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: Play School

Story: "Frog and Toad Together" by Arnold Lobel


Presenter: Sarah Long
Presenter: Don Spencer
Author (Frog and Toad Together): Arnold Lobel

: Closedown

: Open University

: Closedown

: News Summary


: John Williams: In Concert

with Dudley Moore, Charlotte Nassim, Esmail Msheikh, Tim Walker, Rob Babbington, Chris Karan, Derek Grossmith, Roy Willox, Brian Hawkins, Robin Firman


Guitarist: John Williams
Pianist: Dudley Moore
Musician: Charlotte Nassim
Musician: Esmail Msheikh
Musician: Tim Walker
Bassist: Rob Babbington
Drummer: Chris Karan
Musician: Derek Grossmith
Musician: Roy Willox
Musician: Brian Hawkins
Musician: Robin Firman
Musical Director: Brian Gascoigne
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: Below Stairs

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.


Interviewee: Mary Bayman
Interviewer: Joan Bakewell
Director: Jim Murray

: Man Alive: Did You Hear the One About...?

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.


Subject: George Plimpton
Expert: Bob Hope
Expert: Woody Allen
Expert: Buddy Hackett
Producer: William Kronick
Editor: Adam Clapham

: Midweek Cinema: Torn Curtain

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


Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Professor Michael Armstrong: Paul Newman
Sarah Sherman: Julie Andrews
Countess Kuchinska: Lila Kedrova
Heinrich Gerhard: Hansjoerg Felmy
Ballerina: Tamara Toumanova
Hermann Gromek: Wolfgang Kieling
Professor Karl Manfred: Gunter Strack
Professor Gustav Lindt: Ludwig Donath
Mr Jacobi: David Opatoshu
Dr Koska: Gisela Fischer
Farmer: Mort Mills
Farmer's wife: Carolyn Conwell
Freddy: Arthur Gould-Porter
Fraulein Mann: Gloria Gorvin

: News Extra

with John Edmunds


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Film Night

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


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Producer: Barry Brown
Executive Producer: Mike Fentiman

: Closedown

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