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12 The First Years of Life: All Yours. 1225 Health Choices: Home Cooking.
12.50 Governing Schools: The Meeting.

: Robinson's Travels

From Shepherd's Bush to Simla 2: Lucknow to the Hills Robert Robinson continues his journey through India from Calcutta to Simla.
Wistful and witty. IDAILY MAIL) Travel-reportage of a very high order: witty observant and sympathetic.
It leaves you hungry for more, (THE TIMES) Producer IAIN JOHNSTONE


Unknown: Hills Robert Robinson
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Muggeridge: Ancient and Modern

A series of eight autobiographical films with Malcolm Muggeridge
2: 1927-1935 - Journalism in Manchester, Moscow and Simla
' I felt that the Western world was collapsing, and it seemed that the only bright spot was the Russian Revolution and its consequences; and I thought if this is the alternative, I'd like to go and live there.'
' Journalists have to follow governments as sharks swim in the wake of big liners. I followed the government to Simla - one of the sharks to whom occasionally officials would throw a morsel of news.'
Film editor DAVID LEE
Producer JONATHAN STEDALL 'Repeat)


Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Editor: David Lee
Producer: Jonathan Stedall

: All Creatures Great and Small

A series of 14 programmes from the books by JAMES HERRIOT Carol Drinkwater
5:If Wishes Were HorsesAdapted by JOHNNY BYRNE
Wesley Binks is the bane of Darrowby, but when his dog contracts distemper he turns over a new leaf and resolves to work hard and honestly to pay for the treatment the dog needs.
BHC Birmingham


Unknown: James Herriot
Adapted By: Johnny Byrne
Music By: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Richard Bramall
starring James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Mr Scargill: Tom Mennard
Wesley Binks: Michael Conway
Mrs Hall: Mary Hignett
Debbie Mount: Judi Maynard
Helen Herriot: Carol Drinkwater
Mr Mount: David King
Mr Jenkins: Raymond Witch
Mrs Binks: MacCie Ollerenshaw
Mr Weeting: Terry Waddinton
Brian Weeting: Paul Clayton
Dennis Weeting: Paul Butterworth

: Ennal's Point

A six-part series by ALUN RICHARDS
with Philip Madoc as Coxswain Jack Tustin
3: Smokes for the Boys
Nance Grail gets called in to save Animal's 'legacy' from going up in smoke; and when his wife goes away for a week, Harry Quentin discovers that affairs of the heart are sometimes all they seem to be.
BBC Cymru/Wales


Unknown: Alun Richards
Unknown: Philip Madoc
Unknown: Coxswain Jack Tustin
Designer: Michael Wright
Producer: Johnhe Finwales
Unknown: Myrfyn Owen.
Lifeboat: crew -
Animal Morgan: Glyn Owen
Geoffrey Hannah: David Lyn
Harry Quentin: James Warrior
The: Grails -
Nance: Rachel Thomas
Jenny: Beth Morris
Billy John: Alun Lewis
Luke: Hugh Thomas
Miss Eversleigh: Mary Jones
Mr Yeoman: John Carlin
Dr Stafford: Gareth Armstrong

: House of Tomorrow

A cartoon directed by TEX AVERY


Directed By: Tex Avery

: News Summary

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

: History on your Doorstep

The second of eight films presented by Fred Housego Halifax - the Building of a Boom Town
Industrial townscapes can often be taken for granted, until a landmark disappears. But rapid change is a feature of places that grew up with the industrial revolution. FRED
HOUSEGO explored Halifax with Eric Webster, looking for evidence of the processes and people behind its burst into the boom years of Victorian prosperity.
Film editor HUGH TASMAN Producer BRYN BROOKS


Editor: Hugh Tasman
Producer: Bryn Brooks
Director: Sally Kirkwood

: Too Much Reality

A documentary about a famous international film maker.
'And when I show my film to the French censorship board they say
"Mr Ivens, what are you doing now to us? This film is impossible to show - it has too much reality."' (1934)
Joris Ivens, a Dutchman aged 83, is still at work after more than half a century as an independent film maker. His internationally known films are very controversial.
In this film a group of people from the mining community ot Betteshanger, Kent, find out about Ivens' life, work and political convictions through viewing some of his films and talking with him. And he finds out about them.


Producer: Philip Donnellan
Director: Sarah Boston

: The Nolans

In the second of two programmes Bernadette, Coleen, Linda and Maureen sing melodies from their recent successful concert tour and include a tribute to The Beatles, their new single ' Release '; ' Don t love me too hard', and a surprise item for their sister Anne.
Musical direction ROBIN SMITH and DEREK WARNE. Staging SALLY GILPIN


Unknown: Robin Smith
Unknown: Derek Warne.
Unknown: Sally Gilpin
Unknown: Adrian Bishop-Lagcett
Unknown: Bill Millar
Designer: Ken Ledsham
Unknown: Brian Whitehouse

: Forty Minutes

Brighton or Bust
Three hundred veterans are revving up in Hyde Park, London - the youngest a mere 77 years old, the oldest almost 90, crafted before Marconi sent his famous message, Freud installed his psychoanalyst's couch, and Lumiere made this film possible.
Two million car buffs line the 57-mile route to Brighton to celebrate the Act of 1896 that freed the motor car from the red flag, and to honour the men of vision who made cars like the Cadillac, the Benz and the De Dion Bouton. This documentary film follows the fortunes of three competitors in this year's RAC Rally.
Johnny Thomas from Wales, who had only a month to put his Darracq together. Amanda and Deborah Bennett who were driving the family's 1904 Panhard for the first time as a tribute to their father. Lord Montagu in his 1899 Daimler with Stirling Moss riding shotgun.
Film editor ALAN LYGO. Executive producer ROGER MILLS. Producer HARRY weis-BLOOM


Unknown: Dion Bouton.
Unknown: Johnny Thomas
Unknown: Deborah Bennett
Unknown: Stirling Moss
Editor: Alan Lygo.

: The Smallest Theatre....

From a converted cowshed in the wilds of Scotland, Arena presents The Smallest Theatre in Great Britain
Barrie and Marianne Hesketh have been the sole designers, directors and cast for every production, including their famous two-man version of The Tempest. It seems nothing is impossible, 'although Ben Hur might be difficult because of the horses '.
Marvellous.... the Scottish mist yields a gem of a couple (DAILY EXPRESS) Producer ALAN YENTOB. Directors CAROL BELL and ROSEMARY WILTON (Repeal)


Unknown: Marianne Hesketh
Unknown: Ben Hur
Producer: Alan Yentob.
Directors: Carol Bell
Directors: Rosemary Wilton

: Newsnight

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Riverside Studios, Hammersmith In the studio:
The Go-Go's, Level 42
Vintage OGWT: Curtis Mayfield (1972). Plus films and interviews Introduced by Anne Nightingale and David Hepworth


Unknown: Curtis Mayfield
Introduced By: Anne Nightingale
Introduced By: David Hepworth
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

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