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: Westminster

A close look at the politicians, the tactics and progress of Parliament.

: The Money Programme

Sweet Charity
A look at some of Britain's good causes.

: Open Door

The Christian Parity Group
Women as priests? If it's not the last bastion, it will be!

: The Ascent of Man

Another chance to see this personal view by J. Bronowskl 4: The Hidden Structure
Fully illustrated book, available from booksellers, price £4.75


Unknown: J. Bronowskl

: News Review

with Richard Whitmore


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Editor: Bill Northwood

: See You Sunday

Reflecting the religious world of a new generation. Presented by Alex Dolphin and Alastair Pirrie


Presented By: Alex Dolphin
Presented By: Alastair Pirrie
Director: Bill Nicholson
Producer: Peter Armstrong

: The World About Us: Woodpecker

The first of three new films from Heinz Sielmann
Narrated by David Attenborough
One night 19 years ago, the BBC showed a short black and white film about woodpeckers. Immediately, the switchboard at the Lime Grove studios was jammed with congratulatory calls to its maker, a German film director previously unknown in this country.
Since then, Heinz Sielmann has made many films, both for cinema and television, but he has always wanted to go back to his 'old friends the woodpeckers,' and make a full length film about them in colour.
To do so has taken him two years, but tonight, with Sielmann, you can look inside the tree-trunk homes of the various woodpeckers and see the secrets of their life in the forests near his home in Munich.
Produced in co-operation with Norddeutscher Rundfunk
(from Bristol) Next week Sielmann's "Goblins of the Forest"
Heinz is just nuts about wildlife: cover story, pages 6-7


Narrator: David Attenborough
Film-maker: Heinz Sielmann
Presented by: Mick Rhodes
Series Editor: Anthony Isaacs
Series Editors: Christopher Parsons

: The Shadow of the Tower

The Serpent and the Comforter by HUGH WHITEMORE with James Maxwell as Henry VII
Henry devotes all his energies to saving one of his prisoners.
Cast in order of appearance:
Director MOIRA ARMSTRONG Book 30p: see page 90


Unknown: Hugh Whitemore
Unknown: James Maxwell
Unknown: Henry Vii
Producer: Jordan Lawrence
Director: Moira Armstrong
The King: James Maxwell
The Prisoner: Peter Jeffrey
The Guard: Michael Ripper
The Soldier: David Ashton
The Priest: James Bree

: Gala Concert

to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Gramophone Company with Anneliese Rothenberger (soprano)
Nicolai Gedda (tenor)
Andre Previn (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andre Previn and Sir Adrian Boult
Part of last Thursday's concert at the Royal Festival Hall marking the first issue of records by the Company in 1898. RICHARD BAKER introduces songs from Lehar's Land of Smiles and The Merry Widow and Mozart's Piano Concerto No 24 in c minor, and looks back over 75 years of music on record.


Soprano: Anneliese Rothenberger
Tenor: Nicolai Gedda
Piano: Andre Previn
Conducted By: Andre Previn
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Introduces: Richard Baker
Producer: Rodney Greenberg

: Impressions of London

Last year the Hayward Gallery mounted an exhibition of Impressionist London. Full House filmed paintings and first impressions of young French visitors of the views seen by the painters. The music is Debussy's impression of England, ' Gigues.'
Film cameraman MIKE SPOONER Director DENNIS MARKS


Unknown: Mike Spooner
Director: Dennis Marks

: Morecambe and Wise Show

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Dickens sketch by MIKE CRAIG and LAWRIE KINSLEY
Eric and Ernie's guests: Peter Cushing
Wilma Reading
Alan Price and Georgie Fame featuring ANN HAMILTON
Orchestra directed by PETER KNIGHT


Unknown: Eric Morecambe
Unknown: Ernie Wise
Written By: Eddie Braben
Unknown: Mike Craig
Unknown: Lawrie Kinsley
Unknown: Wilma Reading
Unknown: Alan Price
Unknown: Georgie Fame
Unknown: Ann Hamilton
Directed By: Peter Knight
Designer: Victor Meredith
Producer: John Ammonds

: News on 2


: Up Sunday

presents ' Kohoutek '
A Space Oddesy of our time and featuring
William Rushton
John Wells , John Fortune Clive James and James Cameron
Visitors from another world include Patrick Moore
Mrs Shuffiewick and Carl Davis
Animation BOB GALE Producer IAN KEILL


Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: John Fortune
Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Mrs Shuffiewick
Unknown: Carl Davis
Unknown: Bob Gale
Producer: Ian Keill

: Closedown

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