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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home
Presenters this week, Carole Ward, Johnny Ball
Today's story: 'I Wish that I had Duck Feet.' by Theo LeSieg

One finger,
Two fingers-there to see,
Here comes another,
Now there are three...
Hands and feet-that's what Play School is about this week.
Today Carole uses an old glove to make a dancing doll, and Johnny puts on some special shoes that make him feel like dancing.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (I Wish that I had Duck Feet): Theo LeSieg

: Germany 1870-1970: 3: Kaiser Power

Kaiser Wilhelm II was one of the most intelligent men ever to become a king. Yet by the end of his reign Germany was ruined and defeated. Why?
Introduced by John Tidmarsh


Presenter: John Tidmarsh
Script: Professor Michael Balfour
Director: Joy Curtiss
Producer: Peter Dunkley

: 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: For the Love of Carlos

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

To help the young son of a Mexican outlaw Victoria takes on the job of schoolteacher in Tucson, but in befriending the boy she places her own life in grave danger.


Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue: Mark Slade
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Carlos: Armando Islas
Alberto: Michael Ansara
Fernando: Fernando Pereira
Constancia: Sara Vardi
Charity: Pamelyn Ferdin
Ted: Kevin Burchett

: Spike Milligan: Q5

[Starring] Spike Milligan with his guests



Writer/Comedian: Spike Milligan
Writer: Neil Shand
Visual Effects: Tony Oxley
Designer: John Burrowes
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

: Yesterday's Witness: Breaking the Silence

A series which explores living memory

Wireless before the days of broadcasting
At the end of the last century the atmosphere began to be torn apart by man-made electrical disturbances. Wireless telegraphy had arrived.
During the next twenty years or so those first crude Morse signals developed into broadcasting as we know it today.
In tonight's film the early years are recalled by some of the people who helped 'break the silence' home experimenters, schoolboys, ships' wireless operators, pre-BBC broadcasters, engineers...
'We were regarded by the general public as magicians, something supernatural, and I think we rather revelled in that - it amused us,' says R.D. Bangay who joined the Marconi Company in 1903.
Also taking part: Kenneth Alford, Mrs. Winifred Collins, J.N. Cragg, Mrs. Gertrude Donisthorpe, Colonel A.K. Haslehurst, R.C. Patrick, E.A. Payne, John Scott-Taggart, Gilbert White, F.C. Ward



Speaker: R. D. Bangay
Speaker: Kenneth Alford
Speaker: Mrs. Winifred Collins
Speaker: J. N. Cragg
Speaker: Gertrude Donisthorpe
Speaker: Colonel A. K. Haslehurst
Speaker: R. C. Patrick
Speaker: E. A. Payne
Speaker: John Scott-Taggart
Speaker: Gilbert White
Speaker: F. C. Ward
Producer: Stephen Peet
Director: Michael Rabiger

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

The start of the second series

The Americans seek revenge in a return match
Tonight: Sam Snead, U.S.A. v. Gary Player, South Africa at Formby, Lancashire
The World won the first series 5 1/2-3 1/2. Tonight's match between two of golf's all-time 'greats' is the first of a further series of thirteen matches on the championship courses of Britain and Ireland.
Prize-money for each match: $4,000 for the winner; $3,000 for the loser


Golfer: Sam Snead
Golfer: Gary Player
Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Producer: Phil Pilley

: 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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