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: Play School: Science Day

Today's story is "Five Foolish Men" (trad)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Gordon Clyde
Pianist: Paul Reade
Design: Mike Porter
Script: Malcolm Carrick
Director: Michael Cole
Producer: Peter Ridsdale Scott
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods
and Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Take It or Leave It

The first of a new series of Television's Literary Quiz.

"He watched the last dusty, sunshine fade out of the court, and played with his ghost-dagger and rosary. The clamour of Benares, oldest of all earth's cities awake before the Gods, day and night, beat round the walls as the sea's roar round a breakwater. Now and again, a Jain priest crossed the court, with some small offering to the images, swept the path about him test by chance he should take the life of a living thing. A lamp twinkled, and there followed the sound of a prayer. He watched the stars as they rose one after another in the still, sticky dark, till he fell asleep at the foot of the altar. That night he dreamed in Hindustanee, with never an English word..."

Who wrote it? Do you like it?
Alan Brien asks Francis Hope, V.S. Naipaul, Hilary Spurting, Angus Wilson for their opinions and reactions to this and other quotations.
(Inside every panellist is a schoolboy dying to get out: page 10)


Presenter: Alan Brien
Panellist: Francis Hope
Panellist: V.S. Naipaul
Panellist: Hilary Spurting
Panellist: Angus Wilson
Reader: Peter Eyre
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: Julian Jebb

: Europa

Europa is a programme devoted to other people's television.
The opinions, statements, allegations, and refutations that Europe's 300 million television viewers outside Britain are seeing on their screens at home.
Introduced by Derek Hart


Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: Anthony Chivers

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Year of the Crow

by Lida Winiewicz
Translated by Rudolph Cartier
Starring Nigel Davenport as the Prisoner and Marius Goring as the Interrogator

When the Medici Princes usurped power in Florence in 1513, the Secretary of State of the Republic was thrown into the dungeons for alleged conspiracy and even tortured to reveal the whereabouts of the book he wrote against the new rulers.


Author: Lida Winiewicz
Translated by: Rudolph Cartier
Script Editor: Derek Hoddinott
Designer: John Wood
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Rudolph Cartier
The Prisoner: Nigel Davenport
The Interrogator: Marius Goring
Conspirator: Colin Jeavons
Executioner: Athol Coats

: Review

Erte - High Priest of Camp
For half a century one of the most extravagant, often outrageous, designers for stage and cinema has been the Russian artist Erte. In the 20s and 30s Harpers Bazaar, The Folies Bergere, George White's Scandals and movie queens like Joan Crawford were adorned by his exotic fantasies.
To celebrate his biography this week Erte, now 79, comes to the Review studio bringing fashion models and also designs covering a life's work. Also unusual film of the Paris and Hollywood where he worked.

Using pictures, poems, and music Review pays tribute to the great Hungarian composer Bela Bartok who died in New York 25 years ago this week - exiled and in almost total oblivion. One of his last works, the Sonata for Solo Violin, extracts of which are played by Gyorgy Pauk, speaks clearly of his homesickness and his fierce courage. Vladek Sheybal reads a poem on Bartok by Gyulya Illes


Subject (Erte - High Priest of Camp): Erte
Director (Erte - High Priest of Camp)/Producer: Peter Adam
Violinist (Bartok): Gyorgy Pauk
Reader (Bartok): Vladek Sheybal
Poet (Bartok): Gyulya Illes
Director (Bartok): Robert Vas
Producer: Tony Staveacre
Editor: James Mossman

: Late Night Line-Up

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


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Guest: William Rushton
Guest: James Cameron
Editor: Michael Hill

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