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: Play School

Story: Jenny's Smile by JEAN WATSON
Guest storyteller Colin Jeavons Presenters


Unknown: Jean Watson
Unknown: Colin Jeavons
Presenters: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenters: Derek Griffiths

: Closedown

: Cartoon World: Zagreb 74

Each year the newest and best cartoon films from all over the world are brought together and shown at an International Festival of Animated Films.
Gerald Scarfe, himself a prize winner at this year's Festival in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, introduce some of the films he saw there. Films include:
Diary (Yugoslavia), Putting on the Ritz (Britain), Animation Pie (USA), A Bird's Life (Czechoslovakia), The Island (Russia), The Last Cartoon Man (USA)


Presenter: Gerald Searfe
Research: Derek Hill
Producer: Richard Evans

: Little Mermaid

from the story by HANS ANDERSEN A world-famous statue stands in Copenhagen harbour; it commemorates one of Hans Andersen 's best-loved characters - the Little Mermaid, who left the sea to try to win the love of a mortal prince.
Narrator GENE FOAD
Mermaid's song sung by CAROL BALL Music by JOSEPH HOROVITZ
Dramatised and directed by MARILYN FOX


Story By: Hans Andersen
Unknown: Hans Andersen
Sung By: Carol Ball
Music By: Joseph Horovitz
Directed By: Marilyn Fox
Little Mermaid: Penny Casdagli
First sister: Marion Diamond
Second sister: Karen Ford
Grandmother: Rosalind Knight
Prince Ossian: Malcolm Reynolds
Captain: Malcolm Terris
Princess Maria: Louise Hall-Taylor
Lisa: Melinda Clancy
Sea Witch: Margery Mason
Queen: Kathleen Byron
Herald: William Gossling
Dancers: Nikki Heard
Dancers: Maurice Lane

: Look, Stranger

The World of Blaster Bates
'BLASTER' BATES is not only one of Britain's leading demolition experts, but also an inspired comedian-calling on his wealth of experience as a blaster.
Much of his time when he's not blasting down chimneys or redundant buildings is spent in describing his exploits to a convulsed gathering.
Executive producer JENNIFER JEREMY
Producer BARRY BEVINS (Manchester)


Producer: Jennifer Jeremy
Producer: Barry Bevins

: A Forest Tale: Friends for Life

Storyteller Frank Duncan
Once upon a time, a lonely Russian forester, MICHAIL, discovered and befriended a strange orphan - a young wild lynx.
So begins an adventurous life together, an enchanting riddle of surprise encounters and lurking dangers woven around their very special friendship.
Presented for TV by KEITH HOPKINS (from Bristol)


Unknown: Frank Duncan

: Scatsophrenia

An alley cat's dream


Unknown: Keith Hopper
Director: John Purdie

: Return to the River Kwai

What really happened on the River Kwai? In this programme, John Coast , author and ex-pow, revisits the scenes of his enforced labour, together with three of his former Japanese captors.
We see the place where, 30 years ago, thousands of British lives were sacrificed by the Japanese to drive a railway line through the jungle from Bangkok to Burma. If it hadn't been for the famous film few people would remember their epic struggle for survival. But ironically, just because of the film, fact and fiction have become confused.
Tonight's documentary is a personal and evocative account of just what did happen during the building of this infamous railway.


Unknown: John Coast

: Lord Peter Wimsey: Murder Must Advertise: 2

by Dorothy L. Sayers
Adapted in two parts by Bill Craig
with Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter
Victor Dean is killed on a staircase... A mysterious stranger lies dead beneath a train... A third person is to die before the whole story can be told.
(Part one shown last Saturday)


Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Adapted by: Bill Craig
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Rodney Bennett
Lord Peter Wimsey: Ian Carmichael
Dian de Momerie: Bridget Armstrong
Mr Tallboy: Paul Darrow
Miss Parton: Caroline Dowdeswell
Miss Rossiter: Shirley Cain
Miss Meteyard: Fiona Walker
Major Milligan: Peter Bowles
Helen, Duchess of Denver: Gabrielle Brune
Lady Mary: Rachel Herbert
Bracket: Norman Lumsden
Puncheon: Ian Gelder
Landlord: Royston Tickner
Man in pub: John Rapley
Mountjoy: Hilary Wontner
Chief Insp. Parker: Mark Eden
Ethel Vavasour: Janet Key
Mr Willis: Christopher Timothy
Cummings: Antony Carrick
Withers: Alan Foss
Mr Pym: Peter Pratt
Taxi driver: Alan Chuntz
Mr Ingleby: John Hallam

: ' I've Cracked It '

A study in puzzles you can do and puzzles you can't
String, scissors, paper and pencil will be useful if you want to join in - but you can just sit back and feel superior as Ian McNaught -Davis tries out his favourite puzzles on a group of children. Mac, best known on TV for climbing the Old Man of Hoy and the Eiffel Tower, has been passionately keen on puzzles for the last 30 years. The children were intrigued by his selection of puzzles and games - they argued, sweated away, cracked ' some of them and got frustrated by others.


Unknown: Ian McNaught

: A Christmas Box from Joseph Cooper

The master of the dummy keyboard tonight plays the real one and is joined by Joyce Grenfell , Neville Marriner The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields in a programme of melody (sometimes Hidden) and monologue
The music includes Granados (The Maiden and the Nightingale), Tchaikovsky (Humoresque), Schumann (Traumerei), Satie (Gymnopedie) and a Rossini String Sonata movement; the monologues, ' The Artists' Room ' and ' The Choir Committee Meeting.'


Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Neville Marriner
Producer: Walter Todds

: The Moon Shines Bright on Charlie Chaplin

by ROBERT HUGHES featuring, in order of rank, Officer:
Other Ranks:
Other Sex:
It is the corporal's first night on guard duty, in a British Army Camp somewhere in Germany.
Director BOB HIRD (BBC Scotland)


Unknown: Robert Hughes
Designer: Walter Miller
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Director: Bob Hird
Captain: Clive Swift
Staff-Sergeant: Ray Smith
Sergeant: John Junkin
Corporal: Christopher Timothy
Private Jock: Derek Anders
Private Dolan: Michael Blackman
Diana: Tracy Reed
Stella: Margaret Nolan
Olga: Judy Gridley

: News on 2


: Test Cricket from Australia

by satellite
The Third Test
Australia v England from Melbourne: highlights of the first day's play introduced by RICHIE BENAUD.


Introduced By: Richie Benaud.

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