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Story: Boy on a Hill Top written by PEGGY BLAKELEY illustrated by KOTA TANIUCHI Presenters this week
Heather Emmanuel , Fred Harris
The Bold Bad Bus, rhyming stories from Play School, 11.60 from bookshops

Contributors

Written By:
Peggy Blakeley
Illustrated By:
Kota Taniuchi
Unknown:
Heather Emmanuel
Unknown:
Fred Harris

5: The Iron Makers
' I made a kind of pledge that I would be the last in the iron trade, that I would carry on as far as I jolly well could and make this my object in life. All I can say is that we are the last in the iron trade.'
(CYRIL \valmsley, iron master)
True wrought-iron, the substance of the great works of Stephenson and Brunei, as much as the ornamental artist and village blacksmith, can only be made by hand. Today the only foundry in the world capable of making wrought-iron is still in production: the Atlas Forge in Bolton.
Narrated by Kenneth Hudson
Producer RAY sutcliffb

Contributors

Unknown:
Kenneth Hudson
Producer:
Ray Sutcliffb

The Specialist
Hugh Falkus and Niko Tinbergen, who made the award-winning film Signals for Survival about the language of lesser black-backed gulls, have now turned their attention to the oyster-catcher. It is a common bird, yet has a skill unique among birds: it is able to use its bill to open a mussel and extract the flesh. It may sound simple, but the complications of the story are extraordinary and surprising. Narrator HUGH FALKUS
Scientific editor
PROFESSOR NIKO TINBERGEN Presented by CHRISTOPHER PARSONS (Bristol)

Contributors

Unknown:
Hugh Falkus
Unknown:
Niko Tinber
Unknown:
Professor Niko Tinbergen
Presented By:
Christopher Parsons

Joseph Cooper as questionmaster invites you to match your musical wits against Arianna Stassinopoulos, Robin Ray, John Julius Norwich

Guest musician Andrew Lloyd Webber

Contributors

Unknown:
Joseph Cooper
Unknown:
Arianna Stassinopoulos
Unknown:
Robin Ray
Unknown:
John Julius Norwich
Unknown:
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Director:
Denis Moriarty
Producer:
Walter Todds

The Great Fish Hunt
The rabbit fish, the red fish and the monk fish. Are these what we'll be eating in ten years' time? As improved techniques make it possible for us to take more and more fish from the sea, the limit to our existing fish stocks will be reached by the end of the decade. Scientists are now having to consider what might be our future sources of supply. Fish farming with oysters for everyone? Fish fingers from creatures dredged up from the sea bed? And what changes will it make to our eating habits? Horizon finds out. Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Editor BRUCE NORMAN
Producer CHRISTOPHER LA Fontaine

Contributors

Narrator:
Paul Vaughan
Editor:
Bruce Norman
Producer:
Christopher La Fontaine

Grace by JAMES JOYCE
Mr Kernan 's decline was mitigated by the fact that some of those friends who had known him at his highest point of success still esteemed him as a character.
Grace, adapted for television from a short story in Joyce's Dub-liners, is the second of a series of films, originally shown on Full House and 2nd House, in which eminent writers and directors were invited to dramatise short stories by the Irish author and by Chekhov.
Adapted by DAVID STOREY Director PETER GILL
Producers MELVYN BRAGG and GAVIN MILLAR
Assistant editor TONY staveacri Editor BILL MORTON

Contributors

Unknown:
James Joyce
Unknown:
Mr Kernan
Adapted By:
David Storey
Director:
Peter Gill
Producers:
Melvyn Bragg
Producers:
Gavin Millar
Editor:
Bill Morton
Tom Kernan:
Harry Webster
Steven:
Sean Barrett
Billy:
Derek Lord
Barman:
Joe McPartland
Manager:
Maurice Good
Young man:
Brian McGrath
Policeman:
Christopher Barry
Jack Power:
Alan Barry
Mrs Kernan:
Pauline Delany
Martin Cunningham:
Liam Redmond
M'Coy:
Patrick McAlinney
Pat Fogarty:
David Kelly
Father Purdon:
Ian Cunningham
Narrator:
Denys Hawthorne

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