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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Carole Ward, Brian Cant

If you catch a leaf
So they say
As it falls from the tree
Glad will you be
For a year and a day.
This is part of the poem which begins Play School each day this week. Today Brian and Carole find a new book of stories on the Play School bookshelf, and during the week there are three visits to Ted Moult's farm to hear more true stories about life in the country.
Today's story is called 'The Kootenai Tribe'
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Outlook for Monday: Middle Age: 4: Health Hazards - Women

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

In this programme, the 'change of life' and some of its associated problems. Also a quick look at breast cancer and the right way to conduct a self-examination.

(Shown yesterday on BBC-1)


Director: Sally Davis
Producer: Roger Owen

: News Summary

: Three of a Kind

Starring Mike Yarwood, Lulu, Ray Fell
with Malcolm Clare, Audrey Bayley, Alix Kirsta, Frances Pidgeon, Christine Pockett


Script: Austin Steele
Script: Brad Ashton
Script: Barry Knowles
Script: Les Lilley
Script: Neil Shand
Musical arrangements: Alan Roper
Musical director: Harry Rabinowitz
Choreography: Malcolm Clare
Design: Martin Johnson
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Impressionist: Mike Yarwood
Singer: Lulu
Comedian/Singer: Ray Fell
Performer: Malcolm Clare
Performer: Audrey Bayley
Performer: Alix Kirsta
Performer: Frances Pidgeon
Performer: Christine Pockett

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Top Bunk

by Ted Smith
With Brian Coburn as Big Bill Bishop, Patrick Westwood as Bonkey Stone, John Moore as James Smithers, Douglas Blackwell as first Prison Officer, Anthony Hall as second Prison Officer

Two old lags who share the same cell have got prison life down to a fine art. They are upset when an outsider, a public school type and a first timer, is made to live with them, and bowled over when he reveals a sinister side to his nature, which makes him their natural leader, entitled to the position of prestige - the top bunk.


Writer: Ted Smith
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: George Spenton-Foster
Director: Brian Miller
Big Bill Bishop: Brian Coburn
Bonkey Stone: Patrick Westwood
James Smithers: John Moore
First Prison Officer: Douglas Blackwell
Second Prison Officer: Anthony Hall

: Professional Boxing

Direct from the National Sporting Club

Over twelve rounds
Ken Buchanan, Edinburgh v. Spike McCormack, Belfast
with supporting bouts

Tonight's main event is a final eliminator for the lightweight championship of Great Britain.


Boxer: Ken Buchanan
Boxer: Spike McCormack
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
TV Presentation: Bob Duncan

: The Virginian: Requiem for a Country Doctor

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

The Virginian races against the clock to extricate Stacy from the hangman's noose.


The Virginian: James Drury
Stacy Grainger: Don Quine
Lucy Marsh: Debbie Watson
Mrs. Marsh: Coleen Gray
Clara: Cloris Leachman
Mayor: Dick Foran
Sheriff: Ford Rainey
Josh Miller: Raymond Guth
Randall: Morgan Woodward

: 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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