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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Miranda Connell, Rick Jones
In the story chair, Gerald Young

Today Miranda brings to Play School a large old trunk which she found in the attic of a house which used to belong to her grandmother. Each day Rick and Miranda open the trunk and find something old and unusual.
Gerald Young returns to the story chair with three new stories, and on Thursday Rick reads the picturebook Lucy and Tom's Day.
The guest on Pets Day is a Toucan. Is it a bird, an animal, or a fish? You can find out on Wednesday.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: Gerald Young

: Outlook for Monday: Discovery and Design: 4: The Engineer

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

Sir John Baker, Sc.D., F.R.S. Professor of Engineering at Cambridge University talks about engineering design.


Speaker: Sir John Baker
Director: Harry B. Levinson

: News Summary

: Four Tall Tinkles: At Least it's a Precaution against Fire

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, Michael Robbins as the Council Official,
Gertan Klauber as the Fire Officer


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
The Council Official: Michael Robbins
The Fire Officer: Gertan Klauber

: The Movies: 4: Viva Rossellini

A weekly series about films and film-makers.

Peter Wollen assesses the work of this great Italian director, and talks to him about Paisa, Stromboli, Voyage to Italy, St. Francis, Generale Della Rovere, Vanina Vanini and the recent The Rise to Power of Louis XIV.


Interviewer: Peter Wollen
Interviewee: Roberto Rossellini
Producer: Barrie Gavin
Director: Nicholas Garnham

: Some Place of Darkness

An opera by Christopher Whelen.
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Led by Desmond Bradley
Conducted by Leon Lovett

Robin Fairhurst appears by arrangement with the Essen City Opera; Margaret Neville and David Hillman by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Opera Company


Composer: Christopher Whelen
Libretto: John Hopkins
Musicians: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra led by: Desmond Bradley
Orchestra conducted by: Leon Lovett
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Bill Hays
Jerry: Robin Fairhurst
Frank: Raymond Hayter
Carol: Dorothy Leese
Alan: Peter Bamber
Lisa: Margaret Neville
Jacko: David Hillman
Daisy: Edward Darling

: The Art Market

A film about the exotic business of buying and selling art treasures of which London is now the centre.
Commentary by John Morgan.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Narrator: John Morgan
Producer/Director: Duncan Griffin-Beale

: Jazz Goes to College: Jazz from Chicago to Kansas City

A series presenting the best in international jazz recorded in concert from Britain's foremost colleges and universities.
This week from The Oxford Union.

The second of two programmes featuring American jazz stars Earl Hines (piano), Bud Freeman (tenor saxophone), Buck Clayton (trumpet), Rex Stewart (cornet), together with the bands of Humphrey Lyttelton and Alex Welsh.
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.
(Buck Clayton, Bud Freeman, Earl Hines, and Rex Stewart appear by arrangement with Harold Davison)


Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Pianist: Earl Hines
Tenor saxophonist: Bud Freeman
Trumpeter: Buck Clayton
Cornetist: Rex Stewart
Musicians: Alex Welsh Band
Musicians: Humphrey Lyttelton Band
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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