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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Julie Stevens, Rick Jones
In the story chair, Elisabeth Welch
Today's story is called 'The Red Hat'.

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: Elisabeth Welch
Pianist: William Blezard
Graphics: Hilary Hayton
Film Editor: Terry Cornelius
Scriptwriter/Director: Ann Reay
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Palestrina (Stabat Mater)

Sung by the choir of Salisbury Cathedral.
Directed by Christopher Dearnley, Organist and Master of the Choristers
Introduced by Douglas Vaughan.
Recorded in Salisbury Cathedral by permission of the Dean and Chapter
See page 53


Singers: The choir of Salisbury Cathedral
Choir directed by/Organist and Master of the Choristers: Christopher Dearnley
Paintings chosen by: Michael Ayrton
Presenter: Douglas Vaughan
Producer: Kenneth Savidge

: Outlook for Friday: Painting in England: 1700-1850: 12: 1848, and the Pre-Raphaelite Challenge

Characteristic forms of English art discussed by Basil Taylor.

In 1848 seven young artists calling themselves Pre-Raphaelites formed their 'Brotherhood' devoted to restoring the quality of English art which they considered in decay. The Brotherhood only survived for five years, but their influence provided a redeeming force in mid-Victorian art.


Presenter: Basil Taylor
Reader: Frank Duncan
Producer: Victor Poole

: News Summary

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir with Catherine Boyle, Alfred Marks and Patrick Campbell with Brigid Campbell, Charles Sharpe.
Referee, Joe Melia
(Alfred Marks is appearing in "Spring and Port Wine" at the Apollo Theatre, London)


Team captain: Frank Muir
Panellist: Catherine Boyle
Panellist: Alfred Marks
Team captain: Patrick Campbell
Panellist: Brigid Campbell
Panellist: Charles Sharpe
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: Bed, Bath, and Breakfast

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motoring.

At this Easter weekend-the start of the holiday touring season-Judith Jackson, Maxwell Boyd, and Robin Richards report from the West of England on the development of special hotels for the motorist. Are their rooms too expensive? Does round-the-clock catering mean lower quality in food and drink? Why have the A.A. and R.A.C. down-graded many hotels from three stars to two?


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Reporter: Judith Jackson
Reporter: Maxwell Boyd
Reporter: Robin Richards
Director: John Mills
Producer: Brian Robins

: The Suitor (Le Soupirant)

A French film with English dialogue.
Starring Pierre Etaix as the Suitor

The trials and tribulations of an inexperienced lover intent on marriage.


Screenplay: J.C. Carriere
Screenplay/Director: Pierre Etaix
Producer: Paul Claudon
The Suitor: Pierre Etaix
Laurence: Laurence Ligneres
Stella: France Arnell
Mother: Denise Perronne
Father: Claude Massot
Ilka: Karin Vesely

: The Paradise Makers: Part 1

A thriller in six parts by Arden Winch.
Starring Michael Bryant, Rosalie Crutchley, Joseph O'Conor
(First shown on Saturday)
See page 4


Writer: Arden Winch
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Rex Tucker
James: Michael Bryant
Inga Swynnerton: Rosalie Crutchley
Colonel Sparrow: Joseph O'Conor

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

A weekly raid on the archives of BBC Television-and elsewhere.
Introduced by Michell Raper.


Presenter (Plunder): Michell Raper

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