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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Julie Stevens, Colin Jeavons
Today's story is called "Three by Three" by James Kruss
Pictures by Eva Johanna Rubin

It's midsummer, and the songs and stories this week are mostly about the sunshine. This week's poem is about grasshoppers and through the window on Wednesday there are lots of other small creatures that live in the long grass. Richard Baker visits Play School again on Wednesday and Thursday to tell some more stories. On Friday, Science Day. Colin experiments with some magnets.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Colin Jeavons
Author (Three by Three): James Kruss
Pictures (Three by Three): Eva Johanna Rubin

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships: The First Round of the Men's Singles

Open Tennis comes to the famous Centre Court, and BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you an uninterrupted view of the pick of the matches.

At 2 p.m. in the opening match of this the greatest championship in Lawn Tennis, John Newcombe begins the defence of his title against the world's best players.
News, Results, Comment from David Coleman. (Colour)


Tennis player: John Newcombe
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Bill Knight
Commentator: Keith Fordyce
Presenter: David Coleman
Television presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television presentation: Richard Tilling
Television presentation: Brian Johnson
Television presentation: Bob Duncan
Television presentation: Ian Smith
Producer: A. P. Wilkinson

: School and Home: 5: Thinking about the Future

Programmes for parents of secondary school children.

What part can parents play in helping their children in their choice of courses at school and the work they do in life?
Introduced by John Norman.
From the South and West
(Shown on Sunday on BBC-1)


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

: 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

: The Seekers Down Under

A musical tour of Australia with the famous singing group - Judith Durham, Bruce Woodley, Keith Potger, Athol Guy.
Last year The Seekers returned to their native country to a tumultuous welcome which culminated in an appearance at Melbourne's vast concert arena and, of course, a performance of their Golden Disc song 'Georgy Girl'.


Singer: Judith Durham
Singer/Musician: Bruce Woodley
Singer/Musician: Keith Potger
Singer/Musician: Athol Guy
Conceived by/Producer: Norman Spencer
Director: Mike Brayshaw

: The Cool of the Evening

in which The Johnny Scott Quintet play Carnival; M.V.4; Eleanor; Donna Lee; It's For You.


Musicians: The Johnny Scott Quintet

: Theatre 625: To See How Far It Is: 1: Murphy's Law

by Alan Plater
With Norman Rodway as Murphy, Nigel Davenport as Donkin
(Norman Rodway is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)

"...the best thing that Mr. Plater has done. He really gives the grain of a certain lonely and desperate slice of provincial life" (The Guardian)

In the first of this trilogy we meet Murphy, who, in his own words, is a 'humble pen-pusher in a cardboard-box factory.' Murphy is a born victim, a pathetic, yet infuriating figure who tries to liven up his life by joining tape-recording clubs, film societies, and wine-making classes. Norman Rodway's performance as Murphy was highly praised by all the critics.
(Next week: The Curse of the Donkins)


Writer: Alan Plater
Music: Norman Kay
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Roderick Graham Murphy: Norman Rodway
Donkin: Nigel Davenport
James: Ronald Hines
Norah: Rhoda Lewis
Turner: Donald Gee
Stephens: Philip Bond
Doris: Heather Stoney
Mellish: John Bryans
Featherstone: Arthur Cox
Jennings: Malcolm Hayes
Miss Hopkirk: Dorothy Edwards
Sandra: Janie Booth
Julia: Christina Greatrex
Tunnicliffe: Arnold Ridley
Bill Michael: Graham Cox
Adrian: Robert Mill

: Match of the Day

Jack Kramer introduces recorded highlights of today's outstanding match at
The All England Lawn Tennis Championships, Wimbledon.


Presenter: Jack Kramer
Presented by: A.P. Wilkinson
Presented by: Brian Venner

: 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.


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

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