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: Play School

Story: "The Quangle-Wangle's Hat" by Edward Lear illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
Presenters this week Diane Dorgan, Lionel Morton

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.10 pm)


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Author (The Quangle-Wangle's Hat): Edward Lear
Illustrator (The Quangle-Wangle's Hat): Helen Oxenbury

: Closedown

: Open University

: Parents and Children

A weekly look at the problems of raising a family
Presented by Paul Barnes

(Shown on Sunday on BBC1)


Presenter: Paul Barnes

: News Summary


: Look, Stranger: A Future for the Past

This is the story of a young man, Peter Macaskill, who decided to restore its ancient past to an unexploited area of the Island of Skye. He rebuilt an ancient family house, the old whisky still and, finally, the old water mill which is now grinding corn after half a century of inactivity.

BBC Scotland


Subject: Peter MacAskill
Executive Producer: Jennifer Jeremy
Director: Finlay J. MacDonald

: Alias Smith and Jones: The Posse That Wouldn't Quit

A Western adventure series
Starring Pete Duel as Smith and Ben Murphy as Jones
with guest stars Vera Miles, Charles H. Gray

A posse's dogged perseverance is rewarded by the capture of Smith and Jones. Their situation is decidedly unhealthy but they are rescued at gunpoint with astonishing speed and efficiency. Their friends in need? Two children-and girls at that!


Smith: Pete Duel [billed as Peter Duel]
Jones: Ben Murphy
[Actress]: Vera Miles
[Actor]: Charles H. Gray

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Patrick Campbell, Rita Tushingham, Graham Hill and Frank Muir, Ann Firbank, Gordon Jackson
Referee Robert Robinson
(from Manchester)


Team captain: Patrick Campbell
Panellist: Rita Tushingham
Panellist: Graham Hill
Team captain: Frank Muir
Panellist: Ann Firbank
Panellist: Gordon Jackson
Referee: Robert Robinson
Call my Bluff devised by: Mark Goodson
Call my Bluff devised by: Bill Todman
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Show of the Week: Dave Allen at Large

Starring Dave Allen
with Jacqueline Clarke, Ronnie Brody, Michael Sharvell-Martin, Peter Hawkins, Robert East

Have you heard the one about the Englishman, the Irishman, the Scotsman, the priest, the rabbi, the vicar, the drunk, the revolutionary and, of course, the butler? You have? Well, here's another hundred or two. 'Every comedian,' says Dave, 'tries to be different and original. I'm different and original by not being different and original.'


Script: Dave Allen
Script: Austin Steele
Script: Peter Vincent
Designer: Keith Cheetham
Producer: Peter Whitmore
Comedian: Dave Allen
[Actress]: Jacqueline Clarke
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: Michael Sharvell-Martin
[Actor]: Peter Hawkins
[Actor]: Robert East

: America: 12: The Arsenal

A Personal History of the United States in 13 parts written and narrated by Alistair Cooke

In two centuries America has gone from a small nation trusting in a rifle by the fireside to a vast nuclear arsenal.
In this film Alistair Cooke looks at the way America's view of herself has changed as she has become a military mammoth. 'Will the technology of the unthinkable war,' he asks, 'grow so strong and subtle as to acquire a momentum all its own which mere men will be powerless to resist?'


Writer/Narrator: Alistair Cooke

: Opinion

A programme with a point of view defined week by week by the opinions of its guest critics-whether lay or professional.
Chris Lightbown discusses A Clockwork Orange with a group of East London teenagers.


Presenter: Chris Lightbown
Producer: Peter Carr

: News Extra

with John Edmunds



Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Closedown

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