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: Play School: Ideas Day

Today's story is "Harry the Dirty Dog" by Gene Zion
Illustrated by M. Bloy Graham


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Johnny Silvo
Author (Harry the Dirty Dog): Gene Zion
Illustrator (Harry the Dirty Dog): M. Bloy Graham

: Closedown

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
and Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: 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.
In a return match
Jimmy Thompson, Charlotte Bingham, Gwyn Thomas
John Junkin, Irene Thomas, John Betjeman
Chairman Brian Redhead
with Angela Wilson as The Oracle
(from Manchester)


Panellist: Jimmy Thompson
Panellist: Charlotte Bingham
Panellist: Gwyn Thomas
Panellist: John Junkin
Panellist: Irene Thomas
Panellist: John Betjeman
Chairman: Brian Redhead
The Oracle: Angela Wilson
Director: John C. Miller
Devised and produced by: Vivian A. Daniels

: Beethoven Master Class: Sonata in F major, Op 5 No 1

Paul Tortelier works with young professional cellists on all five Beethoven cello sonatas and a set of variations with Martin Isepp (piano)

Tonight: Sonata in F major, Op 5 No 1
With Camilla de Souza and Nathan Waks


Presenter/Cellist: Paul Tortelier
Pianist: Martin Isepp
Cellist: Camilla de Souza
Cellist: Nathan Waks
Producer: Walter Todds
Director: Jamila Patten

: Out of the Unknown: The Fosters

by Michael Ashe
With Richard Pearson as Mr Foster, Bernard Hepton as Harry Gerwyn, Freda Bamford as Miss Foster, Ann Penfold as Sally Gerwyn.

An old tramp is found dead and there are signs that someone has tried to operate on his head. A youth disappears. The wife of Harry Gerwyn, a biochemist, suddenly goes into a coma that baffles the doctors... then Gerwyn's phone rings and the caller introduces himself as a Mr Foster. Politely he asks Gerwyn to visit him at a quiet suburban address. To all outward appearances Mr Foster and his sister are a perfectly ordinary retired couple, but they are in possession of scientific knowledge far in advance of Gerwyn.


Writer: Michael Ashe
Script Editor: Roger Parkes
Title music composed and conducted by: Norman Kay
Incidental music composed by: Wilfred Josephs
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Philip Dudley
Mr Foster: Richard Pearson
Harry Gerwyn: Bernard Hepton
Miss Foster: Freda Bamford
Sally Gerwyn: Ann Penfold
Bob: Alan Ross
Geoff: Anton Darby
Anne: Pauline Cunningham
Mary Gerwyn: Yvonne Manners
Calton: Kevin Stoney
Digby: John Dawson
Geoff's Mother: Rose Hill
Japhet: John Berwyn
Cazalet: Richard Pescud

: Jazz Scene at The Ronnie Scott Club

Presenting each week some of the international jazz stars recorded at Europe's Number One Jazz Club.

Tonight Ronnie Scott introduces: The Charlie Shavers Quartet, The Grant Green Trio, Champion Jack Dupree, Buddy Rich and his Orchestra
Charlie Shavers is one of the great figures of the forties and fifties. He played trumpet with the John Kirby Sextet, then joined Dorsey for four years, ran a sextet with Terry Gibbs and Louis Bellson, and in 1953 joined Norman Granz's Jazz at the Phil, playing in London at the legendary JATP Concert that brought live American jazz to England for the first time in 20 years.

(All artists appear by arrangement with Harold Davison Ltd)


Presenter: Ronnie Scott
Musicians: The Charlie Shavers Quartet
Musicians: The Grant Green Trio
Singer/Pianist: Champion Jack Dupree
Musicians: Buddy Rich and his Orchestra
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: Michael Hill

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