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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India.
Look, Listen, and Speak
Teacher, Robert Chapman
From the Midlands
(Repeated on Wednesday at 12.25 p.m.)
'Look, Listen, and Speak' Book 2, printed in Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, and English, with vocabularies and revision lessons, can be obtained from booksellers, Asian grocery shops, or from BBC Publications [address removed] price 4s. 6d. (by post 5s. 2d; crossed postal order please, not stamps).

(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

: Advances in Language Teaching: 1: Basic Principles

Six programmes on modern methods and materials.
Professor Peter Strevens, Dr. H.H. Stern, Peter Hoy, H.M.I., Madeleine Lewis
Introduced by George Scott.
(First shown on BBC-2)


Speaker: Professor Peter Strevens
Speaker: Dr. H.H. Stern
Speaker: Peter Hoy
Speaker: Madeleine Lewis
Presenter: George Scott
Producer: Sheila Innes

: ¡Vamos a Ver!: 17: I Vuelva a Tirar!

Written by Helena Valenti.
Let's Look at Spanish
Twenty lessons for beginners.

A face, a shot - another shot, and...

With Jacinta Castillejo, Mari Carmen Nevada, Julio Pena and Carlos Riera
(Repeated on Thursday at 11.7 p.m.)


Writer: Helena Valenti
Course devised by: Brian Dutton
Course devised by: Angel Garcia de Paredes
Adviser: Joseph Cremona
Designer: Graham Oakley
Producer: Colin Nears
[Actress]: Jacinta Castillejo
[Actress]: Mari Carmen Nevado
[Actor]: Julio Pena
[Actor]: Carlos Riera

: Morning Service

for Pentecost from St. Cuthbert's Parish Church, Edinburgh.
Conducted by the Minister, The Rt. Rev. R. Leonard Small, O.B.E., D.D., Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, assisted by The Rev. David S. M. Hamilton


Service conducted by: The Rt. Rev. R. Leonard Small
Assisted by: The Rev. David S.M. Hamilton
Organist: W.O. Minay
Presented for television by: James Dey

: In Your Own Words: 7: The Language of Social Occasions

Become more confident in speech
A series about spoken English and communication.
Written and presented by Andrew Wilkinson, Birmingham University.
The actors: Eileen Barry, John Bott, Judy Dickinson, Colin Skipp
From the Midlands
(Repeated next Saturday at 10.0 a.m.)


Writer/Presenter: Andrew Wilkinson
Producer: Edmund Marshall
[Actor]: Eileen Barry
[Actor]: John Bott
[Actor]: Judy Dickinson
[Actor]: Colin Skipp

: Engineering Design: 2: Design for Value

A series of five programmes examining some of the problems of design in the engineering industry.
Introduced by Dr. David Newland, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College of Science and Technology.


Presenter: Dr. David Newland
Director: Neil Ryder
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: Management Techniques: 2: Control of Budgeting

Methods of control in small and medium firms.

"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery."
How can budgets be prepared and used to avoid Mr. Micawber's 'misery'?
Introduced by E. Hudson Davies, M.P.
Actors: Anthony Collin, David Hart, Brian Hawksley
(Repeated next Saturday at 10.30 a.m.)
(to 13.00)


Presenter: E. Hudson Davies
Production Assistant: David Hargreaves
Producer: Paul Ellis
[Actor]: Anthony Collin
[Actor]: David Hart
[Actor]: Brian Hawksley
[Actor]: David Hargreaves

: Farming

Introduced by John Cherrington.

Are Large Dairy Herds More Profitable?
Does analysis of Low Cost Production records throw more light on the economics of different sizes, locations and management of dairy herds?

and The T.V. Vet on Erysipelas

From the Midlands
and Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (Erysipelas): The T.V. Vet [name uncredited]
Director: Michael Marshall
Producer: John Kenyon

: The Harlem Globetrotters

On their eighteenth European tour, the greatest-ever basketball team visit Wembley's Empire Pool and Sports Arena, to play against The Washington Generals.
With supporting variety acts.


Basketball players: The Harlem Globetrotters
Basketball players: The Washington Generals
Commentator: Alan Weeks
TV Presentation: Douglas Hespe

: International Air Fair

The opening ceremony by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh and highlights of the flying display as seen by BBC outside broadcast cameras on the first two days of this spectacular Air Show at Biggin Hill. One of the features of the show will be the jet aerobatic team of the Royal Air Force - The Red Arrows.


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
TV Presentation: Dennis Monger

: Cluff: The Strangers

by Gil North.
Starring Leslie Sands
with Michael Bates, John Rolfe, John McKelvey, Olive Milbourne
Guest stars, Terence de Marney, Stephanie Bidmead, Pauline Letts, Alan Browning


Writer: Gil North
Designer: Evan Hercules
Producer: Alan Sleath
Director: Eric Hills
P.C. Bullock: John McKelvey
Det.-Con. Barker: John Rolfe
Inspector Mole: Michael Bates
Sergeant Cluff: Leslie Sands
John Cluff: Norman Mitchell
Alice Cluff: Hilary Mason
Moses: Terence de Marney
Joan Cluff: Judy Geeson
Jim Swann: David Robinson
Pearl Core: Stephanie Bidmead
Don Swann: Alan Browning
Peggy Swann: Pauline Letts
George Wilkinson: Graham Rigby
Annie Croft: Olive Milbourne
Tom Drew: Stan Jay
Dr. Hamm: Jack Howlett

: The Lucy Show: Lucy and Carol in Palm Springs

A comedy film series with never a dull moment.
Starring Lucille Ball as Lucy Carmichael, Gale Gordon as Mr. Mooney and special guest star, Carol Burnett

Lucy and Carol in Palm Springs ...certainly make the spa sparkle!


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Mr. Mooney: Gale Gordon
Carol Bradford: Carol Burnett

: It's a Knock-Out!: Lytham St. Annes v. Southport

An inter-town contest of skill and strength.
The winner will represent Great Britain in the Eurovision competition to be held in Brussels on June 28.
Today's programme introduced live from Lytham St. Annes by McDonald Hobley.
Referee, Eddie Waring


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Master of Ceremonies: David Vine
Referee: Eddie Waring
Director: Philip S. Gilbert
Producer: Barney Colehan

: St. Ives: 6: Journey's End

by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Dramatised in six parts by Rex Tucker.

St. Ives escapes to Paris but the two cousins meet once more.


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised by: Rex Tucker
Fight arranged by: Peter Diamond
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Christopher Barry
St. Ives: David Summer
Byfield: Michael Deacon
Dalmahey: James Cosmo
Rowley: Kenneth Nash
Ronald: Cavan Kendall
Flora: Gay Hamilton
Major Chevenix: Colin Jeavons
Alain: Mark Eden
Madame Jupille: Malya Nappi
Romaine: Hamilton Dyce
Clausel: Talfryn Thomas
Gardener: Henry Longhurst

: Tich and Quackers: 6: Uncle Jonathan

Tich and Quackers settle down to a country life with Ray Alan.
From the North


Ventriloquist/Script: Ray Alan
Additional material: Tony Hart
Design: Stuart Furber
Producer: Stan Parkinson

: Meeting Point: New Prayer

"O God, who is cold in the slums of winter, whose playmates are rats - four-legged ones who live with you and two-legged ones who imprison you... Help us to touch you"
Is this the language of prayer for our time?
A report by The Bishop of Woolwich (The Rt. Rev. John A.T. Robinson)
Illustrated by John Breslin, Robert Eddison, Gwenyth Petty, Gary Watson, John Wood.


Reporter: The Rev. John A.T. Robinson
Reader: John Breslin
Reader: Robert Eddison
Reader: Gwenyth Petty
Reader: Gary Watson
Reader: John Wood
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Grief and Glory: Man and his Faith

A modern folk song competition.
The sixth in a series of six programmes containing songs selected by the judges from nearly 3,000 entries.
Subject of today's group: Man and his Faith
Introduced by Roy Guest and sung by Nadia Cattouse, Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor.
From the BBC's television studios in Manchester
Viewers are invited to select the song they enjoy most and judge to be the most true comment on life as we live it today. The name of the song chosen should be sent on a postcard to 'Songs of Grief and Glory', [address removed] to arrive by Wednesday. May 17


Presenter: Roy Guest
Singer: Nadia Cattouse
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Designer: Paul Montague
Director: Tony Palmer
Producer: Raymond Short

: Songs of Praise

From Afan Lido Sports Centre, Aberafan, Port Talbot.
Hymns introduced by Cliff Morgan.

Love divine all loves excelling (Tune, Blaenwern)
Through the love of God our Saviour (Tune, Ar hyd y nos)
Colia f'tnaid gariad [esu (Tune, Lian Banian)
These things shall be (Tune, Merthyr Tydfil)
Rhaslunlaeth fawr y nef (Tune, Builth)
Hail thou once despised Jesus (Tune, Hyfrydol)


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Conductor: Arwel Hughes
Organist: Bruce Denham
Soloist: Helen Watts
Blessing spoken by: The Rev. Ronald Powell
Television Presentation: Tregelles Williams

: A Face in the Crowd

The film this Sunday stars Andy Griffith, Patricia Heal
with Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick


Story and screenplay: Budd Schulberg
Director: Elia Kazan
Lonesome Rhodes: Andy Griffith
Marcia Jeffries: Patricia Neal
Joey Kiely: Anthony Franciosa
Betty-Lou Fleckum: Lee Remick
Mel Miller: Walter Matthau
Col. Hollister: Percy Waram
Beanie: Rod Brasfield
Mr. Luffler: Charles Irving

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Safety in Numbers

by Harry Green.
Created by A.J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Bill Simpson


Writer: Harry Green
Created by: A.J. Cronin
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Designer: Gwen Evans
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Ian MacNaughton
Lady Kitty Knox: Vivienne Burgess
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Barmaid: Lee Ferguson
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Molly: Ann Hamilton
Olwen: April Wilding
Valerie: Rita Davies
Dulcie: Faith Curtis
Matron: Elizabeth MacLennan
Captain Laurie: Malcolm Ingram
Grieve: Donald Layne-Smith
Dr. Snoddie: Eric Woodburn
Provost: Robert Raglan

: Contours of Genius: 3: Vincent Van Gogh - A Self-Portrait

Film biographies of Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh.

"If I have some confidence in my work, it is because it costs me too much effort for me not to believe that nothing will be gained by it or that it is done in vain."
A film about the painter, made in the places where he lived and worked, with a commentary taken from his letters.
"His pictures spoke for themselves, wringing from the flicker of the screen a tough and unusual vigour." (William Trevor)

An N.B.C. News film
Written by Lou Hazan.
(First shown on BBC-2)


Van Gogh's letters spoken by: Paul Rogers
Narration: Michael Elliott
Writer: Lou Hazan
Director: Ray Garner
Adapted for BBC Television by: Ann Turner

: The Look of the Week

Robert Robinson with an eye on the Arts.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Darrol Blake
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: The Weather Man

: Solemn Opening of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool

Recorded excerpts from today's ceremonies.
Introduced by Fr. Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M.

Close Down


Presenter: Fr. Agnellus Andrew
Edited and presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

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