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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

: Si Dice Cosi: 13: Che giornata!

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

(Repeated on Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m.)
(For booklet and records see foot of column)
(to 10.30)


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

: Seeing and Believing: The Tree

for Palm Sunday with The Rev. Keith Wilkes, Armine Wright, William Rees, Michael Almond, Kenneth D. Smith and Members of the College of St. Matthias, Bristol
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall

(to 11.30)


Celebrant: The Rev. Keith Wilkes
Guest: Armine Wright
Guest: William Rees
Guest: Michael Almond
Guest: Kenneth D. Smith
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Farming: The Price Review: 2

Would a levy system assist expansion?
John Cherrington and Clifford Selly discuss the Conservative Party's policy with The Rt. Hon. Joseph Godber, M.P.
From the Midlands

Followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Presenter: Clifford Selly
Interviewee: The Rt. Hon. Joseph Godber
Producer: John Kenyon

: Make It My Place: 8: A Divided Bedroom in Broxbourne, Herts.

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 foot of column 1


Designer: Sylvia Reid
Do-It-Yourself: Roy Day
Presenter: Peter Glynn Smith
Producer: Sheila Innes

: News Headlines

: The Lost Peace: Episode 22: We are on the brink of a precipice (Bank of England)

A History of Disillusion 1918-1933

Written by Correlli Barnett and Tony Essex.
Narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave.
With the voices of David Bauer, Peter Bridgmont, Anton Diffring, Felix Felton, Walter Hertner, Carl Jaffe, Miriam Karlin, Murray Kash, Cyril Luckham, Alec Mango, Sebastian Shaw
and eye-witness accounts of events between June 1930 and September 1931
Series produced by Tony Essex in collaboration with the Australian Broadcasting Commission Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
First shown on BBC-2


Writer: Correlli Barnett
Writer/Producer: Tony Essex
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Voices: David Bauer
Voices: Peter Bridgmont
Voices: Anton Diffring
Voices: Felix Felton
Voices: Walter Hertner
Voices: Carl Jaffe
Voices: Miriam Karlin
Voices: Murray Kash
Voices: Cyril Luckham
Voices: Alec Mango
Voices: Sebastian Shaw

: Film Matinee: Hold Back the Dawn

Starring Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard

A suave European immigrant marries an American girl solely to obtain quick entry into America, but complications arise when he falls in love with her.


Writer: Charles Brackett
Writer: Billy Wilder
From a story by: Ketti Frings
Producer: Arthur Hornblow
Director: Mitchell Leisen
Georges Iscovescu: Charles Boyer
Emmy Brown: Olivia de Havilland
Anita Dixon: Paulette Goddard
Van den Leucken: Victor Francen
Inspector Hammock: Walter Abel
Bonbois: Curt Bois
Berta Kurz: Rosemary Decamp
Josef Kurz: Eric Feldary
Mr. Saxon: Mitchell Leisen

: 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: Maigret: The Trap

Dramatised by Margot Bennett from the novel "Maigret tend un piege".
A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Starring Rupert Davies as Chief-Inspector Maigret
with Ewen Solon as Lucas, Neville Jason as Lapointe, Victor Lucas as Torrance
Guest stars, Sonia Dresdel, Jacqueline Hill, Aubrey Woods

Production in association with Winwell Productions Ltd.

The stars of BBC series pick their favourite episodes
This week: Rupert Davies introduces Maigret

There was only one way to trap the Montmartre killer... but it was the greatest risk Maigret had ever taken.


Presenter: Rupert Davies
Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatist: Margot Bennett
Designer: Eileen Diss
Script Editor: Donald Bull
Director: Terence Williams
Executive Producer: Andrew Osborn
Associate: Bill Luckwell
Chief-Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Lapointe: Neville Jason
Torrance: Victor Lucas
Signac: Kevin Brennan
Pierre: Gary Woolf
Rougin: Glynn Dale
Madame Dauphoie: Mary Hignett
Inspector Cadinouche: Arnold Bell
Inspector Vierge: Neil Gibson
Inspector Lemoine: Cyril Renison
Marthe Jusserand: Rowena Gregory
Dr. Cordeaux: Norman Pitt
Tailor: Charles Stanley
Madame Moncin: Jacqueline Hill
Moncin: Audrey Woods
Madame Moncin Senior: Sonia Dresdel
Tramp: Maxwell Foster

: Storyline

Egbert's Sleepless Night
A cartoon film.
Told by William Mervyn.
'Things that go bump in the night.'
Egbert doesn't hear bumps but he does hear noises and doesn't get much sleep because of them.

and Tom and Jerry: Slicked-up Pup
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.


