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: Play School

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

A number of animals have appeared on Play School since the programme began four months ago: by now some are resident 'regulars'. Peter the Rabbit who consumes a great deal of lettuce is one of these, as are the two fish, Bit and Bot, and the snails in the water tank; and of course there are also the two white mice, Henry and Henrietta. There have been other visitors too - puppies and kittens, a parrot, a frog, and two worms in a jar. Perhaps the most striking actor has been a cockerel who never fails to crow exactly on cue.
(to 11.30)


Storyteller: Athene Seyler
Presenter: Phyllida Law
Presenter: Eric Thompson

: Line-Up

with Denis Tuohy
including the latest news.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy

: The Beat Room

Twenty-five minutes non-stop beat and shake.
presenting Memphis Slim, Manfred Mann, The Untamed Four, Marianne Faithfull, Long John Baldry and The Hoochie Coochie Men, The Beat Girls.
Resident Group: Wayne Gibson with the Dynamic Sounds
Introduced by Pat Campbell.


Musician: Memphis Slim
Band: Manfred Mann
Band: The Untamed Four
Singer: Marianne Faithfull
Musicians: Long John Baldry and The Hoochie Coochie Men
Dancers: The Beat Girls
House band: Wayne Gibson with the Dynamic Sounds
Presenter: Pat Campbell
Designer: Raymond Berger
Producer: Barry Langford

: The Virginian: It Tolls for Thee

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 Lee Marvin


The Virginian: James Drury
Judge Henry Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Trampas: Doug McClure
Steve Hill: Gary Clarke
Martin Kalig: Lee Marvin

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Imogene Coca, Joe and Eddie entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Harvey Korman, The Tony Charmoli Dancers.


Presenter: Danny Kaye
Guest: Imogene Coca
Singers/guests: Joe and Eddie
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Comedian: Harvey Korman
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Director: Robert Scheerer

: Newsroom

: Closedown

and a look at tomorrow

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