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: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan

A magazine for viewers from India and Pakistan including discussion, review of recent news, music, and stories from the communities
Introduced by Saleem Shahed

(to 9.25)


Presenter: Saleem Shahed
Producer: Mahendra Kaul

: Fifteen Plus: 8: Further Education

Can and should the links between Secondary Schools and further education be strengthened?
Introduced by Brian MacArthur


Presenter: Brian MacArthur
Director: Julian Aston
Producer: Paul Mitchell

: What Is Life?: 8: The Origin

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

How did life get started on our hostile planet?
[Presented by] Professor Asher Korner, University of Sussex; Professor Melvin Calvin, University of California
Accompanying pamphlet: see facing page


Presenter: Professor Asher Korner
Presenter: Professor Melvin Calvin
Director: Mary Hoskins
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: Morning Service: Parish Communion

from St. Mark's Church, Woodthorpe, Nottingham

Celebrant and Preacher, The Vicar, The Rev. John Congdon
Assisted by The Rev. Dennis Lyon
from the Midlands
Woodthorpe is a new residential suburb to the north of Nottingham and St. Mark's a simple and beautiful little church which was finished only a few years ago. The new Series Two form of Holy Communion is celebrated here every Sunday morning.


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. John Congdon
Assisted by: The Rev. Dennis Lyon
Organist: Ian Parker
Choirmaster: Derek Kirk
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: English Law: 8: Whose Fault?

Ten programmes in a Business Studies course

Liability for negligent acts may not be as obvious as it would appear at first sight.
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
Producer: Tony Roberts

: Know How: Cutting Wood

A programme for engineers.

£100,000 a day is lost as sawdust. Can this be avoided?

David Shute investigates new developments at the Forest Products Research Laboratory.


Presenter: David Shute
Director: Peter Riding
Producer: Michael Garrod

: Developing a Small Firm: 8: Making Growth Decisions

Developing a Small Firm for bosses and managers of small firms

Dos and don'ts of capital investment.
Presented by Denis Mitchell
Repeated next Saturday at 10.0 a.m.
Accompanying pamphlet: see below

(to 13.00)


Presenter: Denis Mitchell
Director: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Farming: Bringing Home the Bacon

Nearly two-thirds of our current bacon requirements come from abroad. David Richardson asks why home producers and curers have so far failed to get a bigger share of the market.
BBC film from the Midlands
and Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Reporter: David Richardson
Director: Michael Marshall
Producer: John Kenyon

: Adventurous Cooking with Fanny Cradock: 4: Meat

including: Three ways with veal, Pot roast, and Yorkshire pudding with a difference
Accompanying pamphlet: see below


Cook/presenter: Fanny Cradock
Producer: Victor Poole

: News Headlines

: The Lost Peace: Episode 4: What hand would not wither? (Scheidemann)

A History of Disillusion 1918-1933
Written by John Terraine.
Narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave.
With the voices of Robert Ayres, David Bauer, Peter Bridgemont, Felix Felton, John Fortune, Cyril Luckham, Alec Mango, Paul Martin, Sebastian Shaw, Pamela Stirling, Norman Wynne
and eye-witness accounts of events between January 1919 and June 1919.

Series produced by Tony Essex in collaboration with the Australian Broadcasting Commission Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
(First shown on BBC-2)


Writer: John Terraine
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Voices: Robert Ayres
Voices: David Bauer
Voices: Peter Bridgemont
Voices: Felix Felton
Voices: John Fortune
Voices: Cyril Luckham
Voices: Alec Mango
Voices: Paul Martin
Voices: Sebastian Shaw
Voices: Pamela Stirling
Voices: Norman Wynne
Producer: Tony Essex

: The Love Affair: Letter from an Unknown Woman

A series of romantic feature films
starring Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan

A sensitive young girl falls in love with a handsome concert pianist, but he quickly forgets their brief romance.


Screenplay: Howard Koch
From the story by: Stefan Zweig
Producer: John Houseman
Director: Max Ophuls
Lisa Berndle: Joan Fontaine
Stefan Brand: Louis Jourdan
Frau Berndle: Mady Christians
Johann Stauffer: Marcel Journet
John: Art Smith
Herr Kastner: Howard Freeman
Lt. Leopold von Kaltnegger: John Good
Stefan (junior): Leo P. Pessin
Concierge: Otto Waldis
Porter: Erskine Sanford
Frau Spitzer: Sonia Bryden

: Daktari: The Will to Live

An animal adventure series starring Marshall Thompson as Dr. Marsh Tracy, Cheryl Miller as Paula Tracy, Yale Summers as Jack Dane
with Hedley Mattingly and Hari Rhodes
aided and abetted by Clarence and Judy

A tiger and a German shepherd-dog both have to face a test of endurance when they wander away from the safety of Wameru.


Dr. Marsh Tracy: Marshall Thompson
Paula Tracy: Cheryl Miller
Jack Dane: Yale Summers
District Officer Hedley: Hedley Mattingly
Mike Makula: Hari Rhodes

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of Antiques with Max Robertson
from the South and West
See colour feature on centre pages


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

: Treasure Island: 4: Mutiny

by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised in nine parts by David Turner

Squire Trelawney has chartered the Hispaniola to go in search of the hidden treasure. Long John Silver has been signed on as ship's cook. One night Jim overhears Long John plotting to seize the map and murder Squire Trelawney and his party.


