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: Bonjour Francoise: 1: Comme Ca, C'est Tres Bien

Written by Michel Faure and Joe Cremona.
A course of thirty lessons for absolute beginners in French.

Jean-Paul, a young photographer, introduces his favourite model, Francoise, to Jacqueline, his secretary.
with Pamela Stirling, Andre Maranne
and Malou Pantera as Francoise, Francois Brincourt as Jean-Paul
A BBC Educational broadcast
Repeated on Tuesday at 11.00 p.m.
(to 9.55)


Writer: Michel Faure
Writer: Joe Cremona
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Presenter: Pamela Stirling
Presenter: Andre Maranne
Francoise: Malou Pantera
Jean-Paul: Francois Brincourt

: Master Driving: 1: The Driving Method

with John Miles
A series of ten programmes to advise and encourage drivers to handle their cars with skill and confidence and improve their technique to an Advanced level.

A simple system of car control which is the basis of all good driving techniques.
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler.
A BBC Educational broadcast
Repeated next Saturday morning


Speaker: John Miles
Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Presented by: Tom Savage
Editor: Stanley Hyland

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: The Car's the Star 13 May 2016

: Mattins

from Winchester Cathedral.
Conducted by The Dean, The Very Rev. O. H. Gibbs-Smith.
Sermon preached by The Rev. Canon W. D. Maundrell
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 30, vv 15 to end
read by Bishop Nigel Cornwall, C.B.E
Second Lesson: 1 Peter 2. vv. 9.17
read by Canon Roger Lloyd
Te Deum sung to the setting by Sumsion in G
Anthem: Faire is the heaven (W.H. Harris)
Hymns taken from Hymns Ancient and Modern Revised: Nos. 336 and 260


Conductor: The Very Rev. O. H. Gibbs-Smith
Sermon preacher: The Rev. Canon W. D. Maundrell
Reader (First Lesson): Bishop Nigel Cornwall
Reader (Second Lesson): Canon Roger Lloyd
Master of the Music: Alwyn Surplice
Assistant organist: Graham Matthews
Television presentation: Kenneth Savidge

: Better Photography: 1: The Camera

A series of ten programmes for amateurs on camera technique and visual ideas.
Kevin MacDonnell introduces The Camera
with David Bailey and Charles Fraser, Senior Lecturer in Photography at Ealing Technical College.
A BBC Educational broadcast
Repeated next Saturday morning


Presenter: Kevin MacDonnell
Speaker: David Bailey
Speaker: Charles Fraser
Producer: Sheila Innes

: The Science of Man: Food, Fat, and Energy: The Internal Environment

A course in human biology.

The world around us is hostile. The history of the animal kingdom is largely the evolution of greater independence from this external environment by the development of a closely controlled internal medium for all the cells of the body.
Dr. David Nichols, Oxford University
A BBC Educational broadcast
Repeated on Monday at 11 p.m.


Presenter: Dr. David Nichols
Producer: Nat Taylor

: Industrial Archaeology: 1: What's It's All About

A guide to the technological revolution in Britain.
Introduced by Professor Jack Simmons.
With Stephen Weeks and Dr. Robert Drew.
From the North
A BBC Educational broadcast
(Repeated on Thursday at 11.0 p.m.)
(to 13.00)


Presenter: Professor Jack Simmons
Speaker: Stephen Weeks
Speaker: Dr. Robert Drew
Design: Kenneth Lawson
Series editor: Brian Blake
Production: Vivian A. Daniels

: Farming

Cowless Milk
Hugh Barrett investigates a firm in Slough making milk from vegetable waste.

Strawbale Housing
Bill Marshall with some pointers on the best form of construction.

From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers
(to 14.15)

1.45-2.15 Farming Club for East Anglia
(Peterborough, Manningtree)


Item presenter (Cowless Milk): Hugh Barrett
Item presenter (Strawbale Housing): Bill Marshall
Producer: John Kenyon

: The Buskers of Marrakesh

For centuries acrobats, musicians, dancers, snake-charmers, story-tellers, animal trainers, tumblers, and minstrels have gathered in the main square of Marrakesh every day to put on the greatest busker show on earth.
This film sets out to capture the atmosphere of this fantastic scene -thirty acts going full blast before an audience of thousands.
Commentary written and spoken by Rene Cutforth. (Repeat)


Writer/narrator: Rene Cutforth
Producer: Anthony de Lotbiniere

: Arrest and Trial: The Revenge of the Worm

A film series.
Starring Ben Gazzara as Detective-Sergeant Nick Anderson, Chuck Connors as Defence Attorney John Egan
Special guest star, Telly Savalas

A truck driver starts a one-man crusade to eliminate money-tending racketeers who are threatening his family.
First shown on BBC-2


Detective-Sergeant Nick Anderson: Ben Gazzara
Defence Attorney John Egan: Chuck Connors
Miller: John Larch
Kirby: Roger Perry
Harris: Don Galloway
Shakespeare: Joe Higgins
Arthur Biggs: Lee Patterson
News vendor: Michel Dunn
Judge: Ed Platt
Frank Santo: Telly Savalas

: Cluff: The Vagrant

by Gil North.
Starring Leslie Sands and Eric Barker
with guest stars, Michael Aldridge, Naomi Chance, Maurice Hedley, Ronald Lacey


