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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Marian Diamond, John White
In the story chair, Gerald Young

Some people live in houses
In flats some others dwell,
Others live in boats and ships
And lighthouses as well
This week Play School discovers what it is like to live in homes as different as a caravan and a lighthouse.
Today's story is called: 'The Hedge-hog that Couldn't Curl Up'
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Marian Diamond
Presenter: John White
Storyteller: Gerald Young

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan: Second Test Match

Fourth day's play at Trent Bridge.
(See also BBC-1)
(to 18.15)

: Outlook for Monday: A Good Job with Prospects: 7: Insurance - Law - The Civil Service

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 Richard Hearne

Richard Hearne is appearing at the Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl


Comedian: Richard Hearne
Musical director: Dennis Wilson
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Ships of the Line

by Robin Smyth
With Leslie Sands as Will Thompson, Reg Lye as Charlie Harper

Charlie Harper was always the one who had it his own way, who took what he wanted... but now he is a lonely old man and it is Will Thompson who has the upper hand.
"They're gonna remember me, Charlie... hundreds and thousands of people, some of them not even born yet..."


Writer: Robin Smyth
Designer: Mary Rea
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Ronald Wilson
Will Thompson: Leslie Sands
Charlie Harper: Reg Lye

: Master Class

The fifth 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 Mozart's Don Giovanni including the scene in which Don Giovanni kills the Commendatore, and Leporello's catalogue aria ('Madamina').


Presenter: Carl Ebert
Repetiteur: Martin Isepp
Producer: Walter Toods
Don Giovanni: John Kitchiner
Commendatore: Anthony Williams
Leporello: William Elvin
Leporello: Mark Lufton
Donna Elvira: Maureen Keetch

: The Virginian: Trail to Ashley Mountain

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

It is a long and dangerous trail Trampas has to follow when he determines to clear a friend held on suspicion of robbery and murder.


The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
George Case: Martin Milner
Willy Parker: Steve Carlson
Blanchard: Gene Evans
Ed Wells: Hugh Marlowe
Sheriff Abbott: Ross Elliott

: 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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