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Story: The Camel's House written by JOANNE COLE illustrated by JOHN THIRSK Presenters :
KAREN PLATT , JOHNNY BALL

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Written By:
Joanne Cole
Illustrated By:
John Thirsk
Unknown:
Karen Platt
Unknown:
Johnny Ball

A series of outstanding and memorable programmes to mark 40 years of BBCtv

To mark Sir John Betjeman's 70th birthday this week, another chance to see the Poet Laureate's most highly-acclaimed film, his celebration of suburbia, Metro-Land.
'Live in Metro-Land' was the slogan in the 1920s and 1930s. It meant buying a new detached or semi-detached house in the desirable residential suburbs built up alongside the Metropolitan Railway. In this film Sir John Betjeman travels through Metro-Land.
(Poetry Prom with Sir John Betjeman: tomorrow 8.0 pm Radio 4)

Edward Mirzoeff remembers Metro-land.
Metro-Land, hailed in 1973 as an 'instant classic', found Sir John Betjeman taking a sentimental journey along the Metropolitan Line and looking at the suburbia that had sprung up by its side. Producer Edward Mirzoeff recalls: 'It grew out of a series l had done with Sir John called Bird's-Eye View - a helicopter view of Britain. After that, as a change from the sort of pretty, landscape side of the country, we both wanted to do something about the pleasures of suburbia. I eventually came up with the idea of examining 'Metro-Land' - the growth of suburbia linked to a tour of the line. 'Our greatest piece of good fortune came from London Transport who found a marvellous old film which had been shot along the line about 1910, just before the buildings started going up at the side of the track. We mixed the old film with our new film throughout. Sir John wrote the programme almost entirely in verse and we discovered some fascinating oddities along the way, like the man who had his house built around a Wurlitzer organ and a chap in Neasden with a suburban nature trail. We went in search of the Englishness of England. It was a programme about front gardens and back gardens and proof that suburbia was not just boring rows of box-like houses.'
(Interview: David Gillard)

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Presenter:
Sir John Betjeman
Producer:
Edward Mirzoeff

The sight and sound of Champion Brass Bands in Concert Introduced by David Parry-Jones from The Rhondda Sports Centre, Mid Glamorgan
The Pare and Dare Band with the Upper Rhondda Comprehensive School Band conducted by leuan Morgan featuring Don Lusher (trombone) All the bands taking part in this series will later this year represent their regions at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the National Brass Band Championships.
Sound BARRY THOMAS Lighting STAN JONES Producer KEN GRIFFIN

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Introduced By:
David Parry-Jones
Conducted By:
Leuan Morgan
Unknown:
Don Lusher
Producer:
Ken Griffin

At Bow Street
Simple in means, economically complex in analysis, it was a milestone. (OBSERVER) Script consultant ALISON PLOWDEN Research GILES OAKLEY
Director RODNEY BENNETT Producer VICTOR POOLE
(The trial was originally dramatisedin,a six-part series on BBC1 in 1974)
Book by Alison Plowden, £3.85, from bookshops

Contributors

Unknown:
W. . Stead
Unknown:
David Jones
Unknown:
Eliza Armstrong
Director:
Rodney Bennett
Producer:
Victor Poole
Book By:
Alison Plowden
W Stead:
Denis Lill
Rebecca Jarrett:
Gillian Raine
Eliza Armstrong:
Susan Payne
Mrs Armstrong:
Stella Tanner
Mr Armstrong:
Richard Beale
Mrs Broughton:
Hilary Mason
James Vaughan, magistrate:
Alan Foss
Henry Poland, QC:
Tony Jay
Usher:
Dave Carter
At the Old Bailey Mr Justice Lopes:
John Woodnutt
Sir Richard Webster, QC:
John Humphry
Charles Russell, QC:
Michael Turner
Foreman of the Jury:
Roger Ostime
Clerk of the Court:
Oliver Gilbert

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