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: Play School: Science Day

Today's story is "The North Wind and the Sun" by La Fontaine
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith

(Repeated on BBC1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 pm)


Author (The North Wind and the Sun): La Fontaine
Illustrator (The North Wind and the Sun): Brian Wildsmith
Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Johnny Silvo
Pianist: Paul Reade
Designer: Janet Budden
Writer/Director: Leslie Page
Producer: Peter Ridsdale Scott
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Heritage: 6: Land for Leisure

Greater appreciation of the countryside is increasing the pressure on it to provide opportunities for recreation.
Introduced by Peter B. Stone with R. Boote, Professor P. Hall, Jack Longland and Lord Montagu of Beaulieu


Presenter: Peter B. Stone
Expert: R. Boote
Expert: Professor P. Hall
Expert: Jack Longland
Expert: Lord Montagu of Beaulieu
Film Editing: Greendow
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: Wheelbase: Four Wheels or Three?

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motoring with Michael Frostick.

A new British sports three-wheeler is being announced this week. Is there a future for three-wheelers or is this the end of a line that dates back to just after World War?
The first cycle-cars managed to combine the worst of both worlds in their search for speed and economy, but later Morgan saved the day with a fast three-wheeler that was one of the best cars on the road.


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Presenter: Michael Frostick
Producer: John Mills
Editor: Brian Robins

: Villette: Part 1: Crossing the Styx

by Charlotte Bronte
Dramatised in five parts by Lennox Phillips

Lucy Snowe, a penniless young woman alone in the world, has decided to leave England to seek employment abroad.
(Villette - study of a woman's loneliness: see page 11)


Author: Charlotte Bronte
Dramatised by: Lennox Phillips
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Moira Armstrong
Lucy Snowe: Judy Parfitt
Tom: Bill Cornelius
Boatman: James Appleby
Steward: Stephen Whittaker
Stewardess: Maggie Jones
Mrs Bretton: Joan Heath
Polly: Anya Gallaccio
Dr. John Graham Bretton: Bryan Marshall
Ginevra Fanshawe: Angela Richards
Englishman: Allan McClelland
Belgian: John Lawrence
Rosine: Mary Healey
Madame Beck: Mona Bruce
M. Paul: Peter Jeffrey
Fifine: Kim Goody
Miss Turner: Valerie Lush
Blanche: Georgina Simpson
Angelique: Chrissie Shrimpton
Isabelle: Elspeth Charlton
Zelie St Pierre: Elizabeth Wallace

: An Evening with Cyril Connolly

A personal choice of poetry and prose with Robert Hardy

Given before an invited audience at Lamda Theatre, Logan Place, London W8.


Presenter: Cyril Connolly
Reader: Robert Hardy
Designer: Dick Coles
Producer: John Furness

: Election Broadcast: A Better Tomorrow

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

: Music for a Royal Occasion

In the gracious presence of Her Majesty The Queen and HRH the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
A concert to celebrate the opening of the newly built Maltings Concert Hall, Snape
Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst, Philip Ledger conduct the English Chamber Orchestra leader Kenneth Sillito
The Aldeburgh Festival Singers with Heather Harper (soprano), Peter Pears (tenor),
John Shirley-Quirk (baritone)
arr Britten National Anthem
King Henry VIII Consort for wind
Byrd O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth to rejoice
Purcell Ode: Come ye sons of Art
Mendelssohn Adagio and Scherzo (Scottish Symphony)
Britten Tournament, Lute Song and Apotheosis (Gloriana)
Introduced by Richard Baker
(The Maltings lives again: see page 11)


Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Imogen Hoist
Conductor: Philip Ledger
Musicians: The English Chamber Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Kenneth Sillito
Singers: The Aldeburgh Festival Singers
Soprano: Heather Harper
Tenor: Peter Pears
Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk
Presenter: Richard Baker
Lighting: Harry Anderson
Sound: Vic Godrich
Director: Brian Large

: Line-Up

Tony Bilbow looks back over the week with William Rushton and other people, other views


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Guest: William Rushton
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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