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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
for viewers from Pakistan and India
Including: Look, Listen and Speak: Lesson 48
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

: Fifteen Plus: 1: The Reluctant Pupils

Who are they? Where are they to be found? Why do they want to leave school as soon as they can?
Introduced by Brian MacArthur
See page 30


Presenter: Brian MacArthur
Producer: Paul Mitchell

: What is Life?: 1: In the Beginning was the Cell

Ten programmes on the new understanding molecular biology gives into the nature of life

Today's programme takes us on a search for the first sign of life. Just when was the beginning?
Presented by Professor Asher Korner, University of Sussex and Dr. Geoffrey Eglinton, University of Bristol
Accompanying pamphlet: see facing page
(to 10.30)


Presenter: Professor Asher Korner
Presenter: Dr. Geoffrey Eglinton
Director: Mary Hoskins
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: Seeing and Believing: Worship and the Neighbours

A reflective visit to Coverdale and Ebenezer Congregational Church, Stepney
with The Rev. John Pellow, Pat Makin, Fay Bailey, Bill Felt, Fred Hayman, Albert Peck

1.45-2.10 Farming Club for East Anglia
(Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Speaker: The Rev. John Pellow
Speaker: Pat Makin
Speaker: Fay Bailey
Speaker: Bill Felt
Speaker: Fred Hayman
Speaker: Albert Peck
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: English Law: 1: The Sources of Law

Ten programmes in a Business Studies course

Statutes, judicial decisions, and subsidiary sources.
Written and introduced by Michael Molyneux
These programmes are linked with the English Law series broadcast on Thursdays at 6.30 p.m. on Radio 3
Accompanying pamphlet: see facing page


Writer/presenter: Michael Molyneux
Series editor: John Dutot
Producer: Tony Roberts

: Know How: The Electric Flame

How does a plasma arc torch work? What sort of cutting and welding jobs can it do?
Introduced by David Shute


Presenter: David Shute
Director: David Cordingley
Producer: Michael Garrod

: Developing a Small Firm: 1: The Stages of Growth

for bosses and managers of small firms

How does a small firm grow from infancy through adolescence to maturity, and how does the role of the boss change as his business gets bigger?
Presented by Denis Mitchell
BBC film
Repeated next Saturday at 10.0 a.m.
Accompanying pamphlet: see facing page
(to 13.00)


Presenter: Denis Mitchell
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Farming

Introduced by John Cherrington.
Cross-Country Pipelines: what are the practical and legal problems of reinstating farm land?
The War against Pigeons: narcotics and other forms of control
From the Midlands

followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon

: Children Thinking: 4: Playing the Game

A series of four programmes

Don't steal! Don't tell lies! Don't be violent! How does a child understand not only that we have rules but why we have them?
Presented by Joan Bliss, Institut des Sciences de l'Education, Geneva


Presenter: Joan Bliss
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: News Headlines

: The Love Affair: Invitation to Happiness

A series of romantic feature films
starring Irene Dunne, Fred MacMurray
with Charlie Ruggles

A society girl marries a boxer whose one ambition is to win the championship.


Screenplay: Claude Binyon
Produced and directed by: Wesley Ruggles
Eleanor Wayne: Irene Dunne
Albert 'King' Cole: Fred MacMurray
Pop Hardy: Charlie Ruggles
Mr. Wayne: William Collier Sr.
Albert Cole Jr.: Billy Cook
Lola: Marian Martin
Divorce Judge: Oscar O'Shea
Butler: Burr Caruth
The Champ: Eddie Hogan

: Iron Horse: Six Hours to Sky High

Stories of a railroad moving west and the pioneers who build it
A film series starring Dale Robertson as Ben Calhoun

A man involved in a plot to blow up the train finds out too late that his wife and son are aboard.


Ben Calhoun: Dale Robertson
Dave Tarrant: Gary Collins
Barnabas: Bob Random
Gore: Sherwood Price
Merv: Gavin MacLeod
Jesse: Joe Maross
Julie: Ellen McRae
Marian: Fay Spain

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of Antiques with Max Robertson
from the South and West

In the Radio 4 programme 'Talking about Antiques' (Sundays, 4.0) Arthur Negus can be heard discussing and answering listeners' questions with Bernard Price and Hugh Scully


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Director: John King

: The £1,0000 Bank Note: 2: Never Pay Your Tailor

by Mark Twain
Dramatised in four parts by John Hawkesworth

Henry, a young American stranded in London, has surprisingly been lent a million-pound bank note by two eccentric brothers.


