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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Brian Wildsmith

As this is Bank Holiday week and the end of the summer holidays, Play School is featuring seashells of all kinds and showing different games that can be played with them.
Brian Wildsmith is in the story chair again talking about animal pictures of long ago-the Lascaux cave paintings-and works by Pisanello and Rousseau. There will be another dip into the picture book 'This Is London', exploring the Cockney world within the sound of Bow Bells rather than the grander landmarks of the conventional tour.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Elvi Hale
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Brian Wildsmith

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

Fourth 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

: Gadzooks!

with The Three Bells, 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 Messiter
Director: Kenneth Milne-Buckley
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: The Virginian: A Father for Toby

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

The trouble caused by the action of a ten-year-old orphan in adopting Trampas as his war-hero father is doubled when his real father-an ex-outlaw-turns up.


The Virginian: James Drury
Jim Shea: Rory Calhoun
Toby Shea: Kurt Russell
Trampas: Doug McClure
Judge Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Ellen Lawrence: Joanna Moore
Betsy Garth: Roberta Shore
Randy: Randy Boone
Ryker: Clu Gulager

: No Cloak - No Dagger: Episode 2

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

By spying on his own fiancee Ian finds himself a pawn in Gage's chess game.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Writer: Duncan Ross
Music composed by: Tristram Cary
Produced and directed by: Christopher Barry
Emma Cresswell: Lana Morris
Chief Det.- Supt. Gage: Cyril Luckham
Ian Lambart: William Franklyn
Sergeant Rose: Manning Wilson
Hawkins: Peter Thomas
Pat Penmore: Caroline Blakiston
Kitty: Freda Bamford
Plain-clothes man: Denis Cleary

: The Louvre: A Golden Prison

A documentary film produced for N.B.C. News.
The treasures and the history of the world's most famous museum and art collection introduced by Charles Boyer.
See page 21


Presenter: Charles Boyer

: 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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