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: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan

A magazine for viewers from India and Pakistan
Including discussions, review of recent news, music, and stories from the communities.
Introduced by Mahendra Kaul.
(to 9.25)


Presenter: Mahendra Kaul
Producer: Saleem Shahed

: Fifteen Plus: 9: Training the Teacher

How useful are teachers' centres for in-service training?
Introduced by Brian MacArthur


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

: What Is Life?: 9: D.N.A. and Evolution

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

A new look at Darwinism and natural selection in the light of molecular biology.
[With] Professor Asher Korner, University of Sussex; Professor John Maynard Smith, University of Sussex


Presenter: Professor Asher Korner
Presenter: Professor John Maynard Smith
Director: Mary Hoskins
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: Low Mass

for The First Sunday of Advent from The Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, Aberdeen
Introduced by Fr. William R.T. Anderson
Celebrant and Preacher, The Rt. Rev. Michael Foylan, Roman Catholic Bishop of Aberdeen
Assisted by The Very Rev. James G. Robson


Presenter: Fr. William R.T. Anderson
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Michael Foylan
Assisted by: The Very Rev. James G. Robson
Organist: Pearce Hosken
Choirmaster: Edward Kelly
Presented for television by: Michael A. Simpson

: English Law: 9: Tenures and Estates

Ten programmes in a Business Studies course

This programme looks at the historical growth of land law (the law of real property) and considers the major interests in land that can exist today.
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)


Writer/Presenter: Michael Molyneux
Producer: Tony Roberts

: Know How: Fine Cut

A programme for engineers

How to get the best out of machine tools without spending a fortune.
Arthur Garratt introduces today's programme from the Precision Engineering Unit at Cranfield College.


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Director: David Cordingley
Producer: Michael Garrod

: Developing a Small Firm: 9: The Boss and his Managers

Developing a Small Firm for bosses and managers of small firms

The problems of building up a management team.
Presented by Denis Mitchell
(Repeated next Saturday at 10.0 a.m.)
Accompanying pamphlet: see page 16
(to 13.00)


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

: Farming in the North: High Finance

Stuart Seaton reports from the new N.A.A.S. Experimental Husbandry Hill Farm at Redesdale in Northumberland.
BBC film from the North

and Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Reporter: Stuart Seaton
Producer: Kenneth Ford

: Adventurous Cooking: 5: Poultry

with Fanny Cradock
including: Fried chicken, Normandy duck, Chicken dish with mushrooms
Accompanying pamphlet: see page 16


Cook/Presenter: Fanny Cradock
Producer: Victor Poole

: News Headlines

: The Lost Peace: Episode 5: Boys, You Have Been Betrayed (Woodrow Wilson)

A History of Disillusion 1918-1933
Written by Correlli Barnett.
Narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave.
With the voices of Robert Ayres, Robin Bailey, David Bauer, Peter Bridgmont, Felix Felton, John Fortune, Cyril Luckham, Paul Martin, Sebastian Shaw, Norman Wynne and eye-witness accounts of events between July and September 1919.

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

1.25-1.50 Farming Club for East Anglia
(Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Writer: Correlli Barnett
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Voices: Robert Ayres
Voices: Robin Bailey
Voices: David Bauer
Voices: Peter Bridgmont
Voices: Felix Felton
Voices: John Fortune
Voices: Cyril Luckham
Voices: Paul Martin
Voices: Sebastian Shaw
Voices: Norman Wynne
Producer: Tony Essex

: The Love Affair: Adam and Evelyne

A series of romantic feature films
Starring Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons

When a gambler becomes the guardian of a dying friend's daughter whom he has never seen, it leads to unexpected romantic complications. This was the first film in which Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger were teamed together.


From an original story by: Noel Langley
Music: Mischa Spoliansky
Produced and directed by: Harold French
Adam Black: Stewart Granger
Evelyne Wallace: Jean Simmons
Bill Murray: Edwin Styles
Roddy Black: Raymond Young
Moira: Helen Cherry
Mrs. Parker: Beatrice Varley
Molly: Joan Swinstead
Colonel Bradley: Wilfrid Hyde White
Chris Kirby: Fred Johnson
Inspector Collins: Geoffrey Denton

: Daktari: Crime Wave at Wameru

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

District Officer Hedley is being forced to retire, but Judy intervenes.


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


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

: Treasure Island: 5: The Stockade

by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised in nine parts by David Turner

Jim has seen Long John Silver kill Tom Bullock and Alan Grindley, who have refused to join the mutineers. Jim has escaped into the island and has met Ben Gunn.


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

: Tom and Jerry: That's My Mommy

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films

That's My Mommy ...well don't tell your Poppa!


