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: Play School

Story: The Stonecutter (trad) Presenters
Elizabeth Millbank , Fred Harris
Designer KATHY ATTY Devised by SUE PETO Director ROY MILANI
Executtve producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Elizabeth Millbank
Pianist: Fred Harris
Pianist: Alan Gout
Director: Roy Milani
Producer: Martin Fisher
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Racing from Newbury

BBC outside broadcast cameras cover four races on the second day of this popular mixed meeting.
2.30 The Lambert & Butler Premier 'Chase (Qualifier. 21m)
3.0 The Rochford Thompson Newbury Stakes (7f 60y)
This locally sponsored event, formerly The Radley Stakes, consistently provides a pointer to the following year's Oaks.
3.30 The Seven Barrows Handicap Hurdle (2m and about lOOy)
4.0 The Dick Dawson Stakes (Nursery Handicap. 1m)
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Television presentation BILL TAYLOR


Unknown: Rochford Thompson
Unknown: Dick Dawson
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Bill Taylor

: Closedown

: A Case for PC49

concludes the season of films celebrating the 60th anniversary of BBC Radio starring
Brian Reece , Joy Shelton Christine Norden
PC49 has only one ambition - to become a plain-clothes policeman. He gets the chance when assigned to protect the glamorous model Delia Dainton. But soon the constable is involved in murder and it takes his girlfriend to solve the crime.
. Films: page 18


Unknown: Brian Reece
Unknown: Joy Shelton
Unknown: Christine Norden
Unknown: Delia Dainton.
Unknown: Alan Stranks
Unknown: Vernon Harris
Producer: Anthony Hinds
Director: Francis Searle
Archibald Berkeley-Willoughby: Brian Reece
Joan Carr: Joy Shelton
Delia Dainton: Christine Norden
Victor Palantine: Leslie Bradley
Inspector Wilson: Gordon McLeod
Sergeant Wright: Campbell Singer
Cutler: Jack Stewart

: Cartoon Two

Aucassin and Nicolette
Originally a 13th-century ballad, this tender tale of love, lost and won, comes alive with fairy-tale enchantment in the hands of celebrated German animator LOTTE REINIGER
Produced by NFBC


Unknown: Lotte Reiniger

: Pages of War

Conflict' recedes from the front pages into the history books, the reader is now being inundated with accounts of that war from the many who were there, and more who were not.
There is also a spate of books describing other, less recent, wars even future ones. But can any of them hope to tell the truth' about war, whether seen from the ground, or from a general's-eye-view above a plan of battle?
Richard Lindley talks to three writers about three wars:
Leslie Thomas , author of The
Virgin Soldiers whose new novel
The Magic Army has just appeared in paperback; Max Hastings , currently working on his first-hand account of the Falklands Cam-
Si General Sir John Hackett whose new 'untold story of The
Third World War, appeared this year.
Studio director JILL MARSHALL
Executive producer TOM GUTTERIDGE producer DAVID CHESHIRE
(The Battle Bag: tonight at 11.45)


Talks: Richard Lindley
Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Unknown: Max Hastings
Unknown: Sir John Hackett
Director: Jill Marshall
Producer: Tom Gutteridge

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale
In this, the last of the current series, Geoff Hamilton , Clay Jones and Mary Spiller give the lawn an autumn treatment, clean up the greenhouse, and get down to some digging. Preparations and plans for a new small garden for next year are underway.
Executive producer JOHN KENYON Producer DENIS w. GARTSIDE BBC PebbleMillCee
Gardening hints on Ceefax page 269
Book,Gardeners' World Cottage Garden, £4.75


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Mary Spiller
Producer: John Kenyon
Producer: Denis W. Gartside

: Did You See...?

The weekly television review presented by Ludovic Kennedy , who discusses The Woodhouse Road
S (BBC1), Bookshow (BBC2) and Laurence Olivier - A Life
(LWT) with novelist and Irish
Times journalist Maeve Binchy , writer and independent publisher j L Carr and biographer and Punch columnist Hunter Davies.
With the launch of the European Parliament's television unit, Simon Hoggart examines the pros and cons of an 'electronic Hansard' with MPs Joe Ashton , John Stokes , jack Ashley and David Alton and MEP Alistair Hutton.
Assistant producers


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Maeve Binchy
Unknown: Hunter Davies.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Joe Ashton
Unknown: John Stokes
Unknown: Jack Ashley
Unknown: David Alton
Unknown: Alistair Hutton.
Unknown: Carol Owens.
Unknown: Stephen Garrett
Director: Clare Paterson
Producer: John Archer

