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A programme for children at home
Today's story: "Gumdrop and the Farmer's Friend"
Written and told by Val Biro
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
(to 11.20)


Miranda Connell
Brian Cant
Author/Storyteller (Gumdrop and the Farmer's Friend):
Val Biro

A unit of five programmes on biological research in medicine

The quest to beat cancer continues on many fronts. Three scientists explain the methods they use to investigate this disease.
Introduced by Dr. Christopher Evans
with Professor E. J. Ambrose, Dr. I. A. McPherson, Dr. F. J. C. Roe


Dr. Christopher Evans
Professor E. J. Ambrose
Dr. I. A. McPherson
Dr. F. J. C. Roe
Eurfron Gwynne Jones

A second showing of the much acclaimed film about the eventful journey undertaken by Dr. Johnson and Mr. James Boswell to the Western Islands and Highlands of Scotland in 1773
With Peter Woodthorpe as Dr. Samuel Johnson, Gary Bond as James Boswell

"The Highland Jaunt was the pleasantest part of all my life. I would not lose the recollection of it for five hundred pounds." - Dr. Samuel Johnson

"This was a programme with real human warmth" (The Guardian)
"It was a film... which held attention by its sheer naturalism" (Yorkshire Post)
"It was a delight from start to finish" (Morning Star)

Though Dr. Johnson was predisposed to dislike Scotland and the 'Scotch,' by the end of the tour, physically uncomfortable though it had been for a portly gentleman of his age, he was thoroughly converted, and James Boswell, the friend who had talked him into undertaking the trip, could congratulate himself on having completely won over the otherwise stubborn Sage of Lichfield.


James Boswell
Adapted by/Director:
Patrick Garland
Dorothea Wallace
Shirley Boakes
Executive Producer:
Stephen Hearst
Dr. Samuel Johnson:
Peter Woodthorpe
James Boswell:
Gary Bond
Francis Barber:
Charles Baptiste
Passenger in coach:
John Young
Passenger in coach:
Nancy Mitchell
Passenger in coach:
Dan Aitken
Mrs. Boswell:
Marillyn Gray
Ian Gilmour
Dudley Stuart White
Betty Henderson
Old Highland lady:
Effie Morrison
Tom Fidelo
Flora MacDonald:
Lennox Milne
Alex McCrindle
Lady MacLeod:
Dame Flora MacLeod Of MacLeod
Mrs. MacKinnon:
Marion White
Margaret MacDonald:
Kathleen Donnelly
Seamus MacNeill
Angus MacLeod
Bobby Harvey
Hodge, the cat:
null Trixie
Catherine Maxwell-Stuart
Iain Agnew
George Cockburn
John Gaffney
Alan Smith
Isabel Tweedie
Paul Douglas
George Maclean
William McCaskell
Peter McCaskell

Presenting a selection of outstanding feature-length travel and adventure films reflecting man's curiosity in the world around him.

The story of a perilous 1,000-mile expedition across the uncharted interior of West Irian, formerly Dutch New Guinea, where head-hunters and cannibals bear witness to a hitherto unknown Stone Age civilisation.
This journey was undertaken by a Franco-Dutch team of seven, together with some sixty bearers and a military escort of four soldiers. Among the sights they observed were the fearsome rites of the Severed Head Ceremony. The team succeeded in capturing enthralling close-ups of many other curious rites and customs of ethnic groups which had no previous knowledge of the outside world, but the dangers from such savages were no greater than the hazards of the jagged mountain country and disease-infested jungle. Three of the bearers died en route, eight were injured by mishaps, and twenty-two brought low by illness.
The film won an Oscar as the best feature-length documentary of 1962


Arthur Cohn
Rene la Fuite
Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau
on BBC Two England

Weltspiegel, Continents sans Visa A Toda Plana, Estafeta, Realta

These are just some of the television programmes in both West and East Europe which regularly contribute to Europa. The programme has been called a European window on the world. Each week it looks at the stories and issues that have informed, entertained, and sometimes angered viewers across a continent.
It examines their attitudes and prejudices and, in so doing, perhaps recognises some of our own.
Introduced this week by Jack Pizzey


Jack Pizzey
Frank Smith

BBC Two England

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