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised by: David Turner
Script Editor: Michael Voysey
Designer: Peter Kindred
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Peter Hammond
Long John Silver: Peter Vaughan
Ben Gunn: Freddie Jones
Jim Hawkins: Michael Newport
Dick Johnson: James Laurenson
George Merry: Thomas Heathcote
Squire Trelawney: Michael Gough
Dr. Livesey: Anthony Bate
Captain Smollett: Scott Forbes
Job Anderson: Salvin Stewart
Tom Morgan: Reg Lye
Abraham Grey: David Warbeck
Saul Pike: Talfryn Thomas
Jed Foster: Michael Goldie
O'Brian: Arthur Howell
Tom Bullock: Steve Emerson
Alan Grindley: Donegal
Redruth: Brian Hayes
Joyce: Bryan Mosley
Hunter: Michael Lynch

: Tom and Jerry: That's My 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

That's My Pup
...and thereby hangs a tiny tale!


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: My Childhood

by James Baldwin
The Negro novelist, son of a deacon, brought up in Uptown Park Avenue by the railroad tracks in Harlem, tells of his early years.
Here it was intended that I should live and perish...
My father also said I was the ugliest baby he had ever seen... In great clarity it was spelled out to me that I was a worthless human being. I accepted that nobody would ever love me...
Repeated tonight at 11.42


Presenter: James Baldwin
Producer: Arthur Barron

: The Youthful Eye

The first of a new series
A look at the way young people see themselves and their own world
Introduced by Joan Bakewell
from the North


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Director: Desmond Sissons
Producer: Raymond Short

: Songs of Praise

from St. Mary's Church, Southgate, Crawley
with the combined choirs and congregations of the district
Introduced by Ronald Allison
Prayer and Blessing by The Rev. J. E. Nainby, Chairman of the Crawley Christian Council

Jesus, where'er thy people meet (Wareham)
Lift up your hearts! (Woodlands)
Rejoice and be glad! the Redeemer hath come (Rejoice and be glad)
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (Was Lebet)
Lord. for the years your love has kept and guided (O perfect love)
Jesus our Lord, our King, and our God (Hentield)
Mine eyes have seen the glory (Battle hymn)
Christ is made the sure foundation (Westminster Abbey)
As now the sun's declining rays (St. Columba)

Southgate is one of the ten 'neighbourhoods' which comprise Crawley New Town in Sussex. Each neighbourhood contains its own school, shopping centre, and church, of which St. Mary's, built ten years ago, is one of the largest and most handsome.


Presenter: Ronald Allison
Organist: Philip Down
Conductor: Kenneth C. Martin
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. J. E. Nainby
Arranged by: Colin Beale
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: The Forsyte Saga: Part 12: Birth of a Forsyte

by John Galsworthy.
Dramatised by Lawrie Craig.
Starring Kenneth More, Eric Porter, Nyree Dawn Porter

Monty has returned. Jolly has died in South Africa. Soames has caused a summons for divorce to be served on Irene, citing Jo as co-respondent.
(Eric Porter is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
(First shown on BBC-2)


Author: John Galsworthy
Dramatised by: Lawrie Craig
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
Irene: Nyree Dawn Porter
Plunket: Bridget Turner
Emily: Fanny Rowe
James: John Welsh
Winifred: Margaret Tyzack
George: John Barcroft
Monty: Terence Alexander
Judge: Cameron Miller
Annette: Dallia Penn
Madame Lamotte: Ellen Pollock
Aunt Hester: Nora Swinburne
Aunt Juley: Nora Nicholson
Smither: Maggie Jones
Nicholas: Kynaston Reeves
Timothy: John Baskcomb
Imogen: Anne de Vigier
Francie: Sarah Harter
Dr. Cumming: Lee Fox
Warmson: Mischa de la Motte

: The Royal Variety Performance: Part 1

Presented by Bernard Delfont in association with Leslie A. Macdonnell, O.B.E. and Reg Swinson, M.B.E. Secretary of the Variety Artistes' Benevolent Fund
Televised from the stage of the London Palladium in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
See facing page
Excerpt from the Romulus production of Lionel Bart's 'Oliver!' by courtesy of Romulus Films and Columbia Pictures Corporation: Des O'Connor televised by arrangement with Associated Television Ltd.; Petula Clark appears by courtesy of M.G.M. Pictures

The very first Royal variety performance in the presence of a reigning monarch took place in 1912: King George V and Queen Mary made history by attending a show at London's Palace Theatre.
The first show was an extremely grand occasion, and a link had been forged between the Royal family and show business, which, except for breaks during the two wars, has remained firm.


Presented by: Bernard Delfont
Commentary: Michael Aspel
Staged by: Robert Nesbitt
Television direction: Stewart Morris

: The News

with Robert Langley


Newsreader: Robert Langley

: Omnibus presenting: Paul Gauguin: A Quest for Silence

When the French painter Paul Gauguin decided to abandon his wife and family to live in Tahiti he was already middle-aged. For many people the legend of his life begins with this decision. In fact Paul Gauguin's quest for silence, and fulfilment as an artist, began much earlier.


Script: Henri Perruchot
English version by: David Heycock
Narrator: Donald Eccles
Produced for The French Television Service by: Jean-Jacques Bloch
Produced for The French Television Service by: Roland Bernard

: The Weather Man

: My Childhood

Shown at 6.15 p.m.

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