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: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

A magazine for viewers from Pakistan and India 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

: Sung Mass

from Quarr Abbey, Isle of Wight

(to 11.30)


Celebrant: The Right Rev. Fr. Abbot, Dom Aeired Sillem
Organist: Dom James Walsh
Choirmaster: Dom Aldhelm Dean
Commentator: Fr. Patrick McEnroe
TV presentation: John Dobson

: Farming

Introduced by John Cherrington

Frank Payton, veal producer who supplies over 25% of the veal market, talks to Frank Taylor about the operation and management of his business.

and Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Interviewee: Frank Payton
Interviewer: Frank Taylor
Director: Philip Hicks
Producer: John Kenyon

: Adventurous Cooking with Fanny Cradock: 9: Fruits

Iced fruit souffle, Jacket baked bananas, Turkish oranges
Fanny Cradock talks about herself and her work in a colour feature on page 67


Cook/presenter: Fanny Cradock
Producer: Victor Poole

: News Headlines

: The Lost Peace: A History of Disillusion 1918-1933: Episode 9: What did Greece matter? (Current Saying)

Written by Correlli Barnett
Narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave
with the voices of Peter Bridgmont, Felix Felton, John Fortune, Cyril Luckham, Alec Mango, Paul Martin, Bill Nagy, Sebastian Shaw, Norman Wynne
and eye-witness accounts of events between 1922 and September 1923
Series produced by Tony Essex in collaboration with the Australian Broadcasting Commission, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
First shown on BBC-2


Writer: Correlli Barnett
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Voices: Peter Bridgemont
Voices: Felix Felton
Voices: John Fortune
Voices: Cyril Luckham
Voices: Alec Mango
Voices: Paul Martin
Voices: Bill Nagy
Voices: Sebastian Shaw
Voices: Norman Wynne
Producer: Tony Essex

: Film Matinee: Sullivan's Travels

A new series of famous feature films
Starring Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake
Written and directed by Preston Sturges

One of Hollywood's top comedy directors decides to inject some realism into his work and tries to live the life of a tramp. His first efforts meet with hilarious failure but later events take a more serious turn.


Writer/Director: Preston Sturges
John L Sullivan: Joel McCrea
The girl: Veronica Lake
Mr. Jones: William Demarest
Le Brand: Robert Warrick
Mr. Casalsis: Franklin Pangbourn
Mr. Hadran: Porter Hall
Sullivan's butter: Robert Gregg
Sullivan's valet: Eric Blore
Mr. Valdelle: Byron Foulger
Secretary: Margaret Hayes

: Daktari: One of our Cubs is Missing

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

Daktari conducts an interesting experiment, but it goes wrong-until Judy and Paula intervene.


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

A special programme in which Tim Clarke, Arthur Grimwade, Julian Thompson,
Hermione Waterfield talk about antiques of their choice and try to identify some puzzle objects
In the chair, Johnny Morris
from the South and West

You will notice several differences in today's programme, the last in the present series. There is no Max Robertson, no Arthur Negus. The customers are absent from their seats on the chairman's left. Johnny Morris, who has graced the programme once or twice before, will simply chat about objects of beauty and antiquity with four experts. But this does not set a new style. When the programme returns a few weeks hence both Max Robertson and Arthur Negus will be back. And the customers will be in their usual places.


Panellist: Tim Clarke
Panellist: Arthur Grimwade
Panellist: Julian Thompson
Panellist: Hermione Waterfield
Chairman: Johnny Morris
Producer: John King

: Treasure Island: 9: Gold

by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised in nine parts by David Turner

Jim has landed from the Hispaniola but has found Long John and the pirates in possession of the log house, where he is held as hostage by them. Long John, fearing that the pirates will murder him when the treasure is found, has attempted to make peace with Dr. Livesey.


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised by: David Turner
Costumes: Ken Morey
Make-up: Cherry Alston
Script editor: Michael Voysey
Designer: Peter Kindred
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Peter Hammond
Long John Silver: Peter Vaughan
George Merry: Thomas Heathcote
Jim Hawkins: Michael Newport
Tom Morgan: Reg Lye
Dick Johnson: James Laurenson
Saul Pike: Talfryn Thomas
Jed Foster: Michael Goldie
Dr. Livesey: Anthony Bats
Ben Gunn: Freddie Jones
Abraham Grey: David Warbeck
Captain Smollett: Scott Forbes
Squire Trelawney: Michael Gough

: Storyline: The Great Sleigh Robbery

A cartoon film of the picture book by Michael Foreman
This specially commissioned British cartoon film exposes a plot to sabotage Santa Claus.


