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Today's story: The Tomten written by ASTRID LINDGREN illustrated by HARALD WIBERG Presenters


Written By: Astrid Lindgren
Illustrated By: Harald Wiberg
Presenters: Floella Benjamin
Presenters: Don Spencer

: Closedown

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Zarabanda

A series of 25 programmes Spanish for beginners Programme 11
Book (same title) £1.00, records 1 and 2 £1.62, or cassette 1 and 2 £2.81


Presented By: Alison Skilbeck

: News on 2


: In Deepest Britain

Winter in Oxfordshire
Last July, at the height of the hottest summer in living memory, three naturalists visited the Oxfordshire countryside to film the events of a single day on a country walk.
Roger Lovegrove Ecologist
David Streeter
Wildlife cameraman Maurice Tibbles
Now, in early winter, they return to the same place and, with flashbacks to the summer scene, compare the sometimes hidden, often dramatic, effects of the change in seasons, and reveal the variety of new winter wildlife that most of us fail to see.
Film cameraman MARTIN SAUNDERS Film editor RON MARTIN
Producer PETER BALE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Roger Lovegrove
Unknown: David Streeter
Unknown: Martin Saunders
Editor: Ron Martin
Producer: Peter Bale.

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Macon Whoopee
Each August in Macon, Georgia, Phil Walden , president of Capricorn Records, throws a big open-air party attended by friends and record business people from all over America.
This summer Bob Harris went over to Georgia to take a look at this annual event and at some of the bands emerging from the southern states.
Programme introduced by BOB HARRIS


Unknown: Phil Walden
Unknown: Bob Harris
Introduced By: Bob Harris
Producer: Michael Appleton

: Frankenstein: The True Story

A feature film starring James Mason
David McCallum and Michael Sarrazin
With an all-star cast and a screen-play by Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy.
Soon after the premature death of his brother, medical student Victor Frankenstein meets Henry Clerval , a man with strange, disturbing theories about conquering death. Victor visits Clerval's mill for a demonstration of his experiments.
Director JACK SMIGHT , Films: pages 15-li


Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: David McCallum
Unknown: Michael Sarrazin
Play By: Christopher Isherwood
Play By: Don Bachardy.
Unknown: Victor Frankenstein
Unknown: Henry Clerval
Director: Jack Smight
Dr Polidori: James Mason
Victor Frankenstein: Leonard Whiting
Henry Clerval: David McCallum
Agatha Prima: Jane Seymour
Elizabeth Fanshawe: Nicola Paget
The Creature: Michael Sarrazin
Sir Richard Fanshawe: Michael Wilding
Lady Fanshawe: Clarissa Kaye
Mrs Blair: Agnes Moorehead
Foreign lady: Margaret Leighton
Lacey: Sir Ralph Richardson
Chief Constable: Sir John Gielgud
Sea captain: Tom Baker
Felix: Dallas Adams
Young man: Julian Barnes
Passenger in coach: Arnold Diamond

: News Headlines


: Closedown



Unknown: Paul Scofield
Unknown: Robert Southwell

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