Author: Mark Twain
Dramatised by: John Hawkesworth
Music composed and conducted by: Tristram Cary
Script editor: Michael Voysey
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Rex Tucker
Henry Adams: Stuart Damon
Butler: John Bryans
Judge: Henry Longhurst
First Suffragette: Joanna Dickens
Second Suffragette: Mary McMillan
Policeman: Peter Childs
Portia: Bonnie Hurren
Big Lord: George Belbin
Assistant: Ian Gardiner
Appleyard: Anthony Jacobs
Birtwhistle: Christopher Denham
Hankin: Edward Caddick
Tod: Frank Coda
Perkins: Jimmy Gardner
Waiter: Kenneth Hendel
Alex: Anton Diffring
Manager: Michael Beint

: Tom and Jerry: The Flying Cat

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

The Flying Cat
...does not fly through the air with the greatest of ease!


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?

The last of a series of topical programmes which question the real issues behind the news and some of the assumptions on which people base their lives.
Repeated tonight at 11.22


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Director: Peter Chafer
Producer: Christopher Martin

: Harvest Thanksgiving

from St. Wulfram's Church Grantham, Lincolnshire
Conducted by the Vicar, Canon Graham Sansbury
Come ye thankful people, come
We plough the fields and scatter
Praise, O praise our God and King
Now thank we all our God
Praise to God in the Highest (S. S. Campbell)

St. Wulfram's Church is one of the most magnificent parish churches in England. The Service includes the liturgical offering of the harvest gifts of corn, vegetables, fruits, and flowers.


Service conductor: Canon Graham Sansbury
Choirmaster: Philip Lan
Assistant organist: Robert Jeffreys
Producer: Raymond Short

: The Forsyte Saga: Part 5: A Man of Property

by John Galsworthy.
Dramatised by Constance Cox.
Starring Kenneth More, Eric Porter, Nyree Dawn Porter

Jo and his father are reconciled. In the hope of improving relations with his wife, Soames plans to build a house in the country employing as architect June's fiance Philip Bosinney.
(Eric Porter is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
(First shown on BBC-2)


Author: John Galsworthy
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Opening and closing music: Eric Coates
Story Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Producer: Donald Wilson
Director: David Giles
Jo: Kenneth More
Soames: Eric Porter
Philip Bosinney: John Bennett
Irene: Nyree Dawn Porter
June: June Barry
Aunt Ann: Fay Compton
Smither: Maggie Jones
Aunt Hester: Nora Swinburne
Aunt Juley: Nora Nicholson
Winifred: Margaret Tyzack
James: John Welsh
Jolyon: Joseph O'Conor
Parfitt: Bart Allison
Helene: Lana Morris
Mrs. Hawkins: Gillian Martell
Holly: Jackie Smith
Jolly: Alan Williams
Oliver: Norman Henry
Bilson: Olwen Brooks
Monty: Terence Alexander
Swithin: George Woodbridge
Roger: A.J. Brown
Nicholas: Kynaston Reeves
George: John Barcroft
Balthazar: Gary

: The Great Stars: Operation Petticoat

The Great Stars of yesterday and today in a season of their most memorable films
[Starring] Cary Grant, Tony Curtis

Admiral Sherman recalls how an unscrupulous lieutenant refloated his submarine, Sea Tiger, after it had been sunk by the Japanese during the last war.


Screenplay: Stanley Shapiro
Screenplay: Maurice Richlin
Based on a story by: Paul King
Based on a story by: Joseph Stone
Director: Blake Edwards
Producer: Robert Arthur
Admiral Matt Sherman: Cary Grant
Lt. Nick Holden: Tony Curtis
Dolores Crandall: Joan O'Brien
Barbara Duran: Dina Merrill
Molumphry: Gene Evans
Tostin: Arthur O'Connell
Stovall: Richard Sargent

: The News

with Ronald Allison
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Ronald Allison

: Omnibus presenting: Blow the Wind Southerly

A film portrait of Kathleen Ferrier
with Winifred Ferrier, Benjamin Britten, Sir John Barbirolli, Peter Pears, Gerald Moore and many of Kathleen Ferrier's friends and colleagues
Fifteen years ago this week Kathleen Ferrier died of cancer at the age of forty-one. Much loved in her lifetime she is remembered today with more affection than almost any other English singer. In this film her friends recall her brief career and the extent to which its success was due to her tremendous personality.
Written and directed by John Drummond


Speaker: Winifred Ferrier
Speaker: Benjamin Britten
Speaker: Sir John Barbirolli
Speaker: Peter Pears
Speaker: Gerald Moore
Executive producer: John Culshaw
Writer/director: John Drummond

: The Weather Man

: Malcolm Muggeridge asks The Question Why?

Shown at 6.15 p.m.

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Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge

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