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: Play School

"Wilfred Wilmott's Circus" Presented by The Playboard Puppets

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.10 pm)


Puppeteers (Wilfred Wilmott's Circus): The Playboard Puppets

: Closedown

: Ireland: 5: Green, White and Gold

Some episodes from her past.

In 1916 the Easter Rising was crushed inside a week. Five years later the Irish Free State was established.


Director: Brigit Barry
Producer: Howard Smith

: Closedown

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Money at Work: A Nation of Taxpayers

With the proposed changes in income tax and the introduction of value added tax the British tax structure is due for its greatest alteration since William Pitt slapped on income tax in 1799. How will the changes affect taxpayers? Are there any lessons that Europe can teach us?

Presented by Brian Widlake
With Paul Griffiths, David Taylor and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Reporter: Paul Griffiths
Reporter: David Taylor
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Associate Producer: Peter Dunkley
Executive Producer: John Dekker

: Heritage: 1: HM The Queen holds an Investiture

Robert Hardy visits and explains some of Britain's most colourful ceremonies.


Presenter: Robert Hardy

: 1936 The Turning Point

('36 Le Grand Tournant)
The first of two outstanding documentaries from France.

'The voice of history stutters': this telling phrase opens Henri de Turenne's detailed analysis of the rise and fall of the uneasy radical alliance that formed the French Popular Front. Archive film illustrates how the events of May 1968 echo the political stirrings of 1936.
Commentary written by Jean-Francois Reval
(This Week's Films: page 13)


Based on an idea by: Pierre Hadrien
Writer: Jean-Francois Reval
English translation: John Minchinton
Director: Henri de Turenne
Presented for BBCtv by: David Francis

: News on 2


: Film Night

The Other, Slaughterhouse-Five, Images are among the films Sheridan Morley and Philip Jenkinson review in this month's round-up of current releases.


Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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