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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Carol Chell, Brian Cant
In the story chair, Betty Turner

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face and a grey dawn breaking
(From Sea Fever by John Masefield)
Play School this week is all about the sea.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Betty Turner

: Outlook for Monday: Engineering Research: 4: A Bicycle folds in three

Is it possible to design a bicycle that would solve our cities' traffic problems? Perhaps one that is cheap, lightweight, and folds up small.
The challenge to the engineer is not only a technical one. There are many intangible problems in choosing the right specification in the first place.
Presented by David Newland and Gordon Williams.
With Leslie Roberts, Alex Moulton.


Presenter: David Newland
Presenter: Gordon Williams
Speaker: Leslie Roberts
Speaker: Alex Moulton
Director: Neil Ryder
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: News Summary

: Before the Fringe

Highlights of famous revues introduced by Alan Melville.
Starring this week Ronnie Barker, Wilfrid Brambell, Brenda Bruce, Douglas Byng,
Joyce Grant, Thora Hird, Joan Sims in excerpts from Sweet and Low (1943), Four, Five, Six (1948), Bells of St. Martin's (1952), Over the Moon (1953), Living for Pleasure (1958), On the Brighter Side (1961)
(Douglas Byng is appearing in "Lady Windermere's Fan" at the Phoenix Theatre, London)


Presenter/Written, composed, or devised by: Alan Melville
Written, composed, or devised by: Douglas Byng
Written, composed, or devised by: Stanley Daniels
Written, composed, or devised by: Ray Jessel
Written, composed, or devised by: Arthur Macrae
Written, composed, or devised by: Nicholas Phipps
Written, composed, or devised by: Thorley Walters
Written, composed, or devised by: Geoffrey Wright
Compiled by: Peter Myers
Music arranged and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Theme music composed by: Malcolm Lockyer
Designer: Martin Johnson
Producer: Robin Nash
Performer: Ronnie Barker
Performer: Wilfrid Brambell
Performer: Brenda Bruce
Performer: Douglas Byng
Performer: Joyce Grant
Performer: Thora Hird
Performer: Joan Sims

: The Movies: 9: The Nomad

The weekly series about films and film-makers.

Roman Polanski is an award-winning product of the Polish film school and now a success within the British film industry.
Boleslaw Sulik examines his work and talks to him about two of his short films: Two Men and a Wardrobe, Mammals; his first feature: Knife in the Water; and the three English films he has made since leaving Poland to settle in London: Repulsion, Cul-De-Sac and his latest, The Vampire Killers.


Interviewee: Roman Polanski
Interviewer: Boleslaw Sulik
Producer: Barrie Gavin
Director: Michael Dibb

: Theatre 625: A Month in the Country

by Ivan Turgenev.
Translated by Elisaveta Fen.
With Vivien Merchant, Derek Godfrey

"The authority of the production compelled belief, and I have never seen the young tutor and Vera Alexandrovna better played than by Hywel Bennett and Michele Dotrice." (Sunday Times)


Author: Ivan Turgenev
Translated by: Elisaveta Fen
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Christopher Morahan
Kolia: Timothy Darwen
Beliayev: Hywel Bennett
Vera Alexandrovna: Michele Dotrice
Shaaf: Jan Conrad
Anna Semionovna: Enid Lorimer
Lizaveta Bogdanovna: Susan Field
Natalia Petrovna: Vivien Merchant
Rakitin: Derek Godfrey
Matvey: Cyril Cross
Shpighelsky: Michael Bates
Arkady: Philip Latham
Katia: Vanessa Forsyth
Bolshintzov: John Baskcomb

: 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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