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: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

A magazine for viewers from Pakistan and India which includes discussions, a review of recent news, music, and stories from the communities.
Presented and produced by Mahendra Kaul
(from BBC Midlands)


Presenter/producer: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Saleem Shahed

: Repondez S'il Vous Plait: 4: C'est un miracle!

An invitation to learn French with Max Bellancourt
assisted by Jacques Cey, Jacques Faber, Jacqueline Holtz, Andre Maranne and Georges Montant

(repeated on Saturday at 10.0 am)


Presenter: Max Bellancourt
Assisted by: Jacques Cey
Assisted by: Jacques Faber
Assisted by: Jacqueline Holtz
Assisted by: Andre Maranne
Assisted by: Georges Montant
Director: John Twitchin
Producer: Sheila Innes

: Wie bitte?: Programme 4

A beginners' course in German
Introduced by Leslie Banks
with Dorothea Neukirchen, Werner Umberg, Wolf Frees, Michael Mellinger, Hannah Norbert, Michael Wolf

(repeated on Saturday at 10.30 am)


Presenter: Leslie Banks
Director: Tony Roberts
Producer: David Hargreaves
[Actress]: Dorothea Neukirchen
[Actor]: Werner Umberg
[Actor]: Wolf Frees
[Actor]: Michael Mellinger
[Actress]: Hannah Norbert
[Actor]: Michael Wolf

: Sung Eucharist

from Chichester Cathedral
Service sung to Howells' setting
Hymns: English Hymnal Nos 395, 479. 446 and 535
(from BBC South and West)


Celebrant: The Dean, The Very Walter Hussey
Preacher: The Rev Canon D. R. Hutchinson
Organist and Master of the Choristers: John Birch
Television presentation: John Dobson

: Buying a House: 4: The Legal Side

A guide to house purchase in England and Wales

What does a solicitor do for the house buyer? And how much does conveyancing cost?
Introduced by Michael Smee
with Susan Marsden-Smedley, John Palmer and Terence Shaw


Presenter: Michael Smee
Speaker: Susan Marsden-Smedley
Speaker: John Palmer
Speaker: Terence Shaw
Director: Roger Tonge
Producer: Alan Hancock

: Know How: No Half Measures

The engineering programme

'A new technology affecting the whole company, from product design right through to marketing' - Sven-Erik Andersson, Numerical Control chief, ASEA, Sweden.


Producer: David Cordingley

: Representing the Union: 4: Costs and the Paypacket

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

What does the union negotiator need to know about a firm's costs?
Introduced by Bob Houlton
(repeated on Wednesday at 3.45)


Presenter: Bob Houlton
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Closedown

: Farming: Which support system for cereals?

Introduced by Henry Fell

Clifford Selly examines the pros and cons of deficiency payments or a system based on levies.
(from BBC Midlands)
followed by the Weather for farmers and growers


Presenter: Henry Fell
Reporter: Clifford Selly
Producer: Michael Marshall

: Interval

: Ten Classic Dishes: 8: Duckling with orange sauce

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: Boots Malone

starring William Holden, Johnny Stewart

Boots Malone, a jockey's agent down on his luck, doesn't see the potential in the horse-mad youngster who arrives at the track one day - but The Kid eventually wins his spurs.
The American race track provides some puzzling contrasts with our own, but the story and characterisation are full of interest, particularly the development of the relationship between Boots and The Kid. The film is also unusual in completely avoiding any 'love interest.'
Written and produced by Milton Holmes


Writer/producer: Milton Holmes
Director: William Dieterle
Boots Malone: William Holden
The Kid: Johnny Stewart
Stash Clements: Stanley Clements
Preacher Cole: Basil Ruysdael
John Williams: Carl Benton Reid
Beckett: Ralph Dumke

: Hobbyhorse

A programme in which Cliff Morgan meets young people from all over Great Britain who have unusual and exciting ways of spending their leisure time.
Among today's guests is Shashi Chopra, a young Pakistani boy living in Caernarvonshire, who recently went to East Africa after winning the first prize in a national art competition. Also a group of young boys from Edinburgh demonstrate their indoor race track.


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Guest: Shashi Chopra
Producer: Dewi Griffiths

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of antiques with Max Robertson
Guest connoisseur Hermione Waterfield, an expert in objets de vertu
Customers Laney Holloway, wife of actor Stanley Holloway and Ross Taylor, writer of musical comedies, making his second appearance
(From BBC South and West)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Hermione Waterfield
Panellist: Laney Holloway
Panellist: Ross Taylor
Director: John King

: Dombey and Son: 11: The Survivor

by Charles Dickens
dramatised in thirteen parts by Hugh Leonard
Edith has run away with James Carker. Mr Dombey has treated Florence brutally. In great distress, she has left home.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Hugh Leonard
Script editor: Betty Willingale
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Joan Craft
Captain Cuttle: William Moore
Florence Dombey: Kara Wilson
Towlinson: Edward Topps
Major Bagstock: Clive Swift
Cousin Feenix: Geoffrey Edwards
Mr Dombey: John Carson
John Carker: David Garth
Mrs Brown: Fay Compton
Alice Marwood: Sally Home
Rob Toodle: Douglas Mann
Walter Gay: Derek Seaton
Miss Tox: Pat Coombs
Mrs Pipchin: Joan Haythorne
Mr Toots: Christopher Sandford
Diogenes: Twiggy

: Ken Dodd and The Diddymen

(from BBC North)


Comedian: Ken Dodd
Puppetry: Roger Stevenson
Script: Bob Block
Producer: Stan Parkinson

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: 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.


