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: Play School: Useful Box Day

"A sailor went to sea,
To see what he could see,
And all that he could see,
Was sea, sea, sea". (Anon.)

Ocean-going liners, fishing boats, and lighthouses, are all seen through the Play School windows this week. Today, things from the Useful Box are used to make Ships, and on Thursday John and Ann invent a sub-sea car for a game at the bottom of the sea.
Today's story is called "Henrietta" by Boris Drucker

(to 11.20)


Presenter: Ann Morrish
Presenter: John White
Author (Henrietta): Boris Drucker

: Expecting a Baby: Programme 10: Looking to the Future

A glimpse at the ways in which the remaining problems in obstetrics are being tackled.
Introduced by Joan Bakewell.
(Shown yesterday on BBC-1)


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Eurpron 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
with Hattie Jacques
and featuring George Benson, Clive Dunn, Patricia Hayes, Julian Orchard, Leon Thau, Frank Thornton
Also appearing this week: Ronnie Brody, Sandra Fehr, 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
[Actress]: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: George Benson
[Actor]: Clive Dunn
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actress]: Sandra Fehr
[Actor]: Lionel Wheeler

: Summer 67: 2 - The Forest in Early Summer

A documentary series that looks at our changing attitudes to the countryside.

with Sven Berlin

The New Forest is a romantic dream of our past, and a dustbin where trippers drop 1,000 tons of rubbish a year. It is a place of work, a producer of timber, the home of animals. It is an anachronism that the twentieth century has neither destroyed nor absorbed. (Colour)


Presenter: Sven Berlin
Director: Michael Croucher
Director: Bill Salisbury
Producer: Michael Crouches

: Theatre 625: Sword of Honour: Part 1: Men at Arms

by Evelyn Waugh.
Adapted for television in three parts by Giles Cooper.
Starring Edward Woodward as Guy Crouchback
and Ronald Fraser, Vivian Pickles, Paul Hardwick, James Villiers
(Paul Hardwick is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
See page 20


Author: Evelyn Waugh
Adapted by: Giles Cooper
Designer: John Wood
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Donald McWhinnie
Tommy Blackhouse: Trader Faulkner
Virginia Troy: Vivian Pickles
Arthur Box-Bender: Anthony Roye
Elderberry: Geoffrey Wincott
Ian Kilbannock: James Villiers
Mr. Crouchback: Donald Layne-Smith
Tickeridge: Nicholas Hawtrey
Mrs. Tickeridge: Pam Ruddock
Trimmer: Tim Preece
Sarum-Smith: David Saville
Frank de Souza: Kenneth Fortescue
Apthorpe: Ronald Fraser
Leonard: Richard Kay
Colour Sergeant: Clifford Cox
Ritchie-Hook: Paul Hardwick
Tony Box-Bender: Mark Burns
Chatty Corner: Barry Linehan
Halberdier Crock: Jimmy Gardner
McKinney: Ian Ricketts
Ambrose Goodall: Keith Pyott
Halberdier Shanks: Richard Hampton
Doctor: Esmond Webb
Brigadier: Denis McCarthy

: International Cabaret

from The Talk of the Town in the heart of London.
Kenneth Williams introduces:
Tonight's star from America, Nancy Wilson
from France, Manitas de Plata and Group
from Hungary, Les Kuti
Robert Harbin


Presenter/Special material: Kenneth Williams
Singer: Nancy Wilson
Musicians: Manitas de Plata and Group
Musician: Les Kuti
Magician: Robert Harbin
The Cabaret Orchestra under the direction of: Alyn Ainsworth
Special material: John Law
Design: 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.
"Upon the platform, 'twixt eleven and twelve" (Shakespeare)


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

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