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: Play School

Tall as a house
Small as a mouse
Today's story: "The Man Who Made Music" by Sue Charlton
Guest storyteller Val Doonican
Presenters this week Miranda Connell, Johnny Ball


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Storyteller: Val Doonican
Pianist: Stewart Robertson
Author (The Man Who Made Music): Sue Charlton
Designer: Rosalind Inglis
Scriptwriter/Director: Peter Charlton
Producer: Peter Ridsdale-Scott
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Open University

: Interval

: Seventy Plus: A Sense of Security

Sheltered housing is independence with a safety net.
The alarm buzzer in each flat and the 24-hour warden system give a sense of security to the elderly tenants at Highfield Court, Stevenage. Is there any sheltered housing in your area?
(Book: page 12)


Producer: Brigit Barry

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad.


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Alias Smith and Jones: Everything Else You Can Steal

A Western adventure series
Starring Pete Duel as Smith and Ben Murphy as Jones
with guest stars Ann Sothern, Patrick O'Neal, Jessica Walter

Someone has been busy trying to rob Smith and Jones of their amnesty. Having successfully stolen a large sum of money from the bank in Touchstone the thief has neatly arranged things so that the boys get the credit for the crime. They do not take kindly to this at all...


Smith: Pete Duel
Jones: Ben Murphy
[Actress]: Ann Sothern
[Actor]: Patrick O'Neal
[Actress]: Jessica Walter

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Patrick Campbell, Angela Douglas, Michael Bentine and Frank Muir, Fanny Cradock, John Wells
Referee Robert Robinson
(from Manchester)
(Robert Robinson's Choice: page 5)


Team captain: Patrick Campbell
Panellist: Angela Douglas
Panellist: Michael Bentine
Team captain: Frank Muir
Panellist: Fanny Cradock
Panellist: John Wells
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 Dinosaur Hunters

For 150 years, since the first dinosaur was discovered by a country doctor in Sussex, palaeontologists have been finding more and more fossils. But as the dinosaurs filled the world's museums they became mere curiosities - huge constructions of bone and tubular steel to fascinate and amuse children.
Today palaeontologists are looking at these extraordinary creatures and asking: How could they possibly have worked? How did they eat, reproduce and defend themselves? Why did they become extinct?
To answer these questions, Horizon followed two scientists across the plains of Utah in the United States. The extraordinary moon-like landscape offers unique evidence of the dinosaurs' 140-million-year domination of the earth, and of the very strange world in which they lived.

"A surprisingly offbeat and interesting programme" (Daily Mail)
"Fascinating trail across the plains of Utah to find out how these ungainly reptiles managed to dominate the earth" (Sunday Telegraph)


Narrator: Duncan Carse
Film Editor: Norman Carr
Editor: Peter D Goodchild
Producer: Peter Jones

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Penthouse Apartment

by William Trevor
[Starring] Colin Blakely, Rachel Kempson
Caretaker Morgan's hatred of the Runcas explodes at a most inconvenient moment.
(Colin Blakely is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Writer: William Trevor
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Anne Head
Director: Gilchrist Calder
Morgan: Colin Blakely
Miss Winton: Rachel Kempson
Mrs Runca: Alethea Charlton
Mr Runca: John Harvey
Bianca: Stacey Tendeter

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