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: Play School

(Full details on BBC1 at 4.0 pm)

: Closedown

: Man at Work: Who Does the Fringe Benefit?

Introduced by Frank Scuffham


Presenter: Frank Scuffham

: Closedown

: Life in the Nine: 1: What's All This About 'Europe'?

A series of five films about how the EEC affects our everyday lives.

We now have new 'rights' as Common Market citizens. Does it make any sense to talk about a 'European' feeling?


Narrator: John Timpson
Producer: Peter Riding

: News Summary


: Firework Fiesta

The Second London International Firework Competition: live from the Thames at Tower Bridge.
Teams from France, Italy, Spain and Britain compete to put on the most attractive TV display.
Each team has six minutes to let off its pieces and win marks from the international jury.
The danger in life's pleasures: page 4


Director of the competition: Rev Ron Lancaster
Chief judge: Friedrich Lunig (Germany)
Commentator: David Dimbleby
Outside broadcast directed by: Alan Chivers
Producer: William Cave

: Alias Smith and Jones: Don't Get Mad, Get Even

Starring Ben Murphy as Jones and Roger Davis as Smith
with guest stars Michele Lee, Robert Middleton, Walter Brennan

Smith and Jones are in the money for once. Honest money at that. Then they lose the lot in a crooked poker game.


Jones: Ben Murphy
Smith: Roger Davis
[Actress]: Michele Lee
[Actor]: Robert Middleton
[Actor]: Walter Brennan

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Patrick Campbell, Rosemary Leach, Iain Cuthbertson and Frank Muir, Arianna Stassinopoulos, Richard O'Sullivan
Referee Robert Robinson
Perfectly ordinary: page 5


Referee: Robert Robinson
Team captain: Patrick Campbell
Panellist: Rosemary Leach
Panellist: Iain Cuthbertson
Team captain: Frank Muir
Panellist: Arianna Stassinopoulos
Panellist: Richard O'Sullivan
Call My Bluff devised by: Mark Goodson
Call My Bluff devised by: Bill Todman
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Horizon: Carry on Smoking

Cigarette consumption, despite government health warnings, continues to rise. Doctors estimate up to 100,000 people die each year as a result. Over ten times as many as die on the roads. Why do people smoke? What are the real health consequences? What can be done to unhook smokers? With over £1,000-million going into the nation's Treasury from tobacco revenue and only £400,000 being spent on government antismoking campaigns, has the government too much at stake, financially, to take the dangers of smoking more seriously? Or, in view of the attempts to make smoking safer, should we not accept the positive advantages gained from smoking and accept the continuation of the habit?
Reaching for death: page 5


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Bruce Norman
Producer: Brian J. Gibson

: Second City Firsts: 4: The Movers

by Ian Taylor
A season of new plays from Birmingham by new writers

'The way to get on, son, is to accept the kind of jobs you have to grit your teeth to do.'
Martin enjoys moving furniture, but not bodies.


Writer: Ian Taylor
Script Editor: Tara Prem
Designer: Ian Ashurst
Producer: Barry Hanson
Director: Brian Parker
Cecil: John Woodnutt
John: Graham Ashley
Martin: Ken Kitson
Mrs Shakespeare: Zara Jaber

: Six of the Best: 4: The Geffrye Museum

Edwin Mullins looks at six unusual London museums

This small museum in East London attracts coachloads of school-children from all over England to see its rooms furnished in the style of various periods of English history. But you don't have to be a child to be fascinated.


Presenter: Edwin Mullins
Producer: Christopher Martin
Director: Barry Toovey

: News Extra

Presented by David Holmes with Peter Dorling; Weather


Newsreader: David Holmes
Newsreader: Peter Dorling

: Open Door: Countryside Crisis

Randwick, population 1,000, is just outside Stroud, Glos. Members of the village Conservation Committee asked to make this film to illustrate how the countryside can remain unspoilt, and introduce ideas for a Byway Code.

: Closedown

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