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: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story: "The Balloon Seller" by Catherine Gavin.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (The Balloon Seller): Catherine Gavin

: Medicine Today

A monthly series of programmes for doctors.
(Repeated next Tuesday evening on BBC-1 and BBC Wales)
(to 13.45)


Director: Mary Hoskins
Producer: James H. McCloy

: 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

: Floodlit Rugby League Competition: Leeds v. Salford

for the BBC-2 Trophy.
The first match of the first round direct from Headingley, Leeds.
Leeds (blue and amber) v. Salford (red)

This year's competition gets off to a glittering start with Leeds meeting Salford at Headingley - scene of last year's epic final between Leigh and Castleford.
Leeds won the Rugby League Challenge Cup at Wembley in May in a controversial waterlogged final after a superb season. And big-spending Salford are maintaining their position as Lancashire's most exciting club by signing players like former British Lions captain David Watkins.
The Floodlit Competition has emerged as Rugby League's 'mini-cup' - and this time the absolute cream of the Northern game are lined up to compete. Thrills and fierce rivalry are guaranteed.


Commentator: Eddie Waring
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland
Rugby player (Salford): David Watkins

: Fanny Cradock: Colourful Cookery: 1: Hunter's Pot, Lemon Fruit Ice

In this series Fanny Cradock will be showing how even the most economical dishes can be made to look appetising and attractive.
Recipes demonstrated in these programmes will be published as a booklet on November 14 (2s. 6d. from booksellers, or 3s. 3d. by post from BBC Publications, [address removed]


Cook/Presenter: Fanny Cradock
Director: Steve Turner
Presented by: Betty White

: The Jazz Age: The Assassin

by Liam O'Flaherty
Adapted by Hugh Leonard
Tales of the Twenties

Tonight's play is a fictional reconstruction of the murder of Kevin O'Higgins, a leading Irish politician who was gunned down on his way to Mass one Sunday morning in 1927. O'Flaherty, in his novel from which this play is adapted, explores the mind of a man who would perpetrate such a crime. The Assassin's anti-hero threw Ireland into an uproar. His motive is more than revenge and, in settling a debt, he understood that he had a far more personal one to settle with his God.


Author: Liam O'Flaherty
Adapted by: Hugh Leonard
Title Music: Ron Grainer
Costumes: Sandra Reid
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Gilchrist Calder
McDara: David Kelly
Landlady: Mary Allen
Barman: Des Keogh
Mooney: Paddy Joyce
Farmer: Declan Mulholland
Fetch: Joe Lynch
Woman: Eileen Colgan
Kitty: Rosaleen Linehan
Tart: Sally Travers
Tumulty: Dermot Tuohy
Policeman: Michael McEvitt
McShiel: Martin Dempsey
Jenkins: Desmond Jordan
Tynum: Rio Fanning
Carmody: Kevin McHugh
Victim: Gordon Whiting
Woman with dog: Pat McEntee
Lawless: Desmond Perry
Detective: Wesley Murphy
Man: James Fitzgerald
Singer: Patrick Galvin

: Europa

A look at the world through European eyes.
Introduced by Derek Hart with the help of the cameras of the European Television Networks.

Few of us would want to follow world events like the Czech crisis and the American elections if we couldn't make judgments about them as they happen. We get annoyed when pre-packaged judgments are fed to us, and we get suspicious. We wonder whether half the evidence is missing.
This week Europa returns with a new season of foreign films, intended to reveal 'the other half of the evidence,' and the programme will consist each week of a variety of film material focused on one topical subject. It won't have been pre-packaged - but it will be in English.
See page 32


Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: Frank Smith

: Doubts and Certainties: People Have a Moral Right to Defend Themselves

His Excellency President Kaunda of Zambia who believes that if Christ came today he would carry a gun, talking to James Mossman.


Interviewee: Kenneth Kaunda
Interviewer: James Mossman

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the daily scene.

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