Story: "Frog and Toad Together" by Arnold Lobel
Author (Frog and Toad Together):
with Dudley Moore, Charlotte Nassim, Esmail Msheikh, Tim Walker, Rob Babbington, Chris Karan, Derek Grossmith, Roy Willox, Brian Hawkins, Robin Firman
Times Remembered by Mary Bayman, housemaid to Queen Victoria, talking to Joan Bakewell.
Mrs Bayman, 100 years old yesterday, recalls the time she spent in Buckingham Palace as a housemaid. She describes her memories of the Queen and recalls how it took eight housemaids to sweep the carpets - until the arrival of the first vacuum cleaner in 1895.
Reporters: Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Pitman, Jack Pizzey, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson
This week: Did You Hear the One About...?
George Plimpton will try his hand at anything. First he played a bit part in a John Wayne western. Then he chanced his arm on the flying trapeze at the circus.
Now he tries the loneliest job in the world: stand-up comic. Alone on a stage in front of an audience, he has only his jokes between him and disaster. Bob Hope, Woody Allen and Buddy Hackett all have advice for Plimpton; Laugh-In's comedy writers provide the material. But on the big night at Caesar's Palace at Las Vegas he is out there alone in front of 1,200 people, an audience used to the best entertainment the world can provide.
Starring Paul Newman, Julie Andrews
Hitchcock's 50th film is an international thriller with an American nuclear scientist Michael Armstrong in Stockholm with his fiancee and colleague Sarah Sherman for a conference. Suddenly, Armstrong flies off to East Berlin, apparently defecting. Sarah is determined to discover the truth.
This Week's Films: page 11
Professor Michael Armstrong:
Professor Karl Manfred:
Professor Gustav Lindt:
with John Edmunds
Tony Bilbow examines two new feature-length documentaries Visions of Eight about the 1972 Munich Olympics and Swastika compiled from recently discovered filmed material of Hitler at work and at play.
Philip Jenkinson looks at the history of documentary film-making with excerpts including John Grierson's Drifters (1929), Lindsay Anderson's Everday except Christmas (1954) and Picture to Post (1968) by Sarah Erulkar who comments on her work as a director of documentary shorts.
Philip Jenkinson: page 11