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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
(to 11.30)


Storyteller: Eileen Colwell
Presenter: Virginia Stride
Presenter: Paul Danquah

: News

: Folk in Focus

with The Ian Campbell Folk Group, Cyril Tawney, Louis Killen, Nadia Cattouse.


Band: The Ian Campbell Folk Group
Singer: Cyril Tawney
Singer: Louis Killen
Singer: Nadia Cattouse
Director: Robert McIntosh
Producer: W. Gordon Smith

: Francis Durbridge Presents...: A Man Called Harry Brent: Episode 1: The Flowers

A serial in six episodes.
Starring Gerald Harper, Jennifer Daniel, Edward Brayshaw
with Brian Wilde, Bernard Brown, Peter Ducrow
First transmission on Monday
See page 23


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Harry Brent: Edward Brayshaw
Eric Vyner: Bernard Brown
Harold Tolly: Brian Wilde
Carol Vyner: Jennifer Daniel
Thomas Fielding: Gerald Young
Det-Insp. Alan Milton: Gerald Harper
Det-Sgt. Roy Philips: Peter Ducrow

: In Rehearsal

A series in which the performance of music is seen in preparation.
Tonight the pianist Geza Anda plays the solo part and directs from the keyboard the English Chamber Orchestra (Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz) in rehearsal and performance of the last movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto in G major (K.453).


Pianist/orchestra director: Geza Anda
Musicians: The English Chamber Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Producer: Walter Todds

: The Folklore of Christendom: 2: The Cauldrons of Hell

Written and narrated by Hugh Burnett.
Two documentary programmes investigating Christian beliefs about life after death.
See page 48
See also tonight at 10.25 p.m.


Writer/narrator/director: Hugh Burnett
Filming by: Caravel Film Studios
Filming by: Studio Film Laboratories
Filming by: BBC Rostrum Cameras (BBC Television Film Unit)
Special effects: Bernard Wilkie
Sound effects: BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Artistic adviser and special artist: Sydney King
Film editor: James Colina

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Heaven and Hell

A discussion with The Rt. Rev. B. C. Butler (Abbot of Downside), The Rev. Canon E. F. Carpenter, The Rev. F. Greeves, Principal, Didsbury College.
Chairman, Robert Robinson


Panellist: The Rt. Rev. B. C. Butler
Panellist: The Rev. Canon E. F. Carpenter
Panellist: The Rev. F. Greeves
Chairman: Robert Robinson
Producer: John Furness

: Westminster at Work

Ian Trethowan looks back over the past week in Parliament and introduces reports on big debates in both Houses, questions to Ministers, significant moves behind the scenes, and the effects of M.P.s' work inside and outside Westminster.
with the BBC's Parliamentary and Political News Staff


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Editor: Michael Balkwill

: 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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