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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home
Presenters this week, Carole Ward, Jonathan Dennis
In the story chair, Charles Leno who tells the story "The Language of Flowers" by Anna Home

This week's poem is called "Ducks Ditty":
"All along the backwater,
Through the rushes tall,
Ducks are a-dabbling,
Up tails all!"
(Kenneth Grahame)

It's not only ducks you can see down by the water today: the toys go for a riverside picnic with Carole and Jonathan.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Jonathan Dennis
Storyteller: Charles Leno
Author (The Language of Flowers): Anna Home

: Germany 1870-1970: 9: Making Good Again

The twenty-one years since the Berlin Airlift have been the longest period of stability, prosperity, and democracy that any German state has ever enjoyed. How was it achieved, and have the roots of democracy gone deep?
Introduced by John Tidmarsh


Presenter: John Tidmarsh
Script: Dr. Roger Morgan
Director: David Kennard
Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Newsroom

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

: Lancer: Jelly

A film series about the untamed West
A pioneer settler and his two sons fighting to keep their hard-won cattle land in the lawless territory of California during the closing years of last century.

Jelly Hoskins is a wily old scoundrel and the Lancers have more than enough trouble on their hands when he moves into the ranch. Then they find that Jelly has eight orphaned homeless children in his care...


Murdoch Lancer: Andrew Duggan
Johnny: James Stacy
Scott: Wayne Maunder
Teresa: Elizabeth Baur
Jelly: Paul Brinegar
Willy: Ronny Howard
Chief: Tony Davis
Toogie: Mike Freeman

: The Gnomes of Dulwich

by Jimmy Perry
[Starring] Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd
with John Clive, Leon Thau, Anne de Vigier, Lynn Dalby, Linda James, Roger Brierley, Ronald Fletcher
and featuring Roy Kinnear

This week the occupants of the garden of 25 Telegraph Road awake to find another gnome sharing their pool. An inspection reveals the newcomer to be an exact replica of Big - a closer look reveals a further kinship. They are both from the R.H.S.G.C. the Royal Hertfordshire Stone Gnome Company. Two gnomes like Big in one garden? A personality clash must ensue.


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Make-up: Cecile Hay-Arthur
Costumes: Roger Reece
Design: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Big: Terry Scott
Small: Hugh Lloyd
Old: John Clive
Plastic: Leon Thau
Dolly: Anne de Vigier
Rita: Lynn Dalby
Gnome: Linda James
Gnome: Roger Brierley
Gnome: Ronald Fletcher
'Big' replica: Roy Kinnear

: Gone Tomorrow: 2: For Want of a Horse

A series of six documentary films in which the flavour of a vanishing Britain is captured by Terence Carroll

You don't have to be 100 years old to be able to remember when horses were used for all kinds of work - delivering milk, bread, railway goods, coal, beer, and many other commodities. Today, with heavy motor traffic and lack of stabling, working horses have almost disappeared. This film finds some of the very few that are still to be seen.



Presenter: Terence Carroll
Producer: Brian Lewis

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

The return series
Tonight: Jack Nicklaus U.S.A. v. Roberto de Vicenzo, Argentina at Royal Birkdale
For the first time in their careers the British Open Champions of successive years meet in head-on competition in match No. 7 of this thirteen-match series.
Prize-money: $4,000 for the winner; $3,000 for the loser
Position after six matches: U.S.A. 4: The World 2


Golfer: Jack Nicklaus
Golfer: Roberto de Vicenzo
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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