A programme for children at home
' Chowder's Day ' by ANDREW DAVIES
Pianist, Jonathan Cohen
Graphics, Laurence Henry
. Scripted and directed by Anne Gobcy
Produced by CYNTHIA FELGATE
A beginner's course in folk guitar with John Pearse
4: The 4/4 scratch-learning to alternate your bass notes-and the waltz-time scratch
Producer, VICTOR POOLE
Shown on Monday on BBC-1 and Accompanying pamphlet: see page Si
Each week Florence Norberg takes a well-known song and shows a group of young people how to improve their singing.
Shown on Monday on BBC-1 and BBC Wales
The World Tonight
John Timpson , Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News followed by THE WEATHER
Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motoring
THE FIRST OF NOVEMBER
From today holiday-makers can start spending their £ 50 foreign travel allowance for 1969. Drivers have an extra £ 25 for motoring abroad, but what happens when the money has gone? Is there any scope in the currency restrictions for foreign motoring beyond the £ 50 limit?
Judith and Peter Jopp take a 2-litre Triumph Vitesse Mk. 2 across the Channel to France to investigate a scheme by Normandy hoteliers to give British motorists a long weekend payable in the £ 15 sterling which travellers have a right to take on every trip.
Director, TONY SALMON
Associate producer, John Mills Producer. BRIAN ROBINS
Television's Ice Show
Introduced by Ray Alan featuring
MICHEL and CAROL
Ray Alan 's script by CHARLES HART and PETER BISHOP
The Ice Cabaret Dancers
Production routines staged by REG PARK
The Fred Tomlinson Singers
Musical director, MALCOLM LOCKYER
Design by Kenneth Sharp
Produced by ERNEST MAXIN
Programme presented in association with Tom Arnold and Gerald Palmer
Edmund Hockridge , one of tonight's guest artists, has one of the finest voices in show business -he is one of the few stars to have had four smash hits in a row on the West End stage: Carousel, Can Can, Guys and Dolls, and The Pajama Game.
Lord David Cecil
A new series of personal choices of prose and poetry
Guest reader, Patrick Garland
Given before an invited audience at Lamda Theatre, London
Designer, Raymond Berger
Producer, JOHN FURNESS
See page 44
Lord David Cecil 's choice reflects very much his own tastes. As a friend of Max Beerbohm 's he has naturally chosen something by him, and his fondness for Jane Austen's work is reflected in two excerpts from Northanger Abbey. There is a great deal of humour in Lord David's selection. 'I think it's the sign of a fool to take everything seriously,' he says. But there are also some deeply moving passages from the works of Wordsworth, Robert Bridges , and Sir Thomas Browne.
A second chance to see the first of four films featuring
KENNETH McKELLAR in a musical journey to the Western Isles accompanied by The Peter Knight Singers and the Orchestra Leader, ALEC FIRMAN
Musical director, Harry Rabinowitz
Original music and new arrangements, PETER KNIGHT
Bob Sharpies , Dennis Wilson Script. EDDIE BOYD
Production, YVONNE LIITLEWOOD
See page 35
In this, the first of four programmes, Kenneth McKellar takes the Road to the Isles and illustrates it with such well-known favourites as ' Song of the Clyde,' ' Westering Home,' and ' My Heart is in the Highlands.'
Ian Trethowan looks back over the past week in Parliament and introduces reports on big debates in both Houses, questions to Ministers, significant moves behind the scenes, and the effects of M.P.s' work inside and outside Westminster with Hardiman Scott , David Holmes
Editor. MICHAEL BALKWILL
Introduced by Tony Bilbow looks at
The Film World Past and Present and Philip Jenkinson interviews
GLORIA SWANSON about her career and shows excerpts from her best-known films
Editor, ROWAN AYERS
Letters to Philip Jenkinson should be addressed c/o Late Night Line-Up.NBC Television Centre. London, W.12.
The Purple Plain starring
GREGORY PECK with Win Min Than, Bernard Lee
Maurice Denham, Lyndon Brook Ram Gopal
Screenplay by ERIC AMBLER based on the novel by H. E. BATES Directed by Robert Parrish
Produced by John Bryan
In the sweltering Burmese jungle in 1945, the officers and men of an R.A.F. outpost become increasingly concerned over the behaviour of the officer who had led them on many missions against the Japanese.
Playing Forrester, the officer in question, is Gregory Peck, one of Hollywood's most durable stars. In the early days of his career he was very much a heart-throb star, but as he grew older he established himself firmly as an actor of considerable talent. In this film, he portrays a man facing a nervous breakdown, but still carrying a weight of responsibility for the lives of others. Much of the film was shot on location in Ceylon and Burma which lends a great air of authenticity.