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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

: Music in School: 1: Building a vocabulary

'Creativity' is the battlecry in education today: but many musicians believe that music in the classroom should be concerned chiefly with the acquisition of skills. Ken Evans illustrates an approach that combines musical literacy with creativity.
Introduced by Desmond Sergeant

See page 27


Musician: Ken Evans Presenter: Desmond Sergeant
Producer: John Hosier

: Si Dice Cosi: 2: Un momento!

Twenty-six programmes for beginners in Italian
with Bianca Maria Corbella, Yole Marinelli, Luigi Basagaluppi, Alberto Coizi

Repeated next Saturday at 10.0 a.m.
For booklets and records see page 26


Presenter: Bianca Maria Corbella
Presenter: Yole Marinelli
Presenter: Luigi Basagaluppi
Presenter: Alberto Coizi
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Maddalena Fagandini

: Morning Service

from The Old Parish Church, Farnborough
Conducted by The Rector, The Rev. Canon F.B. Hutchinson

The Old Parish Church, Farnborough, dates from Norman times, and in spite of having been greatly enlarged over the centuries is still not big enough to accommodate the hundreds of worshippers who attend the duplicate Sunday Morning Service.


Service conducted by: The Rev. Canon F.B. Hutchinson
Organist: Sidney Moyes
TV Presentation: Barrie Edgar

: Hardy Heating Co., Ltd.: 1: The Accountant - The Information Manager

A Business Studies series about Management Accountancy

What is the role of an Accountant? It varies enormously between companies. Can it be defined more precisely?
Introduced by Graham Turner

See pages 26 and 27
(See also Radio 3 (Study) Thursday, 6.30 p.m.)


Presenter: Graham Turner
Executive Producer: John Dutot
Producer: Paul Ellis
John Marsh: Harvey Hall
Jack Hardy: Raymond Mason
Sam Howell: Ivan Beavis
Jean Wilkins: Alethea Charlton

: Know How: What Makes Quality?

A programme for engineers

Two firms profit from quality control systems which involve all stages of design and production.


Director: David Cordingley
Producer: Michael Garrod

: In This Case: 1: The Battle of the North Sea

A series for managers

Roger Wormal tells Brian Redhead how British Rail planned to win back freight traffic with their Container service.
Jan Posner tells how it works in practice.

See page 27
(to 13.00)


Interviewee: Roger Wormal
Interviewer: Brian Redhead
Speaker: Jan Posner
Series Editor: Gregory Clegg
Producer: Neil Ryder

: Farming: The Oxford Farming Conference

Introduced by David Richardson

The Oxford Farming Conference has been discussing the present system of Agricultural Support. Has the 1947 Act had its day, and if so, what should replace it?
From the Midlands

followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: David Richardson
Producer: John Kenyon

: Hold Down a Chord: Fingerpicking

John Pearse shows a group of friends how to 'pick' melodies in the style of four famous American folk guitarists.

For booklets and records see page 26


Presenter/Guitarist: John Pearse
Producer: Victor Poole

: News Headlines

: The Lost Peace: Episode 11: Not nostrums but normalcy (President Harding)

A History of Disillusion 1918-1933
Written by Correlli Barnett and John Terraine.
Narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave.
And the voices of Robert Ayres, David Bauer, Betsy Blair, John Brandon, Felix Felton, Miriam Karlin, Cyril Luckham, Alec Mango, Paul Martin, Bill Nagy, Sebastian Shaw, Norman Wynne
And eye-witness accounts of events between August 1923 and January 1925.

