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: In Logon Se Miliye

For viewers from Pakistan and India.

Sawal Aur Jawab - Can I help you?
From the Midlands
Repeated on Wednesday at 12.25 p.m.
Questions by post, in English or your own language, for answering in the programme should be sent to Make Yourself at Home or Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye, [address removed]

(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Peterborough, Tacolneston, Holme Moss, Pontop Pike, Winter Hill, Kirk O'Shotts, Divis, Londonderry)
(to 9.20)


Producer: Paul Morby
Programme Editor: David Gretton

: Bonjour Francoise: 10: Vous Etes Un Pere Pour Moi

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

Jean-Paul and Francoise are entertained to dinner by Monsieur and Madame Charron.
With Pamela Stirling, Andre Maranne
and Malou Pantera as Francoise, Francois Brincourt as Jean-Paul

(Next term's lessons will start on Sunday, January 16)
Repeated on Tuesday at 10.50 p.m.
(to 9.55)


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

: Master Driving: 10: An Evaluation of the Series

with John Miles

Questions are invited from a panel of motorists.
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler.

Repeated next Saturday at 12 noon
(to 10.30)


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

: Seeing and Believing: The Divine Christ

A Christian theme presented by The Rev. Dr. John Kent.
With Sarah Jenkins, Richard Bebb, John Breslin, Len Pearcey.
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall


Presenter: The Rev. Dr. John Kent
Speaker: Sarah Jenkins
Speaker: Richard Bebb
Speaker: John Breslin
Speaker: Len Pearcey
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Better Photography: 10: Way Out

Kevin MacDonnell introduces Way Out
with Gerry Cranham and Angus McBean.
Repeated next Saturday at 11.30 a.m.


Presenter: Kevin MacDonnell
Guest: Gerry Cranham
Guest: Angus McBean
Producer: Sheila Innes

: The Science of Man: The Body's Defences: Alien Cells

A course in human biology.

There are more than surgical difficulties involved in grafting skin and other organs because the body attacks cells from another human being as well as invading germs.
Dr. N. A. Mitchison, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill.

Repeated on Monday at 11.0 p.m.


Presenter: Dr. N. A. Mitchison
Producer: Nat Taylor

: Industrial Archaeology: 10: Where Do We Go from Here?

A guide to the technological revolution in Britain.
Introduced by Professor Jack Simmons.
with Kenneth Hudson, Eric de Mare, Michael Rix and Rex Wailes.
From the North
Repeated on Thursday evening
(to 13.00)


Presenter: Professor Jack Simmons
Guest: Kenneth Hudson
Guest: Eric de Mare
Guest: Michael Rix
Guest: Rex Wailes
Design: Kenneth Lawson
Series Editor: Brian Blake
Production: Vivian A. Daniels

: Farming: Consumer Preference?

Introduced by John Cherrington.

It seems common sense that the farmer should produce what the consumer wants, but is it as simple as that?
Apples and Lamb are very different commodities, yet the problems are very similar.
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)


Presenter: John Cherrington
Director: Keith Reading
Producer: John Kenyon

: Travellers' Tales: Treasure of Chuquisaca

Told by Derek Cooper.
Three English travellers cross the salt-lakes of Bolivia to look for abandoned treasure in the ghost town of San Antonio de Lipez. (Repeat)


Narrator: Derek Cooper
Filmed by: Tony Morrison
Presented by: Ivan Lockett
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: Arrest and Trial: People in Glass Houses

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

Sgt. Kirby and a woman are held hostage by two desperate bandits.


Detective-Sergeant Nick Anderson: Ben Gazzara
Defence Attorney John Egan: Chuck Connors
Sgt. Kirby: Roger Perry
Miller: John Larch
Harris: Don Galloway
Handley: Ken Lynch
Judge: Bill Quinn
Hammerlund: Hari Rhodes
Frieda: Katherine Crawford
Coley Mitchum: Dennis Hooper
Frank Vose: Henry Silva
June Mitchum: Sue England
Jennison: Ron Foster
Mr. Satterley: John Hoyt
Mrs. Satterley: Mina Brown

: Z Cars: Market Square

by Elwyn Jones.
A second showing of some of the cases encountered by Z Victor One and Z Victor Two.

Victor Division prepares for a Royal visit - but crime doesn't stop for the occasion.


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Designer: James Weatherup
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Shaun Sutton

: The Lucy Show: Lucy the Undercover Agent

A comedy film series with never a dull moment.
Starring Lucille Ball as Lucy Carmichael
with Gale Gordon as Mr. Mooney
and Guest star, Ann Sothern

Lucy the Undercover Agent ...plays an enthusiastic-and far too successful-game of 'I Spy'.


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Mr. Mooney: Gale Gordon
Rosie Harrigan, the Countess Framboise: Ann Sothern

: Hereward the Wake: Episode 13: The Burning of the Golden Borough

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

How Hereward fulfils his words to the Prior of Peterborough.


