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: Play School

Story: Snow by ROY MCKIE and P.D. EASTMAN
Presenters Carol Leader , Ben Bazell
Designer PAUL TRERISE. Written and produced by CHRISTINE HEWITT
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Roy McKie
Unknown: P. D. Eastman
Unknown: Carol Leader
Unknown: Ben Bazell
Musicians: Peter Pettinger
Musicians: Don Lawson
Designer: Paul Trerise.
Duced By: Christine Hewitt
Unknown: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Around with Alliss

from the Manor House Hotel,
Moretonhampstead Peter Alliss plays golf and talks with well-known people. His guest today is Lord Hugh Scanlon , who talks of a life that has taken him from membership of the Communist Party to the House of Lords.


Unknown: Moretonhampstead Peter Alliss
Unknown: Lord Hugh Scanlon

: Images of War

The Cameramen 1939-45
The last of six programmes
The Silent Sen-ice ,
Filming with the Royal Navy during the Second World War was not easy. Strict security and shortage of accommodation discouraged the cameramen and war correspondents from sailing with the Fleet. However, for those who did manage to film the action at sea, the results were most dramatic.
This programme records the memories and film of three of those cameramen, Paul Bee-son , John Turner and David Prosser.


Unknown: Paul Bee-Son
Unknown: John Turner
Unknown: David Prosser.

: Flying High

Four programmes which tell the story of aviation in the West. 2: Wings for War
The part played by the plane-makers of the West in the Second World War.
Filton turned out Blenheims by the hundred, Weston-super-Mare Beaufighters by the thousand. Westlands built Lysanders for rescue work and Seafires for carrier attacks. Glosters secured a place in history with the first jet fighter the Meteor. And plane-makers and their families endured rationing and air raids to keep up the supply of Wings for War. Narrator ROBERT POWELL
Written and produced by Richard ROBINSON


Narrator: Robert Powell
Editor: Andrew Johnston
Produced By: Richard Robinson

: Trail and Sail

The second of two programmes from Buckler's Hard, Hampshire where Judi Lines and Bob Bond take a further look at some of the trailer/sailers available to the family cruising man.


Unknown: Judi Lines
Unknown: Bob Bond
Producer: Ken Griffin

: Sherlock Holmes in Washington

continues a season of classic films starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, Nigel Bruce as Dr Watson

The serious task of combating Hitler and his dastardly secret agents was too important a matter to be left to amateurs. So, with a little cinematic licence, Universal called in 'the invincible and ageless' Sherlock Holmes, whose track record in Victorian England was well proven.
Here Holmes and Dr Watson go to Washington to save a top secret document from falling into enemy hands and so do their bit for the war effort.
Films: page 14


Screenplay: Bertram Millhauser
Screenplay: Lynn Riggs
Director: Roy William Neill
Sherlock Holmes: Basil Rathbone
Dr Watson: Nigel Bruce
Nancy Partridge: Marjorie Lord
William Easter: Henry Daniell
Stanley: George Zucco
Lt Pete Merriam: John Archer
Bart Lang: Gavin Muir
Det Lt Grogan: Edmund MacDonald
Howe: Don Terry
Cady: Bradley Page
Mr Ahrens: Holmes Herbert
Senator Henry Babcock: Thurston Hall

: Barnyard Babies


: Oxford Road Show

Switch on for the weekend to a big-name band, opinion, argument and reports.
Robert Elms and Jackie Spreck ley are joined by comedian Ben Elton and a live audience from Studio A in Manchester.
Phone in and add your contributions on [number removed]: lines open during the programme and until
9.0 pm.


Unknown: Robert Elms
Unknown: Jackie Spreck
Unknown: Ben Elton
Producer: Peter Hamilton
Editor: Colin Adams

: News Summary

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

: Hold Down a Chord

Last in a ten-part beginners' course in folk guitar with JOHN PEARSE
New fingerings for the chords G and D7 - and introducing a simple system for ' going solo '.
Series producer VICTOR POOLE
Book (same title), £2.50; record £4.31, cassette 14.54. from retailers


Unknown: John Pearse
Producer: Victor Poole

: In the Country

Findon Fair
Generations of Sussex shepherds have tended their Southdown flocks. Today much of the down-land turf has been lost to the plough, the numbers of sheep have dwindled and the shepherd has be-become a rare breed of countryman. Bernard Price and Gordon Bening field reflect on the traditional shepherd's life, and admire the craft that was once commonplace. Together they visit one of the surviving sheep sales held in the heart of the Downs. Surrounded by thousands of sheep on the village green, they are encouraged by the enthusiasm of the modern farmers and shepherds who still see Findon Fair as one of the important events in the counuy calendar.
Series producer PETER CRAWFORD
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Gordon Bening
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Newsweek

No Enemies on the Left?
' The Trots.' ' The loony left.'
These terms are now commonplace in our newspapers as pan of the running story of the battles inside the Labour Party.
But who are the new Left? Are they really so new? And what relevance do they see in Britain today for the beliefs of a Russian revolutionary murdered in Mexico in 1940? Deputy editor PETER KENYATTA Editor PE1ER IBBOTSON


Editor: Peter Kenyatta

: Frank Ifield Sings Country

The popular travelling entertainer at The Snape Maltings, singing his choice of songs.
Guest artist Drew Taylor
Musical backing by Barbary Coast


Sound: Jeff Baker
Lighting: Harry Thomas
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: Playhouse: Aubrey

A biographical play about the pen-and-ink artist Aubrey Beardsley , in the naughty 90s. with NORMA SHEBBEARE , ALEC BREGONZI JOHN BAKER , CHRISTINE CAVANAGH BARBARA MILLER , SANTIAGO VARELA MARILYN LE CONTE , RAY MARIONI
Costume designer RITA REEKIF Make-up artist PAM MEAGER Designer GEOFF POWELL Producer ROSEMARY HILL Director PETER HAMMOND


Unknown: John Selwyn Gilbert
Artist: Aubrey Beardsley
Unknown: Norma Shebbeare
Unknown: Alec Bregonzi
Unknown: John Baker
Unknown: Christine Cavanagh
Unknown: Barbara Miller
Unknown: Santiago Varela
Unknown: Marilyn Le Conte
Unknown: Ray Marioni
Designer: Rita Reekif
Artist: Pam Meager
Designer: Geoff Powell
Producer: Rosemary Hill
Director: Peter Hammond
Aubrey: John Dicks
Mabel (his sister): Rula Lenska
Leonard Smithers: Ronald Lacey
Manager, Opera House: Roger Hammond
Raffalovich: Sandor Eles
John Gray: Simon Shepherd
Arthur Symons: Christopher Strauli
YeatS: Mark Tandy
Max Beerbohm: Alex Norton
Alice Smithers: Peggy Ann Jones
Doctor: Dennis Edwards
Reverend Mother: Gwen Ffrangcon Da Vies

: 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; the latest news and weather 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

: Friday Night.... Saturday Morning

A way of ending the week. B. A. Robertson with late-night conversation and guests from the Greenwood Theatre, London.


Unknown: B. A. Robertson
Director: Philip Chilvers
Producer: Frances Whitaker

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