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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Phyllida Law, Terence Holland
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Phyllida Law
Presenter: Terence Holland

: Outlook for Thursday: The Russian Alphabet: Lesson 9

In a course of ten lessons for absolute beginners.
Compiled and presented by Vaughan James, Lecturer in Russian, University of Sussex.


Compiled and presented by: Vaughan James
Producer: Sheila Innes

: Outlook for Thursday: Parliamo Italiano: 9: Al Ristorante

Giorgio takes Giulia out for a meal.
(Shown on Monday on BBC-1)

: News Summary

: Music International

A monthly report from the world of music.

Luigi Alva
The famous tenor, originally from Peru, who is now one of the stars of La Scala, Milan, sings a tribute to Francesco Paolo Tosti in a programme of songs reminiscent of another age. Tosti, the romantic Italian composer who became music teacher to the English royal family, died fifty years ago on December 2.

Z Cars and After
The Austrian-born flautist Fritz Spiegl and his wife, Bridget Fry, are best known as the composers arrangers of the Z Cars and Softly, Softly theme tunes. On this occasion outside broadcast cameras, together with Arthur Jacobs, invade the Spiegl home - a bizarre house stacked with strange musical instruments, which is now also the headquarters of a number of other unusual Liverpudlian activities.

Introduced by Bernard Keeffe who also conducts the studio orchestra.


Singer: Luigi Alva
Subject (Z Cars and After): Fritz Spiegl
Subject (Z Cars and After): Bridget Fry
Reporter (Z Cars and After): Arthur Jacobs
Presenter/Conductor: Bernard Keeffe
Director: Anthony Wilkinson
Producer: Kenneth Corden

: The Money Programme: Are You Happy in Your Work?

How much do you work for money?
How much because you like the job?


Commentator: William Davis
Commentator: Alan Watson
Producer: Terry Hughes

: Out of the Unknown: Tunnel Under the World

by Frederik Pohl
Dramatised by David Campton.
With Ronald Hines
and Petra Davies, Gay Hamilton, Timothy Bateson, Peter Madden

In a world where brain patterns run machinery and powerful new advertising techniques appear daily, Guy and Mary Birkett live apparently humdrum lives, until one day Guy makes a discovery...


Author: Frederik Pohl
Dramatised by: David Campton
Title Music: Norman Kay
Incidental Music: Norman Percival
Designer: William McCrow
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Alan Cooke
Guy Birkett: Ronald Hines
Mary Birkett: Petra Davies
Swanson: Timothy Bateson
Miss Mitkin: Fanny Carby
Spelman: Peter Madden
Salesman: Bryan Hunt
April Dorn: Gay Hamilton
Waiter: Patrick Parnell

: Jazz Goes to College: The Dave Brubeck Quartet

A series presenting the best in international jazz recorded in concert from Britain's foremost colleges and universities.

This week from The University of East Anglia, Norwich
This famous American group in the first of two programmes recorded during their recent tour of Britain.
Featuring Dave Brubeck (piano), Paul Desmond (alto sax), Eugene Wright (bass), Joe Morello (drums)
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.

(The Dave Brubeck Quartet appears by arrangement with Harold Davison)
(Next week from the University of Bristol: The Ronnie Ross Big Band)


Pianist: Dave Brubeck
Saxophonist: Paul Desmond
Bassist: Eugene Wright
Drummer: Joe Morello
Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Terry Henebery

: 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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