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: Play School

A programme for children at home.

(to 11.30)


Storyteller: David Kossoff
Presenter: Gordon Rollings
Presenter: Phyllida Law

: News

: Muses with Milligan

Poetry and Jazz
Introduced by Spike Milligan.
with Jo Searle, The Five Worthies, Steve Benbow, Peter Porter, Charles Causley.
(Spike Milligan is appearing in 'Son of Oblomov' at the Comedy Theatre, London)

Milligan's muses are mostly poets and musicians. Tonight he introduces a Cornish poet, Charles Causley, who is a school teacher at Launceston, and Peter Porter, an Australian poet who came here in 1951 and now works in advertising in London. His musicians include Steve Benbow, who adds his own special brand of humour from his apparently unlimited repertory of folk songs, and The Five Worthies, the resident group of jazz musicians led by Alan Clare. Jo Earle, who has sung with Ted Heath and Nat Temple, is this week's special singer.


Presenter: Spike Milligan
Singer: Jo Searle
Musicians: The Five Worthies
Singer: Steve Benbow
Poet: Peter Porter
Poet: Charles Causley
Producer: John Furness

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Spike Milligan 15 January 2017

: Horizon: The Technique of Change

A profile of one of the world's most important research and development centres.
Twenty-five miles from New York City in acres of parkland stand the squat main laboratory buildings of the Bell Telephone System.
Four thousand scientists work there with an annual budget of £100 million. Is this the sort of place we should set up in Britain?
See page 36


Cameraman: Robert Kaylor
Cameraman: Karl Kummels
Production Assistant: Robert Symes
Film Editor: Mike Le Mare
Producer: Michael Latham
Series Editor: Gordon Rattray Taylor

: The Brothers Karamazov: Part 6: Judgment

by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
First transmission on Sunday


Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party.
Also on BBC-1

: The Hollywood Palace

Gene Barry introduces The Hollywood Palace
A series of top-line variety entertainment from the U.S.A.
This week's stars include: Gene Barry, Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, Ben Blue, Monique van Vooren and The Stepbrothers and Sons.
A programme recorded in America
See page 36


Presenter: Gene Barry
Performer: Bette Davis
Performer: Olivia de Havilland
Comedian: Carl Reiner
Performer: Mel Brooks
Performer: Ben Blue
Performer: Monique van Vooren
Performers: The Stepbrothers and Sons
Executive Producer: Nick Vanoff

: The Likely Lads: The Suitor

Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.
Starring Rodney Bewes as Bob and James Bolam as Terry
with Sheila Fearn, George Layton, Olive Milbourne


Writer/Producer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Film Editor: Bob Rymer
Designer: Geoff Kirkland
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Associate Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Terry: James Bolam
Audrey: Sheila Fearn
Mario: George Layton
Mrs. Collier: Olive Milbourne

: 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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