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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Valerie Pitts, Rick Jones
In the story chair, Percy Edwards

A funny frown goes up then down
You smile from side to side
You can blink or wink
As much as you think
But surprise makes your eyes open wide
Rick and Valerie try this every day this week. You try with them.
Today's story is The Little Old Horse
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: Percy Edwards

: Outlook for Monday: Engineering Research: 6: More Out of Less: Hydrostatics

The problem is transmitting power, for example from the motor of a cam to the rear wheels. There has been a breakthrough-the hydrostatic system. Progress has been rapid. More and more power is going through smaller and smaller motors.
Presented by Donald Firth.


Presenter: Donald Firth
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: News Summary

: Before the Fringe

introduced by Alan Melville.
Starring this week:
The Two Hermiones
In Highlights from their famous revues.
(Hermione Baddeley is appearing in "The Killing of Sister George" at Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham)
See page 21


Presenter/Written, composed, or devised by: Alan Melville
Written, composed, or devised by: Herbert Farjeon
Written, composed, or devised by: Leslie Julian Jones
Written, composed, or devised by: Geoffrey Wright
Written, composed, or devised by: Charles Zwar
Compiled by: Peter Myers
Music arranged and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Theme music composed by: Malcolm Lockyer
Designer: Martin Johnson
Producer: Robin Nash
Performers: The Two Hermiones [Hermione Baddeley and Hermione Gingold]

: The Movies: 11: People Will Talk

The weekly series about films and film-makers.

One of America's foremost writer-directors Joseph L. Mankiewicz maker of A Letter To Three Wives, All About Eve, People Will Talk, The Barefoot Contessa, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra and now The Honeypot talks to Nicholas Garnham about his career in Hollywood and about his attitude to the cinema.


Interviewee: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Interviewer: Nicholas Garnham
Producer/Director: Barrie Gavin

: Theatre 625: Hotel Torpe

by Francois Billetdoux.
Newly translated by Peter Meyer.
Starring Siobhan McKenna, John Slater and Ronald Hines
See page 22


Author: Francois Billetdoux
Translated by: Peter Meyer
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Roderick Graham
Klaus von Karadine: Hamilton Dyce
Ada: Natalie Kent
Gustav: Joby Blanshard
Inspector Karl Topfer: John Slater
Opportune: Judith Arthy
Ursula Maria Torpe: Siobhan McKenna
Hans Meyer: Ronald Hines
Stephan Pocoresco: Peter Pratt
Tsilla Mamadou: Yemi Ajibade
Berta Kauffmann: Dorothy Edwards
Piotr Ollendorf: Philip Voss
Greta Minerowski: Elizabeth Proud
Conrad: Derek Seaton

: Jazz Goes to College: The Dave Brubeck Quartet

A series presenting the best in international jazz recorded in concert from Britain's foremost colleges and universities.

This week from The University of East Anglia, Norwich
The Dave Brubeck Quartet
This famous American group in the second of two programmes recorded during their tour of Britain last year.
Featuring Dave Brubeck (piano), Paul Desmond (alto sax), Eugene Wright (bass), Joe Morello (drums)
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.

(The Dave Brubeck Quartet appear by arrangement with Harold Davison)
(Next week from The University of Reading: Sonny Rollins and Max Roach)


Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Pianist: Dave Brubeck
Alto saxophonist: Paul Desmond
Bassist: Eugene Wright
Drummer: Joe Morello
Producer: 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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