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: Play School

Story: "Ping Ping the Penguin" by David Turnbull


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (Ping Ping the Penguin): David Turnbull

: Closedown

: Open University

This evening's transmissions include, at 7,5, Technology T)OO 28, originally scheduled for tomorrow, 24 August.

: Newsroom

with Richard Whitmore
Reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Times Remembered

...by children from abroad
During the summer, children from abroad bring us memories of the countries they call home. They tell us, too, of the customs and the people of the foreign country where they live now - Great Britain.


Producer: Adam Clapham

: Man Alive: The Right Time to Die

Reporters Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Pitman, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This week: The Right Time to Die
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?
This programme was first transmitted six months ago. Since that time people suffering from incurable diseases have written to Man Alive expressing their opinions in this debate: Jeremy James talks to some of them.


Reporter: Jeremy James
Producer: David Filkin
Editor: Desmond Wilcox

: Follow the Rhine: 4: Worms to Rudesheim

with Johnny Morris

'This great river comes swirling round the bend knowing -the best bits are coming. It hasn't been trying so far... but this is where it really says "Tell Wagner I'm ready when he is."
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Producer: Brian Patten

: The Angry Screen: The Southerner

Starring Zachary Scott, Betty Field
with J. Carrol Naish, Beulah Bondi, Percy Kilbride

Migratory worker Sam Tucker decides to settle down, and becomes a tenant farmer in Texas. This poetic but realistic chronicle of a year in the struggle for survival by the Tucker family against appalling odds was French director Jean Renoir's most successful Hollywood film.
(Another film about the Deep South, Nothing But a Man: Thursday, 10.15 pm. This Week's Films: page 9)


Screenplay/Director: Jean Renoir
Based on the novel by: George Sessions Perry
Producer: David L. Loew
Producer: Robert Hakim
Sam Tucker: Zachary Scott
Nona Tucker: Betty Field
Devers: J. Carrol Naish
Granny: Beulah Bondi
Daisy: Jean Vanderwilt
Jot: Jay Gilpin
Harmie: Percy Kilbride
Ma: Blanche Yurka
Tim: Charles Kemper
Finley: Norman Lloyd
Doctor: Jack Norworth
Bartender: Nestor Paiva
Lizzie: Estelle Taylor
Becky: Noreen Roth
Party girl: Dorothy Granger

: Late Night Line-Up

with Tony Bilbow, Michael Dean, Sheridan Morley


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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