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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

: Improvised Drama

An enquiry into its value for the English teacher.

John Hodgson, Principal Drama Lecturer at Bretton Hall College of Education begins a drama lesson with a class of third-year secondary school children, and discusses his aims and results with a panel of teachers. The programme is unrehearsed.
Children from Holland Park Comprehensive School.
Introduced by Joe Reid.
(Repeated on Monday at 4.5 p.m.)


Drama teacher: John Hodgson
Presenter: Joe Reid
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: A Good Job with Prospects: 6: 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.)
(to 10.30)


Presenter: Christopher Chataway
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Seeing and Believing

from Bristol City Parish Church (St. Stephen's).
With The Rev. Sam Woodhouse, J. Ralph Edwards, Nigel Raban, John Wilders and The St. Stephen's Singers.


Presenter: The Rev. Sam Woodhouse
Speaker: J. Ralph Edwards
Speaker: Nigel Raban
Speaker: John Wilders
Singers: The St. Stephen's Singers
Organist: Robert Davis
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Living in Towns: 6: Historic Town Centres

Ten programmes on planning the environment we live in.
Presented by Maurice Barley, Reader in Archaeology, University of Nottingham.
(Repeated next Saturday at 10.30 a.m.)


Presenter: Maurice Barley
Producer: John Dutot

: Approaching Automation: 1: Aims and Methods

A series of five programmes on how standard low cost equipment can be used to increase productivity in small and medium sized firms.
Introduced by Tom Coyne and John Crowest.
with John Dickenson, Kenneth Haskins


Presenter: Tom Coyne
Presenter: John Crowest
Speaker: John Dickenson
Speaker: Kenneth Haskins
Director: Peter Riding
Producer: Humphrey Barron

: The Supervisors: 1: The Immediate Boss

Problems in supervising people and production.

A filmed report on the jobs of three people in the front line of management:
George Rogers, Site Manager, Maxim Holdings Ltd.
Henry Vincent, Shipworker, Hay's Wharf Ltd.
Harry Rimmer, Foreman, Leyland Motors Ltd.
Introduced by Jeffrey Iverson.
(Repeated next Saturday at 11.0 a.m.)
(to 13.00)


Subject: George Rogers
Subject: Henry Vincent
Subject: Harry Rimmer
Presenter: Jeffrey Iverson
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Gardening Club

An outside broadcast from the Gardening Club Garden, Edgbaston, Birmingham with Percy Thrower.
According to weather conditions, sequences should include:
Ronald Smith, Aberdeen
Shrub and tree Plantings

Percy Picton, Malvern
A selection of shrub roses

From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Ronald Smith
Guest: Percy Picton
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming: Chilled Grain

Introduced by John Cherrington.

What are the principles, costs, and advantages of refrigerated grain stores?
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, Cambridge)


Presenter: John Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon

: India! My India!: 1: ...After 17 Years

Four films by Yavar Abbas.

Exiled in England since the Partition of India in 1947, Yavar Abbas returns to his native land, his home town, and his family.
Filmed and narrated by Yavar Abbas for Current Affairs Productions


Filmed and narrated by: Yavar Abbas
Series edited by: Brian Branston
Written and presented by: Eric Davidson

: Film Matinee: Carlton-Browne of the F.O.

Starring Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers
with Luciana Paoluzzi, Thorley Walters, Ian Bannen

With political unrest in the small island state of Gaillardia, Carlton-Browne of the Foreign Office arrives to strengthen the somewhat shaky bonds of friendship. His mishandling of the situation, however, achieves a series of hilarious disasters.


Producer: John Boulting
Original story, screenplay, and direction: Jeffrey Dell
Original story, screenplay, and direction: Roy Boulting
Carlton-Browne: Terry-Thomas
Prime Minister Amphibulos: Peter Sellers
Princess Ilyena: Luciana Paoluzzi
Colonel Bellingham: Thorley Walters
The Young King: Ian Bannen
British Resident: Miles Malleson
Minister, Foreign Office: Raymond Huntley
Grand Duke: John Le Mesurier

: Bilko Returns: You'll Never Get Rich: Bilko's Perfect Day

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

It really is... Bilko's Perfect Day ...but you never know your luck!


