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: Rugby Special

Championship 1977
France v Wales
Ireland v England
Yesterday's match between France and Wales was being hailed as the Championship decider even though it was the opening match for France. Such is the strength of two esteemed sides. Certainly the French have remarkable all-round skills, but Wales will not readily give up their Championship title. A new-look England side spectacularly disposed of Scotland's aspirations at Twickenham and wished to show that they could maintain this impetus in Dublin.
Commentator at Pare des Princes', Paris, NIGEL STARMER-SMITH
Commentator at Lansdowne Road, Dublin, BILL MCLAREN
Television presentation
Ireland v England: IRISH TV SERVICE Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer: Bill Taylor

: BC: The Archaeology of the Bible Lands

3: Bondage in Egypt

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Peter Woods


Unknown: Peter Woods
Editor: Bill Nortilwood

: The Light of Experience

Experiences of joy, sorrow, bereavement, doubt - or inner moments of truth that may defy rational explanation.
In these programmes people are invited to give first-hand accounts of something that has real personal significance for them. 2: The Sound of Silence
Twenty years ago Archie Hill was a young NCO stationed in the heart of the Iraqi desert. It was there he touched upon a strange secret.
Series producer SHIRLEY DU BOULAY


Producer: John Wilcox
Producer: Shirley du Boulay

: The World About Us

Blackbird Backlash
The second of three programmes on Man's conflict with Nature.
As winter sets in, America's vast blackbird population converges on hundreds of multi-million bird roosts in the south-eastern states. Within weeks of their arrival, there is an increasing sense of foreboding as they swarm out each dawn to find food and the wrath of farmers waiting for them in the fields of winter crops.
Welcomed in spring, detested in winter, the 550 million, birds have become a threat to human health, a hazard to aircraft, a winged enemy of man -'fit only for extermination'! Yet, by his conversion of prairie and forests into farmland and cities, perhaps it's man himself, not the birds, who is the cause of the conflict.
Film editor JIM CRYAN
Written and produced by PETER BALE
Produced in co-operation with WGBH, Boston


Produced By: Peter Bale
Editors: Michael Andrews
Editors: Anthony Isaacs.

: News on 2


: People to People

From the BBC studios in Manchester, Brian Trueman takes a non-metropolitan look at topics and issues likely to affect our lives in 1977. Cartoonist Bill Tidy and reporter Felicity Goodey join him-to explore a different subject each week in a variety of ways.
And the people themselves, an invited audience, will be adding their voices to the topic under discussion.
Deputy editor RON NEIL
Editor RAY COLLEY. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Trueman
Reporter: Felicity Goodey
Editor: Ron Neil
Editor: Ray Colley.

: The Lively Arts

Are We Together?
How do a conductor and a soloist set about preparing a concerto performance? Who is in charge? Who sets the tempo?
This programme examines the preparation, rehearsal and eventual concert performance in the Guild Hall, Preston, of Tchaikovsky's B Flat Minor Concerto by the brilliant young pianist Martha Argerich and conductor
Sir Charles Groves with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra leader ALAN TRAVERSE
Executive producer JOHN DRUMMOND Producer RON ISTED
(Martha Argerich , R3 next Sun, 7.30 pm)


Pianist: Martha Argerich
Conductor: Sir Charles Groves
Unknown: Drummond Producer Ron Isted
Unknown: Martha Argerich

: Murder at the Movies: Monsieur Verdoux

starring Charles Chaplin
After 30 years working in a bank, Monsieur Verdoux is sacked during a depression. To support his wife and child, he becomes a modern Bluebeard, marrying rich women all over the country and disposing of them as soon as he has acquired their property. As the French stock market goes down, Monsieur Ver doux has to increase his matrimonial rate, until finally he arouses police suspicions.
Written and directed by CHARLES CHAPLIN . Films: page 13


Unknown: Charles Chaplin
Unknown: Monsieur Verdoux
Unknown: Monsieur Ver
Directed By: Charles Chaplin
Henri Verdoux: Charles Chaplin
Mona, his wife: Mady Correll
Annabella Bonheur: Martha Raye
Marie Grosnay: Isobel Elsom
Lydia Floray: Margaret Hoffman
The girl: Marilyn Nash
Prefect of Police: Bernard J. Nedell
Detective Morrow: Charles Evans

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