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: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Ronald Eyre
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Eric Thompson
Storyteller: Ronald Eyre

: The Mind of the Enemy: Part 2: The Trap

A thriller serial in five parts by Michael Gilbert.
Security Executive has instructed Brian Calder to investigate the murder of a top-level agent. He has narrowed the suspects down to three-all members of Brent's Club. But while questioning the first, he finds himself threatened. (Repeat)


Writer: Michael Gilbert
Designer: Raymond P. Cusick
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Paddy Russell
Brian Calder: Mike Pratt
General Fairside: John Welsh
Anthea: Anna Cropper
Sir Henry Blake: Cyril Luckham
Barlow: Philip Ray
Berridge: A.J. Brown
Fortescue: Mark Dignam
Charlady: Cynthia Etherington
Gerald Gould: Manning Wilson
Miss Sharmoon: Soraya Rafat
Commissionaire: Sidney Vivian
Albert Mercer: Walter Sparrow

: Challenge Golf

A filmed series in which Arnold Palmer and Gary Player are challenged in eighteen-hole match play by pairs drawn from the elite of America's professional tournament circuit.

This week: Arnold Palmer and Gary Player v. Dave Ragan and Joe Campbell played at the Riviera Country Club, Los Angeles.


Golfer: Arnold Palmer
Golfer: Gary Player
Golfer: Dave Ragan
Golfer: Joe Campbell

: Museum Piece: Unexpected Africa

From the British Museum
Written and introduced by Robert Erskine.

Tonight's programme looks at the Museum's collection of African art, and culminates with the magnificent bronzes and ivories from Ife and Benin.

To many people Africa is still merely a land of primitive technology, childish institutions, and rampant superstition. To some its culture is only interesting as a survival of the habits of our own primitive forebears.
Tonight's programme does much to dispel this view. Discoveries over the last few decades have revealed numerous new facts about African history. For instance, while Europe was still in the depths of the Dark Ages, Africans were making objects of quite extraordinary beauty and subtlety-like the portrait head in bronze from the city of Ife in Nigeria. But discoveries like the Ife heads, while they change preconceived ideas about African history and culture, frequently pose more questions than they answer. This is one of the most fascinating features of 'Unexpected Africa'.


Writer/Presenter: Robert Erskine
Producer: Kenneth Shepheard

: Music on Two: Music International

A monthly report from the world of music.

Christmas Carols
Outside broadcast cameras attend a rehearsal for the annual Christmas Concert at Broadstairs.
Conductor, The Rt. Hon. Edward Heath, M.P.

Peter Ustinov making further explorations in musical character.
Tonight: The world of the composer

Karlheinz Stockhausen
An encounter with the controversial atomic age composer.

Introduced by Bernard Keeffe.


Conductor (Christmas Carols): The Rt. Hon. Edward Heath
Singer: Peter Ustinov
Subject: Karlheinz Stockhausen
Presenter: Bernard Keeffe
Director: Anthony Wilkinson
Editor: Kenneth Corden

: Take It or Leave It

Preference and prejudice towards books and writers.
Introduced by Robert Robinson.
With Bernardine Bishop, Anthony Blond, Alan Coren, John Gross.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Panellist: Bernardine Bishop
Panellist: Anthony Blond
Panellist: Alan Coren
Panellist: John Gross
Programme devised by: Brigid Brophy
Director: Ann Turner
Producer: Melvyn Bragg

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

Stay up a little longer with Denis Tuohy, Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Nicholas Tresilian and Philip Jenkinson with Film Requests.
Letters to Philip Jenkinson should be addressed c/o Late Night Line-Up, [address removed]


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Nicholas Tresilian
Item presenter (Film Requests): Philip Jenkinson

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