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A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Miranda Connell, Rick Jones
Today's story is called "Oh Essie!" by Geraldine Kaye

Do you ever forget things and get in a muddle? Today's story is about a schoolgirl who is very forgetful. Wellington boots, football boots, and a pair of very old boots come into the story Miranda tells on Wednesday, and on Friday Rick finds a piano in Play School and uses it to tell a story.
There are lots of games in Play School this week: "Simon Says" and jumping-over-puddles game are just two that Miranda and Rick ask you to play with them. Would you like to go across the sea, riding just above the waves? On Wednesday, the windows show some people travelling this way - in a giant hovercraft.
(to 11.20)


Miranda Connell
Rick Jones
Author (Oh Essie!):
Geraldine Kaye

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson and Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at.home and abroad, of BBC News
followed by The Weather


John Timpson
Peter Woods

A series of six films about the lives of people who have achieved success working in Paris.

A Paris Match photographer and his girl-friend set off to cover an International Ski event. The complexity of their personal relationship emerges as they carry out their assignment in the atmosphere of the resort and the racetrack.


Executive Producer:
Brian Lewis
Michael Rabiger

Written by Dick Hills and Sid Green.
The first of a new series.
Starring Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Guest artists, Georgia Brown, Los Zafiros
with Jenny Lee-Wright, Bettine Le Beau
See page 32


Dick Hills
Sid Green
Orchestra directed by:
Alyn Ainsworth
Brian Tregidden
John Ammonds
Eric Morecambe
Ernie Wise
Georgia Brown
Los Zafiros
Jenny Lee-Wright
Bettine Le Beau

Featuring the flamenco guitar of Paco Pena and Alegria and Angelita Theodosis in a programme of Spanish folk song and dance.

Paco Pena is a flamenco guitarist who now lives and teaches in London His first BBC-tv appearance was with Julie Felix last year, and he has since been seen in Dee Time and several times in Late Night Line-Up.
Alegria and Angelita Theodosis were born in Greece but now live in Spain. They have a company of Spanish dancers and sing and play the guitar. Their speciality is the songs of Lorca. Tonight's performance in Musica de Espana is their first TV appearance in this country.


Paco Pena
Alegria Theodosis
Angelita Theodosis
Martin Collins
Stanley Dorfman

A film starring Siobhan McKenna, Gary Raymond
with Liam Redmond.

An innkeeper's daughter falls in love with a handsome stranger but soon discovers his heroic exploits have no more than a grain of truth.

Siobhan McKenna stars as Pegeen Mike
The Playboy of the Western World
This film was awarded three citations when it was shown at the Boston, Massachusetts Festival. It was also shown at the 1962 Edinburgh Festival, but was never given a general release in this country.
It was shot on location in Dingle Bay, County Kerry, and many of the cast came from the production of the play at Dublin's Abbey Theatre.
The language, not surprisingly is Irish through and through, and shot with Synge's inimitable poetry. Superb acting from a distinguished cast, which includes the incomparable Siobhan McKenna as the put-upon Pegeen, makes it a film to remember.
Tonight at 9.5


Based on the play by:
John Millington Synge
Brian Desmond Hurst
Brendan Smith
Denis O'Dell
Pegeen Mike:
Siobhan McKenna
Christy Mahon:
Gary Raymond
Michael James:
Liam Redmond
Widow Quin:
Elspeth March
Shawn Keogh:
Micheal O'Briain
Jimmy Farrell:
Brendan Cauldwell
Philly Cullen:
John Welsh
Old Mahon:
Niall McGinnis

A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King, Sheridan Morley.


Michael Dean
Joan Bakewell
Tony Bilbow
Brian King
Sheridan Morley
Rowan Ayers

BBC Two England

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