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: Play School

Story: "Make a Bigger Puddle make a Smaller Worm" by Marion Walter

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.10 pm)


Author (Make a Bigger Puddle make a Smaller Worm): Marion Walter
Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Don Spencer
Pianist: William Blezard
Designer: Christine Castle
Scriptwriter/Director: John Lane
Producer: Michael Cole
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Ireland: 9: This Handful of Dreams

Some episodes from her past in a series of ten programmes.

The Gaelic, Catholic and rural ideals of the Gaelic League had an important influence both on the development of Irish culture and on the development of the Irish State.


Director: Brigit Barry
Producer: Howard Smith

: Closedown

: Newsroom

with Clive Jacobs; Weather


Newsreader: Clive Jacobs

: 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
(Postponed from 3 November. Repeated next Sunday afternoon)


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

: Heritage: 5: The Procession and Installation Service of The Most Noble Order of the Garter

Pageantry and ceremonial provide a living link with our nation's past Robert Hardy visits and explains some of Britain's most colourful ceremonies

At Windsor the newly invested Garter Knights process with their Sovereign through the Castle to St George's Chapel, where television cameras were permitted to witness part of this unique service for the first time.


Presenter: Robert Hardy

: World Cinema: Marcel Carne

A profile of this brilliant French director by Sheridan Morley and Philip Jenkinson introduces the first of two of his films.

Tonight, in black and white:
[See listing below]


Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson

: Le jour se leve

Starring Jean Gabin, Arletty, Jules Berry

"Le jour se leve" is a classic story of love and jealousy; a Paris workman murders the seducer of his sweetheart and then barricades himself in his room to await the dawn.
Les Enfants du Paradis (Part 1)


Screenplay: Jacques Prevert
From an original story by: Jacques Viot
Director: Marcel Carne
Francois: Jean Gabin
Clara: Arletty
Monsieur Valentin: Jules Berry
Francoise: Jacqueline Laurent
Gaston: Bernard Blier
Police Officer: Jacques Baumer
Concierge: Mady Berry
Polo: Peres

: Film Night: Films of the Month

Portnoy's Complaint, Jeremiah Johnson, The Amazing Mr Blunden and The Great Waltz 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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