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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.

This is another farming week with traditional and new country games and songs and a real tractor in Play School. Eric Thompson grew up in the country and has brought the world he knew as a child into the scripts he has prepared for himself and his wife Phyllida Law.
A new feature appears on Thursday - the felt pens Skitter, Hope, and Camberley, who give shape to their dreams with thick lines, thin lines, and spots.
The week's visitor is Eileen Colwell, pioneer of children's libraries and queen of storytellers. She will tell favourite stories she has told before, and Tuesday's picture-book will be "Old Winkle and the Seagulls" by Gerald Rose.
Repeated on BBC-1 at 1.30
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Phyllida Law
Presenter: Eric Thompson
Storyteller: Eileen Colwell

: News

: Gadzooks!

with The Three Bells and The Beat Girls, Rog Whittaker and Guest artists.


Singers: The Three Bells
Dancers: The Beat Girls
Singer/Guitarist: Rog Whittaker
Choreography: G.A. Cockrell
Director: Nick Burrell-Davis

: Many A Slip

Isobel Barnett and Eleanor Summerfield compete with Richard Murdoch and Lance Percival under the eye of Peter Haigh.


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Eleanor Summerfield
Panellist: Richard Murdoch
Panellist: Lance Percival
Chairman: Peter Haigh
Devised and written by: Ian C. Messiter
Director: Kenneth Milne-Buckley
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: The Virginian: Dangerous Road

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


The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
Big Bob Coulter: Simon Oakland
Deputy Fenton: Tom Simcox
Kitty Dolan: Marilyn Wayne
Bob Coulter: Robert Pine
Ryker: Clu Gulager
Jim Brandt: Ben Johnson
Clint Koski: Frank Gerstle
Hans Wolpsack: Tom Reese
Judge Porter: Gilbert Green
Dr. Hennesy: True Boardman
Ed Blackburn: Will J. White

: No Cloak - No Dagger: Episode 1

A serial in six parts by Duncan Ross.
Starring William Franklyn and Lana Morris
with Cyril Luckham
and Caroline Blakiston

A famous scientist is convicted of spying, but not everyone is convinced of his guilt.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Writer: Duncan Ross
Music composed by: Tristram Cary
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Pam Bosworth
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Produced and directed by: Christopher Barry
Judge: Hamilton Dyce
Professor Pentnore: Keith Pyott
Pat Penmore: Caroline Blakiston
Ian Lambart: William Franklyn
Chief Det.-Supt. Gage: Cyril Luckham
Policewoman: Anne Hardcastle
Emma Cresswell: Lana Morris
Reporter: Elizabeth Digby-Smith
Reporter: John Wilding
Reporter: Brian Vaughan
Junior Barrister: Edward Rhodes
Doctor: Paul Gillard
Hawkins: Peter Thomas
Dr. Hunt: John Law
Kitty: Freda Bamford
Plain-clothes man: Denis Cleary
Sergeant Rose: Manning Wilson

: The Way Back

A documentary film from America.
The story of a young American girl's struggle to come to terms with life after an accident has robbed her of the use of her legs.

: 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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