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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
Presented and produced by Saleem Shahed
From the Midlands


Presenter/Producer: Saleem Shahed
Director: Mahendra Kaul

: The Expanding Classroom: 8: Eynsham

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

Co-operative teaching in Oxfordshire
Presented by David Lucas
from the South and West


Presenter: David Lucas
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Si Dice Cosi: 21: Due spaghetti per il dodici!

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.)
(to 10.30)


Presenter: Bianca Maria Corbella
Presenter: Yole Marinelli
Presenter: Luigi Basagaluppi
Presenter: Alberto Colzi
Language consultant: Dr. Joseph Cremona
Director: Julia Smith
Producer: Maddalena Fagandini

: Seeing and Believing: Three Centuries

Canon Ralph Stevens describes the changing needs of industrial society
with The Rev. Ken Hills, The Rev. Michael Walls
and Students of the Birmingham School of Music
Conductor, Gordon Clinton
From St. Paul's Church, Birmingham


Presenter: Canon Ralph Stevens
Speaker: The Rev. Ken Hills
Speaker: The Rev. Michael Walls
Musicians: Students of the Birmingham School of Music
Conductor: Gordon Clinton
Organist: George Miles
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: In Rehearsal: 8: Death of a Salesman-Act 2 (Arthur Miller)

Hugh Morrison works with a group of amateur actors and suggests ways of improving their performances.


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

: Something to Say: 8

A series of personal readings in literature old and new

R. D. Smith talks about the poetry of his friend and colleague Louis MacNeice (1907-1963)


Presenter: R. D. Smith
Producer: Roger Owen

: Decide for Yourself: 8

A series of Management problems for you to solve

Your Bank Manager asks you to reduce your overdraft. How do you do it?
Introduced by Robert Robinson
with John Brodrick, Wilfred Evans, Michael Carroll

(to 13.00)


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Speaker: John Brodrick
Speaker: Wilfred Evans
Speaker: Michael Carroll
Director: William Woollard
Producer: Paul Ellis
Michael Downing: John Witty

: Farming: Conserving Grass

Introduced by David Richardson

A report on some of the work on tower silos being carried out at the National Institute for Research in Dairying and on the National Grassland Demonstration at Kenilworth
from the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers
(to 13.50)


Presenter: David Richardson
Producer: John Kenyon

: New Clothes That Count: 7: Dress and Jacket

Ten programmes for home dressmakers

Fashion comments, David Bond
Demonstration, Ann Ladbury
Fitting, Beryl Rouse

(First shown on BBC-2)


Fashion Commentator: David Bond
Dressmaker: Ann Ladbury
Fitter: Beryl Rouse
Programme Arranged By: Iris Furlong
Director: Jeremy Johnston

: News Headlines

: Master Class

Daniel Barenboim works with young professional pianists on six Beethoven piano sonatas
"...the most fluent teacher imaginable... acute perception..." (The Guardian)
Today: Op. 13, in C minor Pathetique
with Dennis Lee, Marlene Fleet
(First shown on BBC-2)
(Op. 31 No. 2, in D minor: June 8)


Pianist/Teacher: Daniel Barenboim
Pianist: Dennis Lee
Pianist: Marlene Fleet
Producer: Walter Todds
Director: Geoffrey Haydon

: The Rare Ones: 1: The Wild West

A second showing of a film series about animals by Eugen Schuhmacher
Commentary by Peter Scott

Eugen Schuhmacher, a German film producer, was recently engaged in making a great international documentary film about animals of the world whose survival is threatened, and about the most important National Parks of the world where rare animals are protected. This first film deals with the spectacular National Parks of the Western side of the United States of America.


Director: Eugen Schuhmacher
Narrator: Peter Scott
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Film Matinee: Road to Zanzibar

Starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour

Bob and Bing, as two gullible Americans trying to raise their fare money from Africa by performing dauntless circus acts, are soon parted from their earnings by a deceitful young lady, played of course by Dorothy Lamour.


Screenplay: Frank Butler
Screenplay: Don Hartman
Songs by: Johnny Burke
Songs by: Jimmy van Heusen
Director: Victor Schertzinger
Fearless Frazier: Bob Hope
Chuck Reardon: Bing Crosby
Donna: Dorothy Lamour
Julia Quimby: Una Merkel
Charles Kimble: Eric Blore

: Look Where You're Going

A new challenge quiz that tests your knowledge of your town... your county... Britain and the world
Resident team, John Betjeman, Caroline Brown
This week's challenger, Ben Warris assisted by Sara Payne
In the chair, Paddy Feeny


Panellist (Resident Team): John Betjeman
Panellist (Resident Team): Caroline Brown
Panellist: Ben Warris
Assisted by: Sara Payne
Chairman: Paddy Feeny
Producer: John King

: The Elusive Pimpernel: 7: What Love Can Do

based on The Elusive Pimpernel and Eldorado by The Baroness Orczy
Dramatised in ten parts by John Hawkesworth
De Batz has learned of the Pimpernel's plans to rescue the Dauphin. Heron has been informed that Armand is in the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel.


