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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
Storyteller this week: Nancy Quayle

(to 11.30)


Storyteller: Nancy Quayle
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

: Line-Up

for Monday
and the latest news

: Impromptu

An unscripted comedy show devised by David Croft.
with Lance Percival, Victor Spinetti, Peter Reeves, Anne Cunningham, Betty Impey and the Boss Man, Jeremy Hawk.
(Victor Spinetti is appearing in "Oh What A Lovely War" at Wyndham's Theatre, London)

Once again the Boss Man, Jeremy Hawk, hands out the cards to the five members of the cast, takes a deep breath, and waits for the (strictly unscripted) fun to begin. In this off-beat comedy show each card bears the characters, situations, and first lines which form the outline of the programme. The contents, of course, come as a complete surprise to the cast, and nobody knows what anybody is going to do or say next - least of all John Barry and his musicians, who are ready at the drop of a crochet to provide the impromptu musical links.


Devised by/Producer: David Croft
Music: John Barry
Design: Eva Swiderska
Costume: Rupert Jarvis
[Actor]: Lance Percival
[Actor]: Victor Spinetti
[Actor]: Peter Reeves
[Actress]: Anne Cunningham
[Actress]: Betty Impey
Boss Man: Jeremy Hawk

: The Virginian: Ride a Dark Trail

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
Starring James Drury as The Virginian, Lee J. Cobb as Judge Henry Garth
with Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, Sonny Tufts


The Virginian: James Drury
Judge Henry Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Trampas: Doug McClure
Steve Hill: Gary Clarke
Frank Trampas: Sonny Tufts

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests Juliet Prowse, Howard Morris, The Levee Singers entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with The Tony Charmoli Dancers.
See page 26


Presenter: Danny Kaye
Dancer/guest: Juliet Prowse
Guest: Howard Morris
Singers/guests: The Levee Singers
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Director: Robert Scheerer

: Newsroom

: Closedown

and a look at tomorrow

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