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: Play School: Science Day

Today's story is "The Scribble" by Phyllis Jowitt


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Rick Jones
Author (The Scribble): Phyllis Jowitt
Pianist: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Barbara Gosnold
Scripted and directed by: Ann Reay
Scripted and directed by: Peter Wiltshire
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Which Way?: The Funnies

An investigation of transport today and in the next ten years.

For 80 years engineers have been devising novel means of moving people. Although Paris had a moving pavement in 1900, such ideas have never been taken seriously by city planners. There is some reason to believe opinion is changing.


Presenter: Bill Grundy
Producer: David Cordingley

: Shakespeare's Island

"Next to God, Shakespeare has created most" - (Balzac)

William Shakespeare was born 407 years ago today in Stratford-upon-Avon, and died there on the same day 52 years later.
This film goes behind the scenes of the RSC in Stratford to watch the various stages of a production of Shakespeare's The Tempest. It also explores Shakespeare's life and writings against the setting of Stratford and the Warwickshire countryside.

With John Barton, Christopher Gable, Roger Howells, Ben Kingsley, Estelle Kohler, Christopher Morley, Trevor Nunn, Ian Richardson, Barry Stanton
Written and directed by Lorna Pegram
A BBC Tv/Patria Pictures co-production
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Narrator: Tony Church
Reader: Ian Holm
Film Cameraman: Peter Bartlett
Film Cameraman: Ian Stone
Film Editor: Martin Crump
Writer/Director: Lorna Pegram
Director [subject]: John Barton
Actor: Christopher Gable
Actor: Roger Howells
Actor: Ben Kingsley
Actress: Estelle Kohler
Actor: Christopher Morley
Director [subject]: Trevor Nunn
Actor: Ian Richardson
Actor: Barry Stanton

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Shakespearean Spin-Offs 24 April 2016

: Sunset Song: 5: Harvest

by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised in six parts by Bill Craig
[Starring] James Grant as Ewan Tavendale, Victor Carin as Chae Strachan and Vivien Heilbron as Chris

"Our best friends were out of Kinraddie now. But we had ourselves. And seeing your Ewan grow straight and strong, with that slim body like his father's, it made a strange dizziness go singing in my heart."
(From BBC Scotland)


Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised by: Bill Craig
Designer: David McKenzie
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Director: Moira Armstrong
Ewan: James Grant
Doctor Meldrum: Paul Kermack
Chris: Vivien Heilbron
Long Rob Duncan: Derek Anders
Mrs Mutch: Joan Fitzpatrick
Mrs Munro: Mary Riggans
Alec Mutch: Alex McAvey
Munro of Cuddiestoun: John Grieve
Chae Strachan: Victor Carin
Nurse Ogilvie: Anna Welsh
Auctioneer: Brian Sweenie
Rev Gibbon: Charles Kearney
Kirsty Strachan: Anne Kristen
Factor: James Crampsey
Policeman: Wallace Campbell
John Brigson: David Mowat

: 'Wilton's': The Handsomest Hall in Town

An evening at Wilton's Music-Hall, Grace's Alley, Wellclose Square, London, 1860
starring Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Keith Michell, Pat Kirkwood, Warren Mitchell, Ronnie Barker, Bill Fraser, Gina Astralita, Eric Robinson
Introduced by Billy Russell.

Wilton's Music-Hall in the East End of London has survived against all the odds and, though now standing empty, represents the only unaltered music-hall of its type in the country. Tonight the gas lamps are lighted once again, the audience take their places, and the warmth and gaiety of the 'Wilton's' of 100 years ago comes to the screen.


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Make-up: Tina Earnshaw
Costumes: Mary Woods
Choreographer: Janet Hall
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Designer: Jim Carter
Producer: Michael Mills
Presenter: Billy Russell
Performer: Peter Sellers
Performer: Spike Milligan
Performer: Keith Michell
Performer: Pat Kirkwood
Performer: Warren Mitchell
Performer: Ronnie Barker
Performer: Bill Fraser
Performer: Gina Astralita
Performer: Eric Robinson
Dancer: Wendy Barry
Dancer: Seraphina Lansdown
Dancer: Gillian Hammond
Dancer: Sherrie Jones
Dancer: Domini Winter
Dancer: Jenny Layland
Staff/Patron: Michael Crockett
Staff/Patron: Muguette de Braie
Staff/Patron: Terry Duggan
Staff/Patron: Barbara Francis
Staff/Patron: Michael Lees
Staff/Patron: John Scott Martin
Staff/Patron: Nosher Powell
Staff/Patron: Kenneth Shanley
Staff/Patron: Andrew Sketchley
Staff/Patron: Jo Warne
Staff/Patron: Anthony Woodruff

: Television Doctor

Looking at the problem of Venereal Diseases.


Director: Robin Bates
Producer: Peter Bruce

: Europa

The World as seen through European Eyes
Introduced by Derek Hart


Presenter: Derek Hart
Editor: Ronnie Noble

: Late Night Line-Up: Television: The Future

with Nicholas Johnson, Commissioner of US Federal Communications Commission


Speaker: Nicholas Johnson

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