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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, H. E. Todd

There are many ways of making a picture, and in Play School this week you will see a different way each day.
On Tuesday Miranda Connell reads the story of 'St. George and the Fiery Dragon' by Elizabeth and Gerald Rose, and as it's Dressing-up Day, do you think Rick Jones will become St. George or the Dragon?
On Thursday the arched window will show two children exploring the ruins of Tintagel Castle and Merlin's Cave. Some people believe King Arthur once had his castle at Tintagel, and the story that day is the legend of how Arthur became King.
H. E. Todd returns to the story-teller's chair with three more stories about Bobby Brewster.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: H. E. Todd

: Man Discovers His Past: 1: Stone, Bronze, and Iron

Little more than a hundred years ago all that man knew of his past was what was written in the Bible and by classical writers.
Glyn Daniel tells the story of how the prehistory of man came to take its proper place in our general scheme of knowledge.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Presenter: Glyn Daniel
Director: Nancy Thomas
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: People to Watch: Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan, Film star, television actor, and now Republican candidate for the Governorship of California. A new figure in America's politics talks in Los Angeles to John Morgan.


Interviewee: Ronald Reagan
Interviewer: John Morgan Producer: Robert Rowland

: Impact: Out on the Outskirts of Town

Written by William Inge.
A series of outstanding film dramas.
This week starring Anne Bancroft and Jack Warden

The marriage between socialite Faye Garrit and her rough-hewn former baseball star husband reaches a crucial stage when his sense of being a 'has been' leads him to outbursts of violence.


Writer: William Inge
Director: Frank Corsare
Producer: Dick Berg
Faye Garrit: Anne Bancroft
Mannv Garrit: Jack Warden
Julia: Lane Bradbury
Hap Collins: Paul Fix
Mrs. Bennet: Faye Bainter
Taxi driver: Pat Hawley
Mrs. Burns: Meg Wyllie
Sister Cecilia: Cathleen Cordell
John Bennet: Walter Woolf King
Vie Burns: Tom Fielding
Doctor: William Inge

: Workshop: Purgatory

A special edition featuring a new opera jointly commissioned by BBC-2 and the Cheltenham Festival.

Music by the young English composer Gordon Crosse and words by W.B. Yeats from his one-act play Purgatory - a violent Irish story of murder in a doomed family.
The opera produced by Vladek Sheybal who is seen at work with the composer and the cast.
The New Opera Company
The Delphos Ensemble
Leader, Jurgen Hess


Composer/Subject: Gordon Crosse
Text: W.B. Yeats
Producer/Subject: Vladek Sheybal
Singers: The New Opera Company
Musicians: The Delphos Ensemble
Leader: Jurgen Hess
Musical Director: Leon Lovett
Associate Conductor: Alan Boustead
Designer: Lionel Radford
Director: Patrick Garland
Old man: Raimund Herincx
The boy: Bernard Dickerson

: Are You There?

by Ronald Eyre.
The second of five new films on the theme of love and marriage.
With John Collin as Baines
and Eileen Atkins as The Girl
and Robert Sansom as P/OP


Writer/Director: Ronald Eyre
Producer: John McGrath
Baines: John Collin
The Girl: Eileen Atkins
P/OP: Robert Sansom
[Actor]: Colin Farrell
[Actor]: Christopher Gilmore
[Actor]: Paul Harris
[Actor]: George Roubicek

: 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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