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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: Teachers at the Centre

What is there to prevent the new mathematics degenerating into a new orthodoxy? The teachers' centres now being set up all over the country provide an answer to the problem. In essence they are a place where teachers can meet to learn, to try out, to discuss, to evaluate, and to improve the new ideas.
Presented by William Thirlwell.
(Repeated on Monday at 4.5 p.m.)


Presenter: William Thirlwell
Director: Harry B. Levinson
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: A Good Job with Prospects: 5: Health and Food

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.)


Presenter: Christopher Chataway
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Morning Service

from Horningsham Chapel (Congregational), Wiltshire.
To mark the 400th Anniversary of what is said to be the oldest Free Church in England.
From the Revised Standard Version:
First Lesson: Isaiah 51, vv. 1-11 read by The Rev. John Wright, Vicar of Horningsham
Second Lesson: St. Luke 7, vv. 1-10 read by The Marquess of Bath
Hymns (from Congregational Praise): Nos. 1, 590, 664, 729, and 251


Sermon: The Rev. Noel Calvin
Reader (First Lesson): The Rev. John Wright
Reader (Second Lesson): The Marquess of Bath
Television Direction: Kenneth Savidge

: Living in Towns: 5: The Character of Towns

Ten programmes on planning the environment we live in.
Presented by Maurice Barley, Reader in Archaeology, University of Nottingham.
With Kenneth Browne, Townscape Editor, The Architectural Review.

(Repeated next Saturday at 10.30 a.m.)


Presenter: Maurice Barley
Speaker: Kenneth Browne
Director: John Eidinow
Producer: John Dutot

: Clean Cut: 5: Cutting without Contact

Lasers and electron beam machines vaporise metal. Spark erosion and electrochemical machining give high rate of metal removal with accuracy.
Introduced by Peter Barham.
With John Jolly, Ivan Moore, Jim Rockingham.


Presenter: Peter Barham
Speaker: John Jolly
Speaker: Ivan Moore
Speaker: Jim Rockingham
Director: David Cordingley
Producer: Michael Garrod

: The Managers: 5: Appraisal

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

The aim of appraisal ranges from management succession to setting performance standards.
Introduced by Christopher Tugendhat.
With Kay Rowe, Richard Hacon, Alan Richmond, Bill Cormie, Robin Pullar.

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


Presenter: Christopher Tugendhat
Director: Michael Blakstad
Producer: Gregory Clegg
Speaker: Kay Rowe
Speaker: Richard Hacon
Speaker: Alan Richmond
Speaker: Bill Cormie
Speaker: Robin Pullar
[Actor]: Guy Standeven
[Actor]: Kim Grant

: Gardening Club

A regular feature serving gardeners in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England.
An outside broadcast from the Gardening Club Garden, Edgbaston, Birmingham with Percy Thrower.
According to weather, sequences should include:

John Warrington, Curator, Botanical Gardens, Birmingham
Storage of power tools and equipment for the winter
Decorative plantings around a new hut

Stanley Gardner
Gardening Club Garden
Crazy paving, slab laying, making steps

From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: John Warrington
Guest: Stanley Gardner
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming

Introduced by John Cherrington.

Ad lib, pig feeding
James Thorburn visits a mixed farm in Dorset, where they fatten 4,000 pigs each year on a system requiring little labour.
and a report from The Dairy Show.
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers
(to 14.15)

3.0-3.25 A Matter of Conviction
A series of experiments to test the reliability of the eye-witness.
(Peterborough, Manningtree, Oxford, Cambridge)


Presenter: John Cherrington
Reporter: James Thorburn
Director: Keith Reading
Producer: John Kenyon

: Film Matinee: Men with Wings

Starring Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland, Louise Campbell

The story spans a period from 1903-1938 and tells of the determination of three people to devote their lives to the development of aviation.


Produced and directed by: William A. Wellman
Screenplay: Robert Carson
Pat Falconer: Fred MacMurray
Scott Barnes: Ray Milland
Peggy: Louise Campbell
Joe Gibbs: Andy Devine
Nick Ranson: Walter Abel
Hank: Lynne Overman
Hiram F. Jenkins: Porter Hall
Pat (as a child): Donald O'Connor
Peggy (as a child): Virginia Weidler
Scott (as a child): Billy Cook
Martha Ranson: Kitty Kelly
J.A. Nolan: James Burke

: The Best of Bilko: You'll Never Get Rich: Cherokee Ernie

A selection from one of the funniest television comedies of all time.
Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

The war drums sound again when... Cherokee Ernie... becomes heap big Injun Chief!


