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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Valerie Pitts, Rick Jones
In the story chair, H. E. Todd
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: H. E. Todd

: Outlook for Wednesday: The Springs of Learning: 5: Playing Together

Programmes for parents about children under five.

The child of three is becoming more physically confident and intellectually curious, but still finds it a little difficult to play co-operatively with other children.
Molly Brearley, Principal of the Froebel Educational Institute
Introduced by Meryl O'Keeffe.
From the West
(Shown last night on BBC-1 and BBC Wales)


Speaker: Molly Brearley
Presenter: Meryl O'Keeffe
Director: George Inger
Producer: Eileen Molony

: News Summary

: The Dick Emery Show

Starring Dick Emery
with Patsy Ann Noble, The Johnny Pearson Trio, The Karlins
Other artists appearing: Mark Singleton, Joe Gibbons, Jean Marlow, Geoffrey Wolmark
Special guest appearance, Josephine Blake


Script: Maurice Wiltshire
Script: Lew Schwarz
Script: Jimmy Grafton
Commentator: John Witty
Filmed interviews: David Cumming
Musical Director/Orchestrations: Dennis Wilson
Orchestrations: Norman Percival
Designer: Melvyn Cornish
Designer: Jack Robinson
Producer: Ernest Maxin
Comedian: Dick Emery
Singer: Patsy Ann Noble
Musicians: The Johnny Pearson Trio
Singers: The Karlins
[Actor]: Mark Singleton
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons
[Actress]: Jean Marlow
[Actor]: Geoffrey Wolmark
Guest: Josephine Blake

: Man Alive: You Rang, Sir?

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: You Rang, Sir?
Thirty years ago, going into service was a way of staying off the dole, of keeping your daughter out of trouble. They went into a servant's hall, a family within a family ruled by butler and housekeeper. Every underfootman, every house or kitchen maid, knew his place and kept it. Promotion was certain, if slow, but none were ever allowed to forget they were servants.
Today the big households are disappearing, servants are harder to come by. So, who does answer the bell - and, with the aristocracy impoverished, who rings it?


Producer: Tom Conway
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Breaking Point: Part 2

A thriller in five parts by Victor Canning.
Starring William Russell, Rosemary Nicols
with Bernard Kay, Richard Hurndall

Agent Martin Kennedy gets orders to contact Professor Max Stevens, inventor of a vital fatigue-free alloy. He arrives to find Stevens' house at Scunthorpe the scene of grim tragedy.
(Shown on Saturday)


Writer: Victor Canning
Designer: Malcolm Middleton
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Douglas Camfield
Mrs. Stevens: Norma Parnell
Kennedy: William Russell
Max Stevens: Bernard Kay
Detective-Inspector Hathaway: Roger Avon
Managing Director: John Garvin
Diana: Rosemary Nicols
Sir Alfred: Richard Hurndall
Fenmark: David Lander
Hodges: Barry Fletcher
Bines: Michael Miller
Hedworth: Vernon Dobtcheff
Merberg: Michael Segal
Madame Kronstadt: Madalena Nicol

: Cartoon Carnival: Chico Has Bean

An animated comment from the famous U.P.A. cartoon library.

Don Coyote and Chico try to capture Jesse James.

: The Hollywood Musical: Daddy Long Legs

Starring Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron
with Terry Moore, Thelma Ritter
and Ray Anthony and his Orchestra


Director: Jean Negulesco
Producer: Samuel G. Engel
Screenplay by: Phoebe Ephron
Screenplay by: Henry Ephron
From the novel by: Jean Webster
Words and music: Johnny Mercer
Ballets: Roland Petit
Music supervised and conducted by: Alfred Newman
Jervis Pendleton: Fred Astaire
Julie: Leslie Caron
Linda: Terry Moore
Miss Pritchard: Thelma Ritter
Griggs: Fred Clark
Sally: Charlotte Austin
Alexander Williamson: Larry Keating
Gertrude: Kathryn Givney
Jimmy McBride: Kelly Brown
Pat: Sara Shane
Jean: Numa Lapeyre
Madame Sevanne: Ann Code
Emile: Steven Geray
Musicians: Ray Anthony and his Orchestra

: 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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