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: Play School

A programme for children at home.

This is a rather special week in Play School. In the visitor's chair is George Melly, who will talk about Jazz on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. First he explains what an ensemble is and talks about the instruments in it; then he tells how jazz began, and when he talks about jazz singing he illustrates what he says by singing himself. The flavour of the week will be mainly musical as Barry Wilsher has come back as one of the presenters, and he will play his flute. The other presenter is Julie Stevens, and she will read a famous story called Millions of Cats. There will also be lots about horses as this is the week of the International Horse Show.
(to 11.25)


Storyteller: George Melly
Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Barry Wilsher

: News

: Gadzooks!

Featuring Lulu
with The Three Bells and The Beat Girls
Guest artists: The Animals
and from America, Inez and Charlie Foxx


Presenter/Singer: Lulu
Group: The Three Bells
Dancers: The Beat Girls
Band: The Animals
Singer: Inez Foxx
Singer/guitarist: Charlie Foxx
Orchestra under the direction of: Les Reed
Choreography: G.A. Cockrell
Design: Austin Ruddy
Director: Terence Hughes

: Royal International Horse Show: The Philips Electrical Stakes

Direct from the White City, London.
Tonight: The Philips Electrical Stakes
An international speed competition where competitors are required to negotiate a testing course at a minimum stipulated speed.
Introduced by Alan Weeks.
See page 19


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presenter: Alan Weeks
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation: Douglas Hespe

: The Virginian: A Slight Case of Charity

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

Trying to recover the $1,500 a pretty servant girl 'borrowed' from him, Trampas finds himself more and more involved in her puzzling and mysterious scheme.
See page 20


The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
Charity: Kathryn Hays
Ryker: Clu Gulager
Byron Prescott: Jerome Courtland
Randy: Randy Boone
Betsy: Roberta Shore
Roy Judd: Warren Oates
Deputy Roberts: Gregg Palmer
Lowell Lansing: Les Tremayne
Ira Corwin: Harry Harvey
Stillman: Ed Prentiss
Caroline Prescott: Kathryn Givney

: Legend of Death: Part 1: The Golden Intruder

A serial in five parts by Brian Hayles.
(Repeated next Saturday at 8.45 p.m.)
See page 20


Writer: Brian Hayles
Story Editor: Roger Parkes
Film Cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film Editor: Dave Taylor
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Gerald Blake
Theodore: David Andrews
First library assistant: Elspeth MacNaughton
Second library assistant: Anna Summerfield
Edward Gargan: John Phillips
Finn: Victor Brooks
Joseph Dugascin: Robert Cartland
Myra Gargan: Sarah Lawson
Irwin: James Cossins
Edgarsund: Gerald Sim
Dr. Zemouron: Andrew Sachs
Yvonne: Felicity Mason

: The Italia Prize: Greece: The Golden Age

Tonight's programme from The U.S.A.

A documentary film produced and written by Lou Hazam.
Commentary spoken by Trevor Howard.
Ancient Greece comes to life again in this documentary film which won the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco Film Festival, and for its producer the Greek Gold Cross of the Royal Order of George I.
See page 12


Producer/writer: Lou Hazam
Narrator: Trevor Howard

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

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


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

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