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: Play School: Science Day

Today's story is "The Big Noise" by Joanne Cole


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Jon Skolmen
Author (The Big Noise): Joanne Cole
Pianist: Peter Gosling
Designer: Kassy Baxter
Scriptwriter/Director: Michael Cole
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Life in Our Sea: The Drifters

Dr David Bellamy investigates the animals which drift in the open sea.
Natural history film from NDR


Presenter: Dr David Bellamy
Producer: David Cordingley

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: The Money Programme

Israel today lives in a state of 'neither peace nor war.' 90 per cent of the revenue from their internal taxation goes into the defence budget, and the Israelis are more heavily taxed than any other nation in the world. They work hard to develop their small barren country, and they desperately need the aid and investment that Israel gets from Jewish communities in Europe and America. Why do the Jews outside Israel give, and where does the money go?
To find out The Money Programme followed Meshulam Riklis, an Israeli-born American millionaire, from New York to Tel Aviv. Riklis has been involved with the Jewish Agency which last year spent over $200 million helping Israel - more money than they were able to raise.
Programme presented by Brian Widlake, Alan Watson, Paul Griffith, Francis Hope


Subject: Meshulam Rik
Presenter: Brian Widlake
Presenter: Alan Watson
Presenter: Paul Griffith
Presenter: Francis Hope
Producer: Robert Rowland

: Come Fishing: For Spring Salmon

with Eric Stevens

Salmon come into our Scottish rivers in every month of the year, but the times of their coming vary considerably. The Findhorn is noted for its spring salmon.


Presenter: Eric Stevens
Producer: Charles Clifford

: Review

Topical arts magazine
Introduced by David Jones

Steam shovels, Bulldozers, White Tape and Trees
'A big hole in the ground, people in their Sunday clothes, a wonderful parade of steam shovels and bulldozers' - one of the extraordinary happenings in a film about artists who use hillsides and coastlines and deserts to make their art-the story of 'land art' - from the White Horses we all know on the English downs to the Bulgarian Christo's recent last minute disaster with his project to hang a plastic curtain across a Colorado valley.

The Savage God
Next week sees the publication of a book on the disquieting subject of suicide - why does this happen, what have been the attitudes to it in history and literature?
Al Alvarez, the poet and writer, author of The Savage God, talks about Sylvia Plath, one of the greatest poets of our time, whose death is the subject of the prologue of his book; and some of her poems are read by Sheila Allen.

(David Jones is a member of the RSC)


Presenter: David Jones
Director (Steam shovels, Bulldozers, White Tape and Trees): Richard Loncraine
Presenter (The Savage God): Al Alvarez
Reader (The Savage God): Sheila Allen
Producer: Tony Staveacre
Producer: Peter Adam
Producer: Barrie Gavin
Editor: Colin Nears

: The Goodies

Written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
with Tim Brooke-Taylor
Starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie

When the Goodies turn to matters veterinary, Graeme invents a new super pet food. 'Promotes rapid growth,' he claims... right up to the ceiling?


Writer: Graeme Garden
Writer: Bill Oddie
Writer [Additional material]: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Designer: Roger Murray-Leach
Director: Jim Franklin
Producer: John Howard Davies
Tim: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Graeme: Graeme Garden
Bill: Bill Oddie

: News on 2

and Weather

: Late Night Line-Up


Editor: Rowan Ayers

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