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: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

Today's story is 'The Bad Bear' by Rudolf Neumann illustrated by Eva Johanna Rubin


Author (The Bad Bear): Rudolf Neumann
Illustrator (The Bad Bear): Eva Johanna Rubin
Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Johnny Silvo

: Closedown

: Making Out: Linda Blandford, Journalist

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


Subject: Linda Blandford
Director: Trevor Peters
Producer: Nancy Thomas

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight and Weather

: The Great Inimitable Mr Dickens

A biography of Charles Dickens based on scenes from his novels by Caryl Brahms and Ned Sherrin
With Anthony Hopkins as Charles Dickens
and Gordon Jackson as the Narrator
Starring Arthur Lowe as John Dickens, Vivian Pickles as Mrs Dickens, Sybil Thorndike as Elizabeth Ball Dickens, Nora Nicholson as Rose Emma Drummond, Stanley Holloway as Mr Vuffin, Mona Washbourne as Mrs Jarley, Dandy Nichols as Mrs Gamp, Freddie Jones as William Shaw, Patrick Cargill as Macready, Joan Greenwood as Maria Beadnell, Gladys Cooper as Mrs Ternan, Michael Wilding as Dolby
[with] Jenny Agutter as Young Maria Beadnell, Mary Hogarth, Ellen Ternan; Dorothy Reynolds as Mrs Roylance, Mrs Hogarth, Mrs Prigg, Lady Holland; Ken Wynne as Mr Ellis, Turnkey, Short, Perker, John Forster, Moncrieff, Servant; Gordon Rollings as Codlin, Mould, Ramsay; Jeffrey Wickham as Lammert, Blackmore, John Black, Doctors; Jocelyn Birdsall as Kate Dickens; Rhoda Lewis as Georgina Hogarth; Gregory Phillips as Smike; and Roland Pickering as Charles Dickens (as a child)
(See page 8)


Writer: Caryl Brahms
Writer/Director: Ned Sherrin
Costumes: Ursula Reid
Make-up: Penny Bell
Lighting: Bill Poole
Sound: Chick Anthony
Graphics Design: Colin Cheesman
Designer: Roger Ford
Charles Dickens: Anthony Hopkins
The Narrator: Gordon Jackson
John Dickens: Arthur Lowe
Mrs Dickens: Vivian Pickles
Elizabeth Ball Dickens: Sybil Thorndike
Rose Emma Drummond: Nora Nicholson
Mr Vuffin: Stanley Holloway
Mrs Jarley: Mona Washbourne
Mrs Gamp: Dandy Nichols
William Shaw: Freddie Jones
Macready: Patrick Cargill
Maria Beadnell: Joan Greenwood
Mrs Ternan: Gladys Cooper
Dolby: Michael Wilding
Young Maria Beadnell/Mary Hogarth/Ellen Ternan: Jenny Agutter
Mrs Roylance/Mrs Hogarth/Mrs Prigg/Lady Holland: Dorothy Reynolds
Mr Ellis/Turnkey/Short/Perker/John Forster/Moncrieff/Servant: Ken Wynne
Codlin/Mould/Ramsay: Gordon Rollings
Lammert/Blackmore/John Black/Doctors: Jeffrey Wickham
Kate Dickens: Jocelyn Birdsall
Georgina Hogarth: Rhoda Lewis
Smike: Gregory Phillips
Charles Dickens (as a child): Roland Pickering

: The Shadow of Progress

A dark cloud across the sun of civilisation.
Written and directed by Derek Williams


Producer: Humphrey Swingler
Writer/Director: Derek Williams

: Election Broadcast: A Better Tomorrow

On behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party
(Also on BBC1 and BBC Wales)

: Codename: Have a Word with Greco

by David T. Chantler
Starring Clifford Evans, Anthony Valentine
with Alexandra Bastedo and Brian Peck

Greco, an enemy agent, is planning a conference to form an espionage network of all the Eastern countries. Sir Iain's task is to find Greco and stop the conference taking place.


Writer: David T. Chantler
Series devised by: David Proudfoot
Series devised by: Bill Hays
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Ben Rea
Eckert: Raymond Mason
Culliford: Brian Peck
Sir Iain Dalzell: Clifford Evans
Philip West: Anthony Valentine
Diana Dalzell: Alexandra Bastedo
Bazna: Dudley Foster
Rogov: Roger Delgado
Harrison: Brian Oulton
Bailey: John Bailey

: Line-Up: Tuesday

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
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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