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: Play School: Science Day

In the story chair, Elisabeth Welch
Today's story is called "The Quacking Pillarbox" by Donald Bisset

(Next week's picturebooks: "Gennarino" by Nicola Simbari; "Farmer Barnes and Bluebell" by John A. Cunliffe; "Fidgit" by Dale Maxey; "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak)
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Elisabeth Welch
Author (The Quacking Pillarbox): Donald Bisset
Pianist: Jonathan Cohen
Graphics: Paul Birkbeck
Script: Anne Gobey
Producer: Molly Cox

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Almost Human: It's a Small Dog's World

How to live with animals and look after them.

Introduced by Di Fisher
with Stanley Dangerfield, Frank Manolson, Peter West

Once the Bulldog was a top British breed. Now miniature Pekes and Poodles are fast becoming favourites. What accounts for the popularity of tiny dogs? Small homes, or a social fad? How much smaller can breeders make them without any risk to their health?


Presenter: Di Fisher
Reporter: Stanley Dangerfield
Reporter: Frank Manolson
Reporter: Peter West
Research: Stanley Dangerfield
Research: Suzanne Baker
Associate Producer: Mary David
Producer: Brian Robins

: The Expert: Liars, Damn Liars

by John Gould.
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish and Victor Winding
Guest stars, John Carson, Peter Copley, Jack Smethurst

The actual causes of death and even the accurate timing of the death can be essential to a defence in a trial. Dr. Hardy is confronted with just such problems and is convinced that he can get any serious charge against his client thrown out of court. In a tense trial scene Hardy appears as the expert witness for the defence and finds himself opposed by his former professor.


Writer: John Gould
Series devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Series devised by: N.J. Crisp
Script Editor: Nick McCarty
Designer: Martin Johnson
Director: Ben Rea
Shaw: David Quilter
Jill: Lesley Nunnerley
Granger: Jack Smethurst
Mary: Sara Aimson
P.C. Perry: Kenneth Shanley
Det. Chief Insp. Fleming: Victor Winding
Sewell: John Carson
John Hardy: Marius Goring
Davis: Joe Greig
Newby: David Engers
Hillard: Peter Copley
Judge: Hamilton Dyce
Jones: A.J. Brown
Clerk of the Court: Frank Littlewood
Usher: John Devaut
Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish
Foreman of the Jury: John Henderson

: The Forty-Five

The third of four films featuring Kenneth McKellar in the music of the 1745 Jacobite rising.
Accompanied by The Michael Sammes Singers
(Kenneth McKellar is in "Holiday Startime" at the ABC Theatre, Great Yarmouth)


Singer: Kenneth McKellar
Singers: The Michael Sammes Singers
The Orchestra Leader: Alec Firman
Musical Director: Harry Rabinowitz
Original music and orchestrations: Peter Knight
Choral arrangements: Michael Sammes
Script: Eddie Boyd
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: The World of Beachcomber

Adapted from the "Beachcomber" column of the Daily Express by Barry Took and John Junkin.
Starring Spike Milligan
and featuring George Benson, Clive Dunn, Patricia Hayes, Julian Orchard, Sheila Steafel, Frank Thornton, Leon Thau
"The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen" read by Michael Redgrave
Also appearing this week: Arthur Mullard, Stanley Unwin, Gerald Campion, Denys Palmer, Lionel Wheeler



Author: Beachcomber [J.B. Morton]
Adapted by: Barry Took
Adapted by: John Junkin
Additional Material: Ken Hoare
Music: Dennis Wilson
Design: Michael Young
Producer: Duncan Wood
Dr. Strabismus: Spike Milligan
Reader (The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen): Michael Redgrave
[Actor]: George Benson
[Actor]: Clive Dunn
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
[Actress]: Sheila Steafel
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Arthur Mullard
[Actor]: Stanley Unwin
[Actor]: Gerald Campion
[Actor]: Denys Palmer
[Actor]: Lionel Wheeler

: Westminster at Work

Ian Trethowan looks back over the past week in Parliament and introduces reports on big debates in both Houses, questions to Ministers, significant moves behind the scenes, and the effects of M.P.s' work inside and outside Westminster.
With Hardiman Scott, David Holmes. (Colour)


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Hardiman Scott
Reporter: David Holmes
Editor: Michael Balkwill

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up: Colour Me Pop

Late Night Line-Up presenting Colour Me Pop
A Friday diversion
Featuring this week's group Fleetwood Mac


Musicians: Fleetwood Mac
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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