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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Carole Ward, Eric Thompson
In the story chair, Ted Moult
(Also on BBC-2)

The storyteller's chair isn't in Play School this week. It has been taken to Derbyshire so that Ted Moult can tell three more stories about his farm. Today you can see his new plough and hear what happened the first time he used it. His other two stories are 'Catching the Pony' and 'The Floods'.
On Tuesday Eric reads the picture book Old Mother Hubbard and her Dog by Paul Galdone and on Thursday Carole tells the story 'Little Pete and the Ladybird'.

This is the last week of Play School on BBC-1. If you can receive BBC-2 you can continue to see Play School at the same time every morning Monday to Friday.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Eric Thompson
Storyteller: Ted Moult

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards.
Topical items in Welsh.
(Crystal Palace, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Wenvoe West)


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: The News

(to 13.30)

: Jackanory: Our Marie

with Ted Ray.
Show business has its own legends, and this week Ted Ray tells stories about some of the great stars from the old days of music-hall.
Today: Our Marie


Storyteller: Ted Ray

: The Lifesavers: 6: Call Emergency Tender!

A look at some of the men who risk their lives for others.

Apart from fighting fires the London Fire Brigade is often called out to face strange and dangerous emergencies.
Introduced by Tim Gudgin.


Presenter: Tim Gudgin
Producer: Leonard Chase

: Jennings: The Planned Operation

by Anthony Buckeridge.
See page 19


Writer: Anthony Buckeridge
Designer: Paul Montague
Producer: Johnny Downes
Jennings: David Schulten
Darbishire: Robert Bartlett
Mr. Wilkins: John Moore
Mr. Carter: Ian Gardiner
Headmaster: Martin Carroll
Venables: Iain Burton
Temple: William Burleigh
Atkinson: Edward McMurray
Rumbelow: Frank Barry

: The Adventures of Tin Tin: Red Rackham's Treasure: Part 13

The adventures of the boy detective and his dog.

Tin Tin and company find themselves surrounded by unfriendly natives.

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.

Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Pride of Place: 3: Frampton Court, Gloucestershire

John Betjeman and Arthur Negus visit the great houses of England.
From the West


Presenter: John Betjeman
Presenter: Arthur Negus
Director: Peter Bale
Producer: John Irving

: United!

Series created by Brian Hayles.

Alan and Iris unmask their marauder and Len Pryor is worried.
From the Midlands


Series creator: Brian Hayles
Based on material contributed by: Tom Brennand
Based on material contributed by: Roy Bottomley
Based on material contributed by: Nick McCarty
Script: Derrick Sherwin
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Produced and directed by: Anthony Cornish
Len Pryor: Tim Pearce
Jenny: Rowena Cooper
McIver: John Breslin
Amanda Holly: Jill Meers
Gregg Harris: Graham Weston
Mitchell: Tony Caunter
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Neil Hall: Michael Billington
Vic Clay: Warwick Sims
Ron McEwan: Sean Gerrard
Billy Broome: Dick Haydon
Chris Wood: Mike Redfern
Deirdre Gosling: Beverley Jones
Fiona Nixon: Marigold Sharman
Linda South: Sarah Bowen
Dennis: John Baddeley
Bert: Stephen Hancock
Mr. Stockwood: Chris Gittins
Mrs. Stockwood: Nancie Jackson
Eunice Stockwood: Betty Goulding

: Frankie Howerd

Frankie Howerd stars in a series of unlikely situations
Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
and featuring this week Warren Mitchell, Beryl Reid, Arthur Mullard, Rita Webb, Valerie Bell, Felix Bowness, Henry Longhurst, Sheree Winton, James McManus, Louis Mansi, Tony Lambden, Lionel Wheeler, Peter Thompson, Mike Lucas, Emmett Hennessey, Keith Ashley


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Incidental music written and directed by: Peter Knight
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Duncan Wood
Francis Howerd: Frankie Howerd
Francis' Agent: Warren Mitchell
[Actress]: Beryl Reid
[Actor]: Arthur Mullard
[Actress]: Rita Webb
[Actress]: Valerie Bell
[Actor]: Felix Bowness
Himself: Henry Longhurst
[Actress]: Sheree Winton
[Actor]: James McManus
[Actor]: Louis Mansi
[Actor]: Tony Lambden
[Actor]: Lionel Wheeler
[Actor]: Peter Thompson
[Actor]: Mike Lucas
[Actor]: Emmett Hennessey
[Actor]: Keith Ashley

: Sherlock Holmes: The Red-Headed League

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by Anthony Read
[Starring] Douglas Wilmer as Sherlock Holmes, Nigel Stock as Dr. Watson

Jabez Wilson is a struggling pawn-broker hardly worth the attentions of any petty thief. But when Wilson loses a job that is both ludicrous and lucrative, Holmes realises that he is the victim of a master criminal.


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: Anthony Read
Music composed by: Max Harris
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: David Goddard
Director: Peter Duguid
Merryweather: Geoffrey Wincott
Inspector Hopkins: John Barcroft
Sherlock Holmes: Douglas Wilmer
Dr. Watson: Nigel Stock
Jabez Wilson: Toke Townley
Sgt. Jones: Christopher Greatorex
Old woman: Beatrice Shaw
Vincent Spaulding: David Andrews
Mary Jane: Carla Challoner
Duncan Ross: Trevor Martin
Mrs. Shaw: Audrey O'Flynn

: The News

including a report on The Trades Union Congress from Blackpool.

: Panorama

Every Monday Panorama examines the people, places, and problems that matter most to Britain and the world.
Reports by Michael Charlton, Robin Day, Richard Kershaw, John Morgan, James Mossman, Ian Trethowan.
See page 19


Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: James Mossman
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Deputy Editor: David J. Webster
Editor: Jeremy Isaacs

: Kenneth McKellar sings A Song for Everyone

The fourth of six new programmes recorded recently from the stage of the BBC Television Theatre in London.

(Kenneth McKellar is appearing in "Showtime" at the North Pier Pavilion, Blackpool)


Singer: Kenneth McKellar
Orchestra Leader: Alec Firman
Musical Director: Harry Rabinowitz
Design: Colin Pigott
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: The Greyhound St. Leger

Direct from the Empire Stadium, Wembley.
Outside broadcast cameras cover the 34th Final of this 700-yard Greyhound Racing Classic worth £1,500 to the winner.


Commentator: Peter Bromley
Presented for television by: Alec Weeks

: Twenty-Four Hours

Round the clock and round the world with up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.
Round 24 hours with Ian Trethowan, Robin Day, Robert McKenzie
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt, Michael Parkinson
and the Twenty-Four Hours correspondents


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Parkinson
Assistant Editor: Richard Francis
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Suivez La Piste: 19: Virus-Preuve

Written by Emile De Harven.
Follow Up Your French in a twenty-five-episode thriller serial.

Hide-and-seek on the cafe terrace. Is final proof the prize?

with Monique Messine as Catherine Leger, Michel Forain as Jean Dacier
and Gisele Grimm, Gerard Buhr

(First shown on BBC-2)
(Repeated next Sunday at 11.30 a.m.)


Writer: Emile De Harven
Presenter: Gisele Grimm
Presenter: Gerard Buhr
Course devised by: Michel Blanc
Course devised by: Ormond Uren
Language Adviser: Denys Player
Language Adviser: John Trim
Designer: Don Horne
Director: John Prescott Thomas
Producer: Colin Nears
Catherine Leger: Monique Messine
Jean Dacier: Michel Forain

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