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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Ted Moult

Each day this week Play School starts with a poem about farm animals, and Ted Moult returns to the storyteller's chair with three stories about his own farm.
On Tuesday Brian Cant tells another story about Skitter, Hope, and Camberley, the three felt penmen-it is Skitter's birthday. Thursday is a special day with the picturebook Miss Moppet by Beatrix Potter, and a visit to hospital through the square window.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Jennifer Naden
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Ted Moult

: Outlook for Monday: A New Approach to Biology: 2: Experiments in Physiology

Six programmes enquiring into the content and type of teaching used in the new O-level course devised by the Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project.
Introduced by Peter Kelly.


Speaker: Arthur Ellis
Speaker: Keith Thomas
Presenter: Peter Kelly
Director: Michael Blakstad
Producer: Humphrey Barron

: Der Rosenkavalier

Act 3 of the new production of Richard Strauss's opera from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Conducted by Georg Solti, Musical Director of the Royal Opera House who also introduces the broadcast.
In German with English sub-titles.

Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Chorus-Master, Douglas Robinson
Covent Garden Orchestra
Leader, Charles Taylor
Televised by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden
See page 25


Composer: Richard Strauss
Producer: Luchino Visconti
Conductor/presenter: Georg Solti
Singers: Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Chorus-Master: Douglas Robinson
Musicians: Covent Garden Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Charles Taylor
Scenery designed by: Luchino Visconti
Scenery designed by: Ferdinando Scarfiotti
Costumes designed by: Vera Marzot
TV presentation: John Vernon
Feld-Marschallin Princess von Werdenberg: Sena Jurinac
Octavian, called Mignon, a young gentleman of noble family: Josephine Veasey
Baron Ochs von Lerchenau: Michael Langdon
Valzacchi, an intriguer: John Dobson
Annina, his accomplice: Yvonne Minton
Herr von Faninal, a rich merchant, newly ennobled: Ronald Lewis
Sophie, his daughter: Joan Carlyle
Landlord: Robert Bowman
Commissioner of Police: Eric Garrett

: International Professional Boxing: The European Welterweight Championship

Brian Curvis, Great Britain v. Jean Josselin, France
Direct from France.

Harry Carpenter reports on tonight's fifteen-round Championship fight direct from the ringside of the Palais des Sports in Paris.
Television presentation by the French Television Service
See page 26


Boxer: Brian Curvis
Boxer: Jean Josselin
Commentator: Harry Carpenter

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Caramel Crisis

by Simon Gray.
[Starring] George Cole as Caramel, Richard Pearson as Cloon, John Le Mesurier as Lame, Bryan Pringle as McWithers, Kynaston Reeves as Sir Roy, Barbara Miller
as Mrs. Cloon, Rosamund Greenwood as Mrs. Lame, Edna Petrie as Mrs. McWithers, Winifred Dennis as Mrs. Portly

The Board are appointing a new House doctor. In Caramel they seem to have the ideal man for the job. But Caramel's arrival is the beginning of the biggest crisis they have ever had.


Writer: Simon Gray
Music: Norman Kay
Designer: Paul Allan
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Naomi Capon
Caramel: George Cole
Cloon: Richard Pearson
Lame: John Le Mesurier
McWithers: Bryan Pringle
Sir Roy: Kynaston Reeves
Mrs. Cloon: Barbara Miller
Mrs. Lame: Rosamund Greenwood
Mrs. McWithers: Edna Petrie
Mrs. Portly: Winifred Dennis

: Insurrection: Easter Week, 1916: 2: Monday, April 24, 1916: We've put Emmet in the shade

A dramatic reconstruction in eight parts by the Irish Television Service written by Hugh Leonard.
Produced and directed by Louis Lentin for Telefis Eireann
Part 3: Tuesday at 10.35


Writer: Hugh Leonard
Co-ordinator: Ray McAnally
Produced and directed by: Louis Lentin
Volunteer Casey: Donal McCann
Commandant Michael Mallin: Gerry Sullivan
James Connolly: Ronnie Walsh
Countess Markievicz: Joan O'Hara
Tom Clarke: Jim Norton
Miss Carney: Eithne Lydon
P.H. Pearse: Eoin O Suilleabhain
William Pearse: Patrick Waldron
Joseph Plunkett: Declan Harvey
The O'Rahilly: Kevin Flood
Constable O'Brien: Pat Layde
Second Lt. Chalmers: Peter Mayock
A Woman: Lillian Rapple
Michael Collins: Michael McAuliffe
A Crone: Julie Hamilton
Volunteer Staines: Ray MacKen
Stephen McKenna: Seamus Forde
A Housewife: Ann O'Dwyer
Air Mechanic Pratt: Robert Carlisle Jr.
Sean MacDermott: Padraig O Gaora
A Volunteer Officer: Michael Murphy
[Actors]: Members of the Defence Forces of the Irish Republic
Reporter: Maurie Taylor
Reporter: Gerry Alexander
Reporter: Jim Mooney
Reporter: Pat Nolan

: Late Night Line-Up

Stay up a little longer with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean and whoever else turns up and Denis Tuohy reporting live from Montreux on the day's events in the 1966 Golden Rose Contest.


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Reporter: Denis Tuohy

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