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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Outlook: Mathematics in Action: 6: Normal Distribution

The pattern of shotgun pellets on a target, the size of ladies' shoes, and the diameters of screws from an automatic lathe are all examples of the normal distribution. In this programme we shall see why.
Presented by Stewart Gartside.
Repeated next week For Schools
This series is linked with a correspondence course. For details write to the National Extension College, [address removed]


Presenter: Stewart Gartside
Director: Norman Fenton
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: The Jack Benny Programme

A film series starring the master comedian with the mean streak Jack Benny who this week has a musical difference of opinion with Lawrence Welk and his Orchestra.


Himself: Jack Benny
Musicians: Lawrence Welk and his Orchestra

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Portrait of a Madonna

by Tennessee Williams.
Starring Irene Worth


Writer: Tennessee Williams
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Geoffrey Nethercott
Miss Collins: Irene Worth
Porter: Benny Lee
Elevator boy: Clive Endersby
Doctor: Larry Cross
Mr. Abrams: John Bloomfield
Nurse: Thomasine Heiner

: Show of the Week: Beyond the Fringe

A special farewell performance of the famous revue by the original cast of Alan Bennett, Jonathan Miller, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore.


Performer: Alan Bennett
Performer: Jonathan Miller
Performer: Peter Cook
Performer: Dudley Moore
Theme music composed by: Johnny Dankworth
[Theme music] played by: The Johnny Dankworth Seven
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Don Silverman
Director: Duncan Wood

: For Whom the Bells Tolls: Part 3: Verdict on Pablo

by Ernest Hemingway.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in four parts by Giles Cooper.
Pablo is bitterly opposed to Jordan, and Pilar his wife has decided that he must be killed.
First shown on Saturday


Author: Ernest Hemingway
Dramatised by: Giles Cooper

: 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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