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: Play School: Useful Box Day

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

Snow is the theme of Play School this week, and on Monday Carole Ward makes a cotton-wool snowman. On Wednesday there will be two surprise visitors; and on Friday, after another 'Mr. Duster' story, Teddy opens a grocer's shop. Tuesday's picturebook is 'Three by Three' by James Kruss, and on Thursday Brian Cant tells a story about Switzerland.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Nancy Quayle

: Outlook for Monday: Manpower: 1: What is the Manpower Gap?

Five programmes on some problems of the supply of and the demand for labour in the British economy.
Presented by Roger Opie.
See page 20


Presenter: Roger Opie
Director: Michael Bunce
Producer: Julia Gaitskell

: The Danny Kaye Show

In which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Imogene Coca, Nancy Wilson entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Harvey Korman, Elaine Joyce, The Tony Charmoli Dancers, The Earl Brown Singers and Victoria Meyerink.


Presenter: Danny Kaye
Guest: Imogene Coca
Singer: Nancy Wilson
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Comedian: Harvey Korman
Dancer: Elaine Joyce
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Earl Brown Singers
Performer: Victoria Meyerink
Producer: Perry Lafferty
Director: Robert Scheerer

: Music on Two Presenting: Workshop: The Red Priest of Venice

A weekly feature from the world of music.

The life and times of the great eighteenth-century Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi.
A portrait in music by H.C. Robbins Landon.
With The English Chamber Orchestra
Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz
Harpsichord continuo, Raymond Leppard
Conducted by Charles Mackerras


Presenter: H.C. Robbins Landon
Musicians: The English Chamber Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Harpsichordist: Raymond Leppard
Orchestra conducted by: Charles Mackerras
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Produced and directed by: Francis Coleman

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Enchanted Night

by Slawomir Mrozek.
Translated by Nicholas Bethell.
Adapted for television and directed by George R. Foa.

Starring Dudley Foster as Frank, Richard Pearson as Fred
with Margaret Nolan as Eve, Bernard Finch as Reception Clerk

Even a provincial hotel bedroom can appear welcome to two tired businessmen, but things turn out to be different when they happen to share the same dream on an enchanted night.


Author: Slawomir Mrozek
Translated by: Nicholas Bethell
Adapter/Director: George R. Foa
Designer: Raymond London
Producer: Harry Moore
Frank: Dudley Foster
Fred: Richard Pearson
Eve: Margaret Nolan
Reception Clerk: Bernard Finch

: The Glory That Remains: Renaissance in Florence

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

Robert Erskine in the BargeIIo looks at some of the finest works of this brilliant period.
They range from daggers and dinner plates to the superb sculptures of Michelangelo and Donatello. It all began with a competition in 1401...
See page 20


Presenter: Robert Erskine
Photographed by: Geoffrey Mulligan
Producer: Kenneth Shepheard

: Newsroom

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: 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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