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: Play School

A programme for children at home.

(to 11.30)


Storyteller: Enid Lorimer
Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Paul Danquah

: News

: Spinning Wheels '65

from The Olympic, Birmingham.
Organised by Mecca Roller Rinks
A gala performance following the official opening tonight of the Olympic Roller Rink.
Speed, Sport, and Specialities
with Margot Ludolph and Werner Hoffman, Pamela Bruce and Ian Watkins, Margaret and Ron Gibbs, Katrina Choate, Richard Balls, Checker Wheel.


Skater: Margot Ludolph
Skater: Werner Hoffman
Skater: Pamela Bruce
Skater: Ian Watkins
Skater: Ron Gibbs
Skater: Katrina Choate
Skater: Richard Balls
Compere: Alan Weeks
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Producer: Philip Lewis

: Muses with Milligan

Poetry and Jazz
Introduced by Spike Milligan.
with Marion Williams, The Five Worthies, Steve Benbow, Anthony Thwaite, Roy Fuller.
Spike Milligan is appearing in Oblomov at the Comedy Theatre, London


Presenter: Spike Milligan
Singer: Marion Williams
Musicians: The Five Worthies
Singer: Steve Benbow
Poet: Anthony Thwaite
Poet: Roy Fuller
Producer: John Furness

: Beauty and the Beast

Adapted and produced by Peter Wright.
A ballet based on the fairy tale.
Ma Mere I'Oye
Doreen Wells as Beauty
Richard Farley as The Beast
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
Conducted by John Lanchbery

Doreen Wells and Richard Farley appear by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden


Adapter/producer: Peter Wright
Choreography: John Cranko
Music: Maurice Ravel
Musicians: New Philharmonia Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Bean
[Orchestra] conducted by: John Lanchbery
Make-up for The Beast specially created by: Ann Ferriggi
Costumes: Jane Roberts
Designer: Roger Andrews
Beauty: Doreen Wells
The Beast: Richard Farley

: Enquiry: A Woman's Place

A report by James Mossman.
The world is quick to recognise a successful man. Success for a woman can be interpreted in many ways. What is a successful woman?
Those taking part include: Moira Shearer, Brigid Brophy, Maureen Cleave, Sarah Miles, Eleanor Bron, Gladys Marsden.


Reporter: James Mossman
Interviewee: Moira Shearer
Interviewee: Brigid Brophy
Interviewee: Maureen Cleave
Interviewee: Sarah Miles
Interviewee: Eleanor Bron
Interviewee: Gladys Marsden
Research: Barbara Toler
Cameraman: Peter Hall
Film Editor: John Walker
Producer: David J. Webster

: Incident

by David Campton.
with John Sherratt as the Traveller, Linda Gardner as Shirley Robinson, Sheila Brennan as Molly Jones, Patricia England as Jan Smith, Edith Sharpe as Mrs. Blake, Cicely Paget-Bowman as Miss Brown.
Recorded in the BBC's Midland studios
See page 36


Writer: David Campton
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Anthony Cornish
Director: John Davies
The Traveller: John Sherratt
Shirley Robinson: Linda Gardner
Molly Jones: Sheila Brennan
Jan Smith: Patricia England
Mrs. Blake: Edith Sharpe
Miss Brown: Cicely Paget-Bowman

: Night Train to Surbiton: Episode 1

A serial in six episodes written by John Chapman.
Starring Peter Jones, Nicholas Parsons, Eleanor Summerfield
with Christine Finn, Fabia Drake, John G. Heller, John Bluthal

See page 36


Writer: John Chapman
Original music composed and conducted by: Norman Percival
Film cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film editor: Bill Harris
Designer: Richard Hunt
Producer: Bryan Sears
Guy Bretherton: Nicholas Parsons
Shop assistant: Alison Seebohm
Manageress: Joan Sanderson
Matthew Pilbeam: Peter Jones
Woman in train: Gwen Lewis
Martinez: David Grahame
Ticket collector: George Betton
Guard: John Crocker
Policeman: Derek Partridge
Hester Pilbeam: Eleanor Summerfield
Mrs. Banks: Fabia Drake
Stella Craine: Christine Finn
Frobisher: John G. Heller
Ward: John Bluthal

: The Hollywood Palace

Victor Borge introduces The Hollywood Palace
A series of top-line variety entertainment from the U.S.A.
This week's stars include: Victor Borge, Alice Faye, The Swingle Singers, The Nicholas Brothers, Pat Morita, Nancy Wilson, Rih Aruso and De Mille.
A programme recorded in America


Presenter: Victor Borge
Singer: Alice Faye
Singers: The Swingle Singers
Dancers: The Nicholas Brothers
Comedian: Pat Morita
Singer: Nancy Wilson
Bicyclist: Rih Aruso
Acrobat: De Mille
Executive producer: Nick Vanoff

: 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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