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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Eileen Colwell

In Play School this week Valerie Pitts and Rick Jones will present a different musical instrument, each day - and on Friday they will make an experiment with sound.
Tuesday's Picture Book is The Bio Rain, written and illustrated by Francoise, and the story on Thursday will be an adventure of Skitter, Hope, and Camberley. Eileen Colwell, pioneer of children's libraries, is this week's storyteller.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: Eileen Colwell

: Outlook: Working with a Computer: 3: Decisions and Loops

An introduction to the use of the electronic computer for data processing.
Presented by Graham Morris.


Script: Jill Wood
Presenter: Graham Morris
Director: Patrick Dowling
Producer: John Dutot

: Out of the Unknown: Stranger in the Family

by David Campton.
An exciting new series of science fiction plays.


Writer: David Campton
Theme Music: Norman Kay
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Alan Bridges
Boy: Richard O'Callaghan
Hall: Joby Blanshard
Paula: Justine Lord
Sonny: Eric Lander
Lorry Driver: Peter Thornton
Charles Wilson: Peter Copley
Margaret Wilson: Daphne Slater
Brown: John Paul
Evans: Jack May
Mrs. Pain: Bay White
Director: Maurice Podbrey
Assistant: Clive Graham
Swain: Brian Vaughan

: World Cinema: Escape from Damnation (El Camino de la Vida)

A Mexican film with English sub-titles.
with Humberto Pons, Ignacio Torres, Mario Navarro, Rafael Estrada. (Repeat)


Director: Alfonso Corona Blake
Chinampina: Humberto Pons
Pedro: Ignacio Torres
Luis: Mario Navarro
Senor director: Rafael Estrada

: Tonight in Person

A new series of weekly programmes presenting music in the folk idiom from many parts.
This week from Ireland: The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem


Musicians: The Clancy Brothers
Singer: Tommy Makem
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: 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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