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: Play School

"The Two Magicians" by Jo Stevens


Presenter: Carmen Munroe
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (The Two Magicians): Jo Stevens
Magic Lantern Slides: Joe Milburn
Pianist: Harry Hayward
Percussion: Alan Grahame
Designer: Janet Budden
Production: Peter Wiltshire
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Animal Design: 5: The Horse - A High-Speed Mammal

Introduced by Tony Soper
(from Bristol: first shown on BBC1)
Book £2.30: see page 82


Presenter: Tony Soper
Producer: John Sparks

: News Summary


: Family Fare: 1: Convertible Dishes - Alpine Eggs, Quick Fruit Tart

Simple and attractive dishes prepared for you by Delia Smith
Book 20p: see paye 82


Presenter/Cook: Delia Smith
Director: John Longley
Producer: Betty White

: Heritage: 1: The Royal Mews

Pageantry and ceremonial provide a living link with our nation's past. Robert Hardy visits and explains the background to some of Britain's most colourful ceremonies.

In 1824 John Nash redesigned the stables and coach houses of Buckingham Palace to become the Royal Mews. Today in the busy yet village atmosphere of the Mews are stabled the famous 'Windsor Greys' and Cleveland Bay horses, alongside pageantry's romantic centrepieces, the magnificent royal coaches-the Scottish State Coach, the Speaker's Coach, the Glass Coach and the magnificent Gold State Coach.


Presenter: Robert Hardy
Title Music: Major Trevor L. Sharpe
Script: Michael Kerr
Producer: Ken Griffin

: The Money Programme: What's Wrong with London Transport?

In 1972 London Transport had a surplus of over £2-million. But the buses and tubes are supported by over £30-million of Government and Greater London Council grants. To remain in surplus and improve their financial position, London Transport must persuade more motorists to leave their cars and join the six-and-a-half million people who travel into London every day by London Transport. The network is world-famous and stronger economically than it has ever been. What must be done to keep it that way?
Presented by Brian Widlake
with Paul Griffiths, David Taylor and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Reporter: Paul Griffiths
Reporter: David Taylor
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer: Peter Dunkley
Editor: John Dekker

: World Cinema: Chekhov: The Lady with the Little Dog

The first of two Russian film versions of the works of one of her greatest playwrights.

Holidaying in Yalta, Anna and Dmitri meet and fall in love. But they are both married and despite their desire to find a solution to their problem, they are unable to flout convention.
This Week's Films: page 11


Director: Josif Heifits
Anna Sergeievna: Ya Savvina
Dmitri Gourov: Alexei Batalov
Madame Gourov: Ala Chostakova
Zhena Gurova: N. Alisova
Aleksey Frolov: D. Sebrov
Von Didenitz: P. Krymov

: The Book Programme

Introduced by Robert Robinson
Twenty-five thousand new books will be published in Britain this year. Every three weeks The Book Programme dips into some of the latest and talks to writers and readers.

Best buys: Michael Frayn and Juliet Mitchell each spent a £5 book token on new books.

Philip Oakes talks to Nicholas Monsarrat whose novel The Kapillan of Malta is just out.

Aldous Huxley: a review of the first volume of Sybille Bedford's biography published this week.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Reporter (Best buys): Michael Frayn
Reporter (Best buys): Juliet Mitchell
Interviewer: Philip Oakes
Interviewee: Nicholas Monsarrat
Producer: Will Wyatt

: News Extra

Presented by David Holmes with Peter Dorling; Weather


Newsreader: David Holmes
Newsreader: Peter Dorling

: Closedown

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