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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Julie Stevens, John White
Today's story is called "The New House" by Hans Peterson
Illustrated by Ylva Kallstrom.

Today Julie makes a roadway from bits and pieces out of the Useful Box, and through the windows there is a bus in a garage being washed.
Tuesday's story is about a car that needed washing, and that's the day Play School goes outside. Julie and John are going for a drive along a motorway to where a new road is being built. On Thursday Julie blows bubbles and John makes a big picture out of circles.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: John White
Author (The New House): Hans Peterson
Illustrator (The New House): Ylva Kallstrom

: School and Home: 1: Starting Secondary School

Programmes for parents of secondary school children.

Next autumn many children will become members of a much larger community. What lies ahead for them and for their parents?
Introduced by John Norman.

(from the South and West)
(Shown on Sunday on BBC-1)


Presenter: John Norman
Director: George Inger
Producer: Eileen Motony

: 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.


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

Starring Marty Feldman
co-starring John Junkin, Tim Brooke-Taylor
with Roland MacLeod



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
Designer: Robert Berk
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Comedian: Marty Feldman
[Actor]: John Junkin
[Actor]: Tim Brooke-Taylor
[Actor]: Roland MacLeod

: The Glory That Remains: ...of Persia and India: 5: The Great Sophy

The age of magnificence in Persia came at the end of the sixteenth and the beginning of the seventeenth century with Shah Abbas the Great. His desire was to build the most beautiful city in the East-Isfahan; a city whose mosques, bridges, and gardens would dazzle even the visiting emissaries of the High Renaissance in Europe.
Robert Erskine shows how even today the order and elegance of Isfahan fulfil the dream of Shah Abbas, the Great Sophy.


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

: Theatre 625: The Life Class

by Malcolm Quantrill.
with Richard Cornish, Susan George, Edwin Richfield, Joe Melia

When Tom goes to art school he hopes to learn about life. But it seems that is not what the teachers are there for. They have other interests. Nevertheless, by the end of term he has learned a good deal about life... mostly from Angela, a fellow student. And she has learned one or two things from tutors, things which were not on the syllabus. (Colour)


Mrs. Bliss: Claire Davenport
Ben Truscott: Allan McClelland
Tom Blunt: Richard Cornish
Mrs. Blunt: Janet Burnell
Headmaster: Norman Wynne
Mr. Blunt: Peter Pratt
Angela Buck: Susan George
Mrs. Buck: Marion Mathie
Mr. Buck: Wilfrid Carter
Jerry Sebastian: Joe Melia
Brewer Smith: James Cairncross
John Gotobed: Edwin Richfield
First girl: Deborah Anthony
Second girl: Esta Charkham
Nurse: Jill Simcox
Writer: Malcolm Quantrill
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: John Tydeman

: 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.
"For to admire an' for to see" (Kipling)


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

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