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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
for viewers from Pakistan and India
Including: Look, Listen, and Speak: Lesson 43
From the Midlands
(Repeated on Wednesday at 12.25 p.m.)

'Look. Listen, and Speak', Book 4 (orange 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 6s. (by post 6s. 8d.: crossed postal order, please, not stamps)
(to 9.25)


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

: Teaching Adults: 6: Education in the Army

Ten programmes about principles and methods.

A film about the Army's techniques: hardware and ideas.
(Repeated next Saturday at 10.30 a.m.)


Director: Michael Blakstad
Producer: Roger Owen

: Komm Mit!: 26: Auf dem Postamt

For beginners in German.
With Heidi Treutler, Dieter Geissler
Introduced by Sabine Michael, Paul Hansard.
(Repeated next Saturday at 9.30 a.m.)
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Sabine Michael
Presenter: Paul Hansard
Producer: Colin Nears
Heidi: Heidi Treutler
Dieter: Dieter Geissler

: Seeing and Believing: The Kingdom of the Fool

with The Rev. Keith Wilkes, Gareth Williams, Kenneth Smith, Peggy Pincott, Dick Le Feuvre and members of the College of St. Matthias, Fishponds, Bristol.
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall


Presenter: The Rev. Keith Wilkes
Speaker: Gareth Williams
Speaker: Kenneth Smith
Speaker: Peggy Pincott
Speaker: Dick Le Feuvre
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: The Money Maze: 6: We Chose World Power

Ten programmes about the relationship between international trade and finance and international power politics.

Throughout the 1950s Britain continued to act on the assumption that she was a world power. What effect did this have on her economic policies?
Introduced by Roger Opie.


Presenter: Roger Opie
Director: David Hargreaves
Producer: Howard Smith

: School and Home: 1: Starting Secondary School

Programmes for parents of secondary school children.

Next autumn many children will become members of a larger community. What lies ahead for them and their parents?
Modern educationists agree that the child who gets the greatest help from his parents is the one who makes the fullest use of his educational opportunities.
In these programmes parents are given an insight into how they can help their child when he starts secondary school and at the important moment at the end of his third year when he decides on some degree of specialisation in preparation for his future career. Other programmes will show a mixed panel of parents and teachers discussing how they can co-operate more; how they can help the child to organise his time and his homework; and talk about the friendships he makes.
Introduced by John Norman.
Repeated on Monday, 7.0 p.m. (BBC-2)


Presenter: John Norman
Director: George Inger
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Training in Skills: 1: Benefits

Training in Skills - no more of Nelly?

Presented by David Shute.
with Douglas Seymour, Ian Goodhand, Eric Wheatcroft.

Operators used to learn on the job "sitting next to Nelly", but in a modern fast-moving age this is no longer efficient. Even before the Industrial Training Act a quiet revolution was under way: now the technique of Skills Analysis is spreading.
This starts by critical analysis of how the experienced worker does the job. Then exercises are planned to begin a step-by-step training to build speed and stamina.
By these methods installers of central heating are trained in a week, the accident rate among scaffolders is cut, and in valve assembly production is up by 30 per cent, while training time has been halved.

Repeated on Thursday evening
(to 13.00)


Presenter: David Shute
Speaker: Douglas Seymour
Speaker: Ian Goodhand
Speaker: Eric Wheatcroft
Director: Harry B. Levinson
Producer: Gregory Clegg

: Farming: on Mull

John Cherrington visits John Carr, a Midland farmer who has moved away to try to make a living in the Western Isles of Scotland.
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Interviewer: John Cherrington
Interviewee: John Carr
Producer: John Kenyon

: Car-Wise: 6: The Petrol Supply

Ten programmes on car maintenance and the overhaul of an engine with Barry Bucknell and Doug Mitchell.
From the South and West
(Repeated, Wednesday, 7.0 p.m. BBC-2)


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Presenter: Doug Mitchell
Producer: John Dobson

: News Headlines; followed by Film Matinee: The Lady Wants Mink

Starring Dennis O'Keefe, Ruth Hussey, Eve Arden, William Demarest

If you're an ambitious wife and your neighbour appears in a new mink coat, it's time for action!


Screenplay: Dane Lussier
Screenplay: Richard Alan Simmons
Associate Producer/Director: William A. Seiter
Jim Connors: Dennis O'Keefe
Nora Connors: Ruth Hussey
Gladys Jones: Eve Arden
Harvey Jones: William Demarest
Mr. Heggie: Gene Lockhart
Mrs. Hoxie: Hope Emerson
Mrs. Cantrell: Hillary Brooke
Ritchie Connors: Tommy Rettig

: It's A Knock-Out!: Plymouth v. Torbay

An inter-town contest of skill and strength.

The winner will represent Great Britain in the Eurovision competition to be held in Belgium on July 17.
Today's programme introduced live from Plymouth by Katie Boyle and David Vine.
Referee, Eddie Waring


Presenter: Katie Boyle
Presenter: David Vine
Referee: Eddie Waring
Director: Philip S. Gilbert
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Railway Children: 3: The Message

by E. Nesbit
Dramatised in seven parts by Denis Constanduros

Bobbie, Peter, and Phyl have made friends with Perks, the railway porter, but they have disgraced themselves by stealing coal from the station to help Mother, who is trying to make a living by writing stories.


