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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home.

(Repeated on BBC-1 at 1.35)
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Phyllida Law
Presenter/Scriptwriter: Eric Thompson
Storyteller: Eileen Colwell
Production Team: Molly Cox
Production Team: Eric Croall
Production Team: Cynthia Felgate
Production Team: Michael Grafton-Robinson
Production Team: Anna Home
Production Team: Daphne Jones
Production Team: Joanne Symons
Graphics: Hilary Hayton
Designer: Barry Cox
Pianist: Martin Goldstein
Film Editor: Howard Kennett
Producer: Joy Whitby

: Cricket: England v. South Africa - Third Test Match

Second day's play at The Oval.
On BBC-1 from 6.5
(to 18.05)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: News

: Challenge Golf

A filmed series in which Arnold Palmer and Gary Player are challenged in eighteen-hole match-play by pairs drawn from the élite of America's professional tournament circuit.
This week: Arnold Palmer and Gary Player v. Mason Rudolph and Tommy Jacobs: Part 2
played at the Bel-Air Country Club, California.


Golfer: Arnold Palmer
Golfer: Gary Player
Golfer: Mason Rudolph
Golfer: Tommy Jacobs

: Encore: Laughter from the Whitehall: Brian Rix presents: One Wild Oat

by Vernon Sylvaine.
First shown on BBC-1
Brian Rix, Leo Franklyn, Basil Lord, Larry Noble, Sheila Mercier, and Helen Jessop are appearing in 'Chase Me, Comrade' at the Whitehall Theatre, London

One of the most successful of all farce writers was the late Vernon Sylvaine, and his One Wild Oat, first produced shortly after the war with Alfred Drayton and that flypaper for calamity Robertson Hare, ranks as a classic of its kind. The story tells of a clash between Humphrey Proudfoot, solicitor, and Alfred Gilbey, bounder and social drone. But any attempt to outline the topsy-turvy plot would in itself be farcical. Let us just say that when Humphrey, appalled at the prospect of his daughter marrying Gilbey's son, does some digging into Gilbey senior's murky past, he is hoist with his own petard. The subsequent harvest of wild oats adds up to a Rabelaisian romp.


Writer: Vernon Sylvaine
Settings: Stanley Moore
Director: Wallace Douglas
Annie: Jeanne Cooke
Caroline Proudfoot: Sheila Mercier
Humphrey Proudfoot: Brian Rix
Gregory Throstie: Pearson Dodd
Cherrie Proudfoot: Waveney Lee
Alfred Gilbey: Basil Lord
Fred Gilbey: Arthur Barrett
Lydia Gilbey: Hy Hazell
Mr. Pepys: Larry Noble
Charles: Leo Franklyn
Gloria Samson: Helen Jessop
Mr. Samson: George Moon
Audrey Cuttle: Hazel Douglas

: Diversions

Another musical entertainment in which music and pictures are fused in a kaleidoscope of moods and styles, with images ranging from Gothic architecture to drawings by Van Gogh and music from Mozart to Martinu.
played by the Francis Chagrin Ensemble
Conducted by Francis Chagrin
solo clarinet, Sidney Fell; solo harp, Maria Korchinska; organist, Martin Neary


Musicians: The Francis Chagrin Ensemble
[Ensemble] conducted by: Francis Chagrin
Clarinetist: Sidney Fell
Harpist: Maria Korchinska
Organist: Martin Neary
Producer: Hal Burton

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

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


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

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