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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.

It's Play School for the thousandth time today. The toys have been here since the first time; today they play a game of hide and seek and Big Teddy gets a new spotted waistcoat. The story is an old favourite, "Harry the Dirty Dog" by Gene Zion, with pictures by Margaret Bloy Graham. Sardines, cake-making, and a beetle who liked peanuts: these are some of the things that the other stories are about this week.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Colin Jeavons
Author (Harry the Dirty Dog): Gene Zion
Illustrator (Harry the Dirty Dog): Margaret Bloy Graham

: Expecting a Baby: Programme 6: A Caesarean Birth

What this involves for surgeon, mother, and baby.
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 from the "Beachcomber" column of the Daily Express.

Starring Spike Milligan
and featuring George Benson, Clive Dunn, Patricia Hayes, Julian Orchard, Sheila Steafel, Leon Thau, Frank Thornton
"The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen" read by Michael Redgrave.
Also appearing this week: Cardew Robinson, Nadja Regin, Ronnie Brody, Lionel Wheeler
See page 19


Author: Beachcomber [J.B. Morton]
Adapted by: Barry Took
Additional material: Ken Hoare
Music: Dennis Wilson
Design: Martin Collins
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]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Cardew Robinson
[Actress]: Nadja Regin
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: Lionel Wheeler

: Breakaway: Air to Ground

A time of change
A severing of roots
A readjustment

In increasing numbers, serving officers are facing redundancy or severely limited opportunities of promotion. John Lomas decided to leave the R.A.F. while he still had the chance to start a completely new life.


Subject: John Lomas
Director: Michael Blakstad
Executive Producer: Brian Lewis

: Titipu

A highly coloured version of The Mikado by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
Adapted for television by Alan Melville.

Starring Harry Worth as Ko-Ko
with Richard Wattis as Pooh-Bah, Hattie Jacques as Katisha
and guest star, Cyril Ritchard as The Mikado
featuring Mary Millar as Yum-Yum, Valentine Palmer as Nanki-Poo, Julian Orchard as The Lord Chamberlain, Patricia Bredin as Pitti-Sing, Geraldene Morrow as Peep-Bo, John Inman as the Gatekeeper



Libretto: W.S. Gilbert
Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Adapted for television by: Alan Melville
Choreography: Irving Davies
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Musical director: Harry Rabinowitz
Chorus-Master: Fred Tomlinson
Costumes designed by: Mary Woods
Make-up: Toni Chapman
Designer: Mel Cornish
Producer: David Croft
Ko-Ko: Harry Worth
Pooh-Bah: Richard Wattis
Katisha: Hattie Jacques
The Mikado: Cyril Ritchard
Yum-Yum: Mary Millar
Nanki-Poo: Valentine Palmer
The Lord Chamberlain: Julian Orchard
Pitti-Sing: Patricia Bredin
Peep-Bo: Geraldene Morrow
The Gatekeeper: John Inman

: International Cabaret

from "The Talk of the Town" in the heart of London.

Kenneth Williams introduces
Tonight's star from Switzerland, Daniel Remy
from America, Marian Montgomery
Ravic and Babs
from Israel, The High Windows



Presenter/Scripwriter: Kenneth Williams
Ventriloquist: Daniel Remy
Singer: Marian Montgomery
Skaters: Ravic and Babs
Singers: The High Windows
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 more we see of you, the less we like you" (Hilaire Belloc)



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

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