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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Carol Chell, Johnny Ball
In the story chair, Julian D'Albie
Today's story: "Byard's Leap" by Julian D'Albie.

"There was an old man with a beard,
Who said 'It is just as I feared,
Two owls and a hen,
Four larks and a wren
Have all built their nest in my beard!'" (Edward Lear)
There's a different limerick at the beginning of Play School each day this week: this is the one Carol and Johnny have chosen for today.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Storyteller/Author (Byard's Leap): Julian D'Albie

: 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

: Hondo: Hondo and the Hanging Town

Starring Ralph Taeger as the lone scout, a man with conflicting loyalties, operating with the U.S. Cavalry in Indian Territory.

Hondo and Buffalo are assigned the task of delivering a friend to stand trial for murder and have considerable difficulty in ensuring that justice is done.


Hondo: Ralph Taeger
Buffalo Baker: Noah Beery
Captain Richards: Gary Clarke
Phineas Blackstone: Daniel O'Herlihy
Sgt. Tom Bixby: Gary Crosby
Col. Jake Spinner: Morgan Woodward
Judge Amos Blunt: Denver Pyle
Morrison: Steve Mitchell
Himself: Sam

: The Morecambe and Wise Show

Written by Sid Green and Dick Hills.
Starring Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Guest artists, Ronnie Carroll, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
with Jenny Lee-Wright, Michele Barrie, Jane Bartlett, Wendy Hillhouse, Bebe Robson

Ronnie Carroll joins Eric and Ernie in two sketches - Irish of course! - and sings "Once Upon a Time." Kenny Ball plays "Samantha" from High Society.


Writer: Sid Green
Writer: Dick Hills
Orchestra directed by: Alyn Ainsworth
Dance direction: Jo Cook
Design: Leo Austin
Producer: John Ammonds
Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
Singer/[Actor]: Ronnie Carroll
Musicians: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
[Actress]: Jenny Lee-Wright
[Actress]: Michele Barrie
[Actress]: Jane Bartlett
[Actress]: Wendy Hillhouse
[Actress]: Bebe Robson

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Chequers Manoeuvre

by Charlotte and Denis Plimmer
Cast in order of appearance:
Ernest Clark as the Brigadier, Derek Newark as Gregson, Geoffrey Palmer as Professor Peter Wybrow, Anne Ridler as Miss Partridge, Michael Ripper as Nixon

An army camp somewhere in England, deserted, or so it seems until you look more closely. For there you will find four men and one woman talking. From a distance you cannot hear what they say. But you can see the guns, deadly weapons designed to kill by remote control. You move closer and you can see their faces. An interesting group... closer still and now you can hear what is said. "Good morning, madam and gentlemen. We are here to plan an assassination."


Writer: Charlotte Plimmer
Writer: Denis Plimmer
Script Editor: Derek Hoddinott
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Christopher Barry
The Brigadier: Ernest Clark
Gregson: Derek Newark
Professor Peter Wybrow: Geoffrey Palmer
Miss Partridge: Anne Ridler
Nixon: Michael Ripper

: Who Is...: Max Frisch - Playwright

Written by Mark Peploe.
A new series of profiles on the life and work of artists of international stature.

Max Frisch, author and playwright, was born in Switzerland and has lived there most of his life. He has written four novels and nine plays. His best known works include the novel I'm Not Stiller and the two plays The Fire Raisers and Andorra. His writing is distinctive and original, marked by seriousness of purpose and humour of treatment.


Writer: Mark Peploe
Director: William Brayne
Produced by: Allan King Associates
Subject: Max Frisch

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up: Pick of the Month

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 September.
Introduced by Sheridan Morley.


Presenter: Sheridan Morley

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