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: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan: Mushaira

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)


Presenter/producer: Mahendra Kaul
Director: 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.


Presenter: Judith Chalmers
Interviewee: The Rev William Kyle
Interviewee: The Rev Alan Bradbury
Interviewee: The Rev Colin Hodgetts
Folk group: The Common Round
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.
(from BBC Midlands)

Weather for farmers

1.50 Interval


Presenter: David Richardson
Producer: Philip Hicks

: The Education Programme

The Minister of Education, The Rt Hon Edward Short, MP answers parents' questions


Panellist: The Rt Hon 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: Sid Fleischman
Based on the novel by: James Street
Director: 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
The Young Adriano

Teeth-to-Teeth Double
Spin Aerial strength and daring
The Paulos

Clowning Around with his 'boozaphone'
Spider Austin

Shetland Pony Quartet presented by a great-grandson of the late Billy Smart, Jean-Pierre Poissonnet

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
Jerry, Jimmy, and Johnny

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

(Billy Smart's animals are at Safari Park, Windsor)


Presenter: Gary Smart
Poodle act presented by: Phyllis Allan
Balancers: The Young Adriano
Aerial spinners: The Paulos
Clown: Spider Austin
Shetland Pony Quartet presented by: Jean-Pierre Poissonnet
Rope-Spinner: Ewen Bruce
Elephant act led by: Gabriella Smart
Performers: Os Cariocas
Clowns: The Paolos Juniors
Performers: Jerry, Jimmy, and Johnny
Performer: Davida Smart
Dancers: Child Dancers from the Peggy O'Farrell School
Circus direction: The Smart Brothers
Musical director: Ken Griffin
Producer: Mary David

: Holiday 70: Programme One

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?


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: 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

by Oliver Postgate
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

: Religion in the Sixties: 1: The Personal Dilemma

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.

Marianne Faithfull, Dr Billy Graham, Caroline Coon, Lord Soper, Kenneth Barnes,
David Edwards, Malcolm Muggeridge, Martin Esslin, Bishop John Robinson, Harry Williams, Dr Paul Tillich, Martin Luther King'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.'


Presenter: Robert Kee
Producer: Shirley du Boulay
Producer: 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
Introduced by Murdoch McPherson
(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, O 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)


Singers: The Clydebank Lyric Choir
Singers: The Clydebank Male Voice Choir
Presenter: Murdoch McPherson
Conductor: Alexander Graham
Organist: Walter Blair
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev S.P.W. Borthwick
Director: Ralph Smith
Producer: Ronald Falconer

: Paul Temple: Inside Information

by David Ellis
Created by Francis Durbridge
[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

: The Sunday Musical: With a Song in My Heart

starring Susan Hayward as Jane Froman
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


Writer/producer: Lamar Trotti
Director: Walter Lang
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


Newsreader: 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, Noel 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".
Quotations from Fleming's books read by Sandy Gall


Interviewee: Kingsley Amis
Interviewee: Henry Brandon
Interviewee: Cyril Connolly
Interviewee: Noel 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


Conceived, written, and performed by: Graham Chapman
Conceived, written, and performed by: John Cleese
Conceived, written, and performed by: Eric Idle
Conceived, written, and performed by: Terry Jones
Conceived, written, and performed by: Michael Palin
Conceived, written, and performed by/Animations: Terry Gilliam
Design: Geoffrey Patterson
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

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