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: Play School: Science Day

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

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Peter Reeves
Storyteller: Elizabeth Hunt
Pianist: William Blezard
Graphics: Paul Birkbeck
Film Editor: Terry Cornelius
Script/Director: Peter Wiltshire
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Outlook for Friday: Painting in England 1700-1850: 3: Portraiture: the grand style

Characteristic forms of English art discussed by Basil Taylor.

Sir Joshua Reynolds became the great impresario of the public face. He largely determined the nature of formal portraiture for fifty years and profoundly influenced his fellow artists.


Presenter: Basil Taylor
Reader: Cyril Shaps
Producer: Victor Poole

: News Summary

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Kenneth Williams with Joan Sims, Alan Bennett and Patrick Campbell with Marla Landi, Osbert Lancaster.
Referee, Joe Melia


Team captain: Kenneth Williams
Panellist: Joan Sims
Panellist: Alan Bennett
Team captain: Patrick Campbell
Panellist: Marla Landi
Panellist: Osbert Lancaster
Referee: Joe Melia
"Call My Bluff" devised by: Mark Goodson
"Call My Bluff" devised by: Bill Todman
Title cartoons: Emmwood
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Wheelbase: Does France Play Fair?

Gordon Wilkins covers the Monte Carlo Rally.

For nearly forty years the 'Monte' has been the most famous motor rally in the world, and British drivers have been its biggest support. But only thirty cars set out from Dover at dawn last Saturday. Is this because of last year's ban on the leading British cars? Do the rally rules favour the French unfairly?
Wheelbase reports direct from Rally H.Q. in Monaco.
Produced by Brian Robins in collaboration with Tele Monte Carlo and the French Television Service
See page 47


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Reporter: Judith Jackson
Reporter: Maxwell Boyd
Reporter: Robin Richards
Producer: Brian Robins

: The Dark Number: Part 3

A thriller in five parts by Eddie Boyd
Starring Patrick Allen, Roddy McMillan
with Madeleine Christie, Anne Kristen

Johnny's search for witnesses of his daughter's death has led him to Tom Armstrong - the man responsible for Sandra's suicide.
(Shown on Saturday)


Writer: Eddie Boyd
Designer: Richard Hunt
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Michael Ferguson
Johnny Maxen: Patrick Allen
Helen Duncan: Madeleine Christie
Armstrong's secretary: Deirdre MacDonald
Inspector Wardlaw: Roddy McMillan
Dorothy Havergal: Anne Kristen
Ian Wotherspoon: David MacMillan
Martina Stevens: Toni Gilpin

: Soloist-Conductor

First of three programmes of rehearsal, interview, and performance in which piano concertos are directed, in the original style, from the keyboard.
Walter Susskind plays the solo piano and conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Rodney Friend
in Mozart's Concerto in A (K.488)
Before an invited audience at the Fairfield Hall, Croydon.
See page 48
(Andor Foldes is soloist-conductor in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1: January 27)


Pianist/Conductor/Interviewee: Walter Susskind
Musicians: The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Rodney Friend
Interviewer: Christopher Nupen
Producer: Walter Todds

: Westminster at Work

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.


Reporter: Hardiman Scott
Reporter: David Holmes
Editor: Michael Balkwill

: Late Night Line-Up

A weekly raid on the archives of BBC Television-and elsewhere.
Introduced by Michell Raper.
This edition includes:
Lotte Lenya singing 'Surabaya Johnny' and 'Moon of Alabama' (Monitor 1964)
Lord David Cecil on Jane Austen (1962)
and excerpts from Night and the City a film by Denis Mitchell (1957)


Presenter (Plunder): Michell Raper

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