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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Philip Bate
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Eric Thompson
Storyteller: Philip Bate

: Outlook for Wednesday: The Third World: 4: Milking the Sacred Cows

Six programmes on aid.

Can outside assistance help to overcome the social traditions which oppose economic progress?
His Excellency M'Hamed Essaafi, Tunisian Ambassador to Great Britain
Professor J. K. Galbraith, Harvard University
William Clark, Director, Overseas Development Institute, London
Keith Griffin, Magdalen College, Oxford
Claudio Veliz, Royal Institute for International Affairs
Introduced by Paul Foot.


Speaker: His Excellency M'Hamed Essaafi
Speaker: Professor J. K. Galbraith
Speaker: William Clark
Speaker: Keith Griffin
Speaker: Claudio Veliz
Presenter: Paul Foot
Director: David Cordingley
Producer: Margaret Jay

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Robert Morley with Eileen Atkins, Felix Aylmer and Frank Muir with Heather Jenner, Stephen Potter.
Referee, Robin Ray
(Eileen Atkins is in "The Killing of Sister George" at St. Martin's Theatre, London)


Team captain: Robert Morley
Panellist: Eileen Atkins
Panellist: Felix Aylmer
Team captain: Frank Muir
Panellist: Heather Jenner
Panellist: Stephen Potter
Referee: Robin Ray
"Call My Bluff" devised by: Mark Goodson
"Call My Bluff" devised by: Bill Todman
Title cartoons: Emmwood
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Man Alive

A weekly film series which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.


Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Reporter: Jeremy James
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter/Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Reporter: Angela Huth
Reporter: John Percival
Editor: Bill Morton

: The Best of Jazz 625: The Modern Jazz Quartet

Presenting some of the most famous jazz names who have appeared in this series over the past two years.
This week: The Modern Jazz Quartet
plays Porgy and Bess
John Lewis (piano), Milt Jackson (vibraharp), Percy Heath (bass), Connie Kay (drums)
A selection from George Gershwin's folk opera: Summertime, I Love You Porgy, Bess, You Is My Woman Now, My Man's Gone Now, It Ain't Necessarily So.
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.
(The Modern Jazz Quartet appears by arrangement with Harold Davison)


Pianist (The Modern Jazz Quartet): John Lewis
Vibraharp (The Modern Jazz Quartet): Milt Jackson
Bassist (The Modern Jazz Quartet): Percy Heath
Drummer (The Modern Jazz Quartet): Connie Kay
Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Terry Henebery

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party.
(Also on BBC-1 and BBC Wales)

: The Vintage Years of Hollywood: 1941: Topper Returns

An out-of-this-world comedy.
Starring Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Dennis O'Keefe
with Carole Landis, Billie Burke, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson


Director: Roy Del Ruth
Producer: Hal Roach
Original screenplay: Jonathan Latimer
Original screenplay: Gordon Douglas
Based on the characters conceived by: Thorne Smith
Gail Richards: Joan Blondell
Cosmo Topper: Roland Young
Ann Carrington: Carole Landis
Mrs. Topper: Billie Burke
Bob: Dennis O'Keefe
Maid: Patsy Kelly
Mr. Carrington: H.B. Warner
Chauffeur: Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
Dr. Jeris: George Zucco
Sergeant Roberts: Donald MacBride
Lillian: Rafaela Ottiano
Rama: Trevor Barbette

: 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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