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: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, George Melly.
Today's story is called "The Story of Mr. Punch"

(to 11.20)


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Colin Jeavons
Storyteller: George Melly

: A Case for Expansion: 2: Growth

Four programmes on different aspects of town expansion.

How difficult is it to attract industry? Can diversification be achieved? This programme considers the problems involved.


Speaker: Richard McDougall
Speaker: Donald Last
Presenter: Wyndham Thomas
Producer: Michael Bunce

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News.


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Master Class

Daniel Barenboim works with young professional pianists on six Beethoven piano sonatas.
Tonight: Op. 13. in C minor Pathetique
with Dennis Lee, Marlene Fleet
Op. 31 No.2, in D minor: April 16

None of the previous masters seen in this series has been an exponent of the most widely played of all instruments-the piano. Daniel Barenboim is well known to viewers (he was last seen with his cellist wife, Jacqueline du Pre, in the Omnibus programme 'Jacqueline') and though still only in his twenties, is one of the outstanding pianists of today. The students in his class, two promising young talents, Dennis Lee and Marlene Fleet, are studying a set of Beethoven sonatas.


Presenter/pianist: Daniel Barenboim
Pianist: Dennis Lee
Pianist: Marlene Fleet
Producer: Walter Todds
Director: Geoffrey Haydon

: Crossword on Two

A contest between teams from
East Sussex
George Heath, Joyce Patrick, Anthony Littman
James Jackson, Ida Moor, Roy Simpson

Introduced by Derek Hart.


Contestant (East Sussex): George Heath.
Contestant (East Sussex): Joyce Patrick
Contestant (East Sussex): Anthony Littman
Contestant (York): James Jackson
Contestant (York): Ida Moor
Contestant (York): Roy Simpson
Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Man Alive

Achievement... Happiness... Tragedy... Stress...
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, Harold Williamson



Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton
Reporter: Jim Douglas Henry
Reporter: Angela Huth
Reporter: Jeremy James
Reporter: John Percival
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Harold Williamson

: World Cinema: The Jester's Tale

A Czech film with English sub-titles.
Starring Petr Kostka, Emilie Vasaryova

A fantastic comedy, set at the time of the Thirty Years War. Petr and Lenka search unsuccessfully for the land where war is never waged. The film won the Grand Prix for the best feature and best direction at the San Francisco Film Festival.


Director: Karel Zeman
Petr: Petr Kostka
Lenka: Emilie Vasaryova
Matej: Miroslav Holub
Veronika: Valentina Thielova
Varga: Karel Effa

: 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.
"It takes 2 to speak the truth" (Henry David Thomas)


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

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