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: Play School

Story: "No Roses for Harry" by Gene Zion
Illustrated by Margaret Bloy Grahame


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (No Roses for Harry): Gene Zion
Illustrator (No Roses for Harry): Margaret Bloy Grahame

: Closedown

: Open University

: Interval

: Measure of Conscience: 3: Consenting Party

In 1967 male homosexuals were finally relieved to a degree from threat of prosecution. But how was the extent of the relief decided? And why?
Presented by Robert McKenzie
with Leo Abse, MP, Lord Arran, Humphry Berkeley, Lord Butler, Antony Grey, Norman St John-Stevas, MP, Dick Taverne, MP, Sir John Wolfenden


Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Panellist: Leo Abse
Panellist: Lord Arran
Panellist: Humphry Berkeley
Panellist: Lord Butler
Panellist: Antony Grey
Panellist: Norman St John-Stevas
Panellist: Dick Taverne
Panellist: Sir John Wolfenden
Producer: John Eidinow

: Newsroom

with Richard Whitmore


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Times Remembered: James Blades: Part 1

Chris Dunkley talks to James Blades.
James Blades started his drumming career in a circus. Now - theoretically retired - he still lectures on percussion at the Royal Academy of Music. He recalls some of the events including accompanying silent movies, drumming in the great dance bands of the 1920s and 1930s, and playing percussion for the London Symphony Orchestra.
(James Blades's letter: page 58)


Interviewer: Chris Dunkley
Interviewee: James Blades
Director: Jenny Barraclough
Producer: Ivor Dunkerton

: Man Alive: Gale is Dead

Reporters Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Desmond Wilcox and Harold Williamson

This week: Gale is Dead
The Man Alive film that swept the board by winning three awards at the recent Monte Carlo International Television Festival. Gale was attractive, intelligent and - according to everyone who knew her-had much to offer; everything to live for. But, aged 19 and a drug addict, she was found dead in the basement of a derelict house in Chelsea.

Harold Williamson and a Man Alive team first met her when making a programme about people who had been brought up in children's homes. What was apparent, even then, was her total loss of hope, her disbelief in any future. Now the people who were in her life and who cared for her in and out of various institutions, ask: need she have died?

"The programme will be hard to forget because it was quiet, tactful and more concerned with what actually happens when good intentions become desperate failures than with malting a case." (Times)
"...Gale's death must have shaken and angered all who saw it." (Guardian)
"It was harrowing, fair-minded, responsible, tactful and avoided easy answers and fake indignation." (Observer)

('She didn't die in vain': page 3)


Reporter: Harold Williamson
Film Editor: Bernard Ashby
Director: Jenny Barraclough
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Pot Black: BBC2 Snooker Competition: Fred Davis v Rex Williams

A League of Champions compete for the 1972 Pot Black Trophy
Fred Davis, winner of the World Professional Championship no less than ten times, and winner of the Pot Black Highest Break Prize last year. versus Rex Williams, the World Billiards Champion who has achieved the maximum snooker break of 147 four times in a very successful career. Williams was beaten by Fred Davis in the 1971 Pot Black semi-finals.
Introduced by Alan Weeks
(from Birmingham)


Presenter: Alan Weeks
Snooker player: Fred Davis
Snooker player: Rex Williams
Referee: Sydney Lee
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Jim Dumichan
Producer: Reg Perrin

: Vintage Hollywood: Centennial Summer

Starring Jeanne Crain, Cornel Wilde, Linda Darnell, William Eythe, Walter Brennan,
Constance Bennett, Dorothy Gish

The story of the romantic adventures and misadventures of the Rogers family at Philadelphia's Centennial Exposition in 1876.


Music: Jerome Kern
Producer/Director: Otto Preminger
Julia Rogers: Jeanne Crain
Philippe Lascalles: Cornel Wilde
Edith Rogers: Linda Darnell
Benjamin Franklin Phelps: William Eythe
Jesse Rogers: Walter Brennan
Zenia: Constance Bennett
Harriet Rogers: Dorothy Gish

: Under Fire

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Party with The Rt Hon Jeremy Thorpe, MP
(Also on BBC1)


Speaker: The Rt Hon Jeremy Thorpe

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