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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
Storyteller this week: Athene Seyler

Are you an exhausted parent of a child under the age of five? If so, Play School may be just what you are looking for. Without actually leaving home, for half an hour every day, your child can benefit from the advice of leading authorities on nursery education and enjoy the undivided attention of a changing panel of presenters - young and resourceful men and women, most of them with children of their own.
Play School will not be a televised nursery school-room. It will use all the advantages of television to do the job of a nursery school in its own exciting way.
(to 11.30)


Storyteller: Athene Seyler
Production Team: Molly Cox
Production Team: Cynthia Harris
Production Team: Anna Home
Production Team: Daphne Jones
Production Team: John Kershaw
Graphics: Hilary Hayton
Designer: Geoffrey Kirkland
Designer: Nicole Goodwin
Director: Malcolm C. Walker
Producer: Joy Whitby

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Ready to Play... Ten Notable Things About Play School 20 April 2017

: Line-Up

for Tuesday
with John Stone, Denis Tuohy and the latest news.


Presenter: John Stone
Presenter: Denis Tuohy

: Tuesday Term: Mathematics '64: 1: The Threefold Revolution

See page 33
A series of twenty programmes reflecting new trends in mathematics and in the teaching of mathematics.

Today more mathematical ideas, more educational theories, and more applications of mathematics exist than ever before. How do these three factors affect what mathematics we learn, how we learn it, and why we learn it?
Introduced by Alan Tammadge with Professor W.H. Cockcroft.


Presenter: Alan Tammadge
Guest: Professor W.H. Cockcroft
Producer: David Roseveare

: Tuesday Term: Men and Money: 1: The Machine in Action

A series of six programmes about the City of London.
In one square mile can be found most of the important financial figures in the country. Who are they? What do they do? What is their power and influence?

The centre of the web - the Bank of England.


Writer: Paul Ferris
Consultant: Andrew Shonfield
Narrator: Tony Garnett
Film editor: Alan Martin
Executive producer: Bill Duncalf
Director: Roy Battersby

: Tuesday Term: Materials for the Engineer: 1: Metals Are Crystals

A series of nine programmes on the science of materials made in collaboration with the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London.
Principal speaker, Professor J.G. Ball


Presenter: Professor J.G. Ball
Music: Derrick Mason
Film Editor: Peter Heffron
Script Editor: Michael Clarke
Director: Kenneth Shepheard
Producer: Michael Heckford

: Tuesday Term: Power in British Politics: 1: The People's Vote

A series of six programmes which describe the development of our political system and show where power lies today.

The extension of the vote and its consequences.
Introduced by Maurice Shock, Tutor in Politics, University College, Oxford.


Presenter: Maurice Shock
Producer: Jack Ashley

: Jazz 625 presenting: Ellington in Concert: Part 1

The world-famous pianist-composer-conductor Duke Ellington and his Orchestra.
The first of two programmes recorded during a recent visit to this country.
(Duke Ellington and his Orchestra appear by arrangement with Harold Davison and Norman Granz)


Musicians: Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Associate Producer: Terry Henebery
Designer: Robert MacGowan
Director: Yvonne Littlewood

: Newsroom

: Closedown

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