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: Play School

Story: "Bod and the Cherry Tree" by Michael and Joanne Cole

(Repeated today on BBC2 at 4.10 pm)


Author (Bod and the Cherry Tree): Michael Cole
Author (Bod and the Cherry Tree): Joanne Cole
Presenter: Carmen Munro
Presenter: Lionel Morton

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: Open University

: Man at Work

Beat the Clock: what's so sacred about fixed working hours? Couldn't they be more flexible?
Series editor TONY MATTHEWS


Producer: Suzanne Davies
Editor: Tony Matthews

: Johnny Morris in Mexico: 6: Mexico City and the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco

Six films of a jaunt in the sun

In the 14th century the Aztecs settled on two mud-banks in the centre of a huge mountain lake. They practised 'land reclamation' by floating rafts of wattles, mud and reeds, the roots of which anchored the rafts to the lake bed. Over the centuries the whole area took root and it is now Mexico City. All that remains of the lake is a group of 'canals' on which grows a beautiful, green leafy moss. They are called 'The Floating Gardens of Xochimilco' and, together with Chapultepec Park in the centre of the city, they are one of the Mexicans' favourite Sunday resorts.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Film Cameraman: Jim Saunders
Producer: Brian Patten

: Man Alive

The Ceremonial Man - retired
Five years ago this week Mauritius, a tiny island in the Indian Ocean, celebrated its independence from British colonial rule. Behind the fun of the festivities, a retired British Army colonel was in reflective mood. Colonel Eric Hefford had organised the independence celebrations for eight different countries. Mauritius was the end of the road. The pink bits on the map had all but run out.
Five years ago Man Alive followed COLONEL HEFFORD as he brought military precision to the pomp and protocol of Independence Day. Today JOHN PERCIVAL meets him again and asks what his plans are now with so few colonies left, fewer still that can afford the de luxe celebrations Colonel Hefford provides.


Reporters: Jeremy James
Unknown: John Pitman
Unknown: Jack Pizzey
Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Harold Williamson
Unknown: Eric Hefford
Unknown: John Percival

: Midweek Cinema: Period of Adjustment

Starring Jane Fonda, Jim Hutton, Tony Franciosa

Two young couples are going through a period of adjustment - George Haverstick has doubts about his ability to be an adequate husband, Ralph Baitz has rebelled against the domination of his wife's parents.
One of Tennessee Williams's rare comedies, Period of Adjustment takes a number of perceptive digs at the American dream.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Author: Tennessee Williams
Director: George Roy Hill
Isabel Haverstick: Jane Fonda
George Haverstick: Jim Hutton
Ralph Baitz: Tony Franciosa
Dorothea Baitz: Lois Nettleton
Stewart P. McGill: John McGiver
Mrs Alice McGill: Mabel Albertson
Desk sergeant: Jack Albertson

: Edition

Kenneth Allsop introduces a look 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 John Edmunds; Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Closedown

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