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: Play School

Story: Boots
Illustrated by KATHARINE HOSKYNS Presenters this week
Carol Chell , Stan Arnold
The Bold Bad Bus, a book of rhyming stories from Play School: fl.60


Written By: Jenny Joseph
Illustrated By: Katharine Hoskyns
Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Stan Arnold

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: Man at Work

For Colleges
Making the Grade

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: Open University

: Parents and Children

What do you know about... your rights in a Welfare State?
Book 60p: see page 54

: News Summary


: Look, Stranger

Bucknell the Smith
In a Cotswold village NORMAN BUCKNELL, blacksmith, keeps alive the skill and the designs of a working tradition started by Ernest Gimson 60 years ago.
Executive producer JENNIFER JEREMY
Producer PHILIP DONNELLAN (Birmingham)


Unknown: Ernest Gimson
Producer: Jennifer Jeremy
Producer: Philip Donnellan

: The Waltons: The Hunt

A film series set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains during the Depression of the early 30s.
John-Boy dreads the thought of killing any living creature. Yet he feels he is now old enough to help with the necessary task of providing fresh meat desperately needed for the Waltons' larder-and volunteers for a turkey shoot. But John-Boy's real test is when the moment comes to pull the trigger.
Based on Earl Hamner jr's autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain


Executive Producer: Lee Rich
John-Boy: Richard Thomas
Olivia Walton: Michael Learned
John Walton: Ralph Waite
Grandpa,: Will Geer
Grandma: Ellen Corby

: Just a Nimmo

with Derek Nimmo
This week Derek traces a random path through the history of sex appeal with the help of a Gaiety Girl, the most successful British pin-up of the 50s, the writer of The Seven Year Itch, and -in a visit to London's Playboy Club-the Bunny of the Year Ruby Miller Diana Dors
George Axelrod
Fleur (Bunny of the Year)
(Derek Nimmo is in ' Why Not Stay for Breakfast? at the Apollo Theatre, London)


Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Ruby Miller
Unknown: Diana Dors
Unknown: George Axelrod
Script: Mike Fentiman
Script: Spike Mullins
Designer: Steve Brownsey
Producer: Vernon Lawrence
Unknown: Derek Nimmo

: Second City Firsts

A season of six original plays from Birmingham 2: Girl by JAMES ROBSON
Jackie is leaving the Army. While waiting for the car she re-encounters Corporal Harvey , her previous lover ...
Script editor TARA PREM Designer MYLES LANG


Unknown: James Robson
Unknown: Corporal Harvey
Editor: Tara Prem
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: Barry Hanson
Director: Peter Gill
Harvey: Myra Frances
Jackie: Alison Steadman
Maggie: Stella Moray
Bailey: Eileen McCallum

: Election Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party
(Details as BBC1)

: Horizon

Where Did the Colorado Go?
The giant Colorado river runs through some of the world's most spectacular scenery: from its source in the Rocky Mountains through the Grand Canyon and the colourful sands of the Painted Desert towards its original outlet in the Gulf of California. But the Colorado no longer reaches the sea. Tamed into a mere trickle for the sake of illuminating Los Angeles, it finally sinks into the sands of the Mexican desert.
The Colorado's recent history of irrigation schemes, hydro-electric schemes and dams built in the wrong place show what mismanagement can do to any river in any part of the world. Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Producer simon CAMPBELL JONES.


Unknown: Rocky Mountains
Unknown: Gulf Of California.
Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Bruce Norman
Producer: Simon Campbell Jones.

: Open Door

A weekly programme made by people with something to say.
The British Association of Retired Persons present a discussion on some problems of retirement.
The Society for the Rescue of Destitute Animals was started in Manchester 11 years ago and cares for animals abandoned by their owners.

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