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: Open University

6.40 Television and Politics - Britain: 3

7.5 Sikhs in Britain

7.30 Behaviourism

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: "Grotty and the Housework" by Catherine Gavin


Presenter: Karen Platt
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (Grotty and the Housework): Catherine Gavin

: Closedown

: Open University

4.55 Mining

5.20 Handicapped in the Community

5.45 A View of Middlemarch

6.10 Central Place Theory

6.35 Income

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: The Engineers: 6: Keith Williams

Ten films about the fascinations, the frustrations and the working environment of professional engineers.

Once a shop steward in a manufacturing plant, he is now Director of Manufacturing at Perkins Engines, Peterborough, where his problems are more concerned with people than with technology. We followed him for a day from breakfast to the sports club dinner and dance where he presented the cups.


Subject: Keith Williams
Research: Mary Sprent
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


Presenter: Michael Charlton
Presenter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: David Sells
Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Gardeners' World

with Peter Seabrook visits The Royal Parks Nurseries. Flanking the Queen Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace are two huge beds containing tulips and heathers. At the end of May, in three days, they will be lifted and replaced with 14,000 pelargoniums in flower. Ashley Stephenson tells Peter Seabrook how this miracle is achieved and some of the secrets behind the containers of plants which decorate No 10 Downing Street.
BBC Birmingham


Presenter: Peter Seabrook
Guest: Ashley Stephenson
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: In Deepest Britain: May on Mendip

The second of a series of walks in which naturalists share with us their enjoyment of the countryside
with naturalists Patrick Harding, Roger Lovegrove and archaeologist Peter Fowler

From the rugged cliff top of Cheddar Gorge, through sheltered woodland, across open moors to find the wildlife that thrives among the remains of man's ancient settlements on these windswept hills of Somerset.
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Patrick Harding
Presenter: Roger Lovegrove
Presenter: Peter Fowler
Film Cameraman: Jim Saunders
Film Cameraman: Alan Jonas
Film Editor: Jim Cryan
Producer: Peter Bale

: Midweek Cinema: Sweethearts

Starring Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy

MGM's Christmas treat for New Yorkers in 1938 was this, their latest musical. Never had Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy been more flatteringly recorded than in singing such lovely Victor Herbert melodies as 'Sweethearts' and 'Mademoiselle'; and fans, seeing her for the first time in Technicolor, discovered that Miss Mac Donald had 'all that lovely red hair.'
Tired after six hectic years of starring in their hit musical Sweethearts, the husband and wife team of Gwen Marlowe and Ernest Lane decide to escape from the routine of broadcasts, recordings and press agent stunts, and accept an offer to go to Hollywood.
Films: page 10
(First showing on British television)


Director: W.S. Van Dyke II
Gwen Marlowe: Jeanette MacDonald
Ernest Lane: Nelson Eddy
Felix Lehman: Frank Morgan
Hana: Ray Bolger
Kay Jordan: Florence Rice
Leo Kronk: Mischa Auer
Oscar Engel: Herman Bing
Norman Trumpett: Reginald Gardiner
Hannah: Fay Holden
'Dink': Allyn Joslyn
Appleby: Olin Howland
Mrs Marlowe: Lucille Watson

: King of the Movies

Henry King was one of the great Hollywood directors for nearly 40 years. He was five times nominated for Oscars and his films include such successes as The Song of Bernadette, Alexander's Ragtime Band, The Black Swan, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, The Gun-fighter and Carousel, all of which are to be shown in a special season of his films on BBC2.
In this programme Henry King talks about his movies from Tol'able David in 1921 to This Earth is Mine in 1959 and, introduces clips from some of his outstanding films.


Presenter: Henry King
Producer: Judy Lindsay
Director: Philip Chilvers

: Closedown

Mervyn Levy talks about the Portrait of Henri Matisse by Andre Derain (1880-1954) reproduced by permission of the Tate Gallery, London.


Speaker: Mervyn Levy

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