A programme for children at home
Today's story: "The House with the Golden Windows"
The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
followed by The Weather
by N.J. Crisp
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Valerie Murray
Guest stars, John Collin, Meg Wynn Owen, Brian Peck
A young woman lies dead in a country road in the early hours of the morning, apparently the victim of a hit-and-run driver. But something doesn't quite fit. She lived in the town - why would she be walking in the country at that time... in those shoes?... And what about the tyre marks?
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by Fanny Cradock and Johnnie Cradock
Johnnie Cradock gives his selection of wines, with advice on how to serve them.
A 40-page booklet 'Giving a Dinner Party' by Fanny and Johnnie Cradock has been published at 2s. 6d. Order through your bookseller, or send crossed P.O. (not stamps) for 3s. 3d. (inc. post and packing) to BBC Publications, [address removed]
The series in which famous sports stars talk about themselves and their sports against the backcloth of their own action.
Gary Sobers of the West Indies and Nottinghamshire, without question the world's greatest all-round cricketer, is something short of perfection as a captain. 'Unpredictable...' 'dogmatic'... 'obstinate' are some of the words used to describe his captaincy. But, on or off the field, Sobers commands respect as a cricketer and as a man.
This summer's Test Series revealed Sobers as a tired man, on whom the strain of almost continuous cricket throughout the year had taken an inevitable toll. Sobers admits this and talks frankly about his future: 'I definitely need a rest... because I cannot concentrate.' Have we seen the last of him as a Test player?
Tonight's programme examines his strengths and weaknesses and shows him both under the tension of play in Test matches and relaxing as a gambler who 'loves living.'
Also appearing: Lance Gibbs, John Snow, David Brown, Clyde Walcott, Denis Compton, Richie Benaud
a series of feature films reflecting some of the finest work of many of France's most famous and talented directors and artists
starring Martin Lassalle
Written and directed by Robert Bresson
A young intellectual finds that picking pockets provides the stimulation his earlier life failed to offer.
Robert Bresson uses a non-professional cast in this impressively' close study of an intelligent young man who deliberately takes up crime. Non-professional in the acting sense, that is; at least one member of the company, Kassagi, is a skilled and thoroughly professional practitioner of the art the film deals with, and since it was made he has served several sentences.
Martin Lassalle plays Michel, the bright youngster whose rejection of society coupled with a self-destructive drive moves him first to pilfer pettily and then, under expert training from Kassagi, to pick pockets; Marika Green touchingly portrays Joanne, the girl who obstinately insists on loving him; Jean Pelegri is a policeman seen almost as a confessor; and in a smallish part is Pierre Etaix, subsequently the actor-director of Le Soupirant, Yoyo, and other works.
Sir Maurice Bowra talks to Joan Bakewell
Some men devote the whole of their lives to scholarship. Joan Bakewell discusses with the Warden of Wadham College, Oxford, his life in China, Manchuria, and Oxford over the past eighty years. Sir Maurice, who has been Professor of Poetry, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, and President of the British Academy, also gives his views on students, Greek sculpture and literature, and the Russians and Chinese today.
The end of today in front of tomorrow with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests