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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, H.E. Todd

H.E. Todd returns to Play School this week with three more stories about Bobby Brewster. Tuesday's picture-book is a re-showing of "The Singing Rhinoceros" by Anna Standon, and on Thursday Marla Landi retells the fable of Romulus and Remus.
Do you remember Skitter, Hope, and Camberley, the three penmen? They come out of their box on Thursday to make another picture of one of their adventures.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Terence Holland
Storyteller: H. E. Todd

: Outlook for Monday: Manpower: 4: Who Goes Where?

A series of 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

: Professional Boxing: Jack Bodell, Swadlincote, England v. Bill Nielsen, Omaha, U.S.A.

A ten-round International Heavyweight contest.
Twenty-five-year-old Bodell, Midland Area Heavyweight Champion, faces his toughest task with the seasoned campaigner Nielsen.
Harry Carpenter reports direct from the ringside at the Colston Hall, Bristol.


Boxer: Jack Bodell
Boxer: Bill Nielsen
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: Alec Weeks

: Music on Two presenting: Workshop: What Is Inspiration?

How do composers invent their ideas?
How much of any composition is 'inspired', and how much the product of craftsmanship?
How did Mozart set to work on his last great symphony?
Bernard Keeffe conducts the London Symphony Orchestra (Leader, John Georgiadis) in a performance of the last movement of Mozart's Jupiter Symphony and talks about Mozart's methods and the various ways in which different composers have tackled the job of composition.

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Conductor/Presenter/Script: Bernard Keeffe
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Georgiadis
Script/Producer: Herbert Chappell
Designer: Alan Hunter-Craig

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Janni... Oh, Janni

by Alan Gosling.
With William Lucas as Janni, Thomas Heathcote as Charlie Rice, Brian Smith as John Berry


Writer: Alan Gosling
Designer: Mary Rea
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: John Gibson
Janni: William Lucas
Charlie Rice: Thomas Heathcote
John Berry: Brian Smith

: The Glory That Remains: The Pyramid Age

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

Not only do these wonders of the ancient world still survive, but also the marvellously vivid portraits of the great kings and their subjects.
Robert Erskine re-creates this far-off and appealing world in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

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Presenter: Robert Erskine
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, Joan Bakewell and whoever turns up.


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

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