Writer: Gil North
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Produced and directed by: Terence Dudley
Sergeant Caleb Cluff: Leslie Sands
Smith: Ronald Lacey
Inspector Mole: Eric Barker
Seth Harrison: Michael Gover
Wickham: Maurice Hedley
Tim Thwaite: Ray Roberts
Bill Wickham: Michael Aldridge
Moira Dix: Naomi Chance
Sarah Harrison: Sally Lahee
P.C. Bullock: John McKelvey
Det.-Constable Barker: John Rolfe
Annie Croft: Olive Milbourne
Josh Tupman: Cameron Hall
Mrs. Whalley: Doris Rogers
Dr. Hamm: Jack Howlett

: The Lucy Show: Lucy at Marineland

A new series of the comedy films of family life with never a dull moment.
Starring Lucille Ball as Lucy Carmichael
and Gale Gordon as Mr. Mooney
with Jimmy Garrett as Jerry
and this week's guest star, Jimmy Piersall

Lucy at Marineland
...is a bit out of her depth!


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Mr. Mooney: Gale Gordon
Jerry: Jimmy Garrett
Himself: Jimmy Piersall

: Hereward the Wake: Episode 4: A Champion's Reward

by Charles Kingsley.
Dramatised in sixteen episodes by Anthony Steven.

How Hereward wins the magic sword and goes from England.


Author: Charles Kingsley
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
Music composed by: Richard Rodney Bennett
[Music] conducted by: Marcus Dods
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Peter Hammond
Princess Anja: Nicola Pagett
Hereward the Wake: Alfred Lynch
Martin Lightfoot: Bryan Pringle
Ironhook: Archie Duncan
King Alef: John Sharp
Priest: Toke Townley
Gareth: Michael Collins
Trewint: Walter Sparrow
Horsa: Michael Miller
Abbot of St. Bertin: Patrick Holt
Arnoul: Raymond Platt

: Sooty: Sooty at School

Sooty returns in the first of a new series.
assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett and introducing 'Soo'.
From the North


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Meeting Point: The Unwanted Child?

Most institutions have their hardcore cases-children who do not get adopted or fostered.
What sort of children are they? What future is there for them? How best can they be helped?
An investigation by Brian Morris.
with Pamela Pick, formerly warden of a Child Guidance Hostel and The Rev. R. C. M. Beeny of the Church of England Children's Society.
Repeated tonight at 11.10


Presenter: Brian Morris
Panellist: Pamela Pick
Panellist: The Rev. R. C. M. Beeny
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: Harvest Thanksgiving

from Grove Street Methodist Church, Retford.
Service conducted by The Minister, The Rev. W. H. Alton.
with members of farming organisations and communities in North Nottinghamshire.

Come, ye thankful people come
We thank Thee, Lord, for this fair earth
We plough the fields, and scatter
Praise, O praise, our God and King


Conductor: The Rev. W. H. Alton
Organist: Geoffrey Greed
Conductor: Alan Bovill
Television presentation: Raymond Short

: The Glenn Miller Story

The film this Sunday stars James Stewart, June Allyson.
with these musical 'greats' as guest stars Louis Armstrong, Frances Langford, Ben Pollack, The Modernaires.

'...the story of a love that made wonderful music'.


Director: Anthony Mann
Producer: Aaron Rosenberg
Musical adaptation: Henry Mancini
Glenn Miller: James Stewart
Helen Miller: June Allyson
Don Haynes: Charles Drake
Si Schribman: George Tobias
Chummy MacGregor: Henry Morgan
Mr. Miller: Irving Bacon
Mrs. Miller: Kathleen Lockhart
General Arnold: Barton MacLane
Mr. Krantz: Sig Ruman
Mr. Burger: James Bell
Mrs. Burger: Katherine Warren
Himself: Louis Armstrong
Himself: Frances Langford
Himself: Ben Pollack
Musicians: The Modernaires

: The News

: Maigret: The Log of the Cap Fagnet

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Elaine Morgan from the novel "Au Rendezvous des Terre-Neuvas."
Starring Rupert Davies as Chief Inspector Maigret
with Ewen Solon as Lucas
and Helen Shingler as Madame Maigret

A conspiracy of silence protects the killer of Captain Fallut, master of the Cap Fagnet, but Maigret finds a significant clue in the log of its ill-fated voyage.


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by: Elaine Morgan
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Director: Michael Hayes
Chief Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Madame Maigret: Helen Shingler
Canut: Jerold Wells
Jean-Marie: William Victor
Joss: Thomas Baptiste
P'tit Louis: John Hollis
Pierre le Clinche: Nicholas Pennell
Laberge: Victor Platt
Captain Fallut: Arthur Pentelow
Marie Leonnec: Juliet Tatlow
Inspector Girard: Redmond Phillips
Leon: Joby Blanshard
Breton: Alex Farrell
Madame Bernard: Audrey Noble
Madame Laberge: Nancie Jackson
Gaston Buziers: David Nettheim
Adele Noirhomme: Maureen Toal
Leonnec: John Scott

: Stokowski Conducts

Leopold Stokowski conducts the New Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
Before an invited audience in the Fairfield Hall, Croydon.


[Orchestra] conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Musicians: The New Philharmonia Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Bean
Presented by: Antony Craxton

: Meeting Point: The Unwanted Child?

First shown at 6.15 p.m.

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