A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Julie Stevens, Brian Cant
Today's story is called "The Little House" by Virginia Lee Burton
"The fair maid who, on the first of May,
Goes to the fields at the break of day,
And washes in dew from the hawthorn tree,
Will ever after handsome be."
That's Jemima's special poem for May Day. There are some more trees in Play School on Tuesday when Brian and Julie try to make an English country garden for Humpty Dumpty. On Thursday and Friday, Norman Mitchell returns as the story-teller to tell two new stories about the adventures of Mr. Bits and Pieces.
Author (The Little House):
Five programmes on outside interests for women at home.
Introduced by John Stockbridge.
Shown on Sunday on BBC-1
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)
Written by Marty Feldman and Barry Took. Starring Marty Feldman
co-starring John Junkin, Tim Brooke-Taylor
with Roland Macleod, Stephanie Heesom, Sunny Freeman, Vicky Richards, Valerie Shelton, Rosemarie Chalmers
See colour feature on centre pages
Marty Feldman [Actor]: John
Written by Robert Erskine.
From the deserted courtyards of Persepolis, the ritual city of Darius the Great, Robert Erskine tells the story of the Achaemenid dynasty.
More than 2,000 years ago it flowered suddenly from the high dusty table-land of south-western Persia, ruled with the power of its gold from north India to the Nile and the Black Sea to the Persian Gulf, and met a sudden mysterious death at the hands of Alexander the Great.
Produced and directed by:
by Max Marquis.
based on L'Affaire Calas by Stellio Lorenzi, Andre Castelot, Alain Decaux.
Starring Alan Badel, Leonard Rossiter, Rosalie Crutchley, John Paul
with Alex Scott, Cyril Shaps, Tom Criddle, Richard Caldicot, Hamilton Dyce
Tonight's play is a savage but true account of one man's struggle to right a terrible wrong. In eighteenth-century Toulouse, a Protestant, Jean Calas, was unjustly accused of murdering his son, condemned and atrociously tortured to death. Voltaire was so shocked by this dreadful story that for three bitter years, under constant threat to his own life, he unceasingly fought against a stifling conspiracy of silence. (Colour)
David de Beaudrigue, Capitoul (Magistrate) of Toulouse:
Moynier, his assistant:
Voltaire, poet, playwright, and philosopher:
Dr. Tronchin, his physician:
Mme Denis, his niece:
Wagniere, his secretary:
Maltre Chalier, a lawyer:
Lavaysse, naval cadet, Pierre's friend:
Jeannette, the family servant:
Mme Durand, a neighbour:
Bergerot, a neighbour:
Corse, a surgeon's assistant:
Saint-Florentin, Minister State:
Duke of Choiseul:
Laffiteau, leader of the White Penitents:
A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King, Sheridan Morley.
"I gazed - and gazed - but little thought
What wealth to me the show had brought" (Wordsworth)