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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
(to 9.30)


Presenter/Producer: Saleem Shahed
Director: Mahendra Kaul

: Si Dice Cosi: 25: Una tenda sotto gli alberi!

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: John Newton

The story of an ancient mariner by F.C. Gill.
With John Graham, Richard Leech and Singers' Workshop of St. Mary Woolnoth
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall

John Newton died in 1807, the year that Parliament abolished a trade in which he had once been employed - that of slavery. The story of his transition from slaver to abolitionist, from libertine to preacher, is told in this programme - much of it in his own words and some of it reflected in his hymns. These are sung by a choir from the church of which he was rector at the time of his death.

(to 11.30)


Writer: F.C. Gill
Producer: R.T. Brooks
Reader: John Graham
Reader: Richard Leech
Singers: Singers' Workshop of St. Mary Woolnoth
Conductor: Michael Spencer
Organist: John Jones

: Farming: Exports

Introduced by David Richardson

British farm machinery makes a big contribution to the balance of payments.
Frank Taylor looks at a small firm that sells over 70 per cent of its production abroad.
from the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers
(to 13.50)


Presenter: David Richardson
Reporter: Frank Taylor
Director: Philip Hicks
Producer: John Kenyon

: Good Sailing: 1: Sails

Ten programmes in which some of Britain's finest helmsmen show how dinghy sailors and yachtsmen can get more pleasure from their sport.

It is possible to sail a boat for years with only a sketchy idea of the forces involved in driving it through the water. But you need a clear understanding of what is going on to improve your sailing technique or achieve competitive success. It is essential that you know how sails work before you can get the best out of your boat, or out of modern sail design.
Introduced by Jack Knights
(First shown on BBC-2)


Presenter: Jack Knights
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: News Headlines

: Master Class

Daniel Barenboim works with young professional pianists on six Beethoven piano sonatas.
Today: Op. 81a, in E flat 'Les Adieux'
with Stephen Savage, Rachel Gutsell
(First shown on BBC-2)
(July 20: Op. III in C minor)


Pianist/Teacher: Daniel Barenboim
Pianist: Stephen Savage
Pianist: Rachel Gutsell
Producer: Walter Todds
Director: Geoffrey Haydon

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

Peter West looks back over the first week of the tournament and provides you with another opportunity of seeing the outstanding matches of the early rounds.


Presenter/Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer
Commentator: Bill Knight
Production: A.P. Wilkinson
Production: Fred Viner
Production: Jeff Goddard
Production: Noel Smyth

: Film Matinee: And the Angels Sing

starring Dorothy Lamour, Fred MacMurray, Betty Hutton

There are romantic and comic complications for a family of four singing sisters when two of them fall for the same bandleader.
At the time this film was made Dorothy Lamour, the 'sarong girl,' was one of Paramount's biggest box office draws. However, in And the Angels Sing she quits the South Seas and is cast as an American night-club singer.


Screenplay: Melvin Frank
Screenplay: Norman Panama
Director: George Marshall
Nancy: Dorothy Lamour
Bobby Angel: Betty Hutton
Josie Angel: Diana Lynn
Patti Angel: Mimi Chandler
Happy Marshall: Fred MacMurray
Pop Angel: Raymond Walburn
Fuzzy: Eddie Foy Jr.

: Look Where You're Going

A 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: John Cleese assisted by Rachel Billington
In the chair, Paddy Feeny
from the South and West


Panellist (Resident team): John Betjeman
Panellist (Resident team): Caroline Brown
Panellist: John Cleese
Assisted by: Rachel Billington
Chairman: Paddy Feeny
Producer: John King

: Tom and Jerry: Two Mousketeers

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

Two Mousketeers ...touche pussy cat!


