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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Julie Stevens, Rick Jones
Today's story is called 'Inch by Inch' by Leo Lionni.

Were you ever in Quebec
Stowing timber on the deck,
Where there's a king with a golden crown
Riding on a donkey?
Humpty is king in 'Play School' today and you can find out how to make a crown like the one he is wearing in the photograph.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Rick Jones
Author of story: Leo Lionni

: Outlook for Monday: Engineering Research: 7: Machine Tools

The major challenge to the engineer is not one of problem-solving, but of vision. The present concepts in machine-tool design are out of date, and the problem is to know in which direction to develop.
Presented by Donald Firth.


Presenter: Donald Firth
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: News Summary

: Before the Fringe

Highlights of famous revues introduced by Alan Melville.
Starring this week Dora Bryan, Wallas Eaton, Dame Edith Evans, Bud Flanagan,
Dilys Laye, Hugh Paddick, Thelma Ruby, Jimmy Thompson in excerpts from Diversion (1940), Going to Town (1954), For Amusement Only (1956), Clown Jewels (1959).
Dora Bryan is appearing in 'Hello Dolly' at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; Hugh Paddick is in 'Let's Get a Divorce' at the Comedy Theatre, London
See page 21


Presenter/Written, composed, or devised by: Alan Melville
Written, composed, or devised by: Herbert Farjeon
Written, composed, or devised by/compiled by: Peter Myers
Written, composed, or devised by: Stanley Myers
Written, composed, or devised by: Ralph Reader
Written, composed, or devised by: Kenneth Lesley Smith
Music arranged and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Theme music composed by: Malcolm Lockyer
Designer: Leo Austin
Producer: Robin Nash
Performer: Dora Bryan
Performer: Wallas Eaton
Performer: Dame Edith Evans
Performer: Bud Flanagan
Performer: Dilys Laye
Performer: Hugh Paddick
Performer: Thelma Ruby
Performer: Jimmy Thompson

: The Movies: 12: Michelangelo Antonioni

The weekly series about films and film-makers.

Despite its controversial reception by the 1960 Cannes Festival audience, L'Avventura was soon recognised as a major landmark in the contemporary cinema. Antonioni had already made four features, but it was this film that established his world-wide reputation.
Peter Harcourt examines his work in films like Le Amiche, L'Avventura, La Notte
and his latest film The Blow-Up.


Subject: Michelangelo Antonioni
Presenter: Peter Harcourt
Producer: Barrie Gavin
Director: Michael Dibb

: Theatre 625: Final Demand

by Hugh Whitemore.
Starring Kenneth More as Kenneth Shreeve
with Michael Forrest as Fallow, Ken Wynne as Crashaw

We've all wanted to stop paying the bills - just like that. This is the story of one man who did.
See page 13


Writer: Hugh Whitemore
Music: Derrick Mason
Music conducted by: Marcus Dods
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Bill Hays
Kenneth Shreeve: Kenneth More
Fallow: Michael Forrest
Crashaw: Ken Wynne

: Salinas

A prize-winning short film from West Germany directed by Raimond Ruehl.
An exciting study of the men who work at one of the largest salt mines in Spain.


Director: Raimond Ruehl

: Jazz Goes to College

A series presenting the best in international jazz recorded in concert from Britain's foremost colleges and universities.
This week from The University of Reading
Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) and Max Roach (drums), two of the biggest names in modern jazz join forces for a unique jazz session.
With Ron Matthews (piano), Jymie Merritt (bass).
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.
(Sonny Rollins and Max Roach appear by arrangement with Harold Davison)
Next week, from the University of Exeter: Woody Herman and his Orchestra


Tenor saxophonist: Sonny Rollins
Drummer: Max Roach
Pianist: Ron Matthews
Bassist: Jymie Merritt
Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Terry Henebery

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the world of television.
Criticism, Discussion, Diversion with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow and tonight's guests.


Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow

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