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: Play School

: Closedown

: Racing from Cheltenham

The first day of the December meeting.
1.5 Coral Golden Hurdle (Qualifying race. Handicap. 3m)
1.40 Presthury Park Steeplechase (Handicap. 3m If)
2.15 State Express Young Steeple-chasers' Qualifier (Novices. 2m)
2.50 Kineton Conditional Jockeys Handicap Steeplechase (2m) Introduced by JULIAN WILSON Commentators
TV presentation by RICHARD TILLING Racing results on Ceefax


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Richard Pitman

: Closedown

: Looking Good, Feeling Fit

The show that helps you make the best of what you've got, with Richard Stilgoe , Gillian Reynolds and Dr Mike Smith
Barbara Woodhouse stays healthy the Woodhouse way. The programme also attends a grooming course for youngsters on the dole, joins a group of air phobies on their first flight and talks to a doctor who heals with hypnotism.
Studio director ROY CHAPMAN Producer KEITH SHEATHER
BBC Bristol i First shown on BBC1)


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Dr Mike Smith
Unknown: Barbara Woodhouse
Director: Roy Chapman

: Zone of Occupation

Germany Under the British A series of five programmes
Written by PATRICK O'DONOVAN Narrated by Leo McKern 4: Make Germany Pay
An unproductive Germany became an intolerable burden on the conquering taxpayers. In the end they had to make Germany pay for itself.
Film editor LARRY TOFT


Written By: Patrick O'Donovan
Unknown: Leo McKern
Producer: Patricia Meehan

: Under Sail

A series of five programmes Narrated by TOM SALMON 4: Sea Cloud
This beautiful square rigger was built in the 1930s as one of the world's most extravagant wedding presents for the heiress Marjorie Hutton. Now the ship is in the charter business. Her passengers enjoy the romance of voyaging under sail while living in luxury.
Producer BRIAN HAWKINS BBC Bristol


Unknown: Marjorie Hutton.
Director: Jack Bellamy
Producer: Brian Hawkins

: Charlie Chan in Paris

starring Warner Oland with Keye Luke
When Yvette Lamartine is surprised in a very dead Dufresne's room with a pistol in her hand, it looks like an open and shut case for everyone except Charlie Chan. ' Perfect case, like perfect doughnut, has hole,' says our omniscient hero as he pursues the true killer through the shadows of Paris and down into the famous sewers.
Screenplay by EDWARD T. LOWE and STUART ANTHONY. Produced by JOHN STONE Directed by LEWIS SEILER
Films: page 13


Unknown: Keye Luke
Unknown: Yvette Lamartine
Unknown: Charlie Chan.
Unknown: Edward T. Lowe
Unknown: Stuart Anthony.
Produced By: John Stone
Directed By: Lewis Seiler
Charlie Chan: Warner Oland
Yvette Lamartine: Mary Brian
Victor Descartes: Thomas Beck
Max Corday: Erik Rhodes
Albert Dufresne: John Miljan
Henri Latouche: Murray Kinnell
Renard: Minor Watson
Concierge: John Qualen
Lee Chan: Keye Luke
M Lamartine: Henry Kolker
Nardi: Dorothy Appleby
Renee Jacquard: Ruth Peterson
Bedell: Perry Ivins

: Oxford Road Show

Peter Powell opens another issue of the electronic magazine live from Studio A, Manchester. Music from UB40 and the début appearance of London band Joboxers. The ORS Review File looks at this week's books, films and TV, and Honor Wilson reports on the issues, stories and rip-offs of the week.
Letters to ORS, po Box 27, Manchester M60 ISJ
(Feedback in ORS PS in Peter Powell 's show next Thursday on Radio 1)


Unknown: Honor Wilson
Producer: Peter Hamilton
Unknown: Peter Powell

: Cricket: Third Test

Australia v England from Adelaide
England's 1979 victory on this attractive Australian ground was largely due to a partnership of 135 between the two Derbyshire players in the side. BOB TAYLOR contributed 97 with GEOFF MILLER adding 64, and it will require this kind of sterling performance if England are to win again.
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the first day's play.
Television presentation by CHANNEL 9 AUSTRALIA


Unknown: Bob Taylor
Unknown: Geoff Miller
Introduces: Richie Benaud

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Did You See...?

