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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
Storyteller this week, Nancy Quayle

(to 11.30)


Storyteller: Nancy Quayle
Presenter: Brian Cant
Presenter: Carole Ward

: News

: The Beat Room

Thirty minutes of non-stop beat and shake.
presenting The Nashville Teens, Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, Marianne Faithfull, The Naturals, Rufus Thomas.
Resident Group: Peter and the Headlines
The Beat Girls
Introduced by Pat Campbell.


Band: The Nashville Teens
Band: Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
Singer: Marianne Faithfull
Band: The Naturals
Singer: Rufus Thomas
House band: Peter and the Headlines
Dancers: The Beat Girls
Presenter: Pat Campbell
Production: Barry Langford

: Pick the Winner

and beat the panel
Gay Byrne as your host.
Arthur Askey, Catherine Boyle, David Healy, Thelma Ruby as the experts.


Presenter: Gay Byrne
Panellist: Arthur Askey
Panellist: Catherine Boyle
Panellist: David Healy
Panellist: Thelma Ruby
Research: Colin Reid
Research: Alan Haire
Direction: Richard Evans
Production: Stewart Morris

: The Virginian: Killer in Town

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
[Starring] James Drury as The Virginian


The Virginian: James Drury
Judge Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Trampas: Doug McClure
George Wolf: Broderick Crawford
Betsy Garth: Roberta Shore
Steve: Gary Clarke
Doctor Ashley: Arch Johnson
Sheriff Abbott: Ross Elliott

: Horizon: Science - Toys and Magic

Horizon takes a look at science in the spirit of Christmas.
Those taking part include: Dr. E. J. Dingwall, Dr. N. Kurti, F.R.S., Professor E. R. Laithwaite of Imperial College, Professor E. B. Merrdoza University of Wales, J. P. Van Riemsdijk of the Science Museum, William Coates and Robert Harbin.
Introduced by Dr. John Napier.
BBC-tv Science and Features presentation: a monthly series


Interviewee: Dr. E. J. Dingwall
Interviewee: Dr. N. Kurti
Interviewee: Professor E. R. Laithwaite
Interviewee: Professor E. B. Merrdoza
Interviewee: J. P. Van Riemsdijk
Interviewee: William Coates
Interviewee: Robert Harbin
Presenter: Dr. John Napier
Commentary written by: Richard Wade
Cameraman: John Turner
Sound recordist: Roger Turner
Editor: Roy Fry
Designer: Norman James
Director: John Dutot
Producer: Ramsay Short
Series editor: Gordon Ramsay Taylor

: Francis Durbridge Presents...: Melissa: Episode 2

Starring Tony Britton, Brian Wilde
with Kerry Jordan, Helen Christie, Brian McDermott
First transmission on May 3


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Film cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film sound recordist: John Woodiwiss
Film editor: Alma Davies
Designer: Roy Oxley
Produced and directed by: Alan Bromly
Chief Inspector Carter: Brian Wilde
Guy Foster: Tony Britton
Felix Hepburn: Kerry Jordan
Paula Hepburn: Helen Christie
Dr. Swanley: Norman Scace
Joyce Dean: Elizabeth Weaver
Chauffeur: Sydney Dobson
Don Page: Brian McDermott
Man in car park: Mark Powell
Duncan: Reg Pritchard
Jackson: Ian Norris
Tom Billings: Richard Aylen
Peter Antrobus: Martin Norton

: Rostropovich and Richter play Beethoven

The two great Russians in the complete cycle of five cello sonatas.
Tonight: Sonata No. 2, in G minor Op. 5 No. 2
Recorded from the Usher Hall at this year's Edinburgh Festival
Introduced by The Countess of Harewood.
The artists appeared at the Festival by arrangement with Victor Hochhauser. Ltd.


Cellist: Mstislav Rostropovich
Pianist: Sviatoslav Richter
Presenter: The Countess of Harewood [name uncredited]

: 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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