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A programme for children at home
Today's story: "The King's New Crown" by Sheila Archer
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
(to 11.20)


Julie Stevens
Rick Jones
Author (The King's New Crown):
Sheila Archer
William Blezard
Graham McCallum
Peter Wiltshire
Series Producer:
Cynthia Felgate

by Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding
Guest stars, Catherine Lacey, Maxwell Shaw, Geoffrey Chater

Estate Duties - a curse to be avoided? When a businessman is found drowned it could mean ruin for his family.


Mervyn Haisman
Henry Lincoln
Series devised by/Producer:
Gerard Glaister
Series devised by:
N.J. Crisp
Script Editor:
John Pennington
John Summers
Spencer Chapman
Ronald Wilson
Helen Hillman:
Vivienne Drummond
Mrs. Dowdall:
Gabrielle Daye
David Hillman:
Maxwell Shaw
Esther Hillman:
Catherine Lacey
Jo Hardy:
Ann Morrish
Valerie Murray
John Hardy:
Marius Goring
Det. Ch. Insp. Fleming:
Victor Winding
Sgt. Grainger:
James Drake
Dorothy Hillman:
Hildegard Neil
Jack Colbourne:
Peter Howell
Tom Caldicott:
Geoffrey Chater
Maurice Bergmann:
John Gabriel
Woman mourner:
Mercia Mansfield

A personal view by Kenneth Clark
'We are so much accustomed to the humanitarian outlook that we forget how little it counted in earlier ages of civilisation. Ask any decent person in England or America what he thinks matters most in human conduct-five to one his answer will be "kindness." It's not a word that would have crossed the lips of any of the earlier heroes of this series.'
In this the final programme, Sir Kenneth Clark shows how the heroic materialism of the past hundred' years has been linked with an equally remarkable increase in humanitarianism. The achievement of engineers and scientists has been matched by that of the great reformers. Sir Kenneth Clark 's thoughts on the period in which we are now living take him from the English industrial landscape of the nineteenth century to the skyscrapers of contemporary New York, the world of the radio telescope and the exploration of space.
Shown on Sunday
The narrative of this programme will be printed in 'The Listener' of May 22
A book of the series will be published later in the year by BBC Publications and John Murray
See page 30


Kenneth Clark
Michael Gill
Peter Montagnon

a series of feature films reflecting some of the finest work of many of France's most famous and talented directors and artists

starring Ingrid Bergman, Mel Ferrer, Jean Marais

An emigree Polish princess, tired of inspiring and influencing the famous, sets off in pursuit of an ideal partner.
Renoir had always wanted to make 'something gay' with Bergman, and it's said that before he made this film he took her to all the comedies playing in Paris so that she could learn to laugh. This is Renoir at his most free and effervescent. It's gay but sarcastic.


Claude Renoir
Jean Renoir
Jean Serge
Louis Wipf
Elena Sorokowska:
Ingrid Bergman
Henri de Chevincourt:
Mel Ferrer
General Rollan:
Jean Marais
Lionel Villaret:
Jean Claudio
Aunt Olga:
Olga Valery
Juliette Greco
Martin Michaud:
Pierre Bertin
Jean Castagnier

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


David Holmes
John Danvers

BBC Two England

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