Designer (Egbert's Sleepless Night): Hilary Hayton
Designer (Egbert's Sleepless Night): Graham McCallum
Narrator (Egbert's Sleepless Night): William Mervyn
Story by (Egbert's Sleepless Night): Paul Groves
Music (Egbert's Sleepless Night): Patrick Harvey
Director (Egbert's Sleepless Night): 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

: Let My People Go

The Festival of Passover will be celebrated this week in Jewish homes the world over. Can Jewish children still find meaning in events which happened in Egypt over 3,000 years ago? How much do human beings need such rites and ceremonies?
David Jacobs introduces a film made at The Rosh Pinah Day School in Edgware and talks to The Rev. Saul Amias, The Rev. W. W. Simpson and A Psychotherapist
(Repeated tonight at 11.7)

The first night of the Passover is for the Jews a great family reunion. It is known as the Seder ceremony, and all the foods they eat have a symbolic meaning-the unleavened bread, the eggs, the bitter herbs, the four cups of wine. Christians also have their symbols, and some scholars believe it was the Seder ceremony which Jesus celebrated with his disciples in the upper room. To the outsider, such rituals may look outdated, even theatrical. On the other hand, failure to find communal expression for his deepest feelings may be a basic cause of modern man's neurosis.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Panellist: The Rev. Saul Amias
Panellist: The Rev. W. W. Simpson
Panellist: A Psychotherapist [name uncredited]
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: The Promised Land: 7: The King

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

Told and drawn by Stonham Aspel Church of England School, Suffolk

: Songs of Praise for Palm Sunday

from The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler

(from the North)

Praise to the Lord, the almighty (Hast du denn, Jesu)
All glory, laud, and honour (St. Theodulph)
Ride on! Ride on in majesty! (Winchester New)
Hail, Redeemer, King Divine! (Werde Munter)
Anthem: Hosanna to the Son of David (Thomas Weelkes)
When I survey the wondrous Cross (Rockingham)
O sacred head, ill-used (Passion Chorale)
Christ is King of earth and heaven (Redhead 46)
Breathe on me, breath of God (Aylesbury)
Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle (Neander)
Ye servants of God (Laudate Dominum)

(See page 45)


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Conductor: Philip Duffy
Organist: Terence Duffy
Producer: Raymond Short

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Pastures New

by Pat Dunlop
Created by A. J. Cronin
starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Bill Simpson
with Effie Morrison

Mistress Niven, the local layer-out, gossip, and unqualified nurse, is about to run into serious trouble with Dr. Finlay for endangering the life of a child by treating him unofficially and diagnosing incorrectly. Because there is no way Finlay can resort to the law he sends Janet with a very scathing letter, which unfortunately never gets delivered. Janet finds Mistress Niven in bed and we learn that she has contacted a very unusual disease indeed!


Writer: Pat Dunlop
Created by: A. J. Cronin
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Script editor: John Maynard
Designer: Archie Clark
Producer: Royston Morley
Director: Tina Wakerell
Mistress Niven: Effie Morrison
Mrs. McAllister: Ida Schuster
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Sgt. Gilbey: Neil Wilson
Mrs. Ogilvy: Mary Riggans
Nell Ogilvy: David Gallacher
Mr. Ogilvy: Bill McCabe
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Gilbride: Leonard Maguire
Hughie: Alex McCrindle

: The Great Stars: The Glass Menagerie

The Great Stars of yesterday and today in a season of their most memorable films
[Starring] Jane Wyman, Kirk Douglas
with Gertrude Lawrence, Arthur Kennedy

A middle-aged wife long since deserted by her husband is determined to achieve stability for her happy-go-lucky son and crippled daughter.
The apartment featured in the screen version of Tennessee Williams's play is an exact replica of the one in St. Louis where the author struggled to make his name as a writer. The play might also be autobiographical in other respects: his own sister made a collection of glass animals to make their dowdy flat seem more attractive.


Screenplay/based on the play by: Tennessee Williams
Screenplay: Peter Berneis
Music: Max Steiner
Director: Irving Rapper
Producer: Jerry Wald
Producer: Charles K. Feldman
Laura: Jane Wyman
Jim: Kirk Douglas
Amanda Wingfield: Gertrude Lawrence
Tom: Arthur Kennedy
Mendoza: Ralph Sanford

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Omnibus presenting: Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go

A portrait of Raymond Chandler by John Foster and Fred Burnley
Raymond Chandler, creator of the Philip Marlowe mystery thrillers, died ten years ago. Tonight's documentary portrays Chandler's life and creative attitudes - in his own words. Dramatised excerpts from his letters and novels reveal conflicting aspects: the sensitive, diffident writer - and the tough, cool private-eye hero.
With J.B. Priestley
See page 33


Writer: John Foster
Writer/director: Fred Burnley
Interviewee: J. B. Priestley
Philip Marlowe: Edward Judd
Raymond Chandler: Tom Daly
Muriel: Sarah Marshall
Bernie Ohls: Robert O'Neill
Cissy Chandler: Lilian Bronsok
Potter: Geoffrey Toone
Gregorius: David Bauer
Linda Loring: Sue Lloyd
Narrator: Glyn Worsnip

: The Weather Man

: Let My People Go

(Shown at 6.15 p.m.)

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