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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: 5: Help from Outside

Thousands of schools 'use the BBC' and singing is still the backbone of the broadcasts.

Gordon Reynolds invites Russell Burgess to demonstrate ways of improving class singing. He also suggests how to introduce into the music lesson skills acquired out of the classroom.


Presenter: Gordon Reynolds
Guest: Russell Burgess
Producer: John Hosier

: Si Dice Cosi: 6: C'e un ombrello qui?

Twenty-six programmes for beginners in Italian
with Bianca Maria Corbella, Yole Marinelli, Luigi Basagaluppi, Alberto Colzi
(Repeated next Saturday at 10.0 a.m.)
For booklet and records see page 22


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

: Morning Service

from the Chapel of Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon
Conducted by the Chaplain, The Rev. Hugh Levinge

First Lesson: Genesis 3, w. 1-19 read by the Director of Studies
Second Lesson: Mark 9, vv. 33-50 read by the Captain
Hymns (English Hymnal): Nos. 470, 519, 402, 471
Psalm 24
Anthem: Out of the deep (Morley)

Introduced by Hugh Scully
From the South and West


Service conducted by: The Rev. Hugh Levinge
Lesson reader (First Lesson): The Director of Studies [name uncredited]
Lesson reader (Second Lesson): The Captain [name uncredited]
Organist/Choirmaster: Gerald E. King
Presenter: Hugh Scully
Television Direction: John Dobson

: Hardy Heating Co. Ltd.: 5: Cost Analysis

A Business Studies series about Management Accountancy

Cost a product one way and you make a loss; do it another way and you get a profit! Why?
Introduced by Graham Turner

(See also Radio 3 (Study) Thursday, 6.30 p.m.)
For book see page 22


Presenter: Graham Turner
Dramatist: Roger Dixon
Producer: Paul Ellis
John Marsh: Harvey Hall
Jack Hardy: Raymond Mason
Sam Howell: Ivan Beavis
Wilf Appleby: Frank Mills
Gladys Hardy: Barbara New

: Know How: Look - No Hands

A programme for engineers

Standard Modules - Electronic Controls. Arthur Garratt investigates a new concept in assembly machines developed at the Production Engineering Department, University of Nottingham.


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Director: Peter Riding
Producer: Michael Garrod

: In This Case: 5: Little Room for Manoeuvre

A series for managers

Claude Manche explains to Brian Redhead the success of a new French floor-covering in the European market.
Peter Kreamer explains how the English market presents problems.

(to 13.00)


Interviewee: Claude Manche
Presenter: Brian Redhead
Speaker: Peter Kreamer
Producer: Neil Ryder

: Farming: Mixed Grazing

Introduced by Henry Fell

Frank Taylor reports from Trawscoed on winter housing of sheep and the results of an experiment in high stocking rates with cattle and sheep.
From the Midlands

followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: Henry Fell
Reporter: Frank Taylor
Producer: John Kenyon

: Make It My Place: 1: A Child's Bedroom/Study in Muswell Hill, London, N.10

Ten leading designers are invited to solve ten domestic design problems for families who want to do some of the work themselves.
Designer, Richard Goldsbrough
Drawings, Don Kidman
Do-It-Yourself, Roy Day
Presenter, Peter Glynn Smith

For booklet see page 22


Interior Designer: Richard Goldsbrough
Drawings: Don Kidman
Do-It-Yourself: Roy Day
Presenter: Peter Glynn Smith
Producer: Sheila Innes

: News Headlines

: The Lost Peace: Episode 15: There lies a sleeping giant (Napoleon)

A History of Disillusion 1918-1933
Written by Correlli Barnett.
Narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave.
And the voices of Peter Bridgmont, Anton Diffring, Felix Felton, John Fortune, Cyril Luckham, Alec Mango, Paul Martin, Sebastian Shaw, Norman Wynne
and eye-witness accounts of events between 1919 and 1928

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 Bridgmont
Voices: Anton Diffring
Voices: Felix Felton
Voices: John Fortune
Voices: Cyril Luckham
Voices: Alec Mango
Voices: Paul Martin
Voices: Sebastian Shaw
Voices: Norman Wynne
Producer: Tony Essex

: Film Matinee: The Lady Has Plans

Starring Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard
with Roland Young, Albert Dekker

A foreign correspondent and his assistant, a beautiful lady with secret plans drawn on her back; some international spies - and all pursuing one another in Lisbon.


