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: Play School

Story: "The Day it Rained" by Laurence Hammond

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.10 pm)


Author (The Day it Rained): Laurence Hammond

: Closedown

: Open University

: Mistress of Hardwick: 10: When Hardwick Towers Shall Bow Their Heads

Scenes from an Elizabethan life by Alison Plowden
Book, 70p: see page 62


Writer: Alison Plowden
Costumes: Sally Nieper
Make-up: Sylvia James
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Director: Rodney Bennett
Producer: Victor Poole
Narrator: Gary Watson
Bess: Hilary Mason
William Cavendish: Barrie Cookson
Chaplain: David Ashford

: News Summary


: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower from
' The Magnolias,' Shropshire
Most of today's activities are in the greenhouse where PERCY THROWER deals with the potting of rooted cuttings of hydrangea, sows the seed of primula malacoides and pots-on other plants.
Producer BILL DUNCALF (from Birmingham)
Percy Thrower 's Guide to Gardeners' World, 50p. see page 62


Unknown: Percy Thrower
Unknown: Percy Thrower

: Money at Work: The Gold Rush

For 30 years the price of gold remained fixed at 35 dollars an ounce. Most of the world's gold seemed to be safely locked away in Fort Knox, and in many countries private citizens were forbidden to buy or sell gold. Now, gold is fetching more than 100 dollars an ounce, and gold mine shares are booming. Why is gold still so important, and what does it mean for the rest of us? David Taylor reports from the South African goldfields, and Brian Widlake examines the international gold market.
With Paul Griffiths and Robert McKenzie


Reporter: David Taylor
Presenter: Brian Widlake
Reporter: Paul Griffiths
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer: Peter Dunkley
Editor: John Dekker

: World Cinema: The Little World of Don Camillo

Fernandel with Gino Cervi
Sylvie and Manara
In a small village in the Po Valley a permanent state of feud exists between the parish priest Don Camillo and the Communist mayor Peppone.
This screen version of Guareschi's famous satire is beautifully handled by Duvivier, and Fernandel, in a part that might have been created for him, gives one of his most richly comic performances as the indomitable country priest, Don Camillo.
They fight their battles in the cause of the betterment of the Northern Italian community and Camillo comforts himself in his frequent times of crisis with intimate little conversations with the Almighty.
This Week's Films: page


Unknown: Gino Cervi
Unknown: Don Camillo
Unknown: Don Camillo.
Director: Julien Duvivier
Don Camillo: Fernandel
Peppone: Gino Cervi
Christina: Sylvie
Filotti: Manara
Gina: Vera Talqui
Mariolini: Franco Interlenghl
Biskoppen: Charles Vissieres
Brusco: Migliari

: Film Night

Tony Bilbow and Philip Jenkinson present a round-up of what's going on in the film world here and abroad including a preview of the latest James Bond film Live and Let Die, starring Roger Moore, and a look back at some of the villains in the earlier Bond movies.


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Producer: Barry Brown
Executive Producer: Mike Fentiman

: News Extra

with Richard Whitmore


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Closedown

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