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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

: Seeing and Believing: for the Deaf: Signposts

A reflective visit to the Parish Church of Stoke Poges
with The Rev. C.E. Harris, The Rev. I.E.L. Scott-Oldfield, The Rev. M.L. Nicholas, Anne Robertson, R.J. Lewis and Members of St. Saviours Church for the Deaf and Dumb, Acton.

In this programme, officers of the Royal Association in Aid of the Deaf and Dumb join with the Vicar of Stoke Poges in interpreting to a group of deaf visitors some of the features of a historic and beautiful Parish Church.
(to 11.30)


Speaker: The Rev. C.E. Harris
Speaker: The Rev. I.E.L. Scott-Oldfield
Speaker: The Rev. M.L. Nicholas
Speaker: Anne Robertson
Speaker: R.J. Lewis
Reader: Donald Bisset
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Farming: The Great Water Rush: 1

with David Richardson
During the next decade the demand for water will increase enormously. What are the present problems of patterns of supply, and are they adequate?
BBC film from the Midlands

Followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: David Richardson
Producer: Michael Marshall

: In Your Place: 10: A Teenager's Room

Eleven programmes about design ideas, centred round a family, a problem, and a budget.
Introduced by Eric Thompson.


Presenter: Eric Thompson
Designer: Richard Goldsbrough
Designer: Don John
Drawings: Don Kidman
Producer: Sheila Innes

: News Headlines

: The Love Affair: Dear Ruth

A new series of romantic feature films.
Starring William Holden, Joan Caulfield
with Billy de Wolfe, Edward Arnold, Mona Freeman

Many hilarious complications are caused in the life of a young woman when her teenage sister starts a romantic correspondence with an Air Force officer in her name.


Screenplay: Arthur Sheekman
Based on the play by: Norman Krasna
Producer: Paul Jones
Director: William D. Russell
Bill Seacroft: William Holden
Ruth Wilkins: Joan Caulfield
Albert Kummer: Billy de Wolfe
Judge Wilkins: Edward Arnold
Mrs. Wilkins: Mary Philips
Miriam: Mona Freeman
Martha: Virginia Welles
Sgt. Chuck Vincent: Kenny O'Morrison

: Voices for the World: Geraint Evans

A profile of Geraint Evans.

In which the celebrated Welsh baritone talks about his distinguished career in international opera, and sings excerpts from The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Otello, and Falstaff.
With contributions by Karl Bohm, Noel Goodwin, Reri Grist, Bernhard Paumgartner,
Douglas Robinson
and the BBC Concert Orchestra
Leader, Arthur Leavins
Conducted by Edward Downes

(Edward Downes and Douglas Robinson appear by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)


Baritone/speaker: Geraint Evans
Speaker: Karl Bohm
Speaker: Noel Goodwin
Soprano: Reri Grist
Speaker: Bernhard Paumgartner
Speaker: Douglas Robinson
Musicians: The BBC Concert Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Arthur Leavins
Orchestra conducted by: Edward Downes
Designer: Roger Andrews
Opera sequences produced by: Patricia Foy
Narrator/producer: Gethyn Stoodley Thomas

: The Man in the Iron Mask: 6: The Two Kings

by Alexandre Dumas
Dramatised in nine parts by Anthony Steven

Philippe has been taken from the Bastille by Aramis and instructed in the art of being a King. Louis XIV has been seized by Aramis and Porthos.


Author: Alexandre Dumas
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
Script Editor: Michael Voysey
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Hugh David
King Louis XIV: Nicolas Chagrin
Porthos: Roger Livesey
Aramis: Noel Willman
Philippe: Nicolas Chagrin
d'Artagnan: Edwin Richfield
Louise de la Valliere: Susan MacReady
M. Fouquet: Roger Delgado
Baisemeaux: Fulton Mackay
Gaoler: Talfryn Thomas
Saint-Aignan: Peter Macann
The Queen Mother: Daphne Slater

: Tom and Jerry: Love that Pup

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the Cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.

Love that Pup ...or it'll be Hate-that-Cat-Week!


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Malcolm Muggeridge asks The Question Why?

A topical programme which questions the real issues behind the news and some of the assumptions on which people base their lives.
Repeated tonight at 11.32


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Director: Keith Clement
Producer: Christopher Martin

: An Open-Air Songs of Praise

beside The Harbour, Girvan, Ayrshire with a gathering of local people, holiday-makers, and their children.
Introduced by Murdoch McPherson.

I'm not ashamed to own my Lord (Jackson)
We have heard a joyful sound (Limpsfield)
God, who made (Beechwood)
He lives (A.H. Ackley)
Lord of the loving heart (N. Nettleton)
Singing! (R. Hudson Pope)
One day when heaven was filled with his praises (One Day)
Lord, in the fulness of my might (University)
Eastwood Folk Trio:
Go it alone (from A Man Dies)
Tramp on the street (Grady and Hazel Cole)
O God of Bethel (Salzburgh)
Shiona Dods:
How great thou art (trad. Russian melody)
We rest on thee our Shield and our defender: (O perfect love)


Conductor: The Rev. Dr. Ian B. Doyle
Organist: James Donaldson
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. Robert Bell
Presenter: Murdoch McPherson
Producer: Ronald Falconer
Musicians: Eastwood Folk Trio
Singer: Shiona Dods

: The Rolf Harris Show

Starring Rolf Harris
and The Young Generation: Valerie Barrett, Bobby Bannerman, Ann Chapman, Brian Evans, Jackie Dalton, Danny Grover, Marlene Domanska, Harry Higham, Dee Eldridge, Roger Howlett, Sally Graham, Scott Mackee, Jane Herbert, Rhys Nelsen, Linda Herbert, John Parsons, Lesley Judd, Brian Rogers, Janie Kells, Joseph Saber, Linda Lawrence, Frederick Share, Cheryl St. Clair, Barrie Stevens, Maggie Vieler, Ricky Stratful, Rae Wallace, Donald Torr, Wei Wei Wong, Andy Wallace

