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: Play School

"The Lion and the Bird's Nest" written by Eriko Kishida, illustrated by Chiyoko Nakatani


Presenter: Sarah Long
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (The Lion and the Bird's Nest): Eriko Kishida
Illustrator (The Lion and the Bird's Nest): Chiyoko Nakatani

: Closedown

: Coral World: 2: The Reef Builders

Roland von Hentig continues his investigation of the coral reefs of Comoro in the Indian Ocean. The whole complexity of reef life depends on the success of the animals and plants that secrete hard skeletons to create rock strata of geological proportions.

A BBC/NDR co-production


Presenter: Roland von Hentig
Producer: David Cordingley

: News Summary


: Pan's People: In Concert

Louise Clarke, Cherry Gillespie, Babs Lord, Ruth Pearson, Dee Dee Wilde


Dancer: Louise Clarke
Dancer: Cherry Gillespie
Dancer: Babs Lord
Dancer: Ruth Pearson
Dancer: Dee Dee Wilde
Devised and choreographed by: Flick Colby
Designer: Lesley Bremness
Designer: Gary Freeman
Designer: Roger Murray-Leach
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: Man Alive

Heads They Win, Tails You Lose
If the planners announce tomorrow that next door to you is the ideal spot for an international airport, a six-lane motorway, or an oil terminal, what can you do about it? The official answer is that there are safeguards. In an investigation into the effectiveness of these safeguards Man Alive looks at public enquiries which have found in favour of objectors, only to be overruled by the Government.
JACK PIZZEY and a Man Alive team also go to the Highlands of Scotland, where the oil boom is threatening to turn quiet lochs into factory sites-and examine the anatomy of another dispute which has just ended: a dispute over a new runway at Edinburgh's Turnhouse Airport. Objectors to the plan invoked all the safeguards and overthrew the plan at a public enquiry. But still the plan is going ahead and they believe it was a case of 'heads they win and tails you lose.'


Reporters: Jeremy James
Unknown: Jeanne La Chard,
Unknown: John Pitman
Unknown: Jack Pizzey
Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Jack Pizzey
Producer: Philip Geddes
Editor: Adam Clapham

: Shoulder to Shoulder: 3: Lady Constance Lytton

by Douglas Livingstone
A series of six plays created by Midge Mackenzie, Verity Lambert, Georgia Brown
with Judy Parfitt as Lady Constance Lytton, Georgia Brown as Annie Kenney, Sian Phillips as Mrs Pankhurst, Patricia Quinn as Christabel Pankhurst
also starring Patience Collier as Lady Lytton, Sheila Allen as Mrs Pethick Lawrence, Jonathan Newth as Lord Lytton

1908: Constance Lytton: daughter of the Viceroy of India, she came from one of the leading families in the land. Almost any door was open for her.

A Radio Times Special (same title) is on sale from newsagents, price 30p


Writer: Douglas Livingstone
Created by/Script Editor: Midge MacKenzie
Created by/Producer: Verity Lambert
Created by: Georgia Brown
Make-up: Cecile Hay-Arthur
Designer: Evan Hercules
Director: Waris Hussein
Lady Constance Lytton: Judy Parfitt
Annie Kenney: Georgia Brown
Mrs Pankhurst: Sian Phillips
Christabel Pankhurst: Patricia Quinn
Lady Lytton: Patience Collier
Mrs Pethick Lawrence: Sheila Allen
Lord Lytton: Jonathan Newth
Ruth: Bridget Brice
Rogers: Elizabeth Lynne
Jessie Kenney: Suzan Cameron
Lloyd George: Peter Geddis
Flora Drummond: Sally Miles
Wardress: Pam St Clement
Curtis Bennett: Christopher Banks
Marie Brackenbury: Susan Glanville
Girl in hotel: Carrie Lee-Baker
Emily Lutyens: Margaret Ford
Betty Balfour: Helen Weir
Elsa Gye: Petronella Ford
Sir Albert de Rutzen: John Dunbar
Matron of Holloway: Jenny Laird
Prison Governor: Geoffrey Chater
Girl in Holloway: Elizabeth Cassidy
Catherine Ellis: Eve Belton
Wardress: Hilary Sesta
Wardress: Sally Travers
Wardress: Lala Lloyd
Medical Officer, Walton Prison: Anthony Sharp
Medical Officer, Walton Prison: James Bree

: Film Night

Tony Bilbow reports on a film now being made on location in England, Spain and America - Stardust, starring David Essex and Adam Faith, about the rise and fall of a pop star of the 1960s, and a sequel to the recently successful That'll Be The Day
Philip Jenkinson recalls how the movies treated popular music during the vintage years.

Philip Jenkinson : page 9


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Producer: Barry Brown

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Bob Harris with the news, views, and sounds of today's music
Robin Trower, Jesse Colin Young plus album tracks, films, guests.


Presenter: Bob Harris
Musician: Robin Trower
Musician: Jesse Colin Young
Director: Colin Strong
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News Extra

Presented by David Holmes with Peter Dorling; Weather


Newsreader: David Holmes
Reporter: Peter Dorling

: Closedown

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