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: Play School

Story: The Train to Glasgow Written by WILMA HORSBURGH Presenters
Carol Chell , Lionel Morton


Written By: Wilma Horsburgh
Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Lionel Morton

: Closedown

: Orion

A rock musical by Ken Howard, Alan Blaikley, Melvyn Bragg
The world is coming to an end, and the last survivors board a space-ship ready to leave the doomed planet Earth in search of a new world.


Music and lyrics: Ken Howard
Music and lyrics: Alan Blaikley
Book: Melvyn Bragg
Vocal arrangements by: Fred Tomlinson
Orchestra arranged and conducted by: Zack Laurence
Choreography: Nita Howard
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Lighting: Brian Clemett
Designer: Rochelle Selwyn
Executive Producer: Anna Home
Director: Jeremy Swan
Hoan: Richard Barnes
Mrs Hoan: Leueen Willoughby
David: Richard Kates
Carol: Julia Lewis
Bruce: Jeremy Truelove
Chris: Anthony O'Keeffe
Le Verne: Eric Roberts
Angie: Philippa Boulter
Joe: Julian Littman
Geraldine: Pepsi Maycock
Bob: Paul Burton
Catrina: Marlene Mackey
Louise: Diana Martin
Philippe: David Morris
Baby: Mungo Hugh Farmer
Space child: Simon Gipps-Kent

: War and Peace

Parts 1 and 2 starring
Ludmila Savelyeva Sergei Bondarchuk
The Russians' own film version of the most famous book in their literature is on a truly Tolstoyan scale with literally thousands of men deployed in the spectacular battle sequences and a peculiarly Russian intensity of emotion in the more intimate scenes. It is shown today and tomorrow in its original four parts with sequences restored that were cut for the English cinema release.
1805: In St Petersburg the talk is of Napoleon, threatening Europe and perhaps Russia herself. Nearer home, there is a more fascinating piece of gossip; Pierre Bezuhov , a socially graceless young man, has inherited a fortune, becoming overnight the most eligible bachelor in town.


Unknown: Ludmila Savelyeva
Unknown: Sergei Bondarchuk
Unknown: Pierre Bezuhov
Music By: Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov
Directed By: Sergei Bondarchuk
Natasha Rostova: Ludmila Savelyeva
Pierre Bezuhov: Sergei Bondarchuk
Andrei Bolkonsky: Vyacheslav Tihonov
Count Rostov: Victor Stanitsin
Countess Rostova: Kira Ivanova-Golovko
Nikolai Rostov: Oleg Tabakov
Petya Rostova: Seryozha Yermilov
Petya Rostova: Nikolai Kodin
Sonya: Irina Gubanova
: Nikolai Bolkonsky
Prince: Anatoly Ktorov
Princess Maria: Antonina Shuranova
Princess Liza: Anastasia Vertinskaya
Helene: Irina Skobtseva
Anna Scherer: Angelina Stepanova
Anatol e: Vaily Lanovoi
Prince Vasily: Boris Smirnov
Dolohov: Oleg Yefremov
Ahrosimova: Yelena Tyapkina
Drubetskoy: Eduard Martsevich
Uncle: Alexander Borisov
KutUZOV: Boris Zahava
Napoleon: Vladislav Strzhelchik
Bagration: Giuli Chohonelidze
Tushin: Nikolai Trofimov
Denisov: Nikolai Rybnikov

: The Master Thief

A film based on the well-known story by the Brothers Grimm.
A young man, splendidly attired, returns to his native village to seek out the man who had been responsible for the change in his life-style.
Film cameraman PETER suring Music GUNTHER FISCHER
English version produced by LOUIS ELMAN De Lane Lea. London


Unknown: Peter Suring
Music: Gunther Fischer
Directed By: Wolfgang Hubner
Produced By: Louis Elman
Master Thief: Klaus Piontek
Count: Dieter Franke
Countess: Margit Bendokat
Bartel: Michael Gerber
Old woman: Erika Pelikowsky
Old man: Johannes Wiecke
Priest: Hubert Hoelzke
Goose boy: Naujokat

: News on 2


: Opera

Scenes from a gala opera night as viewed through the satirical eyes of one of Italy's most brilliant animators.
A cartoon created by BRUNO BOZZETO


