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: Play School

Story: Jack and the Beanstalk Guest storyteller Ray C. Davis Presenters


Unknown: Ray C. Davis
Presenters: Miranda Connell
Presenters: Fred Harris

: Closedown

: Test Cricket from Australia

by satellite
The Third Test
Australia v England from Melbourne Final day

: The Engineer Through the Looking Glass

Royal Institution Lectures by Professor Eric Laithwaite
3: Jam Yesterday, Jam Tomorrow Now we move with Alice to the place where time goes backwards. We shall learn to speak backwards, to have a conversation with our anti-selves, whose voices we have never heard before, to produce truly ' palindromic' music with the radiophonic workshop. We shall see time expanded and contracted audibly and visibly.
Presented for television by BRIAN JOHNSON


Unknown: Professor Eric Laithwaite
Television By: Brian Johnson

: Newsday

with Michael Charlton. A topical interview with a well-known personality follows the News Summary and Weather


Unknown: Michael Charlton.

: The Book Programme

Introduced by Robert Robinson
Books of the Year
For the last programme in 1974 three writers each nominate their choice from the year's books - biographer Lady Antonia Fraser, novelist Brigid Brophy and Richard Adams, author of Watership Down and Shardik.
Also, customers of the mobile library in Swaledale, North Yorkshire, talk on film about the books they've been reading this year.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Guest: Lady Antonia Fraser
Guest: Brigid Brophy
Guest: Richard Adams
Studio Director: Martin L. Bell
Producer: Philip Speight
Executive Producer: Will Wyatt

: Romeo and Juliet

A ballet by JOHN CRANKO
The tragic story of Romeo and Juliet has provided inspiration for many composers and choreographers. From 1940, for many people the ballet Romeo and Juliet meant Lavrovsky's production with a marvellous score by Prokofiev for the Kirov and Bolshoi companies, with Ulanova.
In 1962 JOHN CRANKO took the same score and mounted his ballet on the Stuttgart Company of which he had become director the previous year, with Marcia Haydee as Juliet Richard Cragun as Romeo Egon Madsen as Mercutio
A ZDF production


Unknown: John Cranko
Unknown: John Cranko
Unknown: Marcia Haydee
Unknown: Juliet Richard Cragun
Unknown: Romeo Egon Madsen

: Globe Theatre

A season of distinguished television productions from overseas. A Bird in the House by MARGARET LAURENCE adapted by PATRICIA WATSON
The strange superstitious beliefs of the new hired help have a deep effect on the family's children.
First shown on CBC in Canada


Unknown: Margaret Laurence
Adapted By: Patricia Watson
Producer: Ronald Weyman
Director: Allan King
Dr MacLeod: Paul Harding
Vanessa: Louise Vallance
Noreen: Wendy Thatcher
Mrs MacLeod: Pat Hamilton
Grandmother: Nan Stewart
Minister: Henry Stamper

: The Devil Rides Out

A film starring
Christopher Lee , Charles Gray with Nike Arrighi
Leon Greene , Patrick Mower
When the Due de Richleau and Rex van Ryn visit Simon Aron he is entertaining a society which he has just joined. It is a group of Satanists led by the high priest Mocata and the Countess d'Urfe, who plan to initiate Simon and the Countess's niece Tanith.
Holiday Films: pages 17-18


Novel By: Dennis Wheatley
Producer: Anthony Nelson
Director: Terence Fisher
Due de Richleau: Christopher Lee
Mocata: Charles Gray
Tanith: Nike Arrighi
Rex: Leon Greene
Simon: Patrick Mower
Countess: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
Marie: Sarah Lawson
Richard: Paul Eddington
Peggy: Rosalyn Landor
Malin: Russell Waters

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Rock 'til Two
A special New Year's edition Bad Company, Leo Sayer Ace and friends plus OGWT 73-74 highlights from last season Introduced by Bob Harris


Unknown: Leo Sayer
Introduced By: Bob Harris
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

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