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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story: "Piano in a Field" by Anna Lynham and Peter Lewis.
(Next week's picturebooks are: "The Magic Suit" and "Alex Flycycle" by Elizabeth and Gerald Rose.)
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Rick Jones
Author (Piano in a Field)/Script: Anna Lynham
Author (Piano in a Field)/Script: Peter Lewis
Pianist: William Blezard
Graphics: Laurence Henry
Director: David Turnbull
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: 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: I Leave Everything to My Dog

Introduced by Di Fisher
with Michael Frostick, Frank Manolson and Peter West.

More people than ever before are leaving money for the welfare of domestic animals. In all, legacies for the care of dogs and cats in Britain now amount to about £2-million a year. What explains the growth in this kind of bequest?
A report from the R.S.P.C.A. Hospital at Islington, which has been built with a legacy of £100,000 from the will of the late Sir Harold Harmsworth.


Presenter: Di Fisher
Presenter: Michael Frostick
Presenter: Frank Manolson
Presenter: Peter West
Director: Mary David
Producer: Brian Robins

: The Expert: He's Good For It

by N.J. Crisp
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth
Guest stars, David Langton, Clive Swift

When a safe is blown and the job has all the trademarks of a known criminal it seems reasonable for the police to pull in that man for questioning. Fleming finds himself in this position but in pulling two men in for the crime he seems to forget that he needs concrete information that will pin the crime on them both. With Hardy working for the other side, Fleming gets into deeper and deeper water.


Writer/Series devised by: N.J. Crisp
Series devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Script Editor: Nick McCarty
Designer: Don Homfray
Director: Prudence Fitzgerald
Webb: Jimmy Gardner
Det. Chief Insp. Fleming: Victor Winding
Manager: Harry Beety
Det.-Sgt. Ashe: Michael Farnsworth
Graham Richards: Clive Swift
Vicky Hammond: Cleo Sylvestre
John Hardy: Marius Goring
Francis Morton: David Langton
Sheila Richards: Patricia Heneghan
Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish
Verney: Tom Criddle
Clerk of Court: Frank Littlewood
Adams: Olaf Pooley

: Ice Cabaret

Television's new Ice Show
Introduced by Ray Alan
featuring Raphael, Finn Jon, Reg Park, Michel and Carol, Sally Ross
The Ice Cabaret Dancers, The Fred Tomlinson Singers
Programme presented in association with Tom Arnold and Gerald Palmer
(Finn Jon is appearing at Raymond's Revue bar, London)


Presenter: Ray Alan
Singer: Raphael
Magician: Finn Jon
Skater/Production routines staged by: Reg Park
Skaters: Michel and Carol
Skater: Sally Ross
Ray Alan's script by: Charles Hart
Ray Alan's script by: Peter Bishop
Dancers: The Ice Cabaret Dancers
Singers: The Fred Tomlinson Singers
Musical Director: Malcolm Lockyer
Design: Martin Collins
Producer: Terry Hughes

: Gustavus: Gustavus and Good Manners

A cartoon character from Hungary who is always at the receiving end when mishaps, misadventures, and mischief are around.

: The World of Beachcomber

Adapted by Barry Took and Neil Shand 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


Author: Beachcomber [J.B. Morton]
Adapted by: Barry Took
Adapted by: Neil Shand
Additional material: Ken Hoare
Music: Dennis Wilson
Design: Jack Robinson
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

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up presents: Pick of the Month

Late Night Line-Up's selection of some of the interesting and amusing moments from programmes seen on BBC-2 during August.
Introduced by Sheridan Morley.


Presenter: Sheridan Morley

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