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: Play School

A programme for children at home.

(to 11.30)


Presenter: Terence Holland
Presenter: Virginia Stride

: News

: Tuesday Term: Growth and Play: 1: The Importance of Play

A series of ten programmes.

Children and young animals learn about life through play. They learn about size and distance and the nature of materials, social attitudes and co-operation, creative work and how life looks to other people in a natural environment they have space and opportunities for this, but in the modern world the parent must create an environment in which play is possible.
Molly Brearley, Principal of the Froebel Institute of Education
Introduced by Tony Gibson.
First transmission on BBC-1, April 5, 1964


Guest: Molly Brearley
Presenter: Tony Gibson
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Tuesday Term: Steel: 1: Making Steel

Written and produced by Peter Bennet Stone.
A series of ten programmes.

Steel is the sinew of modern Industry and we need more of it. Using Outside Broadcast cameras, this series shows the nature of steel itself and explains how it can be made better. faster, and more cheaply, and the latest methods of shaping and forming it.
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann and Jack Ashley.


Writer/producer: Peter Bennet Stone
Presenter: Franklin Engelmann
Presenter: Jack Ashley
Film directed by: Julian Cooper
Outside Broadcast director: Alec Nisbett

: Tuesday Term: Fothergale Co. Ltd.: 5: Exports

Dramatised by Roy Russell.
A series of eight programmes which show how modern economic ideas and techniques can be applied to industrial and business management.
Devised and introduced by Ronald Brech.

Fothergales have streamlined their factory and staff-can they find a market for their increased output?


Dramatised by: Roy Russell
Devised and introduced by: Ronald Brech
Designer: Austin Ruddy
Executive producer: Derek Holroyde
Produced and directed by: Joy Harington
Board: of Directors:
Fothergale (Managing): Peter Williams
Rudyard (Commercial): Michael Hawkins
MacTaggart (Technical): Hugh Evans
Smith (Sales): Derek Aylward
Joyce Fothergale: Helen Christie
Board of Trade official: Anthony Sharpe
Swedish Importer: Terence Denville
British official: Roy Spencer
Clerk: Michael Mundell

: Tuesday Term: Parliament at Work: 5: The Private Member of Parliament

A series of six programmes on the day-to-day procedure of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
Presented by Dr. Alan Thompson, Lecturer in Political Economy at Edinburgh University and Member of Parliament for Dunfermline 1959-1964.
Also taking part in the programme:
The Rt. Hon. Quintin Hogg, M.P.; Michael Lawrence, A Deputy Principal Clerk in the House of Commons


Presenter: Dr. Alan Thompson
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Quintin Hogg
Speaker: Michael Lawrence
Models: Eric Ilett
Drawings: David Knight
Designer: Christopher Pemsel
Production assistant: Philip Whitehead
Production assistant: George Wightman
Producer: Stanley Hyland

: The Vintage Years of Hollywood: Dietrich: 1934: The Scarlet Empress

[Starring] Marlene Dietrich
with John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser, C. Aubrey Smith
From the diaries of Catherine the Great, adapted by Manuel Komroff.


Director: Josef von Sternberg
Adapted by: Manuel Komroff
Music score based on: null Tchaikovsky
Music score based on: null Mendelssohn
Music score arranged by: John M. Leipold
Music score arranged by: W. Franke Harling
Catherine the Great: Marlene Dietrich
Count Alexey Razumovsky: John Lodge
Grand Duke Peter: Sam Jaffe
Empress Elizabeth: Louise Dresser
Prince August: C. Aubrey Smith

: 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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