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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Carole Ward, Wally Whyton
In the story chair, Vera McKechnie

This week Carole and Wally have thought out an original idea in collecting which you could try.
Dressing-up Day on Tuesday sees Wally as a special sort of artist - a sculptor - and afterwards Carole reads the story 'How Big is a Boot?' written and illustrated by Rolf Myller. On Thursday Wally tells the story of Robinson Crusoe who was shipwrecked, and the round window shows the sun, sea, and sand of a desert island.
Vera McKechnie is the storyteller this week, and today after her first story, 'Planting Bulbs', the arched window shows a hyacinth bulb growing. Her other stories are called 'Beach-ball' and 'Flying the Kite'.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Wally Whyton
Storyteller: Vera McKechnie

: Outlook for Monday: What is Psychology?: 8: Decision Making

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

We make decisions all the time. but do we take a gamble or a calculated risk?
With Professor John Cohen, Dr. Robert Phillips.


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Speaker: Professor John Cohen
Speaker: Dr. Robert Phillips
Director: Neil Ryder
Producer: Nat Taylor

: News Summary

: Footprints: 2: God's Troubadour: St. Francis of Assisi

Written by Patrick O'Donovan.
A series of six travel films each telling a story.

(This film won the Bronze Dove for television documentaries at the U.N.D.A. Festival, Monte Carlo 1965)


Writer: Patrick O'Donovan
Narrator: Gary Watson
Producer: Jonathan Stedall
Director: Richard Taylor

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Wife in a Blonde Wig

by Fay Weldon.
With Frances Cuka as Ellie, Bridget Armstrong as Audrey, Martin Jarvis as Chris,
Terence Rigby as Clive
(Frances Cuka and Terence Rigby are members of the Royal Shakespeare Company)

Ellie is married. Ellie's husband is an artist, determined to starve. But Ellie's glass bracelet isn't glass - it's diamonds. Is it a lover, or is it 'worse'?


Writer: Fay Weldon
Designer: Guthrie Hutton
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Piers Haggard
Ellie: Frances Cuka
Audrey: Bridget Armstrong
Chris: Martin Jarvis
Clive: Terence Rigby

: International Cabaret

Kenneth Williams introduces
Tonight's star Lance Percival
from Spain, Valente-Valente
from France, Mismoune
and from Italy, Tony Del Monaco
The music of I Hotorini


Presenter/Special material: Kenneth Williams
Guest: Lance Percival
Jugglers: Valente-Valente
Performers: Mismoune
Singer: Tony Del Monaco
Musicians: I Hotorini
The cabaret orchestra under the direction of: Alyn Ainsworth
Special material: John Law
Additional material: Jonathan Routh
Design: Mel Cornish
Production: Stewart Morris

: Horizon: Sex-Change?

A review of the sciences.

Christopher Chataway introduces:
Sex-change frequently makes press headlines along with confusing reports of the physiology involved. The withdrawal of five gold-medal-winning women athletes from this year's European Championships, supposedly to avoid the recently introduced 'sex checks', has raised the question again.
What does 'sex-change' mean?
Does it, in fact, happen? In one of tonight's items Horizon looks at this complex psychological and physiological subject.


Presenter: Christopher Chataway
Producer: Peter Cantor
Producer: Dick Gilling
Producer: Anthony Isaacs
Editor: R. W. Reid

: Broome Stages: Part 4: Lettice and her Sons

by Clemence Dane.
A dramatisation in eight parts by Michael Barry.

1839. William has gone. Alone with her sons and her bitterness, Lettice Broome turns from the theatre that has robbed her of youth and happiness.
Shown last Tuesday


Author: Clemence Dane
Dramatised by/Directed and produced by: Michael Barry
Designer: Raymond Cusick

: 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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