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: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story is called "Smithson" by Valerie Pitts

(to 11.20)


Presenter/Author (Smithson): Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Brian Cant

: The Winter Olympic Games: The Opening Ceremony

Direct from Grenoble.
Competitors from more than thirty nations meet at today's spectacular ceremony in Grenoble as the Olympic Flame is lit to signal the inauguration of the 10th Winter Olympic Games. Outside broadcast cameras bring you the whole ceremony in colour via the Eurovision link.
Presented by the French Television Service

(to 15.30)


Commentator: David Coleman

: Bonjour Francoise: 14: La 'fiancee' du marin

Written by Michel Faure and Joe Cremona.
For absolute beginners in French.
With Francois Brincourt, Malon Pantera and Andre Maranne, Pamela Stirling
(Repeated: Saturday, 10.30 a.m. BBC-1)


Writer: Michel Faure
Writer: Joe Cremona
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Presenter: Andre Maranne
Presenter: Pamela Stirling
Francoise: Malou Pantera
Jean-Paul: Francois Brincourt

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson and Peter Woods
with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Tom Mangold, Brian Saxton, David Tindall, Richard Whitmore and the correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News. (Colour)


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods
Reporter: Martin Bell
Reporter: Michael Blakey
Reporter: Michael Clayton
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Brian Saxton
Reporter: David Tindall
Reporter: Richard Whitmore

: Life: It's A Dog's Life

Life ...in the animal world.

Why did man choose the dog to be his best friend?
What are the characteristics possessed by the Canidae generally that cement its bond to Homo sapiens so effectively? Are there any pitfalls facing our society when we choose to alter a dog's shape to suit our fancy?
A search to answer these and other questions relating to the dog is conducted by Kenneth Allsop.
with Devra Kleiman
Dr. Eleanor Frankling
Stanley Dangerfield
J.H. Frijlink
Dr. Desmond Morris
A Veterinary Surgeon

(from the South and West)


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Panellist: Devra Kleiman
Panellist: Dr. Eleanor Frankling
Panellist: Stanley Dangerfield
Panellist: J.H. Frijlink
Panellist: Desmond Morris
Director: Brian Phillips
Series Editor: Ronald Webster

: Crossword on Two

A contest between teams from
Eric Knight, Molly Harding, John Wallace
Norman Bradley, Ivy Dixon, Humphrey Lewis

Introduced by Derek Hart.



Panellist (Bournemouth): Eric Knight
Panellist (Bournemouth): Molly Harding
Panellist (Bournemouth): John Wallace
Panellist (Nottingham): Norman Bradley
Panellist (Nottingham): Ivy Dixon
Panellist (Nottingham): Humphrey Lewis
Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Man Alive: Daughters of America

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, Harold Williamson

This week: Daughters of America
The first all-film Man Alive of the new series - from the United States

The machine age has freed women in America as never before, given them time to be more than just housewives and mothers. They have become 'joiners' - Eight out of ten American women belong to an organisation or a society. Five out of ten belong to several. Now the hand that rocks the cradle, while it may not rule the world, can at least carry the banner, protest against government, and write to the senator. Organised women in America are a powerful force. Few men - and hardly any politicians - would dare to take them lightly.


Producer: Adam Clapham
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: World Cinema: Zazie dans le Metro

A French film with English sub-titles.
Starring Catherine Demongeot, Philippe Noiret

The gay adventures of a precocious child in Paris. (Colour)


Screenplay: Louis Malle
Screenplay: Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Based on the novel by: Raymond Queneau
Director: Louise Malle
Producer: Irenee Leriche
Zazie: Catherine Demongeot
Gabriel: Philippe Noiret
Trouseaillon: Vittorio Caprioli
Widow Mouaque: Yvonne Clech
Turandot: Hubert Deschamps
Charles: Antoine Roblot
Mado: Annie Fratellini
Albertine: Carla Marlier

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King and Sheridan Morley.

"At midnight in the silence of the sleeptime" (Robert Browning)



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

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