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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Marla Landi, Brian Cant
In the story chair, Richard Baker

This week Richard Baker is the story-teller today and on Wednesday and Friday-not quite the same serious man who usually reads the news, but a more informal Richard Baker telling some stories which he has already tried out with his own children who watch Play School at home.
When Marla's car breaks down on Tuesday, Brian dresses up as a garage mechanic and tries to help her, and on the same day there is a picture story about Little Pete and a car.
Today's story is called 'The Three Lazy Sons'
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Richard Baker

: Outlook for Monday: Middle Age: 1: What Is It?

Five programmes on the problems of the mid-life period.

Unlike adolescence or old age, middle age is hard to pin down. Is there any pattern at all in the kind of problems people encounter then?
The opinions of: Dr. D.B. Bromley, Dr. Alex Comfort, Professor Elliott Jaques, Dr. Andrew Crowcroft, Dan Jacobson, A Consultant Psychiatrist.
(Shown yesterday on BBC-1)
See page 16


Speaker: Dr. D.B. Bromley
Speaker: Dr. Alex Comfort
Speaker: Professor Elliott Jaques
Speaker: Dr. Andrew Crowcroft
Speaker: Dan Jacobson
Speaker: A Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Director: Sally Davis
Producer: Roger Owen

: News Summary

: Before the Fringe

Highlights of famous revues.
Introduced by Alan Melville.
Starring this week: Marcia Ashton, Hermione Baddeley, Douglas Byng, Patrick Cargill, Neil Fitzwilliam, Josephine Gordon, Barrie Gosney, John Hewer, Brian Hunt, Peter Reeves, Joan Sims, Ronnie Stevens, Barbara Windsor, Aubrey Woods


Presenter/Written, composed, or devised by: Alan Melville
Written, composed, or devised by: Ronnie Cass
Written, composed, or devised by: Herbert Farjeon
Written, composed, or devised by: Ray Galton
Written, composed, or devised by/compiled by: Peter Myers
Written, composed, or devised by: Cole Porter
Written, composed, or devised by: Alan Simpson
Written, composed, or devised by: Charles Zwar
Music arranged and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Theme music composed by: Malcolm Lockyer
Designer: Denis Gordon-Orr
Producer: Robin Nash
Performer: Marcia Ashton
Performer: Hermione Baddeley
Performer: Douglas Byng
Performer: Patrick Cargill
Performer: Neil Fitzwilliam
Performer: Josephine Gordon
Performer: Barrie Gosney
Performer: John Hewer
Performer: Brian Hunt
Performer: Peter Reeves
Performer: Joan Sims
Performer: Ronnie Stevens
Performer: Barbara Windsor
Performer: Aubrey Woods

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Timekeepers

by Derrick Sherwin
[Starring] Moray Watson, Bernard Horsfall as The Timekeepers
and Lyndon Brook as Simon
with Eileen Colgan as The Sister, Anna Perry as Nurse Susan Lloyd, Derrick Sherwin as The Anaesthetist, Roger Ostime as The Doctor, Geraldine Moffatt as


Writer: Derrick Sherwin
Designer: Colin Pigott
Producer: George Spenton-Foster
Director: Michael Hart
The Timekeepers: Moray Watson
The Timekeepers: Bernard Horsfall
Simon: Lyndon Brook
The Sister: Eileen Colgan
Nurse Susan Lloyd: Anna Perry
The Anaesthetist: Derrick Sherwin
The Doctor: Roger Ostime
Sarah: Geraldine Moffatt

: The Impresarios: 4: Peter Hall

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

The man who runs the Royal Shakespeare Company, 140 actors, two theatres, a touring unit, a film company in the making... one of the most powerful theatre groups in the world.
See page 23


Subject: Peter Hall
Produced and directed by: Melvyn Bragg

: Children Talking: Village Life in Fife

What do children in the more remote Scottish villages do with their spare time? How do they look to the future?
Harold Williamson looks for the answers in the villages of Falkland and Kingskettle.
"There's not much to do, we have to play our make up games"
"I'd rather live in a village - there's lot of clean air around"
From the North


Interviewer: Harold Williamson
Producer: Michael Barton

: The Virginian: Long Way Home

A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian.

A wayward cowboy tries to reform and win back the affection of his wife and son, but it is easier said than done.


The Virginian: James Drury
John Grainger: Charles Bickford
Trampas: Doug McClure
Boyer: Pernell Roberts
Jessica: Jan Shepard
Jim: Michael Burns
Simpson: Noah Beery

: Late Night Line-Up

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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