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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home
Today: "Felix the Bald-headed Lion" by Kenneth Townsend
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (Felix the Bald-headed Lion): Kenneth Townsend
Pianist: William Blezard
Scriptwriter: Julie Stevens
Director: Michael Cole
Series producer: Cynthia Felgate

: New Heavens, New Earth: 3: Westwards to the Indies

Ten programmes about Europe's discovery of the outside world

Columbus discovered land in the West in 1492. The men who followed him recognised the existence of a new continent and established a Spanish empire in America.


Director: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Howard Smith

: Newsroom: The World Tonight

Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods
with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Sullivan, Tom Mangold, Brian Saxton, David Tindall, Richard Whitmore and the reporters and 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 Expert: The Gun That Walked

by N.J. Crisp
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Valerie Murray
Guest stars, Ray Brooks, John Tate

When violent death strikes down a pretty farm girl, Dr. Hardy and Inspector Fleming come up against a wall of reserve. Overshadowing everything is the domineering father. Persistence at last brings Dr. Hardy to a 'not inconsiderable suspicion' of the killer's identity. But proof...


Writer/Series created by: N. J. Crisp
Series created by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Script Editor: Max Marquis
Lighting: John Treays
Designer: David Myerscough Jones
Director: Hugh David
Mary Ellis: Margaret Courtenay
Eric Redmond: Ray Brooks
Sandra Hughes: Valerie Murray
Dr. John Hardy: Marius Goring
Det. Ch. Insp. Fleming: Victor Winding
Det.-Sgt. Ashe: Michael Farnsworth
P.C. Bentley: Peter Welch
James Redmond: John Tate
Andrew Redmond: Michael Forrest
Bill Redmond: Paul Grist
Tom Storey: Brian Cant
Dr. Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish

: Fanny Cradock: Colourful Cookery: 5: Chicken in-a-Mountain

Recipes demonstrated in these programmes are published as a booklet, price 2s. 6d. from booksellers, or 3s. 3d. by post from BBC Publications, [address removed].


Cook/Presenter: Fanny Cradock
Director: Phillip Pride
Presented by: Betty White

: Civilisation: 10: The Smile of Reason

A personal view by Kenneth Clark

'The smile of reason... it seems to us shallow - we've got into deep water in the last fifty years... but it didn't preclude some strongly held beliefs -
belief in natural law, belief in justice, in toleration, in humanitarianism.'

The sensible, sophisticated men and women who met in the salons of eighteenth-century Paris wanted to change society. In the end they got more of a change than they had bargained for. The polite reunions in those elegant salons became precursors of revolutionary politics. Sir Kenneth Clark's theme takes him from great palaces like Blenheim and Versailles, to Edinburgh, and to the hills of Virginia where Thomas Jefferson made his home in the 1760s.
Shown on Sunday
The narrative of this programme will be printed in 'The Listener' of May 1


Presenter: Kenneth Clark
Director/Producer: Michael Gill
Producer: Peter Montagnon

: The French Cinema: The Golden Coach

Presenting a series of feature films reflecting some of the finest works of many of France's most famous and talented directors and artists
This week: The Golden Coach (original English-language version)
Starring Anna Magnani
with Duncan Lamont, Paul Campbell

A beautiful actress breaks at least three hearts while on tour in South America.


Script/Director: Jean Renoir
Script: Jack Kirkland
Script: Renzo Avanzo
Script: Giulio Macchi
Based on "Le Carosse du Saint-Sacrement" by: Prosper Merimee
Producer: Francesco Alliata
Camilla: Anna Magnani
The Viceroy: Duncan Lamont
The Young Officer: Paul Campbell
The Bull-fighter: Ricardo Rioli
Don Antonio: Odoardo Spadaro
Innkeeper: William Tubbs
Viceroy's Secretary: George Higgins
The Duke: Ralph Truman
The Bishop: Jean Debucourt

: Westminster at Work

David Holmes looks back over the past week in Parliament and introduces reports and big debates in both Houses, questions to Ministers, significant moves behind the scenes, and the effect of M.P.s' work inside and outside Westminster.


Presenter: David Holmes
Editor: John Danvers

: News Summary and The Weather, followed by: 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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