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: Play School

Dressing-Up Day Today's story is
' The Magician's Dinner' by D. M. LAW MACGREGOR
In the story chair WILLIAM MERVYN


Unknown: D. M. Law MacGregor
Unknown: William Mervyn
Presenters: Carol Chell
Presenters: Gordon Clyde

: Closedown

: The Public Purse

5: At the Controls
Many taxpayers claim that government spending is wasteful. Who does control public spending, and how?
Presented by ROGER opie with Rt Hon Reginald Maudling , MP Rt Hon Richard Marsh , MP Sir Bruce Fraser , KCB
Sir Samuel Goldman , KCB
Douglas Henley, F. J. Atkinson Charles L. Schultze
Series adviser SAMUEL BRITTAN Produced by RICHARD HOOPER


Presented By: Roger Opie
Unknown: Reginald Maudling
Unknown: Richard Marsh
Unknown: Sir Bruce Fraser
Unknown: Sir Samuel Goldman
Unknown: F. J. Atkinson
Unknown: Charles L. Schultze
Unknown: Samuel Brittan
Produced By: Richard Hooper

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight
JOHN TIMPSON and PETER WOODS and the reporters and correspondents of BBC News and Weather


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Peter Woods

: The Borderers: Plot Counterplot

by Anthony Coburn
[Starring] Iain Cuthbertson Russell Waters
Guest stars Ellen McIntosh, Robert James, Simon Lack, John Harvey
With high hopes of promotion Cessford journeys to Edinburgh only to find that he has swallowed several juicy baits on his way to dismissal and disgrace.


Writer: Anthony Coburn
Series created by: Bill Craig
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Script Editor: Martin Worth
Associate Producer: Michael Glynn
Producer: Anthony Coburn
Director: Lennie Mayne
Cessford: Iain Cuthbertson
Pringle: Russell Waters
Lady Isobel Ker: Ellen McIntosh
Maitland of Lethington: Robert James
Earl of Moray: Simon Lack
Sir John Forster: John Harvey
Warden Sergeant: Iain Blair
Captain Bessancourt: Peter Miles
Meg: Margaret Leslie
Sergeant Livingstone: Roy Pattison
Woman on farm: Jean Clarke

: While We're on the Subject

A quiz series
This week: Poetry and Verse John Tusa asks
Peter Porter , Al Alvarez Patrick Garland for facts and opinions about poets and their work
Producer LESLIE megahey


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Al Alvarez
Unknown: Patrick Garland
Producer: Leslie Megahey

: Hollywood in the Sixties By Love Possessed

Tonight's film in this season of outstanding films of the past ten years from the movie capital stars Lana Turner , Efrem Zimbalist Jr Jason Robards Jr with George Hamilton , Susan Kohner Barbara Bel Geddes Thomas Mitchell
Reckless horseback-riding, double whiskies and moonlight trysts with her husband's attractive law-partner: these are vital ingredients of the lush Lana Turner movies, of which this is a memorable example thanks to the capable touch of director John Sturges and fine performances from a distinguished cast.
Tonight's film, released by United Artists in 1961, is adapted from the controversial novel by James Cozzens.
Screenplay by CHARLES SCHNEE Produced byWALTER mirisch Directed by JOHN STURGES


Unknown: Lana Turner
Unknown: George Hamilton
Unknown: Susan Kohner
Unknown: Barbara Bel Geddes
Unknown: Thomas Mitchell
Unknown: Lana Turner
Director: John Sturges
Novel By: James Cozzens.
Play By: Charles Schnee
Produced By: Walter Mirisch
Directed By: John Sturges
Marjorie Penrose: Lana Turner
Arthur Winner: Efrem Zimbalist Jr
Julius Penrose: Jason Robards Jr
Warren Winner: George Hamilton
Helen Detweiler: Susan Kohner
Clarissa Winner: Barbara Bel Geddes
Noah Turtle: Thomas Mitchell

: Line-Up: Tuesday

Tomorrow night's Wednesday Play is a co-production between the BBC and Dutch Television. ' Unravelling the skein of Dutch tv is a bit like trying to follow Alice through Wonderland ' - a Dutch tv critic.
JOAN BAKEWELL introduces a filmed report on this unique and complicated system by which viewers can claim time on TV.


Editor: Rowan Ayers

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