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: Play School: Useful Box Day

Today's story is "The Tortoises' Picnic" by Michael Rosen
Presenters this week Carole Ward, Brian Cant


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (The Tortoises' Picnic): Michael Rosen

: Closedown

: Newsroom

Reporting: Peter Woods with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Michael Sullivan, David Tindall, Richard Whitmore
and Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods
Reporter: Martin Bell
Reporter: Michael Blakey
Reporter: Michael Clayton
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Reporter: David Tindall
Reporter: Richard Whitmore

: Lancer: The Gifts

Murdoch's birthday is an occasion that calls for something special, so Johnny, Scott and Jelly each buy him an unusual gift. But actually delivering them turns out to be far from easy...


Murdoch: Andrew Duggan
Johnny: James Stacy
Scott: Wayne Maunder
Jelly: Paul Brinegar
Trina Mason: Mary Jo Kennedy
Tiffany Mumford: Sharon Acker
Mrs Moran: June Dayton

: Horizon: Noah's Ark in Kensington

This week's programme in the series on Man and Science today.

"I like these large spiders. I think because they are large. They are very fine looking creatures and you can get very attached to them. They can be kept as pets." - Douglas Clark, Department of Zoology

The Natural History Museum is a place of enthusiasts: the hundreds of children who swarm through the public galleries each day and the 350 naturalists employed by the museum. Their job is to look after and do research on one of the largest collections of living organisms in the world.
Tonight's programme is a chance to look behind the scenes of a well-known institution. It is also about the public who visit it and the people who work there.
(Noah's Ark - in the middle of London!: see page 9)


Music: Georges Delerue
Narrator: Christopher Chataway
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Christopher La Fontaine

: One More Time!

A non-stop sing-in of familiar tunes with Kiki Dee, Heathmore, Lois Lane, Jackie Lee, Mike Redway, Tom Saffery, Andee Silver, Danny Street, The Fine Tooth Combs


Singer: Kiki Dee
Singer: Heathmore
Singer: Lois Lane
Singer: Jackie Lee
Singer: Mike Redway
Singer: Tom Saffery
Singer: Andee Silver
Singer: Danny Street
Singers: The Fine Tooth Combs
Musical Director/Arranger: Bill Shepherd
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Yesterday's Witness: Mission to Serbia

In Britain at the outset of the First World War the services of trained medical women were rejected by the War Office. Serbia, with its thousands of wounded, few doctors, and no nurses, gladly welcomed them.
There are a few of those women for whom the years with the Serbian Army are still vivid. In this film four of them remember the struggle to care for the wounded in overcrowded hospitals; the typhus epidemic which swept the country and claimed some of their own comrades; the great retreat across the Albanian mountains in winter. Taking part: Dr Katharine Macphail, Anna Christitch, Francesca Wilson, Dorothy Newhall.


Interviewee: Dr Katharine MacPhail
Interviewee: Anna Christitch
Interviewee: Francesca Wilson
Interviewee: Dorothy Newhall
Producer: Stephen Peet
Director: Patricia Meehan

: Line-Up: Edinburgh

Joan Bakewell and Sheridan Morley introduce the programme from Edinburgh during the Festival.


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Michael Hill

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Edinburgh Festival at 70 24 August 2017

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