Unknown: Bruno Bozzeto

: The Moscow State Circus

A return visit to the Novoye Zdanye Tsirka to enjoy the stars from the Moscow State Order of Lenin Circus presenting their talents, skills and artistry in a special television performance.
And among this evening's performers are
The Kuzakovi a whirlwind act of foot-juggling Schukin and Serebyakov two supreme clowns bringing comedy to the noble art of boxing Alexander Popov and his dogs presenting his unique act of the animals' surgery Sarbat Begbudy juggling with trays, glasses, rings, clubs and balls - on horseback Margarita Kim rag doll contortionist extraordinary Mai one of the world's most lovable clowns and The Volzhanskis unchallenged as the greatest wire-walking act in the world
Ringmaster Gennadi Kourzjamov
Commentator RAY MOORE
Musical director NIKOLAI sokolov Sound JOHN LIVINGSTONE Lighting BRYAN WILKES
Executive producer LOTHAR BOCK
Directed for television by IAN SMITH
(Produced in association with USSR State Television and Radio and the BBC)


Unknown: Zdanye Tsirka
Unknown: Alexander Popov
Unknown: Sarbat Begbudy
Unknown: Margarita Kim
Commentator: Ray Moore
Unknown: Sound John Livingstone
Unknown: Bryan Wilkes
Producer: Lothar Bock
Television By: Ian Smith

: Drama 2: Who Pays the Ferryman?

By Michael J Bird.
The last of eight episodes starring Jack Hedley.
The Daughters of Themis.
Old gods exact their vengeance and Haldane fights his vendetta to its conclusion.


Writer: Michael J. Bird
Composer: Yannis Markopoulos
Camera: Max Samett
Studio Sound: Ramon Bailey
VT Editor: John Lannin
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: William Slater
Elena Vassilakis: Maria Sokali
Nikos Vassilakis: Nikos Verlekis
Alexis Vassilakis: Alexis Sergis
Major: Stefan Gryff
Alan Haldane: Jack Hedley
Annika Zeferis: Betty Arvaniti
Babis Spiradakis: Neil McCarthy
Matheos Noukakis: Takis Emmanuel
Katerina Matakis: Patience Collier
Doctor: Kevork Malikyan
Georgios Kaladis: Lambros Kotsiris
Maria Kaladis: Anastasia Divoli

: Doug Henning's World of Magic

Doug Henning has been hailed as one of the most dynamic new magicians since Harry Houdini.
In this special show, his theme is 'Nothing is Impossible'. In one of his illusions, he is completely engulfed in flames. In another, he makes a four-ton elephant disappear before the audience's eyes. Doug Henning's guests are singer-dancer Joey Heatherton and fellow-magician Ricky Jay.
The show is hosted by Michael Landon, who was Little Joe in Bonanza.


Host: Michael Landon
Guest: Joey Heatherton
Guest: Ricky Jay
Producer: Walter C Miller

: Cricket 1977

It will never be the same again.
John Arlott reviews a year of cricket that will always be remembered, not because of the spectacularly successful Centenary Test in Melbourne, not because England regained the Ashes, nor even Geoffrey Boycott's fairytale return to the England team, but because Kerry Packer challenged the cricket establishment of the world and cricket will never be the same again.


Presenter: John Arlott
Production Assistant: Mike Adlit
Producer: David Kenning

: Late News on 2


: A Day at the Races

The feature film starring The Marx Brothers
When Dr Hugo Z. Hackenbush, a horse doctor, is engaged to take charge of a general sanatorium the results are predictably hilarious. High spots include Groucho's medical examination of Harpo - horse-doctor style!


Produced and Directed by: Sam Wood
Dr Hugo Z Hackenbush: Groucho Marx
Tony: Chico Marx
Stuffy: Harpo Marx
Gil: Allan Jones
Judy: Maureen O'Sullivan
Mrs Upjohn: Margaret Dumont
Whitmore: Leonard Ceeley
Morgan: Douglass Dumbrille
Flo: Esther Muir
Dr Steinberg: Sig Ruman
Sheriff: Robert Middlemass

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