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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
(to 11.20)


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

: Expecting a Baby: 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)


Narrator: Joan Bakewell
Narrator: A Consultant Obstetrician [name uncredited]
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 from the Beachcomber column of the Daily Express.
Starring 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



Author: Beachcomber [J.B. Morton]
Adapted by: Barry Took
Additional material: Ken Hoare
Music: Dennis Wilson
Design: Michael Young
Producer: Duncan Wood
Dr. Strabismus: Spike Milligan
"The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen" read by: Michael Redgrave
[Actor]: George Benson
[Actor]: Clive Dunn
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
[Actress]: Sheila Steafel
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actress]: Margaret Nolan
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: Lionel Wheeler

: Breakaway: Tony Takes the Low Road

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.


Subject: Tony Fenton
Director: Colin Thompson
Executive Producer: Brian Lewis

: The World of George Orwell: Animal Farm

A cartoon film based on George Orwell's famous political fable.

"All animals are equal, only some are more equal than others."
See page 20


Author: George Orwell
Production and direction: John Halas
Production and direction: Joy Batchelor
Presented by: Louis De Rochemont
Voice of all the animals: Maurice Denham
Narrator: Gordon Heath

: International Cabaret

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 Melia
from Finland, Viola Talvi
and Jackie Farn



Presenter/Scriptwriter: Kenneth Williams
Singer: Matt Monro
Entertainer: Joe Melia
Singer: Viola Talvi
Singer: Jackie Farn
Musicians: The Cabaret Orchestra
Orchestra Director: Alyn Ainsworth
Scriptwriter: John Law
Designer: Andrew Dimond
Producer: John Street

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

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" (Kin Hubbard)



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

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