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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Charles Leno

Anyone can make a contraption. All it needs is odds-and-ends like those in the Useful Box. Today Barry Wilsher is going to make a duck-feeder, and he hopes you will invent your own kind of contraption later.
There are Scottish clothes hanging on the pegs on Tuesday; and the story is about Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland. Thursday's picturebook is The Baby Beebee Bird by Diane Redfield Massie; and Charles Leno's three stories are 'The Sun and the North Wind', 'Peter and the Whistle', and 'Two of Everything'.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Barry Wilsher
Storyteller: Charles Leno

: Outlook for Monday: A New Approach to Biology: 6: The Teacher's Problems

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: W. H. Dowdeswell
Speaker: Valerie Evans
Speaker: D. Marshall
Speaker: D. Mackean
Speaker: E. Machin
Presenter: Peter Kelly
Director: Michael Blakstad
Producer: Humphrey Barron

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guest, Gwen Verdon entertain, with the accent on The Dance to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten, The Tony Charmoli Dancers, The Earl Brown Singers.
A programme recorded in America


Entertainer: Danny Kaye
Dancer: Gwen Verdon
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

: Susanna's Secret

by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari.
Starring Evelyn Lear as Susanna, Thomas Stewart as Count Gil
with Edd Stavjanik as Sante
Musical director, Franz Allers conducting the Orchestra of the Wiener Volksoper
A BBC, Austrian, and South German TV co-production


Writer: Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Libretto: Enrico Golisciani
English text by: Claude Aveling
Musical director: Franz Allers
Musicians: The Orchestra of the Wiener Volksoper
Settings: Robert Posik
Associate Producer: Lionel Salter
Producer (BBC): Cedric Messina
Producer (Austrian TV): Wilfrid Scheib
Director: Herbert Wise
Susanna: Evelyn Lear
Count Gil: Thomas Stewart
Sante: Edd Stavjanik

: The Cool of the Evening

in which Jimmy Witherspoon sings the blues.
With Stan Jones (piano), Bruce Wayne (bass), Buzz Green (drums)


Singer: Jimmy Witherspoon
Pianist: Stan Jones
Bass: Bruce Wayne
Drummer: Buzz Green

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Ella

by Rhys Adrian.
Starring Vivien Merchant as Ella, Richard Pearson as Edwin, Edward Woodward as


Writer: Rhys Adrian
Designer: Gordon Toms
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Waris Hussein
Ella: Vivien Merchant
Edwin: Richard Pearson
Arthur: Edward Woodward

: Tonight in Person

A series of weekly programmes presenting music in the folk idiom from many parts of the world.
This week: The song writer and folk singer from America, Tom Paxton
The second of two programmes recorded on a recent visit to this country.


Singer: Tom Paxton
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: 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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