Series produced by Tony Essex in collaboration with the Australian Broadcasting Commission; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
(First shown on BBC2)


Writer: Correlli Barnett
Writer: John Terraine
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Voices: Robert Ayres
Voices: David Bauer
Voices: Betsy Blair
Voices: John Brandon
Voices: Felix Felton
Voices: Miriam Karlin
Voices: Cyril Luckham
Voices: Alec Mango
Voices: Paul Martin
Voices: Bill Nagy
Voices: Sebastian Shaw
Voices: Norman Wynne
Producer: Tony Essex

: Film Matinee: Forest Rangers

Starring Fred MacMurray, Paulette Goddard, Susan Hayward
with Lynne Overman, Albert Dekker, Eugene Pallette

Romance and adventure in the lives of the men who guard the vast American timberlands when they combat the unwelcome activities of a fire-raiser.


Screenplay: Harold Shumate
From a story by: Thelma Strabel
Director: George Marshall
Don Stuart: Fred MacMurray
Celia Huston: Paulette Goddard
Tana Mason: Susan Hayward
Jammer Jones: Lynne Overman
Twig Dawson: Albert Dekker
Celia's father: Eugene Pallette
Frank Hatfield: Regis Toomey

: Star Choice: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: The Greatest Burden

by Harry Green
Created by A. J. Cronin
starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Bill Simpson
Guest star, Mark Dignam

The stars of BBC series pick their favourite episodes
This week: Andrew Cruickshank introduces Dr. Finlay's Casebook

During an operation for a perforated ulcer one of Dr. Cameron's patients begins to lose strength and a halt to the operation is indicated. The man is sewn up and he survives, but unfortunately when the instruments are counted it is found that a pair of forceps is missing...


Writer: Harry Green
Created by: A. J. Cronin
Presenter: Andrew Cruickshank
Series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Designer: Mary Rea
Script editor: John Maynard
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Terence Williams
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Mrs. Murray: Helena McCarthy
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Mr. Gordon: Mark Dignam
Matron: Molly Urquhart
Mr. Smith: Angus Lennie
Sheriff: Charles Stewart
Mr. Benn: Jack Lambert
Mr. Collins: John Hussey
Sister Forbes: Elizabeth Digby-Smith

: Dick Whittington on Ice

Scenes from Tom Arnold's skating spectacular based on the famous London legend
with a cast of seventy-five international skaters, including:

Reg Park as Dick Whittington, Hanna Eigel as the Spirit of Faith, Carol-Ann Warner as Alice
and Iris Villiers as the voice of Alice
and Specialities by: The Rastellis, Terry Head, Hamilton Brown, Alain and Margaret

An outside broadcast from the Empire Pool, Wembley


Stage Production: Tom Arnold
Directed and produced by: Gerald Palmer
Choreography: Reg Park
Original Music: Malcolm Lockyer
Decor and costumes: Anthony Holland
Dialogue direction: Raymond James
Orchestra under the direction of: Leslie Kerrican
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Dick Whittington: Reg Park
The Spirit of Faith: Hanna Eigel
Alice: Carol-Ann Warner
The voice of Alice: Iris Villiers
Clowns: The Rastellis
Performer: Terry Head
Performer: Hamilton Brown
Performers: Alain and Margaret

: Ken Dodd and The Diddymen

with Sydney Arnold
From the North
(Ken Dodd is appearing in "Robinson Crusoe" at the Palace Theatre, Manchester)
See colour feature on page 59


Puppet animation: Roger Stevenson
Script: Bob Block
Producer: Stan Parkinson
Comedian: Ken Dodd
[Actor]: Sydney Arnold

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Pilgrim's Progress: 3: Christian meets with Apollyon

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


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

: Which Way Utopia?

