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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home
Presenters this week Marla Landi, Terence Holland
In the story chair, Norman Mitchell
Marla makes a bird out of paper and cardboard today. On Wednesday, Pets Day, "Play School" visits a real school where children keep their own animals. On Friday the science experiment is about blowing bubbles and on the same day Norman Mitchell, the visiting story-teller, tells the old Russian fable "Slipper, Straw, and Bubble".
Today's story is "Grotty the Robot" by Catherine Gavin


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Terence Holland
Storyteller: Norman Mitchell
Author of story: Catherine Gavin


PROGRAMME 5: The Birth
A film showing a normal delivery of a first baby in hospital.
Commentary spoken by Joan Bakewell and a Consultant Obstetrician
Shown yesterday on BBC-1


Spoken By: Joan Bakewell
Produced By: Eurfron Gwynne


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


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


SPIKE MILLIGAN and featuring
George Benson , Clive Dunn
Patricia Hayes , Julian Orchard
Sheila Steafel , Frank Thornton
Leon Thau

The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen read by MICHAEL REDGRAVE

Also appearing this week:
Margaret Nolan , Ronnie Brody Lionel Wheeler
Adapted by BARRY Took from the Beachcomber column of the Daily Express
Additional material by Ken Hoar * Music by DENNIS WILSON
Design by Michael Young
† Produced by DUNCAN WOOD


Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: George Benson
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Julian Orchard
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Frank Thornton
Unknown: Leon Thau
Read By: Michael Redgrave
Unknown: Margaret Nolan
Unknown: Ronnie Brody
Unknown: Lionel Wheeler
Adapted By: Barry Took
Unknown: Ken Hoar
Music By: Dennis Wilson
Produced By: Duncan Wood


A time of change
A severing of roots
A readjustment
To go from sophisticated Chelsea to the isolation of the Outer Hebrides is the greatest step that one can take in the British Isles. At an age when most men have settled down, Tony Fenton decided to do just that.
Directed by Colin THOMPSON
Executive producer, BRIAN LEWIS


Unknown: Tony Fenton
Directed By: Colin Thompson
Producer: Brian Lewis


Animal Farm
A cartoon film based on GEORGE ORWELL 'S famous political fable
Production and direction by John Halas and Joy Batchelor
Presented by Louis de Rochemont
Voice of all the animals, Maurice Denham
Narrator, Gordon Heath
' All animals are equal, only some are more equal than others.'


Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: John Halas
Unknown: Joy Batchelor
Presented By: Louis De Rochemont
Narrator: Maurice Denham
Narrator: Gordon Heath


from The Talk of the Town in the heart of London
Kenneth Williams introduces
Tonight's star, MATT MONRO from Italy, TOPO GIGIO assisted by Joe Mena from Finland, VIOLA TALVI and JACKIE FARM
The Cabaret Orchestra under the direction of ALYN Ainsworth
Special material by JOHN LAW and KENNETH Williams
Design, Andrew Dimond
Production, JOHN STREET


Introduces: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Matt Monro
Assisted By: Joe Mena
Design: Andrew Dimond


A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean , Joan Bakewell
Tony Bilbow , Brian King
Sheridan Morley
The world gets better every day-then worse again in the evening


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

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