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: Play School

Story: The White Oxen of Laon (traditional). Presenters


Unknown: Diane Dorgan
Unknown: Lionel Morton

: Closedown

: Open University

5.50-6.15 Closedown

: Sixteen Plus

A series for teachers in schools and colleges of further education. 1: Changing Roles
PROFESSOR w. D. WALL explores some of the social and vocational problems of adolescence with MICHAEL MOLYNEUX.


Unknown: Michael Molyneux.
Producer: David Allen

: Open University

: News Summary


: Web of Life

The Living Tundra
The Alaskan midwinter is dark and frozen: little can live there. But in spring the change is total, from a land locked in ice to a vibrant scene of flower-fringed lakes with endless daylight.
Great flocks of wildfowl arrive; insects hatch; lemmings breed; and large animals like moose, caribou, grizzly bear and wolf roam the tundra in search of food. How their various lives interact is important because modern man is now on the tundra, one of the harshest but also one of the most fragile environments on earth. Written and narrated by HUGH FALKUS
Film editor JOHN MERRITT
Producer RICHARD BROCK (from Bristol)


Editor: John Merritt
Producer: Richard Brock

: Europa

Rails For the Future
All over Europe, railways are suffering from old age. For speed and convenience, passengers have turned to more modern means of transport, the car and the plane. But in the 1970s these attitudes are changing.
Swiss Television reports on the Swiss railway's plans for a rosier future, and West German Television looks at Europe's only luxury train, the Trans Europe Express.
Introduced by DEREK HART


Introduced By: Derek Hart
Producer: Maryse Addison

: War and Peace

by LEO TOLSTOY : dramatised in 20 parts by JACK PULMAN leave Moscow and the great retreat began. Pierre and Platon were among the prisoners taken to help the French army on the move but PIaton was shot after he became ill. Pierre was rescued by a partisan group but Petya, operating with them, was killed.


Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Unknown: Jack Pulman
Producer: David Conroy
Director: John Davies
Natasha: Morag Hood
Maria: Angela Down
Countess Rostova: Faith Brook
Count Rostov: Rupert Davies
Sonya: Joanna David
Pierre: Anthony Hopkins
Gerasim: Erik Chitty
Katishe: Josie Kidd
Julie: Karin MacCarthy
Count Rostopchin: Richard Hurndall
Prince Vasili Kuragin: Basil Henson
Boris Drubetskoy: Neil Stacy
Princess Drubetskoya: Anne Blake
Kutuzov: Frank Middlemass
Tsar Alexander: Donald Douglas

: Times Remembered by Proud Mums

1: Margot Fonteyn 's mother,
Mrs Hilda Hookham
Because little Peggy Hookham 's father thought that she needed 'deportment' when she was five years old she was sent to dancing lessons.
Peggy liked lessons so much that she decided to become a ballerina, changed her name to Margot Fonteyn and now, almost 50 years later, is still captivating audiences around the world with her brilliance.
Margot Fonteyn has told her own story many times. Now her mother, 78-year-old MRS HILDA HOOKHAM, tells JOHN PITMAN some of the stories that she remembers about her famous daughter.


Unknown: Margot Fonteyn
Unknown: Mrs Hilda Hookham
Unknown: Peggy Hookham
Unknown: Margot Fonteyn
Unknown: Margot Fonteyn
Unknown: Mrs Hilda
Unknown: John Pitman
Director: Jim Murray

: Horizon

Crime Lab
A jewel robbery, a hit-and-run, and the Case of the Skeleton in the Sand Dunes illustrate the work of forensic scientists and the police they assist. How do they discover the characteristics of an individual bullet as it enters a body? How are blood stains identified or microscopic flakes of paint? How do voiceprints and lie-detectors work?
The crime labs of Britain and America have different priorities and different techniques. Each can learn from the other. They also have different success rates. Britain's is currently better.
But how long can we hold out against a rapidly rising tide of drugs and violence? What can we learn from American experience? Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Clare Douglas
Editor: Bruce Norman
Producer: Alec Nisbett

: Swallow Your Leader

One weekend three groups met in the country for a potentially explosive experiment in organised living: working-class children from Liverpool, members of a commune and youth workers, and a documentary camera crew.
JEREMY SEABROOK watched the fascinating outcome.
Producer COLIN THOMAS (from Bristol)


Unknown: Jeremy Seabrook
Producer: Colin Thomas

: Bonnie Koloc

In Concert
Some folk, blues and jazz from the American singer/composer with songs such as ' Black Water ' and ' Hey Jude.'


Designer: Lesley Joan Bremness
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: News Extra

with David Tindall Weather


Unknown: David Tindall

: Real Time

A weekly round-up of issues concerning the world of television. Michael Dean surveys the week's output and invites others to assess its achievements and effect.
Producer philip SPEIGHT


Unknown: Michael Dean

: Closedown

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