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: Play School

Story: Lucille
Written and illustrated by ARNOLD LOBEL Presenters
Sheelagh Gilbey , Ben Thomas


Illustrated By: Arnold Lobel
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Ben Thomas

: Closedown

: Easter Matinee: Ziegfeld Girl

starring James Stewart
Judy Garland , Hedy Lamarr Lana Turner , Tony Martin
At the beginning of the century, the ambition of every American chorus girl was to appear in the lavish follies staged by America's greatest showman. MGM have produced an equally lavish film of three pretty girls on the threshold of Ziegfeld success and, in true Hollywood style, cast three of their most glittering stars as the chorus girls.
Screenplay by marguerite Roberts and SONYA LEVIEN
Produced by PANDRO s BERMAN Directed by ROBERT z. LEONARD
Films: page 16


Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Hedy Lamarr
Unknown: Lana Turner
Unknown: Tony Martin
Unknown: Marguerite Roberts
Unknown: Sonya Levien
Produced By: Pandro S Berman
Directed By: Robert Z. Leonard
Gilbert Young: James Stewart
Susan Gallagher: Judy Garland
Sandra Kolter: Hedy Lamarr
Sheila Regan: Lana Turner
Frank Merton: Tony Martin
Jerry Regan: Jackie Cooper
Geoffrey Collis: Ian Hunter
'Pop' Gallagher: Charles Winninger

: Caught in Time

Introduced by James Cameron
A series of films featuring the rediscovered work of amateur cameramen and ' home movie' makers of the 20s and 30s.
At the end of 1939 most amateur cameramen put their cameras away for the next six years. Today's programme, the last in the present series, looks at Germany and Britain on the eve of World War II.
Series producer DAVID COLLISON


Introduced By: James Cameron
Producer: David Collison
Presented By: Kathleen Derby

: Tommy Trinder

in The Old Boy Network
Supremely confident. The slick patter: 'My name's Trinder. Gimme some music, I'm gonna dance for you. You lucky people.' With film clips and photographs he tells of his follies and fortunes in nearly 60 years in show business. Recorded at the Windmill Theatre, Great Yarmouth
Programme associate JIMMY PERRY Producer DONALD SAYER


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Producer: Donald Sayer

: Hawk of the Wilderness

The classic cliffhanger serial in 12 parts starring
5: Pendulum of Doom
The expedition builds fortifications against the savage forces surrounding them as the vicious Solerno and his gang discover Hawk's hideaway and lay a hideous trap...


Kioga, the Hawk: Herman Brix
Kias: Mala
Yellow Weasel: Monte Blue
Beth: Jill Martin
Mokuyi: Noble Johnson
Solerno: William Royle
Dr Munro: Tom Chatterton
Allen Kendall: George Eldredge
George: Snowflake
Bill Bill: Patrick J Kelly
: Tawnee Tuffy
Dirk: Dick Wessel

: Maggie

A series in 18 parts adapted from her books by JOAN LINGARD
15: Maggie is caught between James and Mike.
Studio sound RON ALLAN
Producer KENNY MCBAIN , BBC Scotland


Unknown: Joan Lingard
Unknown: Ron Allan
Producer: Kenny McBain
Maggie: Kirsty Miller
James: Ian Michie
Mike Bruce: Joe Mullaney
Mrs McKinley: Mary Riggans
Mr McKinley: Michael Sheard
Uncle Tarn: Ron Paterson
Aunt Jessie: Ann Scott-Jones
Neil Grant: Robin Cameron
ISObel: Dee Hepburn
Jean: Anne Berry
Pete Lawrie: John Langford
Mr Scott: Benny Young

: The Chipperfield Safari

When the circus showman Jimmy Chipperfield and Lord Bath released 50 wild lions into Longleat Park in 1965 the press branded them as ' madmen '.
But the success of the Safari Park idea was born of generations of Circus life. Jimmy was once a clown, juggler, wirewalker and circus manager. Today his daughter Mary is renowned as a tiger trainer-and his son John helped set up 27 safari parks and zoos across the world.
They filmed their own exciting record of circus life - and catching elephants and giraffes in the African bush.
Reporter Sarah Kennedy


