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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Julie Stevens, Brian Cant

Gardens and farms, sun and seaside, ice-creams and jellies, all these are part of the long, hot summer days. This week Play School looks at the many things that happen in the summer months and shows some of the things to look out for in the country, at the seaside, and in the garden.
Today's story is called 'The Light across Piney Valley' by Mabel Watts

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (The Light across Piney Valley): Mabel Watts
Pictures (The Light across Piney Valley): Carol Barker

: Outlook for Monday: A Good Job with Prospects: 6: Health and Food

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 Clarkie

With Clarkson Rose
and Mimi Law, John Porteous
Dennis Wilson's Orchestra
See page 17


Entertainer: Clarkson Rose
Comedienne: Mimi Law
Performer: John Porteous
Musicians: Dennis Wilson's Orchestra
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Four-Way Incident

by Peter J. Hammond
In order of appearance: Lee Montague as Rolt, John Franklyn-Robbins as Stephens, Bryan Pringle as Prince, Jack MacGowran as Coates and Dan Meaden as The Detective

Four fathers are called to the police station, where their sons are being questioned over a petrol bomb incident. Each father gradually reveals his responsibility for his son's predicament.


Writer: Peter J. Hammond
Designer: Geoff Kirkland
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Piers Haggard
Rolt: Lee Montague
Stephens: John Franklyn-Robbins
Prince: Bryan Pringle
Coates: Jack MacGowran
The Detective: Dan Meaden

: Master Class

The fourth 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 3 scene 1, Melisande's hair; and Act 4 scene 2, Golaud's frenzy.
Next master class: August 14


Presenter: Carl Ebert
Associate conductor: Terence Kern
Repetiteur: Martin Isepp
Producer: Walter Todds
Pelleas: Dan Klein
Melisande: Beverley Bergen
Melisande: Annon Lee Silver
Golaud: Neil Howlett
Arkel: Anthony Williams

: The Virginian: Ride to Delphi

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

The Virginian comes face to face with his past, and a beautiful woman has an agonising decision to make.


The Virginian: James Drury
John Grainger: Charles Bickford
Stacy Grainger: Don Quine
Elizabeth Grainger: Sara Lane
Annie: Angie Dickinson
Einar Carlson: Harold J. Stone
Lemoine Carlson: Ron Russell
Buxton: Warren Oates
Ransome Kiley: Bernie Hamilton

: 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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