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: Play School

Today's story: Michael Meets the Mayor written by THELMA PARKER
Presenters Julie Stevens Brian Cant
Book: More Stories from Play School, 35p, from bookshops. The Tale of a Donkey's Tail and Other Stories from Play School, record (No 232) £1.79, or cassette (No 045) £1.95, Bang on a Drum, songs from Play School and Play Away record (REC 242) £1.95 or cassette (MRMC 004) £1.95, from record shops

Contributors

Written By: Thelma Parker
Unknown: Julie Stevens

: Closedown

: The Caterers

A series of ten programmes
8 : Catering for the Community
Civic Catering can mean meals-on-wheels or mayoral banquets. What lessons do the town hall, schools and hospital caterers have for the rest of the industry? Commentary by DEREK COOPER
Producer IAN WOOLF

Contributors

Commentary By: Derek Cooper
Producer: Ian Woolf

: Interval

: Politics Now

A series of ten programmes 8: Overload
Why is the reach of British government extending at just the time that its grasp is becoming enfeebled?
In the second of three programmes, ANTHONY KING, Professor of Government at Essex University, gives a personal analysis of why Britain is becoming harder to govern.
Director JUDY HARRIS
Producer BERNARD ADAMS (First showv on BBC1)
Book, Why is Britain Becoming Harder to Govern?, 75p, from bookshops

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony King
Director: Judy Harris
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Closedown

: News on 2 Headlines

with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing followed by Weather on 2

: Knitting Fashion

A series of ten programmes on hand-knitting and crochet. Presented by JAN LEEMING
8 : Design in Colour
PAM DAWSON demonstrates choosing and using colour in knitting and crochet, and designer MARGARET STUART shows how the old art of fair-isle knitting has been revived.
Executive producer SHEtLA INNES
Producer JENNY ROGERS
Book (same title), £2.20, from bookshops

Contributors

Presented By: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Pam Dawson
Designer: Margaret Stuart
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: Newsday

Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler present news and opinion on events and issues of the day, including Foreign Report from BBC news correspondents round the world.
Newsreader Peter Woods
Editor JOHN TISDALL

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Peter Woods
Editor: John Tisdall

: Dave Allen at Large

starring Dave Allen with SUSIE BAKER, JACQUELINE CLARKE, ROBERT EAST, PAUL MCDOWELL, MICHAEL SHARVELL-MARTIN, RALPH WATSON
Script by DAVE ALLEN, AUSTIN STEELE and PETER VINCENT
Costume VERITY LEWIS
Make-up CHRISTINE BEVERIDGE
Visual effects BERNARD WILKIE
Designer BRYAN ELLIS
Producer PETER WHITMORE

Contributors

Unknown: Dave Allen
Unknown: Susie Baker
Unknown: Jacqueline Clarke
Unknown: Paul McDowell
Unknown: Michael Sharvell-Martin
Unknown: Ralph Watson
Script By: Dave Allen
Script By: Austin Steele
Script By: Peter Vincent
Unknown: Verity Lewis
Unknown: Christine Beveridge
Unknown: Bernard Wilkie
Designer: Bryan Ellis
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: I, Claudius: 11: A God in Colchester

Based on the novels by Robert Graves
The BBC2 serial in 12 parts
Written by Jack Pulman

Claudius has ruled wisely for a year with the support of Messalina whom he loves deeply. Convinced of her devotion, he is totally unaware that she is deceiving him.

Contributors

Based on the novels by: Robert Graves
Writer: Jack Pulman
Choreographer: Gary Downie
Programme Adviser: Robert Erskine
Title Music: Wilfred Josephs
Costume: Barbara Kronig
Script Editor: Betty Willingale
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Herbert Wise
Claudius, Emperor of Rome: Derek Jacobi
Mnester: Nicholas Amer
Messalina, Claudius's wife: Sheila White
Pallas: Bernard Hepton
Narcissus: John Cater
Slave: Danny Schiller
Scylla: Charlotte Howard
Quintus Justus: George Innes
Marsus Vibius: Manning Wiizon
Silius: Stuart Wilson
Domitia, Messalina's mother: Moira Redmond
Slave: Glenn Cunningham
Herod: James Faulkner
Calpurnia: Jo Rowbottom
Girl: Souad Faress
Geta: Linal Haft

: Horizon

Secrets of a Coral Island
Pacific fishermen are famous for their skill. They can catch fish with a kite and a tassel of spiders' webs. Their traditional knowledge -never written down but passed from father to son - is the accumulation of 2,000 years of watching the fish they catch in their clear coral seas.
But how much do they know that scientists don't? To answer this question Dr Bob Johannes -a marine biologist - went to live with them OR a group of islands called Palau. They taught him how to fish and slowly began to tell him what they knew. He was amazed. New and unexpected details began to emerge of fish behaviour, of creatures reacting to the moon and of octopuses climbing trees. But, DR JOHANNES is racing against time. The pressures of the 20th century may mean the old men's knowledge will die with them.
Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Film editor ERIC BROWN
Editor SIMON CAMPBELL-JONES Written and produced by EDWARD GOLDWYN

Contributors

Unknown: Dr Bob Johannes
Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Eric Brown
Editor: Simon Campbell-Jones
Produced By: Edward Goldwyn

: Poems and Pints

A wry look at ourselves and others in a programme of words and music.
Spoken and sung by Ryan Davies Mari Griffith
Brian Jacques The Spinners
Norman Rossington (below)
Bless this Scouse who is so proud
To be among this
Northern crowd,
Two Cathedrals, our own lingo,
Beer and Beatles, bets and bingo. from a poem by Spencer Leigh published in ' Collage 2 * by Raven Books
Recorded before an audience at The Triton, Liverpool
Producer JACK WILLIAMS

Contributors

Sung By: Ryan Davies
Sung By: Mari Griffith
Sung By: Brian Jacques
Unknown: Norman Rossington
Unknown: Spencer Leigh
Producer: Jack Williams

: Late News on 2

Weather

: Closedown

Jill Balcon reads Emily Bronte by C. DAY LEWIS

Contributors

Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Emily Bronte
Unknown: C. Day Lewis








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