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: Play School

Story: Lucy's Parcel written by LESLIE PITT Presenters
Sarah Long , Patrick Abernethy


Written By: Leslie Pitt
Unknown: Sarah Long
Unknown: Patrick Abernethy

: Closedown

: Open University

Parents and Teenagers, a New Look: Getting Close.

: The Best of Collecting Now

The last of five programmes in which Harriet Crawley looks again at some collections featured in the first series of Collecting Now. This week: the sale of one man's collection of mechanical music; those glorious glamour photographs of the Hollywood stars; Christopher Hogwood 's early keyboard instruments; and a visit to the Prescott Hill Climb with the Vintage Sports Car Club. Reporters Gwyn Richards , Penny Junor
Studio director CHRIS HUNT
Producer CHRISTOPHER LEWIS BBC Bristol (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Prescott Hill Climb
Reporters: Gwyn Richards
Reporters: Penny Junor
Director: Chris Hunt
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: The Levin Interviews

Bernard Levin talks to V. S. Pritchett. X' No one has been able to pin him down because he has done so many things well. It is very unusual to be a brilliant critic and to write fiction brilliantly.'
Although over 80, Pritchett still works from 9.0 to 5.0 every day of the week, lest he should forget how to write, preferring the ' darting glance' of the short story to the novel which he feels has to tell the reader everything. Pritchett has also written two brilliant autobiographies, A Cab at the Door and Midnight Oil.


Talks: Bernard Levin
Unknown: Fiona McKenzie

: Arthur Negus Enjoys

Luton Hoo
Hermione Waterfield is Arthur Negus 's guest in the fifth of six programmes in which he visits houses he especially enjoys with a companion who shares his affection for the fine houses of this country and their treasures.
Luton Hoo is the home of the Wernher Collection which has among its many treasures the finest collection of Faberge outside our own Royal Collection. Add to this fine furniture by Chippendale and Oeben and a treat is assured.


Unknown: Hermione Waterfield
Unknown: Arthur Negus
Director: Brian Hawkins
Producer: Robin Drake

: What on Earth...?

The natural-history quiz programme based on sights, sounds and objects from world wildlife in which Michael Jordan invites you to test your own knowledge against that of the experts:
Malcolm Coe , Michael Stoddart Sheila Anderson
Producer JOHN DOBSON. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Jordan
Unknown: Malcolm Coe
Unknown: Michael Stoddart
Unknown: Sheila Anderson
Producer: John Dobson.

: Eureka

A series of eight programmes about the inventions of everyday objects Presented by Jeremy Beadle With MADELINE SMITH
Archimedes' first cry of ' Eureka ' (' I have found it') happened in the bath. But what had he found - the soap? The plughole? His first principle? Other Eurekas this week include the invention of the ice-cream cone, the umbrella and the aspirin.
Director and producer CLIVE DOIG


Written By: Jeremy Beadle
Written By: Clive Doig
Presented By: Jeremy Beadle
Presented By: With Madeline Smith
Presented By: Bernard Holley
Unknown: Mike Savage
Unknown: Pascal King
Unknown: Wilf Lunn
Unknown: Alan Horne
Designer: Stephen Paczai
Producer: Clive Doig

: Cartoon Two

Street Musique
Directed by RYAN LARKIN for the National Film Board of Canada


Directed By: Ryan Larkin

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Charles Laughton in Vessel of Wrath

also starring Elsa Lanchester with Tyrone Guthrie
Laughton demonstrates his enormous talent for comedy as Ginger Ted , a shiftless beachcomber living in the Dutch East Indies, whose taste for alcohol and weakness for native women bring him into conflict with the authorities. When Ted is banished to a remote island, his peace is shattered by the arrival of Miss Jones, a zealous missionary and self-appointed vessel of wrath who is determined to reform him.
Screenplay by BARTLETT CORMACK adapted from a story by SOMERSET MAUGHAM Produced by CHARLES LAUGHTON and ERICH POMMER Directed by ERICH POMMER
. Films: page 18


