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: Play School

Today's story 'The Elves and the Shoemaker' by The Brothers Grimm.


Illustrator: Katrin Brandt
Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Closedown

: Open University

: Closedown

: Newsroom

with Richard Whitmore


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Treasures of Tutankhamun

A unique opportunity to visit 'the most exciting exhibition of the century.' BBC outside broadcast cameras have been allowed into the British Museum the day before Her Majesty the Queen opens the exhibition to the public.

More than two million visitors are expected over the next six months, but tonight viewers are invited to a preview of the finest collection of Tutankhamun's treasures ever to come out of Egypt - an intimate and informed look at some of the 'wonderful things' found by Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings 50 years ago.

Introduced by Magnus Magnusson
with Dr I.E.S. Edwards, Keeper of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum.


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Expert: Dr. I.E.S. Edwards
Lighting: Harry Thomas
Director: David Collison
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Collector's World

'Chaucer's London' - the 1972 Summer Exhibition at the London Museum draws not only on known public collections but on private collections as well. Collector's World has followed the development of this re-creation of the atmosphere of 14th-century London.
Ship models made in bone, ivory and boxwood were sometimes so delicate that only human hair was fine enough for the rigging. Hugh Scully will be talking to Norman Boyd about a selection of ship models in the studio.
James Norbury answers questions.
(from Bristol)


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

: To Encourage the Others

by David A. Yallop
A dramatised reconstruction of the notorious Craig and Bentley murder case of 1952. The play is the product of two years' intensive research.
[Starring] Roland Culver as Lord Goddard, Philip Stone as Humphreys, Wensley Pithey as Cassels, Arthur Lovegrove as Mr Bentley, Carmel McSharry as Mrs Bentley, John Ringham as Parris
and Billy Hamon as Craig, Charles Bolton as Bentley

(...did Bentley say it?: pages 6-7)


Writer: David A. Yallop
Lighting: Dave Sycenham
Script Editor: Margaret Hare
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Mark Shivas
Director: Alan Clark
Lord Goddard: Roland Culver
Humphreys: Philip Stone
Cassels: Wensley Pithey
Mr Bentley: Arthur Lovegrove
Mrs Bentley: Carmel McSharry
Parris: John Ringham
Craig: Billy Hamon
Bentley: Charles Bolton
McDonald: Ken Halliwell
Fairfax: Michael Sheard
Miles: Christopher Coll
Harrison: Derrick Slater
Iris: Barbara Hickmott
Close: Denis Cleary
Albert Bentley: Vyvian Hall
Stevens: Maurice Quick
Mr Craig: Ronald Mayer
Bass: Graham Lines
Jazwon: Roshan Seth
Nickolls: Keith Campbell
[Actor]: Philip Howard
[Actor]: John Beardmore
[Actor]: Guy Graham
[Actor]: Dennis Castle

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Richard Williams with Randy Newman in the studio.
The John Dummer Band
(This Week's Sounds: page 11)


Presenter: Richard Williams
Singer: Randy Newman
Musicians: The John Dummer Band
Director: Colin Strong
Producer: Michael Appleton

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