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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week Valerie Pitts, Peter Reeves
In the story chair, Elizabeth Hunt

This week's poem is about snowdrops, and on Wednesday there are real snow-drops in Play School with some other flowers and shrubs which bloom in winter.
On Tuesday Valerie reads some more adventures of Miffy, a small white rabbit; and on Thursday, after Peter's story about two children moving into a new house, the toys move house.
Dogs, kittens, and donkeys all feature in Elizabeth Hunt's three stories, which are called 'Pepper and the Fox', 'Kerry and Kips', and 'Humbug the Donkey'.
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Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Peter Reeves
Storyteller: Elizabeth Hunt

: Outlook for Monday: Discovery and Design: 3: The Biologist

Five talks on the aims and methods of Science and Engineering.

John Maynard Smith, Professor of Biology, University of Sussex talks about the aims and methods of a research biologist.


Speaker: John Maynard Smith
Director: Harry B. Levinson

: News Summary

: Four Tall Tinkles: A Row of Potted Plants

by N.F. Simpson.
Starring Pauline Devaney as Middie Paradock, Edwin Apps as Bro Paradock
Guest star, Avis Bunnage as Martha
featuring Geoffrey Hibbert as Humphrey, Terence Brady as Mr. Croxall, Gwendolyn Watts as Gladys, John Ringham as Laurence Grimsby


Writer: N.F. Simpson
Music composed and conducted by: Stanley Myers
Designer: Roger Cheveley
Producer: Stuart Allen
Middie Paradock: Pauline Devaney
Bro Paradock: Edwin Apps
Martha: Avis Bunnage
Humphrey: Geoffrey Hibbert
Mr. Croxall: Terence Brady
Gladys: Gwendolyn Watts
Laurence Grimsby: John Ringham
[Actor]: Blake Butler
[Actor]: Hamish Roughead
[Actor]: Rudolph Walker

: The Movies: 3: The World of Josef Von Sternberg

A weekly series about films and film-makers.

"I do the decoration and the costumes and I write the story and control the actors and make the props and cut the picture - I do the entire thing"
"I don't admire anyone"

A portrait of a formidable personality from the history of the cinema-the discoverer of Marlene Dietrich and the maker of The Blue Angel, The Scarlet Empress, Shanghai Express, Morocco, I, Claudius.
In this programme he talks about his work and demonstrates how he achieved his unique visual effects.


Interviewee: Josef Von Sternberg
Interviewer/Narrator: Kevin Brownlow
Director/Producer: Barrie Gavin

: Theatre 625: Sword of Honour: Part 3: Unconditional Surrender

by Evelyn Waugh.
Adapted for television in three parts by Giles Cooper.
Starring Edward Woodward as Guy Crouchback
and Vivian Pickles, Freddie Jones, Sarah Lawson, James Villiers, Basil Dignam, Paul Hardwick, Kenneth Fortescue

(Paul Hardwick is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company; Anthony Roye is in "Lady Windermere's Fan" at the Phoenix Theatre, London)
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Author: Evelyn Waugh
Adapted by: Giles Cooper
Designer: John Wood
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Donald McWhinnie
Guy Crouchback: Edward Woodward
Cape: John Martin
Mr. Crouchback: Donald Layne-Smith
Uncle Peregrine: Basil Dignam
Padfield: Edward Bishop
Tommy Blackhouse: Trader Faulkner
Ian Kilbannock: James Villiers
Arthur Box-Bender: Anthony Roye
Elderberry: Geoffrey Wincott
Everard Spruce: Noel Davis
Sir Ralph Brompton: Geoffrey Dunn
Coney: Sheila Conner
Ludovic: Freddie Jones
Kerstie: Sarah Lawson
Virginia: Vivian Pickles
Susie: Hugh Walters
R.A.F. Sergeant: Patrick Conner
Oates: George Waring
Frank de Souza: Kenneth Fortescue
Gilpin: Malcolm Gerard
Fremantle: Nicholas Courtney
Hospital orderly: Peter Hutton
Cattermole: Denys Hawthorne
Priest: Rolf Lefebvre
Bakic: Maurice Podbrey
Madame Kanyl: Imogen Hassall
Sergeant: Will Stampe
Angela Box-Bender: Nicolette Bernard
Domenica Plessington: Caroline Hunt
Ritchie-Hook: Paul Hardwick
General Speit: Robert MacLeod

: Jazz Goes to College: The Horace Silver Quintet

The best in international jazz recorded in concert from Britain's foremost colleges and universities.
This week from The Chelsea College of Science and Technology, University of London:
The Horace Silver Quintet
Second of two programmes by this exciting American group.
Horace Silver (piano), Woody Shaw (trumpet), Tyrone Washington (saxophone), Larry Ridley (bass), Roger Humphries (drums)
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.
(The Horace Silver Quintet appears by arrangement with Harold Davison)
(Next week, from the Oxford Union: 'Jazz from Chicago to Kansas City')


Pianist: Horace Silver
Trumpeter: Woody Shaw
Saxophonist: Tyrone Washington
Bassist: Larry Ridley
Drummer: Roger Humphries
Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Director: Albert Stevenson
Producer: Terry Henebery

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the world of television.
Criticism, Discussion, Diversion

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