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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India.
Nai Zindagi

Life in Britain
Raag Rang

An Interlude of Music
Dekhiye Suniye aur Boliye

Look, Listen, and Speak

English by Television Unit
From the Midlands
(Repeated on Wednesday at 12.25 p.m.)
A booklet entitled 'Look, Listen, and Speak', printed in Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, and English, with vocabularies and revision lessons, can be obtained from booksellers, or from [address removed], price 4s. 6d. (by post 5s. 2d.: crossed postal order).

(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Peterborough, Tacolneston, Cambridge, All North Transmitters (Except Sandale and Douglas), Kirk O'Shotts, Divis, Londonderry, Wenvoe West, Rowridge)

(to 9.20)


Teacher (Look, Listen, and Speak): Robert Chapman
Script editor: Viola Huggins
Producer: Paul Morby
Programme Editor: David Gretton

: Children and Mathematics: Checking Up

When the aims of mathematics teaching are so wide, stretching far beyond computation, the traditional test has very little meaning. New ways of assessing children's grasp of concepts and ability to transfer this to new situations are at present under development and this programme will examine the present situation.
Presented by Geoffrey Matthews and Joan Bliss.
(Repeated on Monday at 4.5 p.m.)


Presenter: Geoffrey Matthews
Presenter: Joan Bliss
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: A Good Job with Prospects: 4: Working with Figures

Ten programmes in which Christopher Chataway looks at careers open to young people of average or high academic ability.
(Repeated on Thursday at 11.7 p.m.)
(to 10.30)


Presenter: Christopher Chataway
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Seeing and Believing: The Lord's Song in a Strange Land

A Christian theme presented by Canon Peter Hamilton.
With Gwen Watford, Gary Watson, Wilfred Harrison and Don Rogers.
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall


Presenter: Canon Peter Hamilton
Speaker: Gwen Watford
Speaker: Gary Watson
Speaker: Wilfred Harrison
Speaker: Don Rogers
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Living in Towns: 4: Nation and Region

Ten programmes on planning the environment we live in.
presented by Patrick Nuttgens, Director of the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, York.
With Dan Smith, Chairman, Northern Economic Planning Council and J.R. James,
Chief Planner, Ministry of Housing and Local Government.

(Repeated next Saturday at 10.30 a.m.)


Presenter: Patrick Nuttgens
Speaker: Dan Smith
Speaker: J.R. James
Director: John Eidinow
Producer: John Dutot

: Clean Cut: 4: Cutting by Numbers

Large and small firms explain how they have benefited by the use of Numerically Controlled machines. This is where the biggest increase in productivity will occur.
Introduced by Peter Barham.
With Joe Radley, Ray Thompson, David Williamson.


Presenter: Peter Barham
Speaker: Joe Radley
Speaker: Ray Thompson
Speaker: David Williamson
Director: David Cordingley
Producer: Michael Garrod

: The Managers: 4: Company Objectives

Five programmes for those responsible for getting results with people in industry.

What are the managers in business for? - objectives determine the future of the company.
Introduced by Christopher Tugendhat.
The Managers: Robert Appleby, Gerard Riddick, Robin Marlar, Tony Ashton, Terry Lyons, Ted Flannery

Repeated next Saturday at 11.0 a.m.
(to 13.00)


Presenter: Christopher Tugendhat
Speaker: Robert Appleby
Speaker: Gerard Riddick
Speaker: Robin Marlar
Speaker: Tony Ashton
Speaker: Terry Lyons
Speaker: Ted Flannery
Commentator: Sir Joseph Hunt
Commentator: John Brodrick
Director: Michael Blakstad
Producer: Gregory Clegg

: Gardening Club

A regular feature serving gardeners in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England with Percy Thrower.

An outside broadcast from the Gardening Club Garden, Edgbaston, Birmingham.
According to weather, sequences should include:
The lawn and flower borders and their winter treatment

and Ronald Sidwell, Vale of Evesham
Fruit and vegetable sections
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Ronald Sidwell
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming: Crossbreeding Dairy Cows

Introduced by John Cherrington.

A look at some of the work being done by the Animal Breeding Research Organisation, especially on Jersians.
What potential and what future is there for crossbreds?
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers
(to 14.15)


Presenter: John Cherrington
Director: John Bird
Producer: John Kenyon

: Faraway Places: The Quests of David Attenborough

This series ends today with another look at the beautiful, touching but sad story of Elsa the Lioness living tame with her cubs in the wild bush of Northern Kenya.
With George and Joy Adamson.

3.20-3.45 The Hard Sell
British car exports
(Peterborough, Manningtree, Oxford, Cambridge)


Subject: George Adamson
Subject: Joy Adamson
Filmed by: Geoffrey Mulligan
Producer: David Attenborough

: Film Matinee: Bolero

Starring George Raft, Carole Lombard

Such is the determination of a young man to become a great dancer that he suppresses his romantic feelings for his dancing partner in order to safeguard their professional relationship.


Director: Wesley Ruggles
Story by: Carey Wilson
Story by: Kubic Glasmon
Screenplay: Horace Jackson
Music: Ralph Rainger
Raoul: George Raft
Helen: Carole Lombard
Annette: Sally Rand
Mike: William Frawley
Lord Corey: Ray Milland
Leona: Frances Drake
Lady D'Argon: Gertrude Michael
Lucy: Gloria Shea

: Bilko Returns: You'll Never Get Rich: The Horse

A selection from one of the funniest television comedies of all time: You'll Never Get Rich.
Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: The Woman in White: Part 4: The Disappearance

by Wilkie Collins.
Dramatised in six parts by Michael Voysey.

