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: Play School

Story: The Mail Coach Presenters
Chloe Ashcrof t, Johnny Ball and Carol Leader with Ted Moult , who join in a traditional Christmas at Bonsall, Derbyshire.


Unknown: Chloe Ashcrof
Unknown: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Ted Moult

: Closedown

: Laurel and Hardy: Tit for Tat

When Stan and Ollie open an electrical store and start a feud with the shop opposite, sparks fly.
(Black and white)


Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: George Formby in I See Ice

concludes the season of films star. ring the great Lancashire comedian, today with Kay Walsh , Betty Stockfield
George, a provincial photographer's assistant, has invented a camera so small that he can conceal it under a bow-tie and operate it secretly. It's a marvellous idea, but one that inevitably leads to complications for George
-beginning with him losing his job and ending with a stint as an ice-hockey referee.
Screenplay by ANTHONY eimmins and AUSTIN MELFORD
Produced by BASIL DEAN
Directed by ANTHONY kimmins
. Films: page 25


Unknown: Kay Walsh
Unknown: Betty Stockfield
Play By: Anthony Eimmins
Produced By: Basil Dean
Directed By: Anthony Kimmins
George Bright: George Formby
Judy Gaye: Kay Walsh
Mrs Hunter: Betty Stockfield
Paul Martine: Cyril Ritchard
Galloway: Garry Marsh
Detective: Frederick Burtwell
Outhwaite: Ernest Sefton
Night-club singer: Gavin Gordon
Theatre manager: Ernest Jay
Lotus Club manager: Andrea Maladrinos
Lord Felstead: Gordon McLeod
Colonel Hunter: Archibald Batty
Double for George Formby: Phil Taylor
Double for Kay Walsh: Erna Anderson

: A Bear's Christmas

A sad story of a lonely little bear and his Christmas misfortunes.

: The Mid-Evening News

including a news summary with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

: A Kind of Childhood

3: Gamin pinoccho's bed is a cardboard box on a busy street corner. Breakfast is what he can scrounge from the early morning clients of the pavement cafés. The rest of his day is filled with begging for the money to buy a few luxuries like popcorn, and having fun. Pinoccho is 7, a gamin, the name given to the children who live on the streets of Bogota, capital of Colombia in South America. Extreme poverty has driven them from their homes in the city slums. No one knows how many there are - 500, maybe 5,000. They have formed their own mini-society where survival depends on what they can beg or steal. CIRO DURAN , a Colombian director, took two years to make this film on the gamin's precarious life. Narrated by VALERIE SINGLETON
Adapted for the BBC by MARYSE addison


Unknown: Ciro Duran
Unknown: Valerie Singleton

: Premiere

A new series of films by directors making their drama TV debut. Weekend by IAN KENNEDY MARTIN starring and A weekend at a winter seaside hotel, which includes a chance meeting with the elegant Liz Per rin, could help playwright David Austin to recharge his creative batteries. Maybe there are other things in his life that need recharging, or indeed rethinking.
Photographed by john mcclashan Sound recordist MARTYN CLIFT Film editor KEN PEARCE
Designer david myerscough-jones Producer graham BENSON Director JOHN burrows


Unknown: Ian Kennedy Martin
Unknown: Liz Per
Unknown: David Austin
Unknown: Martyn Clift
Editor: Ken Pearce
Producer: Graham Benson
Director: John Burrows
David Austin: Kenneth Haigh
Liz Perrin: Ann Firbank
Peter Barker: John Hug
George: Blake Butler
Colonel: Lewis Alexander
Colonel's wife: Aileen Alexander

: Kelly Monteith

A comedy series in which Kelly Monteith , one of America's brightest young comedians, presents his uniquely comic view of life. Written by KELLY MONTEITH and NEIL SHAND Featuring
Gabrielle Drake with Denis Bond
Jacqueline Clarke , Carmel Cryan Mandy Cuthbert , Ellis Dale
Barrie Gosney , Barbara Graley Jayne Lester , James Lister
Norman Mitchell , P. G. Stephens
Philip Trewinnard , Graham Wyles
Music composed by RONNIE jiazlehurst Sound MICHAEL MCCARTHY Lighting ERIC WALLIS
Designer GLORIA Clayton Directed by STANLEY APPEL Produced by JAMES MOIR


Unknown: Kelly Monteith
Written By: Kelly Monteith
Unknown: Gabrielle Drake
Unknown: Denis Bond
Unknown: Jacqueline Clarke
Unknown: Carmel Cryan
Unknown: Mandy Cuthbert
Unknown: Ellis Dale
Unknown: Barrie Gosney
Unknown: Barbara Graley
Unknown: Jayne Lester
Unknown: James Lister
Unknown: Norman Mitchell
Unknown: P. G. Stephens
Unknown: Philip Trewinnard
Unknown: Graham Wyles
Composed By: Ronnie Jiazlehurst
Unknown: Michael McCarthy
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Directed By: Stanley Appel
Produced By: James Moir

: Still Centre

Winchester Cathedral 1079-1979
Nine hundred Christmases ago the building of Winchester Cathedral, as it now stands, had just begun.
This documentary celebrates this ancient and beautiful place of worship in its anniversary year. From Palm Sunday in April until the Advent Carol Service this month, the film follows the life and work of clergy and people.
Running throughout is the music of one of the finest Cathedral Choirs in the world.
Narrated by IAN HOGG
Film cameraman david SAUNDERS Film editor DAVID aliband Producer COLIN ROSE BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Saunders

: Richard Stilgoe

takes an optimistic look at the week and honours some well known and not so well known birthdays with his guests Barbara Dickson and classical flautist Elena Duran
Producer KEN stephinson BBC Manchester


Unknown: Barbara Dickson
Unknown: Elena Duran
Director: Derek Towers

: Late News


: The Old Grey Whistle Test

presents Mike Oldfield Exposed
On 25 April Mike Oldfield , with a ten-piece band, an orchestra of 50 musicians and 11 members of QUEEN'S COLLEGE GIRLS' CHOIR, gave a concert at the Wembley Conference Centre. Tonight's programme features highlights of that concert.
TV presentation MIKE APPLETON


Unknown: Mike Oldfield
Unknown: Mike Oldfield
Unknown: Mike Appleton

: Closedown

What Schoolmasters Say by MARTIN SEYMOUR-SMITH


Unknown: David Markham
Unknown: Martin Seymour-Smith

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