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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India.

Life in Britain

Raag Rang

An Interlude of Music

Dekhiye Suniye aur Boliye

Look, Listen, and Speak

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 continues an unrehearsed drama lesson with a class of third-year secondary school children.
Mrs. Dorothy Heathcote, Staff Tutor in Drama of the Institute of Education, University of Newcastle upon Tyne works with a class of fourteen-year-old boys
Introduced by Joe Reid.
(Repeated on Monday at 4.5 p.m.)


Teacher: John Hodgson
Teacher: Dorothy Heathcote
Presenter: Joe Reid
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: A Good Job with Prospects: 7: Insurance-Law-The Civil Service

Ten programmes in which Christopher Chataway looks at careers open to young people of average or high academic ability.
(Repeated on Thursday at 11.12 p.m.)
(to 10.30)


Presenter: Christopher Chataway
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Remembrance Day

1914-1918: 1939-1945
See facing page

: Living in Towns: 7: Twilight Areas

Ten programmes on planning the environment we live in.
Presented by Patrick Nuttgens, Director of the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, York.
With Eric Sigsworth, Reader in Economic History, University of York.

(Repeated next Saturday at 10.30 a.m.)


Presenter: Patrick Nuttgens
Speaker: Eric Sigsworth
Director: Tony Roberts
Producer: John Dutot

: Approaching Automation: 2: Cutting of Materials

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.
with John Crowest, Kenneth Haskins, Peter Marshall, Peter Saywell.


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

: The Supervisors: 2: In Charge of Men

Problems in supervising people and production.

"I think the most difficult situation is where you're faced with a crowd of men and you know everybody is watching you and there's a very slight margin where you either fail or succeed." (Production Foreman)
What are the problems of leadership on the shop floor?
Introduced by Jeffrey Iverson.
(Repeated next Saturday at 11.0 a.m.)
(to 13.05)


Presenter: Jeffrey Iverson
Drama sequences written by: Roy Russell
Director: Paul Ellis
Producer: Tony Matthews
[Actress]: Kim Grant
[Actor]: Frank Mills
[Actor]: Roy Spencer
[Actor]: Guy Standeven

: Gardening Club

A regular feature serving gardeners in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England.
Percy Thrower
Preparing for a boundary hedge, and recommendations for hedging plants
Seasonal work in the greenhouse
and Arthur Billitt (Nottingham)
Late flowering chrysanthemums: successful varieties and problems of the past growing season.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Arthur Billitt
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming: Sheep as a break crop

A very intensive system of management seems the only logical solution to keeping sheep on the arable farm.
John Cherrington looks at the Romney Half Bred Sheep Breeders Association, who are trying to produce the animal to fit such a system.
BBC film
From the Midlands

Followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers
(to 14.15)


Presenter: John Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon

: India! My India!: 2: ...As in My Time

Four films by Yavar Abbas.

Back in his native India after seventeen years in England, Yavar Abbas visits the scenes of his youth and early manhood.
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: Flying Tigers

Starring John Wayne
with John Carroll, Anna Lee

A group of adventurous pilots help the Chinese in their struggle against the Japanese before America's entry into World War II.


Director: David Miller
Screenplay: Kenneth Gamet
Screenplay: Barry Trivers
Music score: Victor Young
Jim Gordon: John Wayne
Woody Jason: John Carroll
Brooke Elliott: Anna Lee
Hap Davis: Paul Kelly
Blackie: Edmund MacDonald
Mrs. Bales: Mae Clarke

: Bilko Returns: You'll Never Get Rich: Hillbilly Whiz

A selection from one of the funniest television comedy series You'll Never Get Rich.
Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko
and featuring Dick Van Dyke

Hillbilly Whiz ...is on the ball and Bilko doesn't even make first base!


