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: Play School: Science Day

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

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: Bernard Miles
Pianist: Martin Goldstein
Graphics: Graham McCallum
Film Editor: Terry Cornelius
Scripted and directed by: David Turnbull
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Outlook for Friday: The Unconquered Ocean: 5: Currents

Salt water covers seventy per cent. of the earth's surface: a gigantic challenge to our curiosity and scientific skill.

The pattern of the world's surface currents is fairly well established; but deep ocean water, which may stay below the surface for more than a thousand years, circulates in a way that we do not yet understand.
Peter Stone introduces the fifth of a series of seven programmes.
With Dr. J.C. Swallow, National Institute of Oceanography.


Presenter: Peter Stone
Speaker: Dr. J.C. Swallow
Director: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: News Summary

: A Fight to Remember

Introduced by Harry Carpenter.

In the honky-tonk world of America in the twenties almost everything was larger than life. It was called the golden age of professional boxing, and the heavyweight champion matched his era. Jack Dempsey was as tough as they come. Bill Brennan had met him before he was champion and reckoned Dempsey was lucky to win. Now he was all set to take the title from him.
New York: December 14, 1920 - Jack Dempsey v. Bill Brennan, The Heavyweight Championship of the World

The incredible had happened, the studious bookworm Tunney had defeated the Manassa Mauler. Dempsey wanted revenge, and his title back-but he was not the only available contender. Jack Sharkey, a brilliant boxer, thought he was next in line. There had to be an eliminator and this was a most important fight to both men.
New York: July 21, 1927 - Jack Dempsey v. Jack Sharkey

Commenting on the fights, Jack Dempsey and Jack Sharkey


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Jack Dempsey
Commentator: Jack Sharkey
Producer: Bob Duncan

: Wheelbase: Cars and Mrs. Castle

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motoring.

A year ago Mrs. Barbara Castle became Minister of Transport. Since then, she has been at the centre of debate over the 70 m.p.h. speed limit, the safety of commercial vehicles, and the plan to price car commuters for using streets in Central London.
A Wheelbase profile of the woman who last December became the Minister responsible for Britain's ten-million motorists.


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Subject: Barbara Castle
Directed and produced by: Brian Robins

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Great British commute 30 January 2018

: The Virginian: The Exiles

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian

The Virginian sets off on an almost impossible search to find the one man who can prove Judge Garth innocent of a murder charge.


The Virginian: James Drury
Angela Clark: Tammy Grimes
Ralph Slocum: Ed Nelson
Steve: Gary Clarke
Sheriff Tony Morino: Ken Lynch
Fred Daly: Brad Weston
Sheriff Abbott: Ross Elliott
Mr. Hardy: Frank Cady

: Westminster at Work

Ian Trethowan looks back over the past week in Parliament and introduces reports on big debates in both Houses, questions to Ministers, significant moves behind the scenes, and the effects of M.P.s' work inside and outside Westminster.
With Hardiman Scott, David Holmes.


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Hardiman Scott
Reporter: David Holmes
Editor: Michael Balkwill

: The Figure of Christ: 3: The Christ of the Early Greek Fathers

by The Rev. Benjamin Drewery, Bishop Fraser Lecturer in Ecclesiastical History, University of Manchester.
This series of programmes on the development of the figure of Christ in the earliest Christian centuries has been arranged in conjunction with the University of Manchester Extra-Mural Department.
From the University Roscoe Building

(The Christ of the Early Latin Fathers, by The Rev. H. Cunliffe-Jones: December 23)


Speaker: The Rev. Benjamin Drewery
Presented for television by: R. T. Brooks

: 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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