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.
Storyteller/Author (Byard's Leap):
The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
followed by The Weather
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.
Sgt. Tom Bixby:
Col. Jake Spinner:
Judge Amos Blunt:
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.
Orchestra directed by:
Kenny Ball and his
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."
Professor Peter Wybrow:
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.
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.