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: Play School

Story: Puss in Boots
Illustrated by NICOLA BAYLEY Presenters this week
Julie Stevens , Fred Harris

Contributors

Illustrated By: Nicola Bayley
Unknown: Julie Stevens
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Closedown

: Comedy Double Bill

A special holiday presentation of two classic American comedy films. Poppy starring W. C. Fields
Professor Eustace P. McGargle , patent medicine man with a guaranteed cure for all ills, is a con-man par excellence - and W. C. Fields is in inimitable form.
Director A. EDWARD SUTHERLAND and at 5.20
Room Service starring The Marx Brothers
Groucho, as a bankrupt stage producer, tries to put on a play - and stay in his hotel room -without any money.
Director WILLIAM SIETER

Contributors

Unknown: Professor Eustace P. McGargle
Director: A. Edward Sutherland
Unknown: Marx Brothers
Director: William Sieter
Prof Eustace McGargle: W C Fields
Poppy: Rochelle Hudson
Billy Farnsworth: Richard Cromwell
Countess Maggi Tubbs DePuizzi: Catharine Doucet
Attorney Whiffen: Lynne Overman
Mayor Farnsworth: Granville Bates
Sarah Tucker: Maude Eburne
Egmont: Bill Wolfe
Constable Bowman: Adrian Morris
Frances Parker: Rosalind Keith
Gordon Miller: Groucho Marx
Harry Binelli: Chico Marx
Faker Englund: Harpo Marx
Christine: Lucille Ball
Hilda Manney: Ann Miller
Leo Davis: Frank Albertson
Wagner: Donald MacBride
Gribble: Cliff Dunstan
Timothy Hogarth: Philip Loeb
Sasha: Alexander Asro
Dr Glass: Charles Halton

: The Natural History of a Sunbeam

The Royal Institution
Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People
2 : Light and Life
If all life on Earth disappeared today, it could not be recreated in our modern atmosphere. Ironically, it was the simpler atmosphere of the primitive Earth that made the origin of life possible. With the help of an audience of young people, Sir George Porter portrays life as a giant chemical machine, first set in motion by solar energy and powered by the sun ever since.
Presented for television by STUART HARRIS and KARL SABBAGH

Contributors

Unknown: Sir George Porter
Television By: Stuart Harris
Television By: Karl Sabbagh

: News on 2

and Weather

: The Master Game

A Chess Tournament
Presented by Jeremy James
'It's funny - I was sure he didn't know this opening... played it a little slowly... but he's playing the right ones. Now he's undermining these two advanced centre pawns of mine!'
WILLIAM HARTSTON, reigning Master Game Champion, analysing an opening by his opponent, brilliant 11-year-old player NIGEL SHORT.
In this new series of The Master Game, six of Britain's top chess players, including the foremost woman player in Western Europe, are joined by two outstanding youngsters in a competition for the BBC2 Master Game Trophy and a first prize of £250. Round 1, Game 1
Nigel Short, one of the best 11-year-old players of all time v William Hartston, International Master and expert on the Benoni.
Expert analysis Leonard Barden
Designer JOHN BONE
Director GEOFF WALMSLEY
Producer ROBERT TONER

Contributors

Presented By: Jeremy James
Unknown: William Hartston
Unknown: Nigel Short
Unknown: Nigel Short
Unknown: William Hartston
Unknown: Leonard Barden
Designer: John Bone
Director: Geoff Walmsley
Producer: Robert Toner

: Max Bygraves Says' I Wanna Tell You a Story'

Tonight: The 1960s
The Beatles - Mary Quant and mini-skirts - Hula Hoops - Cliff Richard and Tom Jones - Tiny Tim -' Puppet on a String' and Sandie Shaw-TV of the 60s with clips of Harry Worth and Dad's Army - Lionel Bart 's musical Oliver! - Henry Cooper fights Cassius Clay - songs from the big American musicals Mame, Cabaret and Hello Dolly. with the DOUGIE SQUIRES DOZEN
THE EDDIE LESTER SINGERS and CHRISTOPHER WILSON .
Musical arrangements
PETER KNIGHT , ALAN ROPER
Choreography DOUGIE SQUIRES Written by ERIC DAVIDSON Costume JOYCE MORTLOCK Designer MICHAEL YOUNG Director STANLEY APPEL Producer JOHN AMMONDS

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Quant
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Tom Jones
Unknown: Sandie Shaw-Tv
Unknown: Harry Worth
Unknown: Lionel Bart
Unknown: Henry Cooper
Singers: Eddie Lester
Singers: Christopher Wilson
Unknown: Peter Knight
Written By: Eric Davidson
Written By: Costume Joyce Mortlock
Designer: Michael Young
Director: Stanley Appel
Producer: John Ammonds

: The Game

by HAROLD BRIGHOUSE adapted by HENRY LIVINGS
April 1913 - and Blackton Rovers make football history! Jack Metherell , the star centre forward, is sold to a rival club for a record transfer fee. But the Chairman's daughter, shocked by the transaction, decides to carry admiration for her idol beyond the football field.
Concertina played by ALAN BELL Designer PETER MAVIUS Producer DAVID ROSE
Director TRISTAN DE VERE COLE BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Brighouse
Adapted By: Henry Livings
Unknown: Jack Metherell
Played By: Alan Bell
Designer: Peter Mavius
Austin Whitworth: David Swift
Edmund Whitworth: Cllve Swift
Elsie Whitworth: Louise Jameson
Florence Whitworth: Hilary Gasson
Jack Metherell: Stuart Wilson
Mrs Metherell: Anne Dyson
Dr Wells: Peter Theedom
Maid: Sheila Vaudrey
Eleanor: Dinah Glaskin

: Writers' Houses

An anthology with Antonia Fraser Where did Shaw write? How did Wordsworth, Jane Austen , and the Brontes manage to produce their work surrounded by other people whilst Carlyle could only write in a sound-proof room? Why do so many British writers long to become landed gentlemen? What is the connection between a writer's outward circumstances, his home and family, and his inner life?
ANTONIA FRASER examines these topics and many others in a selection from the three recent series of BBC2 films about writers and their houses. She also visits the Suffolk home of the novelist Angus Wilson , who gives his first reactions to a new film specially made for this programme about his own house and writing.
Film editor PAUL HUMFRESS Producer JULIAN JEBB

Contributors

Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Angus Wilson
Producer: Julian Jebb

: Poems and Pints

A wry look at ourselves and others in a programme of words and music. Spoken and sung by Ryan Davies , Elizabeth Morgan Max Boyce , Neil Lewis
John Luce , Glyn Houston from the Welsh Guardsman, Carmarthen
Director HYWEL WILLIAMS
Producer JACK WILLIAMS. BBC Wales

Contributors

Sung By: Ryan Davies
Sung By: Elizabeth Morgan
Sung By: Max Boyce
Sung By: Neil Lewis
Unknown: John Luce
Unknown: Glyn Houston
Director: Hywel Williams
Producer: Jack Williams.

: LateNewson2

Weather

: Blood from the Mummy's Tomb

starring Andrew Keir
Valerie Leon , James Villiers
Archaeologist Prof Fuchs and his expedition discover the ancient burial tomb of an Egyptian queen - legend has it that Tera, Queen of Darkness, had a power beyond the tomb. How great a power is revealed by horrifying events.
Director SETH HOLT. Films: page 11

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Keir
Unknown: Valerie Leon
Unknown: James Villiers
Unknown: Archaeologist Prof Fuchs
Director: Seth Holt.
Fuchs: Andrew Keir
Margaret/Tera: Valerie Leon
Corbeck: James Villiers
Dandridge: Hugh Burden
Berigan: George Coulouris
Tod Browning: Mark Edwards
Helen Dickerson: Rosalie Crutchley
Doctor Putnum: Aubrey Morris








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