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: Money at Work: For Better or Worse

An eve-of-the-Common Market edition, and report on the British economy
Presented by Brian Widlake
(Shown last Friday)


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: Ripples in the Ether

The Royal Institution, London, Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People by Geoffrey Gouriet
Chief Engineer, BBC Research and Development
1: How It All Began
Nowadays, we all take for granted our transistor radios, hi-fi, and colour television sets. Yet to people 50 years ago all these things would have appeared absolutely fantastic.
With the use of many fascinating experiments GEOFFREY GOURIET takes us back even farther-to those first exciting responses of magnetism and electricity which meant the birth of radio as we know it today.
(Lecture 2: Monday. 6.25 pm)


Unknown: Geoffrey Gouriet
Unknown: Geoffrey Gouriet
Producer: Alan Sleath

: News Review: Aspects of a Quiet Year: 1972

A special edition which selects from the past 12 months some Aspects of a Quiet Year: 1972
Introduced by John Edmunds



Presenter: John Edmunds
Editor: Bill Northwood

: News Summary and Weather


: America

A Personal History of the United States in 13 parts written and narrated by Alistair Cooke
8: Domesticating a Wilderness
The rail link across the continent, which was completed in 1869; the invention of the wind pump, the steel-faced plough and barbed wire-these developments were fatal not only to the Indian but to the free-ranging cowboy with his now-romanticised lawlessness. ALISTAIR COOKE looks at the end of the Wild West, and at some of the men and - especially - women who tamed it.
(Rptd: Monday, 8.25 pm. This series Is currently printed in The Listener)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Director: Tim Si.
Producer: Michael Gill

: The Moiseyev Ballet

My dancers should not only master technique, but they should have unusual stamina, the daring of an acrobat, the skill of a juggler, the speed of a fencer and know how to act as well.
A spectacular hour of entertainment - the internationally famous MOISEYEV DANCE COMPANY performs a programme of Russian folk dances throbbing with the breathless energy that has thrilled audiences throughout the world. Orchestra conducted by NIKOLAI NEKRASOW
Choreography and artistic direction of the ensemble and the programme IGOR MOISEYEV
Directed by KURT PAETI at Bavaria Studios, Munich t.


Unknown: Igor Moiseyev
Conducted By: Nikolai Nekrasow
Directed By: Kurt Paeti

: But Seriously - It's Sheila Hancock

with Peter Hall , Alfie Bass
Michael Hordern , Ronnie Stevens Paul McDowell , Dennis Plenty
Variations on a theme in the form of poetry, comedy sketches, songs and discussion.
This week: Art for whose Sake?
Written by Michael FRAYN


Unknown: Peter Hall
Unknown: Alfie Bass
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Ronnie Stevens
Unknown: Paul McDowell
Written By: Michael Frayn
Written By: Paul McDowell
Unknown: Ogden Nash
Unknown: N. R. Simpson
Director: Vernon Lawrence
Producer: Barry Took

: The View from Daniel Pike

Roddy McMillan as Pike in Big Fleas, Little Fleas by NICK MCCARTY with Jean Taylor-Smith Adrienne Corri
The Clearances seem to have come to Scotland again and Pike finds himself working on the side of the villains.
Cast in order of appearance
Series devised by EDWARD BOYD Script editor GRAHAM WILLIAMS Designer HELEN RAE
Producer KEITH Williams Director RODERICK GRAHAM
(Roddy McMillan : see pages 12-13)


Unknown: Roddy McMillan
Unknown: Nick McCarty
Unknown: Jean Taylor-Smith
Unknown: Adrienne Corri
Unknown: Edward Boyd
Designer: Helen Rae
Producer: Keith Williams
Director: Roderick Graham
Unknown: Roddy McMillan
Jack: Bill Henderson
Pike: Roddy McMillan
Catriona: Jean Taylor-Smith
Mrs Eustace: Adrienne Corri
Lowther: Donald Douglas
Alice: Karin MacCarthy
Boag: Robert Fyfe

: Up the Channel

A last half-hearted stand before entry.
Patriotically presented by James Cameron, Kenny Everett, William Rushton, John Wells


Presenter: James Cameron
Presenter: Kenny Everett
Presenter: William Rushton
Presenter: John Wells
Animation: Bob Gale
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Ian Keill
Executive Producer: Mike Fentiman

: John Ford's Tobacco Road

Gene Tierney , Dana Andrews
With no money to buy seed, Jeeter Lester has planted no crops for seven years, and he and his family are barely eking out an existence. But with the same spirit as the Joad family in The Grapes of Wrath they never give up hope and never lose their sense of humour.
Director JOHN FORD
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Unknown: Gene Tierney
Unknown: Dana Andrews
Unknown: Jeeter Lester
Director: John Ford
Jeeter Lester: Charley Grapewin
Sister Bessie: Marjorie Rambeau
Ellie May: Gene Tierney
Dude Lester: William Tracy
Ada Lester: Elizabeth Patterson
Dr Tim: Dana Andrews
Peabody: Slim Summerville
Lo V: Ward Bond
George Payne: Grant Mitchell
Grandma: Zoffie Tilbury
Man on road: Francis Ford

: News Summary; Weather


: Closedown

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