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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Carol Chell, Brian Cant
In the story chair, Ian Wallace
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Ian Wallace

: Outlook for Wednesday: Your Child at School: 1: On Starting School

Four programmes mainly for the parents of five-to-eleven-year-olds.

How much of a strain are the early days at school for a five-year-old?
Dr. W.D. Wall, Director, National Foundation for Educational Research
A Consultant Paediatrician
Introduced by Tony Storey.
(Shown last night on BBC-1 and BBC Wales)


Presenter: Tony Storey
Speaker: Dr. W.D. Wall
Speaker: A Consultant Paediatrician [name uncredited]
Producer: Roger Owen

: News Summary

: On the Margin

by and with Alan Bennett.
Also appearing are: Jonathan Miller, Virginia Stride, Yvonne Gilan, Roland MacLeod,
John Sergeant, Max Jaffa and The Carole Calores Strings.
Including episode two of Streets Ahead: Life and times in N.W.1
with the Knocker-Threws and the Touch-Paceys


Writer: Alan Bennett
Musical Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Roger Cheveley
Director: Sydney Lotterby
Producer: Patrick Garland
Performer: Alan Bennett
Performer: Jonathan Miller
Performer: Virginia Stride
Performer: Yvonne Gilan
Performer: Roland MacLeod
Performer: John Sergeant
Violinist: Max Jaffa
Musicians: The Carole Calores Strings

: Man Alive: A Roof Over Your Head: Part 4: Try Buying It

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 Roof Over Your Head: Part 4: Try Buying It
Twenty-five million people live in homes owned by landlords, and, as was seen in the first three programmes on this theme, it causes problems. There is an alternative - for some: house purchase. But that too can cause trouble, bring problems and pain to the person who tries buying the roof over his head.


Producer: Julian Jacottet
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: The Hollywood Musical: The Great American Broadcast

Tonight's film starring Alice Faye, Jack Oakie, John Payne, Cesar Romero
and The Ink Spots, The Wiere Brothers, The Nicholas Brothers

See page 36


Director: Archie Mayo
Vicki Adams: Alice Faye
Chuck Hadley: Jack Oakie
Rix Martin: John Payne
Bruce Chadwick: Cesar Romero
Secretary: Mary Beth Hughes
Madame Rinaldi: Eula Morgan
Singer: James Newill
Foreman: William Pawley
Singers: The Ink Spots
Comedians: The Wiere Brothers
Dancers: The Nicholas Brothers

: Breaking Point: Part 4

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

Kennedy traces Stevens to Madame Kronstadt. He releases the Professor but they are trapped by Benny. There is a fight and it is Stevens who gets hold of the gun.
(Shown on Saturday)


Writer: Victor Canning
Designer: Malcolm Middleton
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Douglas Camfield
Kennedy: William Russell
Max Stevens: Bernard Kay
Benny: Christopher Williams
Madame Kronstadt: Madalena Nicol
Diana: Rosemary Nicols
Hellman: Terence Longdon
Ginny: Lynda Baron
Mrs. Grey: Kathleen Byron
Hedworth: Vernon Dobtcheff
Driver: Richard Morgan
Hines: Michael Miller
Sir Alfred: Richard Hurndall
Fenmark: David Lander
Set operator: Stanley Stewart

: 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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