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: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan

A magazine for viewers from Pakistan and India which includes discussions, a review of recent news, and music
Presented and produced by Saleem Shahed
(from BBC Midlands)


Presenter/Producer: Saleem Shahed
Director: Mahendra Kaul

: Repondez S'il Vous Plait: 1: Vous allez en vacances?

An invitation to learn French with Max Bellancourt
assisted by Jacques Faber, Monique Messine, Paulette Preney and Jan Rosol

(Repeated on Saturday at 10.0 am; for details of books and records see page 64)


Presenter/Dialogues and language consultant: Max Bellancourt
Assisted by: Jacques Faber
Assisted by: Monique Messine
Assisted by: Paulette Preney
Assisted by: Jan Rosol
Teaching course: Joseph Cremona
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Sheila Innes

: Wie bitte?: Programme 1

A beginners' course in German
Introduced by Leslie Banks
with Dorothea Neukirchen, Werner Umberg
and Hilde Demlova, Karen Glaser, David Hadda, Milo Sperber

(repeated on Saturday at 10.30 am; for details of book and record see page 64)


Presenter: Leslie Banks
Language teaching adviser: Antony Peck
Drama script by: Milo Sperber
Assistant Producer: Tony Roberts
Producer: David Hargreaves
[Actress]: Dorothea Neukirchen
[Actor]: Werner Umberg
[Actress]: Hilde Demlova
[Actress]: Karen Glaser
[Actor]: David Hadda
[Actor]: Milo Sperber

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing: The Gospel Makers

Narrated by Geoffrey Lewis.
This programme sketches the distinguishing features of the four Gospel writers and of the four groups of people for whom their work was designed. Read against that background the differences between one Gospel and another are both explicable and revealing E.V. Rieu's translation read by Basil Moss (St Mark), Brian Hewitt-Jones (St Matthew), Philip Latham (St Luke), Trevor Baxter (St John)
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall


Narrator: Geoffrey Lewis
Reader: Basil Moss
Reader: Brian Hewitt-Jones
Reader: Philip Latham
Reader: Trevor Baxter
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Buying a House: 1: The Problem of Buying

A guide to house purchase in England and Wales

Why are houses so expensive these days? What sort of house is best? And how do you find the money?
Introduced by Michael Smee
With Andrew Breach, Robert Langton, Keith Williams


Presenter: Michael Smee
Speaker: Andrew Breach
Speaker: Robert Langton
Speaker: Keith Williams
Producer: Alan Hancock

: Know How: Help!

The engineering programme
Introduced by Arthur Garratt

Five cases of help for difficult problems. How industry can use the facilities available at Technical Colleges, Polytechnics and Universities of Technology.


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Producer: Peter Riding

: Representing the Union: 1: Productivity Bargaining

A trade unionist's guide to productivity bargaining and management techniques

"I want your money to go up... I don't want you to cut production back - because by cutting it back you're re-introducing restrictive practices" (shop steward to his members). Has that steward 'gone over' to management? Or is he now, having negotiated a productivity deal, a more effective union representative?
Introduced by Bob Houlton
(repeated on Wednesday at 3.45)


Presenter: Bob Houlton
Director: Ian Woolf
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Closedown

: Farming in Wales: Welsh Plant Breeding Station Golden Jubilee

Gerald Gadsden visits Aberystwyth, the home of the noted 's' strains of grasses, clover and cereals, and discusses recent work at the station with its director, Professor P. T. Thomas
and Weather for farmers


Presenter: Gerald Gadsden
Interviewee: Professor P. T. Thomas
Producer: David John

: Interval

: Ten Classic Dishes: 5: Leg of Lamb in Puff Pastry

Fanny Cradock makes them easy and provides a menu for each


Cook/Presenter: Fanny Cradock
Producer: Victor Poole

: News Headlines

: Day Time

Conversation - personalities - ideas - controversies - questions with Robin Day.


Presenter: Robin Day
Producer: Margaret Douglas

: Film Matinee: Captain Fury

Starring Brian Aherne and Victor McLaglen
A soldier of fortune, exiled from Ireland, fights a treacherous land baron in the early days of Australia's penal colony.


Screenplay: Grover Jones
Screenplay: Jack Jevne
Screenplay: William de Mille
Producer/Director: Hal Roach
Captain Fury: Brian Aherne
BIackie: Victor McLaglen
Francois Dupre: Paul Lukas
Jeanette Dupre: June Lang
Coughy: John Carradine
Arnold Trist: George Zucco
Preston: Douglas Dumbrille
Mabel: Virginia Field

: The Man Who Talks to Children

Children talking, gossiping, commenting, criticising-and delighting us all by opening up in that sparkling way that children have, to Harold Williamson.
Williamson is a reporter. He covers industry, politics, social issues, and foreign affairs, and on Saturday nights on Braden's Week it's Harold and the children. He believes he's not so much the man who talks to children as the man who's learned how to listen.
In the first of two programmes we meet again some of the children who talk to him and hear from the man himself why it is he thinks they do.


