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: Play School

Story: The Two Giants
Written and illustrated by Michael Foreman
Presenters this week: Diane Dorgan, Derek Griffiths


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Derek Griffiths
Author/Illustrator (The Two Giants): Michael Foreman

: Closedown

: Open University

7.5 Closedown

: News Summary


: Opinion: In The Conquest of Cancer

James Wilkinson, science correspondent of the Daily Express says that although the disease is beginning to succumb to the medical war being waged against it, it is hard to mention the word 'cancer' without arousing emotions of fear, horror, despair, even guilt. Michael Dean talks to him, to Professor Sir David Smithers, government adviser on cancer and Head of Radiotherapy at the Royal Marsden Hospital, and Dr Tom Connors, Head of the Biomedical Pharmacology Department at the Chester Beatty Institute.


Presenter: Michael Dean
Panellist: James Wilkinson
Panellist: Sir David Smithers
Panellist: Dr Tom Connors
Producer: Peter Carr

: The High Chaparral: Jelks

Joe is made foreman of the High Chaparral and does the job well. He only makes one mistake -but it turns out to be a very dangerous one indeed.


Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Blue: Mark Slade
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Jelks: Mitchell Ryan
Joe: Robert Hoy

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir, Joanna Lumley, Andre Previn and Patrick Campbell, Sue Lawley, Jeremy Lloyd
Referee Robert Robinson
For example: is a Tandour: Syrian central heating? or: a clever 17th-century beggar in Oxford or Cambridge?...

Humorist Frank Muir is featured in Radio Times Anniversary Souvenir which is on sale now, price 50p


Referee: Robert Robinson
Team captain: Frank Muir
Panellist: Joanna Lumley
Panellist: Andre Previn
Team captain: Patrick Campbell
Panellist: Sue Lawley
Panellist: Jeremy Lloyd
Call My Bluff devised by: Mark Goodson
Call My Bluff devised by: Bill Todman
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Show of the Week: The Young Generation Big Top

An outside broadcast starring Danny La Rue and The Young Generation
Guest star Sandie Shaw
with Mike Goddard, Trevor Chance

The Young Generation: Vonni Barnes, Alison Basham, Heather Beckers, Marie Betts, Denise Fone, Veronica France, Kay Frazer, Jackie Hall, Martine Howard, Karen Knight, Sue Lake, Di Palmer, Liz Robertson, Bonita Shawe, Michele Thorne,
Walter Cartier, David Hampshire, Harry Higham, Scott MacKee, Jerry Manley, John Melainey, Steven Payne, Geoffrey Richer, Spencer Shires, Ricky Stratful, Donald Torr, Kenneth Warwick, Trevor Willis

Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra

Recorded in the Cottle and Austen Circus Big Top at Pontin's Holiday Camp, Blackpool

(Danny La Rue and Mike Goddard are appearing in Danny La Rue's Show at The Opera House, Blackpool)


Entertainer: Danny La Rue
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Vonni Barnes
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Alison Basham
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Heather Beckers
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Marie Betts
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Denise Fone
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Veronica France
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Kay Frazer
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Jackie Hall
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Martine Howard
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Karen Knight
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Sue Lake
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Di Palmer
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Liz Robertson
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Bonita Shawe
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Michele Thorne
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Walter Cartier
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): David Hampshire
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Harry Higham
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Scott MacKee
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Jerry Manley
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): John Melainey
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Steven Payne
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Geoffrey Richer
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Spencer Shires
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Ricky Stratful
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Donald Torr
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Kenneth Warwick
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Trevor Willis
Singer: Sandie Shaw
Guest: Mike Goddard
Singer: Trevor Chance
Choreographer: Nigel Lythgoe
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Make-up: Lilias Munro
Costume: Paula Bruce
Sound: Adrian Bishop-Laggett
Sound: Robin Luxford
Lighting: Bert Oaten
Producer: Michael Hurll

: One Pair of Eyes: All Systems Go!

Alan Garner says 'All Systems Go!'

Alan Garner, the brilliantly successful author of books that dazzle and haunt children-and haunt adults, too - is a man obsessed by violence; in the universe, in the ground, most of all, in himself.

This film was made in Cheshire, the countryside in which Alan Garner was born and where his family has lived for generations. He shows how he came to terms with his own personal violence; and in a series of unusual film sequences attempts to show how violence, once understood, can be put to creative use.


Presenter: Alan Garner
Photography: Arthur Smith
Film Editor: Mike Appelt
Producer: Malcolm Brown
Director: Laurence Moore

: News Extra

with Peter Dorling; Weather


Newsreader: Peter Dorling

: Closedown

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