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: Play School

Story: "Ann's Kite" by Malcolm Carrick

(Repeated at 4.10pm)


Author (Ann's Kite): Malcolm Carrick
Presenter: Carmen Munroe
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Haunted Mine: Part 2: Parcel from Australia

by Richard Potts
with Michael Bryant


Author: Richard Potts
Storyteller: Michael Bryant

: The Story Behind the Story: The Monster in the Labyrinth

with John Craven

John Craven visits the island of Crete to investigate the true story behind the legend of Theseus and the Minotaur.


Presenter: John Craven
Storyteller: Ray Smith
Illustrations: Jan Parker
Music: BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Producer: Molly Cox

: Sounds of Music: 6: The End of the Journey

The Royal Institution, London Annual Lectures to Young People by Professor Charles Taylor

Sounds finish their journey when they reach our ears; but this is not the end of the story, for our ears play strange tricks.
In this the last lecture Professor Taylor uses scientific models to explain the miraculous transformation made by our ears and brains. At this final stage, sound waves are transformed into the splendid and emotional experience of musical sound.


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

: Bird's-Eye View

From Bishop Rock to Muckle Flugga
An aerial journey to some of Britain's 400 islands, with William Carrocher.
Starting where the Atlantic breaks among the Scillies rocks in the far south west, the Bird's-Eye View helicopter flies 1,000 zigzag miles to Shetland in the farthest north - passing the granite cliffs of Lundy. ruined abbeys of Welsh religious islands, motor cyclists in the Isle of Man, and the whisky distilleries and whirlpools of the Hebrides. From the Celtic islands of the west to Orkney and to Foula. Then the helicopter swoops past the broken fangs of Muckle Flugga. Beyond, there is only the Arctic....
Producer tim SLESSOR


Unknown: William Carrocher.
Unknown: Muckle Flugga.
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Pick of 'Review': Artists and Their Art

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

including Man Ray, American dadaist, object maker, photographer, who's lived in Paris since the 20s and known most of the great names of the century: Helen Bradley, northern housewife who paints memories of her Edwardian childhood; Francis Bacon, one of the greatest British painters alive today.
And a song from the young singer Linda Hoyle.



Presenter: Keith Dewhurst
Subject: Man Ray
Subject: Helen Bradley
Subject: Francis Bacon
Singer: Linda Hoyle
Director: Peter Adam
Director: Anne James
Director: Gavin Millar
Director: Tony Staveacre
Producer: Michael MacIntyre
Editor: Colin Nears

: Collector's World

This week's subjects include
Culzean Castle:
ARTHUR NEGUS visits-this unusual example of Robert Adam 's architecture on the Ayrshire coast. It houses among other things a fine collection of English and French furniture.
A short history of these window adornments based on information sent in by viewers.
Arthur Negus answers questions Introduced by Hugh Scully
Directors ROBIN DRAKE , PAUL SMITH Producer JOHN KING (from Bristol)


Unknown: Robert Adam
Unknown: Arthur Negus
Introduced By: Hugh Scully
Directors: Robin Drake
Directors: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: Out of the Unknown: The Chopper

by Nigel Kneale
The spirit of a dead motor cyclist seems reluctant to leave his wrecked machine.


Writer: Nigel Kneale
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Peter Cregeen
Jimmy Reed: Patrick Troughton
Chaser: George Sweeney
Sandie: Margaret Brady
Rupert Molloy: David Wood
Lorna Venn: Ann Morrish

: Whoosh

An outline of H. G. Wells (1866-1946)
Herbert George Wells , born in Bromley of poor parents, influenced a whole generation - with his science fiction, novels, prophecy, journalism, popular history, and ideas for world reform.
His energy and influence are described by The late Earl Attlee
John Braine , Vincent Brome Michael Foot , MP
Mme Odette Keun , Patrick Moore Frank Swinnerton , A. J. P. Taylor his sons:
Professor G. P. Wells , SCD, FRS Frank Wells and a draper, a citizen of Bromley, two science students, a zoologist.
Executive producer STEPHEN HEARST Written and directed by CHRISTOPHER BURSTALL
(H. G. Wells 's 'Love and Mr Lewisham ' has been dramatised in four parts: Part 2, Thursday BBC2, 8.30 pm)


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Unknown: Herbert George Wells
Unknown: Earl Attlee
Unknown: John Braine
Unknown: Vincent Brome
Unknown: Michael Foot
Unknown: Mme Odette Keun
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Frank Swinnerton
Unknown: A. J. P. Taylor
Unknown: Professor G. P. Wells
Unknown: Frank Wells
Directed By: Christopher Burstall
Unknown: H. G. Wells
Unknown: Mr Lewisham

: Late Night Line-Up Interview

'We live in a racist society... Differences are more important than similarities... The most obvious are race and colour.'
E. R. Braithwaite, the Guyanese author of the best-selling To Sir, With Love, now his country's ambassador at the United Nations.
He talks to Michael Dean about his forthcoming autobiography Reluctant Neighbours.


Interviewee: E. R. Braithwaite
Interviewer: Michael Dean
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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