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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Marla Landi, Rick Jones
In the story chair, Bernard Miles

At this time of the year the postman is busy delivering letters, parcels, and Christmas cards. They all have stamps with different colours and designs; today you can see the new Christmas stamps and hear how the first Post Office began.
Sometimes stamps show pictures of places, and on Tuesday, after seeing stamps of Wales and Scotland, Marla and Rick dress up in the traditional costumes of these two countries. On Tuesday, too, Bernard Miles tells a story called 'Racing Pigeons'; his other stories, on Thursday and Friday, are about 'Long John Silver' and 'Dapple Grey'.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: Bernard Miles

: Outlook: Master Driving: 1: The Driving Method

with John Miles
A simple system of car control which is the basis of all good driving techniques.
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Expert: John Miles
Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Presented by: Tom Savage
Editor: Stanley Hyland

: News Summary

: Footprints: 5: The Lean and Foolish Knight: Don Quixote de la Mancha

Written by Raphael Nadal and Jonathan Stedall.
A series of six travel films each telling a story.


Writer: Raphael Nadal
Writer/Produced and directed by: Jonathan Stedall
Narrator: Paul Eddington
Narrator: Gary Watson

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Brainscrew

A Game by Henry Livings.
Starring Jill Bennett as Mary Hass and John Osborne as Harry Stedman
with Robert Robinson as Himself

(Jill Bennett is a National Theatre player)


Writer: Henry Livings
Designer: Gillian Howard
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Rudolph Cartier
Mary Hass: Jill Bennett
Harry Stedman: John Osborne
Himself: Robert Robinson

: International Cabaret

Kenneth Williams
introduces tonight's star, Dave King
from Hungary, Rodolfo and Les Kuti
from Italy, Iva Zanicchi
The music of I Motorini


Presenter/Special material: Kenneth Williams
Performer: Dave King
Performers: Rodolfo and Les Kuti
Singer: Iva Zanicchi
Musicians: I Motorini
The cabaret orchestra under the direction of: Alyn Ainsworth
Special material: John Law
Additional material: Jonathan Routh
Design: Mel Cornish
Production: Stewart Morris

: Life: Killer No. 1: The Flea

Life ...in the animal world.

The bringer of death is a wingless insect whose struggle for life has brought to an end the lives of millions of other animals. This extraordinary creature has attracted the close scrutiny of scientists for generations, many of the important discoveries coming from such famous 'amateurs' as the Rothschild banking family.
The Hon. Miriam Rothschild describes these, using special film studies photographed by Eric Lucey, University of Edinburgh and Peter Parks, University of Oxford
Programme introduced by Dr. Desmond Morris, Zoological Society of London.
From the West


Narrator: The Hon. Miriam Rothschild
Photography: Eric Lucey
Photography: Peter Parks
Presenter: Dr. Desmond Morris
Director: Barry Paine
Producer: Ronald Webster

: Broome Stages: Part 7: Harry Broome's Daughter

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

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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