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: Play School

Story: Cat and the New House written by MARION GREEN illustrated by JOAN HICKSON Presenters this week
Chloe Ashcroft , Derek Griffiths

Contributors

Written By: Marion Green
Illustrated By: Joan Hickson
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Derek Griffiths

: Closedown

: The Caterers

A series of ten programmes 9: The Public Health
' Why, in this day and age, is food poisoning still one of the hazards of eating out? '
Commentary by DEREK COOPER
Producer IAN WOOLF

Contributors

Commentary By: Derek Cooper
Producer: Ian Woolf

: Interval

: Politics Now: 9: Overload

A series of ten programmes
In the last of three programmes Anthony King, Professor of Government at Essex University, defends his analysis of why Britain is becoming harder to govern. Taking part, to challenge Professor King's thesis and consider its implications for the future:
DAVID MARQUAND, MP, CHRISTOPHER TUGENDHAT, MP, STUART HOLLAND
Director JUDY HARRIS
Producer BERNARD ADAMS
Book, 'Why is Britain Becoming Harder to Govern', 75p, from bookshops

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony King
Unknown: Christopher Tugendhat
Unknown: Stuart Holland
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 knitting and crochet.
Presented by JAN LEEMING 9: Knitting by Machine
What advantages and disadvantages does a knitting machine have? SANDY BLACK demonstrates some of its possibilities.
Executive producer SHEILA INNES Producer JENNY ROGERS

Contributors

Presented By: Jan Leeming
Producer: Sheila Innes
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: Newsday

Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler present news and opinion including Foreign Report Newsreader Peter Woods
Editor JOHN TISDALL

Contributors

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

: Max Bygraves says' I Wanna Tell You a Story'

Tonight: The 1950s
The Coronation - Radio's Educating Archie -' A good idea, son ' - Billy Cotton and I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts ' - Johnny Ray , Billy Daniels , Frankie Laine - television catches on - Jimmy Edwards and Whacko - ITV begins - Arthur Haynes - Teddy Boys - Bill Haley and Rock 'n' Roll - Ralph Reader , the Gang Shows and ' Strollin ' - MAX'S 50s record hits including ' Tulips from Amsterdam' and ' You need hands '. with the DOUGIE SQUIRES DOZEN
THE EDDIE LESTER SINGERS and CHRISTOPHER WILSON Musical arrangements
PETER KNIGHT , ALAN ROPER
Choreography DOUGIE SQUIRES Written by ERIC DAVIDSON Costume joyck MORTLOCK Designer MICHAEL YOUNG Director STANLEY APPEL Producer JOHN AMMONDS

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Cotton
Unknown: Johnny Ray
Unknown: Billy Daniels
Unknown: Frankie Laine
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Arthur Haynes
Unknown: Bill Haley
Unknown: Ralph Reader
Singers: Eddie Lester
Singers: Christopher Wilson
Unknown: Peter Knight
Written By: Eric Davidson
Director: Stanley Appel
Producer: John Ammonds

: I, Claudius: 12: Old King Log

Written by Jack Pulman
Based on the novels by Robert Graves
The BBC2 serial in 12 parts
Messalina's excesses became so extreme that, at last, Claudius learned the truth. Almost at the end of the history of his family, Claudius's thoughts turn more and more to the future of Rome.

Contributors

Writr: Jack Pulman
Based on the novels by: Robert Graves
Programme Adviser: Robert Erskine
Title Music: Wilfred Josephs
Make-up: Pam Meager
Script Editor: Betty Willingale
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Herbert Wise
Claudius, Emperor of Rome: Derek Jacobi
Nero, Agrippinilla's son: Christopher Biggins
Agrippinilla, Claudius's niece: Barbara Young
Pallas: Bernard Hepton
Narcissus: John Cater
Plautius: Roger Bizley
Caractacus: Peter Bowles
Britannicus, Claudius's son: Graham Seed
Octavia, Augustus's daughter: Cheryl Johnson
Senator: George Howe
Augustus: Brian Blessed
Livia: Sian Phillips
Antonia: Margaret Tyzack
Consul: John Drake
Tiberius: George Baker
Caligula: John Hurt
The Sybil: Freda Dowie

Blog posts that mention this programme:

That Was the Year That Was - The Answers 7 January 2017
The Sunday Post: I, Claudius 25 September 2016

: Horizon

The Long Valley - a study of bereavement
We all have to face bereavement at some time, but we normally approach it with fear. We tend to suppress our own tears, and to be embarrassed if other people want us to share their grief. Surprisingly, however, the more you know about bereavement the easier it is to see a hopeful end to this ' long valley'.
Six people who have each lost somebody very close describe their own progress through the stages of grief. With the help of a psychi- j atrist Colin Parkes , and insights from the personal diary of c. s. LEWIS - the programme follows them on their journey towards a new life.
Film editor MICHAEL RIGG
Editor SIMON CAMPBELL-JONES Producer MARTIN FREETH
An abridged version of the programme will be in The Listener, on 9 December

Contributors

Unknown: Colin Parkes
Editor: Michael Rigg
Producer: Martin Freeth
C S Lewis: Joss Ackland

: Poems and Pints

A wry look at ourselves and others in a programme of words and music.
Spoken and sung by Rvan Davies
Mari Griffith , Philip Madoc Max Boyce from the London Welsh Association Club
Producer JACK WILLIAMS

Contributors

Sung By: Rvan Davies
Sung By: Mari Griffith
Sung By: Philip Madoc
Unknown: Max Boyce
Producer: Jack Williams

: Late News on 2

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