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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


Presenter: Saleem Shahed
Producer: Mahendra Kaul

: The Expanding Classroom: 3: Bucklesbury Farm

An insight into the Modern Primary School with reference to the Plowden and Gittins reports

Some Bristol city children are introduced to a new kind of science
Presented by David Lucas
from the South and West


Presenter: David Lucas
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Si Dice Cosi: 16: Mi accompagna al treno?

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 booklets and records see page 16)
(See colour feature on page 63)


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

: Morning Service

from Belmont Presbyterian Church, Belfast
Conducted by the Minister, The Rev. John Young


Service conducted by: The Rev. John Young
Organist: Jim Caves
Presented by: Moore Wasson

: In Rehearsal: 3: Twelfth Night: Act 2, Scene 3 (Shakespeare)

Hugh Morrison works with a group of amateur actors and suggests ways of improving their performances.
Next week: The Way of the World


Presenter: Hugh Morrison
Director: Jeremy Johnston
Producer: Victor Poole

: Something to Say: 3: Two Voices

A series of personal readings in literature old and new.

Richard Hoggart looks at the opening of two famous twentieth-century novels - D.H. Lawrence's "Sons and Lovers" and E.M. Forster's "A Passage to India".
Who were the writers talking to? And in what tone of voice?


Presenter: Richard Hoggart
Producer: Roger Owen

: Decide for Yourself: 3

A series of Management Problems for you to solve

Do you accede to a union demand for a closed shop?
Introduced by Robert Robinson
with John Ayres, Parry Rogers, Eric Bates, Michael Morris
See panel on page 17

(to 13.00)


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Speaker: John Ayres
Speaker: Parry Rogers
Speaker: Eric Bates
Speaker: Michael Morris
Director: William Woollard
Producer: Paul Ellis
Andrew Spencer: Andrew Downie

: Farming: Western Australia

John Cherrington looks at wheat and sheep farming in the lower rainfall areas.
from the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon

: New Clothes That Count: 2: Tunic Trouser Suit

Ten programmes for home dress-makers who want to extend their skill and keep up to date with fashion trends.

Fashion comments, Shuna Harwood
Demonstration, Ann Ladbury
Fitting, Beryl Rouse

(First shown on BBC-2)
(For booklet see page 16)


Fashion Comments: Shuna Harwood
Dressmaker: Ann Ladbury
Fitter: Beryl Rouse
Programme Arranged By: Iris Furlong
Director: Jeremy Johnston

: News Headlines

: The Lost Peace: Episode 26: On the idle hill of summer (A.E. Housman)

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, John Fortune, Walter Hertner, Carl Jaffe, Murray Kash, Cyril Luckham, Alec Mango, Paul Martin, Bill Nagy, Norman Wynne
and eye-witness accounts of events in March 1933

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: John Fortune
Voices: Walter Hertner
Voices: Carl Jaffe
Voices: Murray Kash
Voices: Cyril Luckham
Voices: Alec Mango
Voices: Paul Martin
Voices: Bill Nagy
Voices: Norman Wynne

: Film Matinee: The Major and the Minor

Starring Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley and Diana Lynn

Ginger Rogers plays' The Minor' and becomes trapped in her crazy masquerade as a twelve-year-old when she falls for 'the Major.'


Screenplay: Charles Brackett
Director: Billy Wilder
Susan Applegate: Ginger Rogers
Major Kirby: Ray Milland
Pamela Hill: Rita Johnson
Mr. Osborne: Robert Benchley
Lucy Hill: Diana Lynn
Colonel Hill: Edward Fielding
Cadet Osborne: Frankie Thomas
Cadet Wigton: Raymond Roe

: The Harlem Globetrotters

The world's most entertaining basketball team plays at Wembley's Empire Pool and Sports Arena against The Chicago Demons
Meet the teams with commentator Alan Weeks


Basketball team: The Harlem Globetrotters
Basketball team: The Chicago Demons
Commentator: Alan Weeks
TV presentation: Douglas Hespe

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of Antiques with Max Robertson
from the South and West
"Going for a Song: English Furniture" (published on April 24), in which Arthur Negus talks to Max Robertson, is available from booksellers, price 30s., or by post (33s.) from BBC Publications, [address removed]


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Director: John King

: The Elusive Pimpernel: 2: The Challenge

based on The Elusive Pimpernel and Eldorado by The Baroness Orczy
Dramatised in ten parts by John Hawkesworth
The Scarlet Pimpernel, a mysterious Englishman, has rescued many victims of the French Revolution from the guillotine. Robespierre, angered by yet another coup, has ordered Chauvelin to seek and destroy him.


