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: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

Today's story is "Desmond and the Fire" by Althea


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Colin Jeavons
Author (Desmond and the Fire): Althea

: Closedown

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: International Golf: United States v The World: Ray Floyd v Haruo Yasuda

After four matches of this 13-match filmed series the States lead 3-1.

Tonight: Ray Floyd (US) v Haruo Yasuda (Japan) at Killarney, Eire
Yasuda, first Eastern golfer to play in a US v World series, helped Japan to come second in the 1969 World Cup. He meets the 15-stone Floyd, a Ryder Cup player and former US PGA Champion, on a course which, with its lake and mountain background, is one of the most picturesque in the world.

Prize-money: $4,000 to the winner $2,000 to the loser


Golfer: Ray Floyd
Golfer: Haruo Yasuda
Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Assistant Producer: Bob Abrahams
Producer: Phil Pilley

: Wheelbase

Wheelbase covers the world of motoring

Tonight Barrie Gill reviews the 1971 motor racing scene. Meet the champions Graham Hill, Denny Hulme, Jackie Stewart, and John Surtees and see them in action against the all-conquering Ferraris of Italy in the South African Grand Prix and the Race of the Champions at Brands Hatch.

Gordon Wilkins reports on the car of the week, the new V-12 Jaguar E-type and Judith Jackson drives it on the long straight roads of northern France.
On the opening night of the New York motor show Maxwell Boyd looks at America's answer to the small car invasion from Europe and sums up the dollar prospects for the new £10,000 Rolls-Royce convertible in the United States.
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Presenter: Barrie Gill
Interviewee/Racing driver: Graham Hill
Interviewee/Racing driver: Denny Hulme
Interviewee/Racing driver: Jackie Stewart
Interviewee/Racing driver: John Surtees
Reporter: Gordon Wilkins
Reporter: Judith Jackson
Reporter: Maxwell Boyd
Director: Tony Salmon
Director: Chris Berry
Producer: John Mills
Editor: Brian Robins

: Hollywood Star Parade: Imitation of Life

Starring Lana Turner, John Gavin
with Sandra Dee, Dan O'Herlihy, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda, Juanita Moore

A young widow comes to New York determined to make a career on Broadway.
The glamorous Lana Turner stars as the actress forced to weigh career against personal happiness in the adaptation of a best-selling novel which is also concerned with one of America's foremost problems of today - the colour question.
It's a remake of the 1930s version with Claudette Colbert, Warren Williams and Louise Beavers, and started life as a novel by Fannie Hurst.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Based on a novel by: Fannie Hurst
Director: Douglas Sirk
Lora Meredith: Lana Turner
Steve Archer: John Gavin
Susie (age 16): Sandra Dee
Davis Edwards: Dan O'Herlihy
Sarah Jane (age 18): Susan Kohner
Allen Loomis: Robert Alda
Annie Johnson: Juanita Moore
Susie (age 6): Terry Burnham
Herself: Mahalia Jackson
Sarah Jane (age 8): Karin Dicker

: Late Night Line-Up

with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley


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

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