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: No Limits

Hear new sounds, see new videos, films and features.
Associate producer JONATHAN KING Production PETER HAMILTON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Peter Hamilton

: The Cuckoo Sister

by VIVIEN ALCOCK dramatised in four parts by JULIA JONES
1: Kate longs for the return of her sister, kidnapped from her pram many years before. Executive producer PAUL STONE Director MARILYN FOX


Unknown: Vivien Alcock
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Marilyn Fox

: European Gala Concert

from Guildhall, City of London, in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales To celebrate the United
Kingdom Presidency of the EEC, this concert, given before a distinguished audience, brings together music by English, German and Italian composers. It includes BENJAMIN BRITTE 'S song cycle 'Les illuminations sung by Heather Harper , a transcription of a BOCCHERINI chamber piece by LUCIANO BERio and concludes with BEETHOVEN'S Fourth Symphony.
Introduced by Richard Baker BBC Symphony Orchestra leader RODNEY FRIEND conducted by Lothar Zagrosek Trumpeters of the Life Guards Sound VIC GODRICH
Lighting PETER WEBB Directed by RON ISTED Presented by the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY in association with BRITISH OLIVETTI LTD
A simultaneous broadcast with Radio 3. Viewers with stereo Radio 3 may wish to turn of TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away.
Stereo headphones provide a statable alternative.


Unknown: Benjamin Britte
Sung By: Heather Harper
Unknown: Luciano Berio
Introduced By: Richard Baker
Conducted By: Lothar Zagrosek
Directed By: Ron Isted

: Rugby Special

Ireland v Romania
Introduced from Dublin by Nigel Starmer-Smith
After last year's 'Wooden Spoon' in the Five Nations
Championship, the Irish will hope for a much improved performance against the powerful Romanians.
Television presentation by RTE Series producer HUW JONES


Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer: Huw Jones

: Go with Noakes

with John Noakes of Blue Peter paddlers Must Wear Life-jackets
John enters the toughest canoe race in Ireland, over ten weirs on the swollen River Liffey.
'If your canoe breaks in two,' said organiser LARRY WARD , 'you can swim to the finish.' Film editor PETER MARSH Producer DAVID BROWN BBC Manchester


Unknown: John Noakes
Unknown: Larry Ward
Editor: Peter Marsh
Producer: David Brown

: The Railway Children: The Meeting

by E. Nesbit
Dramatised by Denis Constanduros.

A boy injured on a paper chase is trapped in the tunnel. Bobbie, Peter and Phyl try to rescue him as the train approaches.


Author: E. Nesbit
Dramatised by: Denis Constanduros
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Julia Smith
Mother: Ann Castle
Father: Frederick Treves
Bobbie: Jenny Agutter
Peter: Neil McDermott
Phyllis: Gillian Bailey
Jim: Christopher Witty
Signalman: Bart Allison
Perks: Gordon Gostelow
Old gentleman: Joseph O'Conor
Dr Forrest: John Ringham
Stationmaster: Brian Hayes

: Alice in Wonderland

A film re-creation by JONATHAN MILLER
The first showing for nearly 20 years of Jonathan Miller 's remarkable interpretation of Lewis Carroll 's masterpiece. In its claustrophobic and at times frightening view of Victorian adult society, the film has none of the whimsy so often generated by Alice. Commissioned for the Music and Arts Department it's a film which deserves its status as one of the most original and imaginative dramas of the last 50 years. Cheshire Cat PRIMROSE and MARK ALLINGTON
Music by ravi SHANKAR with LEON GOOSSENS
Film editor PAM BOSWORTH Directed and produced by JONATHAN MILLER


Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: Mark Allington
Unknown: David Battley
Unknown: Freda Dowie
Unknown: Geoffrey Dunn
Unknown: Avril Elgar
Unknown: Nicholas Evans
Unknown: Peter Eyre
Unknown: Gordon Gostelow
Unknown: Julian Jebb
Unknown: Charles Lewson
Unknown: Jo Maxwell-Muller
Music By: Ravi Shankar
Unknown: Leon Goossens
Produced By: Jonathan Miller
Mouse: Alan Bennett
Frog footman: John Bird
White Rabbit: Wilfrid Brambell
Mad Hatter: Peter Cook
Dodo: Finlay Currie
Mock Turtle: John Gielgud
March Hare: Michael Gough
Dormouse: Wilfrid Lawson
Queen of Hearts: Alison Leggatt
Alice: Anne-Marie Mallik
Duchess: Leo McKern
Gryphon: Malcolm Muggeridge
Catepillar: Michael Redgrave
King of Hearts: Peter Sellers

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews with Leslie Crowther
Peter Glaze , Pip Hinton Jillian Comber Vie Perry
Guest stars
Peter and Gordon and Double or Drop Music by BERT HAYES AND HIS OCTET Designer PETER BRACHACKI Producer JOHNNY DOWNES Double or Drop is devised by EAMONN ANDREWS


Introduced By: Eamonn Andrews
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Peter Glaze
Unknown: Pip Hinton
Unknown: Jillian Comber
Unknown: Vie Perry
Music By: Bert Hayes
Producer: Johnny Downes
Unknown: Eamonn Andrews

