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Story: Clouds by PEGGY BLAKELEY Presenters:


Unknown: Peggy Blakeley
Unknown: Carmen Munroe
Unknown: Don Spencer

: Closedown

: Cricket: Third Test

England v
West Indies
First day: coverage up to the close of play direct from Lord's.

: Interval

: Open University

: News Summary


: Betjeman in Australia

Tasmania: Still Partly Unexplored This third film in the series of four finds Sir John Betjeman in the island state of Tasmania: ' an offshoot of England, near the South Pole.' He looks at its origins as a penal settlement, the architectural development of the capital, Hobart, and visits several fine houses in the north.
He contemplates the intrusion of the 20th century: cars, pylons, high-rise buildings. ' The New Bush has reached the ends of the earth. It has reached Tasmania.'
Film cameraman TONY WILSON Film editor KEN PEARCE Director JULIAN JEBB


Unknown: Sir John Betjeman
Unknown: Tony Wilson
Editor: Ken Pearce
Director: Julian Jebb

: The Advisers

A documentary series of six stories in which advisers set out to solve other people's problems. 6: Comic Advice
A young comedian has two weeks to prepare himself for a crucial appearance before a panel of advisers in a famous Northern night club. On the panel are entrepreneurs; impresarios; SIGNOR CHARLIE CAIROLI , the circus clown; and MR WEE GEORGIE WOOD , the veteran comic. If the young comedian impresses them - his future is assured.
Much then depends on a postal comedy course he has two weeks to master....
Film editor BILL WRIGHT
Written and produced by ROGER MILLS Director MICK CSAKY
No laughs in comedy; page 5


Unknown: Signor Charlie Cairoli
Unknown: Mr Wee Georgie Wood
Produced By: Roger Mills
Director: Mick Csaky

: What's My Line?

Chairman David Jacobs Panel Isobel Barnett Kenneth Williams
William Franklyn and Anna Quayle and a guest celebrity
' All I had to do was think ': PP 8 and 9


Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: William Franklyn
Unknown: Anna Quayle
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: Ernest Maxin

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Switching Sides 15 November 2015

: Controversy

Dr Stanley Cohen argues that Criminology is obscuring the causes of crime
Criminologists are scientists who study the causes of crime and ways of controlling it. At a time when crime is increasing it would seem they have an important contribution to make. But DR COHEN, a lecturer in sociology at the University of Essex, believes they are failing to do so. He says British criminologists tend to regard crime as a sort of disease for which you can find a cause in the physical or psychological characteristics of the individual.
On this analogy you should then be able to ' treat ' and perhaps even ' cure ' a man of crime. But this approach misses the truth that society itself creates much crime-first by tolerating inequalities of wealth and opportunity; and secondly by arbitrarily labelling certain forms of behaviour as criminal.
Dr Cohen argues his case in the theatre of the Royal Institution, London, with: Trevor Gibbens , Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, University of London
David Napley, chairman of the Law Society's Criminal Law Committee
Gordon Trasler , Professor of Psychology, University of Southampton
Dr Donald West , lecturer, Cambridge Institute of Criminology and an invited audience Chairman
Professor Sir George Porter
Director DON SAYER


Unknown: Dr Stanley Cohen
Unknown: Trevor Gibbens
Unknown: Gordon Trasler
Unknown: Dr Donald West
Unknown: Sir George Porter
Director: Don Sayer
Producer: Dominic Flessati

: The Diary of a Madman

Victor Henry as the Clerk in NIKOLAI GOGOL'S unique penetration of a man's mind
' Why am I a clerk? Why should I be a clerk? Maybe I'm not a clerk. Maybe I'm a Count or a General in disguise. Who knows? I'll confess that recently I've been seeing and hearing things that no one else has ever seen or- heard.'
Based on a stage production by MICHAEL WEARING
Director DAVID ROSE (from Birmingham)


Unknown: Victor Henry
Production By: Michael Wearing
Music By: Sidney Sager
Unknown: Barry Hill
Director: Michael Edwards
Director: David Rose

: News Extra

with John Edmunds ; Weather


Unknown: John Edmunds

: Closedown

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