Screenplay: Harry Tugend
Director: Sidney Lanfield
Kenneth Harper: Ray Milland
Sidney Royce: Paulette Goddard
Ronald Dean: Roland Young
Baron Von Kemp: Albert Dekker
Rita Lenox: Margaret Hayes
Peter Miles: Cecil Kellaway
Frank Richards: Edward Norris
Paul Baker: Addison Richards

: Cruft's Dog Show

Nearly 8,000 dogs representing 120 breeds but only one Supreme Champion
This title has been won over the past three years by a Toy Poodle, a Lakeland Terrier, and a Dalmatian. Which breed will it be in 1969?

The Kennel Club
Obedience Championships

Demonstration by R.A.F. Police Dogs

A topical look at top dogs with Stanley Dangerfield, himself a championship judge at the world's greatest dog show which is also the 'shop window' for overseas buyers and breeders who last year bought some 13,000 dogs in this country.

Television production from Olympia, London by: Mary David
See page 35


Presenter/Judge: Stanley Dangerfield
Television Production: Mary David

: 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

: Star Choice: Champion House: I'll Spin Anything with Two Ends

by Patrick Alexander.
Starring Edward Chapman, Nicole Maurey, Maurice Kaufmann, Virginia Stride, James Kerry
The stars of BBC series pick their favourite episodes
Edward Chapman introduces "Champion House"

Champion Mill is in serious financial difficulties. While Stephen is convinced that the only hope is a merger with Multitex, Joe will go to any length to stop it. This means a fight with the gloves off -and no rules.


Writer/Script Editor: Patrick Alexander
Devised by: Hazel Adair
Devised by: Peter Ling
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: Jordan Lawrence
Director: James Gatward
Presenter (Star Choice): Edward Chapman
Stephen Champion: James Kerry
Reg Hapsley: Rex Boyd
Joe Champion: Edward Chapman
Henry Childs: George A. Cooper
Larry Grant: Michael Hawkins
Robert Shadwell: Alan Gifford
Liz Champion: Virginia Stride
Sophie: Penny Reid
Edward Champion: Maurice Kaufmann
Michele Champion: Nicole Maurey
Frank (Barman): Walter Hall
Ballater: Mark Kingston

: Ken Dodd and The Diddymen

From the North
(Ken Dodd is appearing in "Robinson Crusoe" at the Palace Theatre, Manchester)


Puppet animation: Roger Stevenson
Script: Bob Block
Producer: Stan Parkinson
Comedian: Ken Dodd

: The News and Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: No Need for God...: Part 2: In Modern Society

The second of two discussions about Christianity and Humanism

The Rt. Rev. Trevor Huddleston, Bishop of Stepney and Lord Ritchie-Calder talk to Kenneth Harris about the place of religious belief in the world today and about the importance of Christian and Humanist doctrines in the sort of society we want in the future.
(Repeated tonight at 10.57)


Presenter: Kenneth Harris
Panellist: The Rev. Trevor Huddleston
Panellist: Lord Ritchie-Calder
Producer: Mischa Scorer

: The Promised Land: 1: Joshua

Children tell the stories of the early heroes and heroines of the Israelites in the Promised Land

Told, drawn, and sung by Sir Robert Hitcham's School Debenham, Suffolk


Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Songs of Praise

from St. Chad's Metropolitan Cathedral, Birmingham
Introduced by Tom Coyne
Prayer and Blessing by The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham

All people that on earth do dwell (Old 100th)
As pants the hart for cooling streams (Martyrdom)
Immortal. invisible, God only wise (St. Denio)
God is love: his the care (Theodoric)
The coming of our God (Optatus)
Maiden, yet a Mother (Une Vaine Crainte)
Christ is the King of earth and heaven! (Dresden)
Christus Vincit
Praise the Lord! ye heavens, adore him (Austria)


Presenter: Tom Coyne
Organist: Roger M. Hill
Conductor: Peter Ollis
Prayer and Blessing: The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham [George Dwyer]
Arranged by: Fr. John Stapleton
Television Presentation: Barrie Edgar

: The Forsyte Saga: Part 23: Strike

by John Galsworthy.
Dramatised by Donald Wilson.
Starring Eric Porter, Nyree Dawn Porter, Susan Hampshire, Nicholas Pennell

Marjorie has been defeated in court, but has won a social victory at the expense of the humiliation of Fleur.
(Eric Porter is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
(First shown on BBC-2)


