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A series in three episodes starring
Claudia McNeil , Janet McLachlan and Robert Christian with Lark Ruffin
1: Mississippi, 1933. Bound together by their family love, the Logans face the hardships of being both black and poor at the height of the Depression. The daughter, Cassie, tells the story of a family, who learned to 'hold on to what we had -and what we had was the land'.
Based on the novel by MILDRED D. TAYLOR the films depict the Logans' struggle for their property and their resistance against the intimidating Wallace, the town's bigoted store-owner.
Written by ARTHUR HEINEMANN Produced by JEAN ANNE MOORE Directed by JACK SMIGHT
(First showing on British television) (Episode 2 tomorrow at 5.40 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Claudia McNeil
Unknown:
Janet McLachlan
Unknown:
Robert Christian
Unknown:
Lark Ruffin
Novel By:
Mildred D. Taylor
Written By:
Arthur Heinemann
Produced By:
Jean Anne Moore
Directed By:
Jack Smight
Big Ma:
Claudia McNeil
Mama:
Janet McLachlan
Papa:
Robert Christian
Granger:
Roy Poole
Morrison:
Rockne Tarkington
TJ:
Larry Scott
Cassie:
Lark Ruffin
Stacey:
Tony Ross
Christopher John:
Rodney King Adams
Little Man:
Eric Dunaway
Jamison:
John Cullum
Hammer:
Morgan Freeman

Fighting Mad
Mark Curry looks at some classic silent films featuring crazy comic fights, including a rare clip of Stan Laurel (without Ollie).
Director MARTIN HUGHES Producer JOHN BUTTERY BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Curry
Unknown:
Stan Laurel
Director:
Martin Hughes
Producer:
John Buttery

August
August is the month of harvest and hazy summer days. In the hedgerows, honeysuckle rambles in profusion and butterflies feed on the flowers. David Streeter and Rosamond Rich ardson examine the curious robins' pincushion, show how to date a hedge and seek advice on making wine in readiness for the harvest of hedgerow fruits.
Film editor AL GELL
Producer ERICA GRIFFITHS
Book (same title) paperback C 5.95, hardback f 10.50 from booksellers

Contributors

Unknown:
David Streeter
Unknown:
Rosamond Rich
Producer:
Erica Griffiths

John FitzMaurice Mills looks at techniques used by artists.
Painting on the back of glass means doing everything back to front, starting with the foreground and all the detail which would normally be put on last. Several layers of glass can give an intriguing three-dimensional effect.
Studio director Fiona MCKENZIE
Producer Christopher LEWIS. BBC Bristol

Contributors

Director:
Fiona McKenzie
Producer:
Christopher Lewis.

This Academy Award-winning documentary film highlights the growing problem of the thousands of young people reported missing every year.
When 19-year-old Eric Wilson went missing on a trip between Ottawa and Boulder. Colorado, his family naturally turned to the police for help. But the Canadian and American police forces were not interested: to them Eric was just another missing kid. 'Come back in 30 days,' they said. Baffled and frustrated by the indifference of the authorities, the Wilsons hired a private investigator. Through him they finally discovered the tragic truth.
Produced and directed by JOHN zaritsky A CBC TV production

Contributors

Unknown:
Eric Wilson
Directed By:
John Zaritsky

from the Silk Cut Festival
Fans from all over Britain flocked to the Wembley Arena to enjoy a variety of styles from this year's feast of good country music.
Your host, David Allan , talks briefly to a couple of the artists involved, who this week include: Ray Pillow
Ronny Robbins and the Marty Robbins Band Shelly West, David Frizzell
Billy Walker and Slim Whitman
Festival organiser MERVYN CONN
Sound JOHN CAULFIELD , BARRIE HAWES Lighting JOHN KING
Designer PHIL ROBERSON Directors PETER CLEAVER
DAVID PICKTHALL , BOB WILD Producer DAVE PERROTTET

Contributors

Talks:
David Allan
Unknown:
Ronny Robbins
Unknown:
David Frizzell
Unknown:
Billy Walker
Unknown:
John Caulfield
Unknown:
Barrie Hawes
Unknown:
John King
Designer:
Phil Roberson
Directors:
Peter Cleaver
Unknown:
David Pickthall
Producer:
Dave Perrottet

BBC2 Invitation Pairs
Crown Green Bowling Tournament Fourth quarter-final
Four bowlers new to the television screens are featured tonight in the last quarter-final. Alan Green and Ivor Williams , an entertaining pair from Wales, are opposed by Cheshire players, Keith Birkett and Glynn Cookson , in what should be a close match. At stake is a place in the semi-finals against last week's winners. Introduced by Richard Duckenfield from Mitchells and Butlers Social Club in Birmingham.
Commentator Harry Rigby
Producer KEITH PHILLIPS BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Alan Green
Unknown:
Ivor Williams
Unknown:
Keith Birkett
Unknown:
Glynn Cookson
Introduced By:
Richard Duckenfield
Commentator:
Harry Rigby
Producer:
Keith Phillips

with Andy .Ross and his band Singers:
Kathy Clark, Jimmy Dawn Tony Jackson, Patti James Eleanor Keenan, Anna Rhys
Sing along in your sitting-room or dance in the dining-room; either way you can join in the fun from the Lyceum Ballroom, London, as Andy and his band serenade you with a song a minute, every one a popular success.
Sound JOHN CAULFIELD Lighting HARRY THOMAS
Producer DAVE PERROTTET

John Tusa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with Olivia O'Leary and Jenni Murray present the reports and interviews that matter with the anlaysis that counts.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Tusa
Unknown:
Peter Snow
Unknown:
Donald MacCormick
Unknown:
Olivia O'Leary
Unknown:
Jenni Murray

11.30 Goodness of Fit
How can a genetic theory be tested? Statistics can help, provided an experiment is carried out.
11.55 Health Care in Mozambique: 1
What are the effects of the new health care system that the government of Mozambique has introduced to replace the old colonial model?

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