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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
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.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Myrtle Richardson
Author (The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle): Beatrix Potter

: Children Thinking: 1: Discovering the World

A series of four programmes.
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 what's 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.


Presenter: Joan Bliss
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: 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 Neil Shand 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


Author: Beachcomber [J.B. Morton]
Adapted by: Neil Shand
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

: Summer 67: 3: Marshwood Vale in June

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

(from the South and West)


Presenter: Ted Walker
Director/Producer: Michael Croucher
Director: Bill Salisbury

: 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

: 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 and Sheridan Morley.
"Cheer up, the worst is yet to come" (Philander Chase Johnson)



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

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