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: Play School: Useful Box Day

Today's story is "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak
Presenters this week Carol Chell, Johnny Ball


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (Where the Wild Things Are): Maurice Sendak

: Closedown

: Penny Princess

Starring Yolande Donlan, Dirk Bogarde

A young New York store assistant inherits a small European state, becomes a princess, and sets about putting the country's economy straight, in this light comedy film for a holiday afternoon.
(Philip Jenkinson writes on page V)


Writer/Director: Val Guest
Lindy Smith: Yolande Donlan
Tony Craig: Dirk Bogarde
Selby: A.E. Matthews
Chancellor (Cobbler): Edwin Styles
Minister of Finance (Blacksmith): Reginald Beckwith
Burgomaster (Policeman): Kynaston Reeves

: Closedown

: 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
and Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods
Reporter: Martin Bell
Reporter: Michael Blakey
Reporter: Michael Clayton
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Reporter: David Tindall
Reporter: Richard Whitmore

: Lancer: The Kid

A young orphaned boy is determined to avenge his father's murder. To help him, Johnny Lancer reverts to his old life as Johnny Madrid - outlaw and gunman.


Johnny: James Stacy
Murdoch: Andrew Duggan
Scott: Wayne Maunder
Teresa: Elizabeth Baur
Jelly: Paul Brinegar
Andy: Bill Mumy
Toby Jencks: Bert Freed
Dan Marvin: Richard X Slattery

: Horizon: Crown of Thorns

This week's programme in the series on Man and Science Today.

A quarter of the coral of Australia's Great Barrier Reef is dead, and in at least 13 Pacific islands it's dying. What is probably the greatest undersea plague in history is killing this wonder of nature.
The Crown of Thorns starfish used to live in harmonious balance with its surroundings but, over the last few years, it has exploded into herds that graze - and kill - the coral.
This film, made by both Australians and Americans on the Great Barrier Reef and the Pacific Islands, includes not only the story of the starfish but also quite extraordinarily beautiful film of the other creatures that will die if the coral goes.


Narrator: Dudley Foster
Presented by: Mick Rhodes

: One More Time!

A non-stop sing-in of familiar tunes with Kiki Dee, Heathmore, Lois Jane, 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
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Anglesey Climb: The Spider's Web

This afternoon on BBC1 outside broadcast colour cameras followed the attempts of six men and one woman to assault Craig Gogarth - a 350-ft cliff rising straight out of the sea on Holy Island, North Wales. By now it is hoped that they will have safely reached the top and Christopher Brasher looks back at the most difficult and dramatic sections of their climb.
(Cover story: see pages 46-48)


Presenter: Christopher Brasher
Producer: Philip S. Gilbert
Producer: Alan Chivers

: Yesterday's Witness: The Cramlington Train Wreckers

Forty-four years ago some miners went to prison for wrecking a train. There were many acts of sabotage during the General Strike, but this was one that came within inches of disaster. Most people saw it as an act of irresponsible lunacy, but the surviving miners still think they were justified.
As one of them says: '...we had to do something similar to what we did do, for to let the people see what we were getting. I would say we were slaves, we were getting starvation wages.'
With Robert Harbottle, Mr and Mrs William Muckle, Tommy Roberts, Arthur Wilson, Dr T. Snowden Blaiklock, Dr J. Hope Pool


Interviewee: Robert Harbottle
Interviewee: William Muckle
Interviewee: Mrs William Muckle
Interviewee: Tommy Roberts
Interviewee: Arthur Wilson
Interviewee: Dr T. Snowden Blaiklock
Interviewee: Dr J. Hope Pool
Producer: Stephen Peet
Director: Michael Rabiger

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