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: Play School: Pets Day

Today's story is "Thomas Tidies Up" by Gunilla Wolde

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.20 pm)


Author (Thomas Tidies Up): Gunilla Wolde
Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: Hardy Heating International: 8: Sending Products Abroad

Export documentation puts more people off exporting than any other single factor. How can it be simplified?
with Paul Grist, Raymond Mason, Ivan Beavis, Roy Spencer, Reg Whitehead, Renu Setna, Valerie Georgeson
Introduced by Brian Jackson


Presenter: Brian Jackson
Dramatist: Roger Dixon
Director: John Groom
Producer: Paul Ellis
David Roberts: Paul Grist
Jack Hardy: Raymond Mason
Sam Howell: Ivan Beavis
Steve Gibbons: Roy Spencer
Oliver Worthington: Reg Whitehead
Mr Raslin: Renu Setna
Hilda Sutton: Valerie Georgeson

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Man Alive: Love on the Dole

Reporters Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Gillian Strickland, Denis Tuohy, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

In the bad old days of mass unemployment, they used to say that love went out of the window when poverty came through the front door. Another cliche: all that lovers need is each other and two can live as cheaply as one. Today, as giant industries again flounder and it seems that no one's job is absolutely secure, what would the modern romantics say in a materialistic world of money-worship and hire-purchase commitments?
For men of craft and skill and integrity the dole can mean more than material hardship. Nobody really starves on social security today - but the soul can be damaged, the spirit corroded. When no one knows if he - or she - will be next to join the dole queue, what happens to the quality of marriage, the atmosphere of family, a man and his children, wedding plans for two, a blossoming courtship? When the bread-winner gets the sack, can love survive on the dole?



Director: Charlie Squires
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Pot Black: BBC2 Snooker Competition

From the League of Champions tonight featuring Jack Rea v Gary Owen
Owen, through to the semi-finals, attempts to make it three wins in a row, against the Irish champion.
Introduced by Alan Weeks

(from Birmingham)


Snooker Player: Jack Rea
Snooker Player: Gary Owen
Referee: Sydney Lee
Presenter: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Jim Dumighan
Producer: Reg Perrin

: Out of the Unknown: Deathday

by Brian Hayles
from the novel by Angus Hall
with Robert Lang as Adam Crosse, John Ronane as Quilter and Lynn Farleigh as Lydia Crosse

Adam Crosse appears to be a normal, well-integrated member of society, but in fact his marriage is a failure; he is a hypochondriac and tranquilliser addict, needing only one final nudge to push him over the edge. One morning, his wife tells him she has a lover...



Writer: Brian Hayles
Author (Deathday): Angus Hall
Script Editor: Roger Parkes
Designer: John Stout
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Raymond Menmuir
Adam Crosse: Robert Lang
Quilter: John Ronane
Lydia Crosse: Lynn Farleigh
Postman: Roy Evans
Stanley Hudson: Lindsay Campbell
Dorothy Hudson: Valerie Lush
Det Chief Insp Schofield: Simon Merrick
Det-Sgt Roberts: Leslie Schofield
Joanne: Susan Glanville
Arnold: Douglas Wells
Telephone operator: Gina Manicom
Newsreader: Tim Gudgin

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party
(Also on BBC1)

: Yesterday's Witness: Downhill All the Way

Ski-ing in Switzerland today is big business, from nursery slopes to Olympic Gold Medals, but it wasn't the Swiss who started it. It all began with an English Methodist Minister and a Public Schools Winter Sports Club, some 70 years ago.
Narrated by Roger Snowdon.



Narrator: Roger Snowdon
Producer: Patricia Meehan

: Doubts and Certainties

"Punishment never cured anybody. The only way to cure children is to approve of them."
"I never despair of any child. I'm pessimistic about humanity very often, but I'm never pessimistic about a child."
A.S. Neill, for 50 years Headmaster of Summerhill, known as that 'frightful school' where pupils attend lessons only when they want to, talks to Oliver Hunkin


Interviewee: A.S. Neill
Interviewer: Oliver Hunkin

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