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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Carole Ward, Barry Wilsher
In the story chair, Enid Lorimer

Humpty Dumpty enjoys dreaming and this week Play School is about dreaming-at night and during the day.
On Tuesday Barry Wilsher dresses up as a waiter, Carole Ward tells the story of Jenny and Benny, and the round window shows another adventure of Mr. Popalon the onion man. Thursday's picturebook is Little Bear's Friend by Else Holmelund Minarik, and during the week Enid Lorimer returns with three stories: 'The Pedlar of Swaffham,'The Cat and the Mouse', and 'The Frozen Duck'.
This week's programmes were first shown last year (February 7-11).
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Barry Wilsher
Storyteller: Enid Lorimer

: Outlook for Monday: Engineering Research: 2: The Complexity of Concrete

Concrete is a very complex material and the details of its structure and behaviour under load are still unexplained. Research is just reaching a stage at which engineers are on the verge of a new insight into the mechanism of failure under stress.
Presented by Kenneth Newman, John Newman and Dougal McCreath.


Presenter: Kenneth Newman
Presenter: John Newman
Presenter: Dougal McCreath
Director: Neil Ryder
Producer: Edward Coldwyn

: News Summary

: Before the Fringe

Highlights of famous revues introduced by Alan Melville.
Starring this week Max Adrian, Ronnie Barker, Douglas Byng, Eunice Gayson, Betty Marsden, Joan Sims, Jimmy Thompson in excerpts from How Do You Do (1933), Fine and Dandy (1942), Airs on a Shoestring (1953), More Intimacy at Eight (1954), On the Brighter Side (1961)

(Douglas Byng is appearing in "Lady Windermere's Fan" at the Phoenix Theatre, London; Max Adrian in "The Viaduct" at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford)


Presenter: Alan Melville
Written, composed, or devised by: Douglas Byng
Written, composed, or devised by: David Climie
Written, composed, or devised by: Michael Flanders
Written, composed, or devised by: Alec Graham
Written, composed, or devised by: Austin Melford
Written, composed, or devised by: Annette Mills
Written, composed, or devised by/compiled by: Peter Myers
Written, composed, or devised by: Neville Phillips
Written, composed, or devised by: John Pritchett
Written, composed, or devised by: Donald Swann
Music arranged and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Theme music composed by: Malcolm Lockyer
Designer: Martin Johnson
Producer: Robin Nash
Performer: Max Adrian
Performer: Ronnie Barker
Performer: Douglas Byng
Performer: Eunice Gayson
Performer: Betty Marsden
Performer: Joan Sims
Performer: Jimmy Thompson

: The Movies: No. 7: The Disturber: The Films of Joseph Losey

The weekly series about films and film-makers.

I have come to realise that the more you know the less facile you can be about the answers, and that the function of films is not to give the answers, but to point out the problems, to stimulate thinking, to disturb.
The director of Blind Date, The Servant, King and Country, Modesty Blaise filmed at work on his new picture Accident and in conversation with George Kaplan and Nicholas Garnham.


Subject/Interviewee: Joseph Losey
Interviewer: George Kaplan
Interviewer: Nicholas Garnham
Producer/Director: Barrie Gavin

: Theatre 625: A Night Out

A group of three plays by Harold Pinter.
With Tony Selby, Anna Wing, Avril Elgar
and John Castle, Richard Moore, Peter Pratt
(Richard Moore is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
(Next Monday: 'The Basement')


Writer: Harold Pinter
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Christopher Morahan
Albert Stokes: Tony Selby
Mrs. Stokes: Anna Wing
Seeley: John Castle
Kedge: Richard Moore
Coffee-stall keeper: Kevin Barry
Old man: Billy Russell
Mr. King: Peter Pratt
Gidney: Patrick Cato
Joyce: Vivien Sherrard
Eileen: Deirdre Costello
Betty: Adrienne Frame
Mr. Ryan: Sydney Arnold
Horne: Christopher Chittell
Barrow: Geoffrey Gilbert
The Girl: Avril Elgar

: Secrets from the Past

A Russian scientist has perfected a technique for the reconstruction of human physical characteristics from the bone structure of people long since dead. The tomb of Ivan the Terrible was recently opened and his body exhumed.
Tonight's film shows how this technique is used to reveal what the first ruler of all Russia really looked like.

: Jazz Goes to College: The Modern Jazz Quartet

A series presenting the best in international jazz recorded in concert from Britain's foremost colleges and universities.
This week from The Hornsey College of Arts and Crafts
The Modern Jazz Quartet
This famous American group appears in the second of two programmes.
Featuring John Lewis (piano), Milt Jackson (vibraharp), Percy Heath (bass), Connie Kay (drums).
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.
(The Modern Jazz Quartet appears by arrangement with Harold Davison)


Pianist: John Lewis
Vibraharpist: Milt Jackson
Bass: Percy Heath
Drummer: Connie Kay
Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Terry Henebery

: Late Night Line-Up

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

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