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: Play School: Useful Box Day

Today's story is "Dark is Fun" by Jill Tomlinson
Presenters this week Mary Miller, Brian Cant


Presenter: Mary Miller
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (Dark is Fun): Jill Tomlinson

: Closedown

: English Law: 5: Discharge of Contracts

How does a contract come to an end? And what are your remedies if the other party breaks his contract with you?
Written and introduced by Michael Molyneux

(First shown on BBC1)
(These programmes are linked with the English Law series broadcast on Thursdays at 6.30 pm on Radio 3: Study.)


Writer/Presenter: Michael Molyneux
Producer: Tony Roberts

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight
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
and 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

: The High Chaparral: Time of Your Life

The High Chaparral is the home of a pioneer family in the newly-won West; is the prize the settlers must hold against outlaws and Indians; and spells adventure in the wild Arizona territory of 1870

Billy Blue faces the most dangerous test of his life when he is challenged to a showdown by a professional and ruthless gun-fighter.
(Abraham and Isaac ride the range: page 6)


Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue: Mark Slade
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Johnny: James Mitchum
Penny: Tammy August
Sam: Don Collier
Joe: Robert Hoy

: Television Doctor: Breast Feeding

Should a mother feed her baby from the breast or from a bottle? Does breast feeding hurt? Is it unpleasant or messy?
Bottle feeding may hold a greater risk of infection but the majority of babies born in this country are bottle fed.
Both methods are shown and a Children's Specialist discusses the problems with the two mothers.



Presenter: A children's specialist [name uncredited]
Director: Mick Jackson
Producer: Ian Curtis

: Bernard Braden represents Stephen Leacock in Leacock at Home

'I enjoy more leisure in the four corners of a single year than a businessman knows in his whole life. I thus have what the businessman can never enjoy, an ability to think, and what is still better to stop thinking altogether for months at a time.'
In the late 1940s the humorist Stephen Leacock, who had been a professor of economics at McGill University, Montreal, for 36 years, retired or rather (as he put it) 'was fired on the grounds of senility.' He lived at Orillia on the shores of Lake Simcoe and tonight's programme recreates a summer evening at his home, Old Brewery Bay, where he remembers his life and times.
(The profoundly funny professor: page 11)


Make-up: Sandra Shepherd
Costume: Anne McKay
Design: Richard Hunt
Presented by: Michael Mills
Stephen Leacock: Bernard Breaden

: Horizon: Snap, Crackle and Bang

The props for this programme are pistols, muskets and, above all, explosives. For 30 years now these are what Colonel Brian Shaw, marksman and lecturer in chemistry, has been using in his now famous lecture on explosives. He gave it once again for Horizon before an invited audience at University College, London.
But Colonel Shaw does not merely interest his audience. He deafens them, showers them with cotton wool, and above all entertains them. In his performance Colonel Shaw has combined a lesson in chemistry with a variety act and retained the best of both.


Lecturer: Colonel Brian Shaw
Director: Brian Johnson
Producer: Michael Garrod
Editor: Peter Goodchild

: 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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