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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home
Today's story: "The Birdcatcher" by Joanne Cole
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Author (The Birdcatcher): Joanne Cole

: New Clothes That Count: 4: Evening Dress

Ten programmes for home dress-makers who want to extend their skill and keep up to date with fashion trends
Fashion comments: Joanne Brogden
Demonstration: Ann Ladbury
Fitting: Beryl Rouse
Accompanying pamphlet: see page 22


Fashion comments: Joanne Brogden
Dressmaker: Ann Ladbury
Fitter: Beryl Rouse
Programme arranged by: Iris Furlong
Director: Jeremy Johnston
Series Editor: Beryl Radley

: 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

: Man Alive: The Approved School: 2: They send us everybody's failures...

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

This week: The Approved School
The country's approved schools are under the spotlight of publicity and no one knows exactly what is going to happen to them. They are condemned as junior prisons, places where the not-so-innocent learn the tricks of the trade of the hardened criminal. They are defended as schools which achieve success with the failures of every other educational and social service; the end of the road that leads back to a normal way of life.
Under new legislation the schools will become part of a new system of community homes run by local authorities. But how will they change? Will the present regime alter significantly? Will the present staffs remain in control?
For the second of two programmes on this subject, Man Alive's outside broadcast unit goes inside Chafford Approved School at Ramsey, Essex, and with the boys, the staff, and those who've been through the system, tries to find out.



Producer: Ivor Dunkerton
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: The Fool in Love

"My name is Gilles. I have been, and I remain, a player, a clown"

In this film the paintings of the eighteenth-century French painter Jean-Antoine Watteau tell the story of a clown who falls in love with a beautiful lady of the court
Written by Maria Le Hardouin
Adapted for BBC Television and narrated by Robert Cushman


Writer: Maria Le Hardouin
Adapted by/Narrator: Robert Cushman
Music specially composed by: Olivier Bernard
Director: Yvan Jouannet

: The Hollywood Musical: Daddy Long Legs

Tonight: the 1955 production Daddy Long Legs
Starring Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron
with Thelma Ritter, Fred Clark, Terry Moore, Ray Anthony and his Orchestra

A musical romance about a middle-aged American playboy who adopts a lovely eighteen-year-old French orphan girl, but on the condition she never knows the identity of her benefactor. Songs include 'Something's gotta give,' and 'Dream.'


Screenplay: Phoebe Ephron
Screenplay: Henry Ephron
From the novel by: Jean Webster
Words and music: Johnny Mercer
Ballets: Roland Petit
Music supervised and conducted by: Alfred Newman
Producer: Samuel G. Engel
Director: Jean Negulesco
Jervis Pendleton: Fred Astaire
Julie: Leslie Caron
Linda: Terry Moore
Miss Pritchard: Thelma Ritter
Griggs: Fred Clark
Sally: Charlotte Austin
Alexander Williamson: Larry Keating
Gertrude: Kathryn Givney
Jimmy McBride: Kelly Brown
Pat: Sara Shane
Jean: Numa Lapeyre
Madame Sevanne: Ann Code
Emile: Steven Gerat
Musicians: Ray Anthony and his Orchestra

: A Touch of Venus: Salt and Tobacco

by Aldo Nicolaj
Translated by Anthony Paul
A series of plays specially written by famous authors featuring distinguished English and Continental actresses in solo performances
[Starring] Mai Zetterling

Olympia returns from her husband's funeral to the room above her tobacconist's shop in a small Italian town. Is she crying? No, she is suffering from a fit of uncontrollable laughter. This is an amusing story of a man and two women, with an ironic ending.
Mai Zetterling is one of Europe's leading actresses. She has appeared in a wide variety of plays from Shakespeare to Anouilh, but is probably best known in Britain for her leading roles in Ibsen and Chekhov. During the last few years she has turned her attention more to films and has directed Loving Couples and Night Games.

(February 19: Lynn Redgrave in "Blank Pages" by Frank Marcus)


Author: Aldo Nicolaj
Translated by: Anthony Paul
Designer: Jack Robinson
Producer: Hal Burton
Olympia: Mai Zetterling

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King, Sheridan Morley, and guests


Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Brian King
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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