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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India.
Including Look, Listen, and Speak
From the Midlands
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 BBC Publications, [address removed]. price 4d. 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

: Seeing and Believing: So Hallow'd and So Gracious

A Christmas anthology chosen and presented by members of the Sheffield Playhouse Company.
[Starring] Wilfred Harrison, Colin George, Anthony Douse, Roderick Horn, John Pickles, Rosemary Towler and Christopher Wilkinson
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall.
(to 11.30)


Producer: R.T. Brooks
[Actor]: Wilfred Harrison
[Actor]: Colin George
[Actor]: Anthony Douse
[Actor]: Roderick Horn
[Actor]: John Pickles
[Actress]: Rosemary Towler
[Actor]: Christopher Wilkinson

: Gardening Club

A regular feature serving gardeners in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England.
Percy Thrower with Hugh Mather of St. Helens Parks Department, South Lancashire.
Ideas, methods, and material for Christmas floral arrangements.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Hugh Mather
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming: Marketing Milk

Introduced by John Cherrington.

Are there signs that the liquid market has reached saturation point?
How much will other outlets develop in the future, and what effect will they have on the milk industry?
From the Midlands
Followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers
(to 14.15)


Presenter: John Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon

: Travellers' Tales: Shadow of the Reindeer

Told by Brian Parker.
The fairy people, says an old Lapp tale, came into the world because Adam and Eve had many children. One day, God came to visit Adam and Eve, and Eve made haste to wash the children. But she didn't have time to wash them all, so she hid those who were not washed. Then God asked Eve if she had any more children and Eve answered 'No'. Then God said that those who were hidden from him should be hidden from man, and should wander invisible on this earth-with their reindeer.

3.10-3.40 Eye on the Countryside
A look at turkey farming.
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Narrator: Brian Parker
Filmed by: Per Host
Written and presented by: Eric Davidson
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: Film Matinee: Topper Returns

Starring Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Dennis O'Keefe
with Carole Landis, Billie Burke, Eddie ('Rochester') Anderson

Thorne Smith's famous fictional character Topper is involved in some ghostly adventures when he attempts to find a murderer.


Director: Roy Del Ruth
Producer: Hal Roach
Original screenplay: Jonathan Latimer
Original screenplay: Gordon Douglas
Based on the characters conceived by: Thorne Smith
Gail Richards: Joan Blondell
Cosmo Topper: Roland Young
Ann Carrington: Carole Landis
Mrs. Topper: Billie Burke
Bob: Dennis O'Keefe
Maid: Patsy Kelly
Chauffeur: Eddie ('Rochester') Anderson

: The Lucy Show: Lucy gets caught in the Draft

A comedy film series with never a dull moment.
Starring Lucille Ball as Lucy Carmichael
and Gale Gordon as Mr. Mooney

Lucy gets caught in the Draft ...and gets the breeze-up!


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Mr. Mooney: Gale Gordon

: The Three Musketeers: Part 6: Branded

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

"You cannot scour France for a woman who has been spirited away."


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
Milady de Winter: Mary Peach
Cardinal Richelieu: Richard Pasco
King Louis XIII: John Carlin
Anne of Austria: Carole Potter
Mme. Constance Bonacieux: Kathleen Breck
Rochefort: Edward Brayshaw
Planehet: Billy Hamon
Lord de Winter: Patrick Holt
Kitty: Pauline Collins
Attorney: Sydney Bromley
Mme. Coquenard: Delia Corrie

: Sooty: Sooty's Christmas Dream

Sooty assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Meeting Point: Show Us a King!

Written and produced for the stage by Alan Vanderstock.
The Nativity Story celebrated by a group of young people from Salford, in their own Idiom-with a sidelong glance at some early Jewish kings, and a direct look at its modern implications - told through song, story, mime, and photograph by members of St. Aidan's Youth Club, Salford.


Writer/Producer: Alan Vanderstock
Television Design: Paul Trerise
Presented for television by: Raymond Short

: Songs of Praise

from The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Elephant and Castle, London.
celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Cub Scout Movement
Introduced by John Dunn.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus (Morning Light)
O come all ye faithful (Adeste fideles)
On Christmas night (Sussex Carol)
All things bright and beautiful (Royal Oak)
Silent night, holy night (Stille nacht)
Good King Wenceslas
The Scout Hymn: My chosen way
All people that on earth do dwell (Old 100th)


Conductor: Ted Bawden
Organist: Reg Kemish
Pianist: Joan Bawden
Presenter: John Dunn
Presented for television by: Philip S. Gilbert

: Cathedral Crisis

An appeal on behalf of Winchester Cathedral by John Betjeman, C.B.E.
Contributions, preferably by crossed cheque or postal order, will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to: [address removed]

On the site of the ancient capital of England, this historic and beautiful Cathedral is critically in need of funds to preserve it and to enable it to do its work effectively in the modern world.


Presenter: John Betjeman

: Call Northside 777

The film this Sunday stars James Stewart
with Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker


Director: Henry Hathaway
Producer: Otto Lang
Screenplay: Jerome Cady
Screenplay: Jay Dratler
Based on articles by: James P McGuire
McNeal: James Stewart
Frank Wiecek: Richard Conte
Brian Kelly: Lee J. Cobb
Laura McNeal: Helen Walker
Wanda Skutnik: Betty Garde
Tillie: Kasia Orzazewski

: This Man Craig: A Wise Father

by David Turner.
The last in a selection of four plays from BBC-2's highly successful series about Strathaird Comprehensive School.
Starring John Cairney, Ellen McIntosh, Leonard Maguire, Joan Alcorn
Guest stars: Patrick Troughton, Judy Parfitt

Obsession can corrupt a man. Allied to jealousy it threatens to destroy Alec MacGregor's whole way of life.


Writer: David Turner
Designer: Roderick Laing
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: Moira Armstrong
Ian Craig: John Cairney
Margaret: Ellen McIntosh
Robertson: Leonard Maguire
Katie Duncan: Joan Alcorn
Alec MacGregor: Patrick Troughton
Anne MacGregor: Judy Parfitt
Robin MacGregor: Gordon Reid
Jenny MacGregor: Sheila Arthur
Waiter: Andrew Jack

: Music from Wales

with Geraint Evans, Rhiannon Davies
The Mold Alun Grammar School Madrigal Choir
Conductor, Brian Hughes
The combined Pendyrus and Treorchy Male Choirs
Chorus Masters, Glynne Jones and John H. Davies
The BBC Welsh Orchestra
Leader, Colin Staveley
Conducted by Brian Priestman
The programme introduced by Brian Hoey.
From the Memorial Hall, Barry, Glamorgan


Baritone: Geraint Evans
Singer: Rhiannon Davies
Singers: The Mold Alun Grammar School Madrigal Choir
Conductor: Brian Hughes
Singers: The combined Pendyrus and Treorchy Male Choirs
Chorus Master: Glynne Jones
Chorus Master: John H. Davies
Musicians: The BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Colin Staveley
Orchestra conducted by: Brian Priestman
Presenter: Brian Hoey
Associate Producer: J. Alwyn Jones
Producer: David J. Thomas

: The Look of the Week

Robert Robinson with an eye on the Arts.


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

: The Weather Man

: Meeting Point: Show Us a King!

(Shown at 6.15)

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