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: Play School

Hickory, Dickory, Dock, the Mouse ran up the Clock...
Story: "1, 2, 3, to the Zoo" Illustrated by Eric Carle.

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.15 pm)


Presenter: Sarah Long
Presenter: Derek Griffiths
Illustrator (1, 2, 3, to the Zoo): Eric Carle

: Closedown

: Open University

: Interval

: Man in his Place: The Survivors

In 100 years over half the population of central Devon fled from the land. What sort of society lives on in the depopulated areas?


Producer: Peter Jarvis

: Newsroom

With Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Times Remembered: 4: Rebellion

Esther Rantzen talks to Professor Hyman Levy.
Hyman Levy started life as a rebel and still feels himself to be one. He fought against political systems, religious dogma - and the tradition of the ghetto which said: a good Jewish boy never marries anybody but a good Jewish girl.


Interviewer: Esther Rantzen
Interviewee: Professor Hyman Levy
Producer: Ivor Dunkerton

: Man Alive: UFOs

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

They have always been a source of material for comics, science fiction magazines, television puppet productions and Hollywood extravaganzas.
Since the beginning of time men have seen strange objects in the sky, which there have been men of science and authority ready to refute and explain away... but never completely. There is always the 10 per cent of 'sightings' that cannot be explained. The Ministry of Defence investigates every UFO report made to them. Now they have allowed Man Alive to film what, they believe, may be an explanation. But the ufologists are not convinced. On film and in an outside broadcast from Banbury in Oxfordshire - the scene of nearly 1,000 UFO sightings since last August - the sceptics, the scientists and the saucer spotters come together.


Producer: David Filkin
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Look, Stranger: The Rose and Thistle Show

Once a year the remote dale of the River Coquet up in the Cheviot Hills between Northumberland and Scotland comes alive for the local shepherds' show.
For the past 15 years sheep farmer Bobby Dixon has been its secretary. With his wife Maisie and help from their neighbours from miles around they turn it into the border's big day.
(from the North)


Subject: Bobby Dixon
Subject: Maisie Dixon
Executive Producer: Bridget Winter
Writer/Director: David Bean

: Vintage Hollywood: Heaven Can Wait

Starring Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn
with Marjorie Main, Laird Cregar, Spring Byington, Allyn Joslyn.

At the end of a long mis-spent life Henry Van Cleve faces the guardian of the Gates of Hell and requests admission - but finds that his punishment is not to be what he expects!
One of the last great comedies made by the German-born master Ernst Lubitsch, this delightful fantasy is set in America's gay 90s. Starring Don Ameche as the incorrigible woman-chaser and Gene Tierney as his long-suffering wife, with a host of well-known Hollywood faces including Laird Cregar as 'His Excellency' - the Devil.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Producer/Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Martha: Gene Tierney
Henry Van Cleve: Don Ameche
Hugo Van Cleve: Charles Coburn
Mrs Strabel: Marjorie Main
His Excellency: Laird Cregar
Bertha Van Cleve: Spring Byington
Albert Van Cleve: Allyn Joslyn
E.F. Strabel: Eugene Pallette
Mademoiselle: Signe Hasso
Randolph Van Cleve: Louis Calhern
Peggy Nash: Helene Reynolds
James: Aubrey Mather
Jack Van Cleve: Michael Ames
Flogdell: Leonard Carey

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