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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Outlook for Thursday: Mathematics in Action: 10: Statistics and their Distribution

Two men judge the contestants in a beauty competition. If their judgements agree we can ask 'Is this evidence that these two judges will generally agree?'
This and all the other problems we have seen, illustrate the fundamental method of statistical inference.
Presented by Stewart Gartside.
Repeated next week for Schools


Presenter: Stewart Gartside
Director: Alan G. Bell
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: The Jack Benny Programme

A comedy film series starring the master comedian with the mean streak Jack Benny who this week presents his own entirely unauthorised version of the Stradivarius story!


Himself: Jack Benny

: Man Alive: Fourth Girl Wanted

A new weekly series concerned with people and the challenges they are confronting.

"4th Girl wanted, 28-ish, to share new centrally-heated Bayswater flat - Box Z.543."
For many bachelor girls working in a big city like London, there is probably only one answer to the high rents - to share a flat with other girls. Every day hundreds of girls scan the advertisements for a flat to share.


Producer: John Percival
Editor: Christopher Brasher

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Late Arrival of the Incoming Aircraft

by Hugh Leonard.
Starring Maureen Toal as Josie, Joe Lynch as Kieron, Nigel Lambert as Campion
with Kevin McHugh as Harry Thunder, Jacqueline Ryan as Ground Hostess

At Dublin Airport it's ten minutes to take-off time, and Josie is determined to go to London. Her departure is delayed and this gives her irate husband and a nervous priest time to try to make her change her mind.


Writer: Hugh Leonard
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Paddy Russell
Josie: Maureen Toal
Kieron: Joe Lynch
Campion: Nigel Lambert
Harry Thunder: Kevin McHugh
Ground Hostess: Jacqueline Ryan

: Show of the Week: Ella Fitzgerald Swings

Presenting the world's greatest jazz singer accompanied by The Tommy Flanagan Trio and featuring her special guests The Oscar Peterson Trio with Ray Brown (bass), Ed Thigpen (drums).

(Ella Fitzgerald, The Tommy Flanagan Trio and The Oscar Peterson Trio appear by arrangement with Norman Granz and Harold Davison)
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Singer: Ella Fitzgerald
Musicians: The Tommy Flanagan Trio
Pianist (The Oscar Peterson Trio): Oscar Peterson
Bassist (The Oscar Peterson Trio): Ray Brown
Drummer (The Oscar Peterson Trio): Ed Thigpen
Production: Terry Henebery

: Buddenbrooks: Part 4: Tony Again

by Thomas Mann.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in seven parts by Jack Pulman.
Christian's irresponsibility is causing an added burden to Tom who has just announced his engagement to Gerda.
First shown on Saturday


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

: Medicine Today

A monthly series of programmes for doctors.


Director: Mary Hoskins

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