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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
Storyteller this week, Enid Lorimer
(to 11.30)


Presenter: Eric Thompson
Presenter: Phyllida Law
Storyteller: Enid Lorimer

: News

and Line-up for Tuesday

: Tuesday Term: How and Why?: 9: Invisible Waves

An enquiry into physics teaching today.
A series of fifteen programmes concerned with new ideas at the 11-16 age range.
Introduced by W. Ritchie.

Sound, light, and the other waves of the electromagnetic spectrum cannot be seen. How can we show they are waves?


Presenter: W. Ritchie
Presented by: M. Smith
Director: John Field
Producer: John Cain

: Tuesday Term: Wealth of a Nation: 9: Personal Viewpoints

A series of eleven programmes which consider the economics of growth.

A large number of people attend part-time courses in economics. Six of them-a shop-steward, a technician, an engineer, a manager, a woman trade union officer, and a tutor-are in the studio to comment on points raised so far in the series.
Chairing the discussion: Geoffrey Stuttard, Tutor in Industrial Studies for London University.


Panellist: A shop-steward [name uncredited]
Panellist: A technician [name uncredited]
Panellist: An engineer [name uncredited]
Panellist: A manager [name uncredited]
Panellist: A woman trade union officer [name uncredited]
Panellist: A tutor [name uncredited]
Chairman: Geoffrey Stuttard Designer: Jennifer Burningham
Production assistant: Margaret Jay
Production assistant: Tony Matthews
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: Tuesday Term: Research Report: 9: The Far Infrared

Eleven programmes looking into current research on the frontiers of science.

X-rays, radio, light and radar waves are familiar and invaluable. At the National Physical Laboratory waves of a new length in the far infrared region have been produced which could become equally indispensable.


Film editor: Raoul Sobel
Assistant producer: Peter Ryan
Producer: Roy Battersby

: Tuesday Term: Age of Adjustment: 4: Britain and the Middle East

Six programmes on British foreign policies from 1945 to the present day.

Presented by Peter Calvocoressi, Member of the Council of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
This programme looks at Britain's relations with the Arab World from 1945 to the present. The basic question under review is what factors led to the eclipse of British influence in the Middle East after the withdrawal of troops from Egypt in 1954?
Also taking part: Elizabeth Monroe, Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford, and author of Britain's Moment in the Middle East


Presenter: Peter Calvocoressi
Speaker: Elizabeth Monroe
Designer: Norman James
Production assistant: Michael Ryan
Producer: Julia Gaitskell

: The Vintage Years of Hollywood: 1931: Monkey Business

1931: The Four Marx Brothers, Groucho-Zeppo-Harpo-Chico in Monkey Business


Director: Norman McLeod
Groucho Marx: Himself
Zeppo Marx: Himself
Harpo Marx: Himself
Chico Marx: Himself
Tom Helton: Rockcliffe Fellowes
Briggs: Harry Wood
Lucille: Thelma Todd
Mary Helton: Ruth Hall
Gibson: Tom Kennedy

: 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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