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: Play School: Science Day

Today's story is "Rescuing a Sheep"
Written and told by Norman Tyrrell


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author/Storyteller (Rescuing a Sheep): Norman Tyrrell
Pianist: Pat Smythe
Designer: Babet Haider
Script/Director: Ann Gobey
Producer: Peter Ridsdale Scott
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Heritage: 5: It Gets into Everything

A series of seven films on the threatened natural environment of Britain and its chances of survival.
Some of the chemicals developed for insect pest control have proved to be a mixed blessing.
Introduced by Peter B. Stone with Dr. K. Mellanby, Dr. D.A. Ratcliffe, N.E. Williams


Presenter: Peter B. Stone
Expert: Dr. K. Mellanby
Expert: Dr. D.A. Ratcliffe
Expert: N.E. Williams
Film Edited by: Greendow
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: The Jazz Age: The Assassin

by Liam O'Flaherty
Adapted by Hugh Leonard

Tonight's play is a fictional reconstruction of the murder of Kevin O'Higgins, a leading Irish politician who was gunned down on his way to Mass one Sunday morning in 1927. O'Flaherty, in his novel from which this play is adapted, explores the mind of a man who would perpetrate such a crime. The Assassin's anti-hero threw Ireland into an uproar. His motive is more than revenge and, in settling a debt, he understood that he had a far more personal one to settle with his God.


Author: Liam O'Flaherty
Adapted by: Hugh Leonard
Title Music: Ron Grainer
Costumes: Sandra Reid
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Gilchrist Calder
McDara: David Kelly
Landlady: Mary Allen
Barman: Des Keogh
Mooney: Paddy Joyce
Farmer: Declan Mulholland
Fetch: Joe Lynch
Woman: Eileen Colgan
Kitty: Rosaleen Linehan
Tart: Sally Travers
TumuIty: Dermot Tuohy
Policeman: Michael McEvitt
McShiel: Martin Dempsey
Jenkins: Desmond Jordan
Tynum: Rio Fanning
Carmody: Kevin McHugh
Victim: Gordon Whiting
Woman with dog: Pat McEntee
Lawless: Desmond Perry
Detective: Wesley Murphy
Man: James Fitzgerald
Singer: Patrick Galvin

: Wheelbase: Meet Me in Mexico - The World Cup Rally

The survivors of the Daily Mirror World Cup Rally were due to reach the Aztec Stadium in Mexico City two days ago. Over 140,000 in prize money was waiting for the winners at the end of six weeks and 16,000 miles of motoring through Europe and South America.
Tonight's programme covers the battle among the high peaks of the Andes between the French Citroens and the British Leyland Triumphs and Ford Escorts, the closing stages in the tropical forests of Central America, and the spectacular drive to the finish through the streets of Mexico City.


Director: Tony Salmon
Producer: John Mills
Editor: Brian Robins.

: World Cinema: Andrzej Wajda's Everything for Sale

A new series of outstanding feature films from more than 20 different countries
This week - from Poland starring Andrzej Lapicki, Beata Tyszkiewicz, Elzbieta Czyzewska

A middle-aged film director, trying to repeat a former success, lapses into indecision when he loses his leading man.
Andrzej Wajda's semi-autobiographical film marks his own comeback and raises many theories about his complex relationship with the actor Cybulski who actually died under the wheels of a train.


Writer/Director: Andrzej Wajda
Producer: Jerzy Bossak
Producer: Ernest Bryll
Producer: Jozef Krakowski
Andrzej: Andrzej Lapicki
Beata: Beata Tyszkiewicz
Ela: Elzbieta Czyzewska
Daniel: Daniel Olbrychski

: Line-Up

Michael Dean looks back over the week with William Rushton, James Cameron and other people, other views


Presenter: Michael Dean
Guest: William Rushton
Guest: James Cameron
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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