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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India.
Look, Listen, and Speak: Lesson 38
From the Midlands
(Repeated on Wednesday at 12.25 p.m.)

"Look, Listen, and Speak" Book 3 (yellow cover), printed in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, 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)
(to 9.25)


Teacher (Look, Listen, and Speak): Robert Chapman
Assisted by (Look, Listen, and Speak): Sheila Dillon-Guy

: Seeing and Believing: To Carry Forward

Seeing and Believing for New Year's Eve.
Alan Lyne introduces Joyce Grenfell, The Rev. Eric Mathieson, The Rev. W.W. Simpson, Leonard Pearcey.
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall

(to 11.30)


Presenter: Alan Lyne
Speaker: Joyce Grenfell
Speaker: The Rev. Eric Mathieson
Speaker: The Rev. W.W. Simpson
Speaker: Leonard Pearcey
Reader: John Glen
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Farming: Top of the Farm

David Richardson and Ted Moult conduct an agricultural battle of wits between farmers, journalists, and advisers.
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers
(to 14.15)


Presenter: David Richardson
Presenter: Ted Moult
Director: Michael Marshall
Producer: John Kenyon

: Personal Choice

Well-known interviewers choose the people they wish to interview.
"Mrs Wilson is the outstanding example of a woman who entered the public arena through marriage and not by choice. She married a don and by chance ended up the wife of a Prime Minister. Her name is on the hoardings of a West End theatre, her name appears weekly in a magazine. What I wanted to know was what is the real Mrs. Wilson like, the mother and the wife..."
...is why Cliff Michelmore talks to Mary Wilson.
See facing page


Interviewer: Cliff Michelmore
Interviewee: Mary Wilson
Designer: Colin Green
Producer: Michael Hill

: Film Matinee: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Starring Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur

Frank Capra's award-winning film about a simple boy from the back-woods who inherits a fortune and becomes the target for every newspaper man and confidence trickster.


Director: Frank Capra
Original screenplay: Robert Riskin
From the story by: Clarence Budington Kelland
Longfellow Deeds: Gary Cooper
Babe Bennett: Jean Arthur
MacWade: George Bancroft
Cornelius Cobb: Lionel Stander
John Cedar: Douglass Dumbrille
Walter: Raymond Walburn
Judge Walker: H.B. Warner

: Billy Smart's Circus

A special children's presentation for the New Year.
Introduced by Junior Ringmaster Gary Smart and clown Pierre Picton.

Springboard Acrobatics
from Hungary The Biros

The Boy and the Beast
Birma, the Indian Elephant presented by Gary Jahn.

Triple Trapeze
International Trio of Tots from France, Germany, and England Marie-Louise, Shirley-Ann, and Julie-Dawn.

Dancing on the High Stilts
Jean and Peter Barbour

Animal Friends at Liberty
Dancing Dutch horses and Shetland ponies, camels from the desert, and a high-jumping guanaco from South America.
Presented by Sacha Stey, Yasmin and Gary Smart

Water, Water, Everywhere
Trying their hand at the five-minute car wash Spider Austin and Co.

Double Somersault to His Father's Feet
Acrobatic skills of The Junior Biros

Thirty-Two Spinning Plates
The Borjevas

The Talking Horse
Goldy with Joan Rosaire

A Flying Arm Spin and A Swinging Toe Hold
High above the sawdust Christine and Rebecca Smart

A One-Finger Balance
Equilibrist extraordinary The Great Barton

Climbing Beneath a Galloping Horse
From Russia The Bratuchin Cossacks


Presenter/animal acts presented by: Gary Smart
Presenter: Pierre Picton
Acrobatics: The Biros
Elephant act presented by: Gary Jahn
Trapeze artist: Marie-Louise
Trapeze artist: Shirley-Ann
Trapeze artist: Julie-Dawn
Performer: Jean Barbour
Performer: Peter Barbour
Animal acts presented by: Sacha Stey
Animal acts presented by: Yasmin
Entertainers: Spider Austin and Co.
Acrobatics: The Junior Biros
Plate spinners: The Borjevas
Animal trainer: Joan Rosaire
Performer: Christine Smart
Performer: Rebecca Smart
Equilibrist: The Great Barton
Riders: The Bratuchin Cossacks
Circus direction: The Smart Brothers
Circus ringmaster: Dick Barton
Musical director: Ken Griffin
Producer: Mary David

: The News and the Weather Man

Peter Walker


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: Meeting Point: Absent Friends

"Don't ever get worked up regarding what is said in conversation: for if it is good, you have something to praise God for and if it is bad, something in which to serve God by turning your heart away from it". (St. Francis de Sales)
A study of the dangers of gossip.


Research and narration: Huw Ballard Thomas
Producer: B. Alun Evans

: Sunday Story: The Other Wise Man: 1: Three Gifts for a King

by Henry van Dyke.
Adapted and produced by John Elphinstone-Fyffe.
Told by Gwen Watford.


Author: Henry van Dyke
Adapted by/Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe
Storyteller: Gwen Watford

: Songs of Praise

from Fisherwick Presbyterian Church, Belfast.
Hymns introduced by Edgar Boucher.

Steeples, set your bells a-ringing (Russian carol)
The race that long in darkness pined (Scottish paraphrase)
To Bethlehem (Basque Noel)
Lo, how a rose e'er blooming (15th-century German)
The Virgin Mary had a baby boy (trad. West Indian)
To the Name of our salvation (15th-century Latin)
The shadows are falling (Tyrolean Cradle Song)
To make him sleep (Czech carol)
Sleep, my little one (German carol)
How brightly beams the morning star (17th-century Lutheran hymn)
What cheer (English carol)
Now thank we all our God (17th-century German hymn)
In the bleak mid-winter (modern English carol)


Soloist: Janette Simpson
Conductor: Havelock Nelson
Presenter: Edgar Boucher
Organist: Geoffrey Trory
Producer: Moore Wasson

: The Julie Andrews Show

in which Julie Andrews and her special guest Gene Kelly join with the New Christy Minstrels in a sparkling programme of song and dance recorded in America.
Produced and directed by Alan Handley for the National Broadcasting Company of America


Presenter/entertainer: Julie Andrews
Guest: Gene Kelly
Singers: The New Christy Minstrels
Choreography: Tony Charmoli
Musical director: Irwin Kostal
Produced and directed by: Alan Handley

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: The Public Patient

by John Pennington.
Created by A.J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Bill Simpson
with John Grieve


Writer: John Pennington
Created by: A.J. Cronin
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Designer: Gillian Howard
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Terence Williams
Sister Greer: Delia Paton
Nurse Merry: Shirley Steedman
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Micky Logan: Charlie Stewart
Malcolm Lester: Mervyn Pascoe
Donald Stevenson: Robert Fyfe
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Fraser McFadden: John Grieve
Dr. Snoddie: Eric Woodburn
Mistress Niven: Effie Morrison
Mr. Nesbitt: Harold Reese

: The News

with Richard Baker

followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw

The film this Sunday stars Kenneth More, Jayne Mansfield
with Robert Morley


Screenplay: Arthur Dales
Based on a story by: Jacob Hay
Director: Raoul Walsh
Producer: Daniel M. Angel
Jonathan Tibbs: Kenneth More
Kate: Jayne Mansfield
Uncle Lucius: Robert Morley
Toynbee: Ronald Squire
Masters: Henry Hull
Keeno: William Campbell
Jack: Bruce Cabot
James: David Horne
The Drunk: Sidney James

: Suddenly It's 1968

Simon Dee introduces a New Year's Eve Party from The Talk of the Town in London.
Including Jimmy Logan, Roy Hudd, Jack Douglas, Julie Felix, Doug Fisher.
Music by The Alan Price Set and Alex Welsh and his Band with Jeannie Lambe

10.57-11.47 Seeing in the New Year in Sweden and Italy

11.47-12.0 Meditation
From All Hallows, London Wall.
With Canon Eric James and Shirley Collins.

12.0-1.0 Seeing in the New Year in Scotland
With Andy Stewart, Kenneth McKellar, Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor, Bernadette, The White Heather Dancers.


Presenter: Simon Dee
Comedian: Jimmy Logan
Comedian: Roy Hudd
Comedian: Jack Douglas
Singer/Guitarist: Julie Felix
Performer: Doug Fisher
Musicians: The Alan Price Set
Musicians: Alex Welsh and his Band
Singer: Jeannie Lambe
Speaker (Meditation): Canon Eric James
Singer (Meditation): Shirley Collins
Singer (Seeing in the New Year in Scotland): Andy Stewart
Singer (Seeing in the New Year in Scotland): Kenneth McKellar
Singer (Seeing in the New Year in Scotland): Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist (Seeing in the New Year in Scotland): Jimmie Macgregor
Singer/Guitarist (Seeing in the New Year in Scotland): Bernadette
Dancers (Seeing in the New Year in Scotland): The White Heather Dancers
Dance Director (Seeing in the New Year in Scotland): Dixie Ingram
Executive Producer: Bill Cotton Jr.

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