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: Play School

Air, air, air is everywhere,
Out in the street or in a room.
Story: "A Dog called Pip" by Anne Gobey
Presenters this week Julie Stevens, Rick Jones
(Children's People: page 5)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Rick Jones
Author (A Dog called Pip): Anne Gobey

: Closedown

: Open University

: Closedown

: Newsroom

with Richard Whitmore


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: The King and Four Queens

[Starring] Clark Gable, Eleanor Parker, Jo van Fleet

Dan Kehoe is a gambling man. A tough, ruthless scoundrel with all the charm in the world. When he learns that a fortune in stolen gold has been hidden on a ranch, he decides to collect the loot for himself. The fact that five women are now running the ranch only makes the challenge more interesting. Except for one thing... where ladies are concerned the deck is stacked against you from the start...
(This Week's Films: page 8)


Director: Raoul Walsh
Producer: David Hempstead
Dan Kehoe: Clark Gable
Sabina: Eleanor Parker
Ma McDade: Jo van Fleet
Ruby: Jean Willes
Birdie: Barbara Nichols
Oralie: Sara Shane
Sheriff Larrabee: Roy Roberts

: Face the Music

Tonight you can match your musical wits against Eleanor Bron, Bernard Levin, Robin Ray.
Guest musician Neville Marriner
Chairman Joseph Cooper



Panellist: Eleanor Bron
Panellist: Bernard Levin
Panellist: Robin Ray
Guest musician: Neville Marriner
Chairman: Joseph Cooper
Producer: Walter Todds
Director: Denis Moriarty

: Horizon: Survival in the Sahara

In 1970 two Germans set out on a gruelling three-month trek across the Moroccan Sahara. This is not the Sahara of sand dunes and oases, but the stone desert where rocks reach temperatures of 140 degrees in the day and almost freeze at night, where plants have to survive for four years without water. It's hard to believe that anything survives there but it does. There are reptiles that can burrow through sand like a fish through water, birds that build their own air conditioning into their nests, grouse that can carry enough water over long distances in their plumage for their chicks to feed on, snakes that have developed a special movement to avoid being roasted alive.
Tonight's Horizon is a record of ornithologist Uwe George's journey and of the remarkable wildlife he and his companion found.


Subject: Uwe George
Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Film Editor: David Mingay
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Presented by: Graham Massey

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: 6: David Rudkin: Bypass

Eight writers in a Birmingham Season

The spoilt village of Wellesham; a corrupt road plan; an inevitable tragedy. Through her personal loss a young mother acquires a deadly awareness of the inaccessible process of officialdom.


Writer: David Rudkin
Script Editor: Barry Hanson
Designer: Gavin Davies
Director: David Rose
Linda Langston: Jean Leppard
Stan Langston: Adrian Bracken
Moore, a teacher: Bob Peck
Shakespeare, a councillor: Simon Carter
Voices: Hugh Sullivan
Voices: Bruce Bould
Voices: June Spencer
Voices: Bob Arnold

: Late Night Line-Up

With Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley, Ray Taylor


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Presenter: Ray Taylor
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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