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: Play School

Story: "Bill's First Day at School" by Judy Whitfield with photographs by James Matthews-Joyce.

(Repeated on BBC1 at 3.55 pm)


Author: Judy Whitfield
Photography by: James Matthews-Joyce
Presenter: Iain Lauchlan
Presenter: Sheelagh Gilbey

: Play It Safe!: 1: Scalding Hot

Presented by Jimmy Savile, OBE.
A series of ten programmes which shows how many serious child accidents are preventable.

(First shown on BBC1)
(Repeated on BBC1 Wednesday at 3.40)
(A free booklet (same title), can be obtained by sending your name and address on a postcard to: [Address removed].)
(11.35 Closedown)


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Director: Julia Drum
Producer: Peter Riding

: Star Movie: The Great Lie

Starring Bette Davis, Mary Astor, George Brent

After the annulment of his hasty marriage to Sandra, aviator-explorer Peter Van Allen marries Maggie, the woman he really loves. While Pete is away on a remote expedition, Sandra reveals that she is going to have his baby... Bette Davis is joined by another grande dame of the screen, Mary Astor, who won an Oscar for her performance in this famous romantic melodrama.
Films: page 21


Screenplay: Lenore Coffee
Based on a novel by: Polan Banks
Director: Edmund Goulding
Maggie: Bette Davis
Pete: George Brent
Sandra: Mary Astor
Aunt Ada: Lucille Watson
Violet: Hattie McDaniel
Joshua Mason: Grant Mitchell
Jock Thompson: Jerome Cowan
Senator Greenfield: Charles Trowbridge
Worthington James: Thurston Hall

: Undersea Kingdom: Chapter 1: Beneath The Ocean Floor

The classic cliff-hanger serial in 12 parts starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan

Super-athlete and naval officer Crash Corrigan accompanies Prof. Norton and newspaper girl, Diana Compton, on a submarine expedition to the lost continent, Atlantis.
A Republic serial


Crash Corrigan: Ray 'Crash' Corrigan

: Maggie: 1

A series in 18 parts, adapted from her books by Joan Lingard

Set in Glasgow, Maggie is the story of a 17-year-old with decisions to make... school or job; marriage or career; high-rise flat or family business. In this episode Maggie sees her old home flattened and faces her mother's problems.

(BBC Scotland)


Writer/Adaptor: Joan Lingard
Executive Producer: Anna Home
Director: Renny Rye
Maggie: Kirsty Miller
Mrs Mckinley: Mary Riggans
Mr McKinley: Michael Sheard
Jean: Anne Berry
Sandy: Paul Ferry
Tain: Ron Paterson
Jessie: Ann Scott-Jones
Mike: Joe Mullaney
Cathy: Maureen Beattie

: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

An animated film
This popular Grimm classic is the story of a poor young boy who goes out into the world to seek his fortune. Encountering the sorcerer he is offered the job of his apprentice, for the sorcerer wrongly believes the boy, Hans, can neither read nor write. When Hans discovers the sorcerer is using his knowledge for evil he studies the secrets of the magic book in the hope of overpowering the wicked magician.
Narrated by Vincent Price-
Original music by HAGOOD HARDY produced by PETER SANDER


Music By: Hagood Hardy
Produced By: Peter Sander

: News Summary

with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

: One Hundred Great Paintings

This week's theme: Processions
Gozzoli (1421-1497)
"The Journey of the Magi"
The Medici Palace, Florence

In 1459 Gozzoli was commissioned by Cosimo de Medici to paint the walls of the chapel of the new Medici Palace in Florence. The Medici left behind them a name and an enormous artistic heritage of which Gozzoli's tribute to his patron remains as one of the most complete and magnificent works of the Italian Renaissance.

(Tomorrow Watteau - The Island of Cythera)


Writer/Narrator: John Hale
Producer: Bill Morton
Producer: Kenneth Corden
Director: Christopher Martin

: Riverside

First of a new series from Riverside Studios, Hammersmith

Mike Andrews, Nicky Picasso and Steve Blacknell look into the music, art, fashion and style of 1982. This week: music from New Order, and Bow Wow Wow, videos with a difference and more.


Presenter: Mike Andrews
Presenter: Nicky Picasso
Presenter: Steve Blacknell
Executive Producer: Michael Appleton
Director: Roy Chapman
Producer: John Burrowes

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Pop TV - From Hit Parade to Later... 15 February 2017

: Maestro

The first of four programmes Stirling Moss - Motor Racer
It's almost 20 years since Britain's favourite daredevil finally hung up his goggles. Yet, despite never being World Champion, he demonstrated a brand of bravado driving that still keeps his name among the list of motor racing's ' greats '. Stirling Moss relates to Frank Keating the joys and successes, and the agonies of the horrific crash at Goodwood which ended his career.
Film editor
(Barry John : Wednesday at 8.25 pm)


Unknown: Stirling Moss
Unknown: Frank Keating
Editor: Geoffrey Bottf.
Producer: Jeff Goddard
Producer: Barry John

: Randy Crawford

The international singing star in part 1 of her recent highly successful concert at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
(Part 2 o/ the Randy Crawford concert can be seen on Friday at 9.0 pm)


Unknown: Randy Crawford

: Three of a Kind

The first of four programmes starring Lenny Henry, Tracey Ullman and David Copperfield
With special guest Toni Basil
and featuring Jane Darling, Tom Yang

Another chance to see three new young artists in a fast-moving comedy show, featuring Gagfax.


Comedian: Lenny Henry
Comedian: Tracey Ullnian
Comedian: David Copperfield
Guest: Toni Basil
Guest: Jane Darling
Guest: Tom Yang
Programme Associate: Ian Davidson
Musical Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Choreographer: Bill Drysdale
Writer: Kim Fuller
Writer: Don Mears
Writer: David McKellar
Writer: Mike Radford
Writer: Terry Ravenscroft
Designer: Val Warrender
Producer: Paul Jackson

: Dancing Girls: 1: Laura

A series of four films looking at the world of dance through the eyes of dancers.

From the strip clubs of Soho to the auction rooms of Sotheby's, from the dancing class in Shepherd's Bush to the film premiere, this film looks at the world of the modern professional dancer, it's a punishing life with few rewards, but no shortage of recruits.

Laura Tapping, 16, comes from Kingston, Surrey. Fresh from dancing school she is eager to start her career. The first hurdle: no job without a union card - no union card without a job.

(Part 2 tomorrow at 9.25pm)


Producer: Richard Denton
Photography: David Feig
Film Editor: Saxon Logan
Subject: Laura Tapping

: Australian Film Season

Ten years ago the idea of an Australian film season on television might have seemed a little fanciful, now their cinema has a firm identity of its own which is well able to handle Pommy jokes about didgeridoos and billabongs. By giving it a firmly Australian flavour thev have managed to make its appeal international. Gavin Millar introduces the forthcoming season, which starts on BBC2 tomorrow.


Presenter: Gavin Millar

: Newsnight

Peter Snow, John Tusa , Peter Hobday and Donald MacCormick
-present an informed account of what's happening in the world, with the latest news and weather forecast from Louise Batchelor and Margaret Hounsell , plus the evening's sports results from David Icke.
Directors ALEX SAWARD , JOHN WILKINSON Assignment editors


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Louise Batchelor
Unknown: Margaret Hounsell
Unknown: David Icke.
Producer: Peter Bell
Directors: Alex Saward
Directors: John Wilkinson
Editors: Clive Syddall.
Editor: David Dickinson
Editor: Ron Neil

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