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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.

Repeated on BBC-1 at 1.35
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Beryl Roques
Presenter: Gordon Clyde

: Cricket: An England XI v. A Rest of the World XI

A visit to the Scarborough Cricket Festival to see the closing stages of the second day's play.

(to 18.00)


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: News

: The Jack Benny Programme

A film series starring the master comedian with the mean streak Jack Benny who with the help of this week's guest George Burns takes a-not entirely successful-walk down memory lane!


Himself: Jack Benny
Guest: George Burns

: The Singers and the Songs

Written and produced by Ludovic Kennedy.
Take seventy basses, forty tenors, seventy altos, and a hundred sopranos, put them together every Monday evening, and you get the magnificent Bach Choir.
In a pub in North London a very different group of singers get together every Sunday to make their kind of music - The Hampstead Folk Club.
Ludovic Kennedy went to meet the singers and to listen to some of their songs.


Writer/Producer/Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Singers/Subjects: The Bach Choir
Singers/Subjects: The Hampstead Folk Club

: Here's How: Long Jump-High Jump-Triple Jump

Here's How spotlights two of the greatest athletes in Britain Mary Rand and Lynn Davies show you the fantastic physical effort required for the Long Jump-High Jump-Triple Jump.


Athlete: Mary Rand
Athlete: Lynn Davies
Commentator: Ron Pickering
Producer: Alec Weeks

: Flowering Cherry

by Robert Bolt.
Starring Bernard Lee, Margaret Tyzack
The scene is set in the late 1950s.
See page 43


Author: Robert Bolt
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Joan Craft
Isobel Cherry: Margaret Tyzack
Tom Cherry: Simon Ward
Gilbert Grass: Redmond Phillips
Jim Cherry: Bernard Lee
Judy Cherry: Patricia Shakesby
David Bowman: John Paul
Carol: Nicola Pagett

: Commonwealth Jazz Club

A series featuring jazz musicians from Britain, Canada, and Australia.
This week from Canada: The Rob McConnell Quartet and The Tony Collacott Trio
Introduced by Phil MacKellar.

Canadian jazz musicians appear in the first of two programmes recorded in Canada. The Rob McConnell Quartet is led by trombonist McConnell; its other members are guitarist Ed Bickert and bassist Bill Britto, who has played for several years with Marian McPartland's Trio. The Tony Collacott Trio features the brilliant 18-year-old pianist, composer, and arranger with bassist Bob Price and Ricky Marcus on drums. The host, Phil MacKellar, is a well-known Toronto disc jockey.


Presenter: Phil MacKellar
Producer: Paddy Sampson
Trombonist (The Rob McConnell Quartet): Rob McConnell
Guitarist (The Rob McConnell Quartet): Ed Bickert
Bassist (The Rob McConnell Quartet): Bill Britto
Pianist (The Tony Collacott Trio): Tony Collacott
Bassist (The Tony Collacott Trio): Bob Price
Drummer (The Tony Collacott Trio): Ricky Marcus

: 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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