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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Alfred Leutscher

Do you remember Mr. Popalon, the funny onion man? He can be seen through the Play School window every day this week, and once again his bright ideas land him in difficulties.
The presenters are Beryl Roques and Terence Holland, and Alfred Leutscher will be sitting in the visitor's chair to talk about animals. He brings with him some of his own unusual pets-Cleopatra the toad, Alice the dormouse, and Archibald the duck.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Beryl Roques
Presenter: Terence Holland
Storyteller: Alfred Leutscher

: Outlook: Working with a Computer: 4: Holding the Data

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: The Dead Past

by Isaac Asimov.
dramatised by Jeremy Paul.
A series of new science fiction plays.
See page 26


Author: Isaac Asimov
Dramatised by: Jeremy Paul
Title music composed and conducted by: Norman Kay
Incidental Music composed by: Dudley Simpson
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: John Gorrie
Arnold Potterley: George Benson
Jonas Foster: James Maxwell
Thaddeus Araman: David Langton
Caroline Potterley: Sylvia Coleridge
Miss Clements: Shirley Cain
Laurel: Frances Alger
Ralph Nimmo: Willoughby Goddard

: The Inheritance

The story of an American Trade Union.
This nightmare record of sweat-shops and strike-breakers explains more vividly than any book the spirit of idealistic rage in which American unions were founded.
(Kenneth Tynan)
This film, compiled from photographs and newsreels, follows the immigrants to 'Golden America' in the 1900s from the customs sheds of Ellis Island into the sweat shops, the coal mines, and weaving mills.
It shows how the immigrant garment workers built their Union in the first fierce wave of disillusionment and then traces their story through the Depression, the New Deal, and the Second World War to the present day.
Introduced by Michael Barratt.


Narrator: Robert Ryan
Music composed and conducted by: George Klesinger
Singers: Pete Seeger
Singers: Judy Collins
Singers: Tom Paxton
Singers: Page Gaynes
Singers: Barry Kornfeld
Singers: Millard Lampell
Singers: Carla Rotolo
Singers: John R. Winn
Produced and directed by: Harold Mayer
Presenter: Michael Barratt

: Tonight in Person

A series of weekly programmes presenting music in the folk idiom from many parts of the world.
This week: The international singer and actor Theodore Bikel


Singer: Theodore Bikel
Presented by: David Bell

: 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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