Author: John Galsworthy
Dramatised by/Producer: Donald Wilson
Opening and closing music: Eric Coates
Story Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Director: David Giles
Soames: Eric Porter
Michael Mont: Nicholas Pennell
Fleur: Susan Hampshire
Marjorie Ferrar: Caroline Blakiston
Marquess of Shropshire: George Benson
Jon: Martin Jarvis
Anne: Karin Fernald
Irene: Nyree Dawn Porter
Stanley Baldwin: Ralph Michael
Winifred: Margaret Tyzack
Imogen Anne: De Vigier
Holly: Suzanne Neve
Smither: Maggie Jones
Stainford: David Cargill
June: June Barry
Harold Blade: Bryan Marshall

: Play of the Month: Maigret at Bay

by Georges Simenon
Television play by Donald Bull
[Starring] Rupert Davies
with Helen Shingler, Neville Jason, Gillian Hills, Yootha Joyce
See columns 1 and 2 and page 3

Maigret at Bay
Rupert Davies returns in his most famous role for Play of the Month's presentation of Simenon's recent Maigret novel - tonight at 8.15

Even Commissaire Maigret must get old one day, and in Maigret at Bay he is beginning to feel his age.
He is, naturally, as busy as ever and particularly concerned with a chain of daring jewel-robberies. But, all the same, he is only five years off retirement and a little worried about his weight, his insomnia, his restless habit of looking out of windows, which Dr. Pardon says is a symptom of claustrophobia.
Mme. Maigret thinks they should be looking round for a cottage in the country; a place where property is still reasonable and the fishing good.
It is unfortunate for Maigret that he should be having one of his wakeful nights when a girl called Nicole telephones him. She is a stranger to Paris and obviously very distressed. She has fallen into bad company and been doped and robbed.
Maigret goes to her rescue - after all, he's not sleepy! The next day he is summoned to the Prefet - a new-broom who disapproves of Maigret's highly personal methods - and is handed a deposition made by Nicole in which she accuses Maigret of attempted rape...
Donald Bull, himself one-time editor of the Maigret series, has dramatised Simenon's novel and explored every twist and turn of its ingenious story. And by the time Dr. Pardon comes to his old friend Maigret's fiftieth birthday dinner, perhaps the Commissaire no longer feels quite so ready for the grass or that '...every time I pass an angler on the quays, I see myself in five years' time.' (Rosemary Hill)


Author: Georges Simenon
Television play by: Donald Bull
Music: Ron Grainer
Script Editor: Rosemary Hill
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: William Slater
Commissaire Maigret: Rupert Davies
Madame Maigret: Helen Shingler
Lapointe: Neville Jason
Nicole Prieur: Gillian Hills
Mademoiselle Motte: Yootha Joyce
Aline Palmari: Mary Webster
Manuel Palmari: Clive Cazes
Dr. Francois Melan: Tony Harwood
Dr. Pardon: Geoffrey Morris
Professeur Vivier: Martin Miller
Acolant: Hans de Vries
Director of P.J.: Charles Leno
Prefet de Police: Donald Pickering
Oscar Coutant: Murray Evans
Philippe Landry: Victor Langley
Jean-Baptiste Prieur: Kenneth Benda
Desire: Steven Zammit
Hotel porter: Ian Gray
Hotel manageress: Ann Tirard
Maigret's shadow: Leonardo Pieroni
Wine waiter: Stanley Davies
Sergeant Julien: Geoff Cheshire
Police Surgeon: Walter Horsbrugh
Inspector Barnacle: Marc Barrett
Police Inspector: Robin Scott

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Swapping actors in roles – from Ann and Harold to Doctor Who 17 January 2016

: The News

with Robert Dougall
and The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Omnibus presenting: Blow the Wind Southerly

A film portrait of Kathleen Ferrier
with Winifred Ferrier, Benjamin Britten, Sir John Barbirolli, Peter Pears, Gerald Moore and many of Kathleen Ferrier's friends and colleagues

A second showing of the widely praised documentary made for the fifteenth anniversary of Kathleen Ferrier's death.
"An overpowering experience, I've never been more moved by a piece of television." (Peter Black, Daily Mail)
"Much better than a mere tribute. It evokes an enormous nostalgia." (The Observer)
"What was so moving was the very 'ordinariness' of this girl, called on to become 'a great artist' then called on for something more: to die on the very threshold of her maturity." (The Guardian)
Written and directed by John Drummond

See page 36


Interviewee: Winifred Ferrier
Interviewee: Benjamin Britten
Interviewee: Sir John Barbirolli
Interviewee: Peter Pears
Interviewee: Gerald Moore
Executive Producer: John Culshaw
Writer/Director: John Drummond

: The Weather Man

: No Need for God...

(Shown at 6.15 p.m.)

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