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Story: Useless Eustace written by JEAN WATSON with Chloe Ashcroft and Jon Glover
Presenters this week
Sarah Long , Chris Tranchell
Pianist MICHAEL OMER Designer ROGER CANN
Scriptwriter CAROLE WARD Director BARBARA DEEHAN Producer ANNE GOBEY
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE

Contributors

Written By:
Jean Watson
Unknown:
Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown:
Jon Glover
Unknown:
Sarah Long
Pianist:
Chris Tranchell
Pianist:
Michael Omer
Designer:
Roger Cann
Unknown:
Scriptwriter Carole Ward
Director:
Barbara Deehan
Producer:
Cynthia Felgate

A short series of award-winning industrial films on scientific and technological subjects. Rail Transport Snow
Railways, trains and travellers in the snow. A choreographic look at railways and their passengers against a jazz background.
Winner of several International Prizes (1964)
Wires over the Border
The story of the electrification of the railway line between London and Glasgow-filmed in all weathers.
A Best Sponsored Film award (1975)
BRITISH TRANSPORT films
(Tomorrow at 7.5 pm: Meteorology)

A Monday-night adventure series starring
Tonight: Guns for a Queen
Jeff and Cash are trying to trace a missing consignment of rifles, enough to start a revolution, when an old flame turns up and distracts them from the search - or so it seems at first.

Contributors

Jeff Cable:
William Shatner
Cash Conover:
Doug McClure
Eleanor:
Joan van Ark
McCord:
John Ericson
Arthur:
Fred Beir
Moose:
Richard Kiel
Thumbs:
Dave Turner
Morales:
Nate Esformes

A series of outstanding and memorable programmes to mark 40 years of BBCtv starring Michael Bentine
This edition won the Press Prize at the Montreux Festival. with Ronnie Barker, Benny Lee, Maggie Fitzgibbon, Ian Gray, Frank Thornton, Leon Thau, Len Lowe, Joe Gibbons, Sheree Winton, Shusha Assar THE RITA WILLIAMS SINGERS
Orchestra conducted by HARRY RABINOWITZ Devised and written by MICHAEL BENTINE and JOHN LAW. Designer GEORGE DJURKOVIC Producer JAMES GILBERT
Michael Bentine remembers It's A Square World
It's A Square World firmly established Michael Bentine as a highly individual television comedian; it was a prizewinner at the Montreux Festival in 1963. Says Bentine: 'Looking back I suppose the series was a pioneer, containing the essence of almost every comedy show that followed it - Monty Python, The Goodies and Ronnie Barker have all acknowledged their debt. It was essentially a barmy documentary but based on total logic. After the 'pilot' show I went down with a pulmonary embolism and was flat on my back for six months.Then was asked to do a series of 12 - all live - as a sort of recuperation. I'm surprised it didn't kill me. 'We did some classic things sinking the House of Commons with a Chinese junk, discovering, the source of the Thames was a dripping tap, sending the TV Centre into orbit with Patrick Moore. We used the TV Centre for lots of ideas, organising a mass break-out from it and having man-eating orchid drop dead after it had visited the canteen. In the end I received a memo: "Under no circumstances is the TV Centre to be used for purposes of entertainment" '

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Bentine
Unknown:
Ronnie Barker
Unknown:
Benny Lee
Unknown:
Maggie Fitzgibbon
Unknown:
Ian Gray
Unknown:
Frank Thornton
Unknown:
Leon Thau
Unknown:
Len Lowe
Unknown:
Joe Gibbons
Unknown:
Sheree Winton
Conducted By:
Harry Rabinowitz
Written By:
Michael Bentine
Written By:
John Law.
Designer:
George Djurkovic
Producer:
James Gilbert
Unknown:
Michael Bentine
Unknown:
Michael Bentine
Unknown:
Monty Python
Unknown:
Ronnie Barker
Unknown:
Patrick Moore.

based on the novels of ANTHONY TROLLOPE The BBC2 Serial
Written for television in 22 parts by SIMON RAVEN starring
Susan Hampshire , Philip Latham
Some years have passed since the Liberals lost the election; Glencora's and Plantagenet's sons are at university. A political crisis faces the country and a coalition Government is imminent -but who will lead it? Part 16
Producer MARTIN LISEMORE
Director RONALD WILSON

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Raven
Unknown:
Susan Hampshire
Unknown:
Philip Latham
Producer:
Martin Lisemore
Director:
Ronald Wilson
Glencora:
Susan Hampshire
Plantagenet:
Philip Latham
Barrington Erle:
Moray Watson
Dolly Longstaffe:
Donald Pickering
Duke of St Bungay:
Roger Livesey
First Secretary:
Geoffrey Edwards
Collingwood:
Maurice Quick
Marie Finn:
Barbara Murray
Ferdinand Lopez:
Stuart Wilson
Everett Wharton:
Gareth Forwood
Sextus Parker:
David Ryall
Abel Wharton:
Brewster Mason
Emily Wharton:
Sheila Ruskin
Mrs Pritchard:
Jacqueline Maude
Lady Mary Palliser:
Kate Nicholls
Gardener:
Alan Lawrance
Foreman:
Ron Hackett
Earl of Silverbridge:
Anthony Andrews
Frank Tregear:
Jeremy Irons

Presented by Barbara Myers
Each week Inside Medicine examines the latest issues from the world of hospitals and doctors, diseases and cures, patients and policy.
Director HILARY HENSON
Executive producer KARL SABBAGH Producer JOHN MANSFIELD

Contributors

Presented By:
Barbara Myers
Director:
Hilary Henson
Producer:
Karl Sabbagh
Producer:
John Mansfield
on BBC Two England

A series of ten programmes 4: Riflemen Form Introduced by Christopher Roads
Military men did not look on the rifle with much favour in the 18th and early 19th centuries: they preferred the smooth-bore musket. The Kentucky rifle was one of the first rifles to be employed in warfare, in the American War of Independence, but not by regular soldiers. With the arrival of a French design called the Minie, the rifle was finally adopted by the British army as the standard arm of the regular soldier - and proved its worth against the Russians in the Crimean War. Narrated by DUNCAN CARSE
Film editor DICK ALLEN Producer PAUL JORDAN

Contributors

Introduced By:
Christopher Roads
Editor:
Dick Allen
Producer:
Paul Jordan

A Question of Survival with Magnus Magnusson
The balloon ascends again tonight from Sheffield University where three more historical characters argue their right to remain in the balloon.
The characters in question will be ably defended by students from Coventry College of Education. The balloonists are:
PHILIP VIVIAN defending Pericles SUSAN WILKINSON defending Marie Antoinette CLIVE HULME defending Nero Judges:
Robert McKenzie Angela Pleasence
Director PETER MASSEY Producer BILL WRIGHT

Contributors

Unknown:
Magnus Magnusson
Unknown:
Philip Vivian
Unknown:
Pericles Susan Wilkinson
Unknown:
Marie Antoinette
Unknown:
Clive Hulme
Unknown:
Robert McKenzie
Unknown:
Angela Pleasence
Director:
Peter Massey
Producer:
Bill Wright

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