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: Play School

Story: Pylon Tower
Presenters this week: Toni Arthur, Derek Griffiths
(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.10 pm. Not Scottish transmitters)


Presenter: Toni Arthur
Presenter: Derek Griffiths

: Closedown

: Pal Joey

starring Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak
with Barbara Nichols

Joey Evans, an ambitious singer, arrives in San Francisco without work or money. He has just one tangible asset - a way with women - which he exploits to the full.
(This Weeks Films: page 9)


Director: George Sidney
Vera Simpson: Rita Hayworth
Joey Evans: Frank Sinatra
Linda English: Kim Novak
Gladys: Barbara Nichols
Ned Galvin: Bobby Sherwood
Mike Higgins: Hank Henry
Mrs Casey: Elizabeth Patterson
Bartender: Robin Morse
Col Langley: Frank Wilcox
Mr Forsythe: Pierre Watkin
Anderson: Barry Bernard

: New Year's Day Concert from Vienna

Introduced by Richard Baker
The annual musical treat from Vienna - a concert of music both familiar and unfamiliar written by members of the Strauss family. The music, the dance and the fun and games all took place this morning in the Main Hall of the Musikverein with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra led and conducted in the traditional manner by Willi Boskovsky
With dancers of the Vienna State Opera Ballet

(Recorded via Eurovision by courtesy of the Austrian Television Service)


Presenter: Richard Baker
Musicians: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra led and conducted by: Willi Boskovsky
Dancers: Dancers of the Vienna State Opera Ballet
Choreography: Alois Mitterhuber
Director: Hermann Lanske

: Ripples in the Ether: Royal Institution Lectures: 2: Getting Rid of the Wires

Geoffrey Gouriet, Chief Engineer, BBC Research and Development, explains and demonstrates how electricity and magnetism can 'leapfrog' to form radio waves, the 'ripples in the ether.'
(Lecture 3: Tuesday, 6.30pm)


Lecturer: Geoffrey Gouriet

: News Summary, Weather


: Look, Stranger: Foula - the Lonely Island

Foula, lying 20 stormy miles west of Shetland, is Britain's most remote inhabited island. In less than a century the population has dwindled from 200 to only 30-but those 30 hold out happily.


Producer: Tim Slessor
Executive Producer: Jennifer Jeremy

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Patrick Campbell, Anne Stallybrass, Douglas Fairbanks Jr and Frank Muir, Jean Marsh, Miles Kington
Referee, Robert Robinson


Team captain: Patrick Campbell
Panellist: Anne Stallybrass
Panellist: Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Team captain: Frank Muir
Panellist: Jean Marsh
Panellist: Miles Kington
Referee: Robert Robinson
"Call My Bluff" devised by: Mark Goodson
"Call My Bluff" devised by: Bill Todman
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: Johnny Downes

: America: 8: Domesticating a Wilderness

(Shown on Sunday. This series is currently being printed in the Listener)

: Alias Smith and Jones: A Fistful of Diamonds

Starring Pete Duel as Smith and Ben Murphy as Jones
with guest stars John McGiver, Sam Jaffe, Michele Carey
(Colour) [Repeat]


Smith: Pete Duel
Jones: Ben Murphy
[Actor]: John McGiver
[Actor]: Sam Jaffe
[Actress]: Michele Carey

: Marlene Dietrich Show

BBC/Bentwood TV Co-production
(Blue Angel in swansdown wrap: p 14)


Singer: Marlene Dietrich
Musical arrangements: Burt Bacharach
Orchestra conducted by: Stan Freeman
Director: Clark Jones
Programme Associate: Ernest Maxin
Executive Producer: Alexander H. Cohen

: Opinion: The 1972 Critics' Circle Television Awards

A programme with a point of view as wide in range as criticism itself, the opinions of the programme are defined week by week by those of its guests.
The subject this week: The 1972 Critics' Circle Television Awards


Producer: Peter Carr
Executive Producer: Mike Fentiman

: News Extra

with John Edmunds


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Closedown

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