Unknown: Jimmy Chipperfield
Reporter: Sarah Kennedy
Producer: John Frost

: One Hundred Great Paintings

This week's theme: Story-telling
Masacclo (1401-1428) The Tribute Money at Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence
MASACCIO died young, only 26 or 27 years old, yet he is recognised as one of the masters of Renaissance art.
This fresco sets out a complete story. The theme, the superiority of the spirit, clearly excited Masaccio's sympathy and it inspired this, his masterpiece. Written and narrated by ALISTAIR SMITH
(Tomorrow: Carpaccio - ' Miracle of the True Cross '. See also A Mirror in Time tonight at 7.15 pm)


Unknown: Alistair Smith
Producers: Bill Morton
Unknown: Kenneth Corden
Unknown: Edwin Mullins
Director: Christopher Martin

: News Summary

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


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: A Mirror in Time

A film about the artists
HUBERT AND JAN VAN EYCK written and narrated by David Thompson
Working in the early 15th century, the Van Eycks were two of the foremost innovators of western art, giving us a whole new grasp of the visible world. Their masterpiece, the altarpiece of The Adoration of the Lamb in the Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent, with its many paintings covering the liturgy of the Christian year, is one of the great national treasures of Belgium. Begun by Hubert, it was finished after his death by his brother. Jan. It was dedicated 550 years ago, on 6 May 1432, and special permission was granted by the Cathedral authorities to include it in this programme.
This film relates the Van Eycks' paintings to the locations where they lived and worked: the valley of the Meuse and Maastricht in the Netherlands, the cities of Bruges and Ghent in Belgium, and at the Court of Burgundy.
Excerpts from the Maastricht Easter Monday Passion Play performed by students of THE CONSERVATOIRE OF MUSIC
Adviser DR ELISABETH DHANENS Sound recordist iAN SANSAM Rostrum cameraman IVOR RICHARDSON
Photography HENRY FARRAR Film editor ROY FRY


Unknown: Jan van Eyck
Unknown: David Thompson
Unknown: Van Eycks
Unknown: Dr Elisabeth Dhanens
Unknown: Ivor Richardson

: An Evening with Andrew Lloyd Webber

Music and conversation presented by the internationally successful young composer who today has no less than three hit musicals - "Evita", "Cats" and "Song and Dance" - running in London's West End. His special guests Placido Domingo, John Lill, Suzi Quatro and Finola Hughes
Also featuring Paul Henry, Barbara Thompson and Nigel Warren-Greene


Presenter: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Special Guest: Placido Domingo
Special Guest: John Lill
Special Guest: Suzi Quatro
Special Guest: Finola Hughes
Actor: Paul Henry
Musician: Barbara Thompson
Guest: Nigel Warren-Greene
Musicians: National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Choreographer: Anthony Van Laast
Costume Designer: Lynda Woodfield
Sound: Adrian Bishop-Laggett
Lighting: Ken MacGregor
Designer: Tony Burrough
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: The Mike Harding Show

Funny-man Hard'ing and several guitars take centre stage at Buxton Opera House for 30 unpredictable minutes of zany comedy.
Lighting JOHN CROWTHER Producer BARRY BEVINS BBC Manchester


Designer: Paul Montague
Unknown: John Crowther
Producer: Barry Bevins

: The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover

concludes the season of feature films portraying the darker side of American power politics. starring
Broderick Crawford , Jose Ferrer
J. Edgar Hoover was America's ' top cop'. When only 29 he became acting Director of the FBI, and held the enormously powerful role as the head of America's internal security under eight Presidents. This extraordinary and gripping movie depicts Hoover's 40-year rule, from his early days as a ' crime buster' to his later involvement with politics and his position as the most feared man in America.
Written, produced and directed by LARRY cohen. Films: page t6


Unknown: Broderick Crawford
Unknown: Jose Ferrer
Unknown: J. Edgar Hoover
Directed By: Larry Cohen.
J Edgar Hoover: Broderick Crawford
Young Hoover: James Wainwright
Lionel McCoy: José Ferrer
Robert F Kennedy: Michael Parks
Carrie DeWitt: Ronee Blakley
Dwight Webb: Rip Torn
Florence Hollister: Celeste Holm
Melvin Pervis: Michael Sacks
Clyde Tolson: Dan Dailey
Martin Luther King Jr: Raymond St Jacques
Lyndon B Johnson: Andrew Duggan
Dave Hindley: John Marley
Franklin D Roosevelt: Howard Da Silva
Hoover's mother: June Havoc

: News on 2

with Moira Stuart ; Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart

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