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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Ann Morrish, Rick Jones

Play School starts with a different well-known rhyme each day this week. Here are some clues:
Monday: Bells on her toes
Tuesday: He had ten thousand men
Wednesday: Where oh where can he be?
Thursday: Up above the world so high
Friday: If all the trees were bread and cheese
Today's story is called Whistle for Willie
Written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Ann Morrish
Presenter: Rick Jones
Written and illustrated by (Whistle for Willie): Ezra Jack Keats

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan: First Test Match

Fourth day's play at Lord's.
(Also on BBC-1 and BBC Wales)
(to 18.15)


Commentary team: Brian Johnston
Commentary team: Peter West
Commentary team: Richie Benaud
Commentary team: Denis Compton
Production team: Philip Lewis
Production team: John McGonagle

: Outlook for Monday: A Good Job with Prospects: 5: Applied Science

Ten programmes in which Christopher Chataway looks at careers open to young people of average or high academic ability.
First shown on BBC-1


Presenter: Christopher Chataway
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: News Summary

: Suddenly It's Arthur Askey Again

With Dennis Wilson's Orchestra.


Comedian: Arthur Askey
Musicians: Dennis Wilson's Orchestra
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Flip Side

by M. Charles Cohen
Starring Bob Monkhouse as Jerry Janus

Jerry Janus is the apparently brassy, over-confident disc jockey of a Canadian TV station's 'Past Midnight Show.' His wife, however, is threatening to leave him and in an excruciating crescendo of dashes between control board and outside phone he tries to stave off his impending domestic tragedy while keeping the show running to its split-second schedule.


Writer: M. Charles Cohen
Graphics: Ken Brazier
Music composed by: Norman Kay
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Gareth Davies
Jerry Janus: Bob Monkhouse
Bud Burdine: Shane Rimmer
Duty announcer: James Balfour
McCluskey: Colin Rix
Harry Fox: Donald Douglas
Harry Brenner: Walter Hall
Actors and viewers: The Peter Knight Singers
Actors and viewers: Stuart Cooper
Actors and viewers: Jan Edwards
Actors and viewers: Sheridan Grant
Actors and viewers: Maurizio Fiorini
Actors and viewers: Harriet Harper
Actors and viewers: Bob Howie
Actors and viewers: Janet Pate
Actors and viewers: George Pensotti

: Master Class

The third programme in a new series in which the world-famous eighty-year-old opera producer Carl Ebert works in rehearsal conditions with young professional singers.
Tonight, scenes from Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande
including part of Act 1 scene 1, Golaud's discovery of Melisande; and Act 2 scene 1, Pelleas and Melisande by the fountain.
Next master class: August 7


Presenter: Carl Ebert
Associate conductor: Terence Kern
Repetiteur: Martin Isepp
Producer: Walter Todds
Golaud: Patrick McGuigan
Melisande: Annon Lee Silver
Melisande: Beverley Bergen
Pelleas: Dan Klein

: The Virginian: Legacy of Hate

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian.
See page 17


The Virginian: James Drury
John Grainger: Charles Bickford
Stacy Grainger: Don Quine
Elizabeth Grainger: Sara Lane
Lee Calder: Jo Van Fleet
Dawson: Jeremy Slate
Trampas: Doug McClure

: 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, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests.


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

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