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: Play School: Useful Box Day

Today's story is "The Ugly Duckling" (Traditional)
Told by Ted Moult
Presenters this week Diane Dorgan, Brian Cant


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Ted Moult

: Closedown

: War and Peace

Starring Henry Fonda, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Ferrer
with Vittorio Gassman, Herbert Lom, Oscar Homolka, Anita Ekberg

King Vidor's War and Peace, which combines the story of Pierre Bezukhov and the Bolkonsky and Rostov families with Tolstoy's own version of Napoleon's invasion of Russia, is a truly international production.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Based on the novel by: Leo Tolstoy
Director: King Vidor
Natasha Rostov: Audrey Hepburn
Pierre Bezukhov: Henry Fonda
Prince Andrey: Mel Ferrer
Anatole Kuragin: Vittorio Gassman
Napoleon Bonaparte: Herbert Lom
General Kutuzov: Oscar Homolka
Helene: Anita Ekberg
Dolokhov: Helmut Dantine
Count Nicholas Rostov: Barry Jones
Maria Bolkonksy: Anna Maria Ferrero
Lise Bolkonsky: Milly Vitale
Nicholas Rostov: Jeremy Brett
Sonya Rostov: May Britt
Basil Kouraguine: Tullio Carminati
Prince Bolkonsky: Wilfrid Lawson
Countess Rostov: Lea Seidl
Petya Rostov: Sean Barrett
Platon Karatsev: John Mills

: Interval

: The News and Sport

and Weather

: Horizon: Wildlife - The Last Great Battle

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

Experts estimate that within 30 years - some say sooner - the tiger, orangutan and gorilla will have vanished for ever.
For each year of this century one wild animal has been wiped out. Despite game parks and nature reserves, the natural habitat of many of the great mammals is being destroyed for ever by poaching, political instability - and man's need for more and more land.
If this slaughter in the wild continues, we must preserve these endangered animals in zoos. But to breed sufficient numbers and establish zoo banks to ensure their survival would mean changing the format of zoos from "animal exhibitions" to breeding centres.
Can zoos do it? With a worldwide breeding record for gorillas of under two a year in zoos, just what are the chances for such species in captivity? Or is it the last great battle for survival?

"The programme was remarkable for some quite fascinating photography, particularly the birth of a baby rhino in captivity" (Daily Telegraph)



Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Allan Segal
Producer: Graham Massey

: Face the Music

Tonight in this quiz you can match your musical wits against Prunella Scales, Richard Baker, Bernard Levin
Chairman Joseph Cooper


Panellist: Prunella Scales
Panellist: Richard Baker
Panellist: Bernard Levin
Guest musician: Simon Preston
Chairman: Joseph Cooper
Production: Walter Todds
Director: Denis Moriarty

: International Golf: The 1971 US Masters

Harry Carpenter introduces highlights of the Final Round.

Billy Casper will defend the title he won last year in a play-off, and amongst his challengers will be four times winner Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. This year's overseas invitation list includes Gary Player from South Africa, Roberto de Vicenzo of the Argentine, Bruce Devlin of Australia, Bob Charles of New Zealand and Tony Jacklin, Peter Oosterhuis and Tommy Horton from Britain.
Presented in collaboration with CBS


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Golfer: Billy Casper
Golfer: Arnold Palmer
Golfer: Jack Nicklaus
Golfer: Gary Player
Golfer: Roberto de Vicenzo
Golfer: Bruce Devlin
Golfer: Bob Charles
Golfer: Tony Jacklin
Golfer: Peter Oosterhuis
Golfer: Tommy Horton
Edited for BBC TV by: David Kenning

: Lancer: The Lorelei

Jelly (Paul Brinegar, above) wins a gold mine in a poker game and leaves Lancer for the big-city life of a big spender. Then he sets up a mining operation that threatens to ruin Murdoch.



Johnny Lancer: James Stacy
Murdoch Lancer: Andrew Duggan
Scott Lancer: Wayne Maunder
Jelly: Paul Brinegar
Jess Barton: Anthony Eisley
Annie 'Gus' Guthrie: Winifred Coffin
Bertram Ames: Leonard Stone
Otto Spangler: Roy Jenson

: Late Night Line-Up

"It's bad not to do TV because they think you're dead. Trouble is, my personality was built for a 2,000-seat theatre, not a front room. My character has always been larger than life."
Jimmy Wheeler talks to Tony Bilbow


Interviewee: Jimmy Wheeler
Interviewer: Tony Bilbow

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