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: Play School

Story: The Gas Man Cometh by MICHAEL FLANDERS and DONALD SWANN Presenters
Elizabeth Millbank
Christopher Bramwell


Unknown: Donald Swann
Presenters: Elizabeth Millbank
Presenters: Christopher Bramwell

: Closedown

: New Year Matinée: The Barretts of Wimpole Street

starring Norma Shearer
Fredric March , Charles Laughton with Maureen O'Sullivan
At 50 Wimpole Street, the Barrett household is dominated by the cruel and tyrannical Edward Moul ton Barrett. When his favourite daughter Elizabeth begins a relationship with the poet Robert Browning , Barrett sees his iron authority threatened.
Charles Laughton gives one of his most celebrated screen performances in this first film version of Rudolph Besier 's famous play.
Screenplay by ERNEST VAJDA
Produced by IRVING G. THALBERG Directed by SIDNEY FRANKLIN Films: page 116


Unknown: Norma Shearer
Unknown: Fredric March
Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: Maureen O'Sullivan
Unknown: Edward Moul
Unknown: Robert Browning
Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: Rudolph Besier
Play By: Ernest Vajda
Unknown: Claudine West
Unknown: Donald Ogden Stewart
Play By: Rudolph Besier
Produced By: Irving G. Thalberg
Directed By: Sidney Franklin
Elizabeth: Norma Shearer
Robert Browning: Fredric March
Barrett: Charles Laughton
Henrietta: Maureen O'Sullivan
Arabel: Katherine Alexander
Captain Cook: Ralph Forbes
Wilson: Una O'Connor
Bella: Marion Clayton
Dr Chambers: Ferdinand Munier
Dr Ford-Waterlow: Leo Carroll

: The Chicken, the Egg and the Molecules

The Royal Institution's Annual Christmas Lectures for Young People.
This season's lectures are given by Sir David Phillips , FRS, Professor of Molecular Biophysics in the University of Oxford and Biological Secretary of the Royal Society.
A series of six programmes
1: What are Chickens Made of? Chickens are made mostly of protein, which is why we eat them. We shall see how substances are assembled to form skin and bone, fur and feather. Why doesn't a woman's permanent wave wash out?
Presented for television by BRIAN JOHNSON
(Part 2 tomorrow at 5.55)


Unknown: Sir David Phillips
Television By: Brian Johnson

: Rugby Special

Leicester v Barbarians
Leicester, in their centenary season, led by PETER WHEELER , continue the fixture started in 1909 against the Barbarians. With four of England's ' Grand Slam' team, the John Player Cup holders represent English club rugby against a side chosen from the rest of British club rugby.


Unknown: Peter Wheeler
Commentator: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Captain Beaky's World of Words and Music

Vol II .
A new television special based on the poems Of JEREMY LLOYD set to music by JIM PARKER with illustrations by KEITH MICHELL. Starring
Penelope Keith , Keith Michell Petula Clark , Peter Skellern
Jeremy Lloyd and Noel Edmonds
Boys from St Paul 's Cathedral
Choir. Nash Chamber Orchestra Music arranged and conducted by JIM PARKER. Sound LARRY GOODSON Lighting KEN MACGREGOR Designer PAUL TRERISE Production


Unknown: Jeremy Lloyd
Music By: Jim Parker
Unknown: Keith Michell.
Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Keith Michell
Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Peter Skellern
Unknown: Jeremy Lloyd
Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: St Paul
Conducted By: Jim Parker.
Unknown: Yvonne Littlewood

: One Hundred Great Paintings

continuing the series of paintings arranged in themes. This week: The Language of Colour Poussin (1594-1665)
Adoration of the Golden Calf at the National Gallery, London
Unlike his contemporary, Rubens, Nicolas Poussin worked from tiny wax models rather than live figures. Yet, through his brilliant use of colour, his paintings live. Written and presented by Edwin Mullins
Director ANITA CRUM (Tomorrow: Vermeer's ' The Artist and his Studio )


Unknown: Nicolas Poussin
Presented By: Edwin Mullins
Director: Anita Crum

: Maria Marten

or Murder in the Red Barn
A drama in three parts written by DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE with 2: When Bill Corder left school to come home his mind was alive with dreams of becoming not a farmer, but a teacher. Maria Marten also dreamed: of far-off London; of being a fine lady. Both thwarted in their desires, fate chose to draw them to each other.
(For full cast see page 69)


Written By: Douglas Livingstone
Unknown: Bill Corder
Unknown: Maria Marten
Maria: Pippa Guard
Bill: Kevin McNally
Beauty Smith: Trevor Peacock

: International Snooker

A review of the 1980 Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship.
Cliff Thorburn , leading the strongest overseas challenge ever, tamed, the ' Hurricane ', Irishman Alex Higgias, to become the first foreign player to win the championship.
John Pulman and Rex Williams recall those 14 exciting days last May at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, where the 24 best players in the world contested the game's richest prize.
Producers NICK HUNTER , MIKE ADLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Cliff Thorburn
Unknown: Irishman Alex
Unknown: John Pulman
Producers: Nick Hunter
Producers: Mike Adley

: A Child's Voice

An award-winning film from Ireland, starring T. P. McKenna with Stephen Brennan
R. D. Smith , June Tobin
A mystery thriller writer and radio broadcaster, who nightly chills millions with his tales of horror, becomes the victim of one of his own macabre plots.
Written by DAVID THOMSON Directed by KIERAN mickey


Unknown: T. P. McKenna
Unknown: Stephen Brennan
Unknown: R. D. Smith
Unknown: June Tobin
Unknown: Valentine Dyall
Written By: David Thomson
Directed By: Kieran Mickey

: News on 2


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