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: A Circus for a School

'For each year of magic in the circus there has been a year of hard training.'
The Russian master clown
Oleg Popov helps to tell the story of the Moscow State Circus School.
GALYA, an attractive acrobatic dancer, and IGOR, a trainee clown, were among the 80 students who graduated in 1974 to join the Soviet Circus as professionals. Galya and Igor are followed during the final months of their training as they prepare for perhaps the most exacting and demanding career in show business.
Executive producer MIKE WOOLLER Producer GEOFFREY BAINES


Unknown: Oleg Popov
Producer: Mike Wooller
Producer: Geoffrey Baines

: Spotlight

Alfred Marks
Since his first endeavours as an entertainer at the age of 7 on his tenement staircase in Petticoat Lane, Alfred Marks has embraced the whole spectrum of show business - variety, panto, musicals, sea-side shows, radio, films and television - with enormous success. A little tongue-in-cheek, with anecdotes and an occasional song, he recalls some of the more interesting incidents in his long and successful career. Accompanist


Unknown: Alfred Marks
Accompanist: Jack Honeybourne
Producer: Don Sayer

: Open to Question

Aid is now pouring into Ethiopia. But is it enough? And why did help not arrive earlier? Open to Question examines the issues behind Africa's worst famine in over a decade and asks who, if anyone, is to blame?
Three studio guests face the questions of 80 teenagers: Ato Wahib Muluneh, spokesman for Ethiopia's Marxist government; Dr John Seaman of the Save the Children Fund; and George Galloway, General Secretary of War on Want. Presented by Hilary O'Neill and Michael MacFarlane.


Guest: Ato Wahib Muluneh
Guest: Dr John Seaman
Guest: George Galloway
Presenter: Hilary O'Neill
Presenter: Michael MacFarlane
Research: Allan Little
Producer: David Ross
Executive Producer: David Martin

: Hollywood Ladies: Marilyn Monroe in Bus Stop

also starring Don Murray
Marilyn, fresh from her training at the Actors Studio in New York, successfully combines a brash exterior with a tender heart in this hilarious comedy about a hard-boiled
'chantoose' who is roped, tied and eventually won by a naive Montana cowboy, played by Broadway actor Don Murray in his first major screen role.
Screenplay by GEORGE AXELROD
Based on the play by WILLIAM INGE Produced by BUDDY ADLER Directed by JOSHUA LOGAN
.FILMS: page 31


Unknown: Don Murray
Unknown: Don Murray
Play By: George Axelrod
Play By: William Inge
Produced By: Buddy Adler
Directed By: Joshua Logan
Cherie: Marilyn Monroe
BO: Don Murray
Virgil: Arthur O'Connell
Grace: Betty Field
Vera: Eileen Heckart
Carl: Robert Bray
Elma: Hope Lange
Life photographer: Hans Conried
Life reporter: Casey Adams
Manager of night club: Henry Slate

: Ken Hom's Chinese Cookery: 7: Snacks

Chinese cuisine is famous for its wonderfully varied range of snacks. In this programme Ken Hom joins his family for a special snack lunch at a restaurant in Hong Kong. He also shows how to make three different delicious snacks - deep-fried sesame prawn toast, stuffed peppers with an unusual pork and fish filling, and a northern meat dish - cold Peking pork.
Book £8.95 hardback/£5.25 paperback from booksellers
For a free leaflet on where to obtain authentic Chinese ingredients and details of a BBC Starter Kit, send a large sae to [address removed]
Ken Hom recipe on Ceefax page 191


Cook/Presenter: Ken Hom
Studio Director: Anne O'Dwyer
Producer: Jenny Stevens

: Johnny Mathis In Concert

with special guest star Deniece Williams
Johnny Mathis celebrates 25 years as a performer with this concert in Indiana which features such classic songs as 'Misty', 'Wonderful wonderful', 'Twelfth of never', 'Begin the beguine', 'Chances are' and 'Somewhere'. He is joined on stage by Deniece Williams for a duet of their recent hit 'Too much, too little, too late'.
Directed by DICK CARTER


Unknown: Deniece Williams
Unknown: Johnny Mathis
Unknown: Deniece Williams
Directed By: Dick Carter
Produced By: Paul Rocklin

: Hilary

starring Marti Caine written by PETER ROBINSON and PETER VINCENT featuring Jack Smethurst Philip Madoc
Carolyn Moody
There is no reason why Hilary's life should be particularly complicated. A divorcee with a 19-year-old son, she works as a researcher on a TV chat show. But somehow things just seem to happen to her.
Lighting director NIGEL WRIGHT Sound ALAN STOKES Designer PAUL ALLEN
Produced and directed by HAROLD SNOAD


Unknown: Marti Caine
Written By: Peter Robinson
Written By: Peter Vincent
Unknown: Jack Smethurst
Unknown: Philip Madoc
Unknown: Carolyn Moody
Designer: Paul Allen
Directed By: Harold Snoad
Hilary: Marti Caine
Lyn: Carolyn Moody
Wesley: Philip Fox
Kimberley: Jack Smethurst
George: Philip Madoc
Angel Wonderlight: Clinton Greyn
Angela: Sandra Carrier
Sam: Jerry Harte
'Arthur': Percy Edwards

: Horizon

A Mathematical Mystery Tour
Imagine a number bigger than infinity, or a bottle with no inside, or parallel lines that meet. Welcome to the world of pure mathematics, the most bizarre and also the most certain body of knowledge that mankind has created. Featuring the Japanese mathematicians who've just broken their own world record calculating pi to over 161/2 million decimal places. A$25,000 prize for the first person to prove there are an infinite number of 'twin primes'-and why it took
Bertrand Russell 362 pages to prove that one plus one equals two....
Narrator Peter France Film editor ROBERT BROWN
Horizon editor GRAHAM MASSEY Written and produced by JON PALFREMAN
●FEATURE: page 26


Unknown: Bertrand Russell
Editor: Robert Brown
Editor: Graham Massey
Produced By: Jon Palfreman

: Frank Delaney

'It's not possible to overstate the price a Negro pays to climb out of obscurity. The higher he rises, the less is his journey worth.' James Baldwin , writer and black rights campaigner, is 60 this year. He talks to
Frank Delaney about his life and work and answers questions from an invited studio audience.
Assistant producer SAMIRA OSMAN
(James Baldwin joins in a discussion on the roots of black music in Open Space, BBC2, 7.30 pm Thursday)


Unknown: James Baldwin
Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Samira Osman
Director: Tony Tyley
Producer: Chris Mohr
Unknown: James Baldwin

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with Jenni Murray and Ian Smith
JOHN WILKINSON. CHRIS FOX Assignment editors


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Ian Smith
Producers: Howard Anderson
Unknown: Jana Bennett.
Unknown: John Wilkinson.
Unknown: Nick Guthrie.
Unknown: Mike Robinson
Editor: John Mahoney
Editor: David Dickinson

: Buongiorno Italia!

with Lilly Lembo Lambert and Enrico Verdecchia 16: Rivediamo un po'...


Unknown: Enrico Verdecchia
Editor: Roderick Longhurst

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