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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Nancy Quayle

Phyllida Law and Gordon Clyde continue with Christmas preparations this week. On Wednesday Phyllida makes Christmas presents for the pets, and on Friday the Christmas tree arrives. Nancy Quayle's stories are The Snow Cupboard, St. Nicholas, and The Christmas Tree. Tuesday's picturebook is Babar and Father Christmas.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Phyllida Law
Presenter: Gordon Clyde
Storyteller: Nancy Quayle

: Outlook for Monday: Working with a Computer: 11: The Computer as Executive

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: Thirteen to Centaurus

by J. G. Ballard.
Dramatised by Stanley Miller.
A series of new science fiction plays.
Starring Donald Houston, Noel Johnson, John Abineri, Robert James
and James Hunter

See page 21


Author: J. G. Ballard
Dramatised by: Stanley Miller
Title music composed and conducted by: Norman Kay
Designer: Trevor Williams
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Peter Potter
Captain Peters: Lionel Stevens
Dr. Francis: Donald Houston
Zenna Peters: Carla Challoner
Abel Granger: James Hunter
Matthias Granger: John Moore
Mrs. Granger: Joyce Donaldson
Sarah Granger: Janet Gallagher
Mrs. Peters: Wendy Johnson
Matthew Peters: Karl Lanchburt
Jeremiah Baker: Peter Bennett
Mrs. Baker: Christine Lander
Mark Baker: Roy Hills
Ruth Baker: Janet Fairhead
Sergeant Burke: Robert Russell
Captain Sanger: John Line
Colonel Chalmers: John Abineri
General Short: Noel Johnson
Dr. Kersh: Robert James

: World Cinema: The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners.
Starring Edith Evans, Joan Greenwood, Dorothy Tutin, Michael Redgrave, Michael Denison

See page 21


Author of play: Oscar Wilde
Director: Anthony Asquith
Lady Bracknell: Edith Evans
Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax: Joan Greenwood
Cecily Cardew: Dorothy Tutin
John Worthing: Michael Redgrave
Algernon Moncrieff: Michael Denison
Miss Prism: Margaret Rutherford
Canon Chasuble: Miles Malleson

: Tonight in Person

A series of weekly programmes presenting music in the folk idiom from many parts of the world.
This week, from Israel: Esther and Abraham Ofarim


Singer: Esther Ofarim
Singer/guitarist: Abraham Ofarim
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

Stay up a little longer with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Nicholas Tresilian, Joan Bakewell and whoever turns up.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Nicholas Tresilian
Presenter: Joan Bakewell

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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