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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Nancy Quayle

Play School has a lot of music this week. The opening poem is about the old King of Dorchester who had a little orchestra, and each day you can see one of the musical instruments from the King's 'ceremonial band'.
Nancy Quayle returns to the storyteller's chair with three true stories, and on Thursday Valerie Pitts reads The Big River, a picture book by Elizabeth Rose, and Gerald Rose. After seeing a river through the round window Brian Cant plays some music to give you an idea for a picture.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Nancy Quayle

: Cricket: Derbyshire v. West Indies

From the County Ground, Derby.

(to 18.35)


Television Presentation: John McGonagle

: Outlook for Monday: Minorities in Britain: The Jewish Community

Introduced by Stuart Hall of Birmingham University with Dr. Percy Cohen of the London School of Economics.


Presenter: Stuart Hall
Presenter: Dr. Percy Cohen
Producer: Michael Bunce

: Workshop presenting: The Daring Young Man on the Black and White Keys

A programme about piano virtuosity past and present featuring the American pianist Charles Rosen and excerpts from recordings by Paderewski, Cziffra, Michelangeli and many others of the world's greatest virtuosi.
Devised and introduced by Robin Ray.


Pianist: Charles Rosen
Devised and introduced by/script: Robin Ray
Script/Produced and directed by: Herbert Chappell

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Pat Boone, Carolyn Jones entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Harvey Korman, The Tony Charmoli Dancers, The Earl Brown Singers.


Entertainer: Danny Kaye
Singer: Pat Boone
Guest: Carolyn Jones
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Comedian: Harvey Korman
Dancer: Laurie Ichino
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Earl Brown Singers
Producer: Robert Scheerer
Director: Bill Foster

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Window

by Frank Marcus.
Starring Stephen Murray as Richard Tremayne, Joseph Brady as Ken, Douglas Ditta as Ralph


Writer: Frank Marcus
Designer: Robert Macgowan
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Michael Hart
Richard Tremayne: Stephen Murray
Ken: Joseph Brady
Ralph: Douglas Ditta

: Tonight in Person

A series of weekly programmes presenting music in the folk idiom from many parts of the world.

This week: from America, The songs of Buffy Sainte-Marie


Singer/guitarist: Buffy Sainte-Marie
Production: Terence Hughes

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the world of television.
Comments, criticism, discussion with Denis Tuohy, Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean and tonight's guests.


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

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