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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Ronald Gammack

There are 101 ways of making pictures. Play School this week experiments with two: this morning Carol uses different shaped leaves to make a pattern picture, and on Thursday there is a painting game.
In the story chair this week Ronald Gammack tells three stories about his native Australia: 'The Leaf that Wanted to Turn Red', 'The Black Duck', and 'Why the Possum Hangs by its Tail'. On Thursday Rick reads the picturebook story Just One Apple, written and illustrated by Janosch.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: Ronald Gammack

: Cricket: England v. The West Indies: First Test Match

Fourth day's play at Old Trafford, Manchester.
On BBC-1 from 6.15
(to 18.15)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Commentator: Denis Compton
TV Presentation: Ray Lakeland

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

Introduced by Stuart Hall of Birmingham University.


Presenter: Stuart Hall
Narrator and adviser: Jan Krok-Paszkowski
Producer: Michael Bunce

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Buddy Ebsen, Clint Eastwood, Fess Parker, Charo entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Harvey Korman, The Earl Brown Singers, The Tony Charmoli Dancers.
A programme recorded in the U.S.A.


Entertainer: Danny Kaye
Guest: Buddy Ebsen
Guest: Clint Eastwood
Guest: Fess Parker
Singer: null Charo
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Comedian: Harvey Korman
Singers: The Earl Brown Singers
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Producer: Robert Scheerer
Director: Steve Binder

: Music International

A monthly report from the world of music.

Andres Segovia
The incomparable master of the guitar plays and talks to his former pupil John Williams with Christopher Nupen.

The Largest Music School in the World
Indiana State University, Bloomington, U.S.A., boasts 1,300 music students and a teaching staff of 105, including cellist Janos Starker and violist William Primrose. Music International tries to find out whether quantity necessarily means quality.

Introduced by Bernard Keeffe.


Guitarist/Interviewee: Andres Segovia
Interviewer: John Williams
Filmmaker: Christopher Nupen
Presenter: Bernard Keeffe
Director: Anthony Wilkinson
Editor: Kenneth Corden

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Friday Night's the Best Night

by Victor Carin.
With Milo O'Shea as Fred, Maggie Jones as Mabel, Tim Preece as Charlie
See facing page


Writer: Victor Carin
Designer: Tom Carter
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Peter Duguid
Fred: Milo O'Shea
Mabel: Maggie Jones
Charlie: Tim Preece
Rose: Carmel Cryan
Cynthia: Amelia Taylor
Pat: Ann Mitchell
Corkie: Gordon Reid
Joe: Clive Colin-Bowler
Sadie: Joyce Hemson

: Tonight in Person

A series of weekly programmes presenting music in the folk idiom from many parts of the world.
This week: from Scotland, Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor


Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Production: Ian Engelmann

: 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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