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: Play School

Fred, the E ngine That Liked Music by PETER RIDSDALE SCOTT Told by Carmen Munroe
Percussionist DAVE MOSES
Designer ANDREE WELSTEAD HORNBY Scriptwriter/director CAROLE WARD
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Music By: Peter Ridsdale Scott
Told By: Carmen Munroe
Pianist: Peter Gosling
Unknown: Dave Moses
Designer: Andree Welstead Hornby

: Closedown

: Orville and Wilbur

starring Stacy and James Keach as Wilbur and Orville Wright
On 17 December 1903, on a remote North Carolina beach known as Kitty Hawk, one of man's oldest dreams became reality - the first powered flight took place.
Written and directed by ARTHUR BARRON A NET/BBC co-production t


Unknown: James Keach
Unknown: Orville Wright
Directed By: Arthur Barron

: A Visitor from Space

Kohoutek's Comet
Today the brightest comet for over half a century sweeps within 13 million miles of the Sun.
Patrick Moore talks to Dr Lubos Kohoutek , the discoverer of the comet, and tells the story of this fascinating celestial visitor which will not return again for 10,000 years.
Producer PATRICIA wood


Talks: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Dr Lubos Kohoutek

: News on 2


: Family Fare

prepared for you by Delia Smith Dinner-Party Dishes (2) Pears in Red Wine Apple Cream Flan
Director JOHN LONGLEY Producer BETTY WHITE Book 20p: see page 114


Unknown: Delia Smith
Director: John Longley
Producer: Betty White

: The Idle Islands

An out-of-season jaunt around the Mediterranean with Johnny Morris
Early this year he visited the islands of five Mediterranean countries
1: Majorca
In this film Johnny explores Palma and its famous Saturday street market; the popular resort of El Arenal; and the monastery of Valdemosa, where Chopin stayed with George Sand.
Producer BRIAN PATTEN (Bristol)


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: George Sand.
Producer: Brian Patten

: The Roaring Silence

Kathmandu, in central Nepal, is ringed by giant Buddhist monuments that go back to the time of the Buddha himself. On the trail through from the city to the high peaks everything goes by foot. The only wheel to be seen is the prayer wheel.
Just below Mount Everest is a Buddhist monastery of 40 monks. Their life, 14,000 ft up in the Himalayas, is modelled on that in the now vanished monasteries of Tibet. Through their meditation they strive for a state that makes the very silence come alive.
Film cameraman HUGH MILES Film editor DAVID THOMAS Written and produced by PETER MONTAGNON


Editor: David Thomas
Produced By: Peter Montagnon

: The Camera and the Song

The Camera of Philip Bonham-Carter and the Songs of Jake Thackray The Yorkshire Dales
' The rain is on the mountainside, The beast is in the silent meadow, The North countryside is patiently waiting again,
Blackbird dumb in the juniper
Lapwing shivers in the dripping thicket
Down in the stoney faced town One door opens'
Who better than JAKE THACKRAY to celebrate the qualities of this unique countryside. This he does in song and picture with wry comment upon the character of his fellow Yorkshiremen.
Musical arranger BILL SOUTHGATE
Assistant producer CLEM VALLANCE Producer JOHN BIRD


Unknown: Philip Bonham-Carter
Unknown: Jake Thackray
Unknown: Jake Thackray
Unknown: Bill Southgate
Unknown: William Southgate
Unknown: Alan Dykes
Producer: Clem Vallance

: World Cinema: Z

starring Yves Montand Irene Papas
Jean-Louis Trintignant
Although loosely based on the incidents surrounding the murder of Greek Deputy Grigoris Lam brakis in 1963, Z is an exciting political thriller.
Holiday Films: pages 17-18


Unknown: Yves Montand
Unknown: Irene Papas
Unknown: Jean-Louis Trintignant
Unknown: Grigoris Lam
' Z': Yves Montand
The Magistrate: Jean-Louis Trintignant
Hélène: Irene Papas
The Journalist: Jacques Perrin
The Prosecutor: Fracois Perrier
Nick: Georges Geret

: News on 2

with Peter Dorling ; Weather


Unknown: Peter Dorling

: Closedown

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