Some visions of an ideal society-and of the road to it-selected from the literature of many generations by Dorothy Smith
with Michael Gough, Michael Gwynn, Wilfred Harrison, John Gabriel and Timothy Harley

Repeated tonight at 11.12


Writer: Dorothy Smith
Producer: R. T. Brooks
[Actor]: Michael Gough
[Actor]: Michael Gwynn
[Actor]: Wilfred Harrison
[Actor]: John Gabriel
[Actor]: Timothy Harley

: Songs of Praise

from Old Gourock Parish Church, Renfrewshire
with choirs from Gourock and Greenock
Introduced by Murdoch McPherson
from Scotland

As with gladness men of old (Dix)
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (Praise, my soul)
Rejoice, the Lord is king (Reginald Simpson)
God reveals his presence (Gott ist Gegenwartig)
The three kings (Healey Willan)
O Son of man, our hero strong and tender (Londonderry)
Children of Jerusalem (George Parkhill)
O God of earth and altar (Montague)
Father, who on man dost shower (Quem Pastores Laudavere)
In the name of Jesus (Cuddesdon)


Conductor: Ian McCrorie
Organist: George Parkhill
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. J. A. Keith Angus
Presenter: Murdoch McPherson
Producer: Ronald Falconer

: The Forsyte Saga: Part 19: No Retreat

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

Fleur has sent Wilfrid away. Soames has informed Elderson that he will demand a share-holders' meeting. Bicket has seen the resemblance to Victorine in Aubrey Greene's painting, and is determined to get the truth from Michael.
(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 by: Eric Coates
Story Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: Donald Wilson
Directer: James Cellan Jones
Soames: Eric Porter
Fleur: Susan Hampshire
Michael Mont: Nicholas Pennell
Miss Perren: Brenda Cowling
Bicket: Terry Scully
Coaker: Julia Whyte
Sir Lawrence Mont: Cyril Luckham
Victorine Bicket: Geraldine Sherman
Winifred: Margaret Tyzack
Holly: Suzanne Neve
Gradman: Clifford Parrish
Botterill: Austin Trevor
Lord Fontenoy: Ian Fleming
Tolby: Jimmy Gardner
Miss Sawdry: Maisie MacFarquhar
Pettigrew: Philip Ray
Mothergill: Henry Longhurst
Meyricks: Maurice Quick
Nurse: Mirabelle Thomas
Ting-a-ling: 'Mr. Perkins'

: Play of the Month presenting: Mary Queen of Scots (Maria Stuart)

by Schiller
Translated by Stephen Spender
[Starring] Virginia McKenna, Pamela Brown

also starring Derek Godfrey, Peter Cellier
Emile Belcourt appears by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Opera
See colour feature on centre pages


Author: Schiller
Translated by: Stephen Spender
Music composed by: Tom Eastwood
Music conducted by: Marcus Dods
Costumes: Joyce Hammond
Make-up: Penny Bell
Design: Natasha Kroll
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Basil Coleman
Mary Stuart: Virginia McKenna
Queen Elizabeth: Pamela Brown
Hanna Kennedy, Mary's nurse: Fanny Rowe
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester: Derek Godfrey
Lord Burleigh, Lord High Treasure: Peter Cellier
Sir Amias Paulet, Governor of Fotheringay: Tony Steedman
Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury: Walter Fitzgerald
Sir Edward Mortimer, Paulet's nephew: Jon Finch
Sir Andrew Melvil, friend of Mary: Bernard Hepton
The Earl of Kent,: Earl Marshal
The Earl of kent,: John Harvey
Count Aubespine, Ambassador from the Court of France: Edward Atienza
Bellievre, an emissary from the Duke of Anjou: Emile Belcourt
Sir Drue Drury: Richard Atherton
A page: Ian Lowe
O'Kelly: Wesley Murphy
An officer: Lee Fox

: The News

with John Edmunds
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Omnibus presenting: Man Who Dances

A portrait of Edward Villella star of the New York City Ballet, filmed on the day when he collapsed on stage from fatigue caused by over-work.
The American ballet critic Walter Terry described this film as the greatest dance documentary of the decade... a revelation of pain, and anguish, and even terror.
A Drew Associates Film
See page 35


Subject: Edward Villella
Narrator: Christopher Gable
Producer: Robert Drew
Producer: Mike Jackson

: The Weather Man

: Which Way Utopia?

Some visions of an ideal society-and of the road to it
Shown at 6.30 p.m.

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