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Children in Need of Help

An appeal by Barbara Mullen
This appeal is made each year with the aim of bringing comfort and help to individual children whose lives are clouded by sickness, disability, parental neglect, or for some other reason. The money received is distributed by the BBC on the advice of its Appeals Advisory Committees. Many thousands of children benefit.
Charitable organisations whose work falls within the terms of the appeal should write for information to the Appeals Unit [address removed] preferably by crossed postal order or cheque, should be addressed to: Children in Need of Help, [address removed]


Presenter: Barbara Mullen

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: The Restless Knives

A prize-winning film which looks at the social injustice among the sugar-workers on the island of Negros in the Philippines, and suggests that the knives they use for cutting sugar may one day seek a different target.
A Radio Telefis Eireann film
(Repeated tonight at 11.17)


Director: Joseph Dunn

: The Youthful Eye

The second of the series
Young people look at the world of adults
Introduced by Joan Bakewell
From the North

Producer Raymond Short writes: Young people have quick eyes and deep feelings. They see life clearly and respond to it intensely. The aim of this series is to look at life through their eyes. The means is their own self-expression-through creative writing, art, and song. In many schools throughout the country, young people are being encouraged to discover and express their personal vision of this world. In preparing this series I have read poems from some seventy-five schools, written over the past three or four years, seen some fascinating art, and heard some pointed songs.
Each programme is a brief anthology-a mixture of these three elements-chosen from a wealth of material. Each focuses on a different aspect of modern life-tonight, we look at the way young people write and feel about the adults who are part of their world.


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

: Songs of Praise

from Carlisle Cathedral
Introduced by Keith Macklin

Holy, holy, holy! (Nicea)
We sing the praise of him who died (Bow Buckhill)
Christ the Lord is risen, risen! (Melody, Josef Haydn; Harmonised, Johannes Brahms)
I bind unto myself today (St. Patrick's Breastplate)
O Jesus, I have promised (Thornbury)
Beloved, let us love (Song 46)
Through all the changing scenes of lift (Wiltshire)


Presenter: Keith Macklin
Organist: William Snowdon
Conductor: Andrew Seivewright
Producer: Raymond Short

: The Forsyte Saga: Part 13: Encounter

by John Galsworthy.
dramatised by Vincent Tilsley.
Starring Kenneth More, Eric Porter, Nyree Dawn Porter, Susan Hampshire

Nineteen years have gone by since the death of James. The first world war has come and gone and the Forsytes' England will never be the same again.
(Eric Porter is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
(First shown on BBC-2)


Author: John Galsworthy
Dramatised by: Vincent Tilsley
Opening and closing music: Eric Coates
Story editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: Donald Wilson
Director: James Cellan Jones
Smither: Maggie Jones
George: John Barcroft
Winifred: Margaret Tyzack
June: June Barry
Jo: Kenneth More
Irene: Nyree Dawn Porter
Jon: Martin Jarvis
Soames: Eric Porter
Prosper Profond: Christopher Benjamin
Michael Mont: Nicholas Pennell
Bramling: John Dunn-Hill
Fleur: Susan Hampshire
Annette: Dallia Penn
Holly: Susanne Neve
Val: Jonathan Burn

: The Great Stars: The Citadel

The Great Stars of yesterday and today in a season of their most memorable films
[Starring] Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell
with Ralph Richardson, Rex Harrison, Emlyn Williams

A brilliant and idealistic young doctor struggles against squalor and ignorance in a small Welsh mining community.
Robert Donat gives a brilliant performance in this film - a year later he was to win an Academy Award for his performance in Goodbye Mr. Chips. Asthma was always a blight on his career, however, and in 1958 he died at the early age of fifty-three.


Screenplay: Ian Dalrymple
Screenplay: Frank Wead
Screenplay : Elizabeth Hill
From the novel by: A.J. Cronin
Producer: Victor Saville
Director: King Vidor
Andrew: Robert Donat
Denny: Ralph Richardson
Owen: Emlyn Williams
Christine: Rosalind Russell
Dr. Lawford: Rex Harrison
Ben Chenkin: Francis Sullivan
Charles Every: Cecil Parker
Toppy Leroy: Penelope Dudley Ward
Joe Morgan: Edward Chapman

: The News

with Robert Langley
and The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Langley

: Omnibus presenting: Rubinstein Speaks

The legendary pianist Artur Rubinstein makes one of his rare television appearances - this time talking. A celebrated raconteur, Rubinstein reminisces with Bernard Levin about his eventful life and discusses some of the composers whose music he most admires. As an 'encore' Rubinstein ends the programme with a performance of Chopin's Polonaise in A flat major.
(Rubinstein plays Concertos by Brahms and Saint-Saens on Wednesday: 8 p.m. - Third)


Interviewee/Pianist: Artur Rubinstein
Interviewer: Bernard Levin
Producer: Anthony Wilkinson

: The Weather Man

: The Restless Knives

(Shown at 6.15 p.m.)

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