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: Play School

Story: "Mr Patelli's Shop" by Anne Reay

(Repeated at 4.15 pm)


Author (Mr Patelli's Shop): Anne Reay
Presenter: Toni Arthur
Presenter: Kerry Jewel

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: Winnie-the-Pooh: Eeyore Loses a Tail

by A.A. Milne
with Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett returns to Jackanory and today tells why Eeyore the Donkey was feeling gloomy and how Winnie-the-Pooh helped to make him better.
Today: Eeyore Loses a Tail


Author: A.A. Milne
Storyteller: Alan Bennett

: Blue Peter Flies the World: Jamaica and New York

Val, John, Peter and Lesley are at the moment busy preparing the films they've made of their Summer Expedition ready for Blue Peter's return in September. But today you can see again what happened when Val and John flew to beautiful Jamaica.
Highlights of their expedition were investigating the haunts of Captain Henry Morgan, the blackest pirate of them all. Following the old banana route - rafting down the Rio Grande. And exploring the silent world beneath the blue Caribbean sea.
The climax of the trip was a whirlwind tour of Manhattan Island in the city of New York.


Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill

: Sounds of Music: 1: Making and Measuring the Waves

The Royal Institution, London Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People by Professor Charles Taylor
(Lecture 2: Wednesday, 5.45 pm)


Lecturer: Professor Charles Taylor
Director: Brian Johnson
Presented for television by: Alan Sleath

: Horizon: The Dinosaur Hunters

A special showing of this film in response to numerous requests from younger viewers.
For 150 years, since the first dinosaur was discovered, more and more fossils have been found.
Today palaeontologists are looking at these extraordinary creatures and asking: How could they possibly have worked? Where did they come from? Why did they become extinct?
To answer these questions Horizon followed two scientists across the plains of Utah in the United States.

"Fascinating trail across the plains of Utah to find out how these ungainly reptiles managed to dominate the earth." (Sunday Telegraph)


Narrator: Duncan Carse
Film Editor: Norman Carr
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Peter Jones

: Newsroom

with Richard Whitmore


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: A Matter of Discipline: The Primary School: It All Seems Like Play

The last of four films that show what happens when human beings are brought face to face with a code to which they must conform.

It is the start of term at an Infants' School. Two small boys from dissimilar backgrounds are about to begin their state education. The film follows their progress for three months - and shows how they, in different ways, come to terms with the disguised discipline that underlines modern infant teaching methods.


Film Editor: Pam Bosworth
Director: Tim King

: Collector's World

Flea Market: Potential Common Marketeers Hugh Scully and Arthur Negus explore this famous Parisian antiques market.

Papier Mache: it seems that during the 19th century there was little that couldn't be made from this cheap, easily decorated material. Marian Craske discusses some of the articles in the studio.

Phillumenism: Joan Rendell talks about her life-long collecting interest.

Arthur Negus answers viewers' questions

Introduced by Hugh Scully
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Hugh Scully
Expert: Arthur Negus
Expert (Papier Mache): Marian Craske
Speaker (Phillumenism): Joan Rendell
Director: Robin Drake
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: Out of the Unknown: Taste of Evil

by John Wiles
with Maurice Roeves as Stephen, Peter Copley as Mackinley, Jack Lambert as Bellows

The strange happenings hit the new master, Stephen Chambers, from the moment he arrives at Warby Stones - shocking, sinister happenings with no foundation in logic. But then, Warby Stones is a strange school...


Writer: John Wiles
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Michael Ferguson
Stephen: Maurice Roeves
Mackinley: Peter Copley
Bellows: Jack Lambert
Maurice: Gerry Davis
Andrew: John Moulder-Brown
Crabbe: Sebastian Abineri
Sinclair: Keith Skinner
Boston: Martin Howells
Cull: Ian Pigot
Matron: Katherine Parr
Boy: John Ash
Boy: Norman Bacon
Boy: Paul Frazer
Boy: Brent Oldfield
Boy: Shane Raggett
Boy: David Smith
Boy: Mark Wilding

: Pick of 'Review': Writers and Writing

The first of five anthologies of films and extracts of items from Review's last season, introduced by Keith Dewhurst

Including V.S. Naipaul, winner of last year's Booker prize for literature; a day in the life of the celebrated comic novelist, P.G. Wodehouse, at his home in America; glimpses of famous faces in the London Library, with John Wells; a self-portrait of a writer once called the 'pet of the intelligentsia and the darling of Mayfair,' William Gerhardie
And music from the brilliant Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco Pena



Presenter: Keith Dewhurst
Interviewee: V.S. Naipaul
Interviewee: P.G. Wodehouse
Reporter: John Wells
Guitarist: Paco Pena
Director: Michael MacIntyre
Director: Anne James
Director: Bennett Maxwell
Director: Tony Staveacre
Editor: Colin Nears

: News on 2

and Weather

: Late Night Line-Up Interview

Charles Mingus talks to Michael Dean
Mingus, bass player and one of the great innovators in jazz as composer and band leader, talks of his blackness, his music, and of his association with Charlie Parker and Fats Navarro.


Interviewee: Charles Mingus
Interviewer: Michael Dean
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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