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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Carole Ward, Brian Cant
In the story chair, Michel Faure

Do you know this French song?
Sonnez les matines
Din ding dong
It will be sung in Play School each day this week as Michel Faure is French. His three stories are about an English boy and a French boy who don't understand each other's language but discover that they can still play together.
Tuesday's story is 'Idlouk the Eskimo' and Thursday's picturebook is 'Orchestra of the Sea' by Yuzo Ocsuka, illustrated by Toshiko Maruki, translated by Michael Bond.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Michel Faure

: Outlook for Monday: What is Psychology?: 3: Social Interaction

Ten programmes in which Magnus Magnusson enquires into the problems and methods of psychology today.

Almost everything we do involves interaction with other people. How does this affect our behaviour?
With Michael Argyle, Dr. Gurth Higgin, Dr. Bram Oppenheim.


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Speaker: Michael Argyle
Speaker: Dr. Gurth Higgin
Speaker: Dr. Bram Oppenheim
Director: Neil Ryder
Producer: Nat Taylor

: News Summary

: The World of a Child: 3: At the Billy Smart Circus: Gary Smart

Six films... Six children... Six worlds...

'Not just anybody could go into the lions and tigers and say: "How are you feeling today, mate?" and give them a lump of sugar. I like that sort of freedom.'


Subject: Gary Smart
Produced and directed by: Richard Taylor

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Spoken Word

by Julia Jones.
With John Barrie as Nathan Pimblett, Diana Coupland as Ellen Pimblett, Polly James as Doreen Pimblett, George Layton as Herbert Wallwork
and Lewis Wilson as Harry Burrows, Kenneth Edwards as The Mayor

"How can you live with someone for thirty years and not speak for twenty-two of them?" asks Herbert Willwork of Mrs. Pimblett, whose daughter he wants to marry. "Speaking's the least of it", replies Mrs. Pimblett with a smile.


Writer: Julia Jones
Designer: Gillian Howard
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Mary Ridge
Nathan Pimblett: John Barrie
Ellen Pimblett: Diana Coupland
Doreen Pimblett: Polly James
Herbert Wallwork: George Layton
Harry Burrows: Lewis Wilson
The Mayor: Kenneth Edwards

: International Cabaret

Kenneth Williams
introduces tonight's star, Kathy Kirby
From Spain, Pepito Alvarez
From Germany, The Jacob Sisters
and from Italy, Gino Donati
The music of Fred Bongusto and his Group


Presenter/Special material: Kenneth Williams
Singer: Kathy Kirby
Juggler: Pepito Alvarez
Singers: The Jacob Sisters
Comic acrobat: Gino Donati
Musicians: Fred Bongusto and his Group
The cabaret orchestra under the direction of: Harry Rabinowitz
The cabaret orchestra under the direction of: Alyn Ainsworth
Musical Associate: Roger Webb
Musical arrangements: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Musical arrangements: Alan Roper
Special material: John Law
Additional material: Jonathan Routh
Design: Mel Cornish
Production: Stewart Morris

: Life: Man ...the super animal?

Life ...in the animal world.

A unique film study by Hans Hass recently shown on BBC-1 suggests that human behaviour may be predictable from comparative animal behaviour. Is man so far removed from the rest of the animal world as to make any such comparison invalid? Or is he still inexorably tied to unreasoning instinct?
Dr. Hass and his ethological adviser Dr. Eibl-Eibesfeldt discuss their study.
With Dr. Robin Fox, London School of Economics and Dr. Lionel Tiger, University of British Columbia.
Programme introduced by Dr. Frank George, University of Bristol.
From the West


Speaker: Dr. Hans Hass
Speaker: Dr. Eibl-Eibesfeldt
Speaker: Dr. Robin Fox
Speaker: Dr. Lionel Tiger
Presenter: Dr. Frank George
Director: David Kennard
Assistant producer: Richard Brock
Producer: Ronald Webster

: North and South: Part 4: Looking South

by Mrs. Gaskell.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in five parts by David Turner.
(Shown last Tuesday)


Author: Mrs. Gaskell [Elizabeth Gaskell]
Dramatised by: David Turner
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Hugh David

: Late Night Line-Up

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


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

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