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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home
Today's story: "Japhet the Tiger" by Penelope Janjig
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (Japhet the Tiger): Penelope Janjig

: Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 5: Joining Metal: 4: Joints

Introduced by D.R.C. Holmes, C.Eng., A.M.I.Prod.E.
(Repeated next week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on BBC-1 and BBC Wales)
Accompanying pamphlet: see page 27


Presenter: D.R.C. Holmes
Producer: Nat Taylor

: 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

: The Money Programme

Looking at the news and the men behind the news in the world of money
Introduced by Brian Widlake, John Tusa, Graham Turner


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Presenter: John Tusa
Presenter: Graham Turner
Producer: Michael Bunce

: Jazz at the Maltings

from the Aldeburgh Festival Concert Hall
A weekly series featuring some of the world's top jazz artists in concert
A second programme by The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band Reunion
Introduced by Benny Green
(The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band Reunion appear by arrangement with Harold Davison)

John Birks 'Dizzy' Gillespie is one of the most gifted and ebullient musicians in jazz history. A founding father of the new modernism of the 1940s, he is a man of widely diffused talents, a trumpeter of great harmonic ingenuity and spectacular stratospheric effects, a gifted orchestrator and composer, and an organiser of other musicians second to none, a fact which has great bearing on this evening's programme.
Gillespie is probably jazz's first original orchestral leader since Duke Ellington, and it is surprising that the group on view this evening is the first Gillespie big band to be seen in Britain for some time. This alone would make the programme an occasion, but there is also the musical content itself, which, true to the man, is brilliant without being flashy, profound without being solemn.


Presenter: Benny Green
Musicians: The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band Reunion
Design: Don Horne
Producer: Terry Henebery

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: A Hot Day

by Janus Wasylkowski
Translated and adapted by Michael Hayes
With Lee Montague as The Soldier and Michael Williams as The Prisoner
(Michael Williams is a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company)

A soldier is taking a prisoner back to his village to be executed for fighting against the occupying forces. The heat of the day is oppressive and especially affects the soldier whose uniform and weapons make him agonisingly uncomfortable. When the soldier can stand it no longer he orders the prisoner to change clothes with him. For a moment they are enemies no longer...


Author: Janus Wasylkowski
Translated and adapted by/Director: Michael Hayes
Script Editor: Derek Hoddinott
Lighting: Jimmy Purdie
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: Innes Lloyd
The Soldier: Lee Montague
The Prisoner: Michael Williams

: Horizon: The Drift from Science

Horizon - Man and Science today

"The seriousness of it is that science is somehow losing its place of esteem in the minds of young people." Dr. Dainton, Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham University

Young people are turning their backs on science. There has been a fall in the percentage of school children doing science - a slackening in the demand for science places at university, and a reluctance of young scientists to work in industry.
Tonight's Horizon examines the reasons for this drift which vary from dull and over-loaded syllabuses, through the attractions of new disciplines like social science, to the suggestion that in an increasingly permissive society the intellectual rigour of science is unattractive.
Dr. Dainton and Professor Swann, chairmen of two recent government reports on the subject, appear with students, school children, teachers, and scientists.



Speaker: Dr. Dainton
Speaker: Professor Swann
Narrator: Christopher Chataway
Editor: R.W. Reid
Producer: Richard Broad

: The Possessed: Part 6: The Last Murder

by Fyodor Dostoevsky
A second chance to see this dramatisation in six parts by Hugh Leonard

Pyotr has caused the death of the Lebyadkins and has murdered the convict: To strengthen his revolutionary group, he plans the murder of Shatov; but Shatov's wife has returned to him.
(Shown on Saturday)


Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Dramatised by: Hugh Leonard
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Naomi Capon

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

The end of today in front of tomorrow with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests



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

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