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Cliff Michelmore covers the motoring news of the week.
Peter Sellers is the Master of Ceremonies at a Showbiz Car Club charity ball in London on the night the results are announced of the Daily Telegraph 'Car of the Year' contest. Tonight some of the motoring editors from all over Europe who judged the competition tell Barrie Gill why they picked the winner.
Twenty-five years ago this week the Guild of Motoring Writers held their first London Motor Show test day at Silverstone. Last Sunday Michael Frostick visited the 1972 test day at Silverstone to re-examine some questions at the heart of motoring journalism. Are road tests accurate and fair? Do correspondents protect the manufacturer more than the consumer? Can publicity men soften criticism with cigars and champagne?



Cliff Michelmore
Master of Ceremonies (charity ball):
Peter Sellers
Barrie Gill
Michael Frostick
Tony Salmon
Peter Cleaver
John Mills
Brian Robins

by Anton Chekhov
translated by Elisaveta Fen
A Stage 2 presentation
The play deals with Madame Ranyevskaya and her circle.

"It seems unfair not to mention everyone in this well-cast, almost impeccable production". (Daily Express)
(First shown on BBC1)


Anton Chekhov
Elisaveta Fen
Gerald Savory
Cedric Messina
Anya, Mme Ranyevskaya's daughter:
Jenny Agutter
Yasha, her servant:
Ray Brooks
Yepihodov, her clerk:
Laurence Carter
Trofimov, the tutor:
Christopher Gable
Gayev, her brother:
Charles Gray
Mme Ranyevskaya:
Celia Johnson
Varya, her adopted daughter:
Gemma Jones
Pishchik, her neighbour:
Hugh Manning
Doonyasha, her maid:
Adrienne Posta
Feers, an old retainer:
Cyril Shaps
A Soldier:
David Spenser
Carlotta, the governess:
Mary Wimbush
Lopakhin, a wealthy landowner:
Edward Woodward

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