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: Open University

6.48 The Way of the World. 7.30 Eysenck's Demon.

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: A Walk in the Park Written and illustrated by ANTHONY BROWNE Presenters
Evelyn Skinner , Bruce Allan


Illustrated By: Anthony Browne
Unknown: Evelyn Skinner
Unknown: Bruce Allan

: Closedown

: Open University

4.55 The Energy Crisis. 5.20 Handicapped in the Community. 5.45 Baroque Solo Concertos. 6.10 About Frequency Response. 6.35 What is Money?

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: The Engineers

Ten films about the fascinations, the frustrations and the working environment of professional engineers.
3: John Fisher
When Patscentre, PA consulting group's engineering think-tank, was contracted by Moore and Wright to design a new digital read out electronic micrometer, the job went to JOHN FISHER as project leader.


Unknown: John Fisher
Unknown: John Fisher
Editor: Peter Ringsted
Producer: Michael Garrod

: Newsday

The news, the people, the issues in Britain and around the world presented by Michael Charlton and Richard Kershaw with David Sells
Newsreader Peter Whitmore


Presented By: Michael Charlton
Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Peter Whitmore
Editor: David Witherow

: Gardeners' World

with Peter Seabrook from Springfields, Spalding
Twelve years ago, Springfields was a sugar-beet field of 30 acres. Today it is the mecca for 100,000 visitors during the spring season alone, who travel from far and wide to look at the tens of thousands of spring bulbs in flower.
The climax of Spalding's bulb season is the annual Flower Parade, to be held next Saturday.
This evening PETER SEABROOK looks at the preparations behind the magnificently decorated floral floats, and at the bulbs in flower in the garden.
Produced by BARRIE EDGAR BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Produced By: Barrie Edgar

: Living in the Past

A reconstruction of life on an Ancient Britain farm.
A series of 12 programmes. 11: January
The Iron Age village in winter. The group begin to master the skills of working iron and weaving. They talk about the lack of leadership and the lack of privacy in the Round House.
Film cameraman DAVID SAUNDERS Sound recordist TOM BROWN Film editor TOM poore
Produced by JOHN PERCIVAL. BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Saunders
Unknown: Tom Brown
Produced By: John Percival.

: Midweek Cinema: Stormy Weather

starring Bill Robinson
Lena Home , Cab Calloway with Fats Waller
The reminiscences of Bill ' Bojangles ' Robinson and his ' educated feet' provide the framework for this 1943 vintage all-Negro musical revue.
Directed by ANDREW STONE


Unknown: Bill Robinson
Unknown: Lena Home
Directed By: Andrew Stone
Selina Rogers: Lena Horne
Corky: Bill Robinson
Cab Calloway and his Band: Themselves
Fats: Fats Waller
Nicholas: Brothers Themselves
Katherine Dunham and herTroupe: Themselves
Ada: Ada Brown
Gabe: Dooley Wilson
The Tramp Band: Themselves
The Shadracks: Ned Stanfield
The Shadracks: Johnny Horace
Chick Bailey: Babe Wallace
Jim Europe: Ernest Whitman
Zuttie: Zuttie Singleton
Mae: Mae E Johnson

: Dance Month

Throughout the month of May BBC2 presents an international season devoted to the art of dance. Anthony Dowell of the ROYAL BALLET previews some of the people and performances.


Unknown: Anthony Dowell

: The Issue Should Be Avoided

The late Robert Vas's investigation into the Katyn Forest Massacre epitomises his concern for man's inhumanity to man.
In 1943 the Germans, then occupying the Smolensk region of the Soviet Union, unearthed a mass grave in which the bodies of more than 4,000 Polish army officers were found. They instigated an investigation: it blamed the Russians for the murder. Half a year later the Russians re-occupied the area, dug up the corpses and conducted their own investigation which put the blame on the Germans.
In 35 years the gruesome story of the Katyn Forest Massacre has become perhaps the most baffling unsolved crime of the last war. Files and men disappeared; a key witness was found hanged. There were no eye-witnesses to the executions; no survivors. No international tribunal ever sat.
Even today, Katyn is still an 'issue to be avoided', because of the far-reaching political and moral implications of the case.
In this film a self-appointed tribunal - in which the viewpoints of the nations involved in the case are represented by actors - conducts its own investigation.
What happened at Katyn? Who committed the crime? And why?
Taking part: Michael Bryant, Lindsay Campbell, Dennis Edwards, Richard Marner, Stanley Meadows, Morris Perry, George Pravda, Edwin Richfield, Norman Wooland
"Robert Vas's film was as compelling of its kind as is likely to emerge this year."
(Daily Telegraph)


Unknown: Michael Bryant
Unknown: Lindsay Campbell
Unknown: Dennis Edwards
Unknown: Richard Marner
Unknown: George Pravda
Unknown: Edwin Richfield
Unknown: Norman Wooland
Producer: Robert Vas

: Late News en 2


: Closedown

Crown of All Travailing from the Carmina Burana manuscript translated by HELEN WADELL


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Translated By: Helen Wadell

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