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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story is called "A Picture for Harold's Room" by Crockett Johnson.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (A Picture for Harold's Room): Crockett Johnson

: Car-Wise: 2: The Cooling System Batteries

Ten programmes on car maintenance and the overhaul of an engine with Barry Bucknell and Doug Mitchell.
from the South and West
Shown on Sunday on BBC-1


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Presenter: Doug Mitchell
Producer: John Dobson

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News.


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Standing by for Santa Claus

by Xenia Field.
Adapted for television by Charlotte and Denis Plimmer.
[Starring] Dennis Alaba Peters as Joe Dibba, Harry Fowler as Gordon Jones,
Michael Gough as Ted Warner, Roddy McMillan as Dr. Bradley Ross, John Moore as
Paul Spender, Derek Murcott as Dr. Alan Steiner, Michael Standing as Les Phillips,
Tim Wylton as Ron Henderson, James Appleby as Jim
Tim Wylton is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company

A dramatic reconstruction of a session conducted by a prison psychiatrist with several hard-core prisoners including a child-murderer. a safe-cracker, and a con-man. (Colour)


Author: Xenia Field
Adapter: Charlotte Plimmer
Adapter: Denis Plimmer
Design: James Weatherup
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Michael Hart
Joe Dibba: Dennis Alaba Peters
Gordon Jones: Harry Fowler
Ted Warner: Michael Gough
Dr. Bradley Ross: Roddy McMillan
Paul Spender: John Moore
Dr. Alan Steiner: Derek Murcott
Les Phillips: Michael Standing
Ron Henderson: Tim Wylton
Jim: James Appleby

: Europa

A look at the world through European eyes.
Introduced by Derek Hart with the help of the cameras of the European television networks.


Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: Frank Smith

: The Choice Is Yours

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Party with David Steel, M.P. and John Pardoe, M.P.

(Also on BBC-1)


Speaker: David Steel
Speaker: John Pardoe

: The Hollywood Musical: The Harvey Girls

A selection of musical milestones.
Tonight: the 1946 production The Harvey Girls
Starring Judy Garland
with John Hodiak, Ray Bolger, Angela Lansbury

A famous chain of eating houses and their attractive waitresses moves West, but they are far from welcome to the crooked proprietors of the town's biggest saloon.


Screenplay: Edmund Beloin
Screenplay: Nathaniel Curtis
Screenplay: Harry Crane
Screenplay: James O'Hanlen
Screenplay: Samson Raphaelson
From the book by: Samuel Hopkins Adams
Words and music: Johnny Mercer
Words and music: Harry Warren
Producer: Arthur Freed
Director: George Sidney
Susan Bradley: Judy Garland
Ned Trent: John Hodiak
Chris Maule: Ray Bolger
Em: Angela Lansbury
Judge Sam Purvis: Preston Foster
Alma: Virginia O'Brien
Terry O'Halloran: Kenny Baker
Senora Cassidy: Marjorie Main
H.H. Hartsey: Chill Wills
Deborah: Cyd Charisse

: Ben-Gurion of Israel

Dawid Ben-Gurion talks to Malcolm Muggeridge
'I am not a Zionist. I am not a Socialist. I am a Jew who wants to live in a world where there is peace among all notions and where there is no exploitation, but mutual help among human beings'.

Exactly twenty years age, in the City Museum of Tel Aviv, David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the State of Israel. More than any other man, he was the author of the new Jewish State. Three times Prime Minister of Israel, he guided the country through its early years and twice led it in war to victory.
Now at the age of eighty-one Ben-Gurion has retired to the desert kibbutz of Sde Boker - back to the land on which he first came to work as an agricultural labourer sixty-two years ago. Tonight he talks about his past, about the history of Israel, and about his aspirations for the future.

Mr. Muggeridge writes:
'The austerity of Ben-Gurion's present way of life appeals to me greatly; I admire those who put aside the trappings of power when they no longer exercise it. His household is rigorously simple; he takes his meals in the communal dining-room with the other members of the kibbutz; apart from his beloved books and papers his possessions would sell for a few pounds. Nor is it by chance that he has chosen this particular place for his retirement; from the beginning he has thought of a Jewish national home or state in terms of work and land - something which finds its supreme realisation in the reclamation of the desert, making it in the words of Isaiah, "rejoice and blossom as the rose"'.


Interviewee: David Ben-Gurion
Interviewer: Malcolm Muggeridge
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: 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.
It is the transmission of feeling (Tolstoy)


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

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