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: Play School: Science Day

Today's story: "Desmond the Dusty Dinosaur" by Althea


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Colin Jeavons
Author (Desmond the Dusty Dinosaur): Althea
Film Editor: Jess Palmer
Pianist: Pat Smythe
Designer: Barbara Gosnold
Scripted and directed by: John Lane
Producer: Michael Grafton-Robinson
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

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: Europa

Each national television network sees the world differently from any other. How different these viewpoints are can be examined on Europa.
Introduced by Derek Hart


Presenter: Derek Hart
Editor: Ronnie Noble

: The Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross

by Heinrich Schutz
Jesus: John Shirley-Quirk (baritone)
The Evangelists: April Cantelo (soprano), Maureen Lehane (alto), Robert Tear (tenor), Don Garrard (bass)
with Charles Spinks (chamber-organ), Robert Spencer (chitarrone), Heinrich Schutz Choir and Ensemble of Strings conducted by Roger Norrington

The Seven Last Words which Jesus spoke as he died on the Cross form the central point of Christian meditation on Good Friday.


Composer: Heinrich Schutz
Jesus: John Shirley-Quirk (baritone)
The Evangelists: April Cantelo (soprano)
The Evangelists: Maureen Lehane (alto)
The Evangelists: Don Garrard (bass)
Chamber-organ: Charles Spinks
Chitarrone: Robert Spencer
Singers: Heinrich Schutz Choir
Musicians: Ensemble of Strings
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Director: Denis Moriarty
Producer: Walter Todds

: Ooh La La!: Dear Lady

by Sacha Guitry
Translated and adapted by Caryl Brahms and Ned Sherrin.
Starring Patrick Cargill as Michel and Fenella Fielding as Antoinette
with Guest artist, Francesca Annis as Christiane



Writer: Sacha Guitry
Adaptor/Translator/Lyrics: Caryl Brahms
Adaptor/Translator/Lyrics: Ned Sherrin
Composer/Conductor: Johnny Dankworth
Costumes: Joyce Mortlock
Designer: Andy Dimond
Producer: G.B. Lupino
Michel: Patrick Cargill
Antoinette: Fenella Fielding
Christiane: Francesca Annis
Maria: Pat Coombs
Henriette: Anne Cunningham
Guillaume: Leon Thau
First Gendarme: Leonard Woodrow
Second Gendarme: Bryan Hunt
The Usherette: Carole Turner

: Sunset Song: Part 3: Drilling

by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised in six parts by Bill Craig
Starring Andrew Keir as John Guthrie
with James Grant as Ewan Tavendale, Roddy McMillan as Uncle Tam and Vivien Heilbron as Chris

"But a worse thing came slow September dragged to its end. A thing I would never tell a soul. Festering away in the closet of my mind the memory would lie until it died."
(from Scotland)


Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised by: Bill Craig
Designer: David McKenzie
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Director: Moira Armstrong
Chris Guthrie: Vivien Heilbron
John Guthrie: Andrew Keir
Will Guthrie: Paul Young
Long Rob Duncan: Derek Anders
Chae Strachan: Victor Carin
Ewan Tavendale: James Grant
Mollie Douglas: Mary MacLaren
Mrs Munro: Mary Riggans
Kirsty Strachan: Anne Kristen
Munro of Cuddiestoun: John Grieve
Alec Mutch: Alex McAvoy
Mrs Mutch: Joan Fitzpatrick
Dr Meldrum: Paul Kermack
Uncle Tam: Roddy McMillan
Rev Gibbon: Charles Kearney
Gordon of Upperhill: Bill Gavin
Aunt Janet: Jean Faulds
Semple: Bryden Murdoch

: The Red Shoes

Starring Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Leonide Massine, Robert Helpmann

Michael Powell, with the aid of Heinrich Heckroth's superb decor, successfully fused fantasy and reality in this bitter-sweet story about a young ballet dancer who couldn't face the choice between her career and her marriage. Besides The Red Shoes, there are extracts from Swan Lake, Coppelia and Les Sylphides.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Decor: Heinrich Heckroth
Writer/Producer/Director: Michael Powell
Writer/Producer/Director: Emeric Pressburger
Boris Lermontov: Anton Walbrook
Julian Craster: Marius Goring
Victoria Page: Moira Shearer
Grischa Ljubov: Leonide Massine
Ivan Boleslawsky: Robert Helpmann
Irina Boronskaja: Ludmilla Tcherina
Livy: Esmond Knight
Ratov: Albert Basserman

: The Red Shoes


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