Guest artists: Dora Bryan, Arthur Worsley, Les Dawson, The Paper Dolls


Entertainer: Rolf Harris
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Valerie Barrett
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Bobby Bannerman
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Ann Chapman
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Brian Evans
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Jackie Dalton
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Danny Grover
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Marlene Domanska
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Harry Higham
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Dee Eldridge
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Roger Howlett
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Sally Graham
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Scott Mackee
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Jane Herbert
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Rhys Nelsen
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Linda Herbert
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): John Parsons
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Lesley Judd
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Brian Rogers
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Janie Kells
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Joseph Saber
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Linda Lawrence
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Frederick Share
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Cheryl St. Clair
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Barrie Stevens
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Maggie Vieler
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Ricky Stratful
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Rae Wallace
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Donald Torr
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Wei Wei Wong
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Andy Wallace
Choreography: Douglas Squires
Comedienne: Dora Bryan
Ventriloquist: Arthur Worsley
Comedian: Les Dawson
Singers: The Paper Dolls
Orchestra directed by: Alyn Ainsworth
Musical Arrangements: Alan Roper
Musical Arrangements: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Script: David Cumming
Costumes: Angela Flanders
Design: Roger Cheveley
Production: Stewart Morris

: Detective: The Murders in the Rue Morgue

by Edgar Allan Poe
Dramatised by James MacTaggart
A crime series.
This week: Edward Woodward as Auguste Dupin, Charles Kay as Edgar Allan Poe investigate the case of The Murders in the Rue Morgue
(Charles Kay is a member of the National Theatre Company)

Night is the time for terror, that walks the streets and invades the most closely guarded privacy. Who could have penetrated into the locked and shuttered house in the Rue Morgue? What superhuman agency could have committed such atrocities on the innocent, elderly victims? And will the terror walk again-will the horror be repeated? Dupin and his friend Poe test their theories of deductive reasoning and discover the reality behind the seemingly impossible events. Paris in 1841 provides the setting for this, the last in the series of Detective, and the first detective story ever written.


Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Dramatised by: James MacTaggart
Lighting: Howard King
Script Editor: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: James Cellan Jones
Auguste Dupin: Edward Woodward
Edgar Allan Poe: Charles Kay
Rodier: Christopher Benjamin
Madame L'Espanaye: Marguerite Young
Belair: Philip Anthony
Muset: Jimmy Gardner
Duval: Walter Horsbrugh
Bird: John Devaut
Garcio: Kevork Malikyan
Montani: Guido Adorni
Dumas: Dennis Edwards
Clerk: James Hall
Le Bon: Ray Callaghan
Prefect: Geoffrey Rose
Madame Douterc: Beatrice Greeke
Gendarme: Charles Kinross
Sailor: Anthony Langdon

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Play of the Month presenting: St. Joan

by Bernard Shaw
[Starring] Janet Suzman, John Gielgud
with Keith Baxter, Colin Blakely, Michael Craig, Maurice Denham, Murray Melvin, Ronald Pickup
(Janet Suzman is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company; Colin Blakely and Ronald Pickup are National Theatre Players)

Shaw's "St. Joan" is Play of the Month at 9.20 tonight
Joan of Arc is one of the most fascinating women in history, and certainly one of the most controversial. The French peasant girl who rose to lead her country's army to victory over the mighty forces of the English has been portrayed by two of our greatest playwrights. Shakespeare's picture of Joan La Pucelle in "Henry VI" is far from flattering, but Shaw's much more developed and sympathetic study in "St. Joan" has made the part one of the most sought-after among young actresses.
In this entirely new production, Joan is played by Janet Suzman who in the past few years with the Royal Shakespeare Company has established herself as one of Britain's most talented classical actresses. Currently, she's starring at Stratford in "As You Like It", and later in the season she will appear in "Much Ado About Nothing".
A strong supporting cast includes John Gielgud, Michael Craig, who starred recently in "Spoiled" on BBC-1, Murray Melvin, Colin Blakely of the National Theatre, and Maurice Denham whose many television roles have included that of 'father' in John Hopkins's "Talking to a Stranger".


Author: Bernard Shaw
Lighting: Sam Barclay
Incidental music composed by: Michael Dress
Script Editor: Rosemary Hill
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Waris Hussein
Steward: Hugh Walters
Robert de Baudricourt: Glyn Owen
Joan: Janet Suzman
Bertrand de Poulengey: Richard Hampton
Gilles de Rais: Philip Bond
Captain La Hire: Jack Watson
Mgr. de la Tremouille: John Bryans
Archbishop of Rheims: Geoffrey Bayldon
Court Page: Timothy Newman
The Dauphin: Murray Melvin
Duchess de la Tremouille: Ann Rye
Dunois: Keith Baxter
Page: Louis Selwyn
Chaplain de Stogumber: Colin Blakely
Earl of Warwick: Michael Craig
Bishop of Beauvais: Maurice Denham
Warwick's Page: David Selwyn
D'Estivet: Edgar Wreford
The Inquisitor: John Gielgud
Brother Martin Ladvenu: Ronald Pickup
Executioner: John Trenaman
English Soldier: Jerold Wells

: The Weather Man

: Malcolm Muggeridge asks The Question Why?

A topical programme which questions the real issues behind the news and some of the assumptions on which people base their lives.
(Shown at 6.15 p.m.)

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Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge

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