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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 Saleem Shahed
(to 9.25)


Presenter: Saleem Shahed
Producer: Mahendra Kaul

: Music in School: 6: The Composer in the Classroom

Two masters at a London secondary school had difficulty in finding a suitable musical for their older classes to perform - so they wrote their own.


Producer: John Hosier

: Si Dice Cosi: 7: Le piace L'arte moderna?

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 42
(to 10.30)


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

: Seeing and Believing: Last Things Last

A Meditation on Old Age
Brian Morris with Richard Bebb, John Franklyn Robbins and recorded voices of elderly people
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall


Presenter: Brian Morris
Reader: Richard Bebb
Reader: John Franklyn Robbins
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Hardy Heating Co. Ltd.: 6: Planning for Control

A Business Studies series about Management Accountancy

What budgets are most relevant to the control of a company?
Introduced by Graham Turner
(See also Radio 3 (Study) Thursday, 6.30 p.m.)
For book see page 42


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
Florry Howell: Doreen Ubels

: Know How: Going Metric

A programme for engineers

Completely metric by February 1971. That's the aim of one precision engineering firm. How are they doing it?
Introduced by Arthur Garratt


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

: In This Case: 6: A Knife-Edge

A series for managers

Must a small group of garages expand to survive?
Tony and Michael Brookes explain to Brian Redhead the dilemmas facing them in building up their own business.

(to 13.00)


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Interviewee: Tony Brookes
Interviewee: Michael Brookes
Producer: David Hargreaves

: Farming: A Farm with a Future?

Will tomorrow's small farmers be mainly bachelors-or is there a way out in amalgamation?
Frank Taylor visits Devon and Cornwall to see if the economy of the family farm remains attractive enough to ensure its survival.
From the Midlands

followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: Frank Taylor
Director: Michael Marshall
Producer: John Kenyon

: Make It My Place: 2: A Dining-room in Rainham, Essex

Ten leading designers are invited to solve ten domestic design problems for families who want to do some of the work themselves.
For booklet see page 42


Presenter: Peter Glynn Smith
Interior Designer: Kenneth Partridge
Do-It-Yourself: Roy Day
Producer: Sheila Innes

: News Headlines

: The Lost Peace: Episode 16: Make room for peace (Briand)

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 in 1926.

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: John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

Starring Burgess Meredith, Lon Chaney Jr., Betty Field and Charles Bickford

George and Lennie, two wandering labourers, start work on a farm where the owner is harsh, his son insolent, and his new daughter-in-law nearly mad with boredom. George is big simple Lennie's protector and guardian, and Lennie idolises George with blind faith in his capacity to get him out of trouble. Together they dream that one day they may have a farm of their own, but their dream is threatened...


Author: John Steinbeck
Presented by: Hal Roach
Screenplay: Eugene Solow
Music: Aaron Copland
Produced and directed by: Lewis Milestone
George: Burgess Meredith
Mae: Betty Field
Lennie: Lon Chaney Jr.
Slim: Charles Bickford
Candy: Roman Bohnen
Curley: Bob Steele
Carlson: Granville Bates
Jackson: Oscar O'Shea
Crooks: Leigh Whipper

: 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: The Spies: If He Runs, I Want You There

by John Gould

The stars of BBC series pick their favourite episodes
This week: Simon Oates introduces The Spies
Starring Dinsdale Landen, Simon Oates
Guest stars: Ray Barrett, Catherine Woodville

Spies don't have friends - only enemies and lovers.


Presenter (Star Choice): Simon Oates
Writer/Script Editor: John Gould
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Producer: David Proudfoot
Director: Philip Dudley
Jones: Michael Forrest
Helen: Catherine Woodville
Kelly: Simon Oates
Campian: Robert MacLeod
Walker: Ray Barrett
Price: Jack Stewart
Wyndham: Peter Tory
Workman: John Gay
Makar: Gabor Baraker
Cadell: Dinsdale Landen
Sheldon: Douglas Muir

: Storyline

The General
A cartoon film
Told by Frank Middlemass
How General Jodpur became the most famous general in the whole world, not because he was a good soldier but just because he was good.

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
Starring Tom the Cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry
That's my Mommy ...well don't tell your Poppa!


Designer (The General): Michael Foreman
Animated by (The General): Jannik Hastrup
Narrator (The General): Frank Middlemass
Presented by (The General): Michael Grafton-Robinson
Created by (Tom and Jerry): William Hanna
Created by (Tom and Jerry): Joe Barbera

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Living with One's Fears

The problems of people suffering from anxiety states - fear of leaving the safety of home, fear of lifts and aeroplanes - what we commonly call 'nerves.'

Discussed by Paddy Feeny, A General Practitioner and Dr. Claire Weekes, the Australian consultant whose new approach has produced remarkable results
Repeated tonight at 11.17


Panellist: Paddy Feeny
Panellist: A general practitioner [name uncredited]
Panellist: Dr. Claire Weekes
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: The Promised Land: 2: Ruth

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

Told and drawn by Coddenham Church of England School, Suffolk

: Songs of Praise

from The Royal Memorial Chapel, Sandhurst
with the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Corps Band
Conducted by Captain D. Snowden, A.R.C.M., P.S.M.
Introduced by Ronald Allison

O God, our help in ages past (St. Anne)
He who would valiant be (Monks Gate)
O worship the King all glorious above (Hanover)
Thou, whose almighty word (Moscow)
At the name of Jesus (Camberwell)
Fight the good fight with all thy might (Duke Street)
I vow to thee, my country (Thaxted)
Lift high the Cross, the love of Christ proclaim (Crucifer)
Fame and Glory


Presenter: Ronald Allison
Musicians: The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Corps Band
Conductor: Captain D. Snowden
Organist and Master of the Choir: William Bean
TV Presentation: Barrie Edgar

: Kenneth More

with Vivien Banfield and Diana Redhead, appeals on behalf of The Malcolm Sargent
Cancer Fund for Children
An appeal to give practical help to children under fifteen, in their homes or in hospital, who suffer from cancer and leukaemia.
Donations, preferably by crossed postal order or cheque, to: [address removed]


Presenter: Kenneth More
Presenter: Vivien Banfield
Presenter: Diana Redhead

: The Forsyte Saga: Part 24: Afternoon at Ascot

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

On her return home from a trip round the world with Soames, Fleur has met Jon again. He and Anne have decided to make their home in England.
(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: Spencer Chapman
Director: David Giles
Fleur: Susan Hampshire
Jon: Martin Jarvis
Smither: Maggie Jones
Holly: Suzanne Neve
Winifred: Margaret Tyzack
Soames: Eric Porter
Michael Mont: Nicholas Pennell
Anne: Karin Fernald
Coaker: Julia Whyte
Rev. Hilary Charwell: Peter Copley
Mrs. Brewer: Rose Power
Val: Jonathan Burn
Greenwater: Ian Trigger
Irene: Nyree Dawn Porter
Stainford: David Cargill
Sir Lawrence Mont: Cyril Luckham
Marquess of Shropshire: George Benson
June: June Barry
Jack Cardigan: Richard Armour
Imogen: Anne De Vigier

: The Great Stars: I Love You Again

The Great Stars of yesterday and today in a season of their most memorable films
The famous comedy partnership Myrna Loy and William Powell in "I Love You Again"
with Edmund Lowe, Frank McHugh

Recovery from a nine-year bout of amnesia causes a man untold problems. Was he married, was he wealthy, was he popular? Eventually he returns to his home town to find the answer.


Screenplay: Charles Lederer
Screenplay: George Oppenheimer
Based on an original story by: Harry Kurnitz
Based on an original story by: Leon Gordon
Based on an original story by: Maurine Watkins
Director: W. S. van Dyke II
Kay Wilson: Myrna Loy
Larry Wilson: William Powell
George Carey: William Powell
Duke Sheldon: Edmund Lowe
'Doc' Ryan: Frank McHugh
Herbert: Donald Douglas
Kay's mother: Nella Walker

: The News

with John Edmunds
and The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Omnibus presenting: Myrna Loy

Myrna Loy talking to Derek Hart

From oriental belly dancer and femme fatale in the early Silents to the sophisticated star of The Thin Man series of comedy thrillers, Myrna Loy looks back over more than a hundred Hollywood films.
An intelligent and articulate woman, her liberal conscience has taken her beyond the traditional role of the film star.


Interviewee: Myrna Loy
Interviewer: Derek Hart
Producer: Fred Burnley

: A Purcell Recital

by Janet Baker
with George Malcolm
and members of The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
led by Raymond Keenlyside

A second opportunity to hear Janet Baker singing a selection from the works of England's greatest song-writer. Introducing this personal choice, she tells of Purcell's life and personality and describes his superb craftsmanship which she illustrates by including rarely heard treasures as well as the famous Lament from Dido and Aeneas.
(Postponed from January 22)


Singer/Presenter: Janet Baker
Musician: George Malcolm
Musicians: The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Orchestra leader: Raymond Keenlyside
Producer: Anthony Wilkinson

: The Weather Man

: Living with One's Fears

(Shown at 6.15 p.m.)

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