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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
Storyteller this week, Eileen Colwell

(to 11.30)


Storyteller: Eileen Colwell
Presenter: Brian Cant
Presenter: Marian Diamond

: News

and Line-Up for Wednesday

: The Man Who Loves Snakes

His name is C. J. P. Ionides. He is a big-game hunter turned naturalist who has become famous as a collector of venomous snakes. Margaret Lane spent six weeks with him in Tanganyika, where he lives, watching him handling dangerous snakes and herself learning to assist him in catching them.
First shown in September 1962 as one of the Adventure series edited by Brian Branston
See page 44


Subject: C.J.P. Ionides
Devised and narrated by: Margaret Lane
Filmed by: Bernard Kunicki
Film editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Joan Duff
Editor: Brian Branston

: The Old Wives' Tale: Part 4: Progeny

by Arnold Bennett
A second chance to see this dramatisation in five parts by Michael Voysey.
Sophia has been deserted by Gerald, started a business, and been arrested for being a spy: Constance has a son: her only unhappiness has been the death of her mother.
First transmission on BBC-2, Saturday, October 31


Author: Arnold Bennett
Dramatised by: Michael Voysey

: Enquiry: Children of Mao

An enquiry into two aspects of China today-the lives of a factory worker in Peking and the nomadic horsemen of Chinese Mongolia.
A report by Edward Behr.


Reporter: Edward Behr
Cameraman: Frank Pichard
Film editor: Lyse Bloch
Producer: David J. Webster

: Ellington in Concert: Part 2

The world-famous pianist-composer-conductor
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Another chance to see the second of two programmes recorded earlier this year.
Introduced by Steve Race.
First transmission on BBC-2, August 1
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra appear by arrangement with Harold Davison and Norman Granz


Musicians: Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Presenter: Steve Race
Assistant Producer: Terry Henebery
Designer: Robert Macgowan
Director: Yvonne Littlewood

: Curtain of Fear: Part 2: The Liebert Question

A thriller in six parts by Victor Canning.
While under hypnosis Clare Linton has been given numbers in code specifying two British and two foreign traitors by Rassilov, who is found murdered shortly afterwards.
Music composed by Dudley Simpson and played by The Mick Barker Quartet
To be repeated on Friday at 10.20

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Writer: Victor Canning
Music composed by: Dudley Simpson
[Music] played by: The Mick Barker Quartet
Film cameraman: David Prosser
Editor: Paddy Wilson
Designer: Susan Spence
Produced and directed by: Gerald Blake
Inspector Phelps: Fhederick Hall
Charles Shand: William Lucas
Club Manager: Lewis Jones
Door-keeper: George Betton
Hans Liebert: William Franklyn
Clare Linton: Colette Wilde
Peter Linton: John Breslin
Renko: Nornan Jones
Tannikov: George Pravda
Regan: Gerald Sim
Colonel Powell: John Harvey
John Myers: William Sherwood
Duffy: Glenn William
Stewart Caxton: George Baker
Helen Tovey: Jan Holden
Nurse: Hazel Hughes
Barman: Paul Chapman
Georgi: Makki Marseilles

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

Round off the day with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Nicholas Tresilian and tonight's guests.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Nicholas Tresilian

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