Author: Charles Kingsley
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
Music composed by: Richard Rodney Bennett
Music conducted by: Marcus Dods
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Peter Hammond
Hereward the Wake: Alfred Lynch
Martin Lightfoot: Bryan Pringle
Abbot Thurstan: John Harvey
King Sweyn: Peter Williams
Torfrida: Yvonne Furneaux
Lapp Nurse: Aimee Delamain
Asbjorn: Douglas Milvain
Winter: John Collin
Gwenoch: Peter Needham
Alftruda: Justine Lord
Herluin: David Swift
Thorold: Peter Stephens
Yway: Eric Francis
Brother Simon: Bernard Finch
Pery: Arthur Cox
Ranald: David Neal

: Children in Need of Help

An appeal by Leslie Crowther.
Contributions, preferably by crossed postal order or cheque, will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
This appeal is made each year with the aim of bringing comfort and help to individual children whose lives are clouded by sickness, disability, parental neglect, or for some other reason. All donations received are distributed by the BBC on the advice of the BBC's Appeals Advisory Committees. Many thousands of children benefit Charitable organisations whose work falls within the terms of the appeal should write for information to the Appeals Unit, [address removed]


Presenter: Leslie Crowther

: Sooty: Space Dreams

Sooty assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Meeting Point: Sitting in Judgment

How far can one person judge another? Why the need to keep on judging? Is there a final account to be paid?
Questions put to:
Sir Donald Finnemore, Former High Court Judge
Canon Edward Carpenter, Theologian
Professor Michael Howard, Historian
Marghanita Laski, Critic and journalist
Penelope Mortimer, Novelist
Kevin O'Dowd, Psychotherapist
BBC film
Repeated tonight at 11.25


Panellist: Sir Donald Finnemore
Panellist: Canon Edward Carpenter
Panellist: Professor Michael Howard
Panellist: Marghanita Laski
Panellist: Penelope Mortimer
Panellist: Kevin O'Dowd
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: Sunday Story: Roses for Nonie

Written and told by Barbara Mullen.


Writer/Storyteller: Barbara Mullen

: Songs of Praise

from St. James Roman Catholic Church, Bootle.
with the united choirs of Anglican, Roman Catholic, and Free Churches of the district
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler.

Hark, a herald voice is calling (Tune, Merton)
Come Holy Ghost, Creator come (Tune, Tallis' Ordinal)
O Jesus, I have promised (Tune, Wolvercote)
Jesu, the very thought of thee (Tune, Metzler)
O Love. how deep, how broad, how high! (Tune, Coutances)
Father of mercies, in thy word (Tune, Southwell)
God of grace and God of glory (Tune, Grafton)
Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Tune, Picardy)
By the Cross her vigil keeping (Tune, Stabat Mater)
Bright the vision (Tune, Laus Deo)
O God of earth and altar (Tune, Pearsall)


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Conductor: The Rev. Fr. Brian Foley
Organist: Therese McCusker
Prayer: The Rev. Robert Dennis
Blessing: The Very Rev. Dean Winder
TV presentation: Raymond Short

: Gilda

The film this Sunday stars Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford and George MacReady

'Gambling and women don't mix-that is, until you meet a woman like Gilda...'
See page 11


Director: Charles Vidor
Producer: Virginia Van Upp
Gilda: Rita Hayworth
Johnny Farrell: Glenn Ford
Ballin Mundson: George MacReady
Obregon: Joseph Calleia
Uncle Pio: Steven Geray
Casey: Joe Sawyer
German agent: Ludwig Donath
German agent: Lional Royce
Gabe Evans: Robert Scott
Delgardo: Gerald Mohr
Little Man: Saul Martell

: The News

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: The Draper of Dumfries

Created by A.J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Bill Simpson
Guest stars, Wilfred Pickles, Maureen Pryor
(Andrew Cruickshank is appearing in "Alibi for a Judge" at the Savoy Theatre, London)
See page 15


Created by: A. J. Cronin
Script: Donald Bull
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Paul Ciappessoni
Wally Gallagher: Willie Joss
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Robert Finlay: Wilfred Pickles
Mrs. Hamilton: Maureen Pryor
Mr. Brogan: Sidney Gatcum
Dick: Andrew Robertson
Stella: Jenny Lee
Mrs. McDowell: Margot Thomas
Mr. Murchison: Michael Miller
The Radiologist: Norman Hartley
The Nurse: Anita Burslem

: Sunday Night: Sibelius: December 8, 1865 - September 20, 1957

Written, directed, and produced by Casper Wrede.
The weekly feature series on artists and the arts.

A genius born into violent times is committed to serve both his art and his people.

See page 11


Writer/Director/Producer: Casper Wrede
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer

: Meeting Point: Sitting in Judgment

First shown at 6.15 p.m.

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