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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Eileen Colwell

"Sea Shell, Sea Shell,
Sing me a song, please!
A song of ships, and sailor men,
And parrots, and tropical trees"
(Amy Lowell)

This week Play School is about the sea, ships, and faraway places. Monday is Miranda Connell's first day in Play School, and after seeing real castles through the arched window she and Rick Jones try to build a castle.
Eileen Colwell's three stories are 'The Stamping Elephant', 'The Princess and the Pea', and 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. The picturebook on Thursday is Borka, the adventure of a goose with no feathers by John Burningham.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: Eileen Colwell

: Cricket: M.C.C. v. West Indies

at Lord's.
(to 18.15)

: Outlook for Monday: A New Approach to Biology: 5: Examinations

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: J. Head
Speaker: Mary Waters
Speaker: D. A. Coult
Speaker: R. W. Crossland
Speaker: J. F. Eggleston
Presenter: Peter Kelly
Director: Michael Blakstad
Producer: Humphrey Barron

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Nanette Fabray, Astrud Gilberto, Gary Coster entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten, The Tony Charmoli Dancers, The Earl Brown Singers.


Entertainer: Danny Kaye
Guest: Nanette Fabray
Singer: Astrud Gilberto
Singer: Gary Coster
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Comedian: Harvey Korman
Performer: Joyce van Patten
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Earl Brown Singers
Producer: Perry Lafferty
Director: Robert Scheerer

: Music on Two: Music from the Midlands

A concert of popular classical music from the de Montfort Hall, Leicester.
Hugo Rignold conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Felix Kok
Adele Leigh (soprano), Christian Ferras (violin)
Introduced by Joseph Cooper.


Conductor: Hugo Rignold
Musicians: The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Felix Kok
Soprano: Adele Leigh
Violinist: Christian Ferras
Presenter: Joseph Cooper
Producer/Director: Robin Scott

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Hard Word

by Jim Allen.
[Starring] Jack Woolgar as Martin, Tony Selby as Danny, Iain Anders as Kelly, Jeremy Young as Boss

The lingering end of a harsh northern winter. Reluctantly taking the only job available, three men find themselves together on a small building site...
See page 23


Writer: Jim Allen
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Ridley Scott
Martin: Jack Woolgar
Danny: Tony Selby
Kelly: Iain Anders
Boss: Jeremy Young

: Tonight in Person

A series of weekly programmes presenting music in the folk idiom from many parts of the world.
This week: from Portugal Amalia Rodrigues
with Domingues Camarinha (Portuguese guitar) and Guilhermino Castro Mota (Spanish guitar)
See page 23


Singer: Amalia Rodrigues
Guitarist: Domingues Camarinha
Guitarist: Guilhermino Castro Mota
Production: Bryan Sears

: Late Night Line-Up

Stay up a little longer with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean and whoever else turns up.


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean

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