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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Philip Bate

This week Play School is about wheels. On Tuesday there will be a car in Play School, and the square window will show the factory where it was made.
On Thursday Julie Stevens reads the picturebook, A Flower for Ambrose by Anna and Edward Standon; and on Friday, Science Day, Brian Cant shows how a musical box works. Philip Bate's stories are 'The Tale of a Pig', 'The Tale of a Tortoise', and 'The Musical Box'.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Philip Bate

: Outlook for Monday: Carry On Building: 1: Winter Working

Six programmes on modern methods.

Winter weather holds up many building operations. This programme, for specialists, shows how effective use of site lighting can maintain normal working hours.
with Geoffrey Gardner and Jack Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Gardner
Presenter: Jack Smith
Producer: Nat Taylor

: The Danny Kaye Show

In which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Harry Belafonte, Nana Mouskouri entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with The Tony Charmoli Dancers, The Earl Brown Singers.


Presenter: Danny Kaye
Singer: Harry Belafonte
Singer: Nana Mouskouri
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Earl Brown Singers
Produced and directed by: Robert Scheerer

: Music on Two: Music International

A monthly report from the world of music.

Birth of an Orchestra
Two days before the inaugural concert under its conductor Leonard Hirsch, Music International examines the formation of The New BBC Orchestra.
Sixty-nine young musicians recruited at a time of crisis in the orchestral profession.
with Sir John Barbirolli, John Pritchard and William Glock.
Portrait of a Young Genius:
Samuel Wesley was born 200 years ago this month.
Bernard Keeffe conducts and introduces some of his unpublished early compositions including the Violin Concerto in C written when Wesley was thirteen.
with Kenneth Sillito (violin), The English Chamber Orchestra and The Ambrosian Singers.
The famous unknown English composer Sir Banbury Cross

Introduced by Bernard Keeffe.


Subjects (Birth of an Orchestra): The New BBC Orchestra
Expert (Birth of an Orchestra): Sir John Barbirolli
Expert (Birth of an Orchestra): John Pritchard
Expert (Birth of an Orchestra): William Glock
Director (Birth of an Orchestra): Peter Rorke
Conductor/Item presenter (Portrait of a Young Genius)/Presenter: Bernard Keeffe
Violinist (Portrait of a Young Genius): Kenneth Sillito
Musicians (Portrait of a Young Genius): The English Chamber Orchestra
Singers (Portrait of a Young Genius): The Ambrosian Singers
Sir Banbury Cross: Peter Ustinov
Director: Anthony Wilkinson
Editor: Kenneth Corden

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Case Suspended

by William T. Powers.
Dramatised by Owen Holder.
From the story "Allegory"


Author: William T. Powers
Dramatised by: Owen Holder
Designer: Julian Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Tina Wakerell
Norris: Leo McKern
Mark: Max Adrian
Jane: Jane Hylton
Steiner: Michael Rothwell
[Actor]: Edward Kelsey

: The Apostle Paul: 1: His Writing

Three lectures from King's College, London.
The Rev. Christopher Evans, Professor of New Testament Studies, King's College
Next Monday: His Thinking by Morna Hooker
See page 23


Lecturer: The Rev. Christopher Evans
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

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


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

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