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: Play School: Pets Day

Story "The Pomegranate Home" by Ursula Daniels
Illustrated by Laurence Henry.

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.20 pm)


Author (The Pomegranate Home): Ursula Daniels
Illustrator (The Pomegranate Home): Laurence Henry
Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Closedown

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Bird's-Eye View: Eastern Approach

Scarborough... the first British seabathing spa. Bridlington... Charlotte Bronte saw the sea here for the first time - and wept. Grimsby... a great fishing port -a busy, noisy, thriving town; yet from the sea on a misty day it looks like a romantic Italian city.

When Stuart Hood was 12 years old his father took him from Montrose, in Angus, by sea to London. The Bird's-Eye View helicopter follows the route of his journey of discovery south: over the salmon boats, the red cliffs and abbey of Arbroath, the lighthouses, the islands and castles of Berwick and Northumberland, the black beaches of Durham, the beautiful lonely flatlands of Lincolnshire and Norfolk, the Suffolk coast of Peter Grimes, the birds and fisherboys of the Essex mudflats - and then into London's river.
Written by Stuart Hood
"Caught the flavour of Britain's most unfashionable, yet most haunting, coastline" (Daily Mirror)
"Admirable, perceptive, with its proper poetry" (Sunday Times)
"If any documentary could win converts for the east coast, this one - so splendidly filmed and narrated - is it" (Scottish Daily Express)


Presenter/Writer: Stuart Hood
Narrator: Gordon Jackson
Quotations read by: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Quotations read by: Gabriel Woolf
Producer: Jennifer Jeremy
Series Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Spoiling in the Sun: 3: Fiji

Johnny Morris visits some of the islands in the Pacific Ocean

"Cattle and men move at about the same speed and are ideally suited to one another. They work together in the sugar plantations." In newly independent Fiji, Johnny tours the capital, Suva, cruises in a catamaran on the rivers of the main island, Viti Levu, and visits the picturesque sugar plantations on the eastern side of the island. He ends his Fijiian jaunt in a tiny village, where the local men put on a 'war dance' just for him.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Producer: Brian Patten

: The Canterbury Tales

by GEOFFREY CHAUCER adapted for television by MARTIN STARKIE and NEVILL COGHILL Part 3
Cast in order of appearance: The Pilgrims
The Friar's Tale
The Pardoner's Tale
The Pardoner's Tale ... nobly spoken by Patrick Magee , this rose above the jolly level of the series and touched greatness
... but by and large the result has brought a new appreciation to the illustrious works of Chaucer YORKSHIRE POST
Music composed and conducted by JOHN DANKWORTH
Tales directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL f


Unknown: Geoffrey Chaucer
Television By: Martin Starkie
Spoken By: Patrick Magee
Conducted By: John Dankworth
Unknown: Dorothea Wallace
Unknown: Dawn Alcock
Producer: Ronald Travers
Directed By: Roderick Graham
Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Directed By: Michael Bakewell
Chaucer: William Squire
Wife of Bath: Barbara Jefford
Prioress: Marian Diamond
Franklin: Clive Morton
Merchant: Jeremy Young
Squire: Stephen Sheppard
Parson: Hugh Dickson
Haberdasher: Bart Allison
Dyer: Alan Lawrance
Weaver: Aubrey Danvers-Walker
Knight: Robert Harris
Host: Joss Ackland
Nun: Jeannie Fisher
Nun's Priest: John Cater
Summoner: Peter Woodthorpe
Friar: Peter Stephens
Pardoner: John Normington
Reeve: Timothy Bateson
Miller: Barry Linehan
Cook: Kevin Flood
Summoner: Geoffrey Bayldon
Yeoman: Peter Jeffrey
Widow: Ella Milne
Alderman: Ambrose Coghill
Madge: Karen Young
Bawd: Mary McMillen
Old Man: Patrick Magee
First Rioter: Clive Swift
Second Rioter: Wesley Murphy
Third Rioter: Oscar Quitak
Publican: Gerald Campion
Boy: Ian Lavender
Apothecary: Christopher Denham

: Party Political Broadcast

On behalf of the Labour Party
(Also on BBC1)

: All in a Day

A series of six films which concentrate on a few hours of intense activity.
2: The News
As far as BBC Television News was concerned, the morning of 5 May this year was just an ordinary day: Mrs Muscutt was to appear before a Birmingham Education Committee, Tom Jack son was to hold a press conference about the findings of the Committee of Enquiry into the Postal Strike, and Willy Brandt was flying to London.
But on this day too, seven film cameras descended on different parts of the news operation. To see how the reporters gathered the news, to see how the Editor of the day handled the news, to see what it was like to be in the news, and how all combine to make 20 minutes of Television News.


Unknown: Mrs Muscutt
Unknown: Tom Jack
Unknown: Willy Brandt
Producer: Mike Wooller
Director: Tim King

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