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: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

A magazine for viewers from India and Pakistan, including discussions, review of recent news, music and stories from the communities.
Presented and produced by Mahendra Kaul
(from BBC Midlands: repeated on Wednesday at 12.25)


Presenter/producer: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Saleem Shahed

: Repondez S'il Vous Plait: 14: Une table pour deux

An invitation to speak French with Max Bellancourt

Jacques Faber, Jacqueline Holtz, Georges Lambert, Jan Rosol


Presenter/Dialogues and language consultant: Max Bellancourt
Teaching course: Joseph Cremona
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Sheila Innes
[Actor]: Jacques Faber
[Actress]: Jacqueline Holtz
[Actor]: Georges Lambert
[Actor]: Jan Rosol

: Wie bitte?: Programme 14

A beginners' course in German
Introduced by Leslie Banks
With Dorothea Neukirchen, Werner Umberg, David Hadda, Milo Sperber, Maria Warburg


Presenter: Leslie Banks
Language teaching adviser: Antony Peck
Drama script: Milo Sperber
Producer: David Hargreaves
[Actress]: Dorothea Neukirchen
[Actor]: Werner Umberg
[Actor]: David Hadda
[Actor]: Milo Sperber
[Actress]: Maria Warburg

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing: Creation now

Basil Moss introduces
Creation Jazz by Pat Rooke and Gwyn Arch
Sung by children of Children of Beechwood County Junior School

Coeli Enarrant
by Isobel Cumming
read by Gwen Watford

From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall


Presenter: Basil Moss
Composer (Creation Jazz): Pat Rooke
Composer (Creation Jazz): Gwyn Arch
Singers (Creation Jazz): Children of Beechwood County Junior School
Conductor (Creation Jazz): Eileen Day
Writer (Coeli Enarrant): Isobel Cumming
Reader (Coeli Enarrant): Gwen Watford
Bible readings: Stephen Jack
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: The Parkers at Saltram 1769-1789: 4: The Great Room

Everyday life in a Great House

When the Great Room blazed with candlelight it was the showpiece of Saltram. Designed by Robert Adam, its magnificent decorations cost £10,000 at a time when labourers often earned 1s a day.


Script: Ronald Fletcher
Direction: Ray Colley
Production: Victor Poole

: Know How: Who Needs Adaptive Control?

The engineering programme
Introduced by Arthur Garratt

Will adaptive control of machine tools be the step beyond numerical control? What benefits does it offer? Three recent developments give some of the answers.


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

: Management in the 70s: 4: Growth by Merger

In the 1970s will the trend towards larger and larger production units continue? Should mergers and takeovers be controlled more tightly?
Professor Gordon Wills talks with Les Cannon, General President of the ETU, Sir Joseph Latham, Chairman of Metal Industries Ltd and Charles Villiers, Managing Director of the IRC


Presenter: Professor Gordon Wills
Panellist: Les Cannon
Panellist: Sir Joseph Latham
Panellist: Charles Villiers
Producer: Paul Ellis

: Closedown

: Farming: National Farmers' Union AGM

Introduced by Henry Fell

A report from the Central Hall, Westminster.
(from BBC Midlands)


Presenter: Henry Fell
Producer: Michael Marshall

: The Education Programme

There are lots of ways of 'going Comprehensive.' Today's programme includes a report on a Sixth Form College.


Producer: Roger Owen

: News Headlines

: Young Scientists of the Year

Plankton -the world of the very small.
A new way to 'Dial Away' your stains.
Listening in to lightning and rocket launches.
What are tomorrow's scientists up to today?
A chance to find out as teams of schoolchildren from all over the country compete in the third of four heats for the Sunday Times 'Science Fair' trophy. The winners will represent Great Britain at an international Science Fair in Holland.
Finding out the answers, pupils from Guthlaxton Upper School, Wingston, Leicestershire; Wallasey Technical High School, Wallasey, Cheshire; Lea Mason Church of England School, Birmingham
The Judges:
Professor William Kershaw, Dr John Carthy, Professor Eric Laithwaite
Presented by Paddy Feeny


Judge: Professor William Kershaw
Judge: Dr John Carthy
Judge: Professor Eric Laithwaite
Presenter: Paddy Feeny
Director: Robin Bootle
Producer: Alan Grimley

: A Film for the Family: 100 Men and a Girl

Feature films selected for the occasion - at home with the family - this week starring Deanna Durbin with Leopold Stokowski, Adolphe Menjou

A determined young lady endeavours to obtain work for 100 unemployed symphony musicians.
Deanna Durbin stars in this tuneful film and is aided by the famous conductor Leopold Stokowski. A beautiful score includes the music of Wagner, Liszt, and Mozart. Deanna also sings 'It's raining sunbeams,' a popular tune of the period.


Producer: Joe Pasternak
Producer: Charles R. Roogers
Director: Henry Koster
Patricia Cardwell: Deanna Durbin
John Cardwell: Adolphe Menjou
Mrs Frost: Alice Brady
John Frost: Eugene Pallette
Michael: Mischa Auer
Garage owner: Billy Gilbert
Himself: Leopold Stokowski

: Explorers from 'Intrepid': The Story of Apollo 12

This programme brings, for the first time, a moment-by-moment account of the second moon landing - as it happened. Because the television camera failed on the moon we have had to wait for the processing and editing of some of the most spectacular space film and sound tracks yet to be screened.

This film records the astronauts' split-second response to those critical moments when lightning apparently struck the space craft on lift-off. It also shows them relaxing on the moon, in the nearest thing yet to a lunar laugh-in, as they sing, whistle, chat and 'send-up' themselves as well as their more sombre predecessors.


Narrator: Michael Redgrave
Presented by: Michael Barnes

: Holiday 70: South Wales and Sardinia

with Cliff Michelmore

In 1961, for reasons which had nothing to do with naval strategy, the Aga Khan spent £180 million to obtain just 90 miles of Sardinia's north-east coastline. He and his friends dreamed of transforming it into the world's most sophisticated playground - a rival to the Riviera, a counter to the Caribbean.
The Costa Smeralda has now become a holiday paradise where the rich and beautiful people go to relax.
If the thought of that money makes you nervous, you may find it easier to relax with a caravan holiday in Tenby, on the South Wales coast.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Tom Savage

: Ivanhoe: 5: The Hostage

by Sir Walter Scott
dramatised in 10 parts by Alexander Baron
Rebecca has taken the wounded Ivanhoe on a journey to York. De Bracy has become enamoured of Rowena and implemented a plan that will put her in his debt.
(Anthony Bate is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Author: Sir Walter Scott
Dramatised by: Alexander Baron
Script Editor: Alistair Bell
Designer: David Spode
Producer: John McRae
Director: David Maloney
Black Knight: Bernard Horsfall
Friar: Barry Linehan
Locksley: Clive Graham
de Boeuf: Michael Brennan
Sir Brian de Bois Guilbert: Anthony Bate
de Bracy: Roger Bizley
Athelstane: Inigo Jackson
Cedric: Peter Dyneley
Gurth: Graham Weston
Wamba: Hugh Walters
Miller: Michael Napier-Brown
Rowena: Clare Jenkins
Isaac: John Franklyn Robbins
Rebecca: Vivian Brooks
Ivanhoe: Eric Flynn
Urfried: Anne Blake
Oswