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: Play School

Story: Please Keep Still by JUDY WHITFIELD Presenters
Chloe Ashcroft , Ben Thomas


Unknown: Judy Whitfield
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Ben Thomas

: Closedown

: Archie Brennan

- Tapestry
Weaver Archie Brennan is the director of the Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh. His work is that of a crafts-man-artist. He and his studio create large-scale tapestries, often based on the work of well-known modern artists, for universities, churches, town halls and other modern patrons of the fine arts.
Series producer JOHN READ Producer NIGEL WILLIAMS


Unknown: Weaver Archie Brennan
Producer: Nigel Williams

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Open Door

The programme in which the BBC hands over air time to the public. Tonight the Forest Hill Film Unit presents Hollywood SE23
'Our film unit started in 1969, when a third-year class made a documentary film about the dreams of both staff and pupils. Since then the pupils of Forest Hill School, working together as a creative team in which each boy's job is vital, has made over 50 films. We are now on location in Wales and apart from showing you some of our films from the past ten years, we hope you will see that the purpose and commitment that comes from working as a team is just as important as the films we make.'
Made with the help of the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT

: Black Narcissus

Written, produced and directed by MICHAEL POWELL and EMEKIC PRESSBURGER. Concluding the season of distinguished films celebrating one of the most successful partnerships in British cinema. starring Deborah Kerr , Sabu David Farrar , Flora Robson
At the invitation of the local Indian ruler, five Anglo-Catholic nuns establish a school and hospital in a disused harem perched on a mountain pinnacle in tne Himalayas. But the nuns are unable to cope with the sensuous atmosphere of their surroundings and the intrusive male presence of the local English agent ... Of all the Powell-Pressburger films, this one has the most ravishing use of colour photography in its unique creation of an exotic Eastern locale in the studio.
Films: page 25


Directed By: Michael Powell
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: Sabu David Farrar
Unknown: Flora Robson
Sister Clodagh: Deborah Kerr
Dulip: Rai Sabu
Mr Dean: David Farrar
Sister Philippa: Flora Robson
General: Esmond Knight
Kanchi: Jean Simmons
Sister Ruth: Kathleen Byron
Sister Honey: Jenny Laird
Sister Briony: Judith Furse
Angu Ayah: Mam Hallatt

: A Change of Sex

An Inside Story series Julia - The First Year
Although born a male, George Roberts ' natural urge is to function as a female, Julia. His condition is defined as transexual.
Tonight's film documentary, the second of three, follows Julia's first year at the front line of gender and sexuality. The National Health psychiatrist dealing with the case will not make the decision to allow sex-change surgery until George has successfully lived as Julia for one year.
Things start well but not everyone is sympathetic, as Julia finds when she is assaulted. Then there are problems with the catering job at the hospital. An isolated existence improves on meeting Amer, a Middle Eastern student, who accepts her and provides much-needed support.
The pressure is on to get the operation ...
(Tomorrow's film at 9.50 completes the story)


Unknown: George Roberts
Producer: David Pearson

: Cartoon Two

A cartoon satirising the absurdity of contemporary society.

: 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 a team of reporters into what's going on behind the headlines; the latest news and weather forecast from LINDA ALEXANDER , plus the evening's sports results from DAVID ICKE.


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Linda Alexander
Unknown: David Icke.

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