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: Play School: Useful Box Day

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

Today is the 500th Play School. Brian Cant and Julie Stevens have been here since Play School started and so has Nancy Quayle, who is going to tell three new stories about Mr. Duster.
The picturebook on Tuesday is Springtime for Jeanne-Marie by Francoise, and on Thursday that cat Pybus will be here again in a story about his surprise present.
You will be hearing a lot about trees in Play School this week, so when you next go out have a look at them and watch for signs of spring.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Brian Cant
Presenter: Julie Stevens
Storyteller: Nancy Quayle

: Outlook: for Monday: Carry On Building: 6: Making Ends Meet

Six programmes on modern methods.

Not about money, but accuracy, particularly where traditional building methods have to link with prefabricated components.
By Tom Griffiths and Brian Hogg.


Presenter: Tom Griffiths
Presenter: Brian Hogg
Producer: Nat Taylor

: Professional Boxing

from the Ice Stadium, Nottingham.
Main Bout:
Ten-round International Bantamweight contest
Alan Rudkin, British and Empire Bantamweight champion v. Norman Parra,
Californian Bantamweight champion
See page 25
British Middleweight Championship between Johnny Pritchett and Nat Jacobs: Light Programme 8.50 p.m.


Boxer: Alan Rudkin
Boxer: Norman Parra
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: John McGonagle

: Laurel and Hardy: Night Owls

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


Producer: Hal Roach
Director: James Parrott
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Election Broadcast: Action Not Words

Election Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party.
Also on BBC-1 and BBC Wales

: Music on Two: The Childhood of Christ

by Berlioz.
A moving evocation of the familiar story of the Holy Family's flight into Egypt.

Sung in Ely Cathedral in a new English translation by Anthony Burgess.

The most beautiful of all Christmas programmes (Sunday Telegraph)
The pleasantest Arts programme of 1965 (The Listener)

English Chamber Orchestra
Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz
Heinrich Schutz Chorale
Director, Roger Norrington
Conducted by Colin Davis

Part 1: The Dream of Herod
Part 2: The Flight into Egypt
Part 3: The Arrival at Sais

A complete performance, with paintings illustrating scenes from the trilogy, specially recorded for television in Ely Cathedral by permission of the Dean and Chapter
See page 25


Composer: Hector Berlioz
Translation: Anthony Burgess
Musicians: English Chamber Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Singers: Heinrich Schutz Chorale
Chorale director: Roger Norrington
Conductor: Colin Davis
Art adviser: Michael Ayrton
Assistant producer: Ann Turner
Executive Producer: Humphrey Burton
Producer: Brian Large
The Narrator: Alexander Young
Mary: Josephine Veasey
Joseph: Bryan Drake
Herod: Heinz Rehfuss
Ishmaelite Father: Heinz Rehfuss
Polydorus: James Atkins
Centurion: Roger Norrington

: 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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