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: Play School

Birds that waddle, birds that fly,
On a farm or in the sky
Today's story: "A Goose Called Fred" by Joan Watson.


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Rick Jones
Author (A Goose Called Fred): Joan Watson

: Closedown

: Open University

: Interval

: Man in his Place: Boom Town

The Coventry car-worker regards himself as the aristocrat of labour and his wages are the envy of the whole British work force. What sort of place is Coventry to live in?


Producer: Peter Jarvis

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: Keith Graves

: Man Alive: The Right Time to Die

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.
Reporters Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Denis Tuohy, Desmond Wilcox and Harold Williamson
We can keep people alive these days longer than ever before. Advances in medicine enable us to prolong the existence of old people for years, even those who are infirm, incontinent and incapacitated. New techniques enable doctors to hold on to badly injured patients where previously death would have been a certainty.
But how many times should doctors cure - only to prolong a dwindling existence? And should it be doctors who have to decide? There are those who demand what is known as voluntary euthanasia, claim the right to decide when they, or their loved ones, shall die. Some doctors agree with them. Most doctors will admit that huge doses of pain-killing drugs, used in cases of terminal disease, can have the effect of 'shortening life.' But is that just another phrase for 'killing the patient'? Do any of us have the right to decide when it is time to die?


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

: A Song for St David

Starring Stuart Burrows, Pendyrus Male Choir chorus master Glynne Jones and featuring Delyth Hopkins.

A few of Wales's finest voices in a Gala Concert for St David's Day from the New Theatre, Cardiff
With the BBC Welsh Orchestra, leader Colin Staveley, conducted by Meredith Davies.


Singer: Stuart Burrows
Singers: Pendyrus Male Choir
Chorus Master: Glynne Jones
Singer: Delyth Hopkins
Musicians: The BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Colin Staveley
Conductor: Meredith Davies
Associate Producer: J. Alwyn Jones
Producer: Geraint Stanley Jones

: Vintage Hollywood: Trouble in Paradise

Starring Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall
with Charlie Ruggles, Edward Everett Horton.

Crime brings together Lily and Gaston, two international crooks, and they fall in love. Their future seems assured when Gaston becomes secretary to a rich widow. But the widow is young and beautiful, and Gaston easily tempted.

Trouble in Paradise has been called the most perfect of Ernst Lubitsch's Hollywood films. A sparklingly witty screenplay with perfectly matched performances from the principals all add up to one of the gayest and most daring of sophisticated comedies made in Hollywood in the 30s.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Lily: Miriam Hopkins
Marianne: Kay Francis
Gaston: Herbert Marshall
The Major: Charlie Ruggles
Frangois Edward: Everett Horton
Giron: C. Aubrey Smith
Jacques, the butler: Robert Greig
A Russian: Leonid Kinskey

: Look, Stranger: Mother Thames OBE

'I could have gone to the devil very, very easily .when I was young. I had quite the wrong impulses.'
But at 77, Mrs Dorathea Woodward-Fisher has gladdened many a heart; and to everyone on the river she is known affectionately as 'Mother Thames.'
(...the most lovely things...: p 11)


Subject: Mrs Dorathea Wood
Producer: Bridget Winter

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