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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home
Today's story: "Swimmy" by Leo Lionni
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Colin Jeavons
Author (Swimmy): Leo Lionni

: Make It My Place: 10: A Living-Room in Hexham, Northumberland

Ten leading designers are invited to solve ten domestic design problems for families who want to do some of the work themselves
Accompanying pamphlet: see below

Hexham is a market town about twenty miles from Newcastle, near Hadrian's Wall. In this county of rough winds and rough moors really old houses are neither uncommon nor expensive. John and Jocelyn Lamont bought a rugged stone house built in 1657. When they moved in the top floor was a flat. Now the tenants have gone they wonder how to make the most of a potentially large space. Can a room be too big for comfort? What about heating and lighting it? With such dominant architecture, what kind of furniture and fabrics look best? Can ancient and modern live happily together?
In this last programme the designer is the presenter of the series, Peter Glynn Smith, and Roy Day asks the questions.


Interior Designer: Peter Glynn Smith
Drawings: Don Kidman
Do-It-Yourself/Presenter: Roy Day
Producer: Sheila Innes

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Man Alive: Planners versus People

Achievement... Happiness... Tragedy... Stress...
A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives
Reporters: Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, John Percival, Desmond Wilcox,
Harold Williamson

This week: Planners versus People
What happens when planners build houses for people who then find they don'want to live in them? And industrial estates are offered to employers who prefer to build factories elsewhere?
Some say the answer can be found at Haverhill, in West Suffolk. Twelve years ago a dying community of 3,000 country people, it's now an expanding town, population 12,000, most of it 'overspill' from London. They live in housing estates financed by the Greater London Council. But many houses in Haverhill stand empty. Wages are below and prices (say the wives) above the national average. The planners, they say, have built not a Utopia but a ghetto of city dwellers in the Suffolk countryside.
Man Alive examines with film teams and an outside broadcast unit, the plight of Haverhill - a Pioneer Development.


Director: James Kenelm Clarke
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: The Cool of the Evening

featuring The Gordon Beck Trio



Musicians: The Gordon Beck Trio
Director: Granville Jenkins

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party
(Also on BBC-1 and BBC Wales)

: The Hollywood Musical: A Song to Remember

A selection of musical milestones from the golden days of the silver screen
Tonight: the 1945 production of A Song to Remember
starring Cornel Wilde, Merle Oberon, Paul Muni
with Nina Foch
Written for the screen and produced by Sidney Buchman

A romantic and spectacular account of the colourful life of Frederic Chopin.
This film gave Cornel Wilde his first starring part after he had played numerous small film roles. He was frequently cast in costume dramas-often as swashbuckling heroes-but since 1957 he has produced and directed all his own films. His latest movie, Beach Red, a war film, was well received by the press last year. The beautiful Merle Oberon plays the novelist George Sand, who affected swaggering male attire and thus outraged conventional circles.


Writer/Producer: Sidney Buchman
Director: Charles Vidor
Frederic Chopin: Cornel Wilde
Professor Joseph Elsner: Paul Muni
Constantia: Nina Foch
Louis Pleyel: George Coulouris
Madame George Sand: Merle Oberon
Franz Liszt: Stephen Bekassy
Henri Dupont: Sig Arno
Kalkbrenner: Howard Freeman
Alfred de Musset: George MacReady

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the daily scene



Editor: Rowan Ayers

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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