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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from India and Pakistan

Health and Welfare

Look, Listen, and Speak: Lesson 5

Asian Music

'Look, Listen, and Speak', Book 1, in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, and English (the vocabulary in Gujarati is available in leaflet form), and long-playing record with English dialogue and practice sentences to accompany Books 1 and 2 obtainable from booksellers record dealers, Asian stores, or by post from BBC Publications, [address removed] Book 4s. 6d. (by post 5s. 3d.) (crossed postal order, please, not stamps). Record (by post 42s. 10d.).


Teacher (Look, Listen, and Speak): Robert Chapman

: Ryan A Ronnie

Light entertainment
First shown on BBC Wales
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: Winners at the Wheel

Maxwell Boyd is in the driver's seat for fifty minutes of flat-out motoring on road and track around the world with six men who came to the top in motor sport in 1968.
Vie Elford began a new career on the race circuits after winning the Monte Carlo Rally.
A Kenya garage mechanic Nick Nowicki beat the world's best drivers to come home first in the East African Safari.
Victor in the Isle of Man Junior and Senior T.T., Giacomo Agostini was the year's top man on a motor-cycle.
Helsinki student Hannu Mikkola became the fastest of 'the flying Finns'.
Graham Hill was world champion racing driver for a second time.
And there was a £10,000 prize due to be collected in Australia last week by the winner of the London to Sydney Marathon.
Written and produced by Brian Robins


Presenter: Maxwell Boyd
Associate producer: John Mills
Writer/producer: Brian Robins

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy and Roddy Go Fishing

For the very young
A film series of the adventures of Hammy and his friends.

Hammy meets the Wise Old Frog and makes friends with Roderick the Rat, who takes him on a very exciting fishing trip.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: New Year's Day Sport

Introduced by David Vine

International Ski-Jumping from Garmisch
The world's finest ski-jumpers compete in the Four Hills Tournament, the first major Winter Sports Competition of the 1969 season.
Television presentation by the German Television Service

Racing from Cheltenham
2.15 The Bibury Steeplechase over two and a half miles
2.45 The Fred Withington Handicap Steeplechase over four miles
3.20 The Broadway Hurdle Race over two miles and about 200 yards


Presenter: David Vine
Commentator (International Ski-Jumping): Max Robertson
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Television Presentation (Racing): John McGonagle

: The Drylanders

starring Frances Hyland, James Douglas

The saga of the courageous settlers who opened up the prairies of the Canadian West.


Screenplay: M. Charles Coran
Producer: Peter Jones
Director: Donald Haldane
Liza Greer: Frances Hyland
Dan Greer: James Douglas
Bob MacPherson: Lester Nixon
Ada MacPherson: Mary Savage
Colin: William Fruet
Russell: Don Francis
Thora: Irene Mayeska

: Jackanory: The Land of Green Ginger: Chapter the Third

by Noel Langley
with Kenneth Williams

Today: Chapter the Third
how Abu Ali attempted a rescue and how a spell went wrong.


Author: Noel Langley
Storyteller: Kenneth Williams

: Journey to the Centre of the Earth: Part 13: Perils of Volcano Island

A thrilling cartoon serial

The expeditionary party face both a suspended animation gas and a deadly fungus in their quest for the earth's centre.

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris
The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home: a magazine of stories about animals constantly illustrating their own kind of magic.
From the South and West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Director: Peter Crawford
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Town and Around

Introduced by John Bierman


Presenter: John Bierman

: Quiz Bingo: Round 1: Manchester v. Liverpool

Jimmy Savile calls 'Eyes Down!' for the first session of a new game
Speed! - Knowledge!
Wit !-Strategy!
Teams from all over Britain race each other to fill the cards and shout 'Bingo!'
from the North
See page 42


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Designer: Stuart Furber
Director: Bob Toner
Producer: Cecil Koper

: Tomorrow's World

What's new today for those interested in tomorrow
Introduced by Raymond Baxter
Discoveries... Developments... Trends
A weekly look at the world's fast-changing scientific, medical, and technological scene


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: James Burke
Reporter: John Parry
Producer: John M. Mansfield
Producer: Christopher Rainbow
Producer: Julian Cooper
Editor: Peter Bruce

: The Newcomers

New Year's Eve in Angleton brings Turner and Vivienne to a vital point in their relationship. Lance and Kirsty introduce a Northern custom which is not greatly appreciated by the Sassenachs.
From the Midlands
For cast list see page 55


Devised by: Colin Morris
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Oliver Horsbrugh

: News Headlines

: Brian Rix presents: What an Exhibition

A new farce by George Lee

Brian Rix, Leo Franklyn, George Moon, Anna Dawson and Carmel Cryan are appearing in 'Let Sleeping Wives Lie' at the Garrick Theatre; Sheila Mercier in 'Uproar in the House' at the Whitehall Theatre; Judith Arthy in 'The Secretary Bird' at the Savoy Theatre, London


Writer: George Lee
Setting: Stanley Moore
Director: Wallace Douglas
Alec Smart: Brian Rix
Jimmy Stevens: Moray Watson
Hall Porter: Leo Franklyn
Lorna Fenton: Judith Arthy
Penelope Smart: Anna Dawson
P.C. Green: Tim Barrett
Yashi Isuzu: Derek Royle
Mr. Smythe: George Moon
Mrs. Smythe: Sheila Mercier
Angela Smythe: Stephanie Ryton
Sharon: Carmel Cryan
Police Sergeant: George Lee

: The News

with Robert Dougall
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Gala Performance

from Sadler's Wells Opera at the London Coliseum
Michael Flanders introduces Margot Fonteyn, Elena Suliotis, Yehudi Menuhin, The Jacques Loussier Play Bach Trio, Franco Tagliavini, David Wall, Brenda Last, Anne Howells, Elizabeth Bainbridge
Sadler's Wells Orchestra
Leader, Barry Collins
Conducted by Charles Mackerras

David Wall, Brenda Last, Anne Howells, and Elizabeth Bainbridge appear by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The set for 'Cavalleria Rusticana' was adapted from a design by David Collis


Presenter: Michael Flanders
Dancer: Margot Fonteyn
Soprano: Elena Suliotis
Violinist: Yehudi Menuhin
Musicians: The Jacques Loussier Play Bach Trio
Singer: Franco Tagliavini
Dancer: David Wall
Dancer: Brenda Last
Mezzo-Soprano: Anne Howells
Singer: Elizabeth Bainbridge
Musicians: Sadler's Wells Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Barry Collins
Orchestra conducted by: Charles Mackerras
Designer: Stuart Walker
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Twenty-Four Hours

with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt, Robert McKenzie, Vincent Kane
with on-the-spot reports by Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, David Lomax, Philip Tibenham, Denis Tuohy, Linda Blandford


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Vincent Kane
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Linda Blandford
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: Doctor in Love

Starring Michael Craig, Virginia Maskell, James Robertson Justice
The romantic adventures and misadventures of a young general practitioner.


Screenplay: Nicholas Phipps
Based on the novel by: Richard Gordon
Producer: Betty Box
Director: Ralph Thomas
Dr. Hare: Michael Craig
Dr. Burke: Leslie Phillips
Sir Lancelot Spratt: James Robertson Justice
Dr. Nicola Barrington: Virginia Maskell
Dr. Cardew: Nicholas Phipps
Wildewinde: Reginald Beckwith
Dawn: Joan Sims
Leonora: Liz Fraser
Lady Spratt: Carole Lesley

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