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: Open University

6.40 Consequences of the War: 1914-30

7.05 The Concept of Mind

7.30 The Imperial Roman Army

: Closedown

: Play School

(Details as BBC1 at 4.0 pm)

: Closedown

: Open University

5.00 School and Society

5.25 Elementary Maths - Differentiation

5.50 Mechanics: Particles

6.15 The Drawings of Seurat

6.40 Reading a Poem

: Closedown

: Weather

: Newsday

with Ludovic Kennedy , Robin Day Richard Kershaw , Angela Rippon

Contributors

Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Robin Day
Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower in his own garden
The Magnolias in Shropshire
Now is the time to lift and divide hardy border plants, and there is work to be done in the rockery. PERCY THROWER tackles these tasks in the garden and seasonal work in the greenhouse.
Producer BARRIE EDGAR BBC Birmingham
(Percy Thrower 's Guide to Gardeners' World, 50p, from bookshops)

Contributors

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

: Arena: Theatre

If the Royal Court hadn't existed 1 would still be sending scripts.
(CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON )
It was there we were made international playwrights overnight.
(ARNOLD WESKER )
I look upon it as my starting-point.
(ALAN BATES )
It's still like sort of coming home.
(ALBERT FINNEY )
I always wanted to work at the Royal Court.
(HELEN MIRREN )
Happy Birthday Royal Court
On 2 April 1956 the English Stage Company was born. It started with a season of modern plays and its first hit was a new work by a young actor John Osborne , Look Back in Anger. This was followed by a long line of new and exciting playwrights, Arnold Wesker , John Arden , David Storey , Christopher Hampton , Edward Bond. Twenty years later their plays are performed all over the world and are set books in many of our schools. Many happy returns, with ALAN BATES , ALBERT FINNEY
PETER GILL , CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON JOCELYN HERBERT , MICHAEL HORDERN HELEN MIRREN , JOHN OSBORNE
TONY RICHARDSON , ARNOLD WESKER and the pupils of QUINTIN KYNASTON SCHOOL, LONDON Written and narrated by Keith Dewhurst
Executive producer DAVID CHESHIRE Producer PETER ADAM

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Hampton
Unknown: Arnold Wesker
Unknown: Alan Bates
Unknown: Albert Finney
Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: John Osborne
Unknown: Arnold Wesker
Unknown: John Arden
Unknown: David Storey
Unknown: Christopher Hampton
Unknown: Edward Bond.
Unknown: Alan Bates
Unknown: Albert Finney
Unknown: Peter Gill
Unknown: Christopher Hampton
Unknown: Jocelyn Herbert
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: John Osborne
Unknown: Tony Richardson
Unknown: Arnold Wesker
Unknown: Quintin Kynaston
Unknown: School, London
Unknown: Keith Dewhurst
Producer: David Cheshire
Producer: Peter Adam

: Jack Jones

one of the finest singers of popular songs in the world today, making a rare appearance in a solo performance at the New London Theatre. Among the songs included in the programme from Jack Jones 's vast repertoire are:
She Loves Me; She; Send In the Clowns; What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life; If; Wives and Lovers; Once in a While
Musical director JOE KLOESI Sound CHRIS HOLCOMBE Lighting HARRY THOMAS DesignerMICHAEL YOUNG
Producer STEWART MORRIS

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Jones
Director: Joe Kloesi
Unknown: Chris Holcombe
Unknown: Harry Thomas
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Stewart Morris

: Oneupmanship

The fourth of six programmes
Based on Gamesmanship, Lifemanship and Oneupmanship by STEPHEN POTTER
Adapted by BARRY TOOK starring Richard Briers and Peter Jones with FREDERICK JAEGER , DONALD GEE ANITA CAREY , JAMES COSSINS
SHEILA BRENNAN , PAUL MCDOWELL ROBERT VAHEY and THE LICHFIELD CHORISTERS This week: Weekendmanship
Tonight's programme gives an explicit account of how to behave should you be invited for a long weekend in the country. Watch and learn such aspects as the gentle art of winning at bridge and chess without actually being able to play.
Music arranged and directed by PETER NOYCE
Designer GERRY SCOTT
Producer BERNARD THOMPSON Director RAY BUTT

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Potter
Adapted By: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Frederick Jaeger
Unknown: Donald Gee
Unknown: Anita Carey
Unknown: James Cossins
Unknown: Sheila Brennan
Unknown: Paul McDowell
Unknown: Robert Vahey
Directed By: Peter Noyce
Designer: Gerry Scott
Producer: Bernard Thompson
Director: Ray Butt

: Microbes and Men

A six-part series on the men who conquered disease. 4: Certain Death by BRUCE NORMAN with On 6 July 1885, young Joseph Meister was brought to Pasteur's laboratory. He had been savaged by a rabid dog and bitten 14 times. Death from rabies seemed certain, unless Pasteur would treat him with an untried and possibly lethal vaccine.
Music composed by DUDLEY SIMPSON Producer PETER GOODCHILD
Director SIMON LANGTON (Repeal)
Book (same title), £ 2.50, from bookshops

Contributors

Unknown: Bruce Norman
Unknown: Joseph Meister
Composed By: Dudley Simpson
Producer: Peter Goodchild
Director: Simon Langton
Louis Pasteur: Arthur Lowe
Emile Roux: Charles Kay
Loir: Keith Drinkel
Metchnikoff: Jacob Witkin
Peter: Aubrey Richards
Grancher: John Normington
Vulpian: Geoffrey Lumsden
Virchow: Frank Gatliff
Olga Metchnikoff: Susan Tebbs
Viala: David Troughton
Brouardel: Bill Gavin
Mme Pelletier: Elaine Baillie
Louise Pelletier: Nicola Cave
Mme Meister: Delia Paton
Joseph Meister: Clive Florentine
Vone: Ivor Roberts
Clemenceau: Neville Barber
Children's doctor: Robert Arnold
Reveillac: Peter Schofield

: Newsnight

Presented by Angela Rippon
Weather

Contributors

Presented By: Angela Rippon

: Closedown

STEPHEN THORNE reads A Silent Man by PETER REDGROVE

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Peter Redgrove








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