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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Lionel Gamlin

Would you like to go up into space? Each day this week Play School starts with a poem about the sun and the moon, and on Thursday the arched window shows a rocket being launched.
Colin Jeavons finds magician's clothes on the pegs on Tuesday and Carol Chell has a new picturebook to show you on Friday-Harry by the Sea by Gene Zion, illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham.
Lionel Gamlin's stories are 'A little from here and a little from there', 'The magician who was different' and 'The flying pancake'.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Colin Jeavons
Storyteller: Lionel Gamlin

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

Fourth day's play at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
On BBC-1 from 6.15
(to 18.15)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Gilbert Bennett
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

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

A film introduced by Stuart Hall of Birmingham University.


Presenter: Stuart Hall
Producer: Michael Bunce

: The Danny Kaye Show

In which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Eddie Albert, Morgana King entertain 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 the U.S.A.


Entertainer: Danny Kaye
Guest: Eddie Albert
Singer: Morgana King
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Comedian: Harvey Korman
Performer: Joyce Van Patten
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Earl Brown Singers
Producer: Robert Scheerer
Director: Bill Foster

: Music International

A monthly report from the world of music.

Artur Rubinstein
The world-famous international concert pianist was at the Prague Festival in May. It was his first visit to the city for thirty-four years and, while he was there, BBC cameras filmed a rare interview with him.

Duet for Two Guitars
A film made with Julian Bream and John Williams as they rehearsed together for their first-ever joint recital at this year's Aldeburgh Festival.

Charles Ives (1874-1954)
The world has been slow to recognise one of the most independent and powerful creative forces in American music. This film examines the awakening interest being shown In his music at his birthplace in Danbury, Connecticut, and shows some of the surrounding New England countryside with which so much of his music is identified.

Introduced by Bernard Keeffe.


Interviewee: Artur Rubinstein
Guitarist (Duet for Two Guitars): Julian Bream
Guitarist (Duet for Two Guitars): John Williams
Presenter: Bernard Keeffe
Director: Anthony Wilkinson
Editor: Kenneth Corden

: Leviathan

The story of the giant steamship The Great Eastern.
A film produced by Patrick Beaver.


Producer: Patrick Beaver
Director: Regg Spragg
Narrator: Michael Barsley

: Eh Joe?

by Samuel Beckett.
With Jack MacGowran as Joe, Sian Phillips as The Voice


Writer: Samuel Beckett
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Alan Gibson
Joe: Jack MacGowran
The Voice: Sian Phillips

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

A last took 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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