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Joan Bakewell talks with Olave, Lady Baden-Powell, aged 83, who describes her marriage to the founder of the Boy Scout movement as 'made in Heaven.' They met on board the Arcadian in 1911. He was 55 and she was 23. 'At once we clicked.'


Joan Bakewell
Olave, Lady Baden-Powell
James Kenelm Clarke

A documentary film about how and why five of the world's most gifted soloists decided for the fun of it to give a public concert together in London. It includes the complete performance of Schubert's Trout Quintet filmed in London's Queen Elizabeth Hall.
With Daniel Barenboim (piano), Itzhak Perlman (violin), Pinchas Zukerman (viola), Jacqueline du Pre (cello), Zubin Mehta (double-bass)

(An Allegro film. First shown on BBC1)


Daniel Barenboim
Itzhak Perlman
Pinchas Zukerman
Jacqueline du Pre
Zubin Mehta
Christopher Nupen

'The materials and methods of watercolour painting haven't altered much over 200 years. They are essentially too simple to be radically altered or extended.' David Gentleman, the artist and designer, shows how the medium may be used in ways similar to those of the traditional artists of this school.
Written and narrated by Basil Taylor.



David Gentleman
Basil Taylor
John Read

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.
Reporters Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Pitman, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

When grandparents get too old to look after themselves, the family must decide what to do. An old person, who may also be sick, needs much care and nursing: may become the cause of over-tiredness and bad tempers within the family.
Yet the alternative, to send a much loved grandparent to an old people's home, may seem callous and cruel.
For old people too, it can be a difficult time. On the one hand they don't want to be a burden on the family: on the other hand they are frightened of being 'put away' and forgotten.
Do we care for our parents as well in old age as they did for us as children?
In the first programme of this two-part enquiry, John Pitman and a Man Alive team look at the problem and, next week, examine some of the answers.


John Pitman
Jim Murray
Adam Clapham

The second of three films starring one of Britain's all-time comedy favourites Will Hay
with Graham Moffatt and Moore Marriott

In the sleepy little village of Turnbotham Round there hasn't been a crime committed for over ten years. On hearing of this, the Chief Constable threatens Sergeant Dudfoot and his two assistants Albert and Harbottle with the sack if they don't make an arrest soon. Their efforts to create an artificial crime wave have surprising and chaotic results.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Marriot Edgar
Val Guest
From a story by:
Sidney Gilliat
Producer and director:
Marcel Varnel
Sgt Dudfoot:
Will Hay
Graham Moffatt
Moore Marriott
Glennis Lorimer
Chief Con:
Peter Gawthorne
The Squire:
Charles Oliver
Herbert Lomas

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