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: Play School

Here's some coal for firelight and cheer
Best wishes to all for a happy New Year
Today's story: 'Geoffrey Loses his Voice' by Helen Palmer
Presenters this week Julie Stevens, Johnny Ball


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author of story: Helen Palmer

: Closedown

: Open University

: Sounds of Music: 2: From Small Beginnings

The Royal Institution, London Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People by Professor Charles Taylor.
The first second in a sound's life is the most important. With the help of musical instruments, student musicians and some fascinating experiments, Professor Taylor explores the beginning of musical sound.
In this programme we discover that the understanding of a sound is much more than simply knowing how it is made.
(Lecture 3: Tuesday, 6.30 pm)


Presenter: Professor Charles Taylor
Director: Brian Johnson
Presented for Television by: Alan Sleath

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Alias Smith and Jones: Something to get Hung About

A Western adventure series starring Pete Duel as Smith and Ben Murphy as Jones
with guest stars Monte Markham, Meredith Mac Rae, Roger Perry, Noah Beery

A rich rancher hires Smith and Jones to retrieve his runaway wife. Although it's a little out of their usual line of work the boys feel a certain modest pride when their mission is successful. That is until something happens which mars their achievement somewhat - murder.


[Actor]: Monte Markham
[Actor]: Meredith MacRae
[Actor]: Roger Perry
[Actor]: Noah Beery
Smith: Pete Duel
Jones: Ben Murphy

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir, Paula Wilcox, Miles Kington and Patrick Campbell, Glynis Johns, Bill Simpson
(from Manchester)


Team captain: Frank Muir
Panellist: Paula Wilcox
Panellist: Miles Kington
Team captain: Patrick Campbell
Panellist: Glynis Johns
Panellist: Bill Simpson
Referee: Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by: Mark Goodson
Call My Bluff devised by: Bill Todman
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Horizon: The Missing Link

This week's programme in the series on Man and Science today.
According to present plans, you may be able to cross to France by Channel Tunnel in 1978 - official. But after 170 years of hopes and fears in which all plans have been killed by a mixture of claustrophobia and xenophobia, the last major obstacle is a credibility gap. Is it now at last possible that a tunnel will be built?
Horizon visits some of the most complex tunnelling projects in the world today - in America, Japan, Denmark and Mexico - to see how far we have progressed from the glorious engineering adventures of the Victorians towards what planners would like to be able to think of as precise and predictable.
But is it? Just how feasible is that 35-mile hole through the chalk from Britain to France?


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Film editor: Nick Jones
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Alec Nisbett

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Not Counting the Savages

by B.S. Johnson
An uncouth husband, a cruel father... he needs to keep his skill and compassion in reserve.
[Starring] Hugh Burden as the Husband, Brenda Bruce as the Wife, Fiona Walker as Rosa, William Hoyland as Jerry
(Brenda Bruce is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.)


Writer: B.S. Johnson
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: Tim Aspinall
Director: Mike Newell
The Husband: Hugh Burden
The Wife: Brenda Bruce
Rosa: Fiona Walker
Jerry: William Hoyland

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

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