Based on The Elusive Pimpernel and Eldorado by: The Baroness Orczy
Dramatised by: John Hawkesworth
Script editor: Alistair Bell
Designer: Richard Hunt
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Gerald Blake
Sir Percy Blakeney: Anton Rodgers
Armand St. Just: Malcolm Reynolds
Concierge: Roma Woodnutt
Aunt Marie: Pauline Loring
Desiree Candeille: Norma West
Heron: John Stratton
Lord Tony Dewhurst: Richard Morant
Lord Hastings: Jonathan Newth
Sir Andrew Ffoulkes: Roy Marsden
Soldier: Frankie Dunn

: Tom and Jerry: Little School Mouse

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.

Little School Mouse ...is top of the class


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The News and The Weather Man

Jack Scott


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Reason to Believe

Does life point to the reality of God? Does Christ point to the meaning of life?
Robert Robinson introduces Marghanita Laski, Baroness Stocks, Shivaji Lai, Hugh Mellor, Lord Ritchie-Calder who are joined tonight by Fr. Sebastian Moore, O.S.B. to take part in a discussion on the experience of being human.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Panellist: Marghanita Laski
Panellist: Baroness Stocks
Panellist: Shivaji Lai
Panellist: Hugh Mellor
Panellist: Lord Ritchie-Calder
Panellist: Fr. Sebastian Moore
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Songs of Praise

from Belmont Presbyterian Church, Belfast
The Eddie Pearl Rhythm Ensemble
Conductor, Edward McCombe
Hymns introduced by Tony Fleck

O for a thousand tongues to sing (Southwark)
I joyed when to the house of God (Winchester)
Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire (St. Columba)
Jesus born in Beth'ny (trad.)
Daisies (G. McClelland)
Kumbaya (trad.)
The travelling preacher (G. McClelland)
Peter on de sea (Negro spiritual)
Running away (G. McClelland)
My spirit longs for thee (Fingal)
Holy Spirit, Truth divine (Buckland)
All hail the power of Jesus' name (Miles Lane)


Soloist: Gerry McClelland
Organist: Jim Caves
Musicians: The Eddie Pearl Rhythm Ensemble
Conductor: Edward McCombe
Presenter: Tony Fleck
Producer: Moore Wasson

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Fresh Worlds

by N. J. Crisp
Created by A. J. Cronin
starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Bill Simpson

with Tracy Reed, Anthony Valentine, John Humphry

Dr. Finlay receives an offer of an appointment at a London clinic and, as things have been a little strained at Arden House of late, Cameron considers it best for all concerned that he accept, especially as the position is of a temporary nature-a month to see if Finlay suits and vice versa.
Both Cameron and Janet doubt whether he will stay the course but they can't foresee that, at a party, he will meet an 'old friend'...


Writer: N.J. Crisp
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
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Receptionist: Rosanne Dart
Dr. Maddock: John Humphry
Mrs. Winthrop: Jean Faulds
Matron: Joan Benham
Bruce Cameron: Anthony Valentine
Barbara Pritchard: Tracy Reed
BBC man: Bruce McKenzie
BBC announcer: Ivor Philipps
Guitarist: W Croel-Torrance

: The Great Stars: Carve her Name with Pride

The Great Stars of yesterday and today in a season of their most memorable films
[Starring] Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield
with Jack Warner

This week, twenty-five years after D-Day, The Great Stars focuses on a real-life heroine, Violette Szabo, a secret service agent during the Second World War and the first woman to win the George Cross.


Screenplay: Vernon Harris
Screenplay/Director: Lewis Gilbert
Based on the book by: R.J. Minney
Producer: Daniel M. Angel
Violette Szabo: Virginia McKenna
Tony Fraser: Paul Scofield
Mr. Bushell: Jack Warner
Mrs. Bushell: Denise Grey
Etienne Szabo: Alain Saury
Jacques: Maurice Ronet
Lillian Rolfe: Anne Leon
Potter: Sydney Tafler

: The News

with Richard Baker
and The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Omnibus presenting: A Song of Summer

Written by Ken Russell and Eric Fenby from "Delius as I Knew Him" by Eric Fenby
A film by Ken Russell
The strange story of the blind composer Frederick Delius and the young organist from Scarborough Eric Fenby
...a masterpiece... (Observer)
A triumph of beauty and simplicity.. (Daily Mirror)
Sensational performances - worth gnashing your teeth about if you missed it. (Daily Mail)


Writer/Producer: Ken Russell
Writer/Author (Delius as I Knew Him): Eric Fenby
Frederick Delius: Max Adrian
Eric Fenby: Christopher Gable
Jelka Delius: Maureen Pryor
Percy Grainger: David Collings
Girl next door: Geraldine Sherman
Maid: Elizabeth Ercy
Bruder: Roger Worrod

: The Weather Man

: Reason to Believe

Shown at 6.15 p.m.

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