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Cliff Michelmore reports from East Africa on The 21st Safari Rally
In 1972, Hannu Mikkola became the first driver from outside East Africa to win the Safari. Can his British Ford Escort beat the mud and the dust, the Japanese Datsuns and the German Porsches two years running in this Easter marathon, best test in the world of the ordinary family car?


Cliff Michelmore
Rally driver:
Hannu Mikkola
Film Cameraman:
Colin Waldeck
Ron Crabb
Brian Robins

At once beautiful and sinister, the imaginary circus conceived by the great French painter Georges Rouault, who died in 1958, is a symbol of all that is best and worst in society. In this film Rouault's Circus is brought to life. As the shifts occur in his own work, the performers are seen in a constantly changing light.
Rouault's words read by Alan Dobie
Other readings by Martin Jarvis
with artists and acts from Cottle and Austen's Circus
"The most exciting art documentary on television for years" (Daily Telegraph)


Rouault's words read by:
Alan Dobie
Other readings:
Martin Jarvis
Film Cameraman:
John Hooper
Leslie Megahey

From the League of Champions
The last opportunity for both players to improve their chances of reaching the semi-finals.
Introduced by Alan Weeks
(from Birmingham)


Alan Weeks
Snooker player:
Jack Rea
Snooker player:
John Pulman
Sydney Lee
Ted Lowe
Jim Dumighan
Reg Perrin

Her life and work dramatised by Robin Chapman

(Ahead of her time: pages 60-62)


Robin Chapman
Tom Eastwood
Studio lighting:
Sam Barclay
Tim Harvey
Rosemary Hill
Alan Cooke
Katherine (In the life):
Vanessa Redgrave
John Middleton Murry (In the life):
Jeremy Brett
L.M. (In the life):
Annette Crosbie
Murry's guests (In the life):
David Dodimead
Murry's guests (in the life):
Patrick Godfrey
Murry's guests (In the life):
Desmond Jones
Olga (In the life):
Joolia Cappleman
Pastor (In the life):
Neville Barber
The Woman (Psychology):
Vanessa Redgrave
The Man (Psychology):
Jeremy Brett
The Friend (Psychology):
Annette Crosbie
The Flower Seller (Psychology):
Honora Burke
Laura (The Garden Party):
Suzannah Williams
Mr Sheridan (The Garden Party):
Bruce Purchase
Mrs Sheridan (The Garden Party):
Phyllida Law
Laurie (The Garden Party):
Rufus Frampton
Meg (The Garden Party):
Eileen Waugh
Jose (The Garden Party):
Lyndon Hughes
Penny Spencer
Peggy Aitchison
Ginette McDonald
Eric Mason
Paul Haley
Graeme Eaton
Paddy Frost
Maryann Turner
Mary McMillan

A series of six programmes on historical costume
Introduced by Joan Bakewell

There is a difference, sometimes a very big difference, between theatrical costumes and actual period clothes.
John Bloomfield, costume designer of The Six Wives of Henry VIII and Casanova, shows some tricks of the trade... how to age clothes and add texture to materials.
The Thinking Man's Fancy strikes again: pages 6-7


Joan Bakewell
John Bloomfield
Series devised by:
Janet Arnold
Margaret McCall

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