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Turning the dial of my radio set
I wonder what kind of noises I'll get?
- a gale warning!
Story: "The Weather's Stopped" by Sue Charlton
Illustrated by Jan Parker


Toni Arthur
Rick Jones
Author (The Weather's Stopped):
Sue Charlton
Illustrator (The Weather's Stopped):
Jan Parker

Jim Douglas Henry talks to Lotte Reiniger
Now 72, Lotte Reiniger first made her name in Berlin during the 20s as the great pioneer of film animation - her unique feature-length cartoon 'The Adventures of Prince Achmed' still enjoys great popularity. She is still as active as ever.


Jim Douglas Henry
Lotte Reiniger
James Kenelm Clarke
Ivor Dunkerton

Reporters Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Pitman, Denis Tuohy, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This week: The Alternative Press
The national and established press is being challenged by a new kind of journalism. Few of us can fail to have noticed the growth of so-called 'underground' papers. Many are shocked. Others applaud the presence of a radical, anti establishment, journalism.
The people who produce these publications see them not as underground but as alternative. They are committed to the belief that the existing press is too wedded to the establishment and ignores, or misrepresents the realities of ordinary people's lives and their problems. Jonathan Dimbleby and a Man Alive team have looked at three alternative papers: IT - the founding father of the London tabloid underground; Socialist Worker - a revolutionary weekly aimed at the working man; Tuebrook Bugle - a militant community paper produced by the people of a Liverpool twilight zone.
Who runs them? Who reads them? Can they survive?
(Glossies - and papers for freaks: pages 6-7)


Jonathan Dimbleby
Richard Thomas
Desmond Wilcox
Bill Morton

Few islands off the west coast of Scotland have survived depopulation - the Isle of Gigha is an exception. A sprightly 80-year-old, Donald Macdonald, still a skilful fisherman, shows why 'his' Gigha is now a place of beauty and prosperity.


Donald Macdonald
Executive Producer:
Bridget Winter
Donald MacLean

Tonight's film in this season of British films starring Eric Sykes, George Cole, Julia Foster, Jonathan Miller, Peggy Mount with Alison Leggatt, Mona Washbourne, Douglas Wilmer

Outwardly the Groomkirbys' suburban semi-detached seems like all the others in the street, but the house contains among other unusual features, a replica of the Old Bailey in the living room, and a choir of weighing machines!
In N.F. Simpson's surrealist comedy each member of the family has a private fantasy world into which to escape.
(George Cole; This Week's Films: p 11)


N.F. Simpson
Peter Yates
Mr Groomkirby:
Eric Sykes
Defence Counsel/Friend:
George Cole
Julia Foster
Jonathan Miller
Mrs Gantry:
Peggy Mount
Mrs Groomkirby:
Alison Leggatt
Aunt Mildred:
Mona Washbourne
Judge/Maintenance man:
Douglas Wilmer
Kenneth Farringdon
Det-Insp Barnes:
Glyn Houston
Prosecuting Counsel/Caretaker:
Graham Crowden
Clerk of the Court/Dry cleaners' assistant:
Walter Horsbrugh
Usher/Office clerk:
Frederick Piper
Policeman/Bus conductor:
Vincent Harding
The Voice of Gormless:
Tommy Bruce

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