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: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

A magazine for viewers from Pakistan and India
This week a review of the year in the 'New Lives' of Asian viewers.
Presented and produced by Saleem Shahed
(from BBC Midlands; shown on Sunday)


Presenter/producer: Saleem Shahed
Director: Ashok Rampal

: Interval

: Bob yn Dri

Inter-town quiz about Wales
(first shown on BBC Wales)
(all transmitters except Scotland, Northern Ireland, and BBC Wales)

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Herbs


: The News



Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Interval

: Out of School

A series of special interest to teachers, parents, and older children which today previews some of the BBC's future output for Secondary Schools.

1.55 Making a Musical
A programme from the Summer Term series in which older pupils are encouraged to write and perform their own musical.
with the Malory Opera Band

2.15 Going to Work: Something to Wear
This film, from the careers series, looks at opportunities in the clothing industry.


Musicians/Presenters (Making a Musical): The Malory Opera Band
Director (Making a Musical): Brian Kenny
Director (Making a Musical): Brian Wilson
Producer (Making a Musical): John Hosier
Producer (Going to Work): John Parry

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5
(shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)

: Jackanory: The Wombles: 'The Snow Womble'

Ronald Hines tells The Wombles by Elizabeth Beresford


Author: Elizabeth Beresford
Storyteller: Ronald Hines

: Tales of Tsar Sultan: Part 1

A film from Russia

The Tsar marries the beautiful Katrina and then departs for the wars.
Story told by Duncan Carse


Narrator: Duncan Carse
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Tom Tom Special: I want to be... a film director

A film unit at work in a Suffolk village - in charge the director, Delbert Mann, an American, making a film of Dickens's David Copperfield with an 85-strong English unit and cast.
From the outside, film-making seems a tough, glamorous, and expensive business, a film director a lonely figure, out of reach. But in this programme the director, the stars, the technicians talk about what it is really like.
David Copperfield has its London premiere on Friday at the start of the Dickens' Centenary year
(from the BBC South and West)


Subject: Delbert Mann
Narrator: Roger Mills
Director: Harry Cowdy
Producer: Lawrence Wade

: National News and Weather


: London - Nationwide

The facts, the people, the background of the nation's capital
The news, features, opinions of the country at large co-ordinated by Michael Barratt from BBC studios throughout the United Kingdom


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lyn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Doctors

Written by Dick Sharples
starring John Barrie, Richard Leech, Justine Lord with Irene Hamilton

John's heart trouble has caused Liz to have second thoughts about going home to spend Hogmanay in Edinburgh.



Writer: Dick Sharples
Storyline and serial created by: Donald Bull
Script editor: Maggie Allen
Designer: Keith Harris
Producer: Colin Morris
Director: Gerald Blake
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Molly: Lynda Marchal
Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Deaf patient: Frank Sieman
John Somers: John Barrie
Andreas Joanides: Antony Stamboulieh
Betty Hamilton: Olga Lowe
Nella Somers: Alexandra Dane
Malingerer: William Fisher
Practice Nurse: Angela Galbraith
Louise Hayman: Irene Hamilton
Agnes: Jane Walker
Sir Robert McNeal: John Robinson

: Bob Hope

Bob Hope invites you to join his theatre audience for a special programme and share the fun with him and his guests Bing Crosby, George Burns and Martha Raye
Also on hand are Diana Ross and The Supremes
In the audience you will find such old friends from Laugh-In as Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Jo Anne Worley, Henry Gibson



Comedian: Bob Hope
Guest: Bing Crosby
Guest: George Burns
Guest: Martha Raye
Singers: Diana Ross and The Supremes
Comedian: Dan Rowan
Comedian: Dick Martin
Performer: Jo Anne Worley
Performer: Henry Gibson
Director: Dick McDonough
Producer: Mort Lachman

: The Rolf Harris Show

starring Rolf Harris
with The Young Generation

Heather Beckers, Bobby Bannerman, Marie Betts, Iain Burton, Ann Chapman, Chris Cooper, Catherine Collins, Roger Finch, Jackie Dalton, Richard Gough, Denise Fone, Paul Guess, Jane Herbert, Harry Higham, Lynda Herbert, Roger Howlett,
Carolyn Heywood, Nigel Lythgoe, Linda Jolliff, Colin Pilditch, Lesley Judd, Jeremy Robinson, Kay Korda, Brian Rogers, Linda Lawrence, Donald Torr, Sandy Penson,
Kenneth Warwick, Wei Wei Wong, Trevor Willis
Guest artists Dusty Springfield, Joe Benjamin


Entertainer: Rolf Harris
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Heather Beckers
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Bobby Bannerman
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Marie Betts
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Iain Burton
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Ann Chapman
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Chris Cooper
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Catherine Collins
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Roger Finch
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Jackie Dalton
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Richard Gough
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Denise Fone
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Paul Guess
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Jane Herbert
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Harry Higham
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Lynda Herbert
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Roger Howlett
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Carolyn Heywood
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Nigel Lythgoe
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Linda Jolliff
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Colin Pilditch
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Lesley Judd
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Jeremy Robinson
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Kay Korda
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Brian Rogers
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Linda Lawrence
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Donald Torr
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Sandy Penson
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Kenneth Warwick
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Wei Wei Wong
Singer/dancer (The Young Generation): Trevor Willis
Choreography: Douglas Squires
Singer: Dusty Springfield
Bassist: Joe Benjamin
Orchestra directed by: Alyn Ainsworth
Musical arrangements: Alan Roper
Script: Mike Kinsley
Script: Lawrie Kinsley
Costumes: Linda Martin
Make-up: Nathalie Calfe
Sound: Adrian Bishop-Laggett
Lighting: Dickie Higham
Design: J. Roger Lowe
Production: Stewart Morris

: The Main News

With Richard Baker and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Reluctant Debutante

starring Rex Harrison, Kay Kendall
with John Saxon, Sandra Dee, Angela Lansbury

Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall make a delightful comedy partnership in a film adapted from the long-running stage success by William Douglas Home.
As Jimmy and Sheila Broadbent part of the British 'upper crust' they get involved in a series of scatty situations through Sheila's attempts to launch Jimmy's teenage daughter into high society.
Sandra Dee is daughter Jane and Angela Lansbury makes an impact as an overpowering 'deb's mum.'



Screenplay: William Douglas Home
Producer: Pandro S. Berman
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Jimmy Broadbent: Rex Harrison
Sheila Broadbent: Kay Kendall
David Parkson: John Saxon
Jane Broadbent: Sandra Dee
Mabel Claremont: Angela Lansbury
David Fenner: Peter Myers

: Pop Go the 60s!

Some good times remembered by The Bachelors, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, The Beatles, Cilla Black, Adam Faith, The Hollies, Horst Jankowski, The Kinks, Lulu, Cliff Richard, The Rolling Stones, The Shadows, Helen Shapiro, Sandie Shaw, Dusty Springfield, The Tremeloes, The Who
Introductions by Jimmy Savile, Elfie von Kalckreuth
The Ascott Dancers
A joint production by BBCtv and ZDF (West Germany)


Band: The Bachelors
Musicians: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
Band: The Beatles
Singer: Cilla Black
Singer: Adam Faith
Band: The Hollies
Pianist: Horst Jankowski
Band: The Kinks
Singer: null Lulu
Singer: Cliff Richard
Band: The Rolling Stones
Band: The Shadows
Singer: Helen Shapiro
Singer: Sandie Shaw
Singer: Dusty Springfield
Band: The Tremeloes
Band: The Who
Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Presenter: Elfie von Kalckreuth
Dancers: The Ascott Dancers
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Harris
Musical associate: Jack Goddard
Lighting: Ritchie Richardson
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Design: C. Ian Rawnsley
Associate producer: Klaus Weising
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Turning of the Year

The Rt Rev Trevor Huddleston, Bishop of Stepney joins the Rector and Choir of St Bride's, Fleet Street, to reflect on the passing of the Old Year and the coming of the New
From the Church of St Bride


Speaker: The Rt Rev Trevor Huddleston

: Big Ben


: Ring in the New

A New Year Celebration from Scotland
starring Moira Anderson, Bill Simpson, The Corries
and featuring George Chisholm, John Grieve, Stuart Henry, Bernadette, Ted Darling, Alasdair Gillies
The Brian Seivwright Dance Group
Pipe-Major Jimmy Pryde, Royal Scots Greys
(by permission of the Commanding Officer)
BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
leader Ian Tyre
Conductor Iain Sutherland



Singer: Moira Anderson
Performer: Bill Simpson
Folk group: The Corries
Singer/trombonist: George Chisholm
Performer: John Grieve
Guest: Stuart Henry
Singer: Bernadette
Singer: Ted Darling
Singer: Alasdair Gillies
Dancers: The Brian Seivwright Dance Group
Piper: Pipe-Major Jimmy Pryde
Musicians: Royal Scots Greys
Musicians: BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Ian Tyre
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Designer: Jim Longmuir
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Ring in the New 31 December 2015

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