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: Play School: Useful Box Day

Today's story is about Sir Francis Chichester sailing around the world
Presenters this week Julie Stevens, Gordon Clyde


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Gordon Clyde

: Closedown

: New Heavens, New Earth: 8: Those Barbarian People

Ten programmes about Europe's discovery of the outside world.

Drawings were the only record that 16th-century Europeans had of what the North American Indian looked like. How reliable was the evidence of other men's eyes? And how much did the picture change as the Indians became more familiar?


Director: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Howard Smith

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight Peter Woods
with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Michael Sullivan, David Tindall,
Richard Whitmore and the correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
including the BBC Campaign Report
Michael Barratt and Ludovic Kennedy present the news and opinions of the General Election Campaign
and Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods
Reporter: Martin Bell
Reporter: Michael Blakey
Reporter: Michael Clayton
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Reporter: David Tindall
Reporter: Richard Whitmore
Presenter (BBC Campaign Report): Michael Barratt
Presenter (BBC Campaign Report): Ludovic Kennedy

: The High Chaparral: Alliance

The High Chaparral is the home of a pioneer family in the newly won West; is the prize the settlers must hold against outlaws and Indians; and spells adventure in the wild Arizona territory of 1870.

It's excitement and action in real cowboy and Indian style when notorious gunfighter Johnny Ringo is hired by the Army to track down an Apache who killed a scout and threatens to start a full-scale war.


Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue: Mark Slade
Manoli to: Henry Darrow
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Johnny Ringo: Robert Viharo
Keono: Kahana
Tularosa: X Brands
Major Ramsey: Donald Buka

: The Family of Man: Weddings

Pigs in New Guinea, cows in Botswana, pots and pans in the hills of India - all different forms of the same thing, what we would call wedding presents.
The Family of Man takes five different weddings and compares the way that people go about celebrating them in five very different places: Colne, Lancashire; Esher, Surrey; Andheri in the hills of north India; Khegudi in northern Botswana, and Buk in the Western Highlands of New Guinea.
All the weddings have a ritual element, all have some kind of a party attached to them and all - even the white weddings of Esher and Colne - tend to be charged with fertility symbols which nobody really understands. All the weddings also have one other vital thing in common - they all cost big money.
Written and produced by John Percival


Writer/Producer: John Percival

: Pot Black: BBC2 Snooker Competition

From the League of Champions tonight's programme features Rex Williams v John Spencer
Both players won their first two games and only 11 points separate their totals to date. This must be a close match!
Introduced by Alan Weeks
(from Birmingham)


Snooker player: Rex Williams Snooker player: John Spencer
Presenter: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Reg Perrin
Production: Philip Lewis

: Election Broadcast: A Better Tomorrow

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

: Yesterday's Witness: Two Victorian Girls

Two women in their 90s describe their life as Victorian teenagers
'We never called ourselves teenagers - but we were certainly Victorians and quite proud to be it,' says Miss Frances E. Jones who in 1892, at the age of 17, trained as one of the first lady shorthand typists, and was hired out by her office at half a crown an hour.
Miss Berta Ruck, the romantic novelist, also trained in London in the 1890s. 'I was very glad I was an art student,' she says, 'for we did do things and see things and go about as well-bred, sheltered girls never did. In those days, the thing to be was decadent...'


Interviewee: Frances E. Jones
Interviewee: Berta Ruck
Producer: Stephen Peet

: News Summary

plus the BBC Campaign Report and Weather

: Line-Up: Monday

Talk, argument, people, diversion with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guest Joan Plowright


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Guest: Joan Plowright
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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