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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
Storyteller this week, Zia Mohyeddin
This young actor, who will be telling traditional Indian animal fables written some 2,000 years ago, is the first of many storytellers from different countries who will appear in Play School from time to time. He came to England in 1953 from Lahore, near the Himalayas. This is his first experience as a television storyteller, although he has always been associated with the theatre.
(to 11.30)


Storyteller: Zia Mohyeddin

: Cricket: England v. Australia - Third Test Match

Fourth day's play at Headingley.
(to 18.35)

: Line-Up

for Monday
and the latest news

: The Beat Room

Twenty-five minutes non-stop beat and shake.
presenting Millie, The Animals, Lulu and the Luvers
Resident Group: Wayne Gibson with the Dynamic Sounds
Introduced by Pat Campbell.


Singer: Millie
Band: The Animals
Singers: Lulu and the Luvers
House Band: Wayne Gibson with the Dynamic Sounds
Presenter: Pat Campbell
Designer: Raymond Berger
Producer: Barry Langford
Executive Producer: James Gilbert

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: The Rock 'n' Roll Years 13 September 2015

: The Virginian: The Big Deal

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 and Ricardo Montalban


The Virginian: James Drury
Judge Henry Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Trampas: Doug McClure
Steve Hill: Gary Clarke
Enrique Cuellar: Ricardo Montalban

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Mary Tyler Moore, Nat 'King' Cole, The Clinger Sisters entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with The Tony Charmoli Dancers.


Presenter/singer: Danny Kaye
Guest: Mary Tyler Moore
Singer/guest: Nat 'King' Cole
Singers/guests: The Clinger Sisters
Music: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Director: Robert Scheerer

: Newsroom

: Closedown

and a look at tomorrow

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