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: Reason to Believe

Does life point to the reality of God? Does Christ point to the meaning of life?
Robert Robinson introduces Rosemary Haughton, Marghanita Laski, Baroness Stocks, Shivaji Lai, Lord Ritchie-Calder who are joined tonight by Professor Geoffrey Lampe to take part in a discussion on the claims made for Christ
Repeated tonight at 11.2


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Panellist: Rosemary Haughton
Panellist: Marghanita Laski
Panellist: Baroness Stocks
Panellist: Shivaji Lai
Panellist: Lord Ritchie-Calder
Panellist: Professor Geoffrey Lampe
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Songs of Praise

to mark the 1969 Methodist Conference from The Central Hall, Coventry
Introduced by Eric Blennerhassett
with combined Methodist and Anglican Choirs
Conducted by Kittie Eames
Prayer and Blessing by The Rev. Brian S. O'Gorman President-designate of the Methodist Conference

(from the Midlands)

What shall I do my God to love (Jerusalem)
Let all the world in every corner sing (Luckington)
Out of the depths I cry to thee (St. Martin)
My Saviour! how shall I proclaim (Angel's Song)
Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes (Bristol)
Jesu, thou joy of loving hearts (Wareham)
O thou who earnest from above (Wilton)
See how great a flame aspires (St. George's)
Thou God of truth and love (St. Godric)
Christ, from whom all blessings flow (Vienna)
Ye servants of God (Laudate Dominum)

The Church of England and the Methodist Church have been divided for over two hundred years. In ten days' time the Methodist Conference meeting in Birmingham and the Convocations of the Church of England will vote on the future relations of the two Churches. Tonight in the Methodist Central Hall, Coventry, both denominations, together with members of the Congregational Church and Salvation Army, unite in Songs of Praise.


Presenter: Eric Blennerhassett
Conductor: Kittie Eames
Organist: Margaret Howells
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. Brian S. O'Gorman
Arranged by: Philip Turner
Presented for Television By: Barrie Edgar

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Oak, Mahogany or Walnut

by Pat Dunlop
Created by A. J. Cronin
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Bill Simpson
with Robert James

Tannochbrae's undertaker, James Gibson, has always been level-headed, objective, and even philosophical on the subject of death - after all it is the one state common to all his clients. The day comes, however, when he finds convincing evidence to the effect that he himself is shortly to join the clients that have gone before and needless to say his attitude changes quite radically


Writer: Pat Dunlop
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
Gibson: Robert James
Nurse Lang: Joanna Cooper
Farmer: Edmund Sulley
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
McCrindle: J.G. Devlin
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Logie: John Garrie
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Mistress Niven: Effie Morrison
Dr. Snoddie: Eric Woodburn
Proctor: Douglas Murchie
Nurse McKenzie: Sue Burnett

: The Great Stars: The Last Sunset

The Great Stars of yesterday and today in a season of their most memorable films
[Starring] Kirk Douglas, Rock Hudson
with Dorothy Malone, Carol Lynley, Joseph Cotten

Three men bid for a woman's love on a difficult journey from Mexico to Texas - her drunken husband, a murderer and former sweetheart, and the man who is determined to track him down.
Kirk Douglas gives a fine performance in this Western which was scripted by Dalton Trumbo, the writer who, along with nine others, was blacklisted by Senator McCarthy for alleged Communist sympathies.


Screenplay: Dalton Trumbo
Based on the novel "Sundown at Crazy Horse" by: Howard Rigsby
Director: Robert Aldrich
Producer: Eugene Frenke
Producer: Edward Lewis
Brendan O'Malley: Kirk Douglas
Dana Stribling: Rock Hudson
Belle: Dorothy Malone
Missy: Carol Lynley
John Breckenridge: Joseph Cotten
Milton Wing: Regis Toomey
Frank Hobbs: Neville Brand
Ed Hobbs: Jack Elam

: The News

with John Edmunds
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: The Princes of Wales

Written by David Lytton
A story spanning a thousand years of Welsh and English history
with Schoolchildren of Caernarvon and Windsor

There have been more than twenty Princes of Wales before the one who is to be invested next Tuesday at Caernarvon Castle. Centuries ago the title was invented by the Welsh. Since Edward I conquered Wales and filled the land with his formidable castles, it has been the prerogative of the monarchs of England to bestow the title on their eldest sons.
This programme tells the story of this famous office and looks at some of the fascinating men, both Welsh and English, who have held or claimed it.
(Repeated on Tuesday at 11.45 a.m.)


Writer: David Lytton
Narrator: William Squire
Producer: Malcolm Brown

: The Weather Man

: Reason to Believe

Robert Robinson introduces a discussion on the claims made for Christ
(Shown at 6.15 p.m.)

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Presenter: Robert Robinson

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