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: Play School

Today's story: "The Two Tasks" by Sue Charlton
Guest storyteller Val Doonican
with the Playboard Puppets

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.15 pm)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Storyteller: Val Doonican
Puppeteers: The Playboard Puppets
Author (The Two Tasks): Sue Charlton

: Closedown

: Open University

: Interval

: Handling Materials: Take the Work to the Man

A film of three cases in assembly, paper work and production where the answer was to Take the Work to the Man.


Producer: Michael Garrod

: Interval

: Open University

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods



Newsreader: Peter Woods

: International Tennis: The Masters Tournament

From Paris
Featuring the top tennis competitors of 1971 Stan Smith, Ilie Nastase, Jan Kodes, Zeljko Franulovic, Cliff Richey, Pierre Barthes and Clark Graebner
introduced by Harry Carpenter

Today Smith v Graebner
After his defeat by Jan Kodes, Stan Smith, the holder of the Masters title, is in trouble. If he loses this match his chance of retaining the title has gone.


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer
Television Presentation: Fred Viner
Television Presentation: Johnnie Watherston
Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: Collector's World

This week's subjects include:
Picture Postcards: this fascinating pastime lost favour after its peak of popularity at the beginning of the century. The renewal of interest is discussed with a leading collector.
Book Conservation: how the British Museum deals with an increasing, unrelenting problem.
James Norbury answers questions.
Introduced by Hugh Scully.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Hugh Scully
Expert: James Norbury
Director: Robin Drake
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: World Television Theatre: Orville and Wilbur

Starring Stacy Keach and James Keach
The first of three major international television presentations of historic events.

On 17 December 1903 on a remote North Carolina beachfront known as Kitty Hawk one of man's long-held dreams was realised - the first powered flight took place. This film, produced in America, portrays the events that led up to that first historic and exciting flight, and the complex personalities of Orville and Wilbur Wright - the two brothers whose tenacity and self-acquired know-how produced the first powered flying machine.
Written and directed by Arthur Barron
A NET/BBC co-production

(Up and away...: pages 54-56)


Writer/Director: Arthur Barron
Wilbur: Stacy Keach
Orville: James Keach
Bishop Wright: George Mitchell
Katherine: Jennie Maclean
Harriet: Katherine Frye
Chanute: David Hurst
Carrie: Irene Schweyer
Tate: John Lawrence
Coast Guardsman: Woodrow Edwards
Coast Guardsman: Gary Guard
Coast Guardsman: Jack Tillet

: News on 2

and Weather

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Richard Williams with the news and the sounds of today's music. Curtis Mayfield,
Rock & Roll Allstars and any guests who may drop in.
(This Week's Sounds: page 8)


Presenter: Richard Williams
Singer: Curtis Mayfield
Musicians: Rock & Roll Allstars
Director: Colin Strong
Producer: Michael Appleton

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