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: Play School: Useful Box Day

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

Each day this week Play School starts with a different nonsense rhyme.
H. E. Todd returns to the story chair with three more Bobby Brewster stories: 'The Walking Pyjamas', 'Silly Shoes', and 'Soap and Cheese'. Terence Holland tells a story about dragons, and afterwards the windows will show some strange beasts of long ago. Thursday's picturebook is The story of the Little Red Engine by Diana Ross, with pictures by Leslie Wood.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Terence Holland
Storyteller: H. E. Todd

: Outlook: Travel Abroad: 1: Points of Departure

Three programmes on holidays abroad with Paddy Feeny and Nigel Buxton.

A look at some of the preparations for your holiday.


Presenter: Paddy Feeny
Presenter: Nigel Buxton
Producer: John Dutot

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Shirley Jones, The Righteous Brothers entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Harvey Korman, The Tony Charmoli Dancers, The Earl Brown Singers.


Presenter: Danny Kaye
Guest: Shirley Jones
Singers: The Righteous Brothers
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Comedian: Harvey Korman
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Earl Brown Singers
Producer: Robert Scheerer
Director: Steve Binder

: Laurel and Hardy: Help Mates

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

An epic of disaster in which Stan's efforts to help Ollie tidy up progressively wreck Ollie's composure, clothing, crockery, furniture, kitchen, marriage, and home.


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 Prince and the Beggar (Le Prince et le Mendiant)

Winner of the Italia Prize, 1965

Tired of his lack of freedom at court, prince decides to change places with a beggar boy, who is his double. But the boy becomes reluctant to relinquish his new power, to the dismay of the prince.
Film made for O.R.T.F.


Music: Henri Sauguet
Story: Boris Kochno
Choreography: Juan Corelli
Design: Francois de Lamothe
Producer: Jean-Paul Carrere
Director: Roger Dormoy
The Prince and The Beggar: Gary Sherwood
The Princess: Nicole Nagaret
Her maid: Claudine Kamoun
The tutor: Philip Saleur
The stag: Gerard Sibbrit

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Magnolia Summer

by Clancy Sigal and Vickery Turner.


Writer: Clancy Sigal
Writer: Vickery Turner
Designer: William McCrow
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: James Ferman
Leonard: Calvin Lockhart
Sarah: Jennifer Clulow
Bob: Rick Jones
Bonnie: Andrea Monet

: 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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