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: Open University

6.40 A Local Government System

7.5 Maths: Complex Integration

7.30 Fertilisation and Implantation

: Closedown

: Play School

Story:The Rain Puddle
Illustrated by ROGER DUVOISIN Presenters
Carol Chell , Fred Harris


Written By: Adelaide Holl
Illustrated By: Roger Duvoisin
Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Closedown

: The Song of Bernadette

A Henry King Season starring Jennifer Jones with Charles Bickford, Vincent Price

The story of Bernadette Soubirous - eldest of nine children in a poor peasant family - whose visions, at the age of 14, made the town of Lourdes famous and the center for pilgrims from throughout the world.
From the novel, by Franz Werfel

(Black and white)
(Films: page 21)


Author: Franz Werfel
Director: Henry King
Bernadette: Jenifer Jones
Peyramale: Charles Bickford
Vital Dutour: Vincent Price
Dr. Dozous: Lee J. Cobb
Sister Marie Theresa Vauzous: Gladys Cooper
Antoine Nicolau: William Eythe
Louise Soubirous: Anne Revere
Francois Soubirous: Roman Bohnen

: Network: Where Were You on Coronation Day?

A series of programmes made specially for audiences in the BBC regions and now seen for the first time throughout the UK.

Tonight from BBC North: Where Were You on Coronation Day?
This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Coronation - the biggest popular celebration in the history of England. What were you doing on 2 June, 1953? Camping out in the Mall? Blowing a trumpet in the parade? Carrying the Queen's train? People throughout the North describe their particular memories of the Coronation, and film from towns and villages all over the region illustrates how they spent that wet and wonderful day.


Film Editor: Bob Geoghegan
Director: John Graham
Series Co-ordinator: Frank Gillard

: Cricket: The Roses Match

Yorkshire v Lancashire at Headingley
Play after tea on this final day.
Introduced by Peter West


Presenter: Peter West

: The Best of Magic

A special programme featuring highlights from the recent series of The Magic Show including from Germany: The Morettis from Great Britain:
Paul Daniels , Robert Harbin from France: Pierre Brahma from Holland: Phoa Yan Tioag from the USA: Harry Blackstone Jr Mr Electric, Albert Goshwan
Jay Marshall , Johnny Thompson
Produced by JOHN FISHER


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Robert Harbin
Unknown: Pierre Brahma
Unknown: Phoa Yan Tioag
Unknown: Albert Goshwan
Unknown: Jay Marshall
Unknown: Johnny Thompson
Music: Ken Jokes
Produced By: John Fisher

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Bob Hope in Fancy Pants

with Lucille Ball , Bruce Cabot
To celebrate Bob Hope 's 75th birthday, a special screening of one of his most enjoyable and light-hearted comedies: a spoof Western in which he is partnered by the equally famous Lucille Ball.
Director GEORGE MARSHALL. Films: page 21


Unknown: Lucille Ball
Unknown: Bruce Cabot
Unknown: Bob Hope
Director: George Marshall.
Humphrey: Bob Hope
Agatha Floud: Lucil Leball
Carl Belknap: Bruce Cabot
Mike Floud: Jack Kirkwood
Effie Floud: Lea Penman
Van-Basingwell: Hugh French
Sir Wimbley: Eric Blore
Wampum: Joseph Vitale
Teddy Roosebelt: John Alexander

: The Much Loved Music Show

Owain Arwel Hughes conducts and introduces the music of Dvorak, Elgar, Gluck, Handel, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Sullivan, Tchaikovsky, Verdi with Bernadette Greevy , Richard Angas The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra leader BRENDAN O'BRIEN
The Southampton Choral Society Chorus-master DEREK GOODGER
An outside broadcast from The Guild-hall. Southampton


Unknown: Owain Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Bernadette Greevy
Unknown: Richard Angas
Leader: Brendan O'Brien
Chorus-Master: Derek Goodger
Producer: John Vernon

: Tales of India

A Yesterday's Witness series of six programmes about British life in India in the 20s and 30s. 4: Fighting Terrorists
In India during the 20s and 30s more and more Indians rallied to the Nationalist cause. The Congress Party and the followers of Mahatma Gandhi were pledged to drive the British from India once and for all and take control of their country's political destiny. And though there were invariably riots and fighting in the streets these politicians abhorred violence. Not so a group of dedicated revolutionaries in Bengal, the British Raj's most troubled province. Since the first decade of the century two groups of terrorists were convinced that political assassination and indiscriminate bombing attacks were the only certain way to ring the curtain down on British India. Eventually the authorities got the measure of the revolutionaries; but not before policemen and civil servants had been murdered.
Directed and narrated by CHRISTOPHER COOK


Unknown: Mahatma Gandhi
Unknown: Bill Matthews
Editor: Roland Armstrong
Producer: Stephen Peet
Unknown: Christopher Cook

: Arena: Rock

The Tubes on Tour
A special edition featuring the sensational rock band of the 70s.

: Late News on 2


: International Golf

Highlights of the final day's play in the Colgate PGA Championship from Royal Birkdale


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter

: Closedown

This week Sir Hugh Casson , President of the Royal Academy of Arts, talks about five of his favourite paintings. Tonight, Interior at Petworth by TURNER, reproduced by permission of the Tate Gallery, London.


Unknown: Sir Hugh Casson

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