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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Carole Ward, Brian Cant
Today's story is called 'When Anna Had a Cold' by Inger and Lasse Sandberg

A picture, a bow tie, and a spider's web are some of the things Carole and Brian make out of old newspaper from the Useful Box.
Later on in the week Carole makes a different kind of picture-a musical picture in the air. On Pets Day Brian brings a new animal to live in Play School and asks you to suggest a name for it. A strawberry birthday cake and a magic hat are two of the things that come into the 'Anna' stories -this week's picturebooks.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (When Anna Had a Cold): Inger Sandberg
Author (When Anna Had a Cold): Lasse Sandberg

: 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!: What a Wedding

Translated and adapted by Caryl Brahms and Ned Sherrin from the play "The Italian Straw Hat" by Eugene Labiche and Marc Michel
Starring Patrick Cargill as Fadinard
with guest stars Maxine Audley as the Baroness, Paul Whitsun-Jones as Nonancourt

The story of a hilariously impeded marriage. The mistress of the groom visits her erstwhile lover but her straw hat is eaten by a horse. She must find another straw hat before she goes home to her husband...


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
Fadinard: Patrick Cargill
The Baroness: Maxine Audley
Nonancourt: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Ninette: Jane Downs
Helene: Gillian Cobbold
Clara: Delia Corrie
Bobin: Ian Trigger
Vezinet: Erik Chitty
Emile: Donald Pickering
Beauperthuis: Michael Gover
Achille: Jeffrey Gardiner
Virginie: Carolyn Moody
Felix: Bryan Hunt
Clothilde: Angharad Rees
Aunt Marguerite: Gretchen Franklin
Aunt Madeleine: Joanna Henderson
Mayor: John Harvey
Footman: Harry Shacklock
Nisnardi: James Appleby
Uncle Jules: Alec Bregonzi
Uncle Georges: Gregory Scott

: Faces of Paris: 2: Matalon Directs Bardot

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

A week in the life of a young film director, Eddy Matalon, at work on a musical show starring Brigitte Bardot.


Subject: Eddy Matalon
Executive Producer: Brian Lewis
Director: Michael Houldey

: Theatre 625: Play With a Tiger

by Doris Lessing
Starring Barbara Jefford as Anna
and John Turner as Dave, Michael Gough as Harry, Patricia Lawrence as Mary, Jeremy Burnham as Tom, Sharon Cathness as Janet

Anna, an Australian, widowed, thirtyish, lives in an Earls Court bedsitter. She is a freelance writer. In the same house is Mary, slightly older, beginning to depend on the bottle. The men who drop in are 'loners' too. Tom is stolid, rather pompous; Harry, an ageing philanderer with a wife at home; and Dave who, like Anna, is an expatriate...
This is the starting point of Doris Lessing's play.


Writer: Doris Lessing
Music: Dudley Simpson
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Stuart Burge
Anna: Barbara Jefford
Dave: John Turner
Harry: Michael Gough
Mary: Patricia Lawrence
Tom: Jeremy Burnham
Janet: Sharon Cathness

: 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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