Unknown: Elsa Lanchester
Unknown: Tyrone Guthrie
Unknown: Ginger Ted
Unknown: Bartlett CormacK
Story By: Somerset Maugham
Produced By: Charles Laughton
Produced By: Erich Pommer
Directed By: Erich Pommer
Martha Jones: Elsa Lanchester
Owen Jones, MD: Tyrone Guthrie
Controleur: Robert Newton
Lia: Dolly Mollinger
Kati: Rosita Garcia
Sgt Henrik: J Solomon
Dutch sea captain: Fred Groves

: Russell Harty

The children of St Mary's Primary School, Sheffield, are busy rehearsing for their Nativity play. Russell Harty meets the young actors and actresses and joins them for their first performance.
Producer KEN STEPIIINSON BBC Manchester
(Russell is back in London next Tuesday)


Unknown: Russell Harty
Director: John Rooney
Producer: Ken Stepiiinson

: Yes Minister

The Whisky Priest written by ANTONY JAY and JONATHAN LYNN , starring
Paul Eddington , Nigel Hawthorne with Derek Fowlds
Costume designer JUDY ALLEN Make-up artist TONI CHAPMAN
Designer ANDREE WELSTEAD HORNRY Produced and directed by PETER WHITMORE


Written By: Antony Jay
Written By: Jonathan Lynn
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Derek Fowlds
Designer: Judy Allen
Artist: Toni Chapman
Hornry: Andree Welstead
Directed By: Peter Whitmore
Jim Hacker, MP: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley: Derek Fowlds
Major Saunders: John Fortune
Annie Hacker: Diana Hoddinott
ViC GOUld: Edward Jewesbury

: Forty Minutes

... of documentary How Do I Look?
Sandra, Jane and Gaynor have a problem. Fat. Not the sort of fat that a diet charms away, but intractable wedges and folds of flabbiness that are made of sterner stuff. So perhaps Jane's desire for cream buns can only be made to wilt by the hypnotist's siren voice. If Sandra's hips and bottom refuse to conform, perhaps the answer will have to be the surgeon. And Gaynor-happy and homely at 20 stones - at last yields to society's pressure for the hour-glass figure and consents to the final solution, having her jaws wired together.
Film cameraman PAT o'shea Film editor JANE VAL BAKER Executive producer ROGER MILLS
Wuddis On ... page 85


Editor: Jane Val Baker
Director: Nick Gilbey

: The 18th Cambridge Folk Festival

Introduced by Nick Barraclough featuring
Figgy Duff , from Newfoundland, playing their unique renditions of their own indigenous songs.
Johnny Silvo , a man with a distinct sense of humour and a voice to fit aU songs, singing blues, country, soul or traditional songs. Taj Mahal, a blues and soul singer with a Caribbean and West African flavour.
Pentangle, folk supergroup of the early 70s. They disbanded some six years ago but come together from time to time to combine their fine musical talents.
Recorded at the Cherry Hinton Hall Festival organiser KEN WOOLLARD Lighting TOMMY THOMAS Sound BARRIE HAWLS
( Final programme next Tuesday)


Introduced By: Nick Barraclough
Unknown: Figgy Duff
Unknown: Johnny Silvo
Unknown: Ken Woollard
Unknown: Lighting Tommy Thomas
Unknown: Sound Barrie Hawls
Producer: Donald Sayer

: Quad

continues the Samuel Beckett Season with a premiere
A play without words. Quad has a musical structure. It is a kind of canon or catch-a mysterious square-dance. Four hooded figures move along the sides of the square. Each has his own particular itinerary. A pattern emerges and collisions are just avoided. From these permutations, Beckett, as writer and director creates an image of life that is both highly charged and strangely funny. Introduced by Martin Esslin
Assistant director bruno voces
(Krapp's Last Tape, tomorrow 11.30 pm)


Unknown: Samuel Beckett Season
Introduced By: Martin Esslin
Director: Samuel Beckett

: * Newsnight

JOHN TUSA , PETER SNOW and DONALD MACCORMICK With JOAN BAKEWELL and LINDA ALEXANDER present television's fullest and most authoritative daily news magazine.
With CHARLES WHEELER on foreign affairs, PETER HOBDAY on business, TONY LEWIS on sport, and reporters in Britain and around the world.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Linda Alexander
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Tony Lewis

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