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.
Author (What Anna Saw):
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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.
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)
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
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)
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)
Adapted for television by:
Sir Ralph Brompton:
Frank de Souza:
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)