Based on The Elusive Pimpernel and Eldorado by: The Baroness Orczy
Dramatised by: John Hawkesworth
Script editor: Alistair Bell
Sound: John Holmes
Lighting: Ralph Walton
Designer: Richard Hunt
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Gerald Blake
Sir Percy Blakeney: Anton Rodgers
Dr. Botherum: Paul Bacon
Stall-holder: David G. March
Johnny Cullen: John Colclough
Daisy Jezzard: Charlotte Howard
Joshua Clutterbuck: David Warbeck
Polly Quokett: Sandra Freeman
Lady Blakeney: Diane Fletcher
Armand St Just: Malcolm Reynolds
Lord Tony Dewhurst: Richard Morant
Juliette de Marny: Tamara Fuerst
Fairground soldier: John Cam
Desiree Candeille: Norma West
Chauvelin: Bernard Hepton
Celine Dumont: Judith Pollard
Prince of Wales: Harold Innocent
Lord Hastings: Jonathan Newth
Sir Andrew Ffoulkes: Roy Marsden

: The Shari Lewis Show

with Lamb Chop and Charlie the Horse


Ventriloquist: Shari Lewis
Presented by: Johnny Downes

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: A Compulsory Requirement

I don't like the idea of being made to go and pray...
There's something about Christianity which involves a crowd....
The school day begins with an act of collective worship. The 1944 Education Act says it must.
Bruce Parker investigates the place of the morning religious assembly in the life of four Winchester schools.
From the South and West
Repeated tonight at 11.2


Presenter: Bruce Parker
Director: Roger Laughton
Producer: Kenneth Savidge

: Five Artists Looking at The Old Testament: Francis Hoyland

This week Barry Turner talks to Francis Hoyland
I have tried to bring to my painting a unifying vision of existence which springs from my religious faith.


Interviewer: Barry Turner
Interviewee: Francis Hoyland
Producer: Peter Chafer

: Songs of Praise

from The Parish Church of All Saints, Loughborough
Introduced by Kenneth Kendall
Prayer and Blessing by The Vicar, The Rev. Canon R.A. Jones

(from the Midlands)

When morning gilds the skies (Laudes Domini)
City of God, how broad and far (Richmond)
Immortal love for ever full (Bishopthorpe)
Let all mortal flesh keep silence (French Carol)
Ye that know the Lord is gracious (Hyfrydol)
Jesu, grant me this, I pray (Orlando Gibbons, arr. E.C. Bairstow)
Through the night of doubt and sorrow (Marching)
Christ is made the sure foundation (Westminster Abbey)
For all the saints (Sine Nomine)
God, that madest earth and heaven (All through the night)

Loughborough, the second largest town in Leicestershire, is famous for its church bells and its athletes. The people of the town gather for Songs of Praise in the ancient parish church which has been re-modelled to meet the needs of twentieth-century worship. With choir and organ at the back, and the altar brought forward out of the sanctuary, the setting is an unusual one.


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Organist: David Briers
Conductor: George Towers
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. Canon R.A. Jones
Presented for Television By: Barrie Edgar

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Big Ben

by Elaine Morgan
Created by A. J. Cronin
starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Bill Simpson

One of the major issues of today is discrimination, and when the wife of a dwarf is involved in an accident we soon realise that, even in Tannochbrae, it is nothing new.


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Created by: A. J. Cronin
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Script editor: John Maynard
Designer: Guthrie Hutton
Producer: Royston Morley
Director: Laurence Bourne
Ben: George Claydon
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Bessie Wilson: Julia McCarthy
Wilson: Harry Towb
Gwennie: Curigwen Lewis
Mrs. Gillespie: Edith Ruddick
Mrs. Christie: Shenah Douglas
Peter Gillespie: Simon Marshall
Charlie: Barry Gardiner
Sandy: James Drury
Mr. Campbell: Prentis Hancock
Matron: Molly Urquhart
Cora: Barbara Keogh
Serge: Roy Sampson

: The Great Stars: Irving Berlin's Alexander's Ragtime Band

The Great Stars of yesterday and today in a season of their most memorable films
[Starring] Tyrone Power, Alice Faye
with Don Ameche, Ethel Merman

The story of a ragtime band's early struggles and eventual rise to fame.


Screenplay: Kathryn Scola
Screenplay: Lamar Trotti
Lyrics and music: Irving Berlin
Musical Direction: Alfred Newman
Director: Henry King
Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck
Alexander (Roger Grant): Tyrone Power
Steda Kirby: Alice Faye
Charlie Dwyer: Don Ameche
Jerry Allen: Ethel Merman
Davey Lane: Jack Haley
Professor Heinrich: Jean Hersholt
Aunt Sophie: Helen Westley
Taxi driver: John Carradine
Bill: Paul Hurst

: The News

with John Edmunds
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: 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
Postponed from March 30


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'Neil
Cissy Chandler: Lilian Bronson
Potter: Geoffrey Toone
Gregorius: David Bauer
Linda Loring: Sue Lloyd
Narrator: Glyn Worsnip

: The Weather Man

: A Compulsory Requirement

(Shown at 6.15 p.m.)

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