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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Miranda Connell, Wally Whyton
In the story chair, Elisabeth Welch

It is autumn so this week is about conkers, wind, and falling leaves. Today is Wally Whyton's first day in Play School and he will play his guitar and sing about the wind.
There are Austrian clothes on the dressing-up pegs on Tuesday-Miranda Connell tells a story about a loyhouse in the mountains, and you can try to dance the schuhplattler. Thursday's Picturebook is The Three Little Pigs by William Stobbs, and Elisabeth Welch's three stories are 'Katy, The Lory who longed for Honey', and 'The Bear who wanted to be a Bird'.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Wally Whyton
Storyteller: Elisabeth Welch

: Outlook for Monday: What is Psychology?: 4: Learning

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

Dogs learning tricks; children learning to ride bicycles; students learning trigonometry; are all these processes the same?
with Professor Harry Kay, Dr. Laurie Thomas.


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Speaker: Professor Harry Kay
Speaker: Dr. Laurie Thomas
Director: Neil Ryder
Producer: Nat Taylor

: News Summary

: The World of a Child: 4: In Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, Carshalton Beeches: Laurence Steven

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

"When I'm at home I think I'm worse of than anybody else, which is quite true because nobody else seems to have any trouble. When I come here then I realise that most other children are worse off than I am."


Subject: Laurence Steven
Produced and directed by: Jonathan Stedall

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Sounds of War

by Gerry Jones.
With Renee Asherson as Miss Parks and John Franklyn-Robbins as Mr. Cain


Writer: Gerry Jones
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Piers Haggard
Miss Parks: Renee Asherson
Mr. Cain: John Franklyn-Robbins

: International Cabaret

Kenneth Williams
introduces tonight's star from America, Al Hirt
From the Philippines, Frankie Ferrer
From France, Pia Colombo
and from Czechoslovakia, Pavel
The music of Fred Bongusto and his Group


Presenter/Special Material: Kenneth Williams
Trumpeter: Al Hirt
Juggler: Frankie Ferrer
Singer: Pia Colombo
Magician: Pavel
Musicians: Fred Bongusto and his Group
The cabaret orchestra under the direction of: Alyn Ainsworth
Musical Associate: Roger Webb
Special Material: John Law
Design: Mel Cornish
Production: Stewart Morris

: Horizon: The Athlete

A review of the sciences.

Christopher Chataway introduces The Athlete
Is there any limit to improvements in human athletic performance? If so, what?
Roger Bannister, the first four-minute miler, discusses his performances in tonight's programme with physiologists and psychiatrists who make their predictions.


Presenter: Christopher Chataway
Speaker: Roger Bannister
Producer: Anthony Isaacs
Producer: Peter Goodchild
Editor: R.W. Reid

: North and South: Part 5: Meeting Again

by Mrs. Gaskell.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in five parts by David Turner.

Margaret is to leave the North and Thornton and return to London to live with her cousin.
(Shown last Tuesday)


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

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: 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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