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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Carole Ward, Brian Cant
In the story chair, Bertram Neyland

"Just one apple on the tree
Hanging there for all to see"
There are apple trees in the Play School poem this week. And Bertram Neyland, who is in the story chair today, Tuesday, and Friday will be telling stories about the much stranger trees that grew in his garden in Singapore.
Today's story is called "Monkeys in the Trees"
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Bertram Neyland

: Outlook for Monday: Approaching Automation: 4: Forming, Feeding, and Assembly

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, Robert Paterson, Peter Saywell, Robert Allsop.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Presenter: Tom Coyne
Speaker: John Crowest
Speaker: Robert Paterson
Speaker: Peter Saywell
Speaker: Robert Allsop
Director: Peter Riding
Producer: Humphrey Barron

: News Summary

: Before the Fringe

Highlights of famous revues
Introduced by Alan Melville
Starring this week: Dora Bryan, Eleanor Fazan, John Hewer, Peter Jones, Eleanor McCready, Peter Reeves, Beryl Reid, Joan Sims, Ronnie Stevens, Elisabeth Welch,
Aubrey Woods
(Dora Bryan is appearing in "Hello, Dolly!" at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London)


Presenter: Alan Melville
Written, composed, or devised by: David Climie
Written, composed, or devised by: Robert Gould
Written, composed, or devised by: Alec Grahame
Written, composed, or devised by: Arthur MacRae
Written, composed, or devised by/compiled by: Peter Myers
Written, composed, or devised by: Geoffrey Wright
Music arranged and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Theme music composed by: Malcolm Lockyer
Designer: Roger Cheveley
Producer: Robin Nash
Performer: Dora Bryan
Performer: Eleanor Fazan
Performer: John Hewer
Performer: Peter Jones
Performer: Eleanor McCready
Performer: Peter Reeves
Performer: Beryl Reid
Performer: Joan Sims
Performer: Ronnie Stevens
Performer: Elisabeth Welch
Performer: Aubrey Woods

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: An Absolute Treasure

by Peter Coke.
[Starring] John Le Mesurier as Brian Turner, Patricia Routledge as Beryl Turner, Barbara Lott as Grace Hornchurch
with Tenniel Evans as Geoffrey, Margaret Denyer as Elsa, Sean Barrett as Mike, Mary Webster as Sheila
and Erik Chitty as Mr. Aylwood, Molly Hewett as Mrs. Aylwood

The perfect maid: the Turners are overjoyed when she answers their advertisement. But has she some other reason for doing so than to clean perfectly and cook superbly? Is there perhaps a glint in those faithful eyes?


Writer: Peter Coke
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: George Spenton-Foster
Brian Turner: John Le Mesurier
Beryl Turner: Patricia Routledge
Grace Hornchurch: Barbara Lott
Geoffrey: Tenniel Evans
Elsa: Margaret Denyer
Mike: Sean Barrett
Sheila: Mary Webster
Mr. Aylwood: Erik Chitty
Mrs. Aylwood: Molly Hewett

: Claudio Monteverdi

born 1567
-indirect from the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice
Excerpts from his Vespers of 1610
Edited and directed by Nino ANTONELLINl
Introduced by H. C. Robbins Landon with the RAI Coro Polifonico, Rome
Scarlatti Orchestra, Naples and Luciana Ticinelli Fattori
Dora Carral sopranos
Herbert Handt
Ennio Buoso tenors
Claudio Strudthoff
Ugo Trama basses

Domine ad adiuvandum
Dixit Dominus: Psalm 109
Nigra sum
Luada Jerusalem: Psalm 147
Sonata sopra Sancta Maria
Ave Maris Stella

Produced and directed by FRANCIS COLEMAN
A co-production with Italian Television
See page 21


Conducted By: Nino Antonellini
Introduced By: H. C. Robbins Landon
Sopranos: Luciana Ticinelli Fattori, Dora Carral
Tenors: Herbert Handt, Ennio Buoso
Basses: Claudio Strudthoff, Ugo Trama
Directed By: Francis Coleman

: The Virginian: Deadeye Dick

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

A romantic young visitor to Medicine Bow sets the town by its heels.


The Virginian: James Drury
John Grainger: Charles Bickford
Stacy Grainger: Don Quine
Elizabeth Grainger: Sara Lane
Trampas: Doug McClure
Marjorie Hammond: Alice Rawlings
Lucy Hammond: June Vincent
Livvy Underhill: Patricia Donahue
Bob Foley: David Macklin
Harry Foley: William Schallert

: 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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