: L for Lester

Written by DUDLEY LONG
A comedy series starring and featuring in order of appearance
The feud between the Lester Small School of Motoring and the Chief Inspector of Police becomes a local vendetta. Lester becomes Public Enemy No 1 and the Inspector unwittingly becomes a philanthropist.
Studio lighting GEOFF SHAW Studio sound ALAN STOKES Designer BOB COVE


Written By: Dudley Long
Unknown: Alan Stokes
Designer: Bob Cove
Directed By: John B. Hobbs
Lester Small: Brian Murphy
Mrs Davies: Hilda Braid
Mr Davies: Richard Vernon
Sally Small: Amanda Barrie
Bert the milkman: Colin Spaull
Chief Inspector Rodgers: James Cossins
Mr Daly: Patrick Holt
Alf: John Forgeham
Jenny: Linda Robson
PC Bright: Dudley Long
PC Cartwright: Pip Short
Nurse: Elaine Ford
Boy SCOUt: Jamie Farrar

: Dad's Army

starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
(above, with James Beck) featuring in Battle School
In which our heroes practise the art of war with live ammunition. The Home Guard used to attend courses where they were instructed in guerilla warfare by former members of the Spanish International Brigade. The Walmingtonon-Sea squad makes a very good showing.
The voice of BUD FLANAGAN
Signature tune by JIMMY PERRY and DEREK TAVERNER played by THE BAND OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS conducted by their Director of Music CAPT TREVOR L. SHARPE , MBE, LRAM, ARCM, PSM


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
Signature Tune: Jimmy Perry
Signature Tune: Derek Taverner
Conductor: Captain Trevor L. Sharpe
Vocal: Bud Flanagan
Designer: Paul Joel
Producer: David Croft
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Walker: James Beck
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
Captain Rodrigues: Alan Tilvern
Major Smith: Alan Haines
Pte Sponge: Colin Bean

: The History Man

A four-part screenplay by CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON , from the novel by MALCOLM BRADBURY starringHoward 3: October 3rd 1972 (pm)
The departmental meeting. A setting of legendary divisiveness for the fruition of Howard's master plan. But with Prof Marvin a reluctant combatant and Howards extra-mural activities under novel surveillance, the inevitability of the plot is no longer totally in the author's hands.
Tonight's faculty meeting must rank as one of the funniest things ever committed to videotape (DAILY TELEGRAPH) Music GEORGE FENTON


Unknown: Christopher Hampton
Novel By: Malcolm Bradbury
Unknown: Prof Marvin
Anton/sher: Howard Kirk
Flora Beniform: Isla Blair
Henry Beamish: Paul Brooke
Annie Callendar: Laura Davenport
George Carmody: Peter Hugo Daly
Barbara Kirk: Geraldine James
Felicity Phee: Veronica Quilligan
Myra Beamish and: Maggie Steed
Prof Marvin: Michael Hordern
Melissa Tordoroff: Miriam Margolyes
John Mclntosh: Graham Padden
Moira Millikin: Elizabeth Proud
Dr Petworth: Henry Moxon
Dr Zachery: Milo Sperber
Michael Bennard: Lloyd Peters
Beck Pott: Julia Swift
Hashmi Sadeok: Arthur Lugo
Miss HO: Zienia Merton
Chloe: Jane Galloway
Professor Mangel: Steve Plytas

: Newsnight

PETER SNOW in Belfast with a full analysis of the results of the Northern Ireland Assembly Election. JOHN TUSA and LINDA ALEXANDER in London to assess the news at home and abroad.
The programme's correspondents report from Britain and around the world on the issues and topics which are making the headlines.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Linda Alexander

: The Rattle Bag

Poetry as Magic
Theatre director Patrick Garland talks to a variety of poets about their work.
What were the chief considerations which led Seamus Heaney to select poems for a vast new anthology, The Rattle Bag, which he has compiled with Ted Hughes ? What interested him most in poetry when he was young? Does poetry seem to him to be threatened as an art form by the conditions of modern life?
Brian Patten and Roger McGough first achieved fame in the Beatles' heyday of the 1960s. How has their poetry developed since then? Sue Lenier's first collection of poems, Swansongs, was published when she was 23. Teachers and reviewers have testified to her extraordinarily fertile imagination and mastery of poetic techniques. How did she achieve this mastery?
Director chris RILEY
Executive producer TOM GUTTERIDGE Producer DAVID HEYCOCK


Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Brian Patten
Unknown: Roger McGough
Director: Chris Riley
Producer: Tom Gutteridge
Producer: David Heycock

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

in the company of David Hepworth and Mark Ellen takes a look at the rock scene with studio guests Japan, Allez Allez
Plus news, views, clues, reviews.


Unknown: David Hepworth
Unknown: Mark Ellen
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

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