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: The Woman in White: Part 6: The Witness

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

Sir Percival has been killed before Walter can get from him the evidence he needs to prove that it is Anne Catherick who is dead, and not Laura.
From the West


Author: Wilkie Collins
Dramatised by: Michael Voysey
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Brandon Acton-Bond
Laura: Jennifer Hilary
Walter Hartright: Nicholas Pennell
Marian: Alethea Charlton
Professor Pesca: Louis Mansi
Mrs. Catherick: Katherine Parr
Count Fosco: Francis de Wolff
Madame Fosco: Daphne Heard
Mrs. Pinhorn: Julia Jones
A man: Brian Gear
Cabbie: Peter Andrews

: Sooty: The Baby Sitters

Sooty assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Meeting Point: Time of Trial

A group of young Germans, some of them refugees from the Nazis, come to stay in the homes of a Jewish congregation, to see whether Jews and Germans can now face their past together.
(Repeated tonight at 11.17)


Reporter: James Douglas Henry
Producer: Peter Ferres

: Where was Moses?: First round Mill Hill School, Mill Hill v. Fortescue House School, Twickenham

A religious quiz competition.
In the Chair, Franklin Engelmann


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

: Songs of Praise

from The Minster Warminster, Wiltshire.
Singing led by combined choirs of the district
Hymns introduced by Dudley Savage.

Hymns (from English Hymnal and Ancient and Modern Revised)
For all the saints (Sine nomine)
Firmly I believe and truly (Shipston)
O God of Bethel (Stracathro)
Far shining names from axe to age (St Nicolas)
He who would valiant be (Monk's Gate)
Ye servants of God (Laudate Dominum)
Thee will I love, my God and King (Hambleden)
Bright the vision (Redhead)


Conductor: Dr. Walter K. Stanton
Organist: Peter Binns
Presenter: Dudley Savage
Producer: Kenneth Savidge

: Let's Make Love

The film this Sunday stars Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand
with Frankie Vaughan, Tony Randall, Wilfrid Hyde White
Written for the screen by Norman Krasna.
See page 11


Director: George Cukor
Writer: Norman Krasna
Producer: Jerry Wald
Amanda: Marilyn Monroe
Jean-Marc Clement: Yves Montand
Howard Coffman: Tony Randall
Tony Danton: Frankie Vaughan
John Wales: Wilfrid Hyde White
Oliver Burton: David Burns

: Billy Cotton's Music-Hall: 150th Edition

A gala evening live from The Talk of the Town in the heart of London.
Star guests, Cilla Black, Russ Conway, Leslie Crowther, Jimmy Edwards, Eric Sykes
with Billy Cotton and his Band, Kathie Kay, Alan Breeze, The Tiller Girls, The New Cotton Singers.
See page 11
(Cilla Black is appearing in "Way Out in Piccadilly" at the Prince of Wales Theatre; Russ Conway in "London Laughs" at the London Palladium; Jimmy Edwards and Eric Sykes are in "Big Bad Mouse" at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London)


Singer: Cilla Black
Pianist: Russ Conway
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Jimmy Edwards
Comedian: Eric Sykes
Presenter/Bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: Billy Cotton and his Band
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singer: Alan Breeze
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
Executive producer: Bill Cotton Jr.

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Billy Cotton - Old School Showman 14 August 2016

: Eugene Onegin

A ballet for television based on Pushkin's poem by John Cranko.
The New Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
Conducted by John Lanchbery
See page 11


Choreographer: John Cranko
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Music arranged by: Kurt Heinz Stolze
Musicians: The New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Hugh Bean
Orchestra conducted by: John Lanchbery
Lighting: Peter Wesson
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: Margaret Dale
Producer/Director: Peter Wright
Eugene Onegin: Desmond Doyle
Tatyana Larina: Marcia Haydee
Vladimir Lensky: Egon Madsen
Olga Larina: Lynn Seymour
Prince Gremin: John Chesworth
Madame Larina: Freda Bamford
Nurse: Nora Ogonovsky
Narrator: Peter Hawkins

: 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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