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: Play School

Story: "Richard's Sandcastle" by Jean Watson

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.15 pm)


Author (Richard's Sandcastle): Jean Watson
Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Jon Glover

: Closedown

: Open University

: Homes and the Homeless

A series of ten programmes 10:To the Future
It has been said there is now no national housing problem, but a variety of local problems. What should be the national housing policy?
JOHN TUSA talks to Paul Channon , Nip
Minister of Housing, and to the Rt Hon Anthony Crosland , mp


Talks: John Tusa
Unknown: Paul Channon
Unknown: Anthony Crosland
Producer: John Eidinow

: News Summary


: Our Band

A documentary film in which Henry Livings - author, play-wright, and vice-president of the Dobcross Brass Band - observes the Whit Friday celebrations in the Pennine community of Saddleworth. The climax of the day is the traditional brass band competition, held simultaneously in Dobcross and the seven other villages of the Saddleworth area. As it happened, this Whit Friday was wet. It poured. It bucketed down all day. But undeterred, the bandsmen - dogged and dripping - blew on regardless...
Henry Livings Choice: page 5


Presenter: Henry Livings
Film Editor: Andrew Page
Producer: Roger Mills
Director: Tim King

: Man Alive: Why Pick on Us?

Reporters Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Pitman, Jack Pizzey, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This week: Why Pick on Us?
Last month, thousands of angry men, women and children marched across Canvey Island to plant home-made crosses on what is left of their countryside. They believe their island is about to be crucified. The land has been bought by two oil giants to build refineries and permission to build has been granted.
The Government says it's all 'In the interests of the national economy.' But the people of Canvey say: 'Why pick on us?'
Jim Douglas Henry and a film team have been looking at the protest and Desmond Wilcox with an Outside Broadcast unit, in the local school, brings planners and people together.


Reporter: Jim Douglas Henry
Reporter: Desmond Wilcox
Producer: Tom Conway
Editor: Adam Clapham

: Midweek Cinema: Mine Own Executioner

Starring Burgess Meredith, Dulcie Gray, Kieron Moore
with Barbara White, John Laurie, Christine Norden

Psychiatrist Felix Milne reluctantly accepts a new case - a young ex-fighter pilot who has been a prisoner of war in Japan. But Milne himself is suffering from a serious emotional disturbance. Overwork and growing neurosis make him intolerant with his wife and neglectful of his patient - who turns out to be a dangerous schizophrenic.

This Week's Films: page 9


Screenplay/From his own novel: Nigel Balchin
Producer/Director: Anthony Kimmins
Producer: Jack Kitchin
Felix Milne: Burgess Meredith
Patricia Milne: Dulcie Gray
Peter Edge: Michael Shepley
Barbara Edge: Christine Korden
Adam Lucian: Kieron Moore
Molly Lucian: Barbara White
Dr Norris Pile: Walter Fitzgerald
Sir George Freethorne: Edgar Norfolk
Dr James Garsten: John Laurie
Dr Hans Tautz: Martin Miller
Robert Paston: Clive Morton
Julian Briant: Joss Ambler
Inspector Pierce: Jack Raine

: Edition

A look at the stories, the issues and the people from the world of newspapers, magazines, publishing and advertising.


Reporter: Ian Breach
Reporter: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Will Wyatt

: News Extra

with John Edmunds; Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Closedown

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