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6.40 Portraiture

7.5 Geology

7.30 Ring of Steel

: Closedown

: Play School

: Cricket: First Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v West Indies from Trent Bridge Second Day

: The Colliers' Crusade

The fourth of five films in which a group of Welshmen recall their part in the Spanish Civil War.
'You Are History, You Are Legend' the Spanish Communist orator La Passionaria told members of the International Brigade who fought for the Republic of Spain. But they were often helpless as the Germans and Italians rehearsed tactics for the coming World War. Narrated by RENÉ CUTFORTH
Film editor BILL MAINMAN
Written and produced by JOHN ORMOND


Produced By: John Ormond

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Gardeners' World

Geoffrey Smith and Clay Jones with Arthur Billitt at Clack's Farm Clay plants up a bed of uncommon vegetables, Geoffrey prunes shrubs and Arthur checks the progress of his tomatoes. Dave Chappell demonstrates the art of growing prize beans, peas and celery.
Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham Gardening guide on Ceefax pages 268 and 269


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Arthur Billitt
Unknown: Dave Chappell
Producer: John Kenyon.

: Robbie

A Ripe Old Age
Fyfe Robertson says he doesn't have to tell you why Dame Josephine Barnes , who was among the first women surgeons, has been elected the 139th and first woman President of the British Medical Association. Seeing Dame Jose phine , head-scarved, in a supermarket, you would take her to be a housewife whose problems and achievements are domestic. But she is an international authority on obstetrics and gynaecology - and, at 67, she is doing more surgery than ever.


Unknown: Fyfe Robertson
Unknown: Dame Josephine Barnes
Unknown: Dame Jose Phine

: Dance Month

Anthony Dowell in Four Schumann Pieces Choreographer
The Royal Ballet production, recorded at the Royal Opera House, combines the talents of the young Dutch choreographer, Hans van Manen , and the superb classical technique of the Royal Ballet's Anthony Dowell in this short, lyrical ballet to Schumann's String Quartet in A major, Op 41, No 3.
Hans van Manen said of the work: ' To each of the Quartet's four movements, I have choreographed a ballet appropriate to the different moods and rhythms of the music. I have always wished to create a ballet for Anthony Dowell , and now this wish is fulfilled.'
Dancers: Anthony Dowell
Jennifer Penney , Lesley Collier Wayne Eagling , Julian Hosking
DAVID ROTH (violin)
Introduced by JOHN DRUMMOND
(The next Dance Month programme is tomorrow)


Unknown: Anthony Dowell
Unknown: Hans van Manen
Unknown: Hans Van Manen
Unknown: Anthony Dowell
Unknown: Hans van Manen
Unknown: Anthony Dowell
Dancers: Anthony Dowell
Dancers: Jennifer Penney
Dancers: Lesley Collier
Unknown: Wayne Eagling
Unknown: Julian Hosking
Unknown: Marguerite Porter
Unknown: Wendy Ellis
Unknown: Wendy Groombridge
Unknown: Michael Corder
Unknown: Derek Deane
Violin: David Roth
Introduced By: John Drummond
Director: Colin Nears

: Sing Country

The Marlboro International Festival of Country Music packed the Wembley Arena with enthusiastic fans over the Easter holiday to see on stage many of their recording favourites.
Among them were tonight's featured artists
Janie Fricke , Jimmy C. Newman Kenny Serratt , Barbara Fairchild and Charley Pride
Commentator DAVID ALLAN
Festival organiser MELVYN CONN Sound GRAHAM HAINES Lighting CLIVE POTTER Director RICK GARDNER Producer DOUGLAS HESPE Preview: page 17


Artists: Janie Fricke
Artists: Jimmy C. Newman
Artists: Kenny Serratt
Unknown: Barbara Fairchild
Commentator: David Allan
Unknown: Melvyn Conn
Unknown: Clive Potter
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: Playhouse: Thank You Comrades

Written by JIM HAWKINS with Moscow-based Italian 'business-man ' Roberto Cibrario has the answer to the Soviet cinema's shortage of film stock and equipment. Jack Gold 's film is based on real events in Russia and America between 1918 and 1921. ' Funny, touching and inventive'
' Truly brilliant programme ' (OBSERVER)
Music arranged by CARL DAVIS Producer GRAHAM BENSON
Directed by JACK GOLD


Written By: Jim Hawkins
Unknown: Roberto Cibrario
Unknown: Jack Gold
Arranged By: Carl Davis
Producer: Graham Benson
Directed By: Jack Gold
Roberto Cibrario: Ben Kingsley
Annie: Connie Booth
Lunacharsky: Lee Montague
Mayakovsky: Stephen Rea
Lenin: Richard Ireson
Trotsky: Derek Godfrey
Stalin: Charles Keating
Preobrazhenski: Clive Merrison
Gardin: David Dixon
Alienikov: Kevin O'Shea
Sanin: Gerard Murphy
Olga: Zienia Merton
Moskvin: John Bryans
Actress: Ruby Head
First owner: Michael Poole
Second owner: Leon Lissek
Third owner: Julian Fox
Chairman: John Crocker
Lili Brik: Madlena Nedeva
Vashenko: David Howey
Tisse: Michael Troughton
Vertov: Ian Hastings
Mack Sennett: Bob Sherman
Bank manager: Bruce Boa
Rose Weiss: Marcella Markham
Taxman: Weston Gavin
Lou: Hal Galili
Judge: Larry Hoodekoff
Appeal Judge: Bill Reimbold
Mr Johnson: Gordon Sterne

: Newsnight

PETER SNOW, CHARLES WHEELER , JOHN TUSA and PETER HOBDAY present an informed account of what's happening in the world: special reports from the BBC's correspondents at home and abroad, investigations by Newsnight's own team of reporters into what's going on behind the headlines, the latest news and weather forecast from FRAN MORRISON , plus the'evening's sports results from DAVID DAVIES.
Producer DAVID DICKINSON Director ALEX SAWARD Assignment editors


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: David Davies.
Producer: David Dickinson
Director: Alex Saward
Unknown: George Walker.
Unknown: John Mahonet
Editor: Ronald Neil
Editor: George Carey

: Cricket: First Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v
West Indies from Trent Bridge
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the second day's play.


Unknown: Trent Bridge
Introduces: Richie Benaud
Producer: Nick Hunter

: The Outer Limits: The Galaxy Being

The classic sci-fi series exploring the boundaries of man's inner self when faced with alien forces in time and space.
Starring Cliff Robertson, co-starring Jacqueline Scott, Lee Philips with Bert Metcalfe, Allyson James, Joseph Perry, Don Harvey, William Stevens, Mavis Neal, Peter Madsem
A radio-station owner, experimenting in transmissions to space, contacts an alien life-form. The friendly alien is accidentally transmitted to earth, where it unintentionally causes terror and disaster in a community panic-stricken by the unknown.


Created, written and directed by: Leslie Stevens
Producer: Joseph Stefano
Alan Maxwell: Cliff Robertson
[Actress]: Jacqueline Scott
[Actor]: Lee Philips
[Actor]: Bert Metcalfe
[Actress]: Allyson James
[Actor]: Joseph Perry
[Actor]: Don Harvey
[Actor]: William Stevens
[Actress]: Mavis Neal
[Actor]: Peter Madsem

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