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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Carole Ward, Eric Thompson
In the story chair, Ted Moult
(Also on BBC-2)
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Eric Thompson
Storyteller: Ted Moult
Pianist: Tom McCall
Graphics: Hilary Hayton
Scripted and directed by: Michael Grafton-Robinson
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Cricket: An England XI v. A Rest of the World XI

A visit to the Scarborough Cricket Festival to see in action the team chosen by Radio Times readers.
(Sponsored by Rothmans of Pall Mall)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland
Presented for television by: Nick Hunter

: Headline News

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards.
Topical items in Welsh.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 14.00)


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: Cricket: An England XI v. A Rest of the World XI

Further visits to Scarborough.
(On BBC-2 from 4.45)
(to 16.10; 16.30-16.45)

: Jackanory: Gus Elen: The Costermonger

with Ted Ray.
Today: Gus Elen: The Costermonger


Storyteller: Ted Ray
Pianist: Martin Goldstein
Designer: Diana Wilson
Assistant Producer: Molly Cox
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Hey Presto - It's Rolf!

Rolf Harris introduces
This week's guests: The Fortunes, Roy Rivers, Edmundson and Elliott, Paddy Joyce, George Claydon
(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Band: The Fortunes
Entertainer: Roy Rivers
Comedians: Edmundson and Elliott
Performer: Paddy Joyce
Performer: George Claydon
Script: Bob Block
Music: 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

: Town and Around

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

Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall
Cook: George Villiers

: Film Preview

A look at the films on BBC television and the features on release.
Introduced by Philip Jenkinson who discusses the background stories and making of
Let's Face It - Bob Hope
The Man Who Never Was - Clifton Webb
Sayonara - Marlon Brando
The Chase - Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda by courtesy of Columbia
Kaleidoscope - Warren Beatty, Susannah York by courtesy of Warner-Pathe
Assault on a Queen - Frank Sinatra by courtesy of Paramount


Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: The Newcomers

Gran, Mrs. Brassett, and Mrs, Heenan all find jobs. Sydney gets involved with the March of Youth and Langley wants to help Paul.


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story: John Wiles
Script: Hugh Forbes
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Paddy Russell
Sir Tommy Barnett: Michael Gover
Peter Connolly: Patrick Connor
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
David Ashtead: John Golightly
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Graham Stockwell: Christopher Tranchell
Paul Bose: Madhav Sharma
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne
Max: Clinton Greyn
Bretta Jorgens: Stephanie Randall
Ray Ward: Desmond Jordan
Diane Ward: Anna Chisholm
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Mrs. Brassett: Eileen Way
Alec: Roger Mutton
Squat: Griffith Davies
Rory: Barry Wilsher
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Betty Lloyd: Helen Cotterill

: P.G. Wodehouse's The World of Wooster: Jeeves and the Indian Summer of an Uncle

Adapted from the short story by P.G. Wodehouse by Michael Pertwee.
Starring Ian Carmichael as Bertie Wooster and Dennis Price as Jeeves
with Beryl Reid, Max Adrian and Fabia Drake

(Ian Carmichael is appearing in "Say Who You Are" at Her Majesty's Theatre, London; Janina Faye is a National Theatre player)


Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Adapted by: Michael Pertwee
Signature tune and themes: Sandy Wilson
Designer: John Wood
"The World of Wooster" is produced in association with: Peter Cotes
Producer: Michael Mills
Bertie Wooster: Ian Carmichael
Jeeves: Dennis Price
Uncle George: Max Adrian
Aunt Agatha: Fabia Drake
Mrs. Wilberforce: Beryl Reid
Rhoda: Penny Morrell
Maid: Janina Faye
Street musician: Dickie Martyn

: Green Acres: What's in a Name

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 who dream of the perfect rural existence, but What's in a Name ...when the game's the same!


Oliver Wendell Douglas: Eddie Albert
Lisa Douglas: Eva Gabor

: A.S.A. National Swimming Championships

from the Derby Baths, Blackpool.
Tonight's programme features:
Finals of the Ladies' 110 yards Butterfly; Men's 220 yards Freestyle; Ladies' 220 yards Freestyle; Ladies' 110 yards Breaststroke


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Harry Walker
TV presentation: Nick Hunter

: The News

including a report on The Trades Union Congress from Blackpool.

: The Royal Ballet: The Tribute

A ballet by Norman Morrice.
Adapted for TV by Clifford Hatts.

Covent Garden Orchestra
Leader, Charles Taylor
Conducted by Ashley Lawrence
The Royal Ballet appears by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden
See page 47


Choreographer: Norman Morrice
Adapter: Clifford Hatts
Founder: Ninette De Valois
Director: Frederick Ashton
Assistant director: John Field
Assistant director: John Hart
Assistant director: Michael Somes
Principal conductor: John Lanchbery
Music: Roger Sessions
Musicians: Covent Garden Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Charles Taylor
Orchestra conducted by: Ashley Lawrence
Designer: Ralph Koltai
Producer: Peter Wright
The Husband: Richard Farley
His Wife: Patricia Ruanne
The Lady in Black: Elizabeth Anderton
The Lady in White: Deirdre O'Conaire
The Stranger: David Wall
The Waiter: Ronald Emblen
Carnival Characters: The Queen: Vicki Karras
Carnival Characters: The King: Hendrik Daval
Carnival Characters: The New King: Kerrison Cooke
Carnival Characters: A Woman: Alfreda Thorogood
Dancers: Artists of the Royal Ballet
Narrator: Ronald Leigh-Hunt

: The Andy Williams Show

A series featuring song, music, and comedy and the best from the world of entertainment.
Starring Andy Williams
and this week's guests, Eddie Fisher, Bobby Darin, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, The Nick Castle Dancers
A programme recorded in America
See page 47


Singer/presenter: Andy Williams
Singer: Eddie Fisher
Singer: Bobby Darin
Musicians: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
Dancers: The Nick Castle Dancers

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Assistant Editor: Richard Francis
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Trials of O'Brien: Picture Me a Murder

The escapades of a fast-talking high-living New York lawyer.
A film series, 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.

When O'Brien defends a New York film producer for the murder of a critic the motive is more than a bad review.


Director: Lawrence Dobkin
Daniel J O'Brien: Peter Falk
Katie: Joanna Barnes
The Great McGonigle: David Burns
Miss G: Elaine Stritch
Nick Staphos: Alan Alda
Liz Martin: Joanna Pettet
Carole Ann Muffit: Jessica Walter
Peter Farnum: Charles Grodin
Glen Daley: Claude Akins
Max Fabrikant: Harold J. Stone
Ralph Ennis: John Harkins
Manuel Farago: Louis Zorich
Fields: John Randolph
Judge Malken: Salem Ludwig

: The Sky at Night: The Outer Galaxies

Patrick Moore talks to Professor P. A. Wayman, Director of Dunsink Observatory about the remote star-systems which have been found to be galaxies of immense size-many of them racing away from us at thousands of miles every second.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Professor P. A. Wayman
Director: Tom Savage
Producer: Patricia Owtram

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