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: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

A repeat of the Poetry Symposium recorded during the Centenary year of the famous Indian poet, Ghalib, before a specially invited audience.
Presented and produced by MAHENDRA KAUL
(from BBC Midlands; repeated on Wednesday at 12.25)


Produced By: Mahendra Kaul
Directed By: Saleem Shahed

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing

The Church in the Seventies
JUDITH CHALMERS talks to three men already at work in ways which may foreshadow the shape of work and worship in the Churches of this decade: THE REV WILLIAM KYLE THE REV ALAN BRADBURY THE REV COLIN HODGETTS With THE COMMON ROUND
From the Church of All Hallows,
London Wall. Producer R. T. BROOKS


Talks: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: William Kyle
Unknown: Alan Bradbury
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Closedown

: Farming

In the past few years the potato has been suddenly elevated to a new, glamorous, level.
DAVID RICHARDSON takes a look at the rapidly expanding market of convenience foods and their implications for the farmer.
Produced by PHILIP HICKS (from BBC Midlands)
Weather for farmers (Colour)
1.50 Interval


Unknown: David Richardson
Produced By: Philip Hicks

: The Education Programme

The Minister of Education,
The Rt Hon Edward Short , mp answers parents' questions
Director TONY CASH


Unknown: Edward Short
Director: Tony Cash
Producer: Roger Owen

: News Headlines

: A Film for the Family Goodbye My Lady

Feature films selected for the occasion - at home with the family - this week starring
Walter Brennan , Brandon de Wilde with Phil Harris , Sidney Poitier
A young orphan, living with his uncle in the Mississippi swamp-land, trains a dog he finds running wild .and discovers that it is a rare African hunting dog called a Basenji.
Screenplay by SID FLEISCHMAN
Based on the novel by JAMES STREET Directed by WILLIAM A. WELLMAN


Unknown: Walter Brennan
Unknown: Brandon de Wilde
Unknown: Phil Harris
Unknown: Sidney Poitier
Play By: Sid Fleischman
Novel By: James Street
Directed By: William A. Wellman
Uncle Jesse: Walter Brennan
Skeeter: Brandon de Wilde
Cash Evans: Phil Harris
Gates: Sidney Poitier
Grover: William Hopper
Bonnie Dew: Louise Beavers

: Billy Smart's Circus for Children

A special performance from the ring of this great tenting circus. Introduced by Gary Smart Junior Ringmaster
A Procession of Poodle Pranks presented by PHYLLIS ALLAN
Bouncing and Balancing on bars held two-men high
Teeth-to-Teeth Double Spin Aerial strength and daring
Clowning Around with his ' boozaphone ' SPIDER AUSTIN
Shetland Pony Quartet presented by a great-grandson of the late Billy Smart ,
Rope-Spinning Made Child's Play In his circus debut: EWEN BRUCE
Gentle Jungle Giant in Death Walk stepping over five tiny circus children, BIRMA, the famous elephant, is led by GABRIELLA SMART
Laughter and Skill on the Parallel Bars from Mexico: OS CARIOCAS
Following in Father's Footsteps the children of the famous Italian Clowns : THE PAOLOS JUNIORS
Cossacks from Sweden with their Norwegian fjord pony Teenage Trio
A Tiny Star Rockets to the Moon with grace and charm beyond her years and also great skill and courage working 20 feet up with no safety net: DAVIDA SMART
Child Dancers from the PEGGY O'FARRELL SCHOOL
Circus direction THE SMART BROTHERS Musical director KEN GRIFFIN Produced by MARY DAVID
(Billy Smart 's animals are at Safari Park. Windsor)


Introduced By: Gary Smart
Introduced By: Junior Ringmaster
Presented By: Phyllis Allan
Unknown: Billy Smart
Unknown: Jean-Pierre Poissonnet
Director: Ken Griffin
Produced By: Mary David
Produced By: Billy Smart

: Holiday 70

with Cliff Michelmore
The first of a new series of 14 programmes designed to help you choose your next holiday.
Each week Holiday 70 will present ideas and reports on a variety of holidays, ranging from a fortnight on a narrow boat being towed along the Llangollen canal by a horse to an all-inclusive package deal to watch a football match in Mexico City.
Programme One goes to the Greek island of Corfu and, in particular, to the Club Mediterranee, a very special kind of holiday camp. But what is it that makes a holiday at one of these villages so popular? The programme also visits Jersey, one of the Channel Islands, and the southernmost part of Britain. Being the only piece of Commonwealth soil to be occupied by the Germans during the last war does make the islands sound unique. Our report examines the general amenities of Jersey, and asks is it really Britain's South Sea Island?
Produced by TOM SAVAGE


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Produced By: Tom Savage

: Ivanhoe: 1 : Clash of Arms

by Sir Walter Scott dramatised in ten parts by Alexander Baron.
The first episode of a new colour serial for BBC1 television.


Author: Sir Walter Scott
Dramatised by: Alexander Baron
Script Editor: Alistair Bell
Make-up: Sandra Hurll
Costumes: Verena Coleman
Designer: David Spode
Producer: Campbell Logan
Producer: John McRae
Director: David Maloney
Sir Brian de Bois Guilbert: Anthony Bate
Prior Aymer: Kevin Brennan
Gurth: Graham Weston
Wamba: Hugh Walters
Pilgrim: Eric Flynn
Cedric: Peter Dyneley
Athelstane: Inigo Jackson
Oswald: Esmond Webb
Elgitha: Sylvia Burrows
Prince John: Tim Preece
Fitzurse: Noel Coleman
Rowena: Clare Jenkins
Isaac: John Franklyn Robbins

: Clangers: 6: Visiting Friends

Tiny Clanger finds a novel and melodious way to visit her friend.


