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: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

Today's story is 'Sam at the Picnic'
written and illustrated by David and Guillemette Cox


Writer/Illustrator (Sam at the Picnic): David Cox
Writer/Illustrator (Sam at the Picnic): Guillemette Cox
Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: Medicine Today

A monthly series of programmes for doctors


Production: David Allen
Series Editor: James McCloy

: Closedown

: Making Out: Roger Dean and Martin Hunt, designers

Ten programmes which examine how it is to be an artist in Britain today - the job, the means, the people involved.


Subject: Roger Dean
Subject: Martin Hunt
Reporter: Magnus Magnusson
Director: Trevor Peters
Producer: Nancy Thomas

: Codename: The Quickness of the Hand

by Colin Free
Starring Clifford Evans, Anthony Valentine
with Alexandra Bastedo and Brian Peck

West misses his opportunity to abduct the scientist Rena Szarvos en route to a conference. He is compelled to attempt the oldest approach - seduction. But others have similar ideas.


Writer: Colin Free
Series devised by: David Proudfoot
Series devised by: Bill Hays
Designer: Don Homfray
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Viktors Ritelis
Diana Dalzell: Alexandra Bastedo
Philip West: Anthony Valentine
Rena Szarvos: Deborah Stanford
Sir Iain Dalzell: Clifford Evans
Desk clerk: David Simeon
Kirby: Barry Dennen
Josef: Guy Deghy
Gregor: Richard Heffer
Culliford: Brian Peck
Istov: Olaf Pooley

: One More Time!

A nonstop sing-in of familiar tunes with Kiki Dee, Heathmore, Lois Lane, Jackie Lee, Mike Redway, Tom Saffery, Andee Silver, Danny Street and the Fine Tooth Combs


Singer: Kiki Dee
Singer: Heathmore
Singer: Lois Lane
Singer: Jackie Lee
Singer: Mike Redway
Singer: Tom Saffery
Singer: Andee Silver
Singer: Danny Street
Singers: The Fine Tooth Combs
Musical Director/Arranger: Bill Shepherd
Compiled by/Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Hollywood in the Sixties: Wake Me When It's Over

Tonight's film in this season of outstanding films of the past 10 years from the movie capital stars Ernie Kovacs, Margo Moore, Jack Warden, Nobu McCarthy, Dick Shawn

A group of lonely and bored GIs posted to a desolate Pacific island decide to build a luxury hotel by the imaginative use of surplus war material.
American comedian Dick Shawn makes his film debut as the enterprising reservist whose hilarious activities turn the island into a tourist mecca - until Washington steps in! Mervyn LeRoy's 1960 production introduces a host of new Hollywood talent including Ernie Kovacs as the brash cigar-smoking CO.


Screenplay: Richard Breen
From the novel by: Howard Singer
Produced and directed by: Mervyn Leroy
Captain Stark: Ernie Kovacs
Lt Nora McKay: Margo Moore
Doc Farrington: Jack Warden
Ume: Nobu McCarthy
Gus Brubaker: Dick Shawn
Sgt Warren: Don Knotts

: Line-Up presents: Waking Dreams

A film about an unusual publishing venture in the heart of rural England. Two men, from widely differing backgrounds, show how and why they work at their strange partnership of poetry and photography.


Director: Ian Keill
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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