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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 9.25)


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.
Two teachers from the North-East, Sister Brigid and Maurice Gilmour, demonstrate other uses of improvised drama; to begin the study of a scripted play, and to come to grips with current problems.
Introduced by Joe Reid.
(Repeated on Monday at 4.5 p.m.)


Teacher: John Hodgson
Teacher: Sister Brigid
Teacher: Maurice Gilmour
Presenter: Joe Reid
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: A Good Job with Prospects: 8: Working with People

Ten programmes in which Christopher Chataway looks at careers open to young people of average or high academic ability.
(Repeated on Thursday at 11.17 p.m.)
(to 10.30)


Presenter: Christopher Chataway
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Seeing and Believing: Full Merrie in Heaven

A spiritual dialogue by Ella Marshall.
Based on the writings of Dame Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe.
With Polly Murch, Hilary Bamford, Stephen MacDonald, Roger Delgado, John Graham, Tom Durham.
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall


Writer: Ella Marshall
Based on the writings of: Dame Julian of Norwich
Based on the writings of: Margery Kempe
Speaker: Polly Murch
Speaker: Hilary Bamford
Speaker: Stephen MacDonald
Speaker: Roger Delgado
Speaker: John Graham
Speaker: Tom Durham
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Living in Towns: 8: New Towns

Ten programmes on planning the environment we live in.
Presented by Patrick Nuttgens, Director of the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, York.
With Wyndham Thomas, Director of the Town and Country Planning Association.

(Repeated next Saturday at 10.30 a.m.)


Presenter: Patrick Nuttgens
Speaker: Wyndham Thomas
Producer: John Dutot

: Approaching Automation: 3: Pre-Set Tooling and Automatic Control

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, Eric Desmond, Bill Jones, Michael Moylan, John Mutlow, Peter Saywell.


Presenter: Tom Coyne
Speaker: John Crowest
Speaker: Eric Desmond
Speaker: Bill Jones
Speaker: Michael Moylan
Speaker: John Mutlow
Speaker: Peter Saywell
Director: Peter Riding
Producer: Humphrey Barron

: The Supervisors: 3: In Charge of Efficiency

Problems in supervising people and production.

Before you become a foreman you think you can get all you can out of the firm. Now you're trying to put all you can into it. What does the supervisor need to know about quality control, work-study and incentives?
Introduced by Jeffrey Iverson.

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


Presenter: Jeffrey Iverson
Director: Paul Ellis
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Gardening Club

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

Percy Thrower
Seasonal work in conservatory and greenhouse
with Geoffrey Smith, Northern Horticultural Society Garden, Harlow Car, Harrogate.
Rose varieties which have succeeded during the past summer in an exposed garden in the North of England.

From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming: Potatoes

Introduced by John Cherrington.

A look at a system of harvesting potatoes at the rate of one acre for six man-hours, and a simple field store that can be built on any farm.
From the Midlands

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


Presenter: John Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon

: India! My India!: 3: ...As in my time

Four films by Yavar Abbas.
Some personal impressions of the new India which has developed since Yavar Abbas left his own land at Partition in 1947.
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: Come Next Spring

Written by Montgomery Pittman.
Starring Ann Sheridan, Steve Cochran
with Walter Brennan, Edgar Buchanan, Sonny Tufts

After eight years of wandering, Matt Ballot returns to his native Arkansas farm country and to the family he deserted. But his attempts to make a fresh start and gain respect in the community are met with disapproval and mistrust.


Writer: Montgomery Pittman
Director: R.G. Springsteen
Bess Ballot: Ann Sheridan
Matt Ballot: Steve Cochran
Jeff Storys: Walter Sennan
Annie: Sherry Jackson
Abraham: Richard Eyer
Mr. Canary: Edgar Buchanan
Leroy Hytower: Sonny Tufts
Mr. Totter: Harry Shannon
Bob Storys: Rad Fulton
Myrtle: Mae Clarke
Shorty Wilkins: Roscoe Ates
Delbert Meaner: Wade Ruby
Bill Jackson: James Best

: Bilko Returns: You'll Never Get Rich: Platoon in the Movies

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

Platoon in the Movies ...certainly make an epoch-making epic!


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: The Three Musketeers: Part 2: The Three Duels

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 and Richard Pasco as Cardinal Richelieu

'All for one, one for all!'

(See facing page)


Author: Alexandre Dumas
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
Fight 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
Cardinal Richelieu: Richard Pasco
M. de Jussac: Alf Joint
King Louis XIII: John Carlin
M. de Treville: Michael Miller
Anne of Austria: Carole Potter
Rochefort: Edward Brayshaw
Tailor: Ian Wilson
Grimaud: Milton Johns
Planchet: Billy Hamon
Mme. Constance Bonacieux: Kathleen Breck
M. Bonacieux: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Cardinal's Officer: Ralph Watson

: Sooty: Sooty, the Ironmonger

Sooty assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Meeting Point: Outcasts and Outsiders

Judith Piepe talks to Tom Salmon about her work among young people in the clubs of Soho.
From the West


Interviewee: Judith Piepe
Interviewer: Tom Salmon
Singer: Stephen Delft
Singer: Jackson C. Frank
Singer: Weston Gavin
Singer: Bert Jansch
Singer: Paul Simon
Singer: Al Stewart
Producer: Kenneth Savidge

: Where Was Moses?: First Round: Lancing College, Sussex v. St. George's College, Weybridge

A religious quiz competition.
In the chair, Franklin Engelmann


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

: Songs of Praise

from St. Aidan's Roman Catholic Church, Coulsdon.
The combined choirs and congregations of the town
With The St. Gabriel Singers
Conductor, John Hoban
Hymns introduced by Fr. Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M.

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (Praise my Soul)
Most ancient of all mysteries (St. Flavian)
Rejoice! the Lord is King! (Gopsal)
To Christ, the Prince of peace (Narenza)
My song is love unknown (Love Unknown)
My God, accept my heart this day (Belmont)
O strength and stay upholding all creation (Strength and Stay)
Jerusalem the golden (Ewing)
Guide me, O thou great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda)


Singers: The St. Gabriel Singers
Conductor: John Hoban
Organist: Ian Le Grice
Presenter: Fr. Agnellus Andrew
Blessing given by: Fr. George Telford

: The Royal Variety Performance: Part 1

See panel below and pages 13 and 14
(Scenes from Goal! World Cup 1966 by permission of Columbia Pictures Corporation. Des O'Connor and Jack Douglas televised by arrangement with Associated Television Ltd.; Nadia Nerina, Christopher Gable, and members of the Royal Ballet appeared by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)


Executive Producer: Michael Sullivan
Producer: Octavio Senoret
Morecambe and Wise script by: Dick Hills
Morecambe and Wise script by: Sid Green
Comedian: Des O'Connor
Comedian: Jack Douglas
Dancer: Nadia Nerina
Dancer: Christopher Gable
Dancers: Members of the Royal Ballet

: 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: Outcasts and Outsiders

Judith Piepe talks to Tom Salmon about her work among young people in the clubs of Soho.
(Shown at 6.15)

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Interviewee: Judith Piepe
Interviewer: Tom Salmon

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