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: Play School

Story: The Rabbit's Secret by MABEL WATTS Presenters


Unknown: Mabel Watts
Unknown: Diane Dorgan
Unknown: Lionel Morton

: The Royal Wedding

Simultaneous broadcast with BBC1

: Closedown

: Reportage

Books 50p each: see page 90

: Early Years at School

7: Talkback 1

: Can-Can

Frank Sinatra , Shirley MacLaine Maurice Chevalier
Louis Jourdan , Juliet Prowse
Sinatra is a lawyer at the centre of a clash between the Law and the daring Can-Can of the 1890s.


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Unknown: Louis Jourdan
Unknown: Juliet Prowse
Director: Walter Lang
Francois Durnais: Frank Sinatra
Simone Pistache: Shirley MacLaine
Paul Barriere: -Maurice Chevalier
Philippe Forrestier: Louis Jourdan
Claudine: Juliet Prowse
Andre, Headwaiter: Marcel Dalio
Orchestra leader: Leon Belasco
Bailiff: Nestor Paiva

: The National Trust

This is a challenging film about its work for all who want Britain to remain a bearable place.


Director: Lawrence Moore

: Man at Work

Shop steward! What, me?
The most controversial figure in British industry is the shop steward. Two newly elected stewards on Teesside find out just what the job involves.
Introduced by PATRICK O'BRIEN
Series producer JOHN twitchin


Introduced By: Patrick O'Brien

: George Hamilton IV and Other Folk

featuring The King's Singers Friday
Brown Adge Cutler and the Wurzels
Recorded at Cesar's Club, Luton
Musical director JEREMY lubbock Director MIKE BEGG
Producer DOUGLAS hespe


Unknown: Brown Adge Cutler
Director: Mike Begg
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: Man Alive

My Wife Wears the Trousers: 2
Today Mark Phillips , an acting captain in the British Army, earning around £2,500, married Anne Windsor, a Princess of the British Royal Family, who has an income of around £35,000. Last week Man Alive looked at five families, where the wife had become the-major breadwinner, to discover its effects on the traditional roles of marriage.
Good luck, this day, to acting Captain and Mrs Phillips who are just one of thousands of couples who have to face this problem.
Tonight Desmond Wilcox examines the implications of this change of roles in a marriage; the implications for the children, for industry and for the society we live in. Among those taking part in the discussion will be the families on film, Marjorie Proops -herself a successful working wife - sociologists, a psychiatrist specialising in marriage, and marriage guidance counsellors.
Producer jim MURRAY Editor ADAM CLAPHAM


Reporters: Jeremy James
Unknown: Jeanne Lachard
Unknown: John Pitman
Unknown: Jack Pizzey
Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Harold Williamson
Unknown: Mark Phillips
Unknown: Anne Windsor
Unknown: Mrs Phillips
Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Marjorie Proops
Producer: Jim Murray
Editor: Adam Clapham

: Wessex Tales

Fellow Townsmen by THOMAS HARDY: dramatised by DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE starring and Barnet has made an unhappy marriage, Downe a happy one. The lives of the ' Fellow Townsmen ' become tragically interwoven.
Film cameraman PETER BARTLETT Film editor Allan TYRER Designer BARRY NEWBERY Producer IRENE shubik Director BARRY DAVIS


Dramatised By: Douglas Livingstone
Unknown: Peter Bartlett
Editor: Allan Tyrer
Designer: Barry Newbery
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Barry Davis
Barnet: Kenneth Haigh
Lucy Saville: Jane Asher
Charles Downe: Terence Frisby
Mrs Barnet: Susan Fleetwood
Dr Charlson: John McKelvey
Emily Downe: Ann Curthoys
William: Robert Hartley
Jones: William Simons
Fisherman: Colin Edwyn
Boatman: Anthony Edwards
Children: Amanda Davis
Children: Katy Bartlett
Children: Rachel Davis

: By Way of a Change

The second of six programmes Balsall Heathens
Community action in a rundown area of Balsall Heath, Birmingham. A small group of former teachers and social workers are trying to help the people around them to help themselves. Starting with an adventure playground and a full-time day-nursery, they now help with a whole range of community activities which the people in the area are beginning to take over and run themselves.
Director SUE BOYD


Producer: John Percival

: News Extra

Presented by David Holmes with Peter Dorling ; Weather


Presented By: David Holmes
Unknown: Peter Dorling

: ce-YAU The Royal Wedding

Cliff Michelmore joins the celebrations at Great Somerford, Wiltshire, home of Captain Mark Phillips , and introduces highlights of this morning's ceremony. Commentator Tom Fleming
Producer at Great Somerford
Executive producer and director ANTONY CRAXTON


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Captain Mark Phillips
Commentator: Tom Fleming

: Closedown

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