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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: Part 3

by Geoffrey Chaucer
Adapted for television by Martin Starkie and Nevill Coghill

"The Pardoner's Tale... nobly spoken by Patrick Magee, this rose above the jolly level of the series and touched greatness" (Observer)
"...but by and large the result has brought a new appreciation to the illustrious works of Chaucer" (Yorkshire Post)



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

: Party Political Broadcast

On behalf of the Labour Party
(Also on BBC1)

: All in a Day: 2: The News

A series of six films which concentrate on a few hours of intense activity.

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 Jackson 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.



Producer: Mike Wooller
Director: Tim King

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