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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Julie Stevens, Johnny Ball
Today's story is called "Little Pete and the Ladybird" by Leila Berg.

This week's Play School looks at lots of different animals. It starts each day with a farmyard counting rhyme. Today Julie makes a cardboard box into a stable for a horse. Through the windows on Tuesday there are some polar bears at the zoo. Wednesday is Pets Day, so Peter the rabbit, the goldfish, the birds, and the white mice are in Play School. And Johnny and Julie show the toys how to fish with magnets. On Thursday, through the windows, there is a huge fish-so big that a man can ride on its back. And on Friday Athene Seyler comes to Play School to tell the story of Henny-Penny, the little red hen.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (Little Pete and the Ladybird): Leila Berg

: 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.
Followed by The Weather


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

: Ooh La La!: The Hasty Hand

Translated and adapted by Caryl Brahms and Ned Sherrin from two plays by Eugene Labiche and Marc Michel.
Starring Patrick Cargill as Legrainard, Hattie Jacques as Madame Legrainard
with guest stars Barbara Windsor as Chiquette, Anton Rodgers as Regalas and Georgina Cookson as Madame de Pontmele
Also Marcia Ashton as Celine, Julian Orchard as Dardenboeut, Sarah Crichton, Mary Healey, Nina Huby, Beverley Scott, Juliette St. David as Flower assistants

A shopkeeper who has a daughter of marriageable age spends his time dissuading suitors from pursuing her... then a young artist arrives at the shop to return a handbag belonging to the shopkeeper's wife, which he has found on a bus.


Author: Eugene Labiche
Author: Marc Michel
Translated and adapted by/lyrics: Caryl Brahms
Translated and adapted by/lyrics: Ned Sherrin
Music composed and conducted by: Johnny Dankworth
Costumes: Joyce Mortlock
Designer: Cynthia Hood
Producer: G.B. Lupino
Legrainard: Patrick Cargill
Madame Legrainard: Hattie Jacques
Chiquette: Barbara Windsor
Regalas: Anton Rodgers
Madame de Pontmele: Georgina Cookson
Celine: Marcia Ashton
Dardenboeut: Julian Orchard
Flower assistant: Sarah Crichton
Flower assistant: Mary Healey
Flower assistant: Nina Huby
Flower assistant: Beverley Scott
Flower assistant: Juliette St. David

: Faces of Paris: 1: At the Folies Bergere

A series of six films about the lives of people who have achieved success working in Paris.

The final week of rehearsal for the Centenary Show of the Folies - featuring the three leading girls, the American choreographer, and a cast of 150.


Executive Producer: Brian Lewis
Director: Michael Houldey

: Theatre 625: Mille Miglia

by Athol Fugard
With Michael Bryant and Ronald Lacey

In 1955 Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson competed together in the Mille Miglia. The emotional pressure on the two men is what fascinated Athol Fugard when he wrote this play. We have all admired the great racing drivers from a distance. This play tells us what makes them exceptional. Fugard has great insight into people and a special talent for being able to write about them truthfully; this combination makes "Mille Miglia" a very exciting and moving study of the men behind the wheel.


Writer: Athol Fugard
Script Editor: James Brabazon
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Robin Midgley
Denis Jenkinson: Ronald Lacey
Stirling Moss: Michael Bryant
Alfred Neubauer: Guy Deghy
Hugo: George Roubicek
Waiter: Douglas Ditta
Priest: Donald Burton
Radio Commentator: Fabio Galvano

: 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 with a discussion on "Mille Miglia" including Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson.


Presenter: Michael Dean.
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Brian King
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Guest: Stirling Moss
Guest: Denis Jenkinson
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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