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: Play School

Story: Frog and Toad - The Letter written and illustrated by ARNOLD LOBEL


Illustrated By: Arnold Lobel

: Closedown

: Trade Union Studies

(Shown last Sunday on BBCli

: Interval

: Looking at Documentary

A series of five programmes 3: The Observers
In this programme one team of film-makers explains how and why they observe the normally hidden activities of diplomats, businessmen, civil servants and local authorities.
Producer IAN woolt

: Interval

: Peter Donaldson's Illustrated Economics

8: Playing the Chancellor's Game
A housewife, an employer and a Trade Unionist, with advice from SIR ALEC CAIRNCROSS , former Chief Economic Adviser to the Government, see whether they can do better than past Chancellors in this special television game.


Unknown: Sir Alec Cairncross

: Closedown

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Zarabanda

: Newsday

Presented by Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler
Robin Day on a topic of the week and Richard Kershaw
Newsreader Peter Woods


Presented By: Michael Charlton
Presented By: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Robin Day
Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Newsreader Peter Woods

: Floodlit Rugby League

for the BBC2 Trophy First Semi-final
Leigh or Wigan v
Huddersfield or St Helens
Highlights of the first half and live coverage of the second half. Commentator EDDIE WARING Summariser ERIC ASHTON
Producer NICK HUNTERBBC Manchester


Commentator: Eddie Waring
Commentator: Summariser Eric Ashton

: Oneupmanship

based on Gamesmanship, Lifemanship and Oneupmanship by STEPHEN POTTER
By arrangement with CARL FOREMAN Adapted by BARRY TOOK starring
Richard Briers and Peter Jones
This week: Housemanship
Housemanship - or where to live and how to act when you're living there so that the neighbours have to keep up with you.
Music for INSTANT SUNSHINE arranged and directed by PETER CHRISTIE Designer PAMELA LAMBOOY Producer GRAEME MUIR


Unknown: Stephen Potter
Arrangement With: Carl Foreman
Adapted By: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Frederick Jaeger
Unknown: Donald Gee
Unknown: Carol Cleveland
Unknown: Therese McMurray
Directed By: Peter Christie
Designer: Pamela Lambooy
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Perry Como's Spring in New Orleans

A television special made in this famous birthplace of the blues but also capturing the colour of the city and the parades, floats and jazz known as Mardi Gras.
Special guest star Dick Van Dyke also starring Leslie Uggams with the LOUIS COTTRELL JAZZ BAND
Musical director NICK PERITO
Choral director and vocal arrangement! RAY CHARLES
Producer/director STEVE pouliot Executive producer BOB BANNER


Unknown: Dick van Dyke
Unknown: Leslie Uggams
Unknown: Ray Charles

: Rainbow Over the Thames

Festival of Britain 1951
Written and presented by Simon Jenkins
Twenty-five years ago, in an atmosphere of austerity and rationing, Britain went festive. On the South Bank in London, visitors were confronted by the science-fiction shapes of the Dome of Discovery and the Skylon. In Batter-sea Park, they crowded into the Pleasure Gardens, rode on the Emett railway, and took to the branches on the Tree-Walk. All over the country, towns and villages put on mini-festivals of their own. For five months, in the wet summer of 1951, people enjoyed themselves. But was the Festival of Britain more than just a summer holiday? Now, a generation later, SIMON JENKINS puts that question to some of the men who created it. with Sir Hugh Casson , PRA James Gardner Max Nicholson Rowland Emett and Professor Reyner Banham
Film editor KATE rivers Producer JULIA MATHESON


Presented By: Simon Jenkins
Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Unknown: Sir Hugh Casson
Unknown: James Gardner
Unknown: Max Nicholson
Unknown: Rowland Emett
Unknown: Professor Reyner Banham
Producer: Julia Matheson

: Late News on 2


: The Old Grey Whistle Test

takes a look at today's Rock Music, with films, album tracks, reviews and guests.
In the studio: Al Stewart
Gordon Giltrap Band
Introduced by Bob Harris


Introduced By: Bob Harris
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: Closedown



Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Jenny Joseph

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