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: Play School: Ideas Day

Today's story is "The Little Tiger Who Didn't Like Washing" by Stephanie Sale


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Johnny Silvo
Author (The Little Tiger Who Didn't Like Washing): Stephanie Sale

: Closedown

: Man in Society: 9: The Reel World?

Of all the mass media, television is the most dominant in the wealthier and more industrialised countries, and exerts an important socialising influence. How?
Introduced by Derek Hart
(Linked with Radio 3. Study: Fridays 7.0 pm. For further details see page 70)


Presenter: Derek Hart
Director: John Groom
Producer: Howard Smith

: Not a Word

An 'incomplete' word game
In a display of unparalleled lexicological dexterity words are built up letter by letter and the two teams accuse each other of inadvertently completing words or of having no word to complete.
Bill Grundy, Eleanor Summerfield, Professor G. H. A. Cole
Henry Livings, Sheila Tracy, Professor W. H. G. Armytage
In the chair Brian Redhead
(from Manchester)


Panellist: Bill Grundy
Panellist: Eleanor Summerfield
Panellist: Professor G. H. A. Cole
Panellist: Henry Livings
Panellist: Sheila Tracy
Panellist: Professor W. H. G. Armytage
Chairman: Brian Redhead
Director: John C. Miller
Devised and produced by: Vivian A. Daniels

: The Money Programme

The news and the men behind the news in the world of money
Introduced by Brian Widlake, Alan Watson, John Tusa


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Presenter: Alan Watson
Presenter: John Tusa
Associate Producer: John Walker
Producer: Michael Bunce

: W. Somerset Maugham: The Closed Shop

Dramatised by Hugh Whitemore
[Starring] Charles Gray as the Storyteller, Peter Jeffrey as El Presidente Two, Paul Whitsun-Jones as El Presidente One, John Junkin as Don Agosto

It all started with El Presidente, one of the many gentlemen to hold that title, who, to satisfy his own lust for a certain married woman, introduced the simplest of divorce laws and thus opened up the floodgates for an invasion of rich American matrons seeking to end their marital state.


Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Dramatised by: Hugh Whitemore
Costumes: Joyce Macken
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Herbert Chappell
Script Editor: Andrew Brown
Designer: J. Roger Lowe
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Moira Armstrong
The Storyteller: Charles Gray
El Presidente Two: Peter Jeffrey
El Presidente One: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Don Agosto: John Junkin
First Tout: Andreas Lysandrou
Second Tout: Al Garcia
Third Tout: Alec Coleman
Rosa: Claire Davenport
Second Fat Girl: Joanna Dickens
Mme Coralie: Marion Mathie
Gloria Fleming: Angela Richards
First Matriarch: Joyce Grant
Second Matriarch: Marcella Markham
Tango dancer: Dennis McCracken
Rodrigo: John Barrard
La Gorda: Muguette de Braie
Carmencita: Olwen Griffiths

: Election Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party
(also on BBC1 and BBC Wales)

: Jazz Scene

at The Ronnie Scott Club

Tonight Ronnie Scott introduces: Guitar Workshop, Mary Lou Williams, The Robert Patterson Singers, The Clarke-Boland Big Band
A collection of virtuosi tonight with Barney Kessel, Tal Farlow and Kenny Burrell in Guitar Workshop, pianist Mary Lou Williams with her trio, the gospel sound of The Robert Patterson Singers, and the driving rhythms of The Clarke-Boland Big Band.
(All artists appear by arrangement with Harold Davison Ltd)


Presenter: Ronnie Scott
Guitarist (Guitar Workshop): Barney Kessel
Guitarist (Guitar Workshop): Tal Farlow
Guitarist (Guitar Workshop): Kenny Burrell
Pianist: Mary Lou Williams
Singers: The Robert Patterson Singers
Musicians: The Clarke-Boland Big Band
Title Music: Francy Boland
Associate Producer: Vernon Lawrence
Production: Terry Henebery

: Line-Up: Thursday

Talk, argument, people, diversion with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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