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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Valerie Pitts, Emrys James

Look at the aeroplane
Up in the sky,
Seems like a giant bird
Soaring on high
Today Emrys draws some different kinds of aircraft, and through the window on Thursday there are aeroplanes flying in formation, making patterns in the sky. But on Tuesday Play School goes back to Roman times when the way to travel was by chariot!
Today's story is called 'Shake your Hands'
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Emrys James

: Outlook for Monday: Approaching Automation: 2: Cutting of Materials

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
with John Crowest, Kenneth Haskins, Peter Marshall, Peter Saywell.
(First shown on BBC-1)


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

: News Summary

: Before the Fringe

Highlights of famous revues.
Introduced by Alan Melville.
Starring this week: Hermione Baddeley, Dora Bryan, Douglas Byng, Josephine Gordon, Barrie Gosney, John Hewer, Pip Hinton, Vivienne Martin, Peter Reeves,
Beryl Reid, Ronnie Stevens, Jenny Till(Dora Bryan Is appearing in "Hello Dolly!" at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London)


Presenter/Written, composed, or devised by: Alan Melville
Written, composed, or devised by: Douglas Byng
Written, composed, or devised by: Davy Burnaby
Written, composed, or devised by: Ronnie Cass
Written, composed, or devised by: William Chappell
Written, composed, or devised by: Paul Dehn
Written, composed, or devised by: Melville Gideon
Written, composed, or devised by/compiled by: Peter Myers
Music arranged and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Theme music composed by: Malcolm Lockyer
Designer: Denis Gordon-Orr
Producer: Robin Nash
Performer: Hermione Baddeley
Performer: Dora Bryan
Performer: Douglas Byng
Performer: Josephine Gordon
Performer: Barrie Gosney
Performer: John Hewer
Performer: Pip Hinton
Performer: Vivienne Martin
Performer: Peter Reeves
Performer: Beryl Reid
Performer: Ronnie Stevens
Performer: Jenny Till

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Spoken Word

by Julia Jones
With John Barrie as Nathan Pimblett, Diana Coupland as Ellen Pimblett, Polly James as Doreen Pimblett, George Layton as Herbert Wallwork
and Lewis Wilson as Harry Burrows, Kenneth Edwards as The Mayor

"An extremely funny comedy." (The Sun)
"A comic situation was established, developed, and resolved without absurd exaggeration and with humour fortified by touches of sadness. Thoroughly satisfying." (The Stage)
"Realistic acting of John Barrie and Diana Coupland, as the couple, and of Polly James as the daughter." (The Times)


Writer: Julia Jones
Designer: Gillian Howard
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Mary Ridge
Nathan Pimblett: John Barrie
Ellen Pimblett: Diana Coupland
Doreen Pimblett: Polly James
Herbert Wallwork: George Layton
Harry Burrows: Lewis Wilson
The Mayor: Kenneth Edwards

: The Impresarios: 2: Ian Hunter

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

The artistic director of countless Festivals, involved in the birth pangs of Brighton's first festival.


Subject: Ian Hunter
Director: Tristram Powell
Producer: Melvyn Bragg

: Children Talking: The Way I Feel

Belfast children explain their emotions to Harold Williamson.
"Sometimes I feel like a volcano when the lava comes up and then suddenly bursts out."
From the North


Interviewer: Harold Williamson
Producer: Michael Barton

: The Virginian: The Outcast

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

Elizabeth is attracted to a handsome young cowhand-but is he as charming and innocent as he seems?


The Virginian: James Drury
John Grainger: Charles Bickford
Charley Ryan: Fabian
Stacy Grainger: Don Quine
Elizabeth Grainger: Sara Lane
Bitz: Hilton Selzer
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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