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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Eric Thompson

: Outlook for Thursday: Mathematics in Action: 7: Samples and the Normal Distribution

How is it that banks are able to weigh out money when worn coins are so much lighter than new ones? The programme shows that weighing money is surprisingly accurate and that the mathematics behind the method relies on a basic concept in statistics.
Presented by Stewart Gartside.
Repeated next week for Schools


Presenter: Stewart Gartside
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: The Jack Benny Programme

A comedy film series starring the master comedian with the mean streak Jack Benny who helps this week's guest Singing star Frankie Avalon to make-and break-a new record!


Himself: Jack Benny
Singer/guest: Frankie Avalon

: Man Alive: The Heart Man

First of a new weekly series concerned with people and the challenges they are confronting.

How many years before a man can have a failing heart replaced? How long before almost any diseased or weakened organ can be taken out and replaced with a spare part? Is this just a dream? Not in the mind of Michael De Bakey.
The first Man Alive investigation examines the future of spare-part surgery and its implications with the foremost pioneer -'the Heart Man'.


Subject: Michael De Bakey
Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Producer: Michael Latham

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Monica

by Pauline MacAulay.
Starring Peter Cushing as Leonard, Gary Bond as Simon, Anthony Sagar as the Porter

Simon is furious with his girl-friend and fakes suicide, knowing Monica will arrive in the nick of time to save him. A man arrives instead, and what was intended as a joke takes a sinister turn.


Writer: Pauline MacAulay
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Norman Kay
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Naomi Capon
Leonard: Peter Cushing
Simon: Gary Bond
the Porter: Anthony Sagar

: Show of the Week: Max Bygraves Entertains

From the stage of the Television Theatre, Max presents his one-man show
Bob Dixon is his pianist
Alan Bristow conducts the orchestra
Script by Eric Merriman with additional material by Spike Mullins

See page 56


Entertainer: Max Bygraves
Pianist: Bob Dixon
Orchestra conducted by: Alan Bristow
Script: Eric Merriman
Additional material: Spike Mullins
Designer: Colin Pigott
Producer: George Inns

: Buddenbrooks: Part 1: Toni

by Thomas Mann.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in seven parts by Jack Pulman.
First shown on Saturday
See page 3


Author: Thomas Mann
Dramatised by: Jack Pulman

: 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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