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: Play School

Story: The Duck Pond by Malcolm Carrick

(Repeated today on BBC2 at 4.10 pm)


Author (The Duck Pond): Malcolm Carrick
Presenter: Carmen Munro
Presenter: Lionel Morton

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: Play School

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: Open University

: Sixteen Plus: 7: The More We Are Together...

Should all 16-19-year-olds be educated under one roof?
(Book, 80 p: p63)


Producer: David Allen

: Open University

: Their World

Animal behaviour and survival. 5: Animal Senses
Some moths can detect females at a range of six miles. Discovering how animal sense organs function is important, for not only are they often superior to our own but they are the guides for the behaviour of the animals themselves. Narrator HUGH FALKUS
Scientific editor
Presented by CHRISTOPHER PARSONS (from Bristol)


Unknown: Professor Niko Tinbergen
Presented By: Christopher Parsons

: Europa

No one in Holland is surprised to see a monk in a lounge suit standing as a left-wing delegate on a town council, or a nun donning a crash helmet and motor-cycling to work everyday. It's all part of the liberalisation of religious attitudes for which the Dutch Church blazed the trail some years ago. But in this atmosphere of revolution, there are many who want to return to the strict disciplines of the traditional Church.
Two contrasting reports from a free commune and a closed order. Introduced by DEREK HART


Introduced By: Derek Hart
Producer: Maryse Addison

: Bel-Ami: 1: Georges

by Guy de Maupassant
Dramatised in five parts by Robert Muller

Georges Duroy, an ex-Hussar, is working as a junior railway clerk in Paris. Badly paid, he feels drawn towards the apparently unattainable rich life of Paris which teems all around him.
(Repeated next Saturday evening)


Author: Guy de Maupassant
Dramatised by: Robert Muller
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: John Davies
Georges Duroy: Robin Ellis
Fat Diner: John Johnson
Diner's Wife: Felicity Stapley
Charles Forestier: James Cossins
Rachel: Mitzi Rogers
Jacques Rival: Garfield Morgan
Norbert de Varenne: Peter Sallis
M Walter: John Bryans
Madeleine: Suzanne Neve
Manservant: Maurice Quick
Clotilde: Elvi Hale
Laurine: Gillian Bailey
Mme Walter: Margaret Courtenay
Comte de Vaudrec: John Wentworth
Tattle: Arthur Pentelow
Max: Michael Craze
Dancers, acrobats, jugglers: Elizabeth Berkeley
Dancers, acrobats, jugglers: Unity Grimwood
Dancers, acrobats, jugglers: Lauretta Kerr
Dancers, acrobats, jugglers: Jacqui Letherby
Dancers, acrobats, jugglers: Elizabeth Stevenson
Dancers, acrobats, jugglers: Kay Zimmerman
Dancers, acrobats, jugglers: Ted Durante
Dancers, acrobats, jugglers: Reubin Martin
Dancers, acrobats, jugglers: Johnny Lamonte
Dancers, acrobats, jugglers: Billy Thompson

: Times Remembered

GORDON SNELL talks to Sir Frederic Osborn
New Towns give people better living conditions nearer their work. They owe much to the pioneers of the Garden City movement. SIR FREDERIC OSBORN became one of the first of a new profession, the Town Planner; in 1920 he established Welwyn Garden City. Producer RICHARD THOMAS


Talks: Gordon Snell
Unknown: Sir Frederic Osborn
Unknown: Sir Frederic Osborn
Producer: Richard Thomas

: Horizon: Rail Crash

At 100 mph a passenger train can't dodge out of danger like a car. But, statistically, you are 200 times safer in the compartment of a British passenger train than you are in a car.
This film, using the few steam trains that remain, recreates the circumstances of past rail accidents - Clayton Tunnel in 1861, Armagh in 1889, Quintinshill in 1915 - and shows how our technical wizardry and high rail-safety record has been bought with the lives of Victorian travellers.
"...it fulfilled all three of the basic obligations of the Corporation's overall duty to inform, educate and entertain" (The Times)


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Nick Rhodes

: Atrocity

by David Rudkin
The sixth in this season of short plays from Birmingham.

'The nice dreams they end just a moment too soon. Nightmares they end just in time. Good job...!'


Writer: David Rudkin
Designer: Stanley Morris
Producer: David Rose
Director: Barry Hanson
Jepson: Anthony Douse
Miss Miles: Alex Marshall
Mrs McAllister: Doreen Hepburn
Stranger in Waxworks: Malcolm Terris

: The Kinks: In Concert

The Kinks Kronikle brought up to date, from the raucous You Really Got Me ' to the brass band revival of ' The Village Green Preservation Society.'
RAY DAVIES (lead vocals/guitar) DAVE DAVIES (lead guitar) JOHN DALTON (bass guitar) JOHN GOSLING (piano) MICK AVERY (drums)
MIKE COTTON (trumpet)
ALAN HOLMES (saxophone) JOHN BEECHAM (trombone)
Musical director pip WILLIAMS


Unknown: Ray Davies
Guitar: Dave Davies
Bass: John Dalton
Piano: John Gosling
Unknown: Alan Holmes
Unknown: John Beecham
Unknown: Dennis Channon
Design: Jeremy Davies
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: News Extra

with David Tindall; Weather


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

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