A programme for children at home
Presenters this week,
Miranda Connell, Colin Jeavons
In the story chair, Peter Glaze
Today's story is called "The Little Girl and the Tiny Don" by Edward and Aingelda Ardizzone
"There was an old man called
He grew whiskers on his chinigin
The wind came up and blew them inigin
Poor old Michael Finnigin."
That's "Play School"'s poem each day. It's a windy and blowing week, and today Miranda and Colin begin by making a windmill. Tomorrow Colin and Miranda and the toys dress up for the seaside in the sort of bathing costumes that people wore long ago.
How many of the Play School pets fly? Can an elephant fly? Find out on Wednesday. Can a brick be blown down? The experiment on Friday - Science Day - will show if it is possible or not. And Humpty-Dumpty will be blown down - not off a wall, but out of a hammock.
Author of story:
Author of story:
England v. Australia
FOURTH TEST MATCH
Fourth day's play at Headingley
Peter West , Richie Benaud Ted Dexter , Denis Compton
Nick Hunter , Philip Lewis
The World Tonight
John Timpson and Peter Woods with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey
Michael Clayton , Tom Mangold
Brian Saxton , David Tindall
Richard Whitmore and the correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News followed by THE WEATHER
starring and with in Two Whole Days by SACHA GUITRY
Translated and adapted by CARYL BRAHMS and NED SHERRIN from the English version Sleeping Partners by Michael HOWARD
Music composed and conducted by Johnny Dankworth
Lyrics by CARYL BRAHMS and NED SHERRIN
Costumes. Joyce Mortlock
Designer, David Spode
Producer, G. B. LUPINO
The action takes place over two days and nights, and the story-very simple and very French-is about the eternal triangle.
as the lover:
as the wife:
as the husband:
as the valet:
Two school-leavers seek interesting and unusual work during summer 1967
Every year thousands of school-leavers put an advertisement in a paper, hoping to fill the long summer months with travel and adventure
A four-part series of films with Rosemary Cunion and Lionel Took
4: THE NORTH-EAST
Rosemary works as an assistant in a boutique in Newcastle's Arcadia, Lionel as a labourer in a glassworks in Sunderland
Executive producer, BRIAN Lewis
by Nigel Kneale
With Leonard Rossiter, Suzanne Neve and Tony Vogel, Vickery Turner, Brian Cox, George Murcell
This frightening new play by Nigel Kneale is set in the future, in a world totally dominated and run by television. A world that is air-conditioned, fully automated and full of gigantic TV screens, where a child seeing a window for the first time would say, 'Oh, look, a mini-screen!'
A world where language has become almost redundant - the 'low-drive' people who form 98 per cent of the population don't need to read, write or even speak to each other. The other two per cent-the 'high-drive' people - run the television programmes.
All 'tensions' - like war, hate, love, loyalty - have been removed, so with none of these factors left to control the problems of over-population, other methods must be found.
The answer is in television - there are gluttony programmes to put people off food, and applied pornography programmes to put them off sex. There's art-sex, and sport-sex - this happens to be the year of the sex Olympics.
For the tiny minority who want no part of this TV world, there's only one way out - to become a programme themselves. Deanie, Nat Mender and their child go to a small island where life hasn't been made trivial and safe, and isn't, in the words of the play, 'comfy and cosy,' where television doesn't supply all needs.
The cameras are on them twenty-four hours a day - it's the Live Life Show and is soon top of the ratings. The final outcome is both tragic and terrifying.
Co-Ordinator Ugo Priest:
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A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King, Sheridan Morley with a discussion on The Year of the Sex Olympics including Nigel Kneale and Michael Elliott