Finding it hard to cope with four channels? Do you feel you may have missed the best bits of the week's television. Perhaps you can't even get Channel 4? Catch up with Ludovic Kennedy in the weekly television review, with discussion of ' Hang on, I'll Just Speak to the World ' (BBC1),
Kingswood: A Comprehensive School (BBC2) and the new cinema programme Visions (Channel 4) with literary critic Maria Couto , headmistress Margaret Maden and film critic Derek Malcolm
Assistant producer PETER ESTALL Director CLARE PATERSON Producer JOHN ARCHER


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Maria Couto
Unknown: Margaret Maden
Unknown: Derek Malcolm
Producer: Peter Estall
Director: Clare Paterson
Producer: John Archer

: Year of the French

A calendar of French life in 12 film portraits
It's hard to make a name in the capital of fashion, but in ten years CHANTAL THOMASS - young, self-taught-has become one of France's leading designers.
Now she has to prepare her new autumn collection of limited edition, ready-to-wear clothes for the most important show of her year. Only 45 minutes to display the work of the past six months - and in competition with the greats of Paris fashion. The last few days are a time of tension, humour, emotion, panic. Then the great day - chaos and tears backstage, poise and elegance on the catwalk where 25 models look down at the press and fashion. buyers of the world. Narrator MICHAEL DEAN
Film cameraman IAN STONE
Sound recordist SIMON WILSON Film editor ALAN LYGO
Series editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF Producer JOHN BIRD


Unknown: Simon Wilson

: The Vocal Touch

featuring this week Stephanie Lawrence
This third programme of the series gets The Vocal Touch from a very dynamic singer and dancer, STEPHANIE LAWRENCE. Stephanie is a talented newcomer to television and is better known as the current stage lead in Evita.
This programme is a showcase for her versatility as vocalist, actress and entertainer.
Stephanie's guest is Leo Sayer
Sound supervisors


Unknown: Stephanie Lawrence
Unknown: Stephanie Lawrence.
Unknown: Leo Sayer
Unknown: Hugh Barker
Unknown: Mike Johnstone
Unknown: Mason Designer Andy Dimond
Unknown: Rick Gardner

: Dad's Army

starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn featuring
Sons of the Sea-in which our heroes acquire a platoon boat.
Signature tune by JIMMY PERRY and DEREK TAVERNER , played by THE BAND OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS conducted by their Director of Music
Produced by DAVID CROFT


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: John Le Mesurier
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: Derek Taverner
Unknown: Trevor L. Sharpe.
Produced By: David Croft
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Walker: James Beck
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
Mr Maxwell: Michael Bilton
First soldier: John Leeson
Second soldier: Jonathan Holt
Man on station: Ralph Ball

: Marks

A season of ALAN bennett plays starring Marjorie Yates
Dandy Nichols and Ian Targett
Les is an old-fashioned boy but very handy about the house:
Hoovering, ironing ... he has all that at his fingertips. His mother wants him to make his mark in the world, and he does make his mark but not where she had hoped.
Music composed and arranged by GEOFFREY BURGON
Studio lighting sam BARCLAY Script editor BRENDA REID Designer Oliver BAYLDON Director PIERS haggard Producer INNES LLOYD


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Marjorie Yates
Unknown: Dandy Nichols
Unknown: Ian Targett
Arranged By: Geoffrey Burgon
Editor: Brenda Reid
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Director: Piers Haggard
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Marjory: Marjorie Yates
Les: Ian Targett
Lily: Dandy Nichols
Dad: Charles Lamb
Nora: Diana Rayworth
David: Tony Millan
Des: Spencer Banks
Lesley: Tracylynn Stephens
Christine: Sonia Meller
Margaret: Colette Barker

: Newsnight

: Crime International: Closed Circuit

Flavio Bucci , Aurore Clement
An intriguing murder mystery opens a short season of crime films with a difference.
A man is shot while watching a film and the whole audience is locked into the cinema by police investigating the crime. A reconstruction is arranged - and another man is killed. A state of siege develops in the cinema, the police are under pressure to arrest someone and another reconstruction is staged ...
Screenplay by NICOLA badalucco
Director giuliano MONTALDO. Films: p 13 An Italian film with English subtitles


Unknown: Flavio Bucci
Unknown: Aurore Clement
Play By: Nicola Badalucco
Unknown: Mario Gallo
Unknown: Giuliano Montaldo
Director: Giuliano Montaldo.
Sociologist: Flavio Bucci
Young woman: Aurore Clement
Investigator: Ettore Manni
Commissioner: Brizzio Montinaro

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