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A Pattern of Building. Written and presented by Alec Clifton-Taylor 5: Totnes, Devon
Totnes, in a fine landscape setting on the southern edge of Dartmoor, was founded by the Saxons close to an important crossing on the River Dart. What gives Totnes its special identity is slate, quarried locally, and hung vertically, often in decorative patterns, on many of the old and originally timber-framed houses. Inside some of these houses there is a series of handsome plaster ceilings. Totnes also has, unusually for England, some covered shopping arcades known as ' piazzas ' and an ancient Guildhall, and ' while it isn't quite one of the most beautiful of our small towns,' says ALEC CLIFTON-TAYLOR, 'it is one of the most distinctive and the preservation of its individuality is vital.'
Photography KEN WESTBURY Film editor CHARLES CHABOT
Executive producer BRUCE NORMAN Producer DENIS MORIARTY

Contributors

Presented By:
Alec Clifton-Taylor
Editor:
Charles Chabot
Producer:
Bruce Norman
Producer:
Denis Moriarty

David Fanshawe has returned to the island of Bahrain in the Arabian Gulf, searching out the songs of the pearl divers - the traditional world - and combining them with the new sounds of modern Bahrain.
Film editor ALLAN TYRER
Producer and director HERBERT CHAPPELL A Namara Enterprise Film.

Contributors

Unknown:
David Fanshawe
Editor:
Allan Tyrer
Director:
Herbert Chappell

The last of six programmes.
This week Miami Jazz Band with the Brecker Brothers
Larry Coryell and Philip Catherine Oscar Peterson with Ray Brown and Niels Pedersen
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton
Presented by DON SAYER. Recorded in cooperation with Swiss and GERMAN TV

Contributors

Unknown:
Philip Catherine
Unknown:
Oscar Peterson
Unknown:
Ray Brown
Unknown:
Niels Pedersen
Introduced By:
Humphrey Lyttelton
Presented By:
Don Sayer.
on BBC Two England

Cashing in on the Ocean
They lie around in their billions in the deeper part of the Pacific Ocean. They are roundish, blackish, smallish. They are called manganese nodules - and seldom can such dull-looking objects have excited so many scientists, industrialists and diplomats.
Though the origin and exact composition of nodules is still something of a scientific mystery, what is known for sure is that they contain enough nickel, copper and cobalt to make a multi-billionaire of anybody who could solve the technical problem of scooping them up to five km below the surface.
Nodules also pose the trickiest problem international law has ever faced. They belong to nobody, and to everybody. Last week in New York the Third United Nations Law of the Sea Conference convened for the eighth time to try and decide how these abundant riches should be fairly distributed. Does ' natural justice' require a profit-sharing operation controlled by every country in the world? Or should the seven industrialised countries that already have the technology and the wherewithal be allowed to get on with it? A collection of crumbly black rocks has become the supreme test case for the world politics of the future. Narrator FRANK WINDSOR
Film editor colin JONES
Editor simon CAMPBELL-JONES
Written and produced by STUART HARRIS

Contributors

Produced By:
Stuart Harris

A second chance to see the comedy series in six episodes, written by CHARLES WOOD , starring
George Cole and Gwen Watford with Francis Matthews Special guests
Robert Harris , Renny Lister 5:First Night
' I would have thought that after how many first nights is it? Six? I would have thought that you'd got over all this nonsense ... I have. I look forward to them, I really do.'
Beautifully acted ... a comedy series which manages very well without a studio audience. (LONDON EVENING NEWS) Producer JOE WATERS Director DAVID ASKEY

Contributors

Written By:
Charles Wood
Unknown:
George Cole
Unknown:
Gwen Watford
Unknown:
Francis Matthews
Unknown:
Robert Harris
Unknown:
Renny Lister
Director:
David Askey
Gordon Maple:
George Cole
Mabel Maple:
Gwen Watford
Kate:
Claire Walker
Jenny Lawrence:
Renny Lister
Sandra:
Elizabeth Norman
Tony:
Denis Bond
Jack Coopper:
Felix Downess
Tom Lawrence:
Francis Matthews
Mrs Field:
Daphne Heard
Stephan:
John Levitt
Dusty:
Nicholas Le Prevost
Wilfred:
Ron Emslie
Sir William Parsons:
Robert Harris
Denis:
Ken Wynne

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