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: Play School

Story: The Runaway Tram by PEGGY BLAKELEY
Illustrated by KOTA TANIUCHI Presenters
Designer INGRID CARTER johnson Scriptwriter/director JOHN LANE Producer ANNE GOBEY
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Peggy Blakeley
Illustrated By: Kota Taniuchi
Unknown: Sarah Long
Pianist: Johnny Ball
Pianist: Paul Reade
Designer: Ingrid Carter Johnson
Director: John Lane
Producer: Anne Gobey
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: News Summary


: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower at Clacks Farm
Cordon and espalier-trained apples and pears need summer pruning to make them shapely and check their vigour. PERCY THROWER shows how this should be done and looks at ARTHUR BILLITT'S newly planted shrubs and dahlias.
Producer BARRIE EDGAR (Birmingham)
Percy Thrower's Guide to Gardeners' World, 50p, from bookshops


Unknown: Percy Thrower
Unknown: Percy Thrower
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Great Directors

The Life and Times of John Huston, Esq
A profile of the famous film director and connoisseur in the art of living, filmed throughout his 60th year in Ireland, Rome, Britain and Milan, and with appearances by ELIZABETH TAYLOR , EVELYN KEYES , BURL IVES and MARLON BRANDO.
Executive producer STEPHEN HEARST
Written and directed by ROGER GRAEF


Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Evelyn Keyes
Directed By: Roger Graef

: The Camera and the Song

The Camera of John Else and the Songs of Ian Campbell
Here Come the Brummies
'Sure a little bit of Hell burst out Upon the earth one day, And it surfaced in the Midlands 'Mid the slag-heaps and the clay Not fit for beast nor man The place where people suffered most
They called it Birmingham.'
The music of IAN CAMPBELL and his folk group and the images of the documentary cameraman present a film ballad of life in the Midlands.
Music arranger BILL SOUTHGATE


Unknown: John Else
Unknown: Ian Campbell
Unknown: Ian Campbell
Unknown: Bill Southgate
Producer: Clem Vallance
Producer: John Bird

: Milestones of the Film

A new season of classic films which have influenced the development of world cinema. Miracle in Milan starring Francesco Golisano, Brunella Bovo, Emma Gramatica
Toto, an orphan, has been brought up by the saintly Lollota to be generous and good. When he arrives in Milan he is shocked by the misery and hopelessness of the city's down-and-outs and soon becomes their leader in a struggle against poverty and oppression. But a miracle is needed if they are to succeed.
De Sica's moving fantasy shows once again his deep feeling of compassion for the poor, a feeling also much in evidence in such realistic stories as Shoeshine and Bicycle Thieves.
Screenplay by CESARE ZAVATTINI and VITTORIO DE SICA from the novel Toto il Buono by CESARE ZAVATTINI
Director Vittorio DE SICA
This Week's Films: page 15


Unknown: Francesco Golisano
Unknown: Brunella Bovo
Unknown: Emma Gramatica
Unknown: Cesare Zavattini
Unknown: Cesare Zavattini
Director: Vittorio de Sica
Toto: Francesco Golisano
Edwige: Brunella Bovo
Lolotta: Emma Gramatica
Rappi: Paolo Stoppa
The Rich Man: Guglielmo Barnabo
The Proud Lady: Anna Carena
The Statue: Alba Arnova
Unhappy girl in love: Flora Cambi
Sergeant: Virgilio Riento
Alfredo: Arturo Bragaglia
Gaetano: Erminio Spalla
Commandant: Angelo Prioli
Second Commandant: Francesco Rissone

: John le Carre

MICHAEL DEAN visits the author of The Spy Who Came in From the Cold at his home in Cornwall, and talks to him about his life and his recent best-selling novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy...


Unknown: Michael Dean
Director: Eric Rowan
Producer: Michael Hill

: News Extra

Presented by Angela Rippon


Presented By: Angela Rippon

: Closedown

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