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: Play School: Ideas Day

Today's story is "Pybus and the Trumpet"
Written and illustrated by Hilary Hayton
(Repeated on BBC1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 pm)


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author/Illustrator (Pybus and the Trumpet): Hilary Hayton

: Closedown

: Training for D-Day: 4: Working Out the Bill

A series on decimal money for people who handle cash in their jobs

: Closedown

: Small Builder: Building to a Plan

A series for principals and managers of small construction firms.
(Shown last Sunday on BBC1: Booklet, see page 13)


Director: David Jackson
Producer: Michael Garrod

: Interval

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: The Craftsmen: Notes on a Harpsichord

To non-musicians a harpsichord may seem antiquated, tinkly and irrelevant. But more harpsichords are now being made than at any time since the 18th century. Philip Ledger, musical director of the Aldeburgh Festival and himself a fine harpsichord player, explains why this instrument, with its two keyboards, four sets of strings and seven pedals, produces a sound like no other.
But even after the most meticulous construction, harpsichords need expert attention. Malcolm Russell demonstrates some of the effects that a tuner can achieve when preparing an instrument for a special performance.


Subject: Philip Ledger
Expert: Malcolm Russell
Narrator: Frank Duncan
Producer: John Read
Director: David Cheshire

: The Money Programme

Money-the force behind so many of our actions: loving and hating, hiring and firing, living and starving, or just piling it up. The people, the stories, and the action behind the one commodity no one can do without - money.
Together with the Money-Minder - a regular feature with up-to-the-minute news of the Stock Market: the rise and fall of shares, the bulls and the bears. What is it all about? A weekly look at the investment world.


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Presenter: Alan Watson
Presenter: Paul Griffiths
Producer: Robert Rowland

: Look, Stranger: The Great Working of Steam Engines at Stourpaine Bushes

On the last Saturday of September streams of cars lined the narrow country roads around Blandford in Dorset, bringing some of the 40,000 people who came to enjoy this 'steam spectacular' - a gathering of some 200 working steam tractors, show-man's engines, roundabouts, organs, threshing machines and resurrected vintage farm machinery of all kinds.
Mike Oliver is the organising secretary of this unique charity show. We join him on a tour of the showground as enthusiasts raise steam to show the children and remind old-timers of that special combination of smoke, smut and polished metalwork which, barely half a century ago, was a familiar part of the country scene.
(from Bristol)


Subject: Mike Oliver
Producer: Peter Bale

: Show of the Week presents: Vera Lynn

with her guests Michael Langdon, John Lill, The Peddlers
The Douglas Squires Dozen
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra


Singer/Presenter: Vera Lynn
Singer: Michael Langdon
Pianist: John Lill
Musicians: The Peddlers
Dancers: The Douglas Squires Dozen
Choreography: Douglas Squires
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Musical arrangements: Alyn Ainsworth
Musical arrangements: Alan Braden
Musical arrangements: Max Harris
Musical arrangements: Alan Roper
Musical arrangements: Ted White
Script: Eric Merriman
Costumes: Linda Martin
Sound: Hugh Barker
Lighting: Alan Horne
Design: Lesley Joan Bremness
Production: Stewart Morris
Production: James Moir

: People for Tomorrow: A Certain Inner Bloody-Mindedness

A Certain Inner Bloody-Mindedness... is the attitude of Richard Harries in this series of films about seven remarkable individuals who believe that in the 1970s they can achieve something that really matters to them.

Richard Harries is a young Anglican priest. He teaches theology at Wells in Somerset, surrounded, he believes, by luxuries that are no longer necessary to the modern church. What really matters to him, as he prepares for the start of his own ministry, is that the church of the 1970s will become more and more involved in big social issues like housing, unemployment, racial discrimination. Christian love will not be enough. A certain inner bloody-mindedness is needed to get things done.


Presenter: Richard Harries
Producer: David Wheeler
Director: Harry Levinson

: World Cinema: Triple Bill: L'Annee Derniere a Marienbad

The second of three films directed by Alain Resnais
Starring Delphine Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi

Acclaimed as a masterpiece by some and derided as a hoax by others, Alain Resnais's second feature remains one of the most controversial films ever made. Scripted by novelist and film-maker Alain Robbe-Grillet, it explores in time and space a mysterious relationship between two people who may or may not have known one another intimately before.
(Is this the answer to the Marienbad riddle?, and This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Alain Resnais
Screenplay: Alain Robbe-Grillet
Producer: Pierre Courau
Producer: Raymond Froment
The Woman: Delphine Seyrig
The Man: Giorgio Albertazzi
The Husband: Sacha Pitoeff

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