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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home
Today's story: "Simon in a Box" by Quentin Blake
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Author/Illustrator (Simon in a Box): Quentin Blake

: Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 5: Joining Metal: 5: Weldability

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 59


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

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods
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
Tonight: Red Novo with The Gary Burton Quartet
Introduced by Benny Green
(Red Novo and The Gary Burton Quartet appear by arrangement with Harold Davison)

The vibraphone is one of those electric powered instruments that the New Orleans pioneers never dreamed of, writes Benny Green. Red Norvo has been playing it ever since it was invented in the 1930s, and tonight we see him joined by the youngest of his successors, the phenomenal Gary Burton, perhaps the most richly gifted jazz musician to rise in this decade.


Presenter: Benny Green
Vibraphonist: Red Novo
Musicians: The Gary Burton Quartet
Design: Don Horne
Director: Vernon Lawrence
Producer: Terry Henebery

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Roses, Roses, All the Way

by Colin Morris
with John Collin as Ross, Robert Powell as Martin, Meg Ritchie as Kay

Why is Martin on heroin? There must be a reason. Why is Martin in the family cottage in the heart of Snowdonia - and alone like a frightened animal? There must be a reason. And why does Martin's father pursue his son there? There must be a reason. And why are they at each other's throats? There must be a reason. And there is...


Writer: Colin Morris
Script Editor: Derek Hoddinott
Designer: Robert Macgowan
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Alan Bridges
Ross: John Collin
Martin: Robert Powell
Kay: Meg Ritchie

: Horizon: Powers of Persuasion

Horizon - Man and Science today

A look at the world of advertising

"Seventy-five per cent of all advertising is a total waste of time" (Chairman of a Large Advertising Agency)
"I'm not frightened of the word manipulation, one of the things a good advert must do is manipulate people" (Advertising Executive)

How successfully can Advertising use scientific methods to pinpoint our needs and appetites and so manipulate us?
Tonight's programme looks at the psychology behind advertising, at its techniques, its gadgetry, its successes, and its failures. It looks at the ad-man's use of hidden cameras, at E.E.G. machines which monitor physiological response to TV commercials, and at housewives who pretend to be car-safety belts and furniture cleaners in the interests of more effective advertising.
Written by Paul Ferris


Writer: Paul Ferris
Editor: R.W. Reid
Producer: Peter Cantor

: Imperial Palace: Part 1: Arrivals

by Arnold Bennett
A second chance to see this dramatisation in four parts by Michael Voysey
Starring Roy Dotrice

The Imperial Palace is London's, and the world's, finest luxury hotel. Its Director is Evelyn Orcham, the man whose instinct has created this masterpiece in the hotel world.
(Shown on Saturday)
See colour feature on page 31


Author: Arnold Bennett
Dramatised by: Michael Voysey
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Paddy Russell
Evelyn Orcham: Roy Dotrice

: 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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