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: Play School

Story: "The Junk Shop" by Jean Watson
Guest storyteller Ray C. Davis
Presenters this week: Miranda Connell, Don Spencer


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Don Spencer
Author (The Junk Shop): Jean Watson
Storyteller: Ray C. Davis

: Closedown

: Open University

: News Summary


: Opinion

"Ten Years to Save the World" (Daily Sketch 1969)
"We're Choking the World to Death" (London Evening News 1969)

The sensational headlines of four years ago have all but disappeared from our daily newspapers. Were the doom merchants wrong or is the press simply bored? Do such stories no longer sell newspapers? Michael Dean tests the opinions of some environmental journalists.


Presenter: Michael Dean
Producer: Peter Carr

: The High Chaparral: The Kinsman

Some of the best from one of the best Western film series ever made.

The unexpected arrival of Blue's uncle arouses very mixed feelings in the Cannon family.


Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue: Mark Slade
Victoria: Linda Christal
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Dan Brooks: Jack Lord
Mace: William C Watson
Gurney: Rayford Barnes

: Face the Music

A musical quiz
Joseph Cooper as question-master invites you to match your musical wits against
Joyce Grenfell, Bernard Levin, Christopher Mayhew, MP


Question-master: Joseph Cooper
Panellist: Joyce Grenfell
Panellist: Bernard Levin
Panellist: Christopher Mayhew
Guest musician: Kyung-Wha Chung
Director: Denis Moriarty
Producer: Walter Todds

: Show of the Week: The Two Ronnies

starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett
Special guests Alan Price and Georgie Fame
with Salena Jones, Elizabeth Counsell, Christine Donna, Eric Flynn, Lesley Hand, Anne Hart, Pat Hooker, Sally James, Frank Middlemass, Pete Murray, John Rutland, Michael Ward, The Rita Povey Formation Team

(First shown on BBC1)


Writer: Bryan Blackburn
Writer: Barry Cryer
Writer: Robert Gray
Writer: Spike Mullins
Writer: David Nobbs
Writer: Roy Tuvey
Writer: Maurice Sellar
Writer: Peter Vincent
Writer: Dick Vosburgh
Writer: Gerald Wiley
Arrangements/Music Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Special staging: Peggy Spencer
Designer: Keith Cheetham
Producer: Terry Hughes
Comedian: Ronnie Barker
Comedian: Ronnie Corbett
Singer/Musician: Alan Price
Singer/Musician: Georgie Fame
Singer: Salena Jones
[Actress]: Elizabeth Counsell
[Actress]: Christine Donna
[Actor]: Eric Flynn
[Actress]: Lesley Hand
[Actress]: Anne Hart
[Actress]: Pat Hooker
[Actress]: Sally James
[Actor]: Frank Middlemass
[Actor]: Pete Murray
[Actor]: John Rutland
[Actor]: Michael Ward
Dancers: The Rita Povey Formation Team

: Trial and Error

Is archaeology just so many holes in the ground?
One of the archaeologists in tonight's Chronicle admits that it can easily seem like that. But he is one of a growing band that won't leave it there. In a spirit of 'trial and error,' these archaeologists are setting out to rebuild the structures that the 'holes in the ground' suggest.

At Avoncroft in Worcestershire, the subject for reconstruction is a set of Iron Age houses; while at the Lunt Fort near Coventry, a huge Roman granary is going up with the help of a squadron of Royal Engineers.

In the same spirit but a lighter vein, Magnus Magnusson listens in on some experiments with ancient musical instruments to find out what these usually mute objects are capable of once we get them out of their museum cases and give them a try. It's all a long way from 'holes in the ground.'

With Dr John Coles, Peter Reynolds, Brian Hobley


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Expert: Dr John Coles
Expert: Peter Reynolds
Expert: Brian Hobley
Director: Paul Jordan
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: News Extra

with Richard Whitmore; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Closedown

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