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: Play School

Six White Boomers by guest storyteller Rolf Harris
Presenters Carol Chell , Ben Bazell


Unknown: Rolf Harris
Presenters: Carol Chell
Presenters: Ben Bazell

: Closedown

: Open University

12.0 Parents and Teenagers, a New Look: Three's Company
12.25 Technology: Facts are Not Enough

: The Best of Collecting Now

The fourth of five programmes in which Harriet Crawley looks again at some of the collections featured in the first series of Collecting Now.
This week: the posters of McKnight Kauffer and Abram Games ; rack musician Steve Howe 's collection of guitars; the development of the steam engine in miniature from the Brighten Engineerium; and a visit to the Conservation Department of the British Museum. Reporters
Gwyn Richards Penny Junor
Studio director aims HUNT Producer CHRISTOPHER LEWIS BBC Bristol (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: McKnight Kauffer
Unknown: Abram Games
Musician: Steve Howe
Reporters: Gwyn Richards
Reporters: Penny Junor
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: The Levin Interviews

Bernard Levin talks to Alan Paton When ALAN PATON published his first novel, Cry the Beloved Country, he was 45 and immersed in the struggle against racial injustice in South Africa. He has been an active politician and a penal reformer, testing his liberal ideals and Christian faith against the harsh realities of apartheid. Now he has published his autobiography Towards the Mountain.


Talks: Bernard Levin
Unknown: Alan Paton
Unknown: When Alan Paton
Director: Christopher Lewis
Producer: John Shearer

: Arthur Negus Enjoys

A 19th-Century Breakfast
The fourth of six programmes.
Arthur and TV chef Michael Smith meet in the State Dining Room at Goodwood, where Michael has prepared the Great English Breakfast of around 1860. As well as the food, the furniture, silver and glass naturally catch Arthur's eye.
Producer ROBIN DRAKE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Smith
Director: Brian Hawkins
Producer: Robin Drake.

: What on Earth...?

The natural-history quiz en sights, sounds and objects from wildlife round the world. Michael Jordan invites you to test yaur knowledge against experts Michael Boorer , Jeffery Boswall and Jenny Owen
Producer JOHN DOBSON. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Jordan
Unknown: Michael Boorer
Unknown: Jeffery Boswall
Unknown: Jenny Owen
Producer: John Dobson.

: Eureka: 6: Safety First: The Parachute

Written by Jeremy Beadle and Clive Doig
A series of eight programmes about the inventions of everyday objects
Presented by Jeremy Beadle with Madeline Smith, Bernard Holley, Mike Savage and Pascal King
Jeremy finds out how safe a parachute is for the first time.


Writer: Jeremy Beadle
Writer: Clive Doig
Visual Effects: Michael Kelt
Film Director: Richard Simpkin
Director/Producer: Clive Doig
Presenter: Jeremy Beadle
Jeanne Genevieve Garnerin: Madeline Smith
Elisa Garnerin: Pascal King
Jacques Garnerin (The Safety Match); Daniel Krafft/Jahn Walker/Johan Lundstrun/William Bryant: Bernard Holley
Percy Shaw (The Cat's-eye); Sebastien Lenormand; Godfrey Hawkewitz; Samuel Jones; Carl Lundstrun/Francis May: Mike Savage

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Witness for the Prosecution

[Starring] Charles Laughton
Also starring Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Elsa Lanchester

Brisk, ill-tempered, brilliant barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts returns to his chambers after an illness, where, much to the anguish of his private nurse, he is persuaded to take on the case of one Leonard Vole accused of murdering a wealthy widow. Circumstantial evidence against him is strong, his only defence being an alibi hinging on his wife's testimony. The trial, however, takes a dramatic turn when Vale's wife appears not as a defence witness but as a witness for the prosecution.

This film provided Laughton with one of his best later roles. Both he and his wife, Elsa Lanchester, received Oscar nominations for their superb performances.
(Black and white)


Screenplay/Director: Billy Wilder
Screenplay: Harry Kurnitz
From the play by: Agatha Christie
Producer: Arthur Hornblow Jr.
Leonard Vole: Tyrone Power
Christine Vole: Marlene Dietrich
Sir Wilfrid: Charles Laughton
Miss Plimsoll: Elsa Lanchester
Brogan-Moore: John Williams
Mayhew: Henry Daniell
Carter: Ian Wolfe
Janet Mackenzie: Una O'Connor
Mr Meyers: Torin Thatcher
Judge: Francis Compton

: Russell Harty

with his weekly Northern offering of the likeable and the unlikely, the known and the unknown - live and lively.
Producer KEN STEPHINSON. BBC Manchester (Russell is back in London next Tuesday)


Director: John Rooney
Producer: Ken Stephinson.

: Yes Minister

The Bed of Nails written by ANTONY JAY and JONATHAN LYNN , starring
Paul Eddington , Nigel Hawthorne with Derek Fowlds
Studio lighting JOHN DIXON
Produced and directed by PETER WHITMORE


Written By: Antony Jay
Written By: Jonathan Lynn
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Derek Fowlds
Unknown: John Dixon
Unknown: Malcolm Johnson
Designer: Gary Pritchard
Directed By: Peter Whitmore
Jim Hacker, MP: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley: Derek Fowlds
Sir Arnold Robinson: John Nettleton
Sir Mark Spencer: Nigel Stock
Peter Martell: David Firth
Richard: Robert East
Graham: David Rose

: Forty Minutes

of documentary. A series of films portraying issues, institutions and individuals.
The Lads' Night Out
Behind every successful race horse there is an owner, a trainer and a stable lad. The first two can measure their success in tens of thousands of pounds. But the stable lad is not so fortunate. His wage is low, he works long unsocial hours, and his job is dangerous. But he does have his own special charity, the Stable Lad
Welfare Trust. Just before Christmas each year the racing industry turns out for a colourful fund-raising dinner. Raffle tickets sell at £100 each, racing memorabilia are auctioned for staggering sums, and the lads themselves contribute to the evening's merrymaking by boxing one another for their employers' entertainment. By midnight many thousands of pounds have been raised
Film cameramen
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer DAVID JONES


Unknown: John Gray
Producer: David Jones

: The 18th Cambridge Folk Festival

Introduced by Nick Barraclough featuring
The Martin Carthy Band, proving to be one of the most interesting groups on the British folk scene.
David Lindley , a solo performance. He lists his musical influences as classical Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and r 'n' b music, and as a teenager, folk, country and bluegrass.
Chas & Dave, from North London -an area which has its own distinctive folk traditions and music which Chas & Dave have taken as a basis for their songs - an interesting mixture of cockney and rock - or rockney as they call it.
Recorded at the Cherry Hinton Hall Festival organiser KEN WOOLLARD Lighting TOMMY THOMAS Sound BARRIE HAWES


Introduced By: Nick Barraclough
Unknown: David Lindley
Unknown: Tommy Thomas
Unknown: Sound Barrie Hawes
Producer: Donald Sayer

: Newsnight



Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

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