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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Eileen Colwell

It's exploring and finding out in Play School this week. On Tuesday Gordon Clyde dresses up as a deep-sea diver, and the round window shows real divers searching for treasure on the sea-bed. Humpty Dumpty, Teddy, and Jemima have an adventure on Thursday; and on Friday, Science Day, Valerie Pitts finds out about the way people grow.
This week's picturebook is a repeat of Old Winkle and the Seagulls, and Eileen Colwell's three stories are 'The Big Red Apple', 'The Dog that Had No Name', and 'The First Snowdrop'.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Gordon Clyde
Storyteller: Eileen Colwell

: Outlook for Monday: Manpower: 3: Education for Jobs

Five programmes on some problems of the supply of and the demand for labour in the British economy.
Presented by Roger Opie, New College, Oxford.


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

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Elke Sommer, Pat Carroll entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Harvey Korman, Laurie Ichino, The Tony Charmoli Dancers, The Earl Brown Singers.


Presenter: Danny Kaye
Guest: Elke Sommer
Comedienne: Pat Carroll
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Comedian: Harvey Korman
Dancer: Laurie Ichino
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Earl Brown Singers
Producer: Perry Lafferty
Director: Robert Scheerer

: Music on Two: Music from the North

Sir Malcolm Sargent conducts and introduces a concert of popular classical music to mark the opening of BBC-2 in Yorkshire.
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Peter Mountain
with Maureen Smith (violin), John Shirley-Quirk (bass-baritone) and the combined choirs of the Leeds Philharmonic, Huddersfield Choral and Bradford Festival Choral Societies.
Given before an invited audience in St. George's Hall, Bradford


Conductor/Presenter: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Musicians: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Peter Mountain
Violinist: Maureen Smith
Bass-Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk
Singers: The Leeds Philharmonic Choral Society
Singers: Huddersfield Choral Society
Singers: Bradford Festival Choral Society
Produced and directed by: Robin Scott

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Brothers

by John Finch.

Mike Pratt and Terence Brady in Brothers
Thirty-Minute Theatre at 9.50
Outside, the raucous voices of the miners as they come out of the pub into the street. Inside, the coffin stands open in the front room. In the small house the grief is subdued. The head of the family is dead, and now that his two sons have gathered for his funeral a more paralysing and insidious emotion than straightforward sorrow pervades the house. It is the deep unease of people once closely bound but now uncertain of each other's real thoughts and feelings.
Phillip, the younger son, has driven from London to the little mining town. He brings with him his wife Sheila-and a feeling of guilt at having neglected his mother and father. Phillip is also alarmed at the distance between himself and his elder brother, Arthur. Phillip has a degree, and a job in the City, but Arthur has stayed at home working at the pit with his father. The central figure in Arthur's childlike existence has now gone: his life can never be the same.
His mother, Annie, realises this and worries about what will become of him. Is the social and intellectual difference between Phillip and Arthur unbridgeable, or can they help each other?
Tonight's Thirty-Minute Theatre, Brothers, is by John Finch. He lives in Rochdale, writes scripts for Coronation Street, and was once secretary to Jacob Epstein.


Writer: John Finch
Designer: Robert Macgowan
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Michael Hart
Arthur: Mike Pratt
Annie: Sonia Dresdel
Sheila: Ann Firbank
Phillip: Terence Brady

: The Glory That Remains: The Youth of Greece

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

Robert Erskine, in the National Museum in Athens, talks about one of the most wonderful of Greek achievements-the sculpting of the human form.
Never was this more magnificently displayed than in the statue of Poseidon, found forty years ago appropriately enough, on the bed of the sea.


Presenter: Robert Erskine
Sound recorded by: John Woodiwiss
Producer: Kenneth Shepheard

: Newsroom

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: Late Night Line-Up

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


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

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