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: Play School

Story: Fish Fly by ANNE COLLORE Presenters Carol Chell
Stuart McGugan
Scripts devised by ROBIN HALDANE Directed by PETER CHARLTON Producer ANNE GOBEY
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Anne Collore
Presenters: Carol Chell
Pianist: Stuart McGugan
Pianist: Peter Pettinger
Designer: Jo Day
Unknown: Robin Haldane
Directed By: Peter Charlton
Producer: Anne Gobey
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Racing from Cheltenham

1.50 The Tony Teacher Steeplechase (Handicap. 3m)
2.25 The Joe Coral Golden Hurdle (Qualifier. Handicap. 3m)
3.0 The Bath Novices' Steeplechase (2m)
3.30 The Bristol Long Distance Novices' Hurdle (Division II. 3m) Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Television presentation by BARRIE EDGAR
BBC Birmingham


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan

: Closedown

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Laurel and Hardy Showcase

Any Old Port
It's on with the gloves when Stan and Ollie spring to the defence of a damsel in distress -at least as far as Stan is concerned!
Directed by JAMES HORNE Produced by HAL ROACH


Directed By: James Horne
Produced By: Hal Roach

: The Voyage of Charles Darwin

6: Suppose that all animals and all plants are represented by the branches of a tree ... the tree of life.
On the Galapagos Islands, Darwin observed subtle differences between the inhabitants of one island and those of another.
But he nearly missed the significance of the little brown finches. Some had beaks thin enough to pick up seeds from the hard ground; others had beaks thick enough to crack a nut. Here was the clue which led him directly to the theory of natural selection.

: Mountain Days

A series of six programmes 4:Arrochar- The Cobbler
A small but spectacular mountain, less than 30 miles from Glasgow, it has been beloved by generations of climbers from the city, and in the 30s had the character of a 'working-class mountain'. It provides high-grade snow climbing in winter and severe rock climbing in summer-but anyone with strong legs and sound boots can reach the top.
Sandy Cousins and his daughter Eilid (age 15) guide us on the mountain, with a demonstration of climbing by young Glaswegians Norrie Muir and Arthur Paul , and of rock climbing by another Glasgow pair, John Cunningham and Willie Gorman.


Unknown: Sandy Cousins
Unknown: Norrie Muir
Unknown: Arthur Paul
Unknown: John Cunningham
Unknown: Willie Gorman.
Unknown: Stuart Wyld
Editor: David Harvie
Director: Alastair Hetherington

: The Mid-Evening News

Weather on 2

: Delia Smith's Cookery Course: 6: Sauces

A series of ten programmes presented by Delia Smith.
A good sauce can enhance the flavour and texture of food, but how do you make sure you avoid lumps and curdling? In this programme Delia Smith shows how to make both simple and more demanding classic sauces.


Cook/presenter: Delia Smith
Executive producer: Tony Matthews
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: Country Game

Presented by Angela Rippon this week: The Eskdale Show
One of the smallest yet most traditional of our agricultural shows is held annually in the heart of the Lake District. It is dominated by the local sheep, the Herdwiek. Phil Drabble and Gordon Beningfield watch the judging and attempt to unravel some of the rituals and customs that have evolved. Joe Henson, who runs his own flock of Herdwicks, explains why it is so important to conserve this breed.
Highlight of this lakeland day is the hound trail. Dogs from all over Cumbria compete on a gruelling course run over the fells. How is it that they return after ten miles' hard running scarcely out of breath?
Series producer PETER CRAWFORD BBC Bristol


Presented By: Angela Rippon
Produced By: Robin Rellier
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Westminster

David Holmes , the BBC's Political Editor, presents a weekly insight into the world of politics and outlines theconflicts and consequences.


Unknown: David Holmes
Editor: Paul Norris

: Butterflies

by CARLA LANE starring and
A work of art has an effect on the whole family. Father and son are drawn closer; Ria finds it hard to ignore Leonard's existence.


Unknown: Carla Lane
Designer: Garry Freeman
Produced By: Gareth Gwenlan
Ria: Wendy Craig
Ben: Geoffrey Palmer
Leonard: Bruce Montague
Russell: Andrew Hall
Adam: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Ruby: Joyce Windsor
Policeman: Nicholas McArdle
Photographer: Christopher Lawrence
Thomas: Michael Ripper

: Pennies from Heaven

A play with music by DENNIS POTTER with Bob Hoskins
Cheryl Campbell , Gemma Craven Hywel Bennett , Kenneth Colley Part 3: Easy Come, Easy Go
The second of three late-night events in which this much acclaimed programme is being shown again. There are now three women in Arthur's life: his wife Joan, a country schoolmistress, and now he meets a beautiful blind girl. The mysterious blind Accordion Man still dogs his footsteps.
Choreography TUDOR DAVIES Designer TIM HARVEY
Directed by PIERS HAGGARD (Part 4 is ot 11.15 pm)


Music By: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Bob Hoskins
Unknown: Cheryl Campbell
Unknown: Gemma Craven
Unknown: Hywel Bennett
Unknown: Kenneth Colley
Unknown: Tudor Davies
Designer: Tim Harvey
Directed By: Piers Haggard

: Late News


: Pennies from Heaven

Part 4: Better Think Twice and CHILDREN FROM THE FOREST OF DEAN


Joan Parker: Gemma Craven
Arthur Parker: Bob Hoskins
Eileen: Cheryl Campbell
Miner: Frederick Radley
Woman patient: Maryann Turner
The Girl: Yolande Palfrey
Pianist: Sam Avent
Alt: Bill Dean
Accordion Man: Kenneth Colley
Police Constable: Roger Forbes
Superintendent: John Malcolm
Headmaster: Freddie Jones
Dave: Philip Jackson
Dad: Michael Bilton
Maurice: Spencer Banks
Railway passengers.: Betty Hardy
Railway passengers.: Frank Lazarus,
Railway passengers.: Norman Warwick
Railway passengers.: David Rowlands
Mrs Corder: Bella Emberg
Café proprietor: Tony Caunter
Café customer: Tudor Davies
Street prostitute: Phyllis McMahon
Barman: Will Stampe
Tom: Hywel Bennett
Pub whores: Olwen Griffiths
Pub whores: Maggy Maxwell
Irene: Jenney Logan
Policeman: Howard Lew Lewis
Doctor: Vass Anderson
Youth: Tony London

: Closedown

MARINA VAIZEY talks about
The Cotton Exchange by DEGAS reproduced by kind permission at the Musee des Beaux Arts, Pau.


Talks: Marina Vaizey

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