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: The Conservative Party Conference

The first day from the Top Rank Centre, Brighton.


Commentator: Kenneth Harris
Commentator: David Holmes
Commentator: Ian Trethowan
Commentator: Harold Webb
Outside Broadcast Producer: Ray Colley
Editor: Noble Wilson

: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story is called 'The Tin Can Tortoise' by Anna and Edward C. Standon


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (The Tin Can Tortoise): Anna Standon
Author (The Tin Can Tortoise): Edward C. Standon

: The Conservative Party Conference

Further reports from Brighton.
(to 12.30)

: The Conservative Party Conference

Further reports from Brighton.
(to 17.30)

: Outlook for Wednesday: Clothes That Count: 2: The Dress and Jacket

Ten programmes for home dress-makers who want to extend their skill and keep up to date with fashion trends.

Including a dress and jacket for the larger woman, one for day wear and one for evening wear.
Brian Hoey introduces Michael of Carlos Place, couturier, Ann Ladbury, demonstrator
(Shown yesterday on BBC-1)


Presenter: Brian Hoey
Demonstrator: Ann Ladbury
Programme arranged by: Iris Furlong
Director: Bryn Brooks
Executive Producer: Beryl Radley

: News Summary

: International Athletics: The 'Little' Olympic Games

Highlights of Mexico City's 'dress rehearsal' for next year's Olympic Games. Among the Britons competing in the 'Little Olympic Games' which are taking place this week are reigning Olympic champions Mary Rand and Lynn Davies, and also Lillian Board and Ian McAfferty.


Athlete: Mary Rand
Athlete: Lynn Davies
Athlete: Lillian Board
Athlete: Ian McAfferty

: Man Alive: The Big Dig

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.
Reporters: Jim Douglas Henry, Angela Huth, Jeremy James, John Percival, Trevor Philpott, Desmond Wilcox

This week: The Big Dig
Two hundred people - women of seventy, boys of seventeen - spread over two measured acres of sandy beach and digging like mad through a hot summer's day. From time to time they had to be forced to rest, because their muscles, old and young, were driven by the hope that under the next shovelful of sand there might be a silver Maserati. or an E-type Jaguar, a Rover 2000, or a silver Cadillac, an ocean-going cabin cruiser, or a treasure chest containing £1,000, or any one of ten silver Mini-Coopers. Tonight Man Alive tells the story of the greatest treasure hunt ever launched in the name of commerce. It cost £150,000, and they called it 'The Big Dig'.
Report by Trevor Philpott.
See page 49


Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: The Vintage Years of Hollywood: A Night at the Opera

1935: The Marx Brothers in their most famous comedy A Night at the Opera starring Groucho, Chico, and Harpo Marx
with Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones, Walter King and Margaret Dumont


Screenplay: James Kevin McGuinness
Producer: Irving Thalberg
Director: Sam Wood
Otis B. Driftwood: Groucho Marx
Fiorello: Chico Marx
Tomasso: Harpo Marx
Rosa: Kitty Carlisle
Ricardo: Allan Jones
Lassparri: Walter King
Gottlieb: Siegfried Ruman

: After Many a Summer: Part 1: Jo Stoyte's Castle

by Aldous Huxley
Dramatised in two parts by Rex Tucker
Starring Stubby Kaye

Jo Stoyte, a successful and very wealthy American, still has one outstanding problem - his fear of death.

(Shown on Saturday)
See page 6


Author: Aldous Huxley
Dramatised by: Rex Tucker
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Douglas Camfield
Jo Stoyte: Stubby Kaye

: Newsroom

including a special report on today's proceedings at the Conservative Party Conference at Brighton
followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the world of television.
Criticism, Discussion, Diversion with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests.


Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley

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