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: Play School

Story: A List taken from Frog and Toad Together. Written and illustrated by ARNOLD LOBEL Presenters lain Lauchlan, Sheelagh Gilbey
Book, Play School, Ready to Play, £1.50, Play School, Hello (record REC 425, cassette zcm 425); Play On (record REC 332, cassette zcm 332), Bang on a Drum, songs from Play School and Play Away (record REC 242, cassette hrmc 004), from retailers
11.25 Chosedown


Unknown: Arnold Lobel
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey

: Open University

12.0 The First Years of Life: On the Way. 12.25 Health Choices: Stormy Weather. 12.50 Governing Schools: The Visit.

: International Tennis

The Barratt World
Doubles Championship from the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Further coverage
Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM Commentators


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Commentators: Dan Maskell
Commentators: John Barrett
Unknown: Gerald Williams
Producers: Johnnie Watherston

: All Creatures Great and Small

A series of 14 programmes from the books by JAMES HERRIOT starring Christopher Timothy as James Herriot
Robert Hardy as Siegfried Farnon Peter Davison as Tristan Farnon with Carol Drinkwater
3: Every Dog his Day ... Adapted by BRIAN FINCH
Mrs Pumphrey calls James out urgently to treat Cedric, a boxer she has bought to keep Tricky Woo company ..
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Siegfried Farnon
Unknown: Peter Davison
Unknown: Tristan Farnon
Unknown: Carol Drinkwater
Adapted By: Brian Finch
Adapted By: Mrs Pumphrey
Music By: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Michael Hayes
Mr Biggins: John Sharp
Ned Finch: Robin Parkinson
Mrs Biggins: Kathleen Helme
David Woodley: Craig McFarlane
Helen: Carol Drinkwater
Mrs Cartwright: Audrey Noble
Mrs Hall: Mary Hignett
Mrs Pumphrey: Margaretta Scott
Hodgekin: Teddy Turner
Mr Barge: James Cossins
Mr Beresford: Kenneth Waller
Constable Fenton: Henry Livings
Mrs Tamworth Brown: Betty Turner
Colonel Buller: Morris Barry
Curate: Barry McGinn
Marion Bradley: Mary Chester
Mr Dent: Stan Richards
Mr Dent Sr: John Barrett
Mrs Beresford: Diana Flacks

: Ennal's Point

A series in six parts written by ALUN RICHARDS featuring Philip Madoc 1: Family Affairs
Amid the Grail family conflict, Jack Tustin , on an ' easy shout', meets unexpected hazards. Lifeboat crew:
The Grails:


Written By: Alun Richards
Unknown: Philip Madoc
Unknown: Jack Tustin
Designer: Michael Wright
Producer: John Hefin
Director: Gareth Davies
Jack Tustin: Philip Madoc
Animal Morgan: Glyn Owen
Stick Watts: Gerald James
Harry Quentin: James Warrior
Geoffrey Hannah: David Lyn
Snowy White: John Cording
George Peace: Philip Rowlands
Len Dance: Huw Ceredig
Ben Dance: Mici Plwm
Ned Spelling: Cadfan Roberts
Nance: Rachel Thomas
Jenny: Beth Morris
Billy John: Alun Lewis
Luke: High Thomas
Trevor: Artro Morris
Amy Tustin: Denise Buckley
West country coastguard: Cornelius Garrett

: News Summary

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

: The English Language

The story of the beginnings of the English language. Contributors:
Marten Styema , a farmer from Friesland, North Holland
The English Companions, who speak Anglo-Saxon as a hobby
Tom Shippey , Professor of English Language and Medieval English Literature, Leeds University
Randolph Quirk , Vice Chancellor, University of London
Stanley Ellis, an English dialect expert from Leeds University
Irwin Bielby, a farmer from the North Yorkshire Moors
The Medieval Players, who perform plays in Middle English
Assistant producer PETER DALE Producer WILLIAM CRAN


Unknown: Marten Styema
Unknown: Tom Shippey
Unknown: Randolph Quirk
Written By: Robert McCrum
Producer: Peter Dale
Producer: William Cran

: One Hundred Great Paintings

This week's theme: Processions Goya (1746-1828)
The Burial of the Sardine
San Fernando Fine Arts Academy, Madrid
In The Burial of the Sardine, one of the first paintings he did after becoming deaf, it is as though his lack of hearing compelled him to use his eyes more sharply and see the darker side of the world around him.
Written and narrated by EDWIN MULLINS


Unknown: Edwin Mullins
Director: Anita Crum

: Maestro

The third of four programmes Tony Jacklin - Golfer
Jacklin's achievement in winning both the British and US Opens within 12 months placed him among a small but elite group of golfers - Harry Vardon , Bobby Jones , Gene Sarazen , Ben Hogan , Lee Trevino and Jack Nicklaus.
Tony Jacklin talks to Frank Keating about those 12 months and the ensuing wilderness years from his home in Jersey.
(Mary Toomcy - tomorrow at 8.25 pm)


Unknown: Tony Jacklin
Unknown: Harry Vardon
Unknown: Bobby Jones
Unknown: Gene Sarazen
Unknown: Ben Hogan
Unknown: Lee Trevino
Unknown: Jack Nicklaus.
Talks: Tony Jacklin
Unknown: Frank Keating
Producer: Jeff Goddard
Producer: Mary ToomcY

: Russell Harty

at John Packer 's Big Night
John Packer is the manager of a small firm manufacturing expensive fabrics in the lowlands of Scotland-but the way he shows his wares to the world is, to say the least, spectacular. Last summer he hired the Palace of Schleissheim in Munich, and filled it with music, food, champagne and fashion. He manages the entire proceedings himself.
Russell Harty watches the build-up to the evening, and the way this determined and precise impresario makes sure that the wine is at the right temperature and cuckoos sing on time.


Unknown: John Packer
Unknown: John Packer
Unknown: Russell Harty
Producer: Russell Harty
Director: Ken O'Neill

: Dancing Girls

The last of four programmes looking at the world of dance through the eyes of dancers.
Geraldine and Jane-Anne
The Desert Inn, Las Vegas, is feeling the financial pinch. The top stars are too expensive. In an effort to entertain more economically they plan to stage a ' French revue The President of the Desert Inn auditions dancers at the YWCA in London. Two girls, Geraldine and Jane-Anne, take up the offer of a 15-month contract to work in 'the entertainment capital of the world'.
The film follows the fortunes of the dancers in a show which proves to have a chequered past and a chancy future.

: Newsnight

PETER SNOW, JOHN TUSA , PETER HOBDAY and DONALD MACCORMICK 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 LOUISE BATCHELOR and MARGARET HOUNSELL , plus the evening's sports results from MARSHALL LEE.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Louise Batchelor
Unknown: Margaret Hounsell

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

No One Here Gets Out Alive A profile of Jim Morrison
Recently there has been a strongly revived interest in one of the foremost cult bands of the 60s-DOORS. This film attempts, with the help of friends and associates, to discover what motivated the band's lead-singer- Jim Morrison -leading up to his early death in Paris in July 1971.
Television presentation MICHAEL APPLETON
The Old Grey Whistle Test - Test Pressing (record BELP 017, cassette zcr 017), from retailers


Unknown: Jim Morrison
Unknown: Jim Morrison
Unknown: Michael Appleton

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