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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story is called "The Two Giants" by Michael Foreman

(to 11.20)


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (The Two Giants): Michael Foreman

: African Art: The Arts of Kings

This programme looks at various works of sculpture in wood, terracotta, bronze, and ivory-made to serve the divine kings of Africa.
Introduced by Raymond Kunene.


Presenter: Raymond Kunene
Script: William Fagg
Producer: Rodney Bennett

: 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.



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

: Wheelbase: Little Willie Nearly Won the War

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of the armoured fighting vehicle.

Tanks broke the stalemate of trench warfare at the Battle of Cambrai in 1917 and opened the way to an Allied victory. Since then, their role has been a matter for dispute. In the Second World War did our own generals make better use of this British invention than Germany and Russia? Could fighting vehicles have been more fully developed to save troops' lives?
Wheelbase reports from Bovington Camp in Dorset where the tank driver of today is trained, and the tanks of yesterday, among them the first British prototype 'Little Willie', have their own Royal Armoured Corps Museum.


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Director: Tony Salmon
Producer: Brian Robins

: The Money Programme

The decisions made; the battles fought; the power gained; the money made in the world of business and industry.


Commentator: William Davis
Commentator: Alan Watson
Producer: Andrew Quicke

: The High Chaparral: Sudden Country

The High Chaparral ...is the bid of a family seeking roots in the newly won West
...is the threat to the new settlers from Mexicans and Indians
...and spells adventure in the Arizona territory of 1870

A young and inexperienced couple's attempts to settle as neighbours to the Cannons totally disrupts the lives of all at High Chaparral.
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Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue: Mark Slade
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Creed Hallock: John Kerr
Meg Hallock: Jan Shepard
Jose: Robert Hernandez
Dave: Anthony Dexter

: The Portrait of a Lady: Part 5: Dissensions

by Henry James
A second chance to see this dramatisation in six parts by Jack Pulman
Starring Richard Chamberlain as Ralph Touchett

In spite of the disquieting predictions of her friends, particularly her cousin Ralph, Isabel has decided to marry Gilbert Osmond.
(Shown on Saturday)
See page 3


Author: Henry James
Dramatised by: Jack Pulman
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: David Conroy
Director: James Cellan Jones
Isabel: Suzanne Neve
Osmond: James Maxwell
Pansy: Sharon Gurney
Rosier: Cavan Kendall
Madame Merle: Rachel Gurney
Lord Warburton: Edward Fox
Ralph: Richard Chamberlain
Countess Gemini: Kathleen Byron
Henrietta: Sarah Brackett
Servant: Kevork Malikyan

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King, Sheridan Morley.

"The watch that ends the night" (Isaac Watts)



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

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