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: Play School: Pets Day

Today's story is "Where Do Butterflies Go When It Rains?"
Written by May Garelick
Illustrated by Leonard Wesigard


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Rick Jones
Author (Where Do Butterflies Go When It Rains?'): May Garelick
Illustrator (Where Do Butterflies Go When It Rains?'): Leonard Wesigard

: Closedown

: Interval

: Places for People: 1: A New Town in England - Runcorn

A European survey of outstanding developments in the built environment: what kind of future do they promise?

Commentary spoken by Ian Holm
A 10-part series produced jointly by the BBC and NDR-Hamburg


Narrator: Ian Holm
Director: Trevor Peters
Producer: Nancy Thomas

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: One in Ten

Turley Richards sings 'Stoned on love,' 'Gone from yesterday,' 'Then I'll go away.'


Singer: Turley Richards

: Man Alive: Down in the Forest Something Stirred...

Reporters: James Astor, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Pitman, Denis Tuohy, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This week: Down in the Forest something stirred...
To the British, woodlands often seem to have the same romantic appeal as the sea. In our forests we see images of Robin Hood rather than observe trees as furniture, building materials, newsprint - or fuel.

Down in Britain's forests a passionate row is going on between those who want to keep woodlands for amenity and those who want to exploit them.
Effectively the Forestry Commission is responsible for most of Britain's woods. Since it was created in 1919 it has spent £700 million - money that critics say has gone for the chop. Now their policies are being challenged.


Producer: Richard Thomas
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Look, Stranger: Kenzie, the Wild Goose Man

McKenzie Thorpe, half gypsy, stole his first shotgun at the age of 13 and went poaching full-time for the next 35 years. He scored 29 convictions, £150 in fines, had four guns confiscated, and did two months in Lincoln Gaol.
Now reformed at 61 he lectures on wildfowling to gamekeepers and police, and cares for the geese he once hunted.


Subject: McKenzie Thorpe
Director: Colin Morris
Executive Producer: Bridget Winter

: The Search for the Nile: 3: The Secret Fountains

by Derek Marlowe
[Starring] Kenneth Haigh and John Quentin

To Burton's fury, it was Speke who in 1859 set out once more for the interior of Africa with a new companion, Captain James Grant.


Writer: Derek Marlowe
Narrator: James Mason
Photography: Brian Tufano
Photography: John Baker
Music: Joseph Horovitz
Producer: Christopher Ralling
Director: Richard Marquand
Richard Burton: Kenneth Haigh
John Hanning Speke: John Quentin
James Grant: Ian McCulloch
Mutesa: Oliver Litondo
Isabel Arundell: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Samuel Baker: Norman Rossington
Florence Baker: Catherine Schell
Bombay: Seth Adagala
Murchison: Andre van Gyseghem
Lawrence Oliphant: David Firth
Blanche Arundell: Elizabeth Proud

: Fifty Years a Winner

A portrait of Sir Lawrence Bragg, Nobel Prize-winner and one of the world's greatest scientists, who died on 1 July this year.


Interviewee: Sir Lawrence Bragg
Writer: Antony Jay
Interviewer: Barry Westwood
Produced and directed by: Philip Daly

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