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: Play School: Pets Day

Story "The Lion's Concert"
Retold by Mabel Watts
With Diane Dorgan, Johnny Ball

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.15 pm)


Author (The Lion's Concert): Mabel Watts
Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: One in Ten

A singer and her songs Sandy Denny sings
' Next Time Around,' ' The North Star Grassman and the Ravens,' ' Crazy Lady Blues.'
Beside The Seaside
An aerial tour of the English seaside with Sir John Betjeman.
' A swooping seagull takes its flight
From Weymouth to the Isle of Wight;
From Cornish clifftops, wild and bare,
To crowds at Weston-super-Mare; The seaside seen as history - Bournemouth, Butlin's and Torquay;
'vhatever paddles, surfs or sails, Braves the waves or rides the gales -
A scrapbook made in summertime Of seaside joys in film and rhyme ' 50 minutes of sheer enjoyment


Songs: Sandy Denny
Director: Michael Appleton
Unknown: Sir John Betjeman.
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Spoiling in the Sun: 5: Western Samoa

Johnny Morris visits some of the islands in the Pacific Ocean.

'The tourist pamphlet... simply said Western Samoa was the best-kept secret in the South Pacific. A time-and-motion-study expert would go on strike here.'
Western Samoa is the only fully independent Polynesian nation, and its capital, Apia, is probably the smallest in the world.
Johnny wanders through the villages and plantations where he watches the collecting and preparation of coconuts for copra.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Producer: Brian Patten

: The Canterbury Tales

CHAUCER adapted for television by MARTIN STARKIE and NEVILL
The Pilgrims
The closing tales in the series were of fraud, alchemy, and love. And the dreamy, haunting essence of the stories was never so strong and so poignant DAILY MIRROR
Music composed and conducted by JOHN DANKWORTH
Tales directed by JOHN GLENISTER


Television By: Martin Starkie
Conducted By: John Dankworth
Unknown: Sheila Cassidy
Design: Norman James
Directed By: Roderick Graham
Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Directed By: John Glenister
Chaucer: William Squire
Canon's Yeoman: David Quilter
Host: Joss Ackland
Squire: Stephen Sheppard
Franklin: Clive Morton
Prioress: Marian Diamond
Nun: Jeannie Fisher
Nun's Priest: John Cater
Clerk: David Collings
Reeve: Timothy Bateson
Miller: Barry Linehan
Knight: Robert Harris
Parson: Hugh Dickson
Wife of Bath: Barbara Jefford
Merchant: Jeremy Young
Monk: Windsor Davies
Friar: Peter Stephens
Summoner: Peter Woodthorpe
Pardoner: John Normington
Manciple: Kenneth Ives
Shipman: Philip Brack
Haberdasher: Bart Allison
Dyer: Alan Lawrance
Weaver: Aubrey Danvers-Walker
Cook: Kevin Flood
The Canon's: Yeoman'S Tale
Canon: John Barrie
Chaplain: George Benson
Priest's boy: Martin Pilcher
The: Franklin'S Tale
Arveragus: Bernard Horsfall
Dorigen: Hilary Dwyer
Aurelius: Derek Seaton
Brother: Richard Hampton
Magician: John Rapley
Companion: Sheila Ruskin
Companion: Penny Casdagli
Dancers: Jean Cook
Dancers: Alexandra Taylor
Dancers: Christopher Banner
Dancers: Norman Milne
Dancers: Henry Metcalfe

: All in a Day: 4: The Auction

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

Who will buy the Lady Blunt? This is the name of a Stradivarius violin made in 1721, sold to a Lady Blunt in 1864 for £260, and auctioned at Sotheby's on 3 June this year.
Interested people inspected it, famous musicians played it and the dealers bid for it. Who would eventually possess one of the finest violins ever to come up for sale remained a mystery.


Producer: Mike Wooller
Director: Rex Bloomstein

: Late Night Line-Up

with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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