Writer/narrator: Oliver Postgate
Puppets and settings: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott

: The News

Weatherman BERT FOORD


Unknown: Bert Foord

: Religion in the Sixties

The first of two programmes in which Robert Kee looks back at some of the programmes which reflected the religious turmoil of the past decade.
1: The Personal Dilemma
'The Catechism really put me off, it's a terrible scene actually.'
'Adultery would never come into my terms of reference, because I do not believe in marriage.'
'I do not think that believing in the empty tomb is necessary to believing in the resurrection of Christ.'
'Although an agnostic, I'm very deeply convinced of man's need for a religious position.'
'I will go on with the faith that unmerited suffering is redemptive.'


Unknown: Robert Kee
Unknown: Marianne Faithfull
Unknown: Dr Billy Graham
Unknown: Caroline Coon
Unknown: Lord Soper
Unknown: Kenneth Barnes
Unknown: David Edwards
Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Unknown: Martin Esslin
Unknown: Bishop John Robinson
Unknown: Harry Williams
Unknown: Dr Paul Tillich
Unknown: Martin Luther King
Produced By: Shirley du Boulay
Unknown: Oliver Hunkin

: Songs of Praise

from Singer Hall, Clydebank, with THE CLYDEBANK LYRIC CHOIR
THE CLYDEBANK MALE VOICE CHOIR and choirs from local schools and churches
Prayer and Blessing by THE REV S. P. W. BORTHWICK Directed by RALPH SMITH
Producer, RONALD FALCONER (from BBC Scotland)
All people that on earth do dwell (Old 100th)
Thou hidden love of God, whose height (St Petersburg)
We have heard a joyful sound (Limps-field)
Jesus. lover of my soul (Aberystwyth) Courage, brother! do not stumble (Courage, Brother)
Sleep, my Saviour, sleep (Walter S. Hedgcock)
Come down, 0 love divine (Down Ampney)
A safe stronghold our God is still (Ein' Feste Burg)
I need thee every hour (I Need Thee) March on, my soul, with strength (Christchurch)
Nor death nor life (St Andrew)


Conductor: Murdoch McPherson
Conductor: Alexander Graham
Organist: Walter Blair
Directed By: Ralph Smith
Producer: Ronald Falconer

: Paul Temple: Inside Information

by David Ellis
[Starring] Francis Matthews as Paul, Ros Drinkwater as Steve, June Ellis as Kate, Blake Butler as Eric
A private enquiry agent calls to see Steve, who tells him she wants him to watch Paul. When the agent asks why, Steve says she suspects Paul of being unfaithful, and requires evidence for a divorce.


Writer: David Ellis
Created by: Francis Durbridge
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Martin Johnson
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Tina Wakerell
Paul Temple: Francis Matthews
Steve Temple: Ros Drinkwater
Kate: June Ellis
Eric: Blake Butler
Diana Greenway: Tracy Reed
Bernard Greenway: Leonard Maguire
George Russell: Edward Evans
Victor Allan: Kevin Lindsay
Anne Maxwell: Patricia Maynard
Ripley: Michael Gwynn

: With a Song in My Heart

The Sunday Musical starring with Rory Calhoun
David Wayne , Thelma Ritter
The drama, romance and heroism in the life of singing star Jane Froman. Susan Hayward gives a fine performance as the famous singer whose own voice provides the soundtrack.
Written and produced by LAMAR TROTTI Directed by WALTER LANG


Unknown: Rory Calhoun
Unknown: David Wayne
Unknown: Thelma Ritter
Unknown: Jane Froman.
Unknown: Susan Hayward
Produced By: Lamar Trotti
Directed By: Walter Lang
Jane Froman: Susan Hayward
Jane Froman: Susan Hayward
John Burn: Rory Calhoun
Don ROSS: David Wayne
Clancy: Thelma Ritter
GI paratrooper: Robert Wagner
Jennifer March: Helen Westcott
Sister Marie: Una Merkel

: The News

with RICHARD BAKER and Weather


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Omnibus: Ian Fleming: Creator of the James Bond Myth

"In this age of higher education, writers seem to be ashamed of inventing heroes who are white, villains who are black and heroines who are a delicate shade of pink."
"What are the ingredients of a thriller? Briefly, the ingredients are anything that will thrill any of the human senses - absolutely anything."
"I am not an angry young or even middle-aged man. I am not 'involved.' My books are not 'engaged.' They are written for warm-blooded heterosexuals in railway trains, aeroplanes or beds." (Ian Fleming)
A documentary film of the life of the man who created a monster myth as told by his friends, colleagues and critics. With the help of Kingsley Amis, Henry Brandon, Cyril Connolly, Noël Coward, Col Peter Fleming, Paul Johnson, Lois Maxwell, William Plomer, Diana Rigg and many others, with Sean Connery and George Lazenby as James Bond and including sequences from the latest Bond film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service".
Narrator Corbet Woodall
Quotations from Fleming's books read by Sandy Gall


Interviewee: Kingsley Amis
Interviewee: Henry Brandon
Interviewee: Cyril Connolly
Interviewee: Noël Coward
Interviewee: Col Peter Fleming
Interviewee: Paul Johnson
Interviewee: Lois Maxwell
Interviewee: William Plomer
Interviewee: Diana Rigg
Narrator: Corbet Woodall
Reader: Sandy Gall
Research Adviser: John Pearson
Film Editor: Tony Woollard
Producer: Kenneth Corden

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

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


Unknown: Graham Chapman
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Eric Idle
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Design: Geoffrey Patterson
Produced By: Ian MacNaughton

: Weatherman


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