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Presenters this week Julie Stevens, Rick Jones
In the story chair, Myrtle Richardson

January falls the snow,
February cold winds blow,
In March peep out the early flowers,
And April comes with sunny showers.
These are the first lines of Play School's opening poem this week, and as it is the first day of the New Year Rick and Julie use ribbon, cardboard, string, and pictures from the Useful Box to make a calendar, which shows a different picture for each month of the year.
Today's story is called 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' by Beatrix Potter
(to 11.20)

Contributors

Presenter:
Julie Stevens
Presenter:
Rick Jones
Storyteller:
Myrtle Richardson
Author (The Tale of Peter Rabbit):
Beatrix Potter

Part of a concert of music by the Strauss family given this morning in the Main Hall of the Musikverein.
by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Led and directed by Willi Boskovsky
with dancers from the Vienna State Opera Ballet
Recorded via Eurovision by courtesy of the Austrian Television Service
Introduced by Richard Baker.

Contributors

Musicians:
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Led and directed by:
Willi Boskovsky
Dancers:
Dancers from the Vienna State Opera Ballet
Choreography:
Dia Luca
Director:
Hermann Lanske
Presenter:
Richard Baker
Presented by:
David Buckton

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson and Peter Woods
with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Tom Mangold, Brian Saxton, David Tindall, Richard Whitmore and the correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News.
See page 19

Contributors

Newsreader:
John Timpson
Newsreader:
Peter Woods
Reporter:
Martin Bell
Reporter:
Michael Blakey
Reporter:
Michael Clayton
Reporter:
Tom Mangold
Reporter:
Brian Saxton
Reporter:
David Tindall
Reporter:
Richard Whitmore

Starring Dick Emery
with Kenneth J. Warren, Patsy Rowlands, Mark Singleton and Jerold Wells
also Sandra Fehr and Simon Cord
Special guest artist, Roy Budd

(Colour)

Contributors

Scripts:
Brad Ashton
Scripts:
Richard Armstrong
Scripts:
Dan Douglas
Scripts:
Austin Steele
Musical direction and orchestrations:
Dennis Wilson
Designer:
Martin Collins
Producer:
John Street
Comedian:
Dick Emery
[Actor]:
Kenneth J. Warren
[Actress]:
Patsy Rowlands
[Actor]:
Mark Singleton
[Actor]:
Jerold Wells
[Actress]:
Sandra Fehr
[Actor]:
Simon Cord
Pianist:
Roy Budd

A time of change
A severing of roots
A readjustment

Mrs. Cooke was born in Victorian England. She has had a long, vigorous, independent life. Now after a lifetime of self-sufficiency she feels a prisoner in her own body; after eighteen years sharing a house with her daughter she will share a room with two other old ladies; Mrs. Cooke is moving into a Salvation Army home.
(Colour)

Contributors

Director:
Charles Denton
Executive Producer:
Brian Lewis

by Alan Plater
With Norman Rodway as Murphy, Nigel Davenport as Donkin
(Norman Rodway is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
(Colour)

Contributors

Writer:
Alan Plater
Music:
Norman Kay
Designer:
Fanny Taylor
Producer:
Michael Bakewell
Director:
Roderick Graham
Murphy:
Norman Rodway
Donkin:
Nigel Davenport
James:
Ronald Hines
Norah:
Rhoda Lewis
Turner:
Donald Gee
Stephens:
Philip Bond
Doris:
Heather Stoney
Mellish:
John Bryans
Featherston:
Arthur Cox
Jennings:
Malcolm Hayes
Miss Hopkirk:
Dorothy Edwards
Sandra:
Janie Booth
Julia:
Ros Drinkwater
Celia:
Christina Greatrex
Tunnicliffe:
Arnold Ridley
Bill:
Michael Graham Cox
Adrian:
Robert Mill

with Ella Fitzgerald and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Two great singers and a famous guitarist entertain with songs and melodies old and new in a show which provides a perfect setting for all three. (Colour)

Contributors

Singer:
Frank Sinatra
Singer:
Ella Fitzgerald
Guitarist:
Antonio Carlos Jobim

A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King and Sheridan Morley.
"He watch'd and wept" (Goldsmith)
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Dean
Presenter:
Joan Bakewell
Presenter:
Tony Bilbow
Presenter:
Brian King
Presenter:
Sheridan Morley

BBC Two England

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