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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home
Presenters this week Marla Landi, Colin Jeavons
Today's story is called "What Anna Saw" by Inger and Lasse Sandberg
"There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile,
He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked style;
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse.
And they all lived together in a little crooked house."
Have you ever done any measuring? A crooked mile is one of the things Colin tries to measure on Friday. Today is April Fools' Day when people play tricks on each other. Marla and Colin watch out in case anything odd happens in "Play School". There are other tricks to watch later in the week when George Melly brings his own Punch and Judy show.


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Colin Jeavons
Author of story: Inger Sandberg
Author of story: Lasse Sandberg


A series of four programmes
2:The Moon Follows Me
How does a young child begin to think about the world that is all around him?
Presented by Joan Bliss
Institut des Sciences de I'Education, Geneva


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: Martin Bell
Unknown: Michael Blakey
Unknown: Michael Clayton
Unknown: Tom Mangold
Unknown: Brian Saxton
Unknown: David Tindall
Unknown: Richard Whitmore


George Benson
Clive Dunn
Julian Orchard
Leon Thau
Frank Thornton and with BETTY MARSDEN
Also appearing this week.
Christine Pryor
Kathja Wyeth
Adapted by NEIL SHAND from the Beachcomber column of the Daily Express
Additional material by Ken Hoare
Design by Jack Robinson


Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: George Benson
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: Julian Orchard
Unknown: Leon Thau
Unknown: Frank Thornton
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Christine Pryor
Unknown: Kathja Wyeth
Adapted By: Neil Shand
Unknown: Ken Hoare
Music By: Dennis Wilson
Unknown: Jack Robinson
Produced By: John Howard Davies


A documentary series that looks at our changing attitudes to the countryside
4:A Cathedral and its City in Julywith JOHN
A symbol of faith rising above the city of Wells, the cathedral is also a major tourist attraction
When I'm away and feeling sorry for myself this is the England I remember ... the quiet charity ... the slow music ... the military memory ... and the country dream, set in an English garden.
This is John le Carre talking about the cathedral city of Wells, in Somerset, in July. The author of The Spy Who Came In From the Cold has made his home just outside Wells, and found that he has moved into a traditional world. He himself is a ' 'modern' man, acutely sensitive to the attitudes of the twentieth century, and tonight's documentary is a reflection of the feelings of such a man looking at the past-its beauty and its social consequences.
Produced by MICHAEL CROUCHER from the South and West


Unknown: John Le Carre
Directed By: Michael Croucher
Produced By: Michael Croucher

: Theatre 625: Sword of Honour: Part 3: Unconditional Surrender

by Evelyn Waugh adapted for television in three parts by Giles Cooper
starring Edward Woodward as Guy Crouchback and Vivian Pickles, Freddie Jones, Sarah Lawson, James Villiers, Basil Dignam, Paul Hardwick, Kenneth Fortescue
At the end of last week's story, Guy's unit arrived in Crete at the moment when the British Forces were collapsing. In the ensuing chaos of retreat, he barely escaped with his life. This week - in the last story in the trilogy - a new personnel computer selects Guy for parachute training, and he soon finds himself fighting in Yugoslavia with the partisans...
(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
Cape: John Martin
Mr Crouchback: Donald Layne-Smith
Uncle Peregrine: Basil Dignam
Padheld: Edward Bishop
Tommy Blackhouse: Trader Faulkner
Ian Kilbannock: James Villiers
Arthur Box-Bender: Anthony Ron
Elderberry: Geoffrey Wincott
Everard Spruce: Noel Davis
Sir Ralph Brompton: Geoffrey Dunn
Coney: Sheila Conner
Ludovic: Freddie Jones
Kerslie: Sarah Lawson
Virginia: Vivian Pickles
Susie: Hugh Walters
RAF Sergeant: Patrick Conner
Oates: George Waring
Frank de Souza: Kenneth Fortescue
Gilpin: Malcolm Gerard
Fremantle: Nicholas Courtney
Hospital orderly: Peter Hutton
Cattermole: Denys Hawthorne
Priest: Rolf Lefebvre
Bakic: Maurice Podbrey
Madame Kanyi: Imogen Hassall
Sergeant: Will Stampe
Angela Box-Bender: Nicolette Bernard
Domenica Plessington: Caroline Hunt
Ritchie-Hook: Paul Hardwick
General Speit: Robert MacLeod


A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean , Joan Bakewell
Tony Bilbow , Brian King and Sheridan Morley
I must have 2 LEWIS CARROLL


Unknown: Michael Dean
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Tony Bilbow
Unknown: Brian King
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Lewis Carroll

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