Story: The Toymaker's Loaves Written by JENNIFER ZABEL
Illustrated by CHRISTOPHER MASTERS Presenters
Carol Leader , Derek Griffiths
5.35 OU General Assembly 1977
6.35 The Pre-school Child - Going Shopping
with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2
BRIAN REDHEAD and IAN LAVENDER
Script BARRY TOOK
Michael Chariton and Richard Kershaw present news and opinion with David Sells
Newsreader Peter Woods
The Treasure of Porto Santo
Introduced by Robert Stenuit
In a violent storm on the night of 19 November, 1724, the Dutch merchant ship Slot Ter Hooge was driven full speed into the terrifying cliffs of Porto Santo Island in the Madeiras. Two hundred and twenty men died and her cargo of oil, wine, brandy, foodstuffs - and three-and-a-half tons of bullion-was lost. In less than a year of the disaster an English diver, John Lethbridge , had performed amazing feats of salvage on the wreck to the pleasure and profit of his employers, the mighty Dutch East India Company. In all he recovered over three tons of the silver ingots and coins which the ship was carrying en route for Batavia in the Dutch East Indies.
Two hundred and fifty years later, the- Belgian diver and marine archaeologist Robert Stenuit dived on that same wreck after a detective hunt through the archives of Europe. His patience was rewarded with a complete chest full of silver bars which his distant predecessor had missed or was unable to recover. But Stenuit was now preoccupied with one question-how had Lethbridge, so long ago, performed his operations? Using a newly-discovered contemporary plan of the ' diving engine ', Stenuit has reconstructed Lethbridge's hair-raising experiments.
The result is both an intriguing historical detective story and a new development in experimental archaeology -conducted for the first time underwater!
Film editor RAOUL SOBELL Producer RAY SUTCLIFFE
Series editor BRUCE NORMAN Preview: page 19
starring Judy Garland James Mason
Already a show-business legend, Judy Garland made a dazzling return to Hollywood as the star of the first musical version of this story. James Mason's performance as the alcoholic actor was a similar triumph and George Cukor's stylish controlled direction shaped a film that is still the best of its kind today.
Directed by GEORGE CUKOR. Films: page 17
GARY WATSON reads
On the Announcement of a New Invention for converting waste-paper into Compost by JOHN HEATH-STUBBS