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: Play School: People at Work - In Village and Countryside

Today: "Frederick" by Leo Lionni

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.15 pm)


Author (Frederick): Leo Lionni
Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: Places for People: A Regional Development Plan: The North-East of England

Commentary spoken by Ian Holm

(A BBC/NDR production)


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

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Man Alive: To the Bitter End

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

This week: To the Bitter End
Twelve miles down the road from the Upper Clyde shipyards a group of determined men are fighting 'to the bitter end.' Seven hundred and sixty men out of work; 11 million worth of machinery standing idle at the Argyll works in Alexandria; a town struck by mass unemployment in an area where 12 out of every 100 men are already out of work. The Plessey Co Ltd finally completed the purchase of the factory and its contents for the cut-price of £650,000 in January. Nine months later they closed it and decided to transfer its vital machinery to their plant in Ilford, Essex. But 200 of their former employees have refused to allow them to move the machines and are occupying the factory. Are they fighting a lost cause or is there some hope that the now silent factory may come to life again, and provide work for the men of Alexandria?
(We will have to be dragged out...: p3)


Film Director: Jenny Barraclough
Outside Broadcast Director: David Filkin
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Look, Stranger: Together They Made It on the Euston Road

Outside the new Shaw Theatre on the Euston Road a controversial beacon beckons. Keith Grant, the designer, is one of Britain's busiest artists. His works are bought by Kenneth Clark, Benjamin Britten and Local Authority collections, amongst others. He talks about his work - what led up to the making of the 'St Joan' and the reaction of the people involved in making this sculpture.


Presenter: Keith Grant
Producer: Bridget Winter

: Two Left Feet

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 Sixties
Starring Michael Crawford, Nyree Dawn Porter, Julia Foster, David Hemmings

Alan Crabbe, a callow 19-year-old who works for a road transport firm in London, gets enough encouragement from Eileen, the glamorous new waitress at Joe's Cafe, to ask for a date.
A cast of then unknown, now successful, actors all contribute to this well-observed and comically true-to-life film about the younger generation of the time.


Screenplay/Director: Roy Baker
Screenplay: John Hopkins
From the novel "In My Solitude" by: David Stuart Leslie
Producer: Leslie Gilliat
Alan Crabbe: Michael Crawford
Eileen: Nyree Dawn Porter
Beth Crowley: Julia Foster
Ronnie: Michael Craze
Brian: David Hemmings
Mavis: Dilys Watling
Bill: David Lodge
Mr Crabbe: Bernard Lee
Miles: Cyril Chamberlain
Pete: Howard Pays
Ted: Neil McCarthy
Joe: Douglas Ives
Uncle Reg: Michael Ripper

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Liberal Party
(also on BBC1)

: News on 2

and Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

with Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley, Ray Taylor


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

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