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: Play School

Story: Two Can Toucan written and illustrated by DAVID MCKEE


Illustrated By: David McKee
Presenters: Sarah Long
Illustrated By: Johnny Silvo

: Closedown

: Open University

: Man at Work

Down with Drudgery!
What can be done to take the tedium out of routine work?


Producer: Michael Weatherley

: Johnny Morris in Mexico

Six films of a jaunt in the sun
4: Acapulco, Toluca, Teotihuacan Johnny bathes in the gigantic Pacific rollers at Acapulco before setting off for Mexico City. He visits a typical peasant family and learns some home truths about tortillas. At Toluca he finds another bustling Indian market and the film ends on the ancient Aztec pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan.
Producer BRIAN PATTEN (from Bristol)


Producer: Brian Patten

: Man Alive

If Only We Could Afford It
Throughout the country slums are being torn down and replaced with new and better council housing. But the cost of higher living standards often means higher rents. The authorities who set the rent must face the possibility that the homes which they build to free people from the tyranny of the slum are imposing on them another tyranny - debt. The problem can affect all new council estates and new towns. When one third of a town is behind with the rent something must be wrong.
Tonight Man Alive is at Thames-mead for a filmed report by JACK PIZZEY and an outside broadcast discussion chaired by DESMOND WILCOX between the GLC, who collect the rents, and the people who live there and say, ' We like it, if only we could afford it.'


Reporters: Jeremy James
Unknown: Jeanne La
Unknown: John Pitman
Unknown: Jack Pizzey
Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Harold Williamson
Unknown: Jack Pizzey
Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Producer: Terry O'Reilly
Editor: Adam Clapham

: The Swan

A film starring Alee Guinness
Grace Keny , LOUIS Jourdan with Agnes Moorehead Jessie Royce Landis
Brian Aherne , Leo G. Carrroll
Estelle Winwood , Van Dyke Parks The lovely Princess Alexandra is at the mercy of her matchmaking mother who is determined to make her a Queen. When the visiting Crown Prince Albert shows little interest, Alexandra's mother hits on the old formula of making Albert jealous.
This sparkling Ruritanian comedy provided Alec Guinness with his first Hollywood role and cast Grace Kelly as the princess - part she was soon destined to play in real life.
Producer dore SCHARY Director CHARLES VIDOR


Unknown: Alee Guinness
Unknown: Grace Keny
Unknown: Louis Jourdan
Unknown: Agnes Moorehead
Unknown: Jessie Royce Landis
Unknown: Brian Aherne
Unknown: Leo G. Carrroll
Unknown: Estelle Winwood
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Grace Kelly
Director: Charles Vidor
Princess Alexandra: Grace Kelly
Prince Albert: Alec Guinness
Dr Nicholas Agi: Louis Jourdan
Queen Maria Dominika: Agnes Moorehead
Princess Beatrix: Jessie Royce Landis
Father Hyacinth: Brian Aherne
Caesar: Leo G Carroll
Symphorosa: Estelle Winwood
George: van Dyke Parks
Arsene: Christopher Cook
Capt Wunderlich: Robert Coote
Countess Sibenstoyn: Doris Lloyd
Beatrix's maid: Edith Barrett

: Edition

Kenneth Allsop introduces a look at the world of information, comment and persuasion. The Lobby: there are over 100 Westminster Lobby correspondents reporting the goings on behind the scenes of British politics. They have their own rules and operate on sufferance from politicians. Are they just ' the messenger boys of British democracy'?
Edition looks at this unique institution of British journalism. Reporter CHRIS DUNKLEY
Executive producer MIKE FENTIMAN


Introduces: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Mike Fentiman

: News Extra

with John Edmunds Weather


Unknown: John Edmunds

: Closedown

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