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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home
Presenters this week, Valerie Pitts, Johnny Ball
In the story chair, Donald Bisset who today tells his own story "The Quacking Pillar Box"

Valerie uses paint and paper to make a crown today, and Johnny starts Play School's preparations for Christmas.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author/Storyteller (The Quacking Pillar Box): Donald Bisset

: Marriage: 4: The Law

Five programmes on the situation now

A brief history of the laws of divorce, and a look at their present state -
including Sir Alan Herbert recalling the events which led to his Marriage Bill of 1937.


Speaker: Sir Alan Herbert
Producer: Roger Owen

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson and Peter Woods
with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Tom Mangold, Brian Saxton, David Tindall, Richard Whitmore and the correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods
Reporter: Martin Bell
Reporter: Michael Blakey
Reporter: Michael Clayton
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Brian Saxton
Reporter: David Tindall
Reporter: Richard Whitmore

: The High Chaparral: The Covey

The High Chaparral ...is the bid of a family seeking roots in the newly won West
...is the threat to the new settlers from Mexicans and Indians
...and spells adventure in the Arizona territory of 1870

Mexican Bandit El Lobo seizes an opportunity to avenge his imprisonment by Manolito by plundering the mule train struggling from Tucson to The High Chaparral.


Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue: Mark Slade
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Victoria: Linda Cristal
El Lobo: Anthony Caruso
Pilar: Sara Vardi
Roark: Lane Bradford
Bruger: Kelly Thordsen

: Broaden Your Mind

Devised and written by Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor
An encyclopaedia of the air
Starring Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden
with Jo Kendall, Nick McArdle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Amy Dalby, Felicity Harrison



Devised and written by: Graeme Garden
Devised and written by: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Additional material: John Cleese
Additional material: Graham Chapman
Additional material: Terry Jones
Additional material: Michael Palin
Musical director: Dave Lee
Design: Barry Cox
Director: Roger Race
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Comedian: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Comedian: Graeme Garden
[Actress]: Jo Kendall
[Actor]: Nick McArdle
[Actor]: Michael Palin
[Actor]: Terry Jones
[Actress]: Amy Dalby
[Actress]: Felicity Harrison

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Bishop and the Actress

by William Douglas Home
with Anthony Nicholls as the Bishop and Celia Bannerman as the Actress

The Actress is unhappy if the bottle of tablets is anything to go by. She is on the verge of swallowing a handful when she is disturbed by someone at the front door. It is the Bishop, father of her former fiance who today is marrying someone else. The bishop comes in, settles down, and very quickly turns out to be a different kind of bishop - very different indeed.


Writer: William Douglas Home
Music: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Derek Hoddinott
Designer: John Wood
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Geoffrey Nethercott
The Bishop: Anthony Nicholls
The Actress: Celia Bannerman

: Who Is...: James Jones, Novelist

Written by Peter Moseley
A series of profiles on the life and work of artists of international stature

American writer James Jones is best known for his novels From Here to Eternity, Some Came Running, and The Pistol. This film shows the author with his wife and children in their Paris home. Jones talks with great candour about his work, his background, and his attitude to war, and Vietnam in particular.


Subject: James Jones
Writer: Peter Moseley
Research: Mark Peploe
Director: Allan King
Produced by: Allan King Associates

: News Summary and The Weather


: 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 November
Introduced by Sheridan Morley


Presenter: Sheridan Morley

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