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: Open University

6.40 Telecommunication Systems

7.5 India's Democracy

7.30 Low Pay

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: Cricket: First Test

England v Pakistan from Edgbaston
The final two hours of the second day's play.
Introduced by PETER WEST


Introduced By: Peter West

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: That's the Way the Money Goes

A series of ten programmes 7: A Foot in Your Door
Buying on your doorstep or in your own home can be a way of losing a lot of money, especially if the salesman is unscrupulous. Paul and Cathy let in the seventh person who calls at their door and fall for his technique.
Introduced by BRIAN REDHEAD Legal interpreter DAVID TENCH of Consumers' Association
Sketches by CHRIS MILLER


Introduced By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: David Tench
Unknown: Chris Miller
Unknown: Anna Jackson
Unknown: David Allen
Seven Salesmen: John Bird
Cathy: Adrienne Posta
Paul: Nicky Henson

: Newsday

Presented by Michael Charlton and Richard Kershaw including Westminster Report Newsreader Peter Woods


Presented By: Michael Charlton
Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Peter Woods

: The Money Programme

Will Your Fingers Do the Living? Put a telephone and a television set together and you get Viewdata. Britain leads the world with this development that could transform our lives. Soon British families will be able, by tapping out numbers on a keyboard, to shop, book a holiday, or seek advice.
Moyra Bremner reports on the keyboard revolution and its implications for British business.


Unknown: Moyra Bremner
Producer: David Graham
Editor: Paul Ellis

: Inside Story

A series of eight contemporary documentaries.
5: A Run for Your Money
With his finger-tip controls, ' sleeper' cab, and the luxury of continental motorway facilities, Bob McAngus - juggernaut lorry driver - is an aristocrat among routiers.
But to be a successful aristocrat, he must also know a thing or two about the ways of the world, and in one mission - journey from Felixstowe to Trieste - McAngus shows how juggernaut drivers deal with the complicated web of common market regulations - and how to offer those international gestures of goodwill, so essential when you arrive at the Italian Customs, and the paperwork isn't quite right....


Unknown: Bob McAngus
Producer: Roger Mills
Director: Ron Johnston

: Cricket: First Test

The Cornhill Insurance
Test Series
England v Pakistan from Edgbaston
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the second day's play.


Introduces: Richie Benaud
Producer: David Kenning

: Fireworks for a Silver Reign

from St James 's Park, London
Twenty-five years ago todayj The Mall echoed to the cheers of the hundreds of thousands gathered to witness the pageantry of the coronation of HM The Queen.
This evening, to celebrate that anniversary, London's ceremonial thoroughfare is bathed in the colour of a spectacular firework display watched from the balcony of Buckingham Palace by The Queen and members of the Royal Family. The scene is described by Ronald Allison
Firework display arranger THE REV RON LANCASTER
Television presentation MICHAEL LUMLRY


Unknown: St James
Unknown: Ronald Allison
Unknown: Michael Lumlry

: The Devil's Crown

A serial of the Plantagenet kings in 13 episodes.
5: Before the Dark by KEN TAYLOR
With Eleanor imprisoned at Salisbury and his sons plotting rebellion at Louis' court in Paris, Henry finds comfort in the arms of Alys ... but Alys is Richard's young bride-to-be ...


Unknown: Ken Taylor

: Late News on 2


: State Fair

A Henry King Season A feature film starring
Janet Gaynor , Will Rogers
The Frake family leave their farm in a small community, to visit the State Fair 120 miles away. Abel hopes to win a prize with his hog, while his wife Melissa is looking for prizes for her mincemeat and pickles. Daughter Margy and son Wayne care more about romance and meeting people ...
A skilful and romantic comedy which comes to life and excitement when the Frakes arrive at the fair and their adventures begin.
Based on the novel by PHIL STONG
Directed by HENRY KING. Films: page 21
(First showing on British television)


Unknown: Janet Gaynor
Unknown: Will Rogers
Unknown: Daughter Margy
Novel By: Phil Stong
Directed By: Henry King.
Margy Frake: Janet Gaynor
Abel Frake: Will Rogers
Pat Gilbert: Lew Ayres
Emily Joyce: Sally Eilers
Wayne Frake: Norman Foster
Melissa Frake: Louise Dresser
Storekeeper: Frank Craven
Barker: Victor Joey
Harry Ware: Frank Melton

: Closedown

SIR HUGH CASSON talks about a portrait of his daughter Dinah, by PHILIP SUTTON.


Talks: Sir Hugh Casson
Unknown: Philip Sutton.

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