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: The Woman in White: Part 5: The Secret

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

Walter has returned from abroad having read an announcement of Laura's death. He goes to see the grave only to meet with Laura herself.
From the West


Author: Wilkie Collins
Dramatised by: Michael Voysey
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Brandon Acton-Bond
Marian: Alethea Charlton
Mr. Fairlie: Geoffrey Bayldon
Laura: Jennifer Hilary
Professor Pesca: Louis Mansi
Walter Hartright: Nicholas Pennell
Mr. Kyrle: Ronald Russell
Mrs. Clements: Elsie Wagstaff
Sir Percival Clyde: John Barron
Count Fosco: Francis De Wolff
Mrs. Catherick: Katherine Parr
Vestry clerk: John Crocker
Mr. Wansborough: Robert Sansom
Matthews: David Langford
Girl: Roberta Rees

: Sooty: Sooty, the Dentist

Sooty assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Meeting Point: A Sneaking Regard

Is it true that the people of the Rhondda worship the gods of chance while kneeling before a fruit machine? What explanation is there for the femininity of the Church's outlook in this rugged valley?
The Rev. Arthur H. Bird, Iori Thomas M.P., John H. Davies and W. W. Jones


Interviewee: The Rev. Arthur H. Bird
Interviewee: Iori Thomas
Interviewee: John H. Davies
Interviewer: Owen Edwards
Producer: R. Alun Evans

: Where Was Moses?: First round: Kent College, Pembury v. Friends School, Saffron Walden

A religious quiz competition.
In the Chair, Franklin Engelmann


Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions: John P. Wynn
Producer: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Songs of Praise

From Crown Parish Church, Inverness.
With local Church choirs and the choir of Inverness Royal Academy.
Introduced by Murdoch McPherson.

The Lord of heav'n confess (Tune, St. John)
Come holy Ghost, our souls inspire (Tune, Veni Creator)
Lord of all being, throned afar (Tune, Ombersley)
How lovely is thy dwelling-place (Tune, Harington)
In the cross of Christ I glory (Tune, Stuttgart)
Blest be the everlasting God (Tune, Bishopthorpe)
Look upon us, blessed Lord (Tune, Liebster Jesu)
O Jesus King most wonderful (Tune, Metzler)
God is my strong salvation (Tune, Christus, der ist mein Leben)
Forth in thy name O Lord I go (Tune, Angels' Song)


Singers: The Choir of Inverness Royal Academy
Conductor: Norman Cairns
Organist: Rena Leslie
Soloist: Moira Nicholson
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. Charles P. Smith
Presenter: Murdoch McPherson
Producer: Ronald Falconer

: They Were Not Divided

Written and directed by Terence Young.

The film this Sunday is a tribute to the Guards Armoured Division and stars Edward Underdown, Helen Cherry, Ralph Clanton.


Writer/Director: Terence Young
Philip: Edward Underdown
David: Ralph Clanton
Wilheimina: Helen Cherry
Jane: Stella Andrews
'Smoke' O'Connor: Michael Brennan
Major Bushy Nobel: Michael Trubshawe
'45 Jones: John Wynn
'77 Jones: Desmond Llewelyn
Earl of Bentham: Rupert Gerard
Sergeant Dean: Rufus Cruickshank
War Correspondent: Estelle Brody
Michael: Anthony Dawson
Lewis: Christopher Lee
Commanding Officer: Ian Murray
Regimental Sergeant Major: R.S.M. Brittain

: Billy Cotton's Music-Hall

Live from the BBC Television Theatre.
With Billy Cotton and his Band
and star guests from the world of entertainment.
With Kathie Kay, The Tiller Girls, The New Cotton Singers


Presenter/Bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: Billy Cotton and his Band
Dancers: The Tiller Girls
Precision routine: Barbara Aitken
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singers: The New Cotton Singers
Vocal arrangements: Fred Tomlinson
Musical direction: Harry Rabinowitz
Staged by: Malcolm Goddard
Producer: Michael Hurll

: Great Expectations

An impression of the Leeds International Piano Competition 1966.
There never was a more hotly contested competition: superlative playing, five finalists instead of the statutory three, a photo-finish, surprising results. BBC cameras filmed the entire ten days, including prize-winning performances and interviews with contestants and jury, to produce the inside story of the year's most significant musical competition.

The Competitors: Fifty-seven pianists from twenty-nine countries
The Jury: William Glock (Chairman), Hans Keller (Deputy Chairman), Gina Bachauer, Nadia Boulanger, Maria Curcio, Annie Fischer, Rudolf Firkusny, Nikita Magaloff, Lev Oborin, Charles Rosen, Bela Siki
The Organisers: The Countess of Harewood, Fanny Waterman, Cecil Mazey
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Paul Collins
Conductor, Charles Groves
In the finalists' concert:
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, in B flat minor
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1, in D minor


Jury chairman/Interviewee: William Glock
Deputy Jury chairman/Interviewee: Hans Keller
Jury member/Interviewee: Gina Bachauer
Jury member/Interviewee: Nadia Boulanger
Jury member/Interviewee: Maria Curcio
Jury member/Interviewee: Annie Fischer
Jury member/Interviewee: Rudolf Firkusny
Jury member/Interviewee: Nikita Magaloff
Jury member/Interviewee: Lev Oborin
Jury member/Interviewee: Charles Rosen
Jury member/Interviewee: Bela Siki
Organiser: The Countess of Harewood [Marion Stein]
Organiser: Fanny Waterman
Organiser: Cecil Mazey
Musicians: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Paul Collins
Conductor: Charles Groves
Narrated and produced by: John Drummond

: 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

(Shown at 6.15)

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