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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Carol Chell, Brian Cant
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Outlook for Thursday: Can You Cope?: Programme 8: How to deal with some common accidents out of doors

Ten programmes on Basic First Aid.

P.S. London a surgeon at the Birmingham Accident Hospital shows How to deal with some common accidents out of doors, with members of the Casualties Union.


Presenter: P.S. London
Presented by: Mary Hoskins

: Outlook for Thursday: Parliamo Italiano: 18: Dal Fotografo

Let's Speak Italian
A course of thirty lessons for beginners.

Giorgio buys some colour film and Giulia gets some black and white.

With Marla Landi, Roberto Cardinali, Sergio Gazzarrini
Introduced by Ariella Reggio.
(Shown on Monday on BBC-1)


Presenter: Ariella Reggio
[Actress]: Marla Landi
[Actor]: Roberto Cardinali
[Actor]: Sergio Gazzarrini

: News Summary

: Hand Me My Sword, Humphrey

by Richard Wade.
With Dudley Foster and Prunella Scales

It is Christmas Day in the house of Hastings. The time (the 1880s), the place (a suburban Victorian home). and the atmosphere (after the pudding with the children waiting to be entertained) are ripe for father to stun his audience with his knowledge of the world of natural philosophy. It is a world of exploding biscuit tins. unpredictable hard-boiled eggs, singing drainpipes, and enough amateur science to make young enthusiasts reach for their bunsen burners, and mothers for their smelling salts.
(First shown in the Horizon series)


Writer: Richard Wade
Producer: Ramsay Short
Director: Peter R. Smith
Edward Hastings: Dudley Foster
Florence Hastings: Prunella Scales
Humphrey: William Burleigh
Sophy: Deborah Watling
Emma: Julie Samuel

: The Money Programme

Including: Do You Love Your Bank Manager?
How popular are the banks? Can they stand up to the G.P.O.'s new challenge - a bank in every post office?


Commentator: William Davis
Commentator: Alan Watson
Producer: Terry Hughes

: The Virginian: The Laramie Road

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
A film series starring James Drury as the Virginian.

Ryker has to take a firm stand against his friends when it becomes a matter of law and order.


The Virginian: James Drury
Ryker: Clu Gulager
Mr. Lightfoot: Leslie Neilsen
Crouch: Berkeley Harris
Ev Oinchy: Harold J Stone
Hezikiah: Claude Akins
Judge Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Velvet Rose: Margaret Blye

: New Release

A magazine of the arts.
Introduced by Alex Glasgow.
Tonight's edition includes:

A Working Poet
Occupation: advertising copywriter
Preoccupation: poetry
For ten years the Australian poet Peter Porter has combined two lives in London.

The Film of the Book (continued)
The first novel, which was the subject of the last edition of New Release has now been published. In the studio the story is brought up to date.


Presenter: Alex Glasgow
Subject (A Working Poet): Peter Porter
Director: Gavin Millar
Director: Tristram Powell
Producer: Melvyn Bragg

: 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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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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