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A programme for children at home
In the story chair, James Ottaway who tells his own story "It's Safer Underground"
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
(Colour)
(to 11.20)

Contributors

Presenter:
Carol Chell
Presenter:
Lionel Morton
Author/Storyteller (It's Safer Underground):
James Ottaway
Pianist:
Paul Reade
Graphics:
Mina Martinez
Scriptwriter/Director:
Anne Gobey
Series Producer:
Cynthia Felgate

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents of BBC News
followed by The Weather
(Colour)

Contributors

Newsreader:
John Timpson
Newsreader:
Peter Woods

by N.J. Crisp
Starring Marius Goring
With Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Valerie Murray
Guest stars, Angela Pleasence, Fanny Rowe

Illegitimate babies present problems. Bringing one up in an atmosphere of disapproval can be harder than the alternative. To some, the decision is easy; a matter of practical common sense. To others it's life and death.
(Colour)

Contributors

Writer/Series devised by:
N.J. Crisp
Series devised by/Producer:
Gerard Glaister
Script Editor:
John Pennington
Lighting:
John Summers
Designer:
Don Homfray
Director:
Prudence Fitzgerald
Dr. John Hardy:
Marius Goring
Det. Chief Insp. Fleming:
Victor Winding
Dr. Jo Hardy:
Ann Morrish
Tina:
Angela Pleasence
Mrs. Seymour:
Fanny Rowe
Wally:
Leon Eagles
Det.-Sgt. Ashe:
Michael Farnsworth
Sgt. Evans:
Jonathan Holt
Mr. Atkins:
Reg Lye
Mrs. Atkins:
Patricia Lawrence
Sandra:
Valerie Murray
Joan Atkins:
Josie Kidd

A personal view by Kenneth Clark
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'For almost a thousand years the chief creative force in western civilisation was Christianity. Then, in about the year 1730, it suddenly declined-in intellectual society practically disappeared. Of course it left a vacuum. People couldn't get on without a belief in something outside themselves, and during the next hundred years they concocted a new belief which, however irrational it may seem to us, has added a good deal to our civilisation-a belief in the divinity of nature.'
Sir Kenneth Clark's examination of this new force takes him to Tintern Abbey and the Lake District of Wordsworth, to the Swiss Alps and the ideas of Rousseau-and to the landscapes of Turner and Constable.
Poems of William Collins, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth spoken by C. Day Lewis
Shown on Sunday
The narrative of this programme is printed in 'The Listener' of May 8
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Kenneth Clark
Poet reader:
C. Day Lewis
Director/producer:
Peter Montagnon
Producer:
Michael Gill

A series of personal choices of prose and poetry with Judi Dench
Given before an invited audience at the Lamda Theatre, London.
Alan Bennett appears by permission of Stoll Productions Ltd.

Alan Bennett might have been an Oxford don but for a quirk of fate which catapulted him into the world of 'showbiz.' This is reflected in his choice of poetry and prose which he reads with Judi Dench. Not that there's much high academic seriousness-hilarity keeps breaking through.
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Bennett
Reader:
Judi Dench
Producer:
John Furness

David Holmes looks back over the past week in Parliament and introduces reports and big debates in both Houses, questions to Ministers, significant moves behind the scenes, and the effect of M.P.s' work inside and outside Westminster
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
David Holmes
Editor:
John Danvers

The end of today in front of tomorrow with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Dean
Presenter:
Joan Bakewell
Presenter:
Tony Bilbow
Presenter:
Sheridan Morley
Editor:
Rowan Ayers

BBC Two England

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