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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Ruth Goring

Play School this week is about water-from the tap, in rivers, and in the sea. On Tuesday Carole and Eric dress up in traditional Dutch costume and Eric retells the story of the Dutch boy and the dyke. The arched window shows Holland in the spring.
Thursday's picturebook is Charlie on the Run by Elizabeth and Gerald Rose, and Ruth Goring's stories are 'A Wet Market Day', 'Going with the Circus', and 'Lopping our Tree'.

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Eric Thompson
Storyteller: Ruth Goring

: The Universal Force

Thinking about Gravitation with Professor Hermann Bondi, F.R.S.
(First shown on BBC-1)
See foot of page


Speaker: Professor Hermann Bondi

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Charles Aznavour, Stan Worth entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with The Tony Charmoli Dancers, The Earl Brown Singers.


Presenter: Danny Kaye
Singer: Charles Aznavour
Singer: Stan Worth
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Earl Brown Singers
Producer: Perry Lafferty
Director: Robert Scheerer

: Workshop: Double Concerto

with Vladimir Ashkenazy and Daniel Barenboim.
"One of the greatest performances of recent years." (Daily Telegraph)

The story behind a concert in which these two famous young pianists play Mozart's Concerto in E flat for two pianos (K.365)
with the English Chamber Orchestra
Associate leaders, Emanuel Hurwitz and Kenneth Sillito
Directed from the keyboard by Daniel Barenboim
See page 23


Pianist: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Pianist/Orchestra directed from the keyboard by: Daniel Barenboim
Musicians: The English Chamber Orchestra
Associate leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Associate leader: Kenneth Sillito
Producer: Brian Large
Producer: Christopher Nupen

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: A Girl's Best Friend

by Dawn Pavitt and Terry Wale.
Starring Faith Brook as Phyllis, Ray Brooks as Ron Baxter
with Tessa Wyatt as Felicity, James Chase as Alan Berry, Kenneth McReddie as Jeremy
See page 23


Writer: Dawn Pavitt
Writer: Terry Wale
Music: Dudley Simpson
Designer: Donald Homfray
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Michael Hart
Phyllis: Faith Brook
Ron Baxter: Ray Brooks
Felicity: Tessa Wyatt
Alan Berry: James Chase
Jeremy: Kenneth McReddie

: Freshwater Johnny

Down the River Thames with Johnny Morris
The gentle waving willows... the slow, sleepy water... the most English scene in England
Last September, in a hired boat, he cruised from Lechlade to Hampton Court.
In the first of three programmes he reaches Oxford.
BBC film
(First shown on BBC-1 in the South and West)
See page 23


Presenter/Narrator: Johnny Morris
Producer: Brian Patten

: 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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