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: Play School

visits the Forum, Billingham
Story: Little Red Riding Hood Presenter Don Spencer
Pianist PETER GOSLING
Designer BARBARA GOSNOLD
Written and directed by BARBARA DEEHAN Producer ANNE GOBEY
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE

Contributors

Pianist: Don Spencer
Pianist: Peter Gosling
Designer: Barbara Gosnold
Directed By: Barbara Deehan
Producer: Anne Gobey
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Indoors Outdoors

Practical hints and tips on how to make your money go further and how to do more for yourself in and around the home, with ZENA SKINNER , cookery expert
GEOFFREY SMITH , gardening expert -ROY DAY , do-it-yourself expert
VAL HUDSON , consumer journalist
This week's programme includes a budget-beating three-course meal for four people costing only 50p.
Directors BRIAN DAVIES , ERICA GRIFFITHS Producer PETER RIDING
For a free information sheet giving details of the items shown in the programme, send a large stamped addressed envelope to: Information Sheet No 15, Indoors Outdoors, [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Roy Day
Unknown: Val Hudson
Directors: Brian Davies
Directors: Erica Griffiths

: Newsday

Presented by Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler including Westminster Report presented by David Holmes
Newsreader Richard Whitmore

Contributors

Presented By: Michael Charlton
Presented By: Charles Wheeler
Presented By: David Holmes
Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: The Spinners

TONY, MICK, CLIFF and HUGHIE entertain, accompanied by their singing audience in the Grange Arts Centre, Oldham.
' Jug o' Punch', Deep Blue Sea ' and the saga of ' Jane and Louisa' are included in this selection of old favourites by The Spinners.
Double bass JOHN MCCORMICK
Producer BARRY BEVINS. BBC Manchester

Contributors

Bass: John McCormick
Producer: Barry Bevins.

: The Money Programme

Living With Violence
Foreig'hlt years, people in Northern Ireland have lived with Violence. What has this meant to businessmen running companies? Have they had difficulties protecting their factories; in getting labour; in keeping production going; and, most important of all, in maintaining investment in industry? Bill Kerr Elliott and James Bellini report from Northern Ireland
Producer ANDREW CLAYTON Editor PAUL ELLIS

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Kerr Elliott
Unknown: James Bellini
Producer: Andrew Clayton
Editor: Paul Ellis

: Pot Black 77

BBC2 Snooker Championship
The sixth frame in the 16-week series for the 1977 Pot Black Trophy. Tonight's game comes from Group Two and features
Doug Mountjoy , the World Amateur Snooker Champion, against John Pulman , former World Professional Snooker Champion.
MOUNTJOY, twice Welsh Amateur Champion, is playing his second game in the competition. His opponent, JOHN PULMAN , ten times World Champion, makes his first appearance in this season of Pot Black. Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Referee SYDNEY LEE
Commentator TED LOWE
Director JIM DUMIGHAN
Producer REG PERRIN. BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Unknown: John Pulman
Unknown: John Pulman
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Jim Dumighan
Producer: Reg Perrin.

: Horizon

Billion Dollar Bubble
Dramatised by TOM CLARKE
The true story of the biggest fraud of all time. A dramatised account of how Equity Funding Corporation of America, a rather over-enterprising Los Angeles insurance company, produced two billion dollars' worth of phoney insurance.
In 1969 two young executives used Equity Funding's computer to balance an error in the company's accounts. But the computer gradually took over. The auditors of the Corporation were so impressed by the computer's printouts that the temptation to escalate the fraud became irresistible. By 1973 Equity Funding had become a financial giant rivalling the largest American Corporations. But a number of suspicious auditors were closing in. In comic detail we see the conspirators fobbing them off with increasingly ludicrous ploys, and the story climaxes with the arrest of the computer.
The most compelling narrative of the year (SUNDAY TIMES) Few programmes to equal it in six years
(FINANCIAL TIMES)
Sheer wanton madness to miss this brilliantly funny dramatisation
(OBSERVER)
EdntOT PETER GOODCHILD
Director BRIAN GIBSON

Contributors

Dramatised By: Tom Clarke
Art Lewis: James Woods
Stanley Goldblum: Sam Wanamaker
Fred Levin: Shane Rimmer
Lloyd Edens: Bill Hootkins
Al Green: Christopher Guest

: The Roads to Freedom

by JEAN-PAUL SARTRE
Dramatised in 13 parts by DAVID TURNER starring
Michael Bryant , Daniel Massey The Age of Reason
Ivich has rejected Mathieu and Boris has left Lola. Daniel has told
Marcelle that Mathieu still loves her; however Mathieu is still trying to borrow the money for an abortion.
Part 5: 17 June 1938-Afternoon
Cast in order of appearance
One of the most consistently interesting things on the air ... Sartre's The Roads to Freedom... .has certainly been the most impressive, magnetic and powerful work of art presented on television this year. (SUNDAY TIMES, 1971) Producer DAVID CONROY
Director JAMES CELLAN JONES

Contributors

Unknown: David Turner
Unknown: Michael Bryant
Unknown: Daniel Massey
Producer: David Conroy
Director: James Cellan Jones
Clerk: Walter Swash
Mathieu: Michael Bryant
Moneylender: Vernon Dobtcheff
Weymuller: Alfred Hoffman
Madame Garinet: Betty Hare
Marcelle: Rosemary Leach
Daniel: Daniel Massey
Irma: Consuela Chapman
Ivich: Alison Fiske
Bearded man: Ian Gray
Claude: Colin Baker
Ralph: Myles Reithermann
Sarah: Heather Canning
Lola's concierge: Marguerite Young
Actress: Joyce Burton
Soldier: Damon Sanders

: Late News on 2

Weather

: Leap in the Dark

The fifth in a series of six investigations into the paranormal. Introduced by Colin Wilson
Parlour Games by ANNE OWEN starring Hugh Burden and Patricia Quinn
Gilbert Murray was Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford from 1S08 till 1936; he was also an outstanding figure in the history of psychical research - his demonstrations of telepathy achieved one of the highest success rates ever recorded. If he had repeated his results under laboratory conditions, the existence of ESP would no longer be in doubt. But he always refused - even when he was publicly accused of fraud.
Our play, set in 1915, reconstructs the experiments and the events that followed Murray's first public claim to telepathic powers.
Lighting TEDDY Williams Designer DESMOND chinn
Series editor ANNE OWEN Director COLIN GODMAN BBC Bristol

Contributors

Introduced By: Colin Wilson
Unknown: Anne Owen
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Patricia Quinn
Unknown: Gilbert Murray
Editor: Anne Owen
Director: Colin Godman
Gilbert Murray: Hugh Burden
Rosalind Toynbee: Pateicia Quinn
Agnes Murray: Candida Fawsitt
Philip Muirhead: John Gregg
Aldous Huxley: Tim Fearon
Mrs Verrall: Peggy Sinclair
Lady Mary Murray: Elizabeth Havelock
Constance Potter: Maev Alexander








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