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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.

This is Play School's Christmas week. The Picture Book on Monday comes from Norway and is called 'The Town that Forgot it was Christmas'. But Play School has not forgotten. During the rest of the week Ronald Eyre will be telling again the story of the First Christmas; and on Friday Julie Stevens and Eric Thompson light the last of the candles on the Christmas-is-coming ring. And they wish you a merry Christmas from everyone in Play School.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Eric Thompson

: The Mind of the Enemy: Part 1: The New Member

A thriller serial in five parts by Michael Gilbert. (Repeat)
See page 19


Writer: Michael Gilbert
Designer: Raymond P. Cusick
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Paddy Russell
Prowler: Alan Selwyn
John Craven: Charles Hill
Truscott: Michael Bilton
Max Underwood: Norman Mitchell
General Fairside: John Welsh
Berridge: A.J. Brown
Barlow: Philip Ray
Fortescue: Mark Dignam
Brian Calder: Mike Pratt
Robin: Jeffrey Gardiner
Sir Henry Blake: Cyril Luckham
Gerald Gould: Manning Wilson
Anthea Fairside: Anna Cropper
Chief Nwambe: Roy Stewart
Verity: Sylvia Vickers
Maid: Anne Marzell
Radio Announcer: Colin Ward-Lewis

: Out of the Unknown: The Midas Plague

by Frederik Pohl.
Dramatised by Troy Kennedy Martin.
Starring Graham Stark
with Sam Kydd and Anne Lawson
A series of new science fiction plays.
See page 19


Author: Frederik Pohl
Dramatised by: Troy Kennedy Martin
Title music composed and conducted by: Norman Kay
Incidental music: Max Harris
Designer: William McCrow
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Peter Sasdy
Morrey: Graham Stark
Edward: Julian Curry
Wainwright: Victor Brooks
Henry: Anthony Dawes
George: Robert Sidaway
Edwina: Anne Lawson
Gideon: Graham Lines
Police robot: Michael Earl
Counsel: Geoffrey Alexander
Judge: A.J. Brown
Prisoner: Sydney Arnold
Analyst: David Nettheim
Fred: Sam Kydd
Rebel leader: David Blake Kelly
First rebel: Richard Davies
Second rebel: Arne Gordon
Sir John: John Barron

: World Cinema: The Ballad of a Soldier

A Russian film with English sub-titles.
Starring Vladimir Ivashov as Alyosha
See page 19


Director: Grigori Chukhrai
Alyosha: Vladimir Ivashov
Shura: Shanna Prokhorenko
Alyosha's mother: Antonina Maximova
General: Nikolai Kruchkov
Invalid soldier: Ievgeni Urbanski

: Tonight in Person

A series of weekly programmes presenting music in the folk idiom from many parts of the world
This week, from France: Juliette Greco
(Juliette Greco appears by arrangement with Robert Paterson)


Singer: Juliette Greco
Production: Bryan Sears

: 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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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