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Air, air, air, is everywhere,
In the tyres of a car or a gay balloon.

Today's story is "An Afternoon Out" by Judy Whitfield.
Guest storyteller Richard Baker.

(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Julie Stevens
Presenter:
Rick Jones
Author (An Afternoon Out)/Scriptwriter:
Judy Whitfield
Storyteller:
Richard Baker
Pianist:
Paul Reade
Designer:
Kathy Pearce
Scriptwriter/Director:
Anne Gobey
Executive Producer:
Cynthia Felgate

In 1891 an impoverished French priest, Berenger Sauniere , discovered four parchments containing a series of ciphered messages hidden beneath the altar of his church in the tiny village of Rennes-le-Chateau. These led him, apparently, to a fortune.
Chronicle tells the story of the clues that he left behind him, and some of the attempts that have been made to follow them up.

Contributors

Writer:
Henry Lincoln
Narrator:
Frank Duncan
Director:
Andrew Maxwell-Hyslop
Producer:
Paul Johnstone

Handel's sacred oratorio.

Elizabeth Harwood (soprano), Anna Reynolds (mezzo-soprano), Robert Tear (tenor),
Benjamin Luxon (baritone).
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
London Philharmonic Orchestra, leader Rodney Friend, Ian Hare (chamber Organ),
James Lancelot (harpsichord), Arthur Wills (organ), Gordon Webb (solo trumpet) Conducted by David Willcocks

Handel's score is illustrated by the architecture of Ely Cathedral and paintings by Rubens, Murillo, Rembrandt, and Titian.

Specially recorded for television in Ely Cathedral

Contributors

Soprano:
Elizabeth Harwood
Mezzo-soprano:
Anna Reynolds
Tenor:
Robert Tear
Baritone:
Benjamin Luxon
Singers:
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Musicians:
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor:
David Willcocks
Orchestra leader:
Rodney Friend
Organist:
Ian Hare
Harpsichordist:
James Lancelot
Organist:
Arthur Wills
Trumpeter:
Gordon Webb
Producer:
Brian Large

Adapted in nine parts by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson from Gabriel Chevallier's novel.
Told by Peter Ustinov and starring Micheline Presle, Nigel Green, Hugh Griffith, Dennis Price and Raymond Gerome.

A BBCtv co-production with Bavaria Atelier GMBH, Munich
(Colour)

Contributors

Author:
Gabriel Chevallier
Adapted by:
Ray Galton
Adapted by:
Alan Simpson
Producer:
Michael Mills
Narrator:
Peter Ustinov
Baroness:
Micheline Presle
Archbishop:
Raymond Gerome
Bourdillat:
Hugh Griffith
Alexis Luvelat:
Dennis Price
Captain Tardivaux:
Nigel Green
Liochet:
Charles Lloyd Pack
Madame Liochet:
Maggy Maxwell
Her Gigolo:
Tony Sutton
Colonel Touffe:
Hamilton Dyce
Lieutenant:
Tom Kempinski
General D'Aridel:
Michael Gover
General De Laflanel:
Peter Copley
The Secretary:
Michael Darbyshire
Private Secretary:
John Cazabon
1st Secretary:
John Bryans
2nd Secretary:
Robert Sansom
3rd Secretary:
Vernon Dobtcheff
4th Secretary:
James McManus
5th Secretary:
Ralph Watson
Couzinet:
John Glyn-Jones
Petitbidois:
Frederick Peisley
Butler:
Graham Tonbridge

Introduced by Keith Dewhurst.

Presenting the winner from 2,000 entries for this competition. Denise Robertson's play The Soda-Water Fountain.

The play will be followed by a film profile of the author in her home at Seaham Harbour, Co Durham, where she lives with her husband the assistant harbourmaster, and her nine-year-old son Mark.
The five judges of the competition, Stella Richman, John Hopkins, Colin Welland, Shaun Sutton and Keith Dewhurst, will be in the studio to assess the competition, and to talk about the wider question of opportunities for new writers on television.

Contributors

Presenter:
Keith Dewhurst
Writer (The Soda-Water Fountain)/Subject:
Denise Robertson
Judge:
Stella Richman
Judge:
John Hopkins
Judge:
Colin Welland
Judge:
Shaun Sutton
Judge:
Keith Dewhurst
Music:
Larry Adler
Designer:
Ken Sharp
Director:
Michael Hayes
Producer:
Tony Staveacre
Editor:
Colin Nears
Valee:
Adam Bain
Patsy:
Paula Wilcox
Mum:
Jessie Evans
Courtney:
Stephen Yardley
Jean:
Heather Page
Dad:
Jack Woolgar
Wilkie:
Bryan Marshall

John Huston's classic thriller film, starring Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern with Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, John McIntire, Marilyn Monroe.
A successful million-dollar jewel robbery is the dream of every master criminal. Doc Riedenschneider's dream came true, but he failed to take into account the meanest of human frailties - greed.

(This Week's Films: page 9)

Contributors

Director:
John Huston
Dix Handley:
Sterling Hayden
Alonzo D. Emmerich:
Louis Calhern
Doll Conovan:
Jean Hagen
Gus Minissi:
James Whitmore
Doc Erwin Riedenschneider:
Sam Jaffe
Police Commissioner Hardy:
John McIntire
Cobby:
Marc Lawrence
Lt Ditrich:
Barry Kelley
Louis Ciavelli:
Anthony Caruso
Maria Ciavelli:
Teresa Celli
Angela Phinlay:
Marilyn Monroe
Timmons:
William Davis

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