: Wheldon Talking

Introduced by Cliff Morgan After a career as a presenter, producer and Controller of Programmes,
Sir Huw Wheldon , who died in March, became one of the BBC's most loved and respected managing directors.
Responsible for forming many of the BBC's present programme policies, he instigated such series as Civilisation, Alistair Cooke 's History of America and Bronowski's Ascent of Man.
With an eye for talent, he also gathered around him a band of exceedingly creative programme-makers.
Above all he was a Welshman with a sense of fun and, as he demonstrates in conversation with Frank Gillard ,
Michael Parkinson and Bill Moyers , an unrivalled and gifted raconteur. Film editor DAVID LEE


Introduced By: Cliff Morgan
Unknown: Sir Huw Wheldon
Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Frank Gillard
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Bill Moyers
Editor: David Lee
Producer: Jenny Cropper

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of Antiques with Max Robertson Resident connoisseur Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur Roger Warner
Customers Joyce Blair Humphrey Lyttelton Director PAUL SMITH Producer JOHN KING


Unknown: Max Robertson
Unknown: Joyce Blair
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: Face to Face

Adam Faith and John Freeman
'It gets 'em when you look kind of casually soulful and sad, and sing about sorrowful things. Sometimes when I'm singing a song of that sort I cry inwardly.'
'I've become a star through a little black disc with a hole in the middle.'
'Those girls scare the wits out of me ... I got a scar right round my neck where one of 'em caught me.'
'I do get a bit nervous at times. I went to a psychiatrist once. He had a bash at me - couldn't find anything.'


Unknown: John Freeman
Unknown: Feliks Topolski
Produced By: Hugh Burnett

: Juke Box Jury

Presenting popular records with the opinions of Nina and Frederik, Jill Ireland, David McCallum.
In the chair David Jacobs.


Chairman: David Jacobs
Panellists: Nina and Frederik
Panellist: Jill Ireland
Panellist: David McCallum
Devised by: Peter Potter
Presented by: Stewart Morris

: The Forsyte Saga: Encounter

by John Galsworthy.
Dramatised by Vincent Tilsley.
Starring Kenneth More, Eric Porter, Nyree Dawn Porter, Susan Hampshire

The First World War has come and gone and the Forsytes' England will never be the same again.


Author: John Galsworthy
Dramatised by: Vincent Tilsley
Title music: Eric Coates
Producer: Donald Wilson
Director: James Cellan Jones
Smither: Maggie Jones
George: John Barcroft
Winifred: Margaret Tyzack
June: June Barry
Jo: Kenneth More
Irene: Nyree Dawn Porter
Jon: Martin Jarvis
Soames: Eric Porter
Prosper Profond: Christopher Benjamin
Michael Mont: Nicholas Pennell
Bramling: John Dunn-Hill
Fleur: Susan Hampshire
Annette: Dallia Penn
Holly: Suzanne Neve
Val: Jonathan Burn

: Peter Grimes

An opera in three acts and a prologue derived from the poem of GEORGE CRABBE
Music by BENJAMIN BRITTEN Words by MONTAGU SLATER The moving and powerful tragedy of an East Anglian fisherman, whose uncompromising independence leads to disaster.
Scene: The Borough, a small fishing town on the east coast about 1830
Prologue: a Court Room in the Moot Hall
Act 1, Scene 1: The Borough, a few days later
Scene 2: inside The Boar, the same evening
Act 2, Scene 1: The Borough, some weeks later
Scene 2: Grimes's hut
Act 3, Scene 1: The Borough, three days later
Scene 2: the same a few hours later
Children from
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader JOHN GEORGIADIS conducted by Benjamin Britten
A crucial breakthrough in the presentation of opera on TV.... indisputably authoritative
As a document the recording is priceless and beyond criticism
Staged by JOAN CROSS
Recorded at The Maltings, Snape


Music By: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Montagu Slater
Leader: John Georgiadis
Conducted By: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Juanita Waterson
Director: Brian Large
Producer: John Culshaw
Peter Grimes: Peter Pears
Boy (John), his apprentice: Simon Laing
Ellen Orford: Heather Harper
Captain Balstrode, retired merchant skipper: Bryan Drake
Auntie, landlady of The Boar: Elizabeth Bainbridge
Main attractions of The Boar: First niece: Jill Gomez
Second niece: Anne Pashley
Bob Bowles, fisherman and methodist: Gregory Dempsey
Swallow, a lawyer: Owen Brannigan
Mrs Sedley: Ann Robson
The Rev Horace Adams: Robert Tear
Ned Keene, apothecary and quack: David Bowman
Hobson: Michael Rippon
Dr Crabbe: Monti de Lyle

: That Was the Week That Was

This was the last TW3, as it became known. It lasted two years only. It opened new areas and styles in television satire. It made David Frost internationally famous and created a television legend. David Frost with Millicent Martin
Kenneth Cope , David Kernan Roy Kinnear , Bernard Levin Al Mancini , Lance Percival William Rushton
Musical numbers staged by DAVID HARDING


Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Millicent Martin
Unknown: Kenneth Cope
Unknown: David Kernan
Unknown: Roy Kinnear
Unknown: Bernard Levin
Unknown: Al Mancini
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: David Harding
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Ned Sherrin

: Ella Fitzgerald Sings

presenting one of the world's greatest jazz singers accompanied by the Johnnie Spence Orchestra and the Tommy Flanagan Trio
Musical arrangements by BUDDY BREGMAN , MAX HARRIS


Unknown: Johnnie Spence Orchestra
Unknown: Tommy Flanagan
Arrangements By: Buddy Bregman
Arrangements By: Max Harris
Arrangements By: Oliver Nelson
Unknown: Marty Paich
Unknown: Nelson Riddle
Unknown: Alan Roper
Designer: Melvyn Cornish

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