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: Play School

"Henry Hatter" by Daphne Jones
Guest storyteller Ray C. Davis


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Don Spencer
Author (Henry Hatter): Daphne Jones
Storyteller: Ray C. Davis

: Closedown

: Open University

: News Summary


: Collector's World

More items of interest, information and investigation for collectors about collecting.

Faberge: Hermione Waterfield talks to Kenneth Snowman about the late-Victorian Russian court jeweller Carl Faberge, and sees some outstanding examples of his work.

Old Typewriters: the first successful typewriter becomes 100 years old this year. Hugh Scully talks to a lady collector of old typewriters.

Arthur Negus answers viewers' questions
Introduced by Hugh Scully

(from Bristol)


Presenter/Interviewer (Old Typewriters): Hugh Scully
Director: Robin Drake
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King
Reporter (Faberge): Hermione Waterfield
Expert (Faberge): Kenneth Snowman
Expert: Arthur Negus

: The Philpott File: The Mighty Mississippi: 1: From Lakeland to the Gulf

A series of three film reports by Trevor Philpott on The Mighty Mississippi

The Mississippi shapes America. It runs down the centre of the country from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico and drains the body of the nation from the Rocky Mountains to the Eastern seaboard. It has its own great cities - Minneapolis, St Louis, Memphis, New Orleans - and its own varieties of wilderness from the pine forests of Minnesota to the mangrove swamps of Louisiana.

But for all its size, power and history, the Mississippi is still largely undiscovered and misunderstood, even by Americans. It is still thought of in terms of river boats and cotton bales and sweating, singing Negroes.
This 2,500-mile journey shows the river and its people as they are in the 1970s, a true voyage of discovery through the heartland of the United States.


Reporter/Producer: Trevor Philpott
Film Cameraman: John Hooper

: The Sextet: Follow the Yellow Brick Road

by Dennis Potter
Another chance to see six of the plays from this award-winning series
[Starring] Michele Dotrice, Ruth Dunning, Denholm Elliott, Richard Vernon, Dennis Waterman, Billie Whitelaw

Jack is falling apart, going mad. Torn by universal disgust, he sees only the black side of things. And yet he works as an actor in the whiter-than-white world of TV advertising. What can put Jack together again?

"Superbly directed by Alan Bridges this play set a new high point to television drama." (Birmingham Post)
"Hard-edged dialogue, fine characterisation and superb playing all round." (The Times)


Writer: Dennis Potter
Producer: Roderick Graham
Director: Alan Bridges
Jack: Denholm Elliott
Old lady: Ruth Dunning
Nurse: Nicolette Pendrell
Judy: Billie Whitelaw
Staff nurse: Maureen Nelson
Dr Whitman: Richard Vernon
Dr Bilson: Dennis Waterman
Colin: Bernard Hepton
Veronica: Michele Dotrice

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Bob Harris with the news, views and sounds of today's music.
In the studio Pete Sinfield, The Drifters plus album tracks and films


Presenter: Bob Harris
Singer: Pete Sinfield
Singers: The Drifters
Director: Colin Strong
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News Extra

with Richard Whitmore; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Closedown

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