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: Play School: Useful Box Day

Today's story is 'The Spoked Wheel' by Vicki Floyd
Presenters this week Carole Ward, Rick Jones


Author (The Spoked Wheel): Vicki Floyd
Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Closedown

: English Law: 4 - Defective Contracts

Ten programmes in a Business Studies course

a contract may be less valid than it first appears for a number of reasons.
Written and introduced by Michael Molyneux
(These programmes are linked with the English Law series broadcast on Thursdays at 6.30 pm on Radio 3: Study. For details of booklet see page 54)


Writer/presenter: Michael Molyneux
Producer: Tony Roberts

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight
John Timpson and Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents of BBC News
and Weather


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Lancer: Blind Man's Bluff

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

Johnny, blinded during an ambush, is rescued by a girl who cannot speak-and their position is desperate when the attackers return to hunt them down...


Murdoch: Andrew Duggan
Johnny: James Stacy
Scott: Wayne Maunder
Teresa: Elizabeth Baur
Jelly: Paul Brinegar
Mattie: Melissa Murphy
Dr Sam Poovy: Russell Thorson
Slate: L.Q. Jones

: Television Doctor: Say it after me

A programme about speech disorders in children
By the age of three a child should be able to say simple phrases. If he does not what is wrong?
Is he a late developer? Does he have emotional problems? Is he deaf? Or suffering from high-tone deafness?
Some children stutter, either slightly or very badly. Some difficulties cause a child to 'live in a world where everyone else speaks nonsense language'.
The programme shows how some of these disorders are treated and a children's specialist explains how they arise.



Director: John Frost
Producer: Ian Curtis

: The World of Beachcomber

A new series starring Spike Milligan
and featuring Julian Orchard, Frank Thornton, Ann Lancaster, Leon Thau, Paul McDowell, Josephine Gordon, Thelma Taylor, Bernard Jamieson

also appearing this week Fanny Carey, Bill Pertwee, Charlie Atom, Christopher Reynolds, Bert Simms

Adapted by Barry Took from the Beachcomber column of the Daily Express
Additional material by Spike Milligan


Author: Beachcomber [J.B. Morton]
Adapted by: Barry Took
Additional material: Spike Milligan
Ballet devised by: Josephine Gordon
Music: Dennis Wilson
Design: Roger Liminton
Producer: Duncan Wood
Dr. Strabismus: Spike Milligan
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actress]: Ann Lancaster
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Paul McDowell
[Actress]: Josephine Gordon
[Actress]: Thelma Taylor
[Actor]: Bernard Jamieson
[Actress]: Fanny Carey
[Actor]: Bill Pertwee
[Actor]: Charlie Atom
[Actor]: Christopher Reynolds
[Actor]: Bert Simms

: Horizon: CERN

Scientists making measurements with a machine half a mile in circumference... engineers designing another similar machine five miles in circumference: this is high-energy physics at the European Council for Nuclear Research, CERN, near Geneva in Switzerland.
CERN produces nothing but spends £30 million a year investigating the ingredients of the nucleus, looking at particles only a ten-millionth of a millionth of an inch in diameter. CERN... the very big in pursuit of the very small.
Tonight's film looks at the landscape of CERN and its physicists and concludes that the day of the gigantic act of faith is not yet over.


Narrator: Christopher Chataway
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Denis Postle

: News Summary and Weather


: Line-Up: Monday

Introduced by Mel Oxley with James Cameron, William Rushton and talk of this and that



Presenter: Mel Oxley
Guest: James Cameron
Guest: William Rushton
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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