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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Valerie Pitts, Brian Cant
In the story chair, Nancy Quayle

The old King of Dorchester
He had a little orchestra
And never did you hear
Such a ceremonial band
This week Play School is all about music. Every day there is a different musical instrument from the king's orchestra and on Tuesday Brian puts all sorts of instruments together to make a one-man band.
Today's story is called 'Swan and Edgar'
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Nancy Quayle

: Outlook for Monday: Computers for Management: 2: A Profitable Partnership

Seven programmes on the use of the computer as a management tool.

With Graham Morris, Controller, Group Personnel and Training, I.C.T. Ltd. and Patrick Rivett, Professor of Operational Research, University of Lancaster.
Introduced by Kenneth Hudson, Deputy Director, Centre for Adult Studies, Bath University of Technology.


Presenter: Kenneth Hudson
Speaker: Graham Morris
Speaker: Patrick Rivett
Producer: John Dutot

: News Summary

: The Dick Emery Show

Starring Dick Emery
with Special guest stars, Josephine Blake and Avis Bunnage
Other artists appearing: Mark Singleton, Mike Lucas, Therese McMurray


Musical director: Harry Rabinowitz
Choreography: Irving Davies
Scripts: Brad Ashton
Scripts: Harold Pinter
Scripts: Richard Armstrong
Filmed interviews: David Cumming
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Ernest Maxin
Comedian: Dick Emery
Guest: Josephine Blake
Guest: Avis Bunnage
[Actor]: Mark Singleton
[Actor]: Mike Lucas
[Actress]: Therese McMurray

: The Movies: 20: A Writer's View

The weekly series about films and film-makers.

Frederic Raphael, scriptwriter of Nothing But the Best Darling and the forthcoming Two for the Road talks to Kathleen Halton about the pleasures and pains of writing for the screen.


Interviewee: Frederic Raphael
Interviewer: Kathleen Halton
Producer: Barrie Gavin
Director: Michael Dibb

: Theatre 625: The Family Reunion

by T.S. Eliot.
[Starring] Mary Morris as Agatha, Alec McCowen as Harry, Mary Merrall as Amy, Janet Suzman as Mary, Geoffrey Bayldon as Charles, Sylvia Coleridge as Ivy, Victor Maddern as Downing, Maureen Pryor as Violet, Kynaston Reeves as Dr. Warburton,
Nigel Stock as Gerald, Kenneth Goodlet as Sergeant Winchell, Lala Lloyd as Denman

"The full power of Eliot's word magic came through well as acted by an excellent cast." (The Times)


Author: T.S. Eliot
Music: James Stevens
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Alan Cooke
Harry: Alec McCowen
Agatha: Mary Morris
Amy: Mary Merrall
Mary: Janet Suzman
Charles: Geoffrey Bayldon
Ivy: Sylvia Coleridge
Downing: Victor Maddern
Violet: Maureen Pryor
Dr. Warburton: Kynaston Reeves
Gerald: Nigel Stock
Sergeant Winchell: Kenneth Goodlet
Denman: Lala Lloyd

: East of Rome: 4: The Lion of Judah

A series of films about Christianity in the Eastern world.

Ethiopia was a Christian country 250 years before St. Augustine landed in England. This is the story of the Ethiopian church which survived a thousand years of Moslem siege; which built the fabulous churches of Lalibela, carved out of solid rock. At Its head, the only Christian Emperor in the world; the descendant of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.
English version written and produced by Mischa Scorer.


Filmed by: Studio-Film G.m.b.H. Vienna
Film Director: Edmund von Hammer
Adviser for English version: Henry Chadwick
Narrator: Gary Watson
Writer/Producer: Mischa Scorer

: 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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