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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

: In Our Midst: 1: A New Life

A study in contrasts seen through the eyes of Sikh children entering an English school in the Borough of Ealing for the first time.
Introduced by Geoffrey Hodson


Presenter: Geoffrey Hodson
Producer: Felicity Kinross

: Si Dice Cosi: 8: Ho sete!

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


Presenter: Bianca Maria Corbella
Presenter: Yole Marinelli
Presenter: Luigi Basagaluppi
Presenter: Alberto Colzi
Director: John Beveridge
Producer: Maddalena Fagandini

: Mass for the First Sunday in Lent

from The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool
Celebrant, Mgr. Thomas G. McKenna, Administrator of the Cathedral
Preacher, The Rt. Rev. Augustine Harris, Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool
The Action of the Mass described by Fr. John Stapleton
Music for the Mass: Emendemus in melius (Palestrina)


Celebrant: Mgr. Thomas G. McKenna
Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Augustine Harris
Organist: Terence Duffy
Director of Music: Philip Duffy
Commentator: Fr. John Stapleton
Presented for television by: Raymond Short

: Hardy Heating Co. Ltd.: 7: Standards and Budgets for Control

A Business Studies series about Management Accountancy

What is a Standard Cost? And how does budgetary control work in practice?
Introduced by Graham Turner
(See also Radio 3 (Study) Thursday, 6.30 p.m.)
For booklet see page 42


Presenter: Graham Turner
Dramatist: Roger Dixon
Producer: Paul Ellis
John Marsh: Harvey Hall
Jack Hardy: Raymond Mason
Sam Howell: Ivan Beavis
Jean Wilkins: Alethea Charlton
Sybil Marsh: Mary Fouracres
Foreman: Reg Jessup

: Know How: Talking Metric

A programme for engineers

The engineering industry is going metric. Why? How quickly? What are the problems?
Introduced by Arthur Garratt


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

: In This Case: 7: A Question of Value

A series for managers

Dr. Alec Clark explains to Brian Redhead the considerations which led a 200-year-old firm to go public.

(to 13.00)


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Interviewee: Dr. Alec Clark
Producer: Neil Ryder

: Farming: A World of Surplus?

Introduced by Henry Fell

The O.E.C.D. predict that unless agricultural policies in Western countries are radically revised there will be vast surpluses of grain and milk products by 1985. Is the U.K. farmer at risk?

(from the Midlands)
(followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers)


Presenter: Henry Fell
Producer: John Kenyon

: Make It My Place: 3: A Kitchen in Birkenhead

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


Designer: Michael Belton
Do-It-Yourself: Roy Day
Presenter: Peter Glynn Smith
Producer: Sheila Innes

: News Headlines

: The Lost Peace: A History of Disillusion: Episode 17

It has advanced to the footlights (Ortega Y Gasset)
Written by Arthur Marwick and Roger Manvell.
Narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave.
And the voices of David Bauer, John Brandon, Peter Bridgmont, Anton Diffring, Felix Felton, John Fortune, Miriam Karlin, Cyril Luckham, Alec Mango, Paul Martin, Bill Nagy, Sebastian Shaw, Norman Wynne
and eye-witness accounts of events between 1919 and 1927

(Series produced in collaboration with the Australian broadcasting Commission Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

(First shown on BBC-2)


Writer: Arthur Marwick
Writer: Roger Manvell
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Voiceover: David Bauer
Voiceover: John Brandon
Voiceover: Peter Bridgmont
Voiceover: Anton Diffring
Voiceover: Felix Felton
Voiceover: John Fortune
Voiceover: Miriam Karlin
Voiceover: Cyril Luckham
Voiceover: Alec Mango
Voiceover: Paul Martin
Voiceover: Bill Nagy
Voiceover: Sebastian Shaw
Voiceover: Norman Wynne
Producer: Tony Essex

: Film Matinee: The Great Moment

Written and directed by Preston Sturges.

Starring Joel McCrea, Betty Field
with William Demarest, Harry Carey

The story of the romance, the defeat, and the triumph of Dr. William Morton, a Boston dentist, who claimed to have discovered anaesthesia.


Writer/Director: Preston Sturges
Dr. William Morton: Joel McCrea
Mrs. Morton: Betty Field
Eben Frost: William Demarest
Professor Warren: Harry Carey
Betty Morton: Donivee Lee
Dr. Heywood: Franklin Pangborn
Dr. Welles Louis: Jean Heydt
Dr. Jackson: Julius Tannen
Lawyer: Porter Hall

: With Cliff Michelmore: Colonel Laurens van der Post

Colonel Laurens van der Post author and travel writer has made many impressive appearances on television, but perhaps none as cogent as this

This is a repeat of Cliff Michelmore's interview with the South African-born writer, farmer, and explorer whose travel books such as "Venture to the Interior" and "The Lost World of the Kalahari" have received world-wide acclaim. The programme brought more mail to Cliff and the BBC than any other of his interviews.
"His quiet, serene personality, in spite of all his experiences impressed me more, I think, than anyone I have ever seen on TV over the years" and "What a tragedy it is when we have so few politicians with the beliefs and courage that this Colonel has in this country of ours" are just two excerpts from viewers' letters.


Interviewer: Cliff Michelmore
Interviewee: Colonel Laurens van Der Post
Producer: John Morrell

: 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 Revenue Men: The Golden Spider

by Elwyn Jones
Starring Ewen Solon
with James Grant, Callum Mill
Guest stars, Stella Tanner, David Hutcheson

The stars of BBC series pick their favourite episodes
This week: Ewen Solon introduces The Revenue Men
When a traveller collapses in a Customs Hall he is immediately examined by a doctor who finds he is carrying a large quantity of gold. The great weight combined with the fact that the man has a weak heart has brought on an attack, and the doctor advises complete quiet. Smith, disregarding this, questions the man and he dies-a disaster which sets off a series of unexpected events.


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Presenter (Star Choice): Ewen Solon
Series devised by: Pat Dunlop
Series devised by: Alan Haire
Designer: David McKenzie
Script editor: Nick McCarty
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Prudence Fitzgerald
Smith: Ewen Solon
Collins: Paul Young
Walker: Larry Marshall
Carol Harper: Louise Pajo
Filby: George Waring
Geoffrey Mason: David Hutcheson
Dr. McDair: John Graham
Ross McInnes: James Grant
Aircraft Captain: Martin Cochrane
Mrs. Latham: Louise McLaren
Grey: Michael Beint
Billy Fraser: Raymond Platt
Malik: Christopher Donald
Luke Frazer: Claire Nielson
Campbell: Callum Mill
Jessie Filby: Stella Tanner
Joe: Dayvid Hayman

: Storyline: Mr. Egbert Nosh; Tom and Jerry: Missing Mouse

A cartoon film
Told by William Mervyn
Story by Paul Groves

Introducing a new cartoon character - Mr. Egbert Nosh. Egbert lives a simple life. He does have one problem most of us are without, but being a sensible person finds a solution.

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

Missing Mouse ...is not very far away!


Designer (Mr. Egbert Nosh): Hilary Hayton
Narrator (Mr. Egbert Nosh): William Mervyn
Writer (Mr. Egbert Nosh): Paul Groves
Composer (Mr. Egbert Nosh): Patrick Harvey
Director (Mr. Egbert Nosh): Michael Grafton-Robinson
Created by (Tom and Jerry): William Hanna
Created by (Tom and Jerry): Joe Barbera

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Joyce Grenfell

exchanges views with members of the Student Theatre Society of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
By what standards can we judge what should and what should not go into a play, a book, a film, or a television programme?
Are we being too free with sex, violence, and obscenity in modern art and entertainment?
A discussion from the stage of the theatre at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama by permission of the Principal
(Repeated tonight at 11.12)


Presenter: Joyce Grenfell
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: The Promised Land: 3: Samuel

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

Told and drawn by Framlingham Church of England School, Suffolk

: Songs of Praise

from Bethany Baptist Church, Risca, Monmouthshire
Hymns introduced by David Parry-Jones

Great God of wonders (Sovereignty)
Eternal light (Newcastle)
Great is thy faithfulness (Great is thy faithfulness)
Behold the mountain of the Lord (Glasgow)
All things bright and beautiful (Royal Oak)
O thou who earnest from above (Hereford)
A sovereign protector I have (Trewen)
Come thou fount of every blessing (Ebenezer)


Presenter: David Parry-Jones
Conductor: Alun John
Organist: Graham Elliot
Soloist: Kenneth Bowen
Blessing spoken by: The Rev. J. Hope-Scott
Television Presentation: Tregelles Williams

: The Forsyte Saga: Part 25: Portrait of Fleur

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

Fleur has entertained Jon and Anne and taken them down to Robin Hill. They have met again at Ascot, and Anne has realised her marriage is in jeopardy.
(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
Soames: Eric Porter
Marquess of Shropshire: George Benson
Fleur: Susan Hampshire
June: June Barry
Anne: Karin Fernald
Jon: Martin Jarvis
Harold Blade: Bryan Marshall
Winifred: Margaret Tyzack
Val: Jonathan Burn
Sir Timothy Fanfield: Clive Morton
Michael Mont: Nicholas Pennell
Sir Lawrence Mont: Cyril Luckham
Wilfred Bentworth: George Merritt
Rev. Hilary Charwell: Peter Copley
Montross: Martin Miller
Coaker: Julia Whyte
Smither: Maggie Jones
Stainford: David Cargill
Irene: Nyree Dawn Porter
Holly: Suzanne Neve
Riggs: Godfrey James
Gradman: Clifford Parrish

: The Great Stars: Viva Zapata

The Great Stars of yesterday and today in a series of their most memorable films
[Starring] Marlon Brando
with Anthony Quinn, Jean Peters

Zapata: a name that was to echo the cry of freedom in a revolutionary struggle to overthrow the corrupt government of Mexico.


Screenplay: John Steinbeck
Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck
Director: Elia Kazan
Zapata: Marlon Brando
Eufemie: Anthony Quinn
Josefa: Jean Peters
Fernando: Joseph Wiseman
Don Nacio: Arnold Moss
Pancho Villa: Alan Reed
Soldadera: null Margo

: The News

with Robert Dougall
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Omnibus: Benjamin Britten and his Festival

"A classic" (Daily Telegraph)
"Remarkable, astonishing" (Music and Musicians)

Narrated by Patrick Allen.

A celebration of the 20th Aldeburgh Festival opened in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen
with Julian Bream, The Vienna Boys Choir, Sviatoslav Richter, Henry Moore, Sir William Walton, Peter Pears, Joyce Grenfell, King's College Chapel Choir, Cambridge University Musical Society, English Chamber Orchestra, English Opera Group, Colin Graham, Owen Brannigan, Margaret Price, James Bowman, E.M. Forster, Marion, Countess of Harewood, Stephen Reiss, John Culshaw, James Blades, Bryan Drake, Imogen Holst and Benjamin Britten

(A co-production of Henry Jaffe Enterprises Inc. and the BBC)


Guitarist: Julian Bream
Singers: The Vienna Boys Choir
Pianist: Sviatoslav Richter
Sculptor: Henry Moore
Speaker: Sir William Walton
Tenor: Peter Pears
Performer: Joyce Grenfell
Singers: King's College Chapel Choir
Musicians: Cambridge University Musical Society
Musicians: English Chamber Orchestra
Singers: English Opera Group
Singer: Colin Graham
Singer: Owen Brannigan
Singer: Margaret Price
Singer: James Bowman
Participant: E.M. Forster
Participant: Marion, Countess of Harewood
Participant: Stephen Reiss
Participant: John Culshaw
Percussionist: James Blades
Baritone: Bryan Drake
Composer/Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Composer: Imogen Holst
Narrator: Patrick Allen
Producer: Nathan Kroll
Producer: Humphrey Burton
Director: Tony Palmer

: The Weather Man

: Joyce Grenfell

at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama: a discussion
(Shown at 6.15 p.m.)

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Presenter: Joyce Grenfell

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