Subject: Harold Williamson
Director: Simon Wadleigh
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of antiques with Max Robertson
Customers Vanessa Forsyth and Robert Hardy
(from BBC South and West)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Michael Newman
Panellist: Vanessa Forsyth
Panellist: Robert Hardy
Director: John King

: Dombey and Son: 8: The woman from beyond seas

by Charles Dickens
Dramatised in thirteen parts by Hugh Leonard

Edith has taken care to protect Florence from the influence of Mrs Skewton. The loss of Walter Gay's ship has been confirmed


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Hugh Leonard
Script Editor: Betty Willingale
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Joan Craft
Florence Dombey: Kara Wilson
The Hon Mrs Skewton: Marian Spencer
Mr. Dombey: John Carson
Edith Dombey/Alice Marwood: Sally Home
Towlinson: Edward Topps
Harriet Carker: Diana Scougall
John Carker: David Garth
Mrs. Brown: Fay Compton
James Carker: Gary Raymond
Cousin Feenix: Geoffrey Edwards
Guest: Robert Webber
Flowers: Betty Duncan

: Europe's Richest Race Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

direct from Longchamps
This afternoon's big race in which the cream of the Continent's horse racing champions compete for Europe's richest prize, worth £75,000 to the winner.
Television presentation by the French Television Service


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Malcolm Muggeridge asks The Question Why

A topical programme which questions some of the issues behind the news and some of the assumptions on which people base their lives

(Repeated on Tuesday, 3.45)


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Producer: Peter Chafer

: Harvest Thanksgiving

A Service of Thanksgiving from St Peter's Church, Carmarthen
Conducted by The Vicar, The Rev Hywel Davies
Preacher The Rt Rev J. Richards Richards, Bishop of St David's

Today's service comes from Carmarthen. The town's origins are surrounded by legend, but certainly the most westerly of all Roman camps, Meridunum, was sited there. St Peter's Church is one of the town's historic buildings. Its tower and nave date back to the 13th century and the south aisle to the 14th.


Service conducted by: The Rev Hywel Davies
Preacher: The Rt Rev J. Richards Richards
Organist and Choirmaster: Gerwyn Thomas
Producer: Tregelles Williams

: Detective: The Tea-Leaf

Hannah Gordon as Ruth Kelstem investigates the case of "The Tea-Leaf" by Edgar Jepson and Robert Eustace
Dramatised by Noel Robinson

In the steamy heat of a fashionable Turkish baths, emotions can become heightened and lead to a fantastic and mysterious death.


Author: Edgar Jepson
Author: Robert Eustace
Dramatised by: Noel Robinson
Script Editor: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Jordan Lawrence
Director: Peter Moffatt
Hugh Willoughton: Glyn Owen
Arthur Kelstern: Grant Taylor
Rivers: Bert Brownbill
Jarvis: Hugh Walters
Mr Price-Jones: Geoffrey Denton
Ruth Kelstern: Hannah Gordon
John Mackenzie: Neil Stacy
Det-Insp Brackett: Hugh Cross
Det-Sgt Paton: Kenneth Scott
Peter Hazeldean: David Langton
Greatorex: Robert James
Judge: Keith Campbell
Clerk of the Court: Laidlaw Dalling
Usher: Frank Littlewood
Hamley: John Devaut
Foreman of the Jury: Jack Niles
Policeman: Stephen John

: British Film Night: Live Now - Pay Later

starring Ian Hendry, June Ritchie, John Gregson

A fast-moving satire on credit trading featuring Ian Hendry in his first major screen role.


Screenplay: Jack Trevor Story
Based on the novel "All On the Never-Never" by: Jack Lindsay
Director: Jay Lewis
Producer: Jack Hanbury
Albert: Ian Hendry
Treasure: June Ritchie
Callendar: John Gregson
Joyce Corby: Liz Fraser
Reggie Corby: Geoffrey Keen
Grace: Jeannette Sterke
Fred: Peter Butterworth
Solly Cowell: Harold Berens
Hetty: Thelma Ruby

: The News

Reader Kenneth Kendall
and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Omnibus: Beautiful, Beautiful

More than most, the photo-journalist depicts the times we live in. In tonight's film some of the world's most talented photographers confront the realities that many of us would prefer to ignore.
Don McCullin in England
Bruce Davidson in Spanish Harlem
Larry Burrows in South Vietnam
with Eugene Smith and George Rodger

(Larry Burrows: Seven years in Vietnam: page 10)


Photographer: Don McCullin
Photographer: Bruce Davidson
Photographer: Larry Burrows
Photographer: Eugene Smith
Photographer: George Rodger
Narrator: William Hardcastle
Writer/Director: John Irvin

: Monty Python's Flying Circus: Whither Canada

Conceived, written and performed by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

(Will Mr Monty Python collect £200: page 6)


Conceived, written and performed by: Graham Chapman
Conceived, written and performed by: John Cleese
Conceived, written and performed by: Terry Gilliam
Conceived, written and performed by: Eric Idle
Conceived, written and performed by: Terry Jones
Conceived, written and performed by: Michael Palin
Make-up Supervisor: Joan Barrett
Costume Supervisor: Hazel Pethig
Animations: Terry Gilliam
Designer: Roger Liminton
Producer: John Howard Davies
Producer: Ian McNaughton

Blog posts that mention this programme:

From Band Waggon to Barnacle Bill - a short history of theme tunes 14 January 2020
Kippers, Rats and Benzedrine Puff Adders - the story of Fawlty Towers 19 September 2017
The Sunday Post: Spike Milligan 15 January 2017

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