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: Play School: Useful Box Day

Today's story is "The Steeplejack"
Presenters this week Miranda Connell, Lionel Morton



Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Lionel Morton

: Closedown

: Interval

: Dressmaking: 2: The Basic Dress and Coat

with Ann Ladbury
Ten programmes based on a three-piece outfit of dress, coat and trousers specially designed for the series.

(Repeated: BBC1, Thursday 12.30 pm)
(Publicaition, including pattern: p 15)


Presenter: Ann Ladbury
Series Producer: Sheila Innes

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: The Best of High Chaparral: The Assassins

Buck is cautious when the Apache medicine man offers Big John peace with Cochise. The chance must be taken though, and before long the High Chaparral is in deadly peril from those who claim friendship,


Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Blue: Mark Slade
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Nock-Ay-Del: X. Brands
Soldado: James Almanzar
Vaquero: Rodolfo Acosta
Ira: Jerry Summers
Reno: Ted Markland

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Patrick Campbell, Dawn Addams, Richard Vernon and Frank Muir, Jenny Agutter, William Franklyn
Referee Robert Robinson
(from Manchester)


Team captain: Patrick Campbell
Panellist: Dawn Addams
Panellist: Richard Vernon
Team captain: Frank Muir
Panellist: Jenny Agutter
Panellist: William Franklyn
Referee: Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by: Mark Goodson
Call My Bluff devised by: Bill Todman
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Horizon: If at First You Don't Succeed... You Don't Succeed

This week's programme in the series on Man and Science today shows how, if a mother does badly in bringing up her child in the first five years of his life, then that child has almost no chance of success at school.

Child psychologists can now measure the new-born baby's capacity for solving complex problems-and find that the infant's motivation is the sheer joy of solving them. But if this potential is not developed the damage is irreversible.
Through one-way mirrors they can study the reactions of toddlers in 'strange situation rooms' to investigate how a child's confidence and curiosity depend on the mothering it has had. They are asking, 'how should a parent react to a baby's crying?'; 'how should a mother talk to a child?'; and even 'what is a good mother?'

The answers that they are now finding have major implications for education. Forty per cent of our children fail at school. This film shows what we can do about it if we have the will.


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Film Editor: M.A.C. Adams
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: Thirly-Minute Theatre: Combing Down His Yellow Hair

by Raymond Hitchcock
[Starring] Brian Cox as Rod, Mark McManus as Mick

The ship is sinking, with heavy loss of life. But deep in the hull, trapped in an air pocket, two men are still alive.


Writer: Raymond Hitchcock
Script Editor: Tim Aspinall
Designer: Roger Ford
Producer: Anne Head
Director: Ken Hannam
Rod: Brian Cox
Mick: Mark McManus

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