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: Play School

Today's story: "Holes" by John Styles

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.10 pm)


Author (Holes): John Styles
Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: Open University

: Man at Work: Be Your Own Boss

The series that examines our working lives.

'I want to work for myself, not for a guv'nor.' What does it take to set up in business on your own - and is it worth it?


Producer: Suzanne Davies
Series Editor: Tony Matthews

: News Summary


: All in a Day: 4: The Match

A series of five new films which concentrate on a few hours of intense activity.

15 August 1972 - a day of reckoning right at the start of the new' soccer season.
For their first home match, Ipswich Town must play nearby Norwich City. But this is more than a local derby: Norwich have just won promotion to Division 1, and this is the first time the two clubs have ever faced each other in the senior league.
This film follows the events at Ipswich in the hours that lead up to the kick-off, as club officials grapple with an expected record crowd; the police deploys its strength to keep the rival fans apart; and Bobby Robson, Ipswich's team manager, breathes fire into the 11 men on whom rests the honour of all Suffolk.


Subject: Bobby Robson
Film Editor: David Martin
Producer: Roger Mills
Director: Tim King

: Music on 2: Michael Ponti

The American virtuoso plays
Scriabin Piano Sonata No 5
Schumann Symphonic Studies
Blumenfeld Study for the Left Hand Alone
Stravinsky Three movements from Petrushka
and talks to Robin Ray


Pianist/Interviewee: Michael Ponti
Interviewer: Robin Ray
Sound: Alan Fogg
Lighting: Peter Winn
Designer: David Jones
Producer: Geoffrey Haydon

: Osterley Park House

Arthur Negus visits Osterley Park House in Middlesex, a superb example of the work of Robert Adam, who not only re-shaped the house, originally built in Elizabethan times, but designed all the decor and the furniture, which has been rearranged as it is believed Adam intended.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Arthur Negus
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: Man Alive: Not on Speaking Terms

Reporters: Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Pitman, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

The modern home is usually bombarded with words - television, the telephone, radio and newspapers. Yet families often find it difficult to communicate on a personal level: husbands and wives who live under the same roof sometimes don't, won't or can't talk to each other.
They may share their children, meals, even the same bed, and yet one partner has nothing to say to the other. How do two people with so much in common get to a point where there is no verbal communication? What keeps these silent couples together?
Jeanne La Chard and a Man Alive film team have been talking to the husbands and wives who are not on speaking terms.
(The golden sounds of silence: pp 12-13)


Reporter: Jeanne La Chard
Producer: James Kenelm Clarke
Editor: Adam Clapham

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Is Nellie Dead?

by Tom Woodall
[Starring] Beatrix Lehmann as Mrs Fennel, Philip Latham as Paul Fennel, Robert Powell as Malcolm

Paul has sacrificed his personal life with Malcolm to care for his senile mother. Now he wonders how much more he can take.
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Writer: Tom Woodall
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Anne Head
Director: Herbert Wise
Mrs Fennel: Beatrix Lehmann
Paul Fennel: Philip Latham
Malcolm: Robert Powell

: Edition

Kenneth Allsop looks at the media and the messages - newspapers, magazines, publishing, advertising...



Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Ian Breach
Reporter: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Will Wyatt
Executive Producer: Mike Fentiman

: News Extra

with David Tindall



Newsreader: David Tindall

: Closedown

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