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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

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, 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, Wenvoe West, Rowridge)
(to 9.20)


Producer: Paul Morby
Programme Editor: David Gretton

: Bonjour Francoise: 15: Voila Une Belle Salade!

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

Jean-Paul and Francoise go shopping in the market.

With Andre Maranne, Pamela Stirling
and Francois Brincourt as Jean-Paul, Malou Pantera as Francoise
Repeated on Tuesday at 10.50 p.m.
(to 9.55)


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

: Making a Play: 5: Front of House

Adrian Rendle looks at publicity, posters, and programmes and meets the people whose job is to look after the audience.
with John Dorsett and members of the Teddington Theatre Club.
Repeated next Saturday at 12 noon
See also Theatre Club in Study Session on Friday at 6.30 p.m.
(to 10.30)


Presenter: Adrian Rendle
Guest: John Dorsett
Producer: Victor Poole

: Seeing and Believing: Memorial to a Prophet

The Rev. Eric James reflects on the life and work of C. F. G. Masterman.
with Denis Quilley
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall


Presenter: The Rev. Eric James
Guest: Denis Quilley
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Forward to Retirement: 5: Woman's View

Most people have a bonus of ten or fifteen years of active life when they retire. How can they make the most of it?
Baroness Phillips, Dr. Morag Insley, Henry Arthur Jones
Introduced by Hugh Barrett.

Repeated on Thursday at 4.0 p.m.


Interviewee: Baroness Phillips
Interviewee: Dr. Morag Insley
Interviewee: Henry Arthur Jones
Presenter: Hugh Barrett
Interviewer: Joan Bakewell
Director: Michael Blakstad
Producer: Beryl Radley

: A World of Weather: 5: Anticyclones

A series of ten programmes unravelling the workings of the weather.

Some of our best summer heatwaves and worst winter fogs are produced by the same kind of persistent high pressure system.
J.S. Sawyer, F.R.S. Director of Research, Meteorological Office, Bracknell; H.H. Lamb, Meteorological Office, Bracknell
Repeated on Monday at 11.0 p.m.


Presenter: J.S. Sawyer
Presenter: H.H. Lamb
Director: Alan Strowger
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: The Universal Force: 5: The Puzzle of Inertia

Thinking about Gravitation with Professor Hermann Bondi, F.R.S.
The last of a series of five talks.
Repeated on Thursday at 10.50 p.m.
(to 13.00)


Speaker: Professor Hermann Bondi
Director: Mary Hoskins
Producer: James McCloy

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower and seasonal work in his garden at Shrewsbury.
Treatment of hedges: beech, thuja, and cupressus; spraying a peach tree against peach leaf blister; pruning a vine growing in a cool lean-to.
And in the Gardening Club garden Alan Bloom plants a large island border with hardy herbaceous plants
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Alan Bloom
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming: Bacon

Introduced by John Cherrington.

Curers have complained that there are not enough good pigs being sent to them, and producers show some dissatisfaction with the system.
David Richardson reports from the St. Edmunds Bacon Factory, a farmer-owned co-operative.
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers
(to 14.15)


Presenter: John Cherrington
Reporter: David Richardson
Film directed by: Gordon Mosley
Producer: John Kenyon

: Look: Beaver Country

Introduced by Peter Scott with Tony Soper.
Norway and Sweden are rich in animals: elk and capercaillie, ducks and eagles. But perhaps the most attractive is the beaver, which works along the river banks and has its own ideas of forest management.
From the West

2.20-2.45 A Man With a View
Malcolm Bradbury in Ludlow.
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest/filmed by: Tony Soper
Producer: Eileen Molony
Presenter (A Man With a View): Malcolm Bradbury

: Made in Britain

A weekly report on exports and industry.
Introduced by Bertram Mycock.


Presenter: Bertram Mycock

: F.A. Cup Special

brings you the thrills and the goals from three top games in the Fourth Round of the F.A. Cup.


Commentary Team: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Commentary Team: Walley Barnes
Commentary Team: Frank Bough
Presented by: Brian Venner
Editor: Lawrie Higgins

: Film Matinee: The Palm Beach Story

Written and directed by Preston Sturges.
Starring Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee

The hilarious adventures of an inventor's wife who travels to Florida in the hope of finding a sponsor for her husband's work.


Writer/director: Preston Sturges
Producer: Paul Jones
Music: Victor Young
Art director: Hans Dreier
Jerry Joffers: Claudette Colbert
Tom Jeffers: Joel McCrea
Princess Centimillia: Mary Astor
J.B. Hackensacker III: Rudy Vallee
Tito: Sig Arno
Mr. Hinch: Robert Warwick
Mr. Ormond: Arthur Stuart Hull
Dr. Kluck: Torben Meyer
Mr. Aswold: Jimmy Conlin
Mr. McKeevie: Victor Potel
The Manager: Franklin Pangborn
Member of the Ale and Quail Club: William Demarest
Member of the Ale and Quail Club: Roscoe Ates
Member of the Ale and Quail Club: Chester Conklin
Member of the Ale and Quail Club: Dewey Robinson
Member of the Ale and Quail Club: Jack Norton
Member of the Ale and Quail Club: Robert Greig
Member of the Ale and Quail Club: Sheldon Jett

: The Lucy Show: Lucy Goes to a Hollywood Premiere

A comedy film series with never a dull moment.
Starring Lucille Ball as Lucy Carmichael
with Gale Gordon as Mr. Mooney

Lucy Goes to a Hollywood Premiere ...and sees stars!


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Mr. Mooney: Gale Gordon

: David Copperfield: 5: Old Acquaintances

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by Vincent Tilsley.

In which David revisits his childhood haunts and Steerforth buys a boat.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Vincent Tilsley
Music composed and conducted by: John Hotchkis
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Joan Craft
Dr. Strong: Gordon Richardson
Betsey Trotwood: Flora Robson
Mr. Dick: George Benson
David: Ian McKellen
Uriah Heep: Colin Jeavons
Mr. Wickfield: Noel Johnson
Agnes: Hannah Gordon
Steerforth: Barry Justice
Littimer: John Ringham
Mrs. Steerforth: Elizabeth Tyrrell
Rosa Dartle: Judy Parfitt
Mr. Peggotty: Joss Ackland
Mrs. Gummidge: Olga Lindo
Emily: Angela Scoular
Ham Peggotty: Basil Moss
Peggotty: Lila Kaye
Barkis: Gordon Gostelow

: Pinky and Perky: You, Too, Can Be a Lord

Written by Robert Gray.
Pinky and Perky and Jimmy Thompson this week prove that You, too, can be a lord
From the North


Writer: Robert Gray
Presenter: Jimmy Thompson
Puppets presented by: Jan Dalibor
Puppets presented by: Vlasta Dalibor
Additional manipulator: Philip Rose
Additional manipulator: Elizabeth Rose
"We Belong Together" words and music by: Norman Newell
"We Belong Together" words and music by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Stan Parkinson

: Meeting Point

in Toxteth Community Council
Many areas in our towns and villages are suffering from a loss of the 'sense, of community' which once welded them together. Toxteth is an inner belt area of Liverpool. The Community Council in Toxteth may point to one way of helping to mend the damage.
A brief film portrait of the Community Council is followed by an assessment from The Rev. Keir Murren, Vice-Chairman of the Toxteth Community Council; Councillor Lady Simey, Liverpool City Councillor; Dr. Donald Swift, Sociologist who are introduced by David Mahlowe.
Repeated tonight at 10.50


Speaker: The Rev. Keir Murren
Speaker: Councillor Lady Simey
Speaker: Dr. Donald Swift
Presenter: David Mahlowe
Producer: Raymond Short

: Sunday Story: Octavia Hill: Part 2: Paradise Place

by Alec Martin.
Told by Dorothy Alison.


Writer: Alec Martin
Storyteller: Dorothy Alison

: Songs of Praise

from Honiton Parish Church, Devon.
Hymns of Devon
Hymns introduced by The Rev. Cyril Taylor.
Hymns taken from Hymns Ancient and Modern (standard edition)
O Jesus I have promised (Tune, Honiton)
Praise my soul, the King of heaven (Tune, Praise my soul)
God of mercy, God of grace (Tune, Heathlands)
Abide with me (Tune, Eventide)
Rock of ages (Tune, Petra)
Through the night of doubt and sorrow (Tune, Marching)
Now the day is over (Tune, Eudoxia)
Onward, Christian soldiers (Tune, St. Gertrude)


Organist: Helen Barrett
Soloist: Wilfred Brown
Presenter: The Rev. Cyril Taylor
Blessing: The Rector of Honiton
Producer: Kenneth Savidge

: Mississippi Gambler

The film this Sunday stars Tyrone Power, Piper Laurie, Julia Adams.
See page 11


Director: Rudolph Mate
Producer: Ted Richmond
Mark Fallon: Tyrone Power
Angelique Duroux: Piper Laurie
Ann Conant: Julia Adams
John Polly: John McIntire
Pierre: William Reynolds
Edmond Duroux: Paul Cavanagh
Laurent Duroux: John Baer
George Elwood: Ron Randell
Caldwell: Ralph Dumke
Paul O. Monet: Robert Warwick
Andre: Guy Williams

: The News

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: The Seniority Rule

Created by A.J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Bill Simpson
Guest stars, Gordon Jackson, David Langton

(Andrew Cruickshank is appearing in "Alibi for a Judge" at the Savoy Theatre, London)


Created by: A.J. Cronin
Script: Harry Green
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Julia Smith
Willie: Dominic Ballard
Tarn Gilchrist: Donald McKillop
Davie Todd: Gordon Jackson
Alec Carnegie: David McKail
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Mr. Dunn: Tom MacAulay
Sergeant Gilbey: Neil Wilson
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Captain Craig: David Langton
Professor Fawley: Duncan McIntyre
Mrs. Cook: Roma Haywood
Elsie Carnegie: Yvonne Gilan
Court Assessor: Hugh Munro
Bailie Brodie: Peter Howell
Galbraith: Bryden Murdoch

: Sunday Night presenting: Holst

The weekly feature series on artists and the arts.

A study of a great English composer with commentary by his daughter Imogen Holst and performances by Janet Baker (contralto), Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano), Viola Tunnard (piano), The Purcell Singers, The Melos Ensemble, The English Chamber Orchestra (leader, Emanuel Hurwitz)
A music documentary by Michael Bradsell and Barrie Gavin.
See page 11


Narrator: Imogen Holst
Contralto: Janet Baker
Soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan
Pianist: Viola Tunnard
Singers: The Purcell Singers
Musicians: The Melos Ensemble
Musicians: The English Chamber Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Producer: Michael Bradsell
Producer: Barrie Gavin

: Meeting Point

in Toxteth
First shown at 6.15 p.m.

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