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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.
Joe Reid and Tom Stabler introduce film of a primary school version of the story of Elijah.
Introduced by Joe Reid.
(Repeated on Monday at 4.5 p.m.)


Teacher: John Hodgson
Presenter/Introduction to film: Joe Reid
Introduction to film: Tom Stabler
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: A Good Job with Prospects: 9: Taking Charge

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


Presenter: Christopher Chataway
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Morning Service

for St. Andrew's-tide
From St. Michael's Parish Church, Linlithgow.
Conducted by the Minister, The Rev. Dr. David Steel
Assisted by The Rev. Ronald S. Seaman


Service conducted by: The Rev. Dr. David Steel
Assisted by: The Rev. Ronald S. Seaman
Organist: George Hay
Presented for television by: Stanley Pritchard

: Living in Towns: 9: The Matrix

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: 4: Forming, Feeding, and Assembly

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, Robert Paterson, Peter Saywell, Robert Allsop


Presenter: Tom Coyne
Speaker: John Crowest
Speaker: Robert Paterson
Speaker: Peter Saywell
Speaker: Robert Allsop
Director: Peter Riding
Producer: Humphrey Barron

: The Supervisors: 4: In Charge of Safety

Problems in supervising people and production.

If an accident happens in my shop, well I'm the man that will be questioned about it - why did it happen, why should it have happened?
What is the supervisor's role in industrial safety?
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 Tony Norris, Secretary, Nerine Society

Nerine, the Guernsey Lily
An amateur gardener specialising in these finest of bulbous plants for the cool greenhouse in autumn, shows some of his 150 varieties.

From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Tony Norris
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming: Bigger Farms for Sweden

In 1947 legislation was introduced to help reconstruct existing farms into larger viable units.
Peter Williams reports on the means, advantages, and hardships of the Swedish amalgamation scheme.
BBC film
From the Midlands

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


Reporter: Peter Williams
Directed and produced by: John Kenyon

: India! My India!: 4: ...yet another harvest

Four films by Yavar Abbas.

His journey to the past nearly over, Yavar Abbas visits Patna, celebrates Holi in Jaipur, sees the harvest gathered in Charkhari, and prepares for his return to England.
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: I Met Him in Paris

Starring Melvyn Douglas, Claudette Colbert, Robert Young

There are many romantic complications for a New York fashion designer when she takes her first holiday in Paris.


Produced and directed by: Wesley Ruggles
From a story by: Helen Meinardi
Screenplay: Claude Binyon
Kay Denham: Claudette Colbert
George Potter: Melvyn Douglas
Gene Anders: Robert Young
Berk Sutter: Lee Bowman
Helen Anders: Mona Barrie
Hotel clerk: Fritz Field

: Bilko Returns: You'll Never Get Rich: War Games

A selection from one of the funniest television comedy series You'll Never Get Rich.
Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko who is almost out-manoeuvred in... War Games


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: The Three Musketeers: Part 3: Peril

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
and Richard Pasco as Cardinal Richelieu

"Madame, I know that you serve the Queen. They meant to abduct you. Why?"
(See facing pages)


Author: Alexandre Dumas
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
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
Cardinal Richelieu: Richard Pasco
Mme. Constance Bonacieux: Kathleen Breck
Grimaud: Milton Johns
M. Bonacieux: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Commissary: Vernon Dobtcheff
Planchet: Billy Hamon
Duke of Buckingham: Simon Oates
Anne of Austria: Carole Potter
Mme. Coquenard: Delia Corrie
Rochefort: Edward Brayshaw

: Sooty: The House that Sooty Built

Sooty assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Meeting Point for Advent Sunday: ...And then the Judgement

Dr. Norman Goodall, President of the Free Church Federal Council reflecting on his love of life and the approach of death, looks at the grounds of the Christian hope.
With Dr. John Marsh, Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford, Professor H. Cunliffe-Jones, and Professor E. Gordon Rupp, of the University of Manchester.


Presenter: Dr. Norman Goodall
Speaker: Dr. John Marsh
Speaker: Professor H. Cunliffe-Jones
Speaker: Professor E. Gordon Rupp
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Where Was Moses?: Semi-final: Convent of the Sacred Heart, Woldingham v. Lancing College, Sussex

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 Church of England College of Education, Keswick Hall, Norwich.
Conducted by Geoffrey Laycock
Introduced by The Rev. John Gibbs.

Praise to the Lord, the almighty, the King of creation (Praxis Pietatis)
Lo, he comes with clouds descending (Helmsley)
Wachet Auf (Melody. Nicolal; Harmony, Praetorius)
O thou who earnest from above (Hereford)
Praise the Lord of heaven, praise him in the height (Arncliffe)
Come, let's rejoice (Amner)
Let saints on earth in concert sing (Dundee)
Of the Father's love begotten (Divinum mysterium)
Christ is made the sure Foundation (Westminster Abbey)


Organist: Rita Berchem
Conductor: Geoffrey Laycock
Presenter: The Rev. John Gibbs
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: So Big

The film this Sunday stars Jane Wyman, Sterling Hayden
with Steve Forrest, Nancy Olson


Director: Robert Wise
Producer: Henry Blanke
Script: John Twist
Based on a novel by: Edna Ferber
Music: Max Steiner
Selina DeJong: Jane Wyman
Pervus DeJong: Sterling Hayden
Dallas O'Mara: Nancy Olson
Dirk DeJong: Steve Forrest
Julie Hempel: Elisabeth Fraser
Paula Hempel: Martha Hyer

: This Man Craig: Girl in a Thousand

by Jack Ronder.
For the next four Sundays BBC-1 presents a selection from the highly successful BBC-2 series about Strathaird Comprehensive School.
Starring John Cairney, Ellen McIntosh


Writer: Jack Ronder
Designer: Tom Carter
Producer: Antony Kearey
Director: Ian MacNaughton
Ian Craig: John Cairney
Margaret: Ellen McIntosh
Chris: Kara Wilson
Miss Gare: Edith MacArthur
Sinclair: Alex McCrindle
Jim Lorimer: Paul Kermack
Leila Elliot: Joan Fitzpatrick
Edward Elliot: John Young
James Craig: Brian Pettifer
Willie Billie: Kenneth Campbell
Fluffy: Martin Clarke
George: Russell Bryce
Lizzie: Winifred Hunter
Jasper: John Buick
Cafe boss: Harry Hankin

: The 100 Faces of Johann Sebastian Bach

Bernard Keeffe presents a panorama of attitudes past, present, and future to his life and work.
With Sheila Armstrong (soprano), Jean Mackie (piano), Charles Spinks (harpsichord and organ), The Kilburn Tuba Quartet, The Ambrosian Singers
The Philomusica of London
Leader, Carl Pini
Also quotations from the performances of Simon Preston (organ), Jacques Loussier and the Play Bach Trio, Les Swingle Singers, The Toys


Presenter: Bernard Keeffe
Soprano: Sheila Armstrong
Pianist: Jean Mackie
Harpsichordist/Organist: Charles Spinks
Musicians: The Kilburn Tuba Quartet
Singers: The Ambrosian Singers
Musicians: The Philomusica of London
Leader: Carl Pini
Organist: Simon Preston
Musicians: Jacques Loussier and the Play Bach Trio
Singers: Les Swingle Singers
Singers: The Toys
Produced and directed by: Barrie Gavin

: 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 for Advent Sunday

(Shown at 6.15)

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