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: Play School

A special Bank Holiday edition from the pier, beach and promenade of Clacton-on-Sea
Story: Nobody Loses All the Time by PETER CHARLTON
Presenters this week
Miranda Connell , Lionel Morton


Unknown: Peter Charlton
Unknown: Miranda Connell
Unknown: Lionel Morton

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory

with Ted Ray
The Railway Stories by REV W. AWDRY Today:
Tank Engine Thomas Again


Unknown: Ted Ray

: Cricket: Third Test

England v
West Indies
Fourth day: coverage up to the close of play direct from Lord's.

: Come Lasses and Lads

Last summer 700 boys and girls put down their pens and pencils, picked up violins, cellos, recorders and song-books and made their way to the Town Hall, Reading.
For Noel Hale, the town's Music Organiser, this was to be the last time he would conduct the junior Music Festival. After a lifetime devoted to teaching music in school he has retired, leaving behind a tradition of children's music in Reading of which the town is-justly proud.
Producer Tom Conway


Subject: Noel Hale
Producer: Tom Conway

: News Summary


: Opinion

What is happening to the seaside concert party as its traditional audience defects to the Costa Brava in ever-larger numbers? In this special Bank Holiday programme we visit the White Rock Pavilion, Hastings, and find that, while the names have changed, the tradition is living still.
In the studio Michael Dean talks to Roy Hudd and Tommy Trinder who, with his daughter Jane, sees the show-business wheel turn full circle.


Talks: Michael Dean
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Producer: Peter Carr

: Face the Music

A musical quiz
Joseph Cooper as question-master invites you for the last time in this current series to match your musical wits against Joyce Grenfell Bernard Levin Robin Ray
Guest musician Colin Davis


Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Bernard Levin
Unknown: Robin Ray
Musician: Colin Davis
Director: Denis Moriarty
Producer: Walter Todds

: The High Chaparral: Survival

Some of the best from one of the best Western film series ever made.

Big John and his son are captured by Apaches and submitted to an ordeal which only the bravest could hope to endure.


Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Blue: Mark Slade
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Victoria: Linda Cristal
KIosen: Robert Phillips
Chief Soldado: James Almanzar
Sam: Don Collier
Vacquero: Rudolfo Acosta
Pedro: Roberto Contreras
Ira: Jerry Summers

: Milligan in Summer

starring Spike Milligan with Kenneth Griffith , John Wells Allan Cuthbertson , Rose Hill John Cater , John Benson Derek Ware , Alan Chuntz
Barbara Wise , Veronica Griffiths Donald Groves
Written by spike milligan and JOHN ANTROBUS with additional material by ROY TUVEY and MAURICE SELLAR
' That Tune ' sung by KENNY RICHARDS arranged and conducted by LES WILLIAMS Design KEITH CHEETHAM , BARBARA GOSNOLD Producer MICHAEL MILLS


Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Kenneth Griffith
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Allan Cuthbertson
Unknown: John Cater
Unknown: John Benson
Unknown: Derek Ware
Unknown: Alan Chuntz
Unknown: Barbara Wise
Unknown: Veronica Griffiths
Unknown: Donald Groves
Written By: Spike Milligan
Written By: John Antrobus
Unknown: Roy Tuvey
Unknown: Maurice Sellar
Sung By: Kenny Richards
Conducted By: Les Williams
Design: Keith Cheetham
Design: Barbara Gosnold
Producer: Michael Mills

: Yesterday's Witness: A Cause Worth Fighting For

The Spanish Civil War, in the late 30s, could be said to be the first of the ideological wars of our time. Nazi Germany and fascist Italy used Spain as a rehearsal ground for the greater war to come. Thousands of volunteers poured into Spain to take up arms on the other side against Franco. Of the 2,000 volunteers who went from Britain, 500 were killed. The members of the British Battalion of the International Brigade were mainly workers: railwaymen, miners, trades unionists. In this programme they - and others who supported them - tell the story of the Civil War as they saw it.
Taking part:
Claud Cockburn, Bob Cooney, Tony Gilbert, Margaret Lesser, Wil Paynter, Jim Prendergast, Bessie Wild and Sam Wild
Narrator James Cameron


Interviewee: Claud Cockburn
Interviewee: Bob Cooney
Interviewee: Tony Gilbert
Interviewee: Margaret Lesser
Interviewee: Wil Paynter
Interviewee: Jim Prendergast
Interviewee: Bessie Wild
Interviewee: Sam Wild
Narrator: James Cameron
Film Editor: Chuck Despins
Producer: Stephen Peet
Director: Michael Rabiger

: Blues Like Showers of Rain

The folk songs of the American Negro echo the misery of a people oppressed, even after emancipation and the end of slavery.
The poverty-stricken lives they led are portrayed through contemporary illustrations and authentic recordings of blues singers of the period, including: J. B. LENOIR , SUNNYLAND SLIM SPECKLED RED, OTIS SPANN
SAM LIGHTNIN HOPKINS and many others


Unknown: J. B. Lenoir
Unknown: Otis Spann
Unknown: Lonnie Johnson
Unknown: James Stump Johnson
Unknown: Sam Lightnin Hopkins
Producer: John Jeremy

: News Extra

with John Edmunds ; Weather


Unknown: John Edmunds

: Closedown

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