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: Play School

A programme for children at home.

This week the presenters are Brian Cant and Marla Landi. Brian Cant has several children of his own, and Marla Landi is an Italian. During the week she will sing some Italian songs. There will be a story as usual every day and this week it will be told by Athene Seyler. The scripts are the work of another of the presenters, Carole Ward. Today is the day for 'The Useful Box'. The presenters will show you how to make a room with building blocks, and a carpet from paper.
(to 11.30)


Storyteller: Athene Seyler
Presenter: Brian Cant
Presenter: Marla Landi
Script: Carole Ward
Production team: Molly Cox
Production team: Eric J. Croall
Production team: Cynthia Harris
Production team: Anna Home
Production team: Daphne Jones
Graphics: Hilary Hayton
Designer: Geoffrey Kirkland
Pianist: William Blezard
Film Editor: Howard Kennett
Producer: Joy Whitby

: News

: The Beat Room

Thirty minutes of non-stop beat and shake.
presenting Dave Berry and the Cruisers, Dodie West, The Moody Blues, Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, The Etceteras.
Resident Group: Peter and the Headlines
The Beat Girls
Introduced by Pat Campbell.


Musicians: Dave Berry and the Cruisers
Singer: Dodie West
Musicians: The Moody Blues
Musicians: Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
Musicians: The Etceteras
Musicians: Peter and the Headlines
Dancers: The Beat Girls
Presenter: Pat Campbell
Producer: James Moir

: Pick the Winner

and beat the panel
with Gay Byrne as your host.
and Arthur Askey, Catherine Boyle, David Healy, Thelma Ruby as the experts.
Arthur Askey is appearing in 'Aladdin' at the London Palladium


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: The Thirty Days of Gavin Heath

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

A former British Army officer tries to bring a little of England to Medicine Bow-but events remind him more of the battle of Balaclava, of which he was a survivor.


The Virginian: James Drury
Judge Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Gavin Heath: Leo Genn
Trampas: Doug McClure
Steve: Gary Clarke
Betsy: Robert Ashore
Oliphant: Brendan Dillon

: Workshop: Eroica

The first movement of Beethoven's Third Symphony is explored with the help of the composer's notebooks, which provide a unique and fascinating insight into the mind of a revolutionary genius.
Introduced and conducted by Bernard Keeffe who has orchestrated some of Beethoven's early sketches.
With the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Rodney Friend


Presenter/Conductor/Script: Bernard Keeffe
Musicians: The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Rodney Friend
Script/Director: Herbert Chappell
Extracts read by: William Holmes
Designer: Gillian Preston
Producer: Humphrey Burton

: Francis Durbridge Presents...: Melissa: Episode 6

Starring Tony Britton, Brian Wilde
with Kerry Jordan, Norman Scace, Brian McDermott

Since his wife was involved in an accident Felix Hepburn believes that Melissa Foster was killed by mistake: he claims that the intended victim was really his wife, Paula.
First transmission on May 31
See page 56


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
Felix Hepburn: Kerry Jordan
Guy Foster: Tony Britton
Chief-Insp. Carter: Brian Wilde
Dr. Swanley: Norman Scace
Paula Hepburn: Helen Christie
Don Page: Brian McDermott
Maid: Marjoriie Somerville
Det.-Sgt. Gibbs: Richard Wilding

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

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


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

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