Based on the picture book by: Michael Foreman
Animated by: Janik Hastrup
Presented by: Michael Grafton-Robinson

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Pilgrim's Progress: 1: Christian Starts on his Journey

by John Bunyan
Adapted in six parts for the puppets of the Caricature Theatre


Author: John Bunyan
Director: Jane Phillips
Television presentation: Myrfyn Owen

: Mother Teresa Has 5,000 Children

Mother Teresa of Calcutta talks to Malcolm Muggeridge
At the gates of Calcutta's Temple of Kali (the Hindu goddess of destruction and fertility) is a place where destitute people go in order not to die, alone, on the pavements. It is called The Home for the Dying, and it is run by a community of nuns led by a remarkable woman. Mother Teresa is also concerned with the sick, the hungry, and what happens to the five thousand children the organisation has rescued from the streets who are now in her care.
Repeated tonight at 11.17
On BBC-2 Newsyear '68 can be seen at 6.15


Interviewee: Mother Teresa
Interviewer: Malcolm Muggeridge
Producer: Christopher Martin

: Songs of Praise

from Holy Trinity (Platt) Rusholme, Manchester

Cliff Richard and The Settlers join the young people of the neighbourhood in songs and hymns old and new
from the North


Singer: Cliff Richard
Singers: The Settlers
Producer: Raymond Short

: The Forsyte Saga: Part 17: The White Monkey

by John Galsworthy.
Dramatised by Anthony Steven.
Starring Eric Porter, Susan Hampshire, Nicholas Pennell

Fleur has married Michael Mont His best friend, Wilfred Desert, is in love with her. Bicket has been sacked for stealing books. Soames has queried the accounts of the P.P.R.S.
(Eric Porter is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
(First shown on BBC-2)


Author: John Galsworthy
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
Opening and closing music: Eric Coates
Story Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: Donald Wilson
Director: James Cellan Jones
Michael Mont: Nicholas Pennell
Wilfred Desert: Robin Phillips
Fleur: Susan Hampshire
Soames: Eric Porter
Bicket: Terry Scully
Victorine Bicket: Geraldine Sherman
Lord Fontenoy: Ian Fleming
Elderson: Derek Francis
Sir Lawrence Mont: Cyril Luckham
Mothergill: Henry Longhurst
Sharman: Geoffrey Denton
Miss Perren: Brenda Cowling
Aubrey Greene: John Bailey
Newsvendor: Hugo Keith-Johnston
Butterfield: Donald Gee
Coaker: Julia Whyte
Gradman: Clifford Parrish
Ting-a-ling: 'Mr. Perkins'

: The Great Stars: Madame Curie

The Great Stars of yesterday and today in a season of their most memorable films
[Starring] Greer Carson, Walter Pidgeon
with Henry Travers, Albert Basserman, Robert Walker

The story of the French scientist and his young Polish assistant who fell in love while researching into the existence of a new element, which we now know as radium.


Screenplay: Paul Osborn
Screenplay: Paul H. Rameau
Based on the book by: Eve Curis
Producer: Sidney Franklin
Director: Mervyn Leroy
Madame Curie: Greer Garson
Pierre Curie: Walter Pidgeon
Eugene Curie: Henry Travers
Professor Jean Perot: Albert Basserman
David LeGros: Robert Walker
Lord Kelvin: C. Aubrey Smith
Mme. Eugene Curie Sr.: Dame May Whitty
Dr. Becquerel: Reginald Owen
Reporter: Van Johnson
Irene: Margaret O'Brien

: The News

with Robert Langley
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Langley

: Omnibus presenting: Eric Porter

Eric Porter talking to Derek Hart about his early days in the theatrical profession, how he learnt his craft, and the parts which brought him recognition and success in the theatre and on television.
Excerpts from: The Forsyte Saga, Man and Superman, King Lear and The Wars of the Roses


Interviewee: Eric Porter
Interviewer: Derek Hart
Producer: Hal Burton

: The Weather Man

: Mother Teresa Has 5,000 Children

Shown at 6.30 p.m.

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Interviewee: Mother Teresa

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