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Producer: Peter Chafer

: Songs of Praise

from Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire
This magnificent church was erected by Benedictine monks nearly nine centuries ago. With its massive nave columns, its size and fine proportions, it is one of the most noble Norman buildings in England.
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler
(from BBC Midlands)

All people that on earth do dwell (Old 100th)
Blessed city, heavenly Salem (Westminster Abbey)
We wait for thy loving kindness, O Lord (William McKie)
Of the Father's love begotten (Divinum mysterium)
We sing the praise of him who died (Bow Brickhill)
Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim (Paderborn)
O King enthroned on high (Temple)
Bread of heaven, on thee we feed (Nicht so traurig)
Let all the world in every corner sing (Luckington)
O praise ye the Lord! (Laudate Dominum)


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Conductor: Michael Peterson
Organist: Cecil Adams
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev C. G. R. Pouncey
Arranged by: Philip Turner
Presented for television by: John McGonagle

: Detective: And so to Murder

A crime series
Martin Wyldeck as Carter Dickson's Sir Henry Merrivale investigates the case of And so to Murder dramatised by Paul Wheeler

In the summer of 1939 a film company is engaged in making a film about 'Spies at Sea.' But their efforts are bedevilled by a mysterious chain of 'accidents' which threaten to disrupt the whole project. Is this sabotage? The whole company becomes nervous and on edge. Into this tense atmosphere comes Monica Stanton, a young novelist engaged to work on another film scenario. Suddenly the 'accidents' take on a new and more personal character and lives are endangered. The great Sir Henry Merrivale, Head of Security Service, who is investigating the sabotage attempts, turns his attention to the new menace.


Author: Carter Dickson
Dramatised by: Paul Wheeler
Script editor: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson
Designer: Austin Ruddy
Producer: Jordan Lawrence
Director: Douglas Camfield
Frances Fleur: Jean Harvey
Maid: Sheila Dunn
Howard Fisk: John Bailey
Kurt von Gagern: George Mikell
Sir Henry Merrivale: Martin Wyldeck
Tom Hackett: Bernard Spear
Monica Stanton: Suzanne Neve
Bill Cartwright: William Russell
Aaronson: Max Bacon
Smith: Roger Brierley
Messenger boy: Roger Tonge
Tilly Parsons: Stephanie Bidmead

: British Film Night: A French Mistress

Tonight's film in a season of outstanding feature films of the last ten years stars Cecil Parker, James Robertson Justice, Ian Bannen, Agnes Laurent

A typical Boulting Brothers comedy about the furore created at a boys' public school by the arrival of an attractive young French mistress.


Screenplay/director: Roy Boulting
Screenplay: Jeffrey Dell
Based on a play by: Robert Monro
Producer: John Boulting
Headmaster: Cecil Parker
Robert Martin: James Robertson Justice
Colin Crane: Ian Bannen
Madeleine Lafarge: Agnes Laurent
Rev Edwin Peake: Raymond Huntley
Staff Sgt Hodges: Irene Handl
Col Edmonds: Thorley Walters
Mr Meade: Kenneth Griffith

: The News

Reader Richard Baker
and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Omnibus: F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Dream Divided

by Fred Burnley and Barbara Barkham
starring Edward Woodward, Lelia Goldoni

Scott Fitzgerald was the darling and the genius of the Jazz Age - and died at 44 in obscure poverty in Hollywood in 1940. Author of The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night, his literary success began at the top and plummeted downwards through his tormented lifetime.
This dramatised film authentically re-creates his moving and tragic marriage to Zelda, her lapse into madness, and his 'crack-up' - the last unhappy years of alcoholism. Always curiously prophetic about his own fate, Fitzgerald examines his life entirely in his own words, adapted from his fiction and private letters.
(Jazz age darlings: page 10)


Writer/director: Fred Burnley
Writer: Barbara Barkham
Designer: Tony Cornell
Photography: Brian Tufano
Scott Fitzgerald: Edward Woodward
Zelda Fitzgerald: Lelia Goldoni
Reporter: Glyn Worsnip
Kathleen: Suzan Farmer
Ginevra: Felicity Gibson
Nurse: Irena Mayeska
Ballet teacher: Iza Teller
Noel: Zienia Merton

: Monty Python's Flying Circus: Owl Stretching Time

Conceived, written and performed by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Also appearing: Dick Vosburgh, Carol Cleveland, Katya Wyeth


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
Animations: Terry Gilliam
Design: Roger Liminton
Producer: John Howard Davies
Producer: Ian McNaughton
[Actor]: Dick Vosburgh
[Actress]: Carol Cleveland
[Actress]: Katya Wyeth

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