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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Julie Stevens , John White

Something found on the head of a king,
Something to make Mexicans dance and sing
Today Humpty is king in Play School so Julie makes him a crown with things from the Useful Box: and on Dressing-Up Day John puts on a sombrero and does the 'Mexican Hat Dance'.
Today's story is called 'Inch by Inch' by Leo Lionni.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: John White
Author (Inch by Inch): Leo Lionni

: Outlook for Monday: Approaching Automation: 1: Aims and Methods

A series of five programmes on how standard low cost equipment can be used to increase productivity in small and medium-sized firms.
Introduced by Tom Coyne and John Crowest
with John Dickenson, Kenneth Haskins

(First shown on BBC-1)


Presenter: Tom Coyne
Presenter: John Crowest
Producer: Humphrey Barron
Director: Peter Riding
Speaker: John Dickenson
Speaker: Kenneth Haskins

: News Summary

: Suddenly It's Jimmy Jewel

and Alex Farrell, Paul Harris, Kerry Jewel, Fred Kitchen, Therese McMurray, Jessie Robins.
See page 19


"Ship's Steward" sketch written by: R.M. Hills
"Ship's Steward" sketch written by: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Script Editor: Austin Steele
Musical Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Producer: Albert Stevenson
Comedian: Jimmy Jewel
Performer: Alex Farrell
Performer: Paul Harris
Performer: Fred Kitchen
Performer: Therese McMurray
Performer: Jessie Robins

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Failpass

by Brian Wright.
With John Carson as Tom Grafton, Jennifer Daniel as Dr. Melanie Majors and Christopher Benjamin as Dr. Warren Burrows

When Tom Grafton agrees to a brutal form of selection procedure as candidate for a senior executive position he could hardly know that a 'failpass' should be his aim. The more he fails, in fact, the more he passes.

"It is odd that week after week Thirty-Minute Theatre should maintain so high a standard. 'Failpass' was no exception... the play's ironic point was made neatly and decisively thanks not merely to excellent dialogue, but to adroit performances from Jennifer Daniel and Christopher Benjamin as the psychiatrists and John Carson as their hollow and uneasy victim". (Financial Times)


Writer: Brian Wright
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Alan Bridges
Tom Grafton: John Carson
Dr. Melanie Majors: Jennifer Daniel
Dr. Warren Burrows: Christopher Benjamin
Observer: Yemi Ajibade
Observer: Alfred Hoffman
Observer: Robert Lee
Observer: John Moore
Observer: Dick Offor
Observer: Brian Vaughan

: The Impresarios: 1: Billy 'Uke' Scott and Ernie Mack

The first of six documentaries on showmen and the shows they promote.

The story of two men who discover and promote more than 200 vocalists, instrumentalists, and variety acts on Merseyside, where the clubs have now firmly taken over from the old music-halls.


Subject: Billy 'Uke' Scott
Subject: Ernie Mack
Produced and directed by: Melvyn Bragg

: Children Talking: Weddings

Harold Williamson talks to boys and girls in Blackburn.
"What does the best man do?"
"Marry the bride!"
(from the North)


Interviewer: Harold Williamson
Producer: Michael Barton

: The Virginian: The Challenge

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

Trampas has to fight for his life against both outlaws and the law.


The Virginian: James Drury
John Grainger: Charles Bickford
Stacy Grainger: Don Quine
Elizabeth Grainger: Sara Lane
Trampas: Doug McClure
Ben Crayton: Dan Duryea
Jim Tyson: Don Galloway
Sarah Crayton: Barbara Anderson
Bobby Crayton: Michael Burns

: 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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