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A programme for children at home
Today's story: "But Where is the Green Parrot?" by Thomas and Wanda Zacharias
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
(to 11.20)


Carole Ward
Johnny Ball
Author (But Where is the Green Parrot?):
Thomas Zacharias
Author (But Where is the Green Parrot?):
Wanda Zacharias

Ten programmes in which some of Britain's finest helmsmen show how dinghy sailors and yachtsmen can get more pleasure from their sport

A boat may win a race not because it is brilliantly sailed but because it is tuned to give its best performance.
Introduced by Jack Knights
For book see page 16


Jack Knights
Brenda Horsfield

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives
Reporters: Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Gillian Strickland, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This week: What's It All About?
Last of three programmes about trouble in our universities
Violence and shouting; waving placards and charging police-horses; headlines and loud hailers: the academic life sometimes seems more like a running riot Puzzled parents, resentful taxpayers, worried university staff, and sixth-formers uncertainly facing an undergraduate future which may contain as many sit-downs as seminars. We hear the roar of student unrest, but does the noise make sense? Are there any words to listen to? What should a university education mean in 1969? With just a handful of parents, students, and vice-chancellors (the men in the hot seats at universities) Man Alive tries to find out.
(Postponed from April 23)


Tom Conway
Desmond Wilcox
Bill Morton

The word "rheumatism" is used to describe all sorts of painful conditions of the muscles, bones, and joints. Tonight's programme discusses diseases of the joints and in particular rheumatoid arthritis and osteo-arthritis, which is now known as osteo-arthrosis.
These common diseases are often mild but can be completely crippling. In the old days many patients who suffered from them became barely able to move, but nowadays methods of treatment have improved so much that they can often live active healthy lives.
The treatment of these two diseases can involve a combination of skills, using drugs and in some cases surgery.
To describe these treatments the Consultant Physician is joined by a Consultant Rheumatologist and an Orthopaedic Surgeon.



Alan Grimley
Ian Curtis

Tonight: the 1938 production The Great Waltz
Starring Luise Rainer, Fernand Gravet, Miliza Korjus
with Hugh Herbert, Lionel Atwill

A spectacular musical set in Old Vienna, based on the life and music of 'The Waltz King' - Johann Strauss.
The music for The Great Waltz is all taken from the works of Johann Strauss and adapted and arranged by Dmitri Tiomkin. Many of the famous melodies have been adapted as songs for Miliza Korjus with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Arthur Gutman conducts a ninety-piece orchestra which includes a group of twelve Stradivarius violins borrowed from the collection of Erich Lachmann. In addition Toscha Seidel, the soloist, plays his famous Da Vinci Stradivarius.
The distinguished French director Julien Duvivier, whose reputation gained from Un Carnet de Bal took him to Hollywood, brings his characteristically fluid camera style to tonight's film. He later went on to direct Vivien Leigh in Alexander Korda's production of Anna Karenina.


Samuel Hoffenstein
Walter Reisch
Bernard H. Hyman
Julien Duvivier
Poldi Vogelhuber:
Luise Rainer
Johann Strauss:
Fernand Gravet
Carla Donner:
Miliza Korjus
Hugh Herbert
Count Hohenfried:
Lionel Atwill
Curt Bois
Orchestra conductor:
Arthur Gutman
Toscha Seidel

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