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers
Pvt. Hank Lumpkin: Dick Van Dyke

: The Three Musketeers: Part 1: Enemies

by Alexandre Dumas.
Dramatised in ten parts by Anthony Steven.
With Jeremy Brett as D'Artagnan, Brian Blessed as Porthos, Jeremy Young as Athos, Gary Watson as Aramis, Mary Peach as Milady de Winter

To be going out into the world to seek one's fortune! It's a great moment in a man's life...
See page 11


Author: Alexandre Dumas
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
Fights arranged by: Peter Diamond
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: William Sterling
Director: Peter Hammond
D'Artagnan: Jeremy Brett
Porthos: Brian Blessed
Athos: Jeremy Young
Aramis: Gary Watson
Milady de Winter: Mary Peach
D'Artagnan the Elder: Roy Purcell
Madame D'Artagnan: Betty Woolfe
Rochefort: Edward Brayshaw
Innkeeper: Steven Scott
M. de Treville: Michael Miller
Musketeer: Clive Graham

: Sooty: The Theatrical Agents

Sooty assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Meeting Point: The Roots of Aggression

Will there always be wars?
Is violence a part of human nature?
Is morality too weak to cope?
Possible new answers to these age-old questions are discussed by
Michael Nicholson, Research Fellow in Conflict Studies
William Russell, Lecturer in Sociology
Werner Pelz
Chairman, Robert McKenzie
(Repeated tonight at 11.27)


Panellist: Michael Nicholson
Panellist: William Russell
Panellist: Werner Pelz
Chairman: Robert McKenzie
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: Were Was Moses?: First round: Northwood College, Northwood v. Convent of the Sacred Heart, Woldingham

A religious quiz competition.
In the Chair, Franklin Engelmann


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

: Songs of Praise

from Balmoral, Belfast.
BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra
Leader, David Adams
Conducted by Havelock Nelson
Hymns introduced by Edgar Boucher.

A safe stronghold our God is still (Tune, Ein' Feste Burg)
Hark, hark. my soul (Tune, Pilgrims)
Chins-a ring chaw (Aaron Copland)
At the river (Aaron Copland)
Bringing in the sheaves (Tune, Bringing in the sheaves)
Simple gifts (Aaron Copland)
Praise to the Holiest in the height (Tune, Billing)
Jesu, grant me this, I pray (Tune, Song 13)
Lord. thou hast been our refuge (arr. Vaughan Williams)


Soloist: Irene Sandford
Musicians: BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra
Orchestra leader: David Adams
Orchestra conducted by: Havelock Nelson
Presenter: Edgar Boucher
Producer: Moore Wasson

: Forgotten Allies

An appeal on behalf of the Sue Ryder Homes by Sue Ryder.
Contributions, preferably by crossed postal order or cheque, will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to: [address removed]
Sue Ryder is appealing for help to provide a further thirty Homes for the sick and disabled concentration camp survivors and the chronic sick of all ages, who, as a result of Nazi persecution, are now sick, homeless, or in any kind of need.
BBC film


Presenter: Sue Ryder

: Seven Thieves

Written and produced by Sydney Boehm.
The film this Sunday stars Edward G. Robinson, Rod Steiger, Joan Collins and Eli Wallach
See page 12


Writer/Producer: Sydney Boehm
Director: Henry Hathaway
Based on a novel by: Max Catto
Theo Wilkins: Edward G. Robinson
Paul: Rod Steiger
Melanie: Joan Collins
Pancho: Eli Wallach
Raymond Le May: Alexander Scourby
Louis: Michael Dante
Hugo Baumer: Berry Kroeger
Director Monte Carlo: Sebastian Cabot
Due di Salins: Marcel Hillaire

: Sadler's Wells Opera: The Mines of Sulphur: Part 1

The Sadler's Wells Orchestra
Leader, Barry Collins
Conducted by Norman Del Mar
The Sadler's Wells Opera appears by arrangement with the Sadler's Wells Trust
See page 12


Music: Richard Rodney Bennett
Libretto: Beverley Cross
Musicians: The Sadler's Wells Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Barry Collins
Orchestra conducted by: Norman Del Mar
Based on the stage production by: Colin Graham
Stage design: Alix Stone
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Bill Hays
Braxton: Bryan Drake
Rosalind: Shirley Chapman
Boconnion: Gregory Dempsey
Tovey: John Cameron
Sherrin: Harold Blackburn
Leda: Ann Howard
Fenney: David Hillman
Tooley: David Bowman
Jenny: Catherine Wilson
Trim: John Fryatt

: The Look of the Week

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


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Michael MacIntyre
Producer: Peter Montagnon

: The Weather Man

: Meeting Point: The Roots of Aggression

(Shown at 6.15)

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