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: Play School

Story: I Wish I Could Whistle by IVY GALLAGHER
Guest storyteller Percy Edwards Presenters


Unknown: Percy Edwards
Presenters: Diane Dorgan
Unknown: Lionel Morton

: Closedown

: Early Years at School

7 : Talk Back 1
An outside broadcast from a school where earlier programmes in the series have been watched and discussed by a group of teachers and parents.
Introduced by ALAN little
Producer david alien
Book 70p: see page 90


Introduced By: Alan Little

: Before the Ark

5: Lost Worlds
Tar, coal and clay are some of the preservatives that allow whole environments to be reconstructed.
Introduced by Dr Alan Charig


Introduced By: Dr Alan Charig
Director: Peter Ramsden
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: Wheelbase

The world of motoring with Cliff Michelmore
On the eve of the Royal Wedding JUDITH JACKSON and BARRIE GILL look at the cars in which HRH Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips have enjoyed their first few years of motoring. In West Germany MICHAEL frostick test-drives the new Opel Kadett, to be introduced in Britain tomorrow, and the programme also includes a report from Italy on the latest juggernaut lorries unveiled this week at the International Commercial Vehicle Show in Turin.
Director PETER ci.eaver
Producers JOHN MILLS, TONY salmon Editor BRIAN ROBINS


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Judith Jackson
Unknown: Barrie Gill
Unknown: Captain Mark Phillips
Editor: Brian Robins

: Floodlit Rugby League

for the BBC2 Trophy Second Quarter-Final
Bramley v Castleford or Halifax
Bramley making their first appearance in the competition have a hard match at home.
Commentator EDDIE waking

: Laurence Olivier in The Entertainer

The first of six films featuring some of Britain's most celebrated actors. Tonight also starring
Brenda de Banzie , Roger Livesey and Joan Plowright
Olivier's characterisation of the seedy music-hall performer, Archie Rice , remains one of his most successful and sensational roles. A third-rate song-and-dance man performing in a half-empty town, Archie dreams of the big come-back. Ruthlessly disregarding the feeling of his family and willing to stoop even to illegal means to get to the top, he only succeeds in destroying himself.
Adapted from the play by JOHN OSBORNE Producer HARRY SALTZMAN Director tony Richardson
This Week's Films: page 15


Unknown: Brenda de Banzie
Unknown: Roger Livesey
Unknown: Joan Plowright
Unknown: Archie Rice
Unknown: John Osborne
Unknown: Nigel Kneale
Play By: John Osborne
Producer: Harry Saltzman
Director: Tony Richardson
Archie Rice: Laurence Olivier
Phoebe Rice: Brenda De Banzie
Billy: Roger Livesey
Jean: Joan Plowright
Frank: Alan Bates
Tina: Shirley Anne Field
Mrs Lapford: Thora Hird
Graham: Daniel Massey
Soubrette: Miriam Karlin
Hubbard: Geoffrey Toone
Mick: Albert Finney
Cobber Carson: James Cullifokd

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Bob Harris with the news, views and sounds of today's music. Alan Stivell , Al Stewart
Producer MICHAEL afpleton


Unknown: Bob Harris
Music: Alan Stivell
Music: Al Stewart
Director: Colin Strong
Producer: Michael Afpleton

: News Extra

Presented by David Holmes with Peter Dorling ; Weather


Presented By: David Holmes
Unknown: Peter Dorling

: Closedown

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