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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, George Browne.

Matchboxes and silver paper are some of the materials Miranda uses to make a river scene today. On Thursday the pen-men Skitter, Hope, and Camberley help to draw a picture story, and you can look at some of the pictures that have been sent in to Play School. Not every picture can be fitted on the picture board, but each one that arrives is carefully looked at and admired. The visiting storyteller is George Browne who tells two Brer Rabbit stories from his own West Indian childhood.
Today's story is called "Mrs. Goose's Washing Day"

(to 11.20)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: John White
Storyteller: George Browne

: Expecting a Baby: Programme 8: Babies in Special Care

Babies born prematurely need the expert attention of a hospital special care unit.
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. (Colour)


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: Arthur Mullard, Nadja Regin, Ronnie Brody, Lionel Wheeler


Author: Beachcomber [J.B. Morton]
Adapted by: Barry Took
Additional material: Ken Hoare
Music: Dennis Wilson
Design: Chris Pemsel
Producer: John Howard Davies
Dr. Strabismus: Spike Milligan
Reader, "The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen": Michael Redgrave
[Actor]: George Benson
[Actor]: Clive Dunn
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
[Actress]: Sheila Steafel
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Arthur Mullard
[Actor]: Nadja Regin
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: Lionel Wheeler

: Jerusalem the Golden

A portrait of a reunited city.
For three great religions, a sacred city. For 3,000 years, a city of bloodshed and conquest.
Is Jerusalem now one city in any terms other than those of military conquest? Will the Israelis and the Arabs ever learn to live here in peace?
Written and produced by Edward Mirzoeff.
See page 20


Narrator: Derek Hart
Programme adviser: Michael Elkins
Film cameraman: Dick Bush
Film editor: Edward Roberts
Writer/producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Theatre 625: To the Frontier

by Giles Cooper.

See page 19


Writer: Giles Cooper
Music: Humphrey Searle
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Donald McWhinnie
John Pain: David Savile
Captain Carr: Ronald Hines
Sergeant Wallace: Patrick Tull
Finn: Michael David
Charlotte: Kate Coleridge
Guard: John Tordoff
Tania: Nike Arrighi
Irina: Edina Ronay

: International Cabaret

from The Talk of the Town in the heart of London.
Kenneth Williams introduces
Tonight's star, Frankie Vaughan
from Switzerland, The Great Coray
from Greece, Trio Athenee
from Switzerland, Ann and Roman Bait



Presenter/special material: Kenneth Williams
Singer: Frankie Vaughan
Performer: The Great Coray
Singers: Trio Athenee
Singers: Ann and Roman Bait
The Cabaret Orchestra under the direction of: Alyn Ainsworth
Special material: John Law
Design: Andrew Dimond
Production: 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.

"There is no harm in looking" (Surtees)



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

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