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: Play School: Dressing Up Day

Today's story is "The Magician and the Thistle-wit" by Mary Law McGregor
(Repeated on BBC1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 pm)


Presenter: Johnny Ball
Presenter: Carol Chell
Author (The Magician and the Thistle-wit): Mary Law McGregor

: Closedown

: Britain's Role in the Seventies: 3: Superpowers Super Tankers

Britain has played a traditional power role in the Middle East, and still has major economic interests there. How can we promote and protect those interests in the 1970s?
Presented by Thomas Barman
with Rt Hon Michael Stewart, MP; Rt Hon Sir Alec Douglas-Home, MP; Rt Hon Reginald Maudling, MP; Sir William Luce; Rt Hon Anthony Nutting; Ian Smart


Presenter: Thomas Barman
Consultant: Wolfs Hendel
Speaker: Rt Hon Michael Stewart
Speaker: Rt Hon Sir Alec Douglas-Home
Speaker: Rt Hon Reginald Maudling
Speaker: Sir William Luce
Speaker: Rt Hon Anthony Nutting
Speaker: Ian Smart
Producer: John Eidinow

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight
John Timpson and Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
and Weather


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Floodlit Rugby League Competition: Castleford v Leeds

Competition for the BBC2 Trophy
Castleford (yellow with black trim) v Leeds (blue with white and amber band)
Castleford, Cup-holders and three times winners of the Floodlit Trophy, at home to the 1969 League Champions


Commentator: Eddie Waring
Producer: Ray Lakeland

: Jazz Scene

at the Ronnie Scott Club
Tonight: The Mike Westbrook Concert Band
Whilst he was an art student in 1958 Mike Westbrook first conceived the idea of forming a band to play the sort of jazz he believed in. He left college and came to live in London four years later, and spent the greater part of his time forming the nucleus of what was to become a powerful force in British jazz... Tonight's programme features Mike Westbrook's latest composition. Metropolis, based on his impressions of first visiting London.
Introduced by Ronnie Scott



Presenter: Ronnie Scott
Musicians: The Mike Westbrook Concert Band
Lighting: Hugh Cartwright
Sound: Graham Haines
Design: Lesley Bremness
Production: Terry Henebery

: Hollywood in the Sixties: The Ugly American

Tonight's film in this season of outstanding films of the past 10 years from the movie capital stars Marlon Brando

Brando, perhaps Hollywood's greatest acting discovery of the fifties, plays Harrison Carter MacWhite, America's new and inexperienced ambassador to a South-East Asian state. MacWhite's failure to distinguish between the desire for independence and Communist infiltration almost involves his own country in a major confrontation.


Screenplay: Stewart Stern
Based on the novel by: William J. Lederer
Based on the novel by: Eugene Burdick
Produced and directed by: George Englund
Harrison Carter MacWhite: Marlon Brando
Deong: Eiji Okada
Marion MacWhite: Sandra Church
Homer Atkins: Pat Hingle
Grainger: Arthur Hill
Emma Atkins: Jocelyn Brando

: Europa

Perhaps never since the Reformation has the Christian religion passed through such a traumatic time as the last 12 months. Roman Catholic priests openly defying their bishops over the Pope's ruling on birth control; another revolt over the celibacy of the priesthood. The Church's year of change as seen by the cameras of European TV.
Introduced by Derek Hart


Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: Anthony Chivers

: News Summary and Weather


: Line-Up: Tuesday

Talk, argument, people, diversion



Editor: Rowan Ayers

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