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A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, H. E. Todd

There are many ways of making a picture, and in Play School this week you will see a different way each day.
On Tuesday Miranda Connell reads the story of 'St. George and the Fiery Dragon' by Elizabeth and Gerald Rose, and as it's Dressing-up Day, do you think Rick Jones will become St. George or the Dragon?
On Thursday the arched window will show two children exploring the ruins of Tintagel Castle and Merlin's Cave. Some people believe King Arthur once had his castle at Tintagel, and the story that day is the legend of how Arthur became King.
H. E. Todd returns to the story-teller's chair with three more stories about Bobby Brewster.
(to 11.25)


Miranda Connell
Rick Jones
H. E. Todd

Regional Variations (2)

People to Watch

Ronald Reagan

Duration: 27 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Available for over a year

First transmitted in 1966, John Morgan talks to America's newest political hopeful, former film star turned Republican candidate for California's governorship, Ronald Reagan. Show more

Written by William Inge.
A series of outstanding film dramas.
This week starring Anne Bancroft and Jack Warden

The marriage between socialite Faye Garrit and her rough-hewn former baseball star husband reaches a crucial stage when his sense of being a 'has been' leads him to outbursts of violence.


William Inge
Frank Corsare
Dick Berg
Faye Garrit:
Anne Bancroft
Mannv Garrit:
Jack Warden
Lane Bradbury
Hap Collins:
Paul Fix
Mrs. Bennet:
Faye Bainter
Taxi driver:
Pat Hawley
Mrs. Burns:
Meg Wyllie
Sister Cecilia:
Cathleen Cordell
John Bennet:
Walter Woolf King
Vie Burns:
Tom Fielding
William Inge

A special edition featuring a new opera jointly commissioned by BBC-2 and the Cheltenham Festival.

Music by the young English composer Gordon Crosse and words by W.B. Yeats from his one-act play Purgatory - a violent Irish story of murder in a doomed family.
The opera produced by Vladek Sheybal who is seen at work with the composer and the cast.
The New Opera Company
The Delphos Ensemble
Leader, Jurgen Hess


Gordon Crosse
W.B. Yeats
Vladek Sheybal
The New Opera Company
The Delphos Ensemble
Jurgen Hess
Musical Director:
Leon Lovett
Associate Conductor:
Alan Boustead
Lionel Radford
Patrick Garland
Old man:
Raimund Herincx
The boy:
Bernard Dickerson

by Ronald Eyre.
The second of five new films on the theme of love and marriage.
With John Collin as Baines
and Eileen Atkins as The Girl
and Robert Sansom as P/OP


Ronald Eyre
John McGrath
John Collin
The Girl:
Eileen Atkins
Robert Sansom
Colin Farrell
Christopher Gilmore
Paul Harris
George Roubicek

BBC Two England

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