Laura has met the Woman in White and arranged a second meeting - which Anne Catherick has not kept but has left a letter. Laura has been followed to the meeting place by Sir Percival.
From the West


Writer: Wilkie Collins
Dramatised by: Michael Voysey
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Brandon Acton-Bond
Sir Percival Glyde: John Barron
Mrs. Michelson: Anne Dyson
Marian: Alethea Charlton
Margaret Porcher: Pamela Hewes
Count Fosco: Francis de Wolff
Madame Fosco: Daphne Heard
Laura: Jennifer Hilary
Mr. Fairlie: Geoffrey Bayldon
Louis: Alan Collins
Anne Catherick: Jennifer Hilary
Walter Hartright: Nicholas Pennell
Professor Pesca: Louis Mansi

: Sooty: Get Moving

Sooty assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Meeting Point: Turkana

A film about four nuns from the Medical Missionaries of Mary who work in the Turkana Desert and fly their own aeroplane.

(Winner of a prize at the Roman Catholic Television Festival at Monte Carlo)
Directed by Fr. Joseph Dunn for Telefis Eireann


Director: Fr. Joseph Dunn

: Sunday Story: Nansen: Part 6: Passport to Freedom

by Richard Wade.
Told by Peter Scott.


Writer: Richard Wade
Storyteller: Peter Scott

: Songs of Praise

from St. Martin's Parish Church, Birmingham.
Celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of Birmingham Council for Old People
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler.

Lord of beauty, thine the splendour (Regent Square)
The King of love my Shepherd is (Dominus Regit)
All hail the power of Jesu's name! (Miles Lane)
What a friend we have in Jesus (Blaenwern)
If ye love me (Thomas Tallis)
Come down, O Love divine (Down Ampney)
When all thy mercies, O my God (Contemplation)
Love divine, all loves excelling (Love Divine)
The Magnificat
Now thank we all our God (Nun danket)


Organist: Paul Hammond
Conducted by: Geoffrey Fletcher
Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Prayer and Blessing: Canon Bryan Green
Presented for television by: Reg Perrin

: Refugees '66: October 24-31

H.R.H. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands in an interview with John Snagge appeals on behalf of the European Campaign for World Refugees 1966.
Contributions, preferably by crossed postal order or cheque, will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to: [address removed].
Prince Bernhard is the Chairman of the European Campaign for World Refugees.
Seven years ago World Refugee Year helped to resettle Europe's refugees but many problems remain in Asia and the Middle East. More have arisen in Africa. Sixteen European countries, including Britain, are now uniting to give all possible help in these areas - the 'haves' for the 'have-nots'.
BBC film


Interviewee: H.R.H. Prince Bernhard
Interviewer: John Snagge

: Island in the Sun

The film this Sunday stars James Mason, Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Joan Fontaine, Joan Collins, Michael Rennie, Stephen Boyd.


Director: Robert Rossen
Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck
Script: Alfred Hayes
From the novel by: Alec Waugh
Maxwell Fleury: James Mason
Mavis: Joan Fontaine
Margot Seaton: Dorothy Dandridge
Jocelyn: Joan Collins
Hilary Carson: Michael Rennie
Mrs. Fleury: Diana Wynyard
Colonel Whittingham: John Williams
Euan Templeton: Stephen Boyd
Sylvia: Patricia Owens
Julian Fleury: Basil Sydney
Denis Archer: John Justin
The Governor: Ronald Squire
Bradshaw: Hartley Power
David Boyeur: Harry Belafonte

: Billy Cotton's Music-Hall

with Billy Cotton and his Band
and Guest stars, The Walker Brothers
with George Chisholm, Derek Dene, Kathie Kay, Benny Garcia, Pierre and Company
Special guest appearances by Leslie Crowther, Paul Jones
with The Tiller Girls,The New Cotton Singers


Presenter/Bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: Billy Cotton and his Band
Singers: The Walker Brothers
Comedian/Trombonist: George Chisholm
Comedian: Derek Dene
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singer: Benny Garcia
Performers: Pierre and Company
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Singer: Paul Jones
Dancers: The Tiller Girls
Precision routine: Barbara Aitken
Singers: The New Cotton Singers
Vocal arrangements: Fred Tomlinson
Musical direction: Harry Rabinowitz
Staged by: Malcolm Goddard
Designer: Victor Meredith
Producer: Michael Hurll

: Gala Performance

James Robertson Justice introduces Graziella Sciutti, Julius Katchen, Sergei Obraztsov, Irina Kolpakova, Vladilen Semenov.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Neville Taweel
Conducted by Lawrence Leonard


Presenter: James Robertson Justice
Soprano: Graziella Sciutti
Pianist: Julius Katchen
Puppeteer: Sergei Obraztsov
Dancer: Irina Kolpakova
Dancer: Vladilen Semenov
Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Neville Taweel
Orchestra conducted by: Lawrence Leonard
Ballet conducted by: Victor Shirokov
Script adviser: Arthur Jacobs
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Patricia Foy

: The Look of the Week

Robert Robinson with Criticism - Report - Discussion on Entertainment and the Arts.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Don Taylor
Producer: Peter Montagnon

: The Weather Man

: Meeting Point: Turkana

(Shown at 6.15)

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