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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Marla Landi, Gordon Clyde

Although it may be cold outside, there are places indoors in parks and gardens where it is as warm as a summer's day, so that plants from other warmer lands may live through the cold winter.
'Mac' MacDonald of Kew Gardens will tell two stories this week about some of these interesting plants he looks after.
His story today is called "The plant that couldn't stop growing"
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Gordon Clyde
Storyteller: 'Mac' MacDonald

: Expecting a Baby: Programme 2: Booking In

Proper ante-natal care can make a big difference at the time of delivery, so it is important to register early at the local clinic.
Introduced by Joan Bakewell.
Shown yesterday on BBC-1


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson and Peter Woods
with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Tom Mangold, Brian Saxton, David Tindall, Richard Whitmore and the correspondents. at home and abroad, of BBC News.


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods
Reporter: Martin Bell
Reporter: Michael Blakey
Reporter: Michael Clayton
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Brian Saxton
Reporter: David Tindall
Reporter: Richard Whitmore

: The World of Beachcomber

Adapted from the "Beachcomber" column of the Daily Express by Barry Took and John Junkin.
"The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen" read by Michael Redgrave.
Starring Spike Milligan
and featuring George Benson, Clive Dunn, Patricia Hayes, Julian Orchard, Sheila Steafel, Frank Thornton, Leon Thau
Also appearing this week: Arthur Mullard, Stanley Unwin, Gerald Campion, Denys Palmer, Lionel Wheeler
See page 19


Author: Beachcomber [J.B. Morton]
Adapted by: Barry Took
Adapted by: John Junkin
Additional material: Ken Hoare
Music: Dennis Wilson
Design: Michael Young
Producer: Duncan Wood
Dr. Strabismus: Spike Milligan
Reader: Michael Redgrave
[Actor]: George Benson
[Actor]: Clive Dunn
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
[Actress]: Sheila Steafel
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Arthur Mullard
[Actor]: Stanley Unwin
[Actor]: Gerald Campion
[Actor]: Denys Palmer
[Actor]: Lionel Wheeler

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Dad's Army at 50 - You Have Been Watching... 30 July 2018
Dad's Army at 50 - You Have Been Watching... 30 July 2018
The Sunday Post: Spike Milligan 15 January 2017

: Breakaway: Kibbutzniks

A time of change - A severing of roots - A readjustment

Gary and Pamela Sax are Jewish. They are emigrating with their two young children to Israel. A kibbutz's not at all like North London. Why are they going?


Subject: Gary Sax
Subject: Pamela Sax
Director: Michael Rabiger
Executive Producer: Brian Lewis

: Theatre 625: Albinos in Black

A comedy of Welsh errors by Alun Richards.
with Gwen Ffrangcon Davies as Acsa Beddgelert Williams, Gerald James as Joshua, her son a scoundrel, Meg Wynn Owen as Olwen, his wife, a Joan of Arc reclaimed, Emrys Jones as Heulog Wynne-Jones, M.A., a Welsh academic and a weakling
Gerald James is a National Theatre player


Writer: Alun Richards
Musical associate: John McCarthy
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: James Cellan Jones
Acsa Beddgelert Williams: Gwen Ffrangcon Davies
Joshua, her son a scoundrel: Gerald James
Olwen, his wife, a Joan of Arc reclaimed: Meg Wynn Owen
Heulog Wynne-Jones, M.A., a Welsh academic and a weakling: Emrys Jones
Lena Ryan Joshua's mistress: Pauline Delany
Ifor Williams late of Toronto, a monoglot: Charles Williams
Ben Boats, a boatman: John Rees
The Hunting Miners, a glee party: The Ambrosian Singers
Secretary of the Miners: Roy Desmond
Mona, a barmaid: Sheila Irwin
Two Negro students: Willie Jonah
Two Negro students: Ilarrio Pedro

: International Cabaret

from The Talk of the Town in the heart of London.
Kenneth Williams introduces
Tonight's star, Vera Lynn
Winifred Atwell, Robby Royal, Flight Four



Presenter/special material: Kenneth Williams
Singer: Vera Lynn
Pianist: Winifred Atwell
Singer: Robby Royal
Performers: Flight Four
The Cabaret Orchestra under the direction of: Alyn Ainsworth
Special material: John Law
Design: Andrew Dimond
Production: John Street

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Vera Lynn 10 April 2016

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King, Sheridan Morley.
"Making night hideous" (Shakespeare)


Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Brian King
Presenter: Sheridan Morley

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