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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Julie Stevens, Lionel Morton
Today's story is called "Follow This Line" by Michael O'Leary

"O we can play on the big bass drum,
And this is the music to it;
Boom-boom-boom goes the big bass drum,
And that's the way we do it!"
Drums, cymbals, guitars, and a wobble board are some of the musical instruments Julie and Lionel make and play each day this week. Some musicians who go on a journey-and keep playing all the time-come into today's picturebook story. On Dressing-up Day the toys go to the park to listen to a band, and later on in the week the windows show new bells being made and tested in a foundry. There are many favourite songs and nursery rhymes in Play School this week, but on Friday Lionel sings a new song of his own.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Author (Follow This Line): Michael O'Leary

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Fifth Test Match

Fourth day's play at The Oval.

(to 18.35)


Commentary team: Brian Johnston
Commentary team: Peter West
Commentary team: Richie Benaud
Commentary team: Denis Compton
Commentary team: Ted Dexter
Production team: Philip Lewis
Production team: Nick Hunter

: 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

: Combination

by Elwyn Jones
Starring T.P. McKenna (The first man), Jack Woolgar (The second man)

Down a country lane struts a man... a tramp?... possibly. But not a typical one... he tries the door of a partly ruined house... is there anyone in residence?... yes... a tramp... typical in appearance, but not in behaviour. Over the next twelve hours they adjust to each other mentally...


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Setting: Victor Meredith
Producer: Michael Mills
The first man: T. P. McKenna
The second man: Jack Woolgar

: Faces of Paris: 4: Who Is Monsieur Hulot?

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

Jacques Tati, France's number-one film comedian, breaks new ground tonight when he brings his famous character Monsieur Hulot to the television screen for the first time. In the streets and modern buildings of Paris he illustrates his view of the modern world.
Commentary written and spoken by Tony Bilbow.



Writer/Narrator: Tony Bilbow
Executive Producer: Brian Lewis
Director: Anthony Searle
Monsieur Hulot: Jacques Tati

: Young Bess

Starring Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Charles Laughton, Deborah Kerr

Young Bess, Anne Boleyn's daughter, falls in and out of favour according to the whims of Henry VIII's current wife.


Photography: Charles Rosher
Screenplay: Arthur Wimperis
Screenplay: Jan Lustig
Based on the novel by: Margaret Irwin
Director: George Sidney
Producer: Sidney Franklin
Young Bess: Jean Simmons
Tom Seymour: Stewart Granger
Henry VIII: Charles Laughton
Catherine Parr: Deborah Kerr
Mrs. Ashley: Kay Walsh
Ned Seymour: Guy Rolfe
Anne Seymour: Kathleen Byron
Edward VI: Rex Thompson
Katherine Howard: Dawn Addams

: 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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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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