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: Play School: Pets Day

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

(to 11.25)

: Outlook for Wednesday: Let's Make Music: 5: Saxophones and Recorders

A series of ten programmes.
Introduced by Antony Hopkins.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Presenter: Antony Hopkins
Producer: Victor Poole

: The Dick Emery Show

Starring Dick Emery
with Patsy Ann Noble, Alex Welsh and His Band, The Carson-Walker Twins

Other artists appearing: Mark Singleton, Kate Brown, Geoffrey Wolmark, Michael Henderson


Script: Maurice Wiltshire
Script: Lew Schwartz
Script: David Cumming
Script: Marty Feldman
Script: Keith Waterhouse
Script: Willis Hall
Musical Director: Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestrations: Norman Percival
Orchestrations: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Melvyn Cornish
Producer: Ernest Maxin
Comedian: Dick Emery
Singer: Patsy Ann Noble
Musicians: Alex Welsh and His Band
Performers: The Carson-Walker Twins
[Actor]: Mark Singleton
[Actress]: Kate Brown
[Actor]: Geoffrey Wolmark
[Actor]: Michael Henderson
Dancer: Ed Graham
Dancer: Colin Partington

: Man Alive: A Rich Man's Bird

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives. Reporters, Christopher Brasher, Angela Huth, Jeremy James, John Percival,
Trevor Philpott, Desmond Wilcox

This week: A Rich Man's Bird
The unobtrusive, speckled grouse is the most prestigious bird in the world. A good grouse moor in August is a very exclusive place. The first line of Grouse Shooting and Management runs: 'It would be idle to pretend that grouse driving is the sport of other than the rich'. To provide a party of seven guns with a week's good shooting may cost more than £1,000. Why does it cost so much? Who are the people that can afford this sort of luxury? What makes them feel that their money is well spent?
Report by Trevor Philpott.


Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: The Vintage Years of Hollywood: 1940: This Man Reuter

A screen biography.
Edward G. Robinson stars as This Man Reuter
with Edna Best, Eddie Albert

The story of Julius Reuter, founder of the world-famous news agency, from the early days of the 'pigeon post' to the international news service.
See page 33


Director: William Dieterle
Screenplay: Milton Krims
Music: Max Steiner
Julius Reuter: Edward G. Robinson
Ida Magnus: Edna Best
Max Wagner: Eddie Albert
Frans Geller: Albert Basserman
Bauer: Gene Lockhart
Dr. Magnus: Otto Kruger
Sir Randolph Persham: Nigel Bruce
Delane: Montague Love
Carew: James Stephenson
Napoleon III: Walter Kingsford
Bruce: David Bruce

: Jazz 625

Presenting Henry 'Red' Allen, one of the veterans of New Orleans jazz, making a return visit to the series.
In company with Alex Welsh and His Band.
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.
(Henry 'Red' Allen appears by arrangement with Jazz Horizons and Harold Davison Ltd.)


Trumpeter: Henry 'Red' Allen
Musicians: Alex Welsh and His Band
Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Terry Henebery

: 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, Tony Bilbow and tonight's guests.


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

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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