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: Play School

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.15 pm)

: Closedown

: Newsroom

with Clive Jacobs; Weather


Newsreader: Clive Jacobs

: Europa: The Story of a Song

'Lilli Marlene,' the song which marched with the troops through the Second World War and is still played today to soldiers in Vietnam. Perhaps the greatest European hit of all time, it has crossed every frontier, in war and peace, since it was written over half-a-century ago. It's a success story full of surprises.
Film report by Sender Freies TV Station, Berlin.
Introduced by Derek Hart


Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: Maryse Addison

: War and Peace: 14: Escape

by Leo Tolstoy
dramatised in 20 parts by Jack Pulman

Although the French advance was nearing Moscow, Countess Rostova refused to leave until she heard from Petya. The Russian army was committed to battle against the French at Borodino, and at the end of the day both sides withdrew exhausted- Andrei having been badly wounded.

(Anthony Hopkins is a National Theatre player)
(Repeated next Saturday evening. The title music of War and Peace is available on record, RE5L, 9, price 49p, from most record shops)


Author: Leo Tolstoy
Dramatist: Jack Pulman
Producer: David Conroy
Director: John Davies
Napoleon: David Swift
Kutuzov: Frank Middlemass
Marshal Berthier: John Breslin
General Benningsen: Kevin Stoney
Barclay de Tolly: John Cazabon
Yermolov: Rollo Gamble
Count Rostopchin: Richard Hurndall
Pierre: Anthony Hopkins
Galitsyn: Gordon Faith
Rostopchin's clerk: Ray Roberts
Helene: Fiona Gaunt
Natasha: Morag Hood
Sonya: Joanna David
Mitenka: Hugh Cross
Olga: Judith Pollard
Countess Rostova: Faith Brook
Count Rostov: Rupert Davies
Petya: Rufus Frampton
Wounded soldier: Roy Pattison
Wounded officer: Harvey Ashby
Andrei: Alan Dobie
Orderly: Terence Conoley

: Horizon: Navigating Europe

Sheffield and Rotherham, major ports with direct access to Europe. Watford, the ocean-going terminal of the M1. Plans that could become reality if Britain used her waterways properly.
In Europe, canals carry bulk goods at low cost and ease congestion on the roads. Old canals are improved, new ones built. Soon it will be possible for sea-going barges to travel the 2,175 miles from Rotterdam to the Black Sea. But in England, where loaded barges are already arriving direct from Europe, the canal systems can't cope.
On the eve of entry into the Common Market, Horizon compares at first-hand the waterways of Britain and Europe and asks isn't it time we took our canals seriously?
(Repeated next Saturday)


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Bruce Norman
Producer: Christopher La Fontaine

: News on 2


: The Mad Trapper

A new film by David Cobham

The dramatic story of a manhunt which took place between the spring of 1931 and 17 February 1932 in the frozen Far North of Canada.
The Royal Canadian Mounties - using nine dog teams and, for the first time in history, two-way radio and an aeroplane, armed with guns and dynamite - took 54 days to track the man down. To this day no one knows who the man was. He wanted to be alone, to speak to no one. And they called him the Mad Trapper.



Director: David Cobham
Writer: Antony Penikett
Photography: Ken Westbury
Recorded by: Dave Brinicombe
Film Editor: Mark Anderson
Music composed and played by: Larry Adler
The Mad Trapper: Del Henney
Eames: Neil McCallum
Carter: Brandon Brady
King: Dan McDonald
Millen: George Robertson
Sarge: Richard Alden
Ernie: Joe Austin

: Georgia Brown: In Concert

Georgia Brown tackles a wide range of songs, from a Cockney medley to the Soul of 'Ain't no sunshine,' from Jacques Brel's 'Fils de' to Randy Newman's 'Mama told me not to come.'



Singer: Georgia Brown
Musical Director: Johnny Harris
Singers: The Ladybirds
Designer: Lesley Joan Bremness
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: Closedown

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