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: Play School

Follow the footprints in the snow Where will they lead us? Where do they go?
Today's story: "Winter Bird" by Alfred Olschewski.


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author of story: Alfred Olschewski

: Closedown

: Sounds of Music: 4: Craftsmanship and Technology

The Royal Institution, London Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People by Professor Charles Taylor.
What place has modern technology made for itself in the musical World? Electronic instruments Produce bizarre, synthetic, and remarkably inventive music.
Professor Taylor discusses the advances made by computers, synthesisers and the extraordinary 'Structures Sonores' as they produce our most exciting modern Music.
(Lecture 5: Thursday, 6.30 pm)


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

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad.


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Man Alive: Women in Prison

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.

A Man Alive team, invited by the Home Office, talked in Holloway prison for women, to the prisoners themselves about lives which are spent day by day, year after year, in the confines of a prison built 120 years ago.

'In its way a work of art' - Nancy Banks-Smith, Guardian.
'Man Alive's ' look at the prison was remarkable' Virginia Ironside, Daily Mail.
'A vivid, impressionistic view of prison society' Sylvia Clayton, Daily Telegraph.
'Splendidly directed by Jenny Barraclough and handled with consummate tact and sympathy by interviewer Harold Williamson' James Thomas, Daily Express.


Reporter: Jeremy James
Reporter: Jeanne La Chard
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter/Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Reporter: Harold Williamson
Director: Jenny Barraclough
Editor: Bill Morton

: Look Stranger: The Organorganisation Man

Tucked away down a Victorian back street in Durham City is an old factory whose outside looks would never betray the fact that it has built some of the world's greatest church and concert organs.
At the head of this 'organorganisation' is Cuthbert Temple Lane Harrison, third generation of a dynasty which always worked by hand to 'near perfection'.
(from Manchester)


Subject: Cuthbert Temple Lane Harrison
Executive Producer: Bridget Winter
Writer/Director: David Bean

: West 11

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 stars Alfred Lynch, Kathleen Breck, Eric Portman, Diana Dors.

Young Joe Beckett is a seasoned citizen of West London's bed-sitter belt. An aimless drifter, he cares for nothing and believes in nothing. Then suddenly comes the chance to make a lot of money - all he has to do is commit the perfect crime.
With a screenplay by the successful Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall partnership, West 11 takes a harsh and sombre look at big city life in the 60s.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Screenplay: Keith Waterhouse
Screenplay: Willis Hall
Producer: Daniel M. Angel
Director: Michael Winner
Joe Beckett: Alfred Lynch
Lisa Barnes: Kathleen Breck
Richard Dyce: Eric Portman
Georgia: Diana Dors
Mrs Beckett: Kathleen Harrison
Mrs Hartley: Freda Jackson
Gash: Finlay Currie
Mildred Dyce: Marie Ney
Silent: Harold Lang
Jacko: Peter Reynolds
Larry: Sean Kelly
Father Hogan: Patrick Wymark

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