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: Play School

Victoria and the Crowded Pocket by CAROLYN SLOAN illustrated by PETER BAILEY Presenters


Unknown: Carolyn Sloan
Illustrated By: Peter Bailey
Presenters: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Derek Griffiths

: Closedown

: Early Years at School: 6: What's So Special?

The increasing integration of handicapped children into ordinary schools creates difficulty and anxiety for many teachers.


Director: Gerry Northam
Producer: David Allen

: Before the Ark: 4: Detective Story

Introduced by Dr Alan Charig


Presenter: Dr Alan Charig
Director: Peter Ramsden
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: News Summary


: Wheelbase

From the Royal College of Surgeons in London, Cliff Michelmore introduces a report on eyesight and the driver.
Research scientists, car engineers, police chiefs and safety officers meet today at a conference organised by the Association of Optical Practitioners to discuss the driver's eye view of the road, and how visibility and car design can be improved.
Also tonight Murray Walker watches motor cycle champions Giacomo Agostini and Phil Read in action at Silverstone and asks why don't they ride British bikes?
British Leyland put a quart into a pint pot when they fitted the Rover V8 engine under the bonnet of an MGB. Does it work? Maxwell Boyd reports.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Murray Walker
Reporter: Maxwell Boyd
Director: Peter Cleaver
Producer: John Mills
Producer: Tony Salmon
Editor: Brian Robins

: Floodlit Rugby League: First Quarter Final: St Helens v Rochdale Hornets

for the BBC2 Trophy
Lucky to be drawn at home again St Helens are looking to make sure of a place in the semi-finals.


Commentator: Eddie Waring
Producer: Ray Lakeland

: A Day Out

A film written by Alan Bennett
It is a Sunday in 1911. In Halifax a group of cyclists leave the soot and smoke behind and go off to the country for the day...


Writer: Alan Bennett
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Stephen Frears
Brother: Anthony Andrews
Florence: Virginia Bell
Pretty girl: Sharon Campbell
Shorter: James Cossins
Plain girl: Rosalind Elliott
Gamekeeper: Fred Feast
Brother: George Fenton
Mrs Ackroyd: Helen Fraser
Boothroyd: Brian Glover
Edgar: Paul Greenwood
Gibson: David Hill
Mrs Shorter: Maggie Jones
Wilkins: Philip Locke
Husband: Paul Luty
Mr Tetley: Don McKillop
Ackroyd: John Normington
Mother: Dorothy Reynolds
Cross: Paul Rosebury
Baldring: Paul Shane
Shuttleworth: David Waller
Landlady: Anna Wing
Wife: Jane Wood
Ernest: Bernard Wrigley

: London Season Here I Come: Margaret Powell Looks at High Society

This summer Margaret Powell, once a kitchenmaid, 'did' the London Season-that period between May and the end of August when debs come out, champagne flows, sportsmen and society mingle at the big summer events and, hopefully, the sun shines. This year it did - and Margaret Powell was in the thick of everything.
She visited events as different as a deb cocktail party and the Henley Royal Regatta, commenting, talking and, of course, laughing. She says she enjoyed every moment of her Season - but wishes she had 'come out' 50 years earlier.

...in the Season of the Year: pp 9, 11


Subject: Margaret Powell
Film Cameraman: Peter Middleton
Film Editor: Paul Carter
Producer: Jeremy Bennett

: The Old Grey Whistle Test...

Bob Harris with the news, views and sounds of today's music.
Brinsley Schwarz, Gallagher and Lyle plus album tracks, films and guests.


Presenter: Bob Harris
Musicians: Brinsley Schwarz
Musicians: Gallagher and Lyle
Director: Colin Strong
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News Extra

Presented by David Holmes with Peter Dorling


Newsreader: David Holmes
Newsreader: Peter Dorling

: Closedown

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