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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Elisabeth Welch
Today's story is called 'The Parrot'
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Elisabeth Welch

: Outlook for Wednesday: Ten Composers: Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827

The development of music from medieval times to the twentieth century.

Introduced by Ivor Keys.
With The Amici Quartet.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Presenter: Ivor Keys
Musicians: The Amici Quartet
Producer: Victor Poole

: News Summary

: Tonight in Person: Shirley Abicair

A new series of programmes presenting music in the folk idiom from many parts of the world.
This week, from Australia: Shirley Abicair


Singer: Shirley Abicair
Music arranged and conducted by: Peter Knight
Design: Christopher Pemsel
Production: Terence Hughes

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Abicair Bassey & Cogan 12 June 2016

: Man Alive: The Life Sentence: 2: Margaret

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.
Reporters: Angela Huth, Jeremy James, John Percival, Trevor Philpott, Desmond Wilcox

This week: The Life Sentence: 2: Margaret
Margaret [text removed] is an attractive fairhaired woman in her thirties; intelligent, quick-witted. She has lived the past seventeen years in an iron lung, ever since she was taken ill with polio as a teenager. Margaret's life sentence has been spent at home-away from hospital and institutional routines. If she had been kept in hospital, like the girl in last week's programme, it would have cost the state £100 a week to maintain her there. Instead her parents, now elderly, work to keep her at home, struggle to look after her. Their only financial help - a few pounds National Assistance. But for Margaret and her parents the real cost must be measured in terms of human effort.


Producer: Richard Thomas
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: The Vintage Years of Hollywood: 1947: Ladies' Man

The madcap comedy.
Starring Eddie Bracken, Cass Daley Virginia Welles, Spike Jones, Spike Jones and his City Slickers

A small-town millionaire in the big city finds himself prey to predatory females.


Screenplay: Edmund Beloin
Screenplay: Jack Rose
Screenplay: Lewis Meltzer
Producer: David Dare
Director: William D. Russell
Henry Haskell: Eddie Bracken
Jean Mitchell: Virginia Welles
Gladys Hayden: Virginia Field
Geraldine Ryan: Cass Daley
Johnny O'Donnell: Johnny Coy
Spike Jones and his City Slickers: Themselves

: Kenilworth: Part 3: The Tide Turns

by Sir Walter Scott.
A second chance to see this dramatisation by Anthony Steven.

Tressilian, believing Amy to be Varney's mistress, plans to accuse him before the Queen of her abduction. Leicester's rival, the Earl of Sussex, is ill of suspected poisoning.
(Shown on Saturday)


Author: Sir Walter Scott
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole

: 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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