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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Ann Morrish, Rick Jones
In the story chair, Diana Melly

A soup tureen that looks like a cabbage, an old bed in the kitchen, and a pin board with everything from pudding recipes to children's paintings are all part of Diana Melly's three new stories in Play School this week.
Today's story is called 'A Present from somewhere'
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Ann Morrish
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: Diana Melly

: Expecting a Baby: Programme 3: Ante-natal Care

In the later stages of pregnancy it is important to check the size and position of the baby so that possible complications can be forestalled.
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 by Barry Took and John Junkin from the Beachcomber column of the Daily Express.

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, Gerald Campion, Lionel Wheeler, Sandra Burville



Adapter: Barry Took
Adapter: John Junkin
The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen read by: Michael Redgrave
Additional material: Ken Hoare
Music: Dennis Wilson
Design: Martin Collins
Producer: Duncan Wood
Dr. Strabismus: Spike Milligan
[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]: Gerald Campion
[Actor]: Lionel Wheeler
[Actress]: Sandra Burville

: Breakaway: My Friends Think I'm Mad

A time of change
A severing of roots
A readjustment

Sixteen-year-old Martin May is an apprentice ladies' hairdresser. Fed up with taking orders from women and the eternal chatter about knitting and babies, he decides to join 'a man's world', the Junior Leaders Regiment of the Royal Armoured Corps.


Subject: Martin May
Director: Walter Storey
Executive Producer: Brian Lewis

: Theatre 625: The Swallow's Nest

by Robert Wales.
Adapted for television by Graham Woodford.
with Annette Crosbie, Mary Morris, Ursula Jeans
and Clare Austin

See page 19


Author: Robert Wales
Adapter: Graham Woodford
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Henric Hirsch
Sister Catherine: Annette Crosbie
Sister Leonora: Mary Morris
Mother Denis: Ursula Jeans
Sister Matthew: Clare Austin
Sister Veynard: Olive Gregg
Sister Gonzaga: Nancy Nevinson
Father Morris: Henry Vidon
Eileen: Sheila Whitmill
Girl: Andrea Brett
Girl: Paddy Kane
Girl: Lavinia Lang

: International Cabaret

from The Talk of the Town in the heart of London.
Kenneth Williams introduces
Tonight's star, Georgie Fame
from Australia, Trisha Noble
from Spain, The Del Reys
from Switzerland, The Duo Ream


Presenter/special material: Kenneth Williams
Singer: Georgie Fame
Singer: Trisha Noble
Performers: The Del Reys
Performers: The Duo Ream
Special material: John Law
The Cabaret Orchestra under the direction of: Alyn Ainsworth
Designer: Andrew Dimond
Producer: John Street

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King, Sheridan Morley.
If anyone anything lacks
He'll find it already in stacks,
If he'll only look in (W. S. Gilbert)


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

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