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: Play School: Ideas Day

Today's story is "Aunt Jessie's Hat" by Wilma Horsbrugh

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.15 pm)


Author (Aunt Jessie's Hat): Wilma Horsbrugh
Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Closedown

: Cricket: Second Test Match: England v India

First day: the final two hours of play from Old Trafford


: Closedown

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Canvas: 2: And When Did You Last See Your Father? by W.F. Yeames

Canvas looks again at some of the world's most famous paintings previously seen in the series 'First Eleven.'

Yeames's version of a dramatic Civil War incident has perhaps the unenviable distinction of being the most parodied of English paintings. The very title has become a joke. For years the canvas was hidden away in the basement of the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, and although it's now back on show it's possibly regarded more as a curiosity than as a great painting.
Roy Strong, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, discovers a version of Yeames's painting in an unexpected setting and explodes at least one of the myths that contributed to its popularity.


Presenter: Roy Strong
Producer: Leslie Megahey

: The Money Programme

Together with the Money-Minder, a regular feature with up-to-the-minute news of the Stock Market.


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

: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower from Crathes Castle, Kincardineshire (by arrangement with the National Trust for Scotland)

The gardens of this great 16th-century Jacobean house on Deeside were laid out in the 18th century as a complex of seven separate gardens all different in character. In this second visit Percy Thrower concentrates on three more of them.


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: Show of the Week: The Two Ronnies

starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett
with New World, Tina Charles and Madeline Smith as Henrietta

Madeline Smith is not the kind of girl a man would look at twice in the street. He would look three or four times and then run round the block so he would pass her again. Then swoon. (Anon)


Writer: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Writer: Spike Mullins
Writer: David Nobbs
Writer: Michael Palin
Writer: Terry Jones
Writer: Peter Vincent
Writer: Dick Vosburgh
Writer: Gerald Wiley
Arrangements and orchestra directed by: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Keith Cheetham
Executive Producer: James Gilbert
Producer: Terry Hughes
Comedian: Ronnie Barker
Comedian: Ronnie Corbett
Singers: New World
Singer: Tina Charles
Henrietta: Madeline Smith

: World Cinema: Peppermint Frappe

Starring Geraldine Chaplin, Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez, Alfredo Mayo

Charles Chaplin's daughter Geraldine plays both roles in this modern tragedy about a middle-aged doctor who tries to change his shy nurse into the ideal woman of his dreams.
Director Carlos Saura, whose films Los Golfos and La Caza have received critical acclaim throughout the world, is virtually unknown in Britain. Tonight's premiere presentation should help to establish his reputation here.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Carlos Saura
Ana: Geraldine Chaplin
Elena: Geraldine Chaplin
Julian: Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez
Pablo: Alfredo Mayo

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