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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home
Presenters this week, Julie Stevens, Lionel Morton
Today's story: 'Anthony's Flowers' by Cherry Pearce

Today Julie and Lionel begin a Play School week which is full of different sorts of pictures. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday artist Quentin Blake tells stories while he paints and on Friday Tony Hart makes a picture story.
Today is Useful Box Day and Lionel makes stencil pictures of flowers and there is finger-painting through one of the windows.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Author (Anthony's Flowers): Cherry Pearce

: Just the Job: 9: You Are on Your Own

Ten programmes on career opportunities for young adults
with Paddy Feeny and Percy Walton, Secretary, Institute of Youth Employment Officers

What makes a tycoon 'tick'?


Presenter: Paddy Feeny
Presenter: Percy Walton
Producer: Barbara Parker

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson and Peter Woods
with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Sullivan, 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 Sullivan
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Brian Saxton
Reporter: David Tindall
Reporter: Richard Whitmore

: The High Chaparral: Feather of an Eagle

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

Against the best of advice and his own better judgment Blue determines to rescue a white girl from the Apaches. The danger of his lone mission is inescapable, but bravery and chivalry are hard to separate.


Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue: Mark Slade
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Sarah: Quentin Dean
Santos: Frank Ramirez
Sam: Don Collier
Terza: Alicia Bond

: Television Doctor: Cancer

Cancer is probably one of the most frightening words in the medical vocabulary. It is a disease that has been known for a very long time; there are records of cancer in ancient Egypt long before the birth of Christ.
Nowadays we know the causes of some cancers and we can usually prevent them from arising. Other cancers can be discovered at an early stage and can be treated by surgery or other means.
Taking part in the programme are the Consultant Physician, a Research Pathologist, and a General Practitioner.



Speaker: The Consultant Physician [name uncredited]
Speaker: A Research Pathologist [name uncredited]
Speaker: A General Practitioner [name uncredited]
Director: Alan Grimley
Producer: Ian Curtis

: Cage Me a Leacock

Bernard Braden reads from the works of Stephen Leacock

Stephen Leacock, although he lived most of his life in Canada and was for many years Professor of Political Economy at McGill University, Montreal, was born 100 years ago in the South of England. To celebrate the centenary of the birth of one of the world's greatest humorists, Bernard Braden assumes Leacock's role of lecturer and takes a look at the lighter side of life as Leacock saw it.
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Presenter/Reader: Bernard Braden
Make-up: Sandra Shepherd
Photography: John Jefford
Settings: Austin Ruddy
Presented by: Michael Mills

: International Golf: U.S.A. v. The World

Number 5 in this nine-match series. On the course where, in Ian Fleming's mind, James Bond played his match against Goldfinger, Britain's most successful player in the last Ryder Cup match takes on a man who has been American P.G.A. Champion and has finished second in the U.S. Masters.
Dave Marr, U.S.A. v. Dave Thomas, Wales at Royal St. Georges, Sandwich
Prize-money: $4,000 to the winner; $3,000 to the loser
Score after four matches: U.S.A. 2 : The World 2


Golfer: Dave Marr
Golfer: Dave Thomas
Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Producer: Phil Pilley

: Treasure House of Books

On the occasion of National Library Week, BBC outside broadcast cameras pay a visit to the world's most comprehensive Library at The British Museum.

George D. Painter, of the Library staff, shows a selection of beautiful and historic books and manuscripts, some of which have rarely been seen by the public.
Among the priceless manuscripts that viewers will be shown are the Lindisfarne Gospels, Lewis Carroll's Alice with his original drawings, Captain Scott's last diary, Handel's Messiah score with the composer's corrections, The Canterbury Tales printed by Caxton, and a rare first edition of Robinson Crusoe.


Presenter: George D. Painter
Producer: John Furness

: 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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