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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Hope Sealy
Today's story: "Orchestra of the Sea" by Yuzo Otsuka

(to 11.20)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Storyteller: Hope Sealy
Author (Orchestra of the Sea): Yuzo Otsuka
Pianist: William Blezard
Graphics: Graham McCallum
Script/Director: Christopher Fagg
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents of BBC News with a special report in colour from Gerald Priestland and Charles Wheeler at the Democratic Convention in Chicago
and The Weather


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods
Reporter (The Democratic Convention): Gerald Priestland
Reporter (The Democratic Convention): Charles Wheeler

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: The US Goes to the Polls 13 November 2016

: Almost Human: You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

How to live with animals and look after them.
Introduced by Di Fisher.

Unruly dogs bite the postman and attack the neighbour's cat, damage the furniture and foul the garden. A trained dog is a far happier one and a better companion.
Stanley Dangerfield demonstrates how good training for puppies begins with the five commands 'sit,' 'stay,' 'down,' 'heel,' and 'come.'
And a five-year-old Border Collie called Meg shows that it's never too late to teach a good dog new, tests of obedience.



Presenter: Di Fisher
Expert: Stanley Dangerfield
Director: Mary David
Producer: Brian Robins

: The Expert: The Contact

by Cyril Abraham
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Sally Nesbitt

A man falls overboard from a ship arriving in the estuary near Hull. He is washed ashore dead. Because of injuries sustained in the water he is unrecognisable.
It's amazing how a single situation like this can lead on to the most complex crimes. The most careful planning can go awry so easily, and only an expert can interpret the facts with which he is presented.


Writer: Cyril Abraham
Series devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Series devised by: N.J. Crisp
Script Editor: Nick McCarty
Designer: David Myerscough Jones
Director: Ben Rea
Supt. Cramer: Michael Brennan
Sgt. Amber: Richard Wilding
Dr. John Hardy: Marius Goring
Jane Carter: Sally Nesbitt
Dr. Philips: Barry Creyton
Setter: Brian Badcoe
Knowles: Alan Tilvern
Shupper: Peter Madden
Linda: Katy Wild
Clements: Maurice Travers
Muriel: Caron Gardner
Det. Chief-Insp. Fleming: Victor Winding
Dr. Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish
Jones: Barry Lowe
Robinson: Tony Caunter
Bruiser: Tony Arpino
Benson: Harold Goodwin
Brown: Reg Pritchard
Det.-Sgt. Ashe: Michael Farnsworth

: Ice Cabaret

Television's new Ice Show
Introduced by Ray Alan
The Women's World Professional Skating Champion Miwa Fukuhara; Denyse and Werner Muller's Chimpanzees, The Orange Bicycle, Reg Park, Michael and Carol, Sally Ross
The Ice Cabaret Dancers, The Fred Tomlinson Singers
Programme presented in association with Tom Arnold and Gerald Palmer
(Denyse and Werner Muller's Chimpanzees appear by arrangement with International Holiday on Ice)
See page 2


Presenter: Ray Alan
Skater: Miwa Fukuhara
Animal act: Denyse and Werner Muller's Chimpanzees
Musicians: The Orange Bicycle
Skater/Production routines staged by: Reg Park
Skaters: Michael and Carol
Skater: Sally Ross
Ray Alan's script: Charles Hart
Ray Alan's script: Peter Bishop
Dancers: The Ice Cabaret Dancers
Singers: The Fred Tomlinson Singers
Musical Director: Malcolm Lockyer
Design: Martin Collins
Producer: Terry Hughes

: Cartoon Carnival: The 51st Dragon

An animated comment from the famous U.P.A. cartoon library.

The 51st Dragon ...falls victim to Gwain and his magic sword.

: The World of Beachcomber

Adapted by Barry Took from the "Beachcomber" column of the Daily Express.
Starring Spike Milligan
with Hattie Jacques
and featuring George Benson, Clive Dunn, Patricia Hayes, Julian Orchard, Leon Thau, Frank Thornton
Also appearing this week: Sandra Fehr



Author: Beachcomber [J.B. Morton]
Adapted by: Barry Took
Additional material: Ken Hoare
Music: Dennis Wilson
Design: Chris Pemsel
Producer: John Howard Davies
Dr. Strabismus: Spike Milligan
[Actress]: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: George Benson
[Actor]: Clive Dunn
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actress]: Sandra Fehr

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up: Colour Me Pop

Late Night Line-Up presenting a Friday diversion Colour Me Pop
featuring this week's group Spooky Tooth.



Musicians: Spooky Tooth
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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