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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
Storyteller this week, David Kossoff
Every now and again a film camera goes out through the magic windows of Play School into the world outside. This week's film (to be shown on Wednesday and Thursday) is about the harvest, and it is directed by Molly Cox who has made many of the films which have appeared in this programme. The pattern of the seasons has been a frequent subject, and generally they have shown the countryside as seen through the eyes of a child.
(to 11.30)


Storyteller: David Kossoff
Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Rick Jones
Production team/Film director: Molly Cox
Production team: Cynthia Harris
Production team: Anna Home
Production team: Daphne Jones
Production team: John Kershaw
Graphics: Hilary Hayton
Designer: Andree Welstead
Pianist: Patrick Harvey
Film editor: Jack T. Knight
Director: Eric J. Croall
Producer: Joy Whitby

: News and Line-Up

for Monday

: The Beat Room

Thirty minutes of non-stop beat and shake.
Presenting Bill Haley and his Comets, Peter and Gordon, Zoot Money and the Big Roll Band, Sally Kelly, The Wranglers.
Resident Group: Wayne Gibson with The Dynamic Sounds
The Beat Girls
Introduced by Pat Campbell.


Musicians: Bill Haley and his Comets
Singers: Peter and Gordon
Musicians: Zoot Money and the Big Roll Band
Singer: Sally Kelly
Musicians: The Wranglers
Musicians: Wayne Gibson with The Dynamic Sounds
Dancers: The Beat Girls
Presenter: Pat Campbell
Designer: Judy Steele
Director: James Moir
Producer: Barry Langford

: The Virginian: The Evil That Men Do

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West starring James Drury as The Virginian, Lee J. Cobb as Judge Henry Garth.
with Gary Clarke and Robert Redford


The Virginian: James Drury
Judge Henry Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Steve Hill: Gary Clarke
Matthew Cordell: Robert Redford

: Workshop: Haydn

A monthly programme about the making of music.
Tonight: Haydn
A biography in music written and narrated by H. C. Robbins Landon.
The most famous composer of his age. universally loved and admired. Haydn is now a musician's musician, largely ignored by the general public and type-cast as periwigged 'Papa' Haydn. Workshop invited the world's leading Haydn expert to set the record right.
With the English Chamber Orchestra
Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted by Charles Mackerras
Raymond Leppard harpsichord


Writer/narrator: H. C. Robbins Landon
Musicians: The English Chamber Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
[Orchestra] conducted by: Charles Mackerras
Harpsichordist: Raymond Leppard
Production Assistant: Herbert Chappell
Designer: David Jones
Director: Barrie Gavin
Producer: Humphrey Burton

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

Round off the day with Denis Tuohy and Michael Dean.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean

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