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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Gerald Young

This is Easter week, and Valerie Pitts and Colin Jeavons start by painting Easter eggs and making Easter bonnets, and the toys see a special Easter programme on their television set. On Friday as a special treat they go up in a balloon.
Today you can see again The Sun Egg, a picturebook from Sweden by Elsa Beskow, and during the week Gerald Young returns to tell three stories: 'Yellowy-White and the Red Indians', 'Yellowy-White and the Kite', and 'The Story of the Crab and the Monkey'.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Colin Jeavons
Storyteller: Gerald Young
Author (The Sun Egg): Elsa Beskow

: Men and Gods: In the Museum

Written and narrated by John Broadbent.
A bull on a cave wall, a dancing woman from Hawaii, a fantastic mask from New Ireland-all these were objects of magic for the primitive men who made them.
BBC film
(First shown on BBC-1)
See page 20


Writer/narrator: John Broadbent
Producer: Michael Gill

: The Danny Kaye Show

In which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Marguerite Piazza, Freddie and the Dreamers entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Harvey Korman, The Tony Charmoli Dancers, The Earl Brown Singers.
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Presenter: Danny Kaye
Singer: Marguerite Piazza
Musicians: Freddie and the Dreamers
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

: Workshop presenting: The Vision of Gustav Mahler

An introduction to the personality and music of the composer whose massive Eighth Symphony is being relayed from the Royal Albert Hall on BBC-2 next Sunday
Script and narration, Bernard Keeffe
The music played by The New Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
Conducted by Bernard Keeffe
with Ilse Wolf (soprano)
See page 20


Musicians: The New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Hugh Bean
Script/Narration/Conductor: Bernard Keeffe
Soprano: Ilse Wolf
Producer/Director: Barrie Gavin

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Emergency - Ward 9

by Dennis Potter.
With Terence de Marney as Flanders and Tenniel Evans as Padstow
See page 20


Writer: Dennis Potter
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Gareth Davies
Flanders: Terence De Marney
Padstow: Tenniel Evans
Angela: Gillian Lewis
Adzola: Dan Jackson
Old man: Arthur Ridley
Night nurse: Rowena Gregory
First doctor: Paul Carson
Second doctor: Anwer Begg
Mr. Vyshinski: Raymond Witch
Youth: Philip Needs
Sister: Evangeline Banks

: 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 second of three programmes he reaches Henley.
BBC film
(First shown on BBC-1 in the South and West)


Presenter: 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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