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: Play School: Science Day

Today's story is 'The Big Fish'
In the story chair Julian D'Albie

(Repeated on BBC1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 pm)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Storyteller: Julian D'Albie
Pianist: Paul Reade
Graphics: Carol Jones
Scriptwriter: Catherine Gavin
Director: Peter Wiltshire
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: What are the Facts?: Measuring Fitness

When we feel particularly well we say we feel 'as fit as a fiddle.'
But what does fitness really mean? Can it be defined scientifically? Derek Cooper investigates


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Director: Ernest Begg
Producer: Michael Garrod

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight
John Timpson and Peter Woods


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Wheelbase: Fifty Years of the Bentley

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motoring
With Michael Frostick

This is the golden jubilee year of the Bentley. First built as a three-litre in 1919, the car soon dominated the racing scene at Brooklands and Le Mans, and won a reputation for speed and strength which survives to this day. What accounts for the Bentley's special hold on its admirers? Has its importance been over-rated? Why did the Bentley company crash in the 1930s? S.C.H. Davis recalls what it was like to drive a Bentley to victory. The President of the Bentley Drivers' Club, Stanley Sedgwick, speaks for the Bentley owner today; and, from his home at Shamley Green in Surrey, W.O. Bentley looks back over the stormy history of the car which bears his name.



Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Reporter: Michael Frostick
Interviewee: S.C.H. Davis
Interviewee: Stanley Sedgwick
Interviewee: W.O. Bentley
Director: Tony Salmon
Director: Chris Berry
Producer: Brian Robins

: The First Churchills: Part 2: Bridals

by Donald Wilson
Starring John Neville, Susan Hampshire, James Villiers and John Standing

In 1675 a masque was performed at the Court of Charles II at Whitehall; and there the young soldier John Churchill, Groom of the Bedchamber to the King's brother, fell in love with a pretty lady-in-waiting, Sarah Jennings
(Shown on Saturday)


Writer: Donald Wilson
John Churchill: John Neville
Sidney Godolphin: John Standing
Sarah Jennings: Susan Hampshire
Charles II: James Villiers

: The French Cinema: The War is Over (La Guerre est Finie)

starring Yves Montand, Ingrid Thulin
with Genevieve Bujold
Twenty-five years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, professional revolutionaries based in Paris still risk their lives trying to incite the workers against the Franco regime.
This series of feature films reflects some of the finest work of many of France's most famous and talented directors and artists


Screenplay: Jorge Semprun
Director: Alain Resnais
Producer: Alain Queffelean
Diego: Yves Montand
Marianne: Ingrid Thulin
Nadine: Genevieve Bujold
Roberto: Paul Crauchet
Ramon: Jean Bouise
The Chief: Jean Daste
Jude: Dominique Rozan
Customs Inspector: Michel Piccoli
Carmen: Francoise Bertin
Yvette: Yvette Etievant

: News Summary, Weather


: Line-Up: Friday

Talk, argument, people, diversion with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley


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

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