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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, 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, Wenvoe West, Rowridge)
(to 9.20)


Producer: Paul Morby
Programme Editor: David Gretton

: Bonjour Francoise: 18: Comment vous appelez-vous?

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

Jean-Paul and Francoise get arrested.

With Pamela Stirling, Andre Maranne
and Malou Pantera as Francoise, Francois Brincourt as Jean-Paul
Repeated on Tuesday at 11.20
(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

: Making a Play: 8: Make-Up

Adrian Rendle talks to Michael Warre about the actor's make-up box and what it should contain and watches as a full character make-up is created for Noah.
with members of the Teddington Theatre Club.

Repeated next Saturday at 12 noon


Presenter: Adrian Rendle
Guest: Michael Warre
Producer: Victor Poole

: Family Communion

from St. Martin's, Birmingham Parish Church.
Celebrant, Canon Bryan Green, Rector of Birmingham
Preacher, Canon G. W. H. Lampe, Ely Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge


Celebrant: Canon Bryan Green
Preacher: Canon G. W. H. Lampe
Organist: Geoffrey Fletcher
Television presentation: Barrie Edgar

: Forward to Retirement: 8: Leisure for Pleasure

Most people have a bonus of ten or fifteen years of active life when they retire. How can they make the most of it?
Brian Groombridge, Henry Arthur Jones, John Tyzack
Introduced by Hugh Barrett.
Repeated on Thursday at 4.0 p.m.


Guest: Brian Groombridge
Guest: Henry Arthur Jones
Guest: John Tyzack
Presenter: Hugh Barrett
Director: Michael Blakstad
Producer: Beryl Radley

: A World of Weather: 8: Local Weather

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

The weather forecast cannot take account of all local peculiarities: closeness to the sea, frost hollows, and winds from hills and mountain ranges.
C.E. Wallington, Meteorological Research Division, Porton Down
(Repeated on Monday at 11.0 p.m.)


Presenter: C.E. Wallington
Director: Alan Strowger
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: Man Discovers His Past: 3: The Lost Civilisations

Glyn Daniel describes one of the most exciting events in the history of archaeology, the decipherment of hieroglyphic, and cuneiform writing and the discovery of the Sumerian, Minoan, Indus Valley, and Shang civilisations.
Repeated on Thursday at 11.15 p.m.

(to 13.00)


Presenter: Glyn Daniel
Director: Nancy Thomas
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Gardening Club

A regular feature serving gardeners in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England.
Percy Thrower meets Ronald Ginns and Gordon Rowley as film cameras visit suburban gardens in Desborough, Northants, and Harrow-on-the-Hill.
Two renowned amateur cactus and succulent collectors with greenhouses in interestingly planned gardens
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Ronald Ginns
Guest: Gordon Rowley
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming

Introduced by David Richardson.
Frank Taylor visits a farming company formed by Geoffrey Lewis and Michael Davies by merging their two 300-acre farms at Burton Dassett in Warwickshire, and producing beef, fat lamb, and corn.
Have they benefited and what difficulties have they come across?
From the Midlands
Followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers
(to 14.15)

1.50-2.15 Farming Club for East Anglia
(Peterborough, Manningtree)


Presenter: David Richardson
Reporter: Frank Taylor
Interviewee: Geoffrey Lewis
Interviewee: Michael Davies
Director: Keith Reading
Producer: John Kenyon

: Adventure presenting: The Devil in the Backlands: 3: Satan in the Suburbs

Three films by Adrian Cowell.

Every night the industrial suburbs of north-east Brazil throb with the rites and rhythms of countless African Voodoo sessions. 'Keeping up with the Joneses' leads to Black Magic and blood sacrifices. (Repeat)

2.15-2.45 Report: on Aircraft
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)


Narrator/Producer: Adrian Cowell
Filmed by: Jesco von Puttkamer
Presented by: Harry Hastings
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: 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 Fifth 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: Ministry of Fear

Starring Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds

A strange and fearsome adventure begins for Stephen Neale when he wins a raffle at a garden fete.


Director: Fritz Lang
Screenplay: Seton I. Miller
From a story by: Graham Greene
Stephen Neale: Ray Milland
Carla Hilfe: Marjorie Reynolds
Willi: Carl Esmond
Mrs. Bellane: Hillary Brooke
Inspector Prentice: Percy Waram
Dr. Forrester: Alan Napier
Cost: Dan Duryea
Rennit: Erskine Sanford

: The Lucy Show: Lucy the Robot

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

Lucy the Robot
...proves that necessity is still the mother of invention!


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Mr. Mooney: Gale Gordon

: David Copperfield: 8: The Proposal

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

In which Betsey Trotwood faces trouble and David finds that one profession is not enough.

(Ian McKellen is appearing in "A Lily in Little India" at the St. Martin's Theatre, London)


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Vincent Tilsley
Music composed and conducted by: John Hotchkis
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Joan Craft
Mrs. Steerforth: Elizabeth Tyrrell
Mr. Peggotty: Joss Ackland
Rosa Dartle: Judy Parfitt
David: Ian McKellen
Miss Clarissa Spenlow: Mary Hinton
Miss Lavinia Spenlow: Nan Munro
Dora: Tina Packer
Betsey Trotwood: Flora Robson
Mr. Dick: George Benson
Mrs. Crupp: Amelia Bayntun
Mr. Spenlow: Andre Van Gyseghem
Mr. Jorkins: Lionel Hamilton
Traddles: Clive Francis
Jip: Fleur

: Pinky and Perky: You, too, can be a disc-jockey

Pinky and Perky and Jimmy Thompson meet Freddie and the Dreamers in their efforts to prove that You, too, can be a disc-jockey
From the North
(Freddie and the Dreamers are appearing in 'Aladdin' at the Palace Theatre, Manchester)


Presenter: Jimmy Thompson
Band: Freddie and the Dreamers
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
Script: Don Nicholl
Producer: Stan Parkinson

: Meeting Point: Comeback

How does the concept of a personal God, 'creator of heaven and earth', fit into the picture of an impersonal universe which modern science increasingly reveals?
Canon G. W. H. Lampe, the preacher at this morning's televised service from St. Martin's, Birmingham, faces questions from some of the people who heard him there.
Introduced by William Purcell.
Repeated tonight at 11.5
See facing page


Panellist: Canon G.W.H. Lampe
Presenter: William Purcell
TV presentation: Barrie Edgar

: Sunday Story: The Happy Prince: Part 1

by Oscar Wilde.
Told by Warren Mitchell.


Author: Oscar Wilde
Storyteller: Warren Mitchell
Producer: Mischa Scorer

: Songs of Praise

from Christ's Hospital, Horsham.
Introduced by John Dunn.

My song is love unknown (Tune, Love unknown)
Take up thy cross (Tune, Breslau)
Who would true valour see (Tune, Monk's Gate)
Lead kindly light (Tune, Alberta)
Thou art my life (Tune, Lowenstern)
In the name of Jesus (Tune, King's Weston)
O thou who earnest from above (Tune, Eisenach)
Christ is the King! (Tune, Veryan)
O Jesus, I have promised (Tune, Wolvercote)


Soloist: Wilfred Brown
Director of music: Malcolm McKelvey
Presenter: John Dunn
Arranged by: Colin Beale
TV Presentation: Bill Duncalf

: A Man Afraid

from Ernest Hemingway's The Killers
The film this Sunday stars Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien
with Albert Dekker, Sam Levene

See page 11


Screenplay: Anthony Veiller
From the story "The Killers" by: Ernest Hemingway
Director: Robert Siodmak
Producer: Mark Hellinger
Music: Miklos Rozsa
Swede: Burt Lancaster
Kitty Collins: Ava Gardner
Riordan: Edmond O'Brien
Colfax: Albert Dekker
Lubinsky: Sam Levene
Packy: Charles D. Brown
Kenyon: Charles McBride
Nick: Phil Brown
AI: Charles McGraw
Jake: John Miljan
Max: William Conrad
Dum Dum: Jack Lambert
Blinky: Jack Corey

: The News

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: To Err is Human

Created by A.J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Bill Simpson

(Andrew Cruickshank is appearing in "Alibi for a Judge" at the Savoy Theatre; John McKelvey in "Hostile Witness" at the Haymarket Theatre, London)


Created by: A.J. Cronin
Script: Bob Kesten
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Prudence Fitzgerald
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Jeannie Campbell: Morag Hood
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Willie Campbell: Joe Dunlop
Angus McBride: John McKelvey
Jock: John Swindells
Sgt. Gilbey: Neil Wilson

: Sunday Night presenting: Rachmaninov

The weekly feature series on artists and the arts.

The music and the man
Pianist, conductor, and composer -few musicians have enjoyed greater fame in their lifetime, or hidden more successfully behind it.
The music is performed by Shura Cherkassky, Helen Watts
The New Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
Conducted by Walter Susskind
The man is remembered by Eugene Ormandy, Cyril Smith
The late W.C. Charlton, Rachmaninov's piano tuner
Introduced by Kenneth van Barthold with John Culshaw.
See page 11


Pianist: Shura Cherkassky
Contralto: Helen Watts
Musicians: The New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Hugh Bean
Orchestra conducted by: Walter Susskind
Speaker: Eugene Ormandy
Speaker: Cyril Smith
Speaker: W.C. Charlton
Presenter: Kenneth van Barthold
Presenter: John Culshaw
Produced and directed by: John Drummond

: Meeting Point: Comeback

First shown at 6.15 p.m.

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