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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Ann Morrish, Brian Cant
In the story chair, Mabel Wheeler
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Ann Morrish
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Mabel Wheeler

: Outlook for Wednesday: In Your Place: 4: A Backyard

Eleven programmes about design ideas, centred round a family, a problem, and a budget.

The Problem: A Backyard
The Family: The Tomkinsons, Stratford, E 15
The Designers: John Brookes, Michael Miller
The Drawings: Don Kidman
The Presenter: Eric Thompson
(Shown last night on BBC-1)


Designer: John Brookes
Designer: Michael Miller
Drawings: Don Kidman
Presenter: Eric Thompson
Directed and produced by: Sheila Innes

: News Summary

: Man Alive

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.
Reporters: Angela Huth, Jeremy James, John Percival, Trevor Philpott, Desmond Wilcox

This week: A Hundred Ways to Save Souls
When the Communists took over China, most of the missionaries were expelled. Many of them landed with the refugees in Formosa and now thirteen million people there are being subjected to the most concentrated religious onslaught since Mohammed swept across Asia. Nearly one hundred different varieties of Christian missions - good people, doing good work. But with scores of Protestant denominations, every kind of Catholic, and several fringe groups declaring that both Protestant and Catholic are misguided, it is not surprising that one missionary's elbow sometimes gets in another missionary's ribs - nor that the bewildered Formosan people have found a way to Jesus all their own.
Report by Trevor Philpott.


Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Later a Man Was Questioned

by Jack Trevor Story.
With June Ritchie as Jean Charnock, Robert Urquhart as Jugg, John Carlin as
Ambrose Charnock and Patrick Carter as Constable De'ath

Innocence in peril, a beast at large - Ambrose to the rescue. Or is Ambrose the beast? There's a body and a weapon; but the girl who could prove Ambrose's heroic story is missing.


Writer: Jack Trevor Story
Designer: Gordon Toms
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Geoffrey Nethercott
Jean Charnock: June Ritchie
Jugg: Robert Urquhart
Ambrose Charnock: John Carlin
Constable De'ath: Patrick Carter

: The Hollywood Musical: Louisiana Purchase

Tonight's film starring Vera Zorina, Bob Hope
with Victor Moore, Irene Bordoni

A spectacular adaptation of the famous Broadway musical, with Bob Hope as the innocent dupe of crooked politicians.


Music and lyrics: Irving Berlin
Screenplay: Jerome Chodorov
Screenplay: Joseph Fields
Director: Irving Cummings
Jim Taylor: Bob Hope
Marina Von Duren: Vera Zorina
Oliver P. Loganberry: Victor Moore
Madame Bordelaise: Irene Bordoni

: Mind and Motive: 4: Magic and Denial

A series of six programmes presented by The Director of the Department of Psychological Medicine, Guy's Hospital.

'It you tread on the line', says the little boy, 'you might fall through into the River Thames.'
This programme explores the place of magic and ritual in the lives of everyone, from folk tales and faith healing to lucky numbers and 'magic' paintings by children.
With The Director of the Department of Child Psychiatry, Guy's Hospital.


Presenter: The Director of the Department of Psychological Medicine, Guy's Hospital [name uncredited]
Speaker: The Director of the Department of Child Psychiatry, Guy's Hospital [name uncredited]
Film directed by: Richard Broad
Producer: Ian Martin

: 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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