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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Carol Chell, Brian Cant

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Brian Cant
Pianist: Patrick Harvey
Graphics: Hilary Hayton
Film editor: Terry Cornelius
Scriptwriter and director: Michael Grafton-Robinson
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Outlook for Friday: Painting in England 1700-1850: 9: Animals and Sport

Characteristic forms of English art discussed by Basil Taylor

Hunting and horse-racing were popular sports in the eighteenth century, and painters provided a vivid record of 'The Meet' and The Kill to hang beside portraits of famous horses. But one man transformed the character of sporting art-the most famous painter of the horse, George Stubbs.


Presenter: Basil Taylor
Producer: Victor Poole

: News Summary

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Patrick Campbell with Elizabeth Tyrrell, Antony Wysard and Kenneth Williams with Wendy Hall, Gordon Jackson.
Referee, Joe Melia


Team captain: Patrick Campbell
Panellist: Elizabeth Tyrrell
Panellist: Antony Wysard
Team captain: Kenneth Williams
Panellist: Wendy Hall
Panellist: Gordon Jackson
Referee: Joe Melia
"Call My Bluff" devised by: Mark Goodson
"Call My Bluff" devised by: Bill Todman
Title cartoons: Emmwood
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Wheelbase: Driving Schools Take the Test

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motoring.

When spokesmen for all the driving schools in Britain hold their national conference the day after tomorrow they will debate a scheme to control the standard of driving instruction. Would official licensing of driving schools be in the public interest? Do motorists favour a 'closed shop' for instructors? Do teaching methods need to improve?


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Reporter: Barrie Gill
Reporter: Robin Richards
Director: John Mills
Producer: Brian Robins

: Girl in a Black Bikini: Part 4

A thriller in six parts by John Roddick.
Starring John Carson, Glyn Houston
with Angela Scoular, John Barron, Judy Parfitt, Brian Wilde and Frederick Jaeger

The mystery surrounding Lisa Martin's death is heightened when Kathy Sheridan finds that all records and photographs of Lisa are missing from the office of the local paper.
(Shown on Saturday)


Writer: John Roddick
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Gerald Blake
Robert Sheridan: John Carson
Kathy Sheridan: Angela Scoular
Ann Napier: Judy Parfitt
Det.-Sgt. Napier: Glyn Houston
Francis Heager: John Barron
Leo Pettit: Frederick Jaeger
Edward Mitchell: Brian Wilde

: Her Majesty the Queen

opens the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London and attends the Inaugural Concert.
Recorded on Wednesday before an invited audience

English Chamber Orchestra
Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted by Benjamin Britten, Sir Arthur Bliss
Heather Harper (soprano), Josephine Veasey (mezzo-soprano), James Bowman (counter-tenor), Peter Pears (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), George Malcolm (harpsichord), Osian Ellis (harp), Ralph Downes (organ), Ambrosian Singers
Introduced by Richard Baker.


Musicians: English Chamber Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Orchestra conducted by: Benjamin Britten
Orchestra conducted by: Sir Arthur Bliss
Soprano: Heather Harper
Mezzo-Soprano: Josephine Veasey
Counter-tenor: James Bowman
Tenor: Peter Pears
Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk
Harpsichordist: George Malcolm
Harpist: Osian Ellis
Organist: Ralph Downes
Singers: Ambrosian Singers
Presenter: Richard Baker
Producer: Antony Craxton

: Westminster at Work

Ian Trethowan looks back over the past week in Parliament and introduces reports on big debates in both Houses, questions to Ministers, significant moves behind the scenes, and the effects of M.P.s' work inside and outside Westminster.
With Hardiman Scott, David Holmes.


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Hardiman Scott
Reporter: David Holmes
Editor: Michael Balkwill

: Late Night Line-Up

Pick of the Month
Joan Bakewell and Michael Dean choose and introduce highlights from some of the programmes seen on BBC-2 during February.


Highlights chosen by/Presenter (Pick of the Month): Joan Bakewell
Highlights chosen by/Presenter (Pick of the Month): Michael Dean

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