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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Hugh Tracey

Hugh Tracey, the authority on traditional tales and music from Africa, is a new visitor to Play School and tells three African animal stories. Tuesday's picturebook The Happy Owls is illustrated by Celestino Piatti, and on Thursday Terence Holland tells a story about a snowman who wouldn't melt. During the week the toys start to carry out their New Year Resolutions, and on Wednesday when the decorations are taken down they find an unopened present.
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Presenter: Phyllida Law
Presenter: Terence Holland
Storyteller: Hugh Tracey

: Short Course: Hands and Eyes

A woman's guide to a man's world and vice versa.

A practical look at what can be done without elaborate tools first to prevent, and then in the event of a car breakdown.
Stanley Davies with Polly Elwes, Maureen Reynolds, Winifred O'Shea, Peter Latham


Presenter: Stanley Davies
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Reporter: Maureen Reynolds
Reporter: Winifred O'Shea
Reporter: Peter Latham
Producer: Nancy Thomas

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Peter Falk, Dorothy Collins entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Harvey Korman, Laurie Ichino, The Tony Charmoli Dancers and The Earl Brown Singers.
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Presenter: Danny Kaye
Guest: Peter Falk
Guest: Dorothy Collins
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Comedian: Harvey Korman
Singer: Laurie Ichino
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Earl Brown Singers
Producer: Perry Lafferty
Director: Robert Scheerer

: Music on Two: presenting: A Recital

by Michelangeli, The world-renowned pianist
A weekly feature from the world of music.

Introduced by Kenneth van Barthold.


Pianist: Michelangeli
Presenter: Kenneth van Barthold
Presented by: Antony Craxton

: Thirty-Minute Theatre presenting: The Flip Side

by M. Charles Cohen.
Starring Bob Monkhouse as Jerry Janus

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Writer: M. Charles Cohen
Graphics: Ken Brazier
Music composed by: Norman Kay
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Gareth Davies
Jerry Janus: Bob Monkhouse
Bud Burdine: Shane Rimmer
Duty announcer: James Balfour
McCluskey: Colin Rix
Harry Fox: Donald Douglas
Harry Brenner: Walter Hall
Actors and viewers: Peter Knight Singers
Actors and viewers: Stuart Cooper
Actors and viewers: Jan Edwards
Actors and viewers: Sheridan Grant
Actors and viewers: Maurizio Fiorini
Actors and viewers: Harriet Harper
Actors and viewers: Bob Howie
Actors and viewers: Janet Pate
Actors and viewers: George Pensotti

: The Glory That Remains: Two Roman Cities

The Glory That Remains in the great museums of the world.

In the first of this new series Robert Erskine is in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. He recreates the moment in August A.D. 79 when an appalling natural disaster occurred-giving to posterity the entire cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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Presenter: Robert Erskine
Photographed by: Geoffrey Mulligan
Sound recorded by: John Woodiwiss
Editor: Ann Chegwidden
Producer: Kenneth Shepheard

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

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


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Michael Wale
Presenter: Joan Bakewell

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