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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Julian d'Albie

Also on BBC-2
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Eric Thompson
Storyteller: Julian d'Albie
Pianist: Winifred Taylor
Graphics: Hilary Hayton
Film Editor: Terry Cornelius
Director: Michael Grafton-Robinson
Director: Peter Scott
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Cricket: England v. The West Indies: Fourth Test Match

Second day's play at Headingley.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Television presentation: Nick Hunter

: The News

: Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Frenhinol Cymru 1966 Aberafan

Ymweliad a'r Maes, y Pafiliwn a'r stiwdio gynfas, a chyfle i brofi o naws y Brifwyl Owen Edwards yn cyflwyno adroddiad gan Uned Heddiw gyda Harri Gwynn a Hywel Gwynfryn
Visit to the National Eisteddfod field, pavilion, and studio, and impressions of the festival at Aberavon.
(Welsh Transmitters, Crystal Palace, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Wenvoe West)
(to 14.00)

: Cricket: England v. The West Indies: Fourth Test Match

Further visits to Headingley.
On BBC-2 from 4.45
(to 16.15; 16.30-16.45)

: Jackanory: The Tale of Beatrix Potter

with Margaret Rutherford.
Today's story: The Tale of Beatrix Potter


Storyteller: Margaret Rutherford
Graphics: James Matthews Joyce
Film Editor: George McMurdo
Director: Alexander C. McCourt
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Hey Presto - It's Rolf!

Rolf Harris introduces
This week's guests: Roger Squires, The Fortunes, Peter Glaze, The Creation, George Claydon
Music by The Bert Hayes Septet
(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Guest: Roger Squires
Band: The Fortunes
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Band: The Creation
Performer: George Claydon
Script: Bob Block
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Septet
Designer: Graham Oakley
Producer: Richard Evans

: Junior Points of View

with Sarah Ward
A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Junior Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Sarah Ward

: The News

followed by The Weather

: Cricket: England v. The West Indies: Fourth Test Match

The closing overs of the second day's play at Headingley.

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker with George Villiers.

Followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: Richard Baker
Cook: George Villiers

: The Newcomers

The story of a London family adapting to life in a country town.


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Wiles
Script: John Cresswell
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Gerry Mill
Mrs. Sanders: Gillian Lind
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Betty Lloyd: Helen Cotterill
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Jeremy Crowe: Mark Eden
Paul Bose: Madhav Sharma
Mrs. Brassett: Eileen Way
Peter Connolly: Patrick Connor
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Max Edelman: Clinton Greyn
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance

: P.G. Wodehouse's The World of Wooster: Jeeves and a Change of Mind

Adapted from the short story by P.G. Wodehouse and produced by Michael Mills.
[Starring] Ian Carmichael as Bertie Wooster and Dennis Price as Jeeves
with Mary Hinton, Tracy Reed and Michael Barrington
(Ian Carmichael is appearing in "Say Who You Are" at Her Majesty's Theatre, London)
See page 47


Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Adapted by/Producer: Michael Mills
Signature tune and themes by: Sandy Wilson
The World of Wooster produced in association with: Peter Cotes
Designer: John Wood
Bertie Wooster: Ian Carmichael
Jeeves: Dennis Price
Bobble Wickham: Tracy Reed
Peggy Mainwaring: Janet Hannington
Clementina: Kathleen Marsden
Miss Tomlinson: Mary Hinton
Policeman: Michael Barrington
Housemaid: Kate Brown
Mrs. Schofield: Barbara French

: Green Acres: Give Me Land, Lots of Land

A comedy series of far-from-quiet country life.

Starring Eddie Albert as the successful big-city lawyer Oliver Wendell Douglas and Eva Gabor as Lisa, his luxury-loving wife.

Give Me Land, Lots of Land ...is Oliver's delight and Lisa's despair!


Oliver Wendell Douglas: Eddie Albert
Lisa Douglas: Eva Gabor

: Dr. Kildare: Part 1: The Bell in the Schoolhouse

A film series.
Starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare, Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie, Lee Kurty as Zoe Lawton
Guest stars, Dean Stockwell, Tony Bill, Sheilah Wells, Judy Lang, Andrew Prine

A story in six parts in which Dr. Kildare's methods of coaching three students cause conflict with both the students and Dr. Gillespie.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Zoe Lawton: Lee Kurty
Dr. Rudy Devereux: Dean Stockwell
Thomas Hartwood: Tony Bill
Dr. Frankie Warren: Sheilah Wells
Jill Hartwood: Judy Lang
Dr. Roger Helvick: Andrew Prine

: The News

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Kenneth Allsop.


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Dido and Aeneas

From Glyndebourne Opera House.

Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Chorus-Master, Myer Fredman
Glyndebourne Festival Ballet
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Rodney Friend
Conducted by John Pritchard
An outside broadcast presented for television by John Vernon
(First shown on BBC-2)
See page 48


Music: Henry Purcell
Arranged by: Benjamin Britten
Arranged by: Imogen Holst
Libretto: Nahum Tate
Continuo played by: Martin Isepp
Singers: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Chorus-Master: Myer Fredman
Dancers: Glyndebourne Festival Ballet
Principal dancer: Hazel Merry
Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Rodney Friend
Orchestra conducted by: John Pritchard
Head of Music Staff and Preparation: Jani Strasser
Choreographer: Pauline Grant
Designer: Lorenzo Ghiglia
Producer: Franco Enriquez
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Dido: Janet Baker
Aeneas: Thomas Hemsley
Belinda: Elizabeth Robson
Sorceress: Yvonne Minton
First witch: Clare Walmesley
Voice of Mercury: Clare Walmesley
Second witch: Elizabeth Bainbridge
Sailor: Ryland Davies
Second woman: Lorna Elias

: Trials of O'Brien: Notes on a Spanish Prisoner

The escapades of a fast-talking high-living New York lawyer.
Starring Peter Falk as Daniel J. O'Brien
with Joanna Barnes as his ex-wife Katie, David Burns as The Great McGonigle, Elaine Stritch as his loyal secretary Miss G
with Buddy Hackett as Oliver Maxwell

No one believes Oliver Maxwell, an amiable but convicted confidence trickster, when he uses a familiar swindle to raise money for the release of a prisoner in a foreign jail. But this time the story is true - or is it?


Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Daniel J. O'Brien: Peter Falk
Katie: Joanna Barnes
The Great McGonigle: David Burns
Miss G: Elaine Stritch
Oliver Maxwell: Buddy Hackett
Eva Grimaldi: Mary Tahmin
Elena: Ellen Madison
Judge Briscoe: Martyn Green
District Attorney: Morgan Sterne
Garrison: Dolph Sweet
Tugboat Fenner: Al Kelly
Process Server: Joe E. Marks
Druggist: Victor Junquera
Mrs. Brightstone: Anita Dangler
Garabedian: Ken Martin
Grimaldi: Nino Ruggei
The Watcher: Al Nesor

: The Sky at Night: Sun Time

Sundials were one of the earliest instruments used to study the earth's movements. Patrick Moore discusses with Henry Brinton, and with Sir Alan Herbert who makes his own, the use of sundials in modern astronomy.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Henry Brinton
Guest: Sir Alan Herbert
Director: Tom Savage
Producer: Patricia Owtram

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