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Today's story is "The Tomten"
Adapted by Astrid Lingren from a poem by Viktor Rydberg
Illustrated by Harald Wiberg
(Repeated on BBC1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 pm)


Julie Stevens
Brian Cant
Story adapted by (The Tomten):
Astrid Lingren
From a poem by (The Tomten):
Viktor Rydberg
Illustrator (The Tomten):
Harald Wiberg

They have treasured memories of other times - firm views about present times.
In the race for today few of us spare enough time to listen - even to learn - from people who also know about yesterday, as they talk to Man Alive reporters.

Reporters Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Gillian Strickland, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This week: Good Intentions: 2: Too little, too late?
When the Government nationalised the race relations industry, great hopes were raised in the community, black and white. There are, today, 80 committees, 50 community relations officers working in the field. There is, at national level, the Community Relations Commission. It has been bitterly criticised. And passionately defended. But what are the facts? Are the Commission's resources adequate for the job? Has the Commission won the confidence of the immigrant community?
The Commission's chairman Frank Cousins has resigned. Mark Bonham Carter takes over. This week those now concerned with race and community relations debate the Commission's future.



Storry Walton
Desmond Wilcox
Bill Morton

Introduced by Jack Pizzey

Monkeys and bush babies, alligators and snakes, lizards and tortoises are just a few...
Tonight Pets and Vett looks at the problems and pleasures of keeping exotic pets.



Jack Pizzey
Brian Daurney
Peter Bruce

Another chance to see this Inter. national singing star in a special programme which includes As I love you; Sea and sand; I (who have nothing); Big spender; Funny girl; You and I; Something; This is my life
with Brian Fahey and his Orchestra
(First shown on BBC1)


Shirley Bassey
Brian Fahey and his Orchestra
Ritchie Richardson
Len Shorey
Victor Meredith
Stewart Morris

by Richard Huggett
[Starring] Max Adrian as Bernard Shaw, Miriam Karlin as Mrs Patrick Campbell and John Osborne as Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Three monstrous - but brilliantly witty - egoists came together when Beerbohm Tree agreed to stage Shaw's new play Pygmalion at His Majesty's Theatre in April 1914. The star was the outrageous Mrs Patrick Campbell.


Richard Huggett
Jim Richards
Derek Miller-Timmins
Catriona Tomalin
Tina Clare
Fanny Taylor
Hal Burton
George Bernard Shaw:
Max Adrian
Mrs. Patrick Campbell:
Miriam Karlin
Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree:
John Osborne
Stanley Bell:
John Graham
Dame Edith Lyttelton:
Olwen Brooks
Henry Dana:
Richard Huggett
The 'Pygmalion' cast - Carlotta Addison (Mrs Eynsford Hill):
Naomi Campbell
The 'Pygmalion' cast - Margaret Busse (Clara):
Pamela Roland
The 'Pygmalion' cast - Irene Delisse (Eliza's understudy):
Lynne White
The 'Pygmalion' cast - Algernon Grieg (Freddy):
Stuart Eames
The 'Pygmalion' cast - Edmund Gurney (Mr. Doolittle):
Ernest Jennings
The 'Pygmalion' cast - Philip Merivale (Col. Pickering):
Michael Behr
The 'Pygmalion' cast - Rosamund Mayne-Young (Mrs Higgins):
Winifred Hill
The 'Pygmalion' cast - Alexander Sarner (A Bystander):
Alexander John
Others parts:
Ernest Claydon
Others parts:
Richard Hallifax
Others parts:
Alexander John
Others parts:
Verne Morgan
Others parts:
David Sparks

Richard Huggett - author of The First Night of Pygmalion - lives in a single room in Soho. There he writes, cooks, dreams, and composes, with occasional interruptions from the world outside. In tonight's film Line-Up gives an impression of the life of this theatrical Bohemian.



Richard Huggett
Tony Wheeler
Rowan Ayers

BBC Two England

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