than anything I've seen for a long time" (Daily Mirror)
"O'Connor's underworld dialogue is the most authentic in the business" (The Observer)
(First shown on BBC-1)

Three Clear Sundays, which is about the events that lead a young man into the condemned cell convicted of capital murder, is in a very real sense the life of its author - he calls it his 'emotional autobiography'. James O'Connor thought about the play from the time he was reprieved from the condemned cell all through ten years on Dartmoor; and when he came to write it he poured all of himself into it. But although it is the story of a man who has suffered and feels outrage, it is compassionate, and even humorous.


Writer: James O'Connor
The harmonica played by: Harry Pitch
Lyrics: Nemone Lethbridge
Story editor: Roger Smith
Producer: James MacTaggart
Director: Kenneth Loach
Danny Lee: Tony Selby
Big Al: Dickie Owen
Porky: Will Stampe
Jimmy the Gent: John Blythe
Rosa: Finuala O'Shannon
Two prisoners in Black Maria: Wally Patch
Two prisoners in Black Maria: Ken Wayne
Prison Officer Morgan: Howell Evans
Prison Officer Johnson: Glynn Edwards
Millin, an orderly: Eric Mason
Jim Ritchie, a prisoner: George Webb
Nick Carney, a prisoner: Alec Ross
Britannia Lee: Rita Webb
Lou: Brian Weske
Joss: Griffith Davies
Abel: Glynn Williams
The Prison Governor: Kim Peacock
Johnny May: George Sewell
Robbo Robertson: Ken Jones
Chief Prison Officer: Edwin Brown
Little George: George Tovey
Father Cavanagh: Dermot MacDowell
Nobby Rogers: Jack Cunningham
Prison Officer Rice: Anthony Blackshaw
Dr Crosby: Anthony Woodruff
A Juror: Reg Lever
A Judge: Jack Melford
Albert Ketch: Howard Goorney
Charlie, his assistant: Ben Howard
The street-singer: Winnie Donavan

: The Golden Sound

Elizabethan Music from Hatfield House.
with Julian Bream (lute), Valda Aveling (virginals), Robert Spencer (voice and lute),
The Ambrosian Consort
Patricia Clark (soprano), Jean Allister (contralto), Edgar Fleet (tenor), John McCarthy (tenor), Christopher Keyte (bass)

At Hatfield House Queen Elizabeth I learned of her accession to the throne. Here, in the home of the Cecil family, are the virginals on which the Queen is said to have played: they are heard in this programme.


Lutist: Julian Bream
Virginals: Valda Aveling
Singer/lutist: Robert Spencer
Soprano (The Ambrosian Consort): Patricia Clark
Contralto (The Ambrosian Consort): Jean Allister
Tenor (The Ambrosian Consort): Edgar Fleet
Tenor (The Ambrosian Consort): John McCarthy
Bass (The Ambrosian Consort): Christopher Keyte
Producer: Antony Craxton

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Westminster at Work

Ian Trethowan looks back over the past week in Parliament and introduces reports on big debates in both Houses, questions to Ministers, significant moves behind the scenes, and the effects of M.P.s' work inside and outside Westminster.
with the BBC's Parliamentary and Political News Staff.


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Editor: Michael Balkwill

: Late Night Line-Up

Round off the day with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Nicholas Tresilian, Joan Bakewell and tonight's guests.


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

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