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: Play School

Story: Lucy's Parcel by LESLIE PITT Presenters
Floella Benjamin , Andrew Secombe


Unknown: Leslie Pitt
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Andrew Secombe

: Closedown

: Open University

12.0 Pre-School Child: Going Shopping.
12.25 Childhood 5-10: Starting School.

: International Bowls

The Embassy
World Indoor Bowls Championship
Coverage of the first quarter-final.


Commentators: Dougie Donnelly
Unknown: David Bryant
Unknown: Graham Howard

: Caught in Time

Introduced by James Cameron
Featuring an amateur documentary made in 1934 - Turn of the Tide, but we begin by exploring the sort of thing that happened when the first home-movie makers pressed the button and said ' Don't just stand there: do something! '
Series producer DAVID COLLOSON
Presented by PAUL JORDAN


Introduced By: James Cameron
Producer: David Colloson
Presented By: Paul Jordan

: All Creatures Great and Small

A series of 14 programmes from the books by JAMES HERRIOT starring
Carol Drinkwater
8: A Dying Breed -Adapted by WILLIAM HUMBLE
Tristan, to his dismay, becomes regarded by Darrowby clients as the best vet in the business and James and Siegfried take a privileged look at progress, but science has little control over life and death ...
Directed by RICHARD BRAMALL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Carol Drinkwater
Adapted By: William Humble
Music By: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Richard Bramall
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Mr Blackburn: Peter Ivatts
Helen: Carol Drinkwater
Herbie Hinchcliffe: Frederick Bennett
Mrs Hal!: Mary Hignett
Miss Westerman: Joan Young
Mrs Beck: Peggy Ann Wood
Mrs Bravington: Josephine Antosz

: Ennal's Point

The last of six episodes written by ALUN RICHARDS with Philip Madoc
Search and Find: Luke can't resist using his own family for business purposes. This time, it has consequences beyond his control.
Director GARETH DAVIES. BBC Cymru/Wales


Written By: Alun Richards
Designer: Michael Wright
Director: Gareth Davies.
Lifeboat crew:Jack Tustin: Philip Madoc
Animal Morgan: Glyn Owen
Stick Watts: Gerald James
Geoffrey Hannah: David Lyn
Snowy White: John Cording
George Peace: Philip Rowlands
Len Dance: Huw Ceredlg
Ben Dance: Mici Plwm
Ned Spelling: Cadfan Roberts
The Grails:Nance: Rachel Thomas
Jenny: Beth Morris
Billy John: Alun Lewis
Luke: Hugh Thomas
Amy Tustin: Denise Buckley
Capt Waldo Williams: Jack Walters
Mr Trendall: Raymond Witch
Mrs Evans: Kate Jones
Mrs Ivy Morgan: Mal Henson
Youth: David Purchase
Angler: Robert Blythe
Second angler: Michael Chubb
Coastguards -: Hugh Lyndon Thomas
Coastguards -: Geoffrey Greenhill

: News Summary

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

: History on your Doorstep: Reading the Landscape

The fifth of eight programmes presented by Fred Housego
Few people driving up the M1 realise that this is a route used by travellers since prehistoric times. Within a few yards of the service station at Watford Gap there is a Roman road, an 18th-century canal, a 19th-century railway and a 20th-century motorway.
Guided by Christopher Taylor, Fred Housego discovers that our landscape conceals many clues to a rich and varied past.


Presenter: Fred Housego
Expert: Christopher Taylor
Film Editor: Hugh Tasman
Producer: Bryn Brooks

: The Shogun Inheritance

A series of seven films Japan and the Legacy of the Samurai
Narrated by Julian Pettifer
2: Cherry Blossom and the Sicord
In the 1860s Japan's feudal system was abolished, and with it the privileged class of samurai. But samurai families remain to this day, and the samurai virtues of dignified restraint, coupled with a capacity for vigorous and single-minded action lie at the heart of many a business transaction.
Produced by MICHAELMACINTYRE Book (same title) £ 12 95 ffom booksellers


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Editor: Malcolm Daniel

: Russell Harty

Crufts is the venue for wonder-dogs but what about the underdogs? A look behind the scenes of the world's most famous dog show.
Executive producer KEN STEPHINSON Producer ALAN WALSH


Producer: Ken Stephinson
Producer: Alan Walsh

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir
Clare Francis , Michael Wood and Arthur Marshall
Patricia Hodge , Frank Middlemass Referee Robert Robinson
Devised by MARK GOODSON , BILL TODMAN Directed by ALAN J. w. BELL Producer PAUL CIANI


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Clare Francis
Unknown: Michael Wood
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: Frank Middlemass
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Directed By: Alan J. W. Bell
Producer: Paul Ciani

: Forty Minutes

Burglary is Britain's fastest growing industry. Last year one house in 15 was ' done In two years burglaries have increased from 700 to over 900 per day. Of those, only 100 will ever be cleared up. It's a crime that pays. There are no overheads, no tax, and only a one-in-ten chance of being caught. The incidents in this documentary film were recorded in Richmond upon Thames, an affluent suburb of London, over a period of only three days. As a variation to the sickening staple fare of breaking, entering and stealing, an old-age pensioner is robbed by con-men posing as Post Office engineers; a new kitchen and bathroom are hammered to smithereens - and a thief is actually caught. He is young, unemployed and pleads guilty to 136 offences committed in a mere 150 days.
The jail sentence he receives may do more harm than good. Meanwhile, the only sure way to beat the burglar in Richmond is to live in a state of siege or give up possessions altogether.
Photography MICHAEL RADFORD Film sound JOHN GATLAND Film editorLES FILBY Executive producer ROGER MILLS


Producer: Desmond Lapsley

: International Bowls

The Embassy
World Indoor Bowls
DOUCIE DONNELLY introduces highlights.

: Newsnight

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

from ... Riverside Studios, Hammersmith In the studio: Aswad and XTC
Vintage OGWT: Montrose (1974) plus films and interviews
Introduced by Anne Nightingale and David Hepworth


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

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