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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.

(to 11.20)


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Colin Jeavons
Author (What Anna Saw): Inger Sandberg
Author (What Anna Saw): Lasse Sandberg

: Children Thinking: 2: The Moon Follows Me

A series of four programmes.

How does a young child begin to think about the world that is all around him?
Presented by Joan Bliss, Institut des Sciences de l'Education, Geneva.


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. (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 Neil Shand from the "Beachcomber" column of the Daily Express.
Starring Spike Milligan
with Hattie Jacques
and featuring George Benson, Clive Dunn, Julian Orchard, Leon Thau, Frank Thornton
and with Betty Marsden
Also appearing this week, Christine Pryor, Kathja Wyeth


Author: Beachcomber [J.B. Morton]
Adapted by: Neil Shand
Additional material: Ken Hoare
Music: Dennis Wilson
Design: Jack Robinson
Producer: John Howard Davies
Dr. Strabismus: Spike Milligan
[Actress]: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: George Benson
[Actor]: Clive Dunn
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actress]: Betty Marsden
[Actress]: Christine Pryor
[Actress]: Kathja Wyeth

: Summer 67: 4: A Cathedral and its City in July

A documentary series that looks at our changing attitudes to the countryside.
With John le Carre.

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.

(from the South and West)


Presenter: John Le Carre
Director/Producer: Michael Croucher
Director: Bill Salisbury

: 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 Roye
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
R.A.F. 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

: 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.
"I must have 2" (Lewis Carroll)


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

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