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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Julie Stevens, Rick Jones
In the story chair, Elisabeth Welch
Today's story is 'The Cat That Followed Its Nose.'
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: Elisabeth Welch

: Outlook: And So They Left the Land

"The village couldn't support the school, the chapel was down to a handful, no inn, no pub, no shops, nothing the community could centre around"
First of two programmes on depopulation in the United Kingdom.
Introduced by Laurence Pitkethly with Harry Thompson, John Crowest.
See page 46


Presenter: Laurence Pitkethly
Presenter: Harry Thompson
Presenter: John Crowest
Regional reporter: Jeffery Iverson
Regional reporter: Hugh Moran
Regional reporter: Alan Reid
Speaker: Professor E.T. Nevin
Speaker: Professor J.W. House
Speaker: Jack Longland
Producer: Humphrey Barron

: News Summary

: The World His Challenge

The story of Sir Francis Chichester, Navigator Extraordinary.
He has always sought danger. Now, at the climax of his voyage round the world, he faces his greatest test of all. What sort of man is he, and what has he achieved?
Commentary written by Richard Wade.
See page 46


Subject: Sir Francis Chichester
Writer: Richard Wade
Narrator: Duncan Carse
Directed and produced by: Paul Bonner

: The Money Programme

Including: The Governor Speaks
Sir Leslie O'Brien, Governor of the Bank of England, has one of the most important jobs in Britain. He is a key figure in top financial circles at home and overseas. Tonight he talks to Graham Turner.


Interviewee: Sir Leslie O'Brien
Interviewer: Graham Turner
Commentator: William Davis
Commentator: Alan Watson
Producer: Terry Hughes

: The Virginian: Letter of the Law

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

When two detectives try to put Curt Westley back in gaol for a payroll robbery, Ryker has good cause to suspect their motives.


The Virginian: James Drury
Ryker: Clu Gulager
Curt Westtey: James Best
Charles Sanders: Simon Oakland
Joan: Davey Davidson

: Masterclass

Yehudi Menuhin works with outstanding young professional violinists on six great concertos.
Tonight: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Op. 35
with Diana Cummings, John Brown
(Bartok's Violin Concerto No. 2: April 6)


Violinist: Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist: Diana Cummings
Violinist: John Brown
Accompanist: Martin Isepp
Producer: Walter Todds

: 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

: 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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