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: Play School

Story : The Flowery Cow by SHIRLEY VICKERS
Illustrated by LAURENCE HENRY Presenters this week:
Sarah Long , Don Spencer


Unknown: Shirley Vickers
Illustrated By: Laurence Henry
Unknown: Sarah Long
Unknown: Don Spencer

: Closedown

: Open University

: Closedown

: News Summary


: Opinion

' When you actually get down to looking for genuine music live, there's almost nobody I'd want to go out and see.'
Writer and broadcaster Charlie Gillett believes that British musicians patronise, bully, confuse and distract their audiences as an alternative to providing them with the real thing - music.
Michael Dean talks with him and other guests from the world of pop.


Unknown: Charlie Gillett
Talks: Michael Dean
Producer: Peter Carr

: The High Chaparral: The Guns of Johnny Rondo

Johnny Rondo, a former gun-fighter, tries to forget the past and make a new life for himself and his 17-year-old son.


"Ballad of Johnny Rondo" sung by: Faron Young
Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Blue: Mark Slade
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Johnny Rondo: Steve Forrest
Dan: Kurt Russell
Jed: Roy Jensen

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Patrick Campbell Merle Park , Graham Hill and Frank Muir
Judi Dench , Arthur Lowe Referee Robert Robinson
For example, Maracock. Is it: The fruit of an American passion flower with a taste guaranteed not to arouse passions?
Or: The figure on a merry-go-round which, before they invented the horse, was always a cock? May the worst man win ...
Call My Bluff devised by MARK GOODSUN and BILL TODMAN Director PEGGY WALKER
Producer JOHNNY DOWNES (from Manchester)


Unknown: Patrick Campbell
Unknown: Merle Park
Unknown: Graham Hill
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodsun
Unknown: Bill Todman
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Show of the Week: The Young Generation Big Top

An outside broadcast starring
The Bachelors and The Young Generation Guest stars
Roger Kitter Frank Carson
Ray Maxim and Lynn
Choreographer NIGEL LYTHGOE
Recorded in the COTTLE AND AUSTEN CIRcus BIG TOP at Pontin's Holiday Camp, Brixham, Devon
(The Bachelors are appearing in ' The Bachelors Show ' at the Festival Theatre, Paignton; Roger Kitter in ' The Mike and Bernie Winters Show ' at the Princess Theatre, Torquay)


Unknown: Roger Kitter
Unknown: Frank Carson
Unknown: Ray Maxim
Unknown: Choreographer Nigel Lythgoe
Unknown: Paula Bruce
Unknown: Lighting Bert Oaten
Producer: Michael Hurll
Unknown: Roger Kitter

: Yesterday's Witness: The Iolaire Disaster

By the end of the First World War the Isle of Lewis, with a population of only 30,000, had lost 800 men in land and sea battles throughout the world. And then this Hebridean island was dealt the heaviest blow of all. A further 200 men, nearly all of them natives of Lewis, died in one night - a few weeks after the war, after the fighting had stopped.
In the early hours of 1 January 1919, in a rising storm and pitch darkness, the Admiralty yacht Iolaire, carrying naval ratings home on New Year's leave, was wrecked right at the mouth of Stornoway harbour, right on the shores of the Isle of Lewis itself. One man, JOHN F. MACLEOD, managed to swim ashore with a rope and altogether some 70 men were saved.
In this programme Macleod, some of the other survivors, and men and women of Lewis tell the story of that tragic night.


Interviewee: John F. MacLeod
Film cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film editor: Les Newman
Producer: Stephen Peet

: News Extra

with John Edmunds


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Closedown

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