Story: The Friendly Trees Presenters:
CAROL CHELL , LIONEL MORTON
Pianist PETER GOSLING
Designer PHILIP LINDLEY
Graphics LAURENCE HENRY
Scrip:writer/Director ALBERT BARBER Producer ANNE GOBEY
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
with Robin Day
Ludovic Kennedy Richard Kershaw and Peter Woods
Today's news is followed by an extended interview with a man or woman behind the headlines.
BBC2 Snooker Championship The Second Semi-Final
Fred Davis , the senior member of the competition, ten times World Champion against
Dennis Taylor (Blackburn), the youngest player in the series
These players meet for the second time. Their previous game was won convincingly by Davis, and included his break of 87 - the highest in the Pot Black competition so far. Tonight's winner goes forward to the Final, in two weeks' time.
Featuring Shot of the Week Introduced by ALAN WEEKS RefereeSYDNEY LEE
Commentator TED LOWE
Director JIM DUMIGRAN
Producer REG PERRIN BBC Birmingham
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The last Money Programme of 1975 comes from the United States because it's what happens there that will determine what happens here next year. If the United States economy recovers, then the worst of our recession may be over by the end of 1976. If it doesn't, then no one knows. So America matters next year. But 1976 is also the start of the USA's Third Century.
From the studios of the Maryland Center for Public Broadcasting The Money Programme team will be examining the economic prospects for next year, and beyond, for them and for us.
Presented by Alan Watson with Bill Kerr Elliott
Producer COLIN HART
Assistant editor PAUL ELLIS Editor JOHN DEKKER
The Welsh look wryly at themselves and others. with Max Boyce Ryan Davies
Gaynor Morgan Rees from Y Brynawelon, Letterston, Dyfed
Director HYWEL Williams Producer JACK WILLIAMS
Eight films on eight centuries of British Architecture.
8: Dreams and Awakenings Written and narrated by Sir Hugh Casson
The past 50 years have not been an age of belief, and this has been reflected in 20th-century architecture. Beginning in the suburban setting which evolved during the years between the wars, SIR HUGH CASSON goes on a journey which takes him from the pioneering houses and social experiments of the 1920s and 30s, through the ingenious but austere solutions demanded of architects immediately after the war, and via the brash monuments of the 60s to what he regards as some of the finest and most humane architectural achievements of this decade.
Title music by SIR ARTHUR BLISS
Film cameraman PHILIP BONHAM-CARTER Sound recordist RODNEY BOND Film editor JOHN BARNES Producer DAVID HEYCOCK
Series producer JOHN DRUMMOND
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by ALAN PLATER
Six tall stories on the Road to Wembley with Story 5:
The Wife of Batley's Tale
There was a lady, sometimes seen round here,
Earthy of tongue and predisposed to beer.
In Batley she had savoured life's experience.
And called herself a widow for convenience.
Gaye Brown as Alice the Wife of Batley
John Stratton as Smith the Man of Law
Lyrics by ALEX GLASGOW and ALAN PLATER
Music by ALEX GLASGOW
Arrangements and additional music by MICHAEL STEER
Designer STANLEY MORRIS Producer DAVID ROSE
Director ROGER TUCKER BBC Birmingham
Stan the Fryer:
Eric the Prologue:
Dave the Joiner:
Judy the Judy:
Nick the Driver:
Presented by Peter Woods followed by Weather
WILLIAM LUCAS reads Norfolk by JOHN BETJEMAN