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: Play School

Story: "Surprise in Silvester Street" by Cherry Pearce

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.10 pm)


Author (Surprise in Silvester Street): Cherry Pearce
Presenter: Sarah Long
Presenter: Johnny Silvo

: Closedown

: Open University

: Sixteen Plus: 5: A Matter of Skill...

A series for teachers in schools and colleges of further education.

How far can traditional skills analysis be applied to the social skills?


Producer: David Allen

: Open University

: Their World: 3: Elephants

A new film series about animal behaviour and survival.

About a quarter of a million elephants are crowded into Africa's National Parks. To stay alive, each has to search for three or four hundred pounds of greenery daily. Is there enough to go round? Are there too many elephants?
Dr Harvey Crooze has been studying elephant behaviour at close quarters to try to find the answers.


Expert: Dr Harvey Crooze
Narrator: Hugh Falkus
Scientific Editor: Professor Niko Tinbergen
Presented by: Christopher Parsons

: Europa

Corsica - for tourists 'a sunlit jewel in the Mediterranean' - for many of the locals 'a last colony of France.' Derek Hart reports on the preparations for next week's French elections from an island where ballot boxes traditionally end up on the sea-bed.
French television also reports on the electorate in a very different atmosphere, a Northern market town, and on the campaign of two extremist candidates.

Introduced by Derek Hart


Presenter/Reporter (Corsica): Derek Hart
Producer: Maryse Addison

: Weir of Hermiston: Part 3

A serial in four parts based on the unfinished novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised by Tom Wright
Starring Tom Fleming as Lord Weir
with Edith McArthur, Leonard Maguire, David Rintoul, David Dundas and Virginia Stark

Archie's love for Christina has been discovered by his aunt and his guest Frank Innes. The affair has brought Archie, once again, into collision with his father.

BBC Scotland
(Repeated next Saturday evening)


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised by: Tom Wright
Designer: Archie Clark
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Director: Tina Wakerell
Adam Weir: Tom Fleming
Archie Weir: David Rintoul
Lord Glenalmond: Leonard Maguire
Christina Elliott: Virginia Stark
Kirstie Elliott: Edith MacArthur
Frank Innes: David Dundas
Maid: Sally Kinghorn
Hob Elliott: Tom Watson
Dand Elliott: Paul Young
Mrs. Elliott: Mary Riggans
Clem Elliott: Michael Elder
Gib Elliott: John Shedden
Pringle: Michael Bruce
Hay: Martin Black
Dr. Gow: Simon Lack
Sheriff Walker: Bryden Murdoch

: Times Remembered by Proud Mums: 4: Vidal Sassoon's mother, Betty

Vidal Sassoon's rags-to-riches life-story reads like an old Hollywood film script. And guess what. 'Owes it all to his mum' - 72-year-old Betty Sassoon. Tonight she tells John Pitman just how her dream came true.


Interviewee: Betty Sassoon
Interviewer: John Pitman
Director: Jim Murray

: Horizon: ...And Where Will the Children Play?

How do you make the future livable? In Vancouver, population one million, up to five million by 2025, housing land will run out by the year 2000. In Boulder, Colorado, the population has so mushroomed that people can enter some recreation areas by permit only. Alarmed for the future the citizens have cried: 'stop!' Stop economic and population growth and reallocate resources to improve our quality of life.
But how? Will people give up their demand for more consumer goods? Will they voluntarily limit their personal freedoms? This film shows the unique attempt by two cities to solve their growth problems. Do we, in this country, care sufficiently about the future to learn from their example?


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Film Editor: Christopher Woolley
Editor: Bruce Norman
Producer: Michael Barnes

: The Great Acrobile

by Roy Minton
The fourth in this season of short plays from Birmingham

There are only seven people in the village hall but the Great Acrobile is determined to reveal great roller-skating feats.


Writer: Roy Minton
Script Editor: Barry Hanson
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: David Rose
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Mawson: Bernard Spear
Bernard: Brian Godfrey
Sproggs: John Garrie
Ticky: Ian Gemmell
Mick: Ben Tabiner
Slim: Ralph Arliss

: Buddy Rich and his Orchestra: In Concert

Saxophones Pat Labarbera, Brian Grivna, Jimmy Mosher, Don Englert, Joe Calo
Trombones Bruce Paulson, Tony Dimaggio, John Heimkreiter
Trumpets Lin Biviano, Jeff Stout, Wayne Naus, John Deflon
Piano Robert Dogan
Bass Paul Kondziela

The man some say is the greatest drum technician alive drives his orchestra through their paces, including jazz standards by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn and Thelonious Monk.
(Buddy Rich appears by arrangement with Harold Davison)


Orchestra leader/Drummer: Buddy Rich
Saxophonist: Pat Labarbera
Saxophonist: Brian Grivna
Saxophonist: Jimmy Mosher
Saxophonist: Don Englert
Saxophonist: Joe Calo
Trombonist: Bruce Paulson
Trombonist: Tony Dimaggio
Trombonist: John Heimkreiter
Trumpeter: Lin Biviano
Trumpeter: Jeff Stout
Trumpeter: Wayne Naus
Trumpeter: John Deflon
Pianist: Robert Dogan
Bassist: Paul Kondziela
Designer: Lesley Joan Bremness
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: News Extra

with David Tindall


Newsreader: 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.



Presenter: Michael Dean
Producer: Philip Speight

: Closedown

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