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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Valerie Pitts, Brian Cant
Today's story is told by The Paper Bag Players and is called "Shoes"

(The Paper Bag Players, live dancers from America on their first visit to this country, tell the story today and on Friday. Their costumes and scenery are made entirely from cardboard boxes and paper bags.)
(On Thursday Brian reads Michael Foreman's picture-book "The Two Giants" and Valerie makes a picture out of different wrapping papers. A real donkey and its cart visit Play School on Tuesday to give the toys a ride.)
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Brian Cant
Dancers/Storytellers: The Paper Bag Players

: Expecting a Baby: Programme 4: Preparing for the Birth

Breathing and relaxation exercises; care of the body during pregnancy; what to provide for a home confinement - and, not least, preparing the father, too!
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.
See page 21


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

: Aida

See below and page 19
At the time of going to press the timings of the intervals are expected to be approximately 8.45, 10.0, and 11.0.
During the last interval there will be a special edition of Newsroom

followed by
Late Night Line-Up
A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow Brian King, Sheridan Morley.
"'Pathetic', he said. That's what it is. Pathetic'." (A.A. Milne)


Presenter (Late Night Line-Up): Michael Dean
Presenter (Late Night Line-Up): Joan Bakewell
Presenter (Late Night Line-Up): Tony Bilbow
Presenter (Late Night Line-Up): Brian King
Presenter (Late Night Line-Up): Sheridan Morley

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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