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: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan

A magazine for viewers from Pakistan and India
Presented and produced by Saleem Shahed
(From BBC Midlands)


Presenter/Producer: Saleem Shahed
Director: Mahendra Kaul

: Repondez S'il Vous Plait: 5: C'est bizarre...

An invitation to learn French with Max Bellancourt
assisted by Jacques Faber, Catherine Graham, Jacqueline Holtz and Jerome Tiberghien

(repeated on Saturday at 10.0 am)


Presenter/Dialogues and language consultant: Max Bellancourt
Assisted by: Jacques Faber
Assisted by: Catherine Graham
Assisted by: Jacqueline Holtz
Assisted by: Jerome Tiberghien
Teaching course: Joseph Cremona
Producer: Sheila Innes

: Wie bitte?: Programme 5

A beginners' course in German
Introduced by Leslie Banks
With Dorothea Neukirchen, Werner Umberg, Willy Bowman, Hilde Demlova, Milo Sperber
(Repeated on Saturday at 10.30 am)


Presenter: Leslie Banks
Language teaching adviser: Antony Peck
Drama script: Milo Sperber
Producer: David Hargreaves
[Actress]: Dorothea Neukirchen
[Actor]: Werner Umberg
[Actor]: Willy Bowman
[Actress]: Hilde Demlova
[Actor]: Milo Sperber

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing: Let us join our cheerful songs

Written by Dorothy Smith
Reflections on the hymns of Isaac Watts and Cecil Frances Alexander
Spoken by John Graham, Sheila Raynor, Reginald Jessup
Sung by The Singers' Workshop of St Mary, Woolnoth (Conductor Michael Spencer) and The Choir of Roehampton Church School (Conductor Louise Voysey)
From The Church of All Hallows, London Wall.


Writer: Dorothy Smith
Reader: John Graham
Reader: Sheila Raynor
Reader: Reginald Jessup
Singers: The Singers' Workshop of St Mary, Woolnoth
Conductor: Michael Spencer
Singers: The Choir of Roehampton Church School
Conductor: Louise Voysey
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Buying a House: 5: Bricks and Mortar

How do you insure a house? How important are surveys? And how do you protect yourself against building defects?
Introduced by Michael Smee


Presenter: Michael Smee
Director: Roger Tonge
Producer: Alan Hancock

: Know How: Ultrasonics on the Shop Floor

Introduced by Arthur Garratt

No longer just a research tool, ultrasonics is now an established technique for cleaning, welding, and non-destructive testing.


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Director: David Nelson
Producer: Peter Riding

: Representing the Union: 5: A Fair Differential

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

What causes the problem of chaotic pay differentials?
Introduced by Bob Houlton
(repeated on Wednesday, 3.45)


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

: Closedown

: Farming: Starting from Scratch

Introduced by David Richardson

Many newly trained young farmers face disappointment when trying to set up on their own.
Frank Taylor talks to two who succeeded.
(from BBC Midlands)
Weather for farmers


Presenter: David Richardson
Reporter: Frank Taylor
Producer: Philip Hicks

: Interval

: Ten Classic Dishes: 9: Hot Lobster

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: Lights Out

starring Arthur Kennedy, Peggy Dow
with Julia Adams, James Edwards

A sniper's bullet deprives a young soldier of his sight. For a time it also takes away his will to live. Though he can no longer see the world around him he begins - with the aid of his doctors and one very special girl-to see his own life more clearly.


Screenplay and produced by: Robert Buckner
From the novel by: Baynard Kendrick
Director: Mark Robson
Larry Nevins: Arthur Kennedy
Judy Greene: Peggy Dow
Chris Paterson: Julia Adams
Cpl John Flagg: John Hudson
Joe Morgan: James Edwards
Mr Nevins: Will Geer
Bill Grayson: Jim Backus
Mr Paterson: Minor Watson
Sgt John Masterson: Richard Egan

: 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 are 14-year-old Scott Williamson of Kirkintilloch, a future chef in the 'cordon bleu' tradition, and 12-year-old Diane Howse of Leafield, Oxfordshire, an expert on the history of the American Indian nations. Also a group of children from Colwyn Bay revive a whirling Celtic ritual dance.


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Guest: Scott Williamson
Guest: Diane Howse
Producer: Dewi Griffiths

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of antiques with Max Robertson
Customers Pat Coombs and Ross Taylor
(from BBC South and West)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Clive Osborne
Panellist: Pat Coombs
Panellist: Ross Taylor
Director: John King

: Dombey and Son: 12: Vengeance

by Charles Dickens
Dramatised in thirteen parts by Hugh Leonard

Mr Dombey has set off to France in pursuit of his wife and James Carker. To Florence's great joy, Walter Gay has come home.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Hugh Leonard
Script Editor: Betty Willingale
Lighting: Ken MacGregor
Sound: Trevor Webster
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Joan Craft
John Carker: David Garth
Mr Perch: John Rudling
Harriet Carker: Diana Scougall
Alice Marwood: Sally Home
Edith Dombey: Sally Home
French waiter: Juan Moreno
James Carker: Gary Raymond
Mr Dombey: John Carson
Major Bagstock: Clive Swift
French ostler: John Devaut
Coachman: Moris Farhi
Florence: Kara Wilson
Walter Gay: Derek Seaton
Captain Cuttle: William Moore
Mr Toots: Christopher Sandford
Susan Nipper: Helen Fraser
Solomon Gills: Meadows White
Landlord: Edmund Bailey
Porter John: Scott Martin
Towlinson: Edward Topps

: Ken Dodd and The Diddymen

with Sydney Arnold
(from BBC North)


Puppetry: Roger Stevenson
Script: Bob Block
Producer: Stan Parkinson
Comedian: Ken Dodd
[Actor]: Sydney Arnold

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Malcolm Muggeridge asks The Question Why

A topical programme which questions some of the issues behind the news and some assumptions on which people base their lives.
(Repeated on Tuesday, 3.45)


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Producer: Peter Chafer

: Songs of Praise

from the Albert Hall, Nottingham
The YMCA is 125 years old, and this year its World Council met in Nottingham. Tonight's programme was arranged by the local YMCA branch, and the congregation is drawn from youth organisations and schools.
Introduced by Ronald Allison
with the Long Lea Valley Band
Conductor Ray Collins
Prayer and Blessing by the Minister, The Rev. John Jackson

(from BBC Midlands)

Let the whole creation cry (St George's Windsor)
At the name of Jesus (Camberwell)
They who tread the path of labour (Hyfrydol)
Jacob's ladder (Negro spiritual)
Lord Jesus Christ (Living Lord)
Man of Galilee (Melita)
Our Father who art in Heaven (West Indian calypso)
We shall overcome (Folk song: USA)
Christ our King (Sunderland)
The coming of the Lord (John Brown)
Thine be the glory (Maccabaeus)


Presenter: Ronald Allison
Musicians: The Long Lea Valley Band
Conductor: Ray Collins
Organist: Fred Garnett
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. John Jackson
Arranged by: Philip Turner
Presented for TV by: Barrie Edgar

: Detective: The Poisoners

A crime series
This week: Edward Woodward as Francis Didelot's Commissaire Bignon investigates the case of "The Poisoners", dramatised by Derek Ingrey

Always unable to resist an appeal from a beautiful woman, Bignon becomes intrigued by the curious behaviour of a girl who first runs to him for help and then refuses to tell him anything about her troubles. Ignoring his superior officer's advice to leave the matter alone, he begins to make a few tentative enquiries and suddenly finds himself involved in a highly complex case. He discovers the secrets of the Dangeville family; their tangled emotions and the strange pattern of the life they live behind a facade of aristocratic and academic respectability.


Author: Francis Didelot
Dramatised by: Derek Ingrey
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Jordan Lawrence
Director: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson
Commissaire Bignon: Edward Woodward
Diane Dangeville: Felicity Gibson
Luniot: Peter Birrel
Stephen Huitelin: Peter Copley
Elise: Anne Kristen
Aldo de Castelluce: Edward Brayshaw
Professor Dangeville: John Stratton
Volnay: Ralph Michael
Mervans: Stephen Yardley
Dr Sables: Dennis Redwood
Severini: Peter Miles
Zamarelle: Renny Lister

: British Film Night: This Sporting Life

Tonight's film in a season of outstanding feature films of the last ten years stars
Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts with Alan Badel, William Hartnell

An ambitious Rugby League player's attempts to win the trust and affection of a conventional young widow are marred by his inability to combine tenderness with masculinity.
Writer David Storey, director Lindsay Anderson, producer Karel Reisz, and actors Rachel Roberts and Richard Harris are in perfect harmony in this brilliant tale of an impossible love affair set in a northern industrial town. This Sporting Life remains one of the best films to emerge from the British New Wave.
Screenplay by David Storey from his novel
(Richard Harris can also be seen in Line-Up tonight at 11.35 on BBC2)


Screenplay/Author of novel: David Storey
Director: Lindsay Anderson
Producer: Karel Reisz
Frank Machin: Richard Harris
Mrs Hammond: Rachel Roberts
Weaver: Alan Badel
Johnson: William Hartnell
Maurice Braithwaite: Colin Blakely
Mrs Weaver: Vanda Godsell
Judith: Anne Cunningham

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: The News

Reader Robert Dougall
and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Omnibus: Christopher Isherwood: A Born Foreigner

with Derek Hart
Born near Manchester, Christopher Isherwood has mostly lived abroad. In the early 1930s he went to Berlin as an English teacher, like 'a camera with its shutter open.' His view of the rise of the Nazis resulted in two books-Mr Norris Changes Trains and Goodbye to Berlin, which were later adapted for the theatre as I am a Camera and Cabaret. Isherwood now lives in California as an American citizen. He writes novels, including A Single Man and A Meeting by the River, film scripts like Sailor from Gibraltar, teaches at the University, is a devotee of Hinduism and a pacifist. Yet of his own choice, he remains an outsider - a foreigner.
'My life is not consciously intentional. It was decided for me by circumstances.'
'There's always a tremendous sense that my life is a masquerade.'


Subject: Christopher Isherwood
Interviewer: Derek Hart
Producer: Fred Burnley

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