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Story: "Dark is Beautiful" by Jill Tomlinson
Illustrated by Joanne Cole

Contributors

Presenter:
Carol Chell
Presenter:
Ray C. Davis
Author (Dark is Beautiful):
Jill Tomlinson
Illustrator (Dark is Beautiful):
Joanne Cole

Starring Madeline Bell, Jimmy Helms and Doris Troy

Gospel music has been a major influence on both the songs and singers of the current music scene. Tonight, three of the country's top soul singers sing ten of the top gospel songs.

Contributors

Singer:
Madeline Bell
Singer:
Jimmy Helms
Singer:
Doris Troy
Musical Director:
Geoff Love
Sound:
John Drake
Lighting:
Geoff Lomas
Producer:
Michael Begg

Scratch a modern millionaire and underneath you will probably find a property developer. Since 1954 the boom in commercial property development has spawned oblong office blocks by the thousands and new fortunes by the bank load. To amass their private fortunes, the property tycoons must enlist the willing co-operation of local government councillors - some of the hardest-working, unpaid public servants in modern Britain. For it is in the power of local authorities to grant, or to withhold, the necessary public permission to speculate on making a private fortune.

This week Jim Douglas Henry examines some recent strongly argued alternatives to the established practices in the boom world of property.

Contributors

Reporter:
Jim Douglas Henry
Producer:
Terry O'Reilly
Editor:
Adam Clapham

by Thomas Hardy
Dramatised by William Trevor
Starring Claire Bloom as Ella
with Norman Rodway as Marchmill and Maureen Pryor as Mrs Hooper

Fate brings Ella Marchmill to rent the rooms of a poet she has always admired. Her admiration gradually turns into obsession.

The heroines of Hardy... women struggling to love: see pages 54-59

Contributors

Author:
Thomas Hardy
Dramatised by:
William Trevor
Music composed and conducted by:
Joseph Horovitz
Film Cameraman:
Brian Tufano
Film Editor:
Angus Newton
Designer:
Tony Abbott
Producer:
Irene Shubik
Director:
Gavin Millar
Ella:
Claire Bloom
Marchmill:
Norman Rodway
Mrs Hooper:
Maureen Pryor
Coburn:
Paul Dawkins
Nanny:
Barbara Kellermann
Mrs Hooper's maid:
Anne-Louise Wakefield
Marchmill's maid:
Lasairfhiona Mangan
Marchmill's friend:
Charles Kinross
Marchmill's friend:
Max Latimer
Robert Trewe:
George Camiller
The Marchmill children:
Emma Gohar
The Marchmill children:
Julian Gohar
The Marchmill children:
Naomi Gohar

The fourth of six programmes

A street theatre group living and working in the shabby backstreets of Salford, Lancashire. They take theatre to local schools and colleges, television cameras to the streets, games therapy to a local mental hospital. But above all, they play with the children and the children play with them.

Contributors

Director:
Sue Boyd
Producer:
John Percival

Tony Bilbow and Philip Jenkinson, with Christmas in mind, look at some of the cinema books and magazines currently available including: Marilyn by Norman Mailer, Stunt by John Baxter, The Disney Films by Leonard Maltin, Brando - Portrait of the Rebel as an Artist by Bob Thomas
Philip Jenkinson: page 11

Contributors

Presenter:
Tony Bilbow
Presenter:
Philip Jenkinson
Producer:
Margaret Sharp
Executive Producer:
Mike Fentiman

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