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Story: "Bod and the Cherry Tree" by Michael and Joanne Cole
Guest storyteller Colin Jeavons
Presenters this week Carol Chell, Johnny Silvo


Carol Chell
Johnny Silvo
Author (Bod and the Cherry Tree):
Michael Cole
Author (Bod and the Cherry Tree):
Joanne Cole
Colin Jeavons

Reporters Jeremy James, Jeanne Lachard, Desmond Wilcox and Harold Williamson

Covent Garden market is moving out leaving nine acres of fiercely congested London quiet-for the first time in several centuries.
The departure of the market has opened the way for the planners and property developers eager to 'redevelop' not only the market itself but 90 acres of Covent Garden. Sunken motorways, an international conference centre, luxury hotels, expensive offices, tall apartment blocks. The benefits, many would reasonably argue, of 20th century development. It has been the same with the Barbican; the Elephant and Castle; in central Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester; Exeter and Plymouth. It brings a new style to our city centres and, indisputably, profit to potential developers. But at what cost to 'villages' like Covent Garden and the people who live in them? The planners seem confident and promise responsible behaviour. Jim Douglas Henry and a Man Alive team have been listening to the planners and the people because what is happening in Covent Garden is important for all of us.
(My Choice: Ian Albery, page 5)


Jim Douglas Henry
Terence O'Reilly
Desmond Wilcox
Bill Morton

A League of Champions compete for the 1972 Pot Black Trophy
John Spencer: the 1971 World Professional Champion seeks his first win of the series and chases the Highest Break Prize standing at £59 versus Ray Reardon: the 1970 Champion meets Spencer for the first time since losing to him in the 1970 Pot Black Final
Introduced by Alan Weeks
(from Birmingham)


Alan Weeks
Snooker player:
John Spencer
Snooker player:
Ray Reardon
Sydney Lee
Ted Lowe
Jim Dumighan
Reg Perrin

Starring Alice Faye, Don Ameche
The final presentation in this season of films from Hollywood's vintage years features the early days of the movies through the story of Molly Adair, the show-girl who becomes a movie star.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Darryl F. Zanuck
Irving Cummings
Molly Adair:
Alice Faye
Michael Connors:
Don Ameche
Dave Springold:
J. Edward Bromberg
Nicky Hayden:
Alan Curtis
Pete Tinney:
Stuart Erwin
Chief of Police:
Jed Prouty
Buster Keaton:
null Himself
Lyle P Stout:
Donald Meek
George Givot
Keystone Cop:
Eddie Collins
Keystone Cop:
Hank Mann
Keystone Cop:
Heinie Conklin
Keystone Cop:
James Finlayson
Assistant director:
Chick Chandler
Henry Potter:
Robert Lowery
Ben Turpin
Chester Conklin

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