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: Play School: Useful Box Day

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.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (The Little House): Virginia Lee Burton

: Free Time: 2: Meeting Other People

Five programmes on outside interests for women at home.
Introduced by John Stockbridge.
Shown on Sunday on BBC-1


Presenter: John Stockbridge
Director: John Eidinow
Producer: Beryl Radley

: 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

: Marty

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


Writer: Marty Feldman
Writer: Barry Took
Additional material: John Cleese
Additional material: Graham Chapman
Additional material: Terry Jones
Additional material: Michael Palin
Additional material: Donald Webster
Additional material: Philip Jenkinson
Film editor: Ray Millichope
Designer: Robert Berk.
Designer: Roger Murray Leach
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Comedian: Marty Feldman [Actor]: John Junkin
[Actor]: Tim Brooke-Taylor
[Actor]: Roland MacLeod
[Actress]: Stephanie Heesom
[Actress]: Sunny Freeman
[Actress]: Vicky Richards
[Actress]: Valerie Shelton
[Actress]: Rosemarie Chalmers

: The Glory That Remains: ...of Persia and India: 1: The Sudden Empire

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.


Presenter/Writer: Robert Erskine
Produced and directed by: Adrian Malone

: Theatre 625: The Fanatics

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)


Writer: Max Marquis
Author: Stellio Lorenzi
Author: Andre Castelot
Author: Alain Decaux
Music: Norman Kay
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Rudolph Cartier
Jean Calas: John Paul
David de Beaudrigue, Capitoul (Magistrate) of Toulouse: Alan Badel
Moynier, his assistant: Cyril Shaps
Voltaire, poet, playwright, and philosopher: Leonard Rossiter
Dr. Tronchin, his physician: Bernard Hepton
Mme Denis, his niece: Vivienne Drummond
Wagniere, his secretary: Peter MacAnn
Maltre Chalier, a lawyer: Alex Scott
Mme. Calas: Rosalie Crutchley
Her sons: Louis: Brian Osborne
Her sons: Pierre: Paul Thompson
Lavaysse, naval cadet, Pierre's friend: Matthew Long
Jeannette, the family servant: Nan Marriott-Watson
Mme Durand, a neighbour: Pamela Cundell
Bergerot, a neighbour: Gordon Faith
Corse, a surgeon's assistant: Michael Mundell
Saint-Florentin, Minister State: Richard Caldicot
Duke of Choiseul: Tom Criddle
Laffiteau, leader of the White Penitents: Hamilton Dyce
Father Bourges: Edwin Finn
Assesseur: Robert James
Town Crier: Royston Tickner
Executioner: Milton Reid

: 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, Sheridan Morley.
"I gazed - and gazed - but little thought
What wealth to me the show had brought" (Wordsworth)


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

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