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: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Bertram Neyland
Today's story is called 'Watching the Banana Trees'
(to 11.25)


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

: Outlook for Tuesday: The Mind of the Scientist: 4: Darwin-the Evolutionary Principle

An imaginary conversation between Dr. Michael Hoskin, Cambridge University and Charles Darwin played by Peter Copley.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Interviewer/Script: Dr. Michael Hoskin
Producer: John Cain
Charles Darwin: Peter Copley

: News Summary

: Pheasants to Formosa

A film by Philip Wayre.
For the first time Swinhoe's Pheasants are taken from England back to their original home, the island of Formosa. They are being returned in an attempt to prevent the imminent extinction of this species in the wild.


Filmed by: Philip Wayre
Executive Producer: Brian Branston
Presented by: Ivan Lockett

: Take It or Leave It

A literary panel game with John Betjeman, Richard King, George Melly, Cyril Connolly.
Chairman, Alan Brien


Panellist: John Betjeman
Panellist: Richard King
Panellist: George Melly
Panellist: Cyril Connolly
Chairman: Alan Brien
Extracts read by: John Moffatt
Devised by: Brigid Brophy
Director: Julia Matheson
Producer: Julian Jebb

: Horizon

A review of the sciences introduced by Christopher Chataway.
Tonight's edition includes:

A Wee Dram of C14
A Scottish chemist has recently thought up an unusual application for Scotch whisky: as a measure of radioactive carbon 14 in the atmosphere - including that produced by thermonuclear bomb-testing.

One Over the Eighty
In two weeks' time it will be a criminal offence to have more than eighty milligrams of alcohol per hundred millilitres of blood while in charge of a motor car. What does this level mean? How will the scientific analyses be carried out?


Presenter: Christopher Chataway
Director: Karl Sabbagh
Editor: R.W. Reid

: River of Diamonds

Nobody knows where they really come from. Some say they are spillings from a rich diamond pipe out at sea. Others claim that the river has washed them from deposits far inland. But whatever the case, the Orange River is indisputably the River of Diamonds.
A Films of Africa presentation
(First shown on BBC-1)


Filmed by: Raymond Hancock
Director: Anthony Thomas

: The Big M: Part 5

A thriller in six parts by Lester Powell.
Starring Michael Bryant, Mitzi Rogers, Reginald Marsh
with Michael Wynne, Barry Linehan, Victor Brooks

Johnny is overpowered in his office and the tape-recording stolen. He regains consciousness to find Inspector Spain waiting to arrest him on suspicion of murdering Candy Hassett.

(Repeated on Friday at 8.5 p.m.)
See page 56


Writer: Lester Powell
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Produced and directed by: Alan Bromly
Johnny Treherne: Michael Bryant
Inspector Scott: Barry Linehan
China Berry: Stephen Bradley
Tancred: Reginald Marsh
Sergeant Probert: Christopher Wray
Inspector Spain: Victor Brooks
Stratton: Michael Wynne
Jack Berry: Bernard Martin
Motorist: Derek Martin
Verity Hassett: Mitzi Rogers

: Jazz Goes to College: The New Orleans All Stars

A series presenting the best in international jazz recorded in concert from Britain's foremost colleges and universities.

This week from The University of Leeds:
The New Orleans All Stars
featuring some of the veterans of early jazz days
Alvin Alcorn (trumpet), Darnell Howard (clarinet), James Archey (trombone), Alton Purnell (piano), Pops Foster (bass), Cie Frazier (drums)
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.


Trumpeter: Alvin Alcorn
Clarinetist: Darnell Howard
Trombonist: James Archey
Pianist: Alton Purnell
Bassist: Pops Foster
Drummer: Cie Frazier
Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Terry Henebery

: 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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