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: Play School

Story: "The Moon in the Puddle" by John Eyers
Illustrated by Martin Knowleden

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.15 pm)


Author (The Moon in the Puddle): John Eyers
Illustrator (The Moon in the Puddle): Martin Knowleden
Presenter: Toni Arthur
Presenter: Kerry Jewel

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Pooh Story Book: A House is Built at Pooh Corner

by A.A. Milne
With Alan Bennett


Author: A.A. Milne
Storyteller: Alan Bennett

: Blue Peter Flies the World: Expedition to Ceylon

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves.
John and Peter try bathing elephants, Val meets an 8-year-old Buddhist monk and John climbs to the bottom of a deep smelly pit in search of gem stones.


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Edward Barnes

: Sounds of Music: 3: Growing and Changing

by Professor Charles Taylor

(Lecture 4: Friday, 5.45)


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

: Bird's-Eye View

The Island Fortress
Written by JOHN terrains Narrated by ROBERT LANG
For 1,000 years the story of Britain was one of invasion and conquest, but since 1066 there has been no successful invasion of our land.
In this film JOHN TERRAINE uses the helicopter to give a new view of the history of the island's defence - from Roman fqrts to Norman castles, from Victorian fortresses to missile bases.


Written By: John Terrains
Unknown: Robert Lang
Unknown: John Terraine
Director: Eric Davidson
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods and the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Hillaby Walks: 1: On Hampstead Heath

A series of three programmes

From dawn to dusk, super tramp John Hillaby takes us with him for a long stroll on Hampstead Heath, his stamping ground for the past 26 years.
Amusing anecdotes from the days when 'Highwaymen hung crackling on the gallows'; penetrating observations of the profusion and variety of life on the Heath - from its insects, to its concert, pub and fairground lovers - provide a delightful picture of an area heard of by every Britisher, close to the heart of every Londoner, but intimately known to very few.


Presenter: John Hillaby
Producer: Bridget Winter

: Love and Mr. Lewisham: Part 1

by H.G. Wells
Dramatised in four parts by Alun Richards

Young Mr Lewisham is an assistant master at a boys' school in Sussex. In spite of his modest circumstances he plans a great future.

(Two singles to Lewisham: page 18)


Author: H.G. Wells
Dramatised by: Alun Richards
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Make-up: Jan Harrison
Designer: Moira Tait
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Christopher Barry
Mr Lewisham: Brian Deacon
Teddy Frobisher: David Arnold
Mr Bonover: Robert James
Mrs Frobisher: Mona Bruce
Mr Frobisher: Raymond Mason
Miss Ethel Henderson: Carolyn Courage
Mrs Munday: Anna Wing
Schoolboy: Christopher Ellis
Schoolboy: Christopher Payne
Mr Dunkerley: David Simeon
Mrs Chaffery: Hilary Mason

: Industrial Grand Tour

A series of ten programmes 6:Bristolwith Kenneth Hudson
Sound broadcasting this year marks its 50th anniversary.
Peter West , former Head of BBC Engineering in Bristol, proudly displays early equipment he has rescued from oblivion.


Unknown: Kenneth Hudson
Unknown: Peter West
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe

: Show of the Week: Of Thee I Sing

by George and Ira Gershwin starring Carroll O'Connor Cloris Leachman
It is the 1920s and Presidential Election Year in the USA. John P. Wintergreen's chances of being elected to the Presidency are slim, especially as he is unmarried.
A nationwide beauty contest is held, the winner to marry Wintergreen and become First Lady.
This artful and irreverent comedy became the first musical show to win a Pulitzer Prize.
A DAVID L. WOLPER production for American television


Unknown: Ira Gershwin
Unknown: Carroll O'Connor
Unknown: Cloris Leachman
Book By: George S. Kaufman
Unknown: David L. Wolper

: News on 2

and Weather

: World Cinema: Prisoners of Freedom

Starring Eli Cohen, Joseph Farah, Jack Cohen

The last of six films in our summer selection comes from Israel. Three prisoners are allowed to spend 24 hours at home on parole to prepare them for release.
(This Week's Films: page 19)


Director: Mordechai Slonim
Director: Joseph Wilkow
Rami: Eli Cohen
Mahmoud: Joseph Farah
Moussa: Jack Cohen
Rami's wife: Dalia Friedland
Prison warden: Shraga Friedman
Warden's wife: Shoshana Ravid
Latif: Oded Zaarur
Max: Jacob Ban-Sira

: Closedown

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