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: Play School: Pets Day

Today's story is 'The Tiger who came to tea'
Written and illustrated by Judith Kerr

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.15 pm)


Writer/Illustrator (The Tiger who came to tea): Judith Kerr
Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Closedown

: Places for People: An Expanding Town in France: Toulouse-Mirail

Commentary spoken by Ian Holm
A BBC/NDR production


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

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Times Remembered: Harry Button

Denis Tuohy talks to Harry Button

Harry Button was born in the Sheffield area and spent all his working life in the steel industry. Now 82, he looks back to when he signed on as a 13-year-old boy at a few shillings a week and links the widespread exploitation of those days with the gradual improvements which steel workers have won during his lifetime.



Interviewer: Denis Tuohy
Interviewee: Harry Button
Director: Terence O'Reilly
Producer: Ivor Dunkerton

: Man Alive: VD - Who Cares?

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

This week: VD - Who Cares?
An epidemic that, say critics of national policies, is being swept under the carpet. One person in every 200 today attends a venereal disease clinic. VD has become the second highest notifiable disease after measles. More alarming is the spread of the disease among the young - girls of 15-21 and boys from 19-24. Figures for gonorrhoea alone are 14 times higher among the under-25s than among the over-25s. Some people are beginning to ask - is this epidemic the price of the permissive society?
Jeremy James and a Man Alive film team have talked to patients and doctors at the clinics to discover how an undermanned and outdated part of the National Health Service is coping with the situation. In the studio parents, youngsters, doctors and patients, as well as health educationalists, discuss what needs to be done.



Reporter: Jeremy James
Director: Harry Weisbloom
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: This Sporting Life

Tonight's film in this season of British films by some of the distinguished directors and writers who brought a new style to the cinema in the 60s.
Starring Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts
with Alan Badel, William Hartnell, Colin Blakely

The progress of Rugby League player Frank Machin is a chronicle of jubilation and despair. His success on the field is not matched in his private life with his unsuccessful attempts to win the trust and affection of an introverted widow.
Writer David Storey, director Lindsay Anderson, producer Karel Reisz, and actors Rachel Roberts and Richard Harris are in perfect harmony in this brilliant tale of an impossible love affair set in a northern industrial town.
There are some remarkable supporting performances from Alan Badel and Vanda Godsell as the industrialist and his wife who sponsor Machin, William Hartnell as a hanger-on and Colin Blakely as Machin's friend

(Rachel Roberts interview and This Week's Films: page 11)


Writer: David Storey
Director: Lindsay Anderson
Producer: Karel Reisz
Frank Machin: Richard Harris
Mrs Hammond: Rachel Roberts
Weaver: Alan Badel
Johnson: William Hartnell
Maurice Braithwaite: Colin Blakely
Mrs Weaver: Vanda Godsell
Judith: Anne Cunningham
Len Miller: Jack Watson
Slomer: Arthur Lowe
Wade: Harry Markham
Jeff: George Sewell
Phillips: Leonard Rossiter
Dentist: Frank Windsor

: Report to the People

Party political broadcast on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party
(Also on BBC1)

: News on 2 and Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley, Ray Taylor

Ray Taylor, the latest recruit to Line-Up is a Yorkshire actor who went to Canada and Australia where he compered his own shows.



Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Presenter: Ray Taylor
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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