Author: E. Nesbit
Dramatised by: Denis Constanduros
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Julia Smith
Mother: Ann Castle
Bobbie: Jenny Agutter
Peter: Neil McDermott
Phyllis: Gillian Bailey
Station-master: Brian Hayes
Dr. Forrest: John Ringham
Old gentleman: Joseph O'Conor
Perks: Gordon Gostelow

: Tich and Quackers: 7: The Police Concert

with Ray Alan, Derek Dene.
from the North


Ventriloquist/script: Ray Alan
[Actor]: Derek Dene
Design: Stuart Furber
Producer: Stan Parkinson

: The News and The Weather Man


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Meeting Point: The Hymn and Think Man

Britain's own version of America's Billy Graham operates from an office over a dry-cleaner's shop in Eastbourne, Sussex. He has a public relations officer, a business organisation and a fully-equipped studio where 'gospel messages' are recorded for transmission by radio stations in the U.S.A., Europe, and the Far East.
Yet few people have heard of Dr. Eric Hutchings, although his crusade meetings are often packed and he has been an Evangelist for more than twenty years.
Tonight's programme takes a close look at this home-grown business of Evangelism and shows what people think of Dr. Hutchings as a man, and how they regard his crusades.
From the South and West
(Postponed from April 7)


Subject: Dr. Eric Hutchings
Producer: Hugh Pitt

: Mr. Noah Behavin' Mighty Well: 1: Who made the Elephant?

Bible stories by children and for children
Told by Tom Coyne
with Jean Holden and The Singing Stewarts
Monsters, puppets, and pictures by the children of Weston Favell County Primary School, Northampton
Written and produced by Philip Turner
From the Midlands

A seven-foot boa constrictor, a bottle-fed lamb, two children voyaging on a lake as crew on a ten-foot Noah's Ark, and a tiddlywink tower are some of the surprising ingredients of these six children's Bible programmes.
The stories - from the Creation to Jacob and his ladder - are told by Tom Coyne and illustrated by the children, who have made them extremely good fun as well.


Director: Barrie Edgar
Writer/Producer: Philip Turner
Storyteller: Tom Coyne
Performer: Jean Holden
Singers: The Singing Stewarts

: Songs of Praise

from Chelmsford Cathedral.
Introduced by Ronald Allison.

All hail the power of Jesus' name (Ladywell)
Breathe on me, breath of God (Carlisle)
The head that once was crowned with thorns (St. Magnus)
Crown him with many crowns (Diademata)
We sing the praise of him who died (Bow Brickhill)
O thou who earnest from above (Hereford)
O dearest Lord, thy sacred head (Albano)
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (St. Peter)
Let all the world In every corner sing (Luckington)


Presenter: Ronald Allison
Conductor: John Jordan
Prayer and Blessing: The Provost [The Very Rev Hilary Martin Connop Price]
Organist: Peter Cross
Arranger: Colin Beale
TV Presentation: Barrie Edgar

: The Andy Williams Show

A series featuring song, music, and comedy and the best from the world of entertainment.
Starring Andy Williams
and this week's guests: Polly Bergen, Jimmy Dean, Jonathan Winters, University of Notre Dame Glee Club
A programme recorded in the U.S.A.
(First shown on BBC-2)


Singer/Presenter: Andy Williams
Singer: Polly Bergen
Singer: Jimmy Dean
Comedian: Jonathan Winters
Singers: University of Notre Dame Glee Club

: The First Lady: Mrs. Whatever

by Vincent Tilsley
Starring Thora Hird, Robert Keegan, James Grout and Henry Knowles

(Brenda Bruce is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Writer: Vincent Tilsley
Series devised by/From an initial idea by: Alan Plater
From an initial idea by: Philip Levene
Script Editor: Gerry Davis
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Paul Ciappessoni
Albert Tunnicliffe: Glenn Melvyn
Mary Tunnicliffe: Brenda Bruce
Sarah Danby: Thora Hird
Reporter: Mike Lucas
Councillor Porritt: Alan Lawrance
George Kingston: James Grout
Will Tarrant: Robert Keegan
Tom Danby: Henry Knowles
Vera: Barbara Keogh
Harry: Ralph Ball

: The News

followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Man from Laramie

The film this Sunday stars James Stewart
with Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Cathy O'Donnell.

James Stewart stars in tonight's Western film "The Man from Laramie" which is about a man's search for his brother's murderer. The film is set in New Mexico and the photography is breathtaking. The direction by Anthony Mann, who has worked with Stewart on several other Westerns including "Where the River Bends", "The Naked Spur" and "The Far Country", is assured and fast moving.


Screenplay: Philip Yordan
Screenplay: Frank Burt
Writer: Thomas T. Flynn
Director: Anthony Mann
Producer: William Goetz
Will Lockhart: James Stewart
Vic Hansbro: Arthur Kennedy
Alec Waggoman: Donald Crisp
Barbara Waggoman: Cathy O'Donnell
Dave Waggoman: Alex Nicol
Kate Canaday: Aline MacMahon
Charley O'Leary: Wallace Ford
Chris Boldt: Jack Elan

: Talkback

from Manchester
With David Coleman
Television's own correspondence column goes to the North.
A chance for those who watch television to put their views to those responsible-about the programmes, the questions raised, and issues at large, before a statistically selected audience.


Presenter: David Coleman
Editor: Richard Francis

: The Weather Man

: Meeting Point

(Shown at 6.15 p.m.)

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