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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Carol Chell, Brian Cant
In the story chair, Betty Turner
(to 11.25)


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

: Outlook for Wednesday: In Your Place: 8: A Bathroom

Eleven programmes about design ideas, centred round a family, a problem, and a budget.
The Problem: A Bathroom
The Family: The Corbetts Manchester
The Designers: David Hicks, Alan Tye
The Drawings: Don Kidman
The Presenter: Eric Thompson
(Shown last night on BBC-1)


Designer: David Hicks
Designer: Alan Tye
Drawings: Don Kidman
Presenter: Eric Thompson
Producer: Sheila Innes

: News Summary

: Man Alive: This Unhappy Breed

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: This Unhappy Breed
When the British ruled in India they brought into being a new race-of mixed British and Indian blood-the Anglo-Indian. They were brought up in British ways to serve British ends. For nearly two centuries they served the British Empire in the Police Force, the Army, the Railways, and Post Offices. They lived in a half world between the British rulers and the Indian subjects. They called England 'home'. When the British departed, a quarter-of-a-million of them were left behind. How do they fare now?
Report by Trevor Philpott.


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

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Go Tell It on Table Mountain

by Evan Jones.
With Sylvia Coleridge as Alice, Judy Cornwell as Ann, Paul Daneman as Nigel,
Calvin Lockhart as Johnny, John Quentin as Oliver

Paul Daneman Go Tell It on Table Mountain
BBC-2 at 8.35
Both Calvin Lockhart who appears with Paul Daneman in tonight's play and Evan Jones the author (writer of the screenplay for Funeral in Berlin, premiered recently) are West Indians. Evan admits taking the title from James Baldwin and the style from Pirandello, who uses ancient theatrical techniques to create character. 'The idea came to me during the most recent Rhodesian crisis. As a writer who is both black and white, I wanted to do something a little more complicated than putting a sticker on my car.'


Writer: Evan Jones
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Toby Robertson
Alice: Sylvia Coleridge
Ann: Judy Cornwell
Nigel: Paul Daneman
Johnny: Calvin Lockhart
Oliver: John Quentin

: The Hollywood Musical: Irving Berlin's Blue Skies

Tonight's film: Irving Berlin's Blue Skies
Starring Joan Caulfield, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby

A musical comedy about a very pretty girl and the two men who loved her, told against the background of many memorable Irving Berlin songs including 'A pretty girl is like a melody', 'White Christmas', 'How deep is the ocean', and of course, 'Blue Skies'.


Lyrics and music: Irving Berlin
Producer: Sol C. Siegel
Director: Stuart Heisler
Screenplay: Arthur Sheekman
Adaptation: Allan Scott
Johnny Adams: Bing Crosby
Jed Potter: Fred Astaire
Mary: Joan Caulfield
Tony: Billy de Wolfe
Nita: Olga San Juan

: Something Special: Ivor Emmanuel

Ivor Emmanuel, accompanied by The Gentlemen Songsters, choirmaster, Richard Williams in a programme of music for St. David's Day.
(Ivor Emmanuel is appearing in "110 in the Shade" at the Palace Theatre, London)


Singer: Ivor Emmanuel
Singers: The Gentlemen Songsters
Choirmaster: Richard Williams
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Musical arrangements: Leonard Morris
Special material: Jack Howells
Design: Guthrie Hutton
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: 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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