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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Marla Landi, Terence Holland
In the story chair, Norman Mitchell

I stoop and swoop On the air, or loop
Through the trees, and then go soaring, O!
This is part of the poem about birds which starts Play School each day this week.
It is Norman Mitchell's first visit to Play School and he will tell a story about a robot called 'Grotty', and a Russian tale called 'Slipper, Straw, and Bubble'.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Terence Holland
Storyteller: Norman Mitchell

: Outlook for Monday: Engineering Research: 3: Safety in Dams

A large dam carries a tremendous load and if it fails the result is widespread devastation. A dam designer must combine an intimate feeling for clay or concrete together with an ability in higher mathematics.
Presented by Professor S. R. Sparkes and Graham Tombs.


Presenter: Professor S. R. Sparkes
Presenter: Graham Tombs
Director: Neil Ryder
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: News Summary

: Before the Fringe

Highlights of famous revues introduced by Alan Melville.
Starring this week Hermione Baddeley, Ronnie Barker, Joan Heal, James Kenney,
Dilys Laye, Joan Sims, Jimmy Thompson, Elisabeth Welch in excerpts from Rise Above It (1942), Sky High (1942), Sweet and Low (1943), A La Carte (1948), Intimacy at Eight-Thirty (1955), For Amusement Only (1956).


Presenter/Written, composed, or devised by: Alan Melville
Written, composed, or devised by: David Climie
Written, composed, or devised by: Robert Gordon
Written, composed, or devised by: Nina Warner Hooke
Written, composed, or devised by: John Jowett
Written, composed, or devised by/compiled by: Peter Myers
Written, composed, or devised by: Nicholas Phipps
Written, composed, or devised by: John Pritchett
Written, composed, or devised by: Geoffrey Wright
Written, composed, or devised by: Charles Zwar
Music arranged and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Theme music composed by: Malcolm Lockyer
Designer: Leo Austin
Producer: Robin Nash
Performer: Hermione Baddeley
Performer: Ronnie Barker
Performer: Joan Heal
Performer: James Kenney
Performer: Dilys Laye
Performer: Joan Sims
Performer: Jimmy Thompson
Performer: Elisabeth Welch

: The Movies: 8: Action Speaks Louder Than Words: The Films of Anthony Mann

A weekly series about films and film-makers.

Paul Mayersberg examines the work of the director of T. Men, Winchester 73, The Man from Laramie, The Tin Star, Man of the West, God's Little Acre and talks to him about these films and his latest project Dandy in Aspic.


Subject/interviewee: Anthony Mann
Interview and narration: Paul Mayersberg
Producer: Barrie Gavin
Director: Nicholas Garnham

: Theatre 625: The Basement

A group of three plays by Harold Pinter.
With Derek Godfrey as Law, Harold Pinter as Stott, Kika Markham as Jane


Writer: Harold Pinter
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Charles Jarrott
Law: Derek Godfrey
Stott: Harold Pinter
Jane: Kika Markham

: Jazz in Concert

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor, John Pritchard
playing music made famous by this great American jazz composer.
John Dankworth introduces part of the concert recorded last night at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
(Duke Ellington appears by arrangement with Harold Davison and Norman Granz)


Musicians: Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Musicians: The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: John Pritchard
Presenter: John Dankworth
TV Presentation: Terry Henebery

: 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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