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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Charles Leno

Play School this week is about aeroplanes and different ways of flying, and on Tuesday the arched window shows some of the first aeroplanes. Thursday's picturebook is No Roses for Harry by Gene Zion, and Charles Leno's three stories are 'The Umbrella', 'The Bookcase', and 'The Hole in Your Stocking'.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Jennifer Naden
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: Charles Leno

: Outlook for Monday: Carry On Building: 5: Planning the work

Six programmes on modern methods.

A good programme is only the first step in the planning and control of building operations.
by Gordon J. Pinder.


Presenter: Gordon J. Pinder
Producer: Nat Taylor

: The Danny Kaye Show

In which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Imogene Coca, Enzo Stuarti entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Harvey Korman, The Tony Charmoli Dancers, The Earl Brown Singers.


Entertainer: Danny Kaye
Guest: Imogene Coca
Tenor: Enzo Stuarti
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Comedian: Harvey Korman
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Earl Brown Singers
Producer: Perry Lafferty
Director: Robert Scheerer

: Laurel and Hardy: Busy Bodies

Two of the world's greatest laughter-makers.
A Hal Roach film


Producer: Hal Roach
Director: Lloyd French
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Election Broadcast: Action Not Words

Election Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party.
Also on BBC1 and BBC Wales

: Music on Two: Music International

A monthly report from the world of music.

The Unashamed Accompanist Retires
Gerald Moore, on the verge of retiring from the concert platform, talks shop with Donald Swann and looks back on some of the more hilarious moments in his distinguished career.

LA Scala, Milan
A film story about the behind-the-scenes build-up to the Italian premiere of Richard Rodney Bennett's Mines of Sulphur, produced by John Houston.

Ballet Rambert Struggles for Survival
Britain's oldest ballet company has produced the majority of British choreographers. How long can it continue to do so under the cruel strain of constant touring and without an adequate London home?
A film report featuring a brilliant young dancer Maggie Lorraine and the premiere of a ballet by a new choreographer. Jonathan Taylor, with Dame Marie Rambert and David Ellis, the Associate Director.

Introduced by Bernard Keeffe.

See page 19


Interviewee (The Unashamed Accompanist Retires): Gerald Moore
Interviewer (The Unashamed Accompanist Retires): Donald Swann
Dancer (Ballet Rambert Struggles for Survival): Maggie Lorraine
Interviewee (Ballet Rambert Struggles for Survival): Dame Marie Rambert
Interviewee (Ballet Rambert Struggles for Survival): David Ellis
Presenter: Bernard Keeffe
Director: Anthony Wilkinson
Editor: Kenneth Corden

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: 'Twas On a Sunday

by Derrick Sherwin.
With Billie Whitelaw as Greta, Alec McCowen as Willie
and Margaret Denyer as Freda, Ella Milne as Mother

See page 20


Writer: Derrick Sherwin
Music: Norman Kay
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: George Spenton-Foster
Greta: Billie Whitelaw
Willie: Alec McCowen
Freda: Margaret Denyer
Mother: Ella Milne

: 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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