A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week Marla Landi, Johnny Ball
In the story chair, H. E. Todd who tells his own story 'The Magic Dustbin'
Today is Whit Monday, and the toys go to the fair with Maria and Johnny. On Tuesday Play School goes out, this time to mess about in boats on the river. Through the windows on Thursday Marla shows us what it's like to go for a ride through the streets of Rome, and on Friday some of the many pictures that have been sent to Play School are on the picture board.
Programmes for parents of secondary school children.
A child's success at school depends on the support and encouragement he gets from his parents. How easy is it for parents to talk to teachers?
Introduced by John Norman.
(from the South and West)
(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.
Starring Marty Feldman
co-starring John Junkin, Tim Brooke-Taylor
with Roland MacLeod
The hundred years around the turn of the sixteenth-seventeenth century saw the brilliant beginnings of modern India.
Robert Erskine traces the story of Mughal India from the ascetic benevolence of Akbar the Great to the sumptuous and criminal extravagance of the Emperor Shah Jehan which culminated in the building of the Taj Mahal.
by William Shakespeare
Lynn Farleigh as Helena
This play used to be regarded as one of Shakespeare's ' problem' works. But this production by the Royal Shakespeare Company is changing all that. It received extremely good reviews both at Stratford and London's Aldwych Theatre. And when the company took it to Moscow, Helsinki and Paris they received standing ovations. The central character of All's Well That Ends Well is Helena, an orphan at the French Court who Is in love with Bertram, Count of Rousillon. He has no time for her - but Helena is a very determined girl.
Royal Shakespeare Company
in All's Well That Ends Well
by William Shakespeare
Adapted for television by John Barton
For the Royal Shakespeare Company: Music composed by Derek Oldfield Settings and costumes by Timothy O'Brien Costumes in collaboration with Tazeena Firth Directed by John Barton For the BBC : Make up Janet Musgrovo Sound. Gordon Mackle Lighting. Robert Wright Designer. Susan Spence Producer, Ronald Travers Directed by Claude Whatham
Cast In order of appearance:
The Countess of Rousillon.. CATHERINE LACEY Bertram, her son IAN RICHARDSON The Lord Lafeu...............BREWSTER MASON Helena, the Countess's ward...LYNN FARLEIGH
Captain Parolles, a follower of Bertram CLIVE SWIFT
Servant to Bertram ALTON KUMALO King of France SEBASTIAN SHAW
Gentlemen, attendant upon the King WILLIAM EEDLE, PETER ROCCA. TOM GEORGESON
Rinaldo, steward to the Countess HECTOR ROSS lavache, a clown.....................IAN HOGG First suitor COLIN McCORMACK Second suitor..............MATTHEW ROBERTON Third suitor JAMES VALLON Fourth suitor..................... DALLAS ADAMS Lord Dumain, the elder DANIEL MOYNIHAN Lord Dumain, the younger PHILIP HINTON The Duke of Florence......... DAVID ASHFORD Morgan, a soldier DAVID BAILIE Widow ELIZABETH SPRIGGS Mariana, her neighbour.........NATALIE KENT Diana, her daughter CAROLINE HUNT Second soldier DON HENDERSON
Attendants and soldiers: Don Henderson. Oscar James, David Kincald. Gerald McNally
Musicians: Gordon Bennett. Gareth Richards, Robin Weatherall, Robert Pritchard. Edward Watsoe
A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King, Sheridan Morley.
"We have so much of the thing" (Matthew Arnold)