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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
(Also on BBC-1 and BBC Wales)
(to 11.25)

: Outlook for Monday: The Thread of Life: 4: Proteins in Three Dimensions

An introduction to Molecular Biology by Dr. John Kendrew, F.R.S.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Presenter: Dr. John Kendrew
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Bliss Birthday Prom

Part of the Promenade Concert recorded at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate the seventy-fifth birthday of The Master of The Queen's Musick, Sir Arthur Bliss.

John Ogdon is soloist in Bliss's Piano Concerto (1939)
Written for the 1939 New York World's Fair
with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Sir Arthur Bliss
Before the concerto Sir Arthur and Lady Bliss, in conversation with Richard Baker, recall some of the memorable events in their lives.

(Next Monday: a special edition of Workshop featuring Pierre Boulez in rehearsal, interview, and performance)


Pianist: John Ogdon
Musicians: The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Hugh Maguire
Orchestra conducted by/Interviewee: Sir Arthur Bliss
Interviewee: Lady Bliss
Presenter: Richard Baker
Director: Brian Large

: Impact: Something About Lee Wiley

Written by David Rayfiel.
A series of outstanding film dramas.
This week starring Piper Laurie, Claude Rains and Steven Hill

Blinded at the height of her career, blues singer Lee Wiley gains strength from the renewed relationship with an old flame.
See page 21


Writer: David Rayfiel
Director: Sidney Pollack
Producer: Dick Berg
Lee Wiley: Piper Laurie
Mr. Fare: Claude Rains
Ruben Fare: Steven Hill
Paul Eastlake: Alfred Ryder
Band leader: Benny Carter
Mania: Ruth White
Dr. Matthews: Steve Ihnat
Trumpet player: Jack Sheldon
Sax player: Buddy Collette
Bartender: Quentin Sondergaard
Neil Connelly: Dabney Coleman
Janice Connelly: Barbara Stuart

: The Cool of the Evening

In which Alan Haven (organ) and Tony Crombie (drums) play their kind of jazz.


Organist: Alan Haven
Drummer: Tony Crombie

: Double Image: 1: Landscape With Figures

by Alan Gosling.
A series of six interlinked plays and documentaries about the Pursuit of Happiness.

To some people happiness is as an end in itself; to others an incidental reward for being what a way of life requires them it be. Can they learn from each other?
Would you come with me and find the place-where you can belong and be good?
See page 21


Writer: Alan Gosling
Devised by: John Wilson
Producer (Documentary): Philip Donnellan
Director (Documentary): Christopher Martin
Producer (Play): Ronald Mason
Director (Play): Herbert Wise
In the Play - Johnny: Michael Coles
In the Play - Bun: David Pinner
In the Play - Angela: Lois Daine
In the Play - Ridge: David Collings
In the Play - Lady: Yvonne Coulette
In the Play - Bailiff: John Garrie

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the world of television.
Criticism, Discussion, Diversion with Denis Tuohy, Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean and tonight's guests.


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

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