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A programme for children at home
Useful Box Day
Presenters this week,
Valerie Pitts , Brian Cant
In the story chair, Myrtle Richardson who reads
' The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle ' by BEATRIX POTTER
One misty moisty morning
When cloudy was the weather
There I met an old man
Clothed all in leather
Clothed all in leather
With cap under his chin.
How do you do, and how do you do.
And how do you do again
That is the poem for this week.
Tomorrow Brian wears a hat just like that when he takes Valerie for a ride in an old car


Unknown: Valerie Pitts
Unknown: Myrtle Richardson
Unknown: Beatrix Potter


A series of four programmes
1: Discovering the World
Presented by Joan Bliss
Institut des Sciences de l'Education. Geneva
What goes on in the mind of a five-year-old? What are they thinking while they are busy painting pictures? What do children slowly understand about the world as they paint it?
What does it mean to a child to be told by his mother he's a naughty boy because he has told a lie or broken a cup? What sense does a child make of the thing he's forbidden to do? How do they learn not only whafs naughty but why something is naughty? How do children learn about right and wrong?
What do the rules in their games mean to a child of five-and what to a child of ten? Is it from games that children can see the need for rules in order to live together?
In this series the answers to these questions come from the children themselves. They talk while busy painting; they describe the games they play.


Presented By: Joan Bliss
Produced By: Edward Goldwyn


The World Tonight
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


George Benson , Clive Dunn
Patricia Hayes , Julian Orchard
Leon Thau , Frank Thornton
Adapted by NEIL SHAND from the Beachcomber column of the Daily Express
Additional material by Ken Hoare Music by DENNIS WILSON Design by Chris Pemsel
† Produced by John Howard DAVIES


Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: George Benson
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Julian Orchard
Unknown: Leon Thau
Unknown: Frank Thornton
Adapted By: Neil Shand
Unknown: Ken Hoare
Music By: Dennis Wilson
Produced By: John Howard Davies


A documentary series that looks at our changing attitudes to the countryside
3: Marshwood Vale in June with Ted Walker
A deep bowl surrounded by hills ... Traffic to the north, sea and holiday-makers to the south; but in the vale, peace ... A strange, remote place.
Produced by MICHAEl CROUCHER , from the South and West


Unknown: Ted Walker
Directed By: Michael Croucher
Unknown: Bill Salisbury
Produced By: Michael Croucher

: Theatre 625: Sword of Honour: Part 2: Officers and Gentlemen

by Evelyn Waugh
Adapted for television in three parts by Giles Cooper
Starring Edward Woodward as Guy Crouchback
and Vivian Pickles, James Villiers, Faith Brook, Sarah Lawson, Tim Preece, Freddie Jones, Geoffrey Chater, Paul Hardwick
The phoney war has now become a very real one. After the unfortunate, not to say disastrous, episode at the end of Part 1, Guy Crouchback has been sent back to England with 'a black mark'. He is found a job with Commando training on a remote Scottish island under his old chum and fellow ex-husband of Virginia, Tommy Blackhouse. He also meets up with Trimmer, who, booted out of the Halberdiers, is making a new name for himself in the Commandos. Trimmer, on leave in Glasgow, meets Virginia quite by chance and renews an old, if somewhat slight, acquaintanceship with her...
(Paul Hardwick is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Author: Evelyn Waugh
Adapted for television by: Giles Cooper
Designer: John Wood
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Donald McWhinnie
Guy Crouchback: Edward Woodward
Ian Kilbannock: James Villiers
Job: Erik Chitty
Bertie: Peter Marinker
Arthur Box-Bender: Anthony Roye
Tommy Blackhouse: Trader Faulkner
Ivor Claire: John Quentin
Adjutant: Brian Steele
Allbright: Dennis Chinnery
Whale: Peter Howell
Doctor: Roger Bradley
Graves: James Beck
Trimmer: Tim Preece
Chatty Corner: Barry Linehan
Virginia: Vivian Pickles
Barman: Robert Fyfe
Ludovic: Freddie Jones
McKay: Douglas Ditta
Glendenning-Rees: Sydney Bromley
Ritchie-Hook: Paul Hardwick
Kerstie: Sarah Lawson
Hound: Geoffrey Chater
Julia Stitch: Faith Brook
Submarine captain: John Flint
Mr. Crouchback: Donald Layne-Smith
Naval officer: Roger Mutton
Frank de Souza: Kenneth Fortescue
Tickeridge: Nicholas Hawtrey
Halberdier Shanks: Richard Hampton
General: Michael David
Smiley: Alex Farrell
Colour Sergeant: Clifford Cox


A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean , Joan Bakewell
Tony Bilbow , Brian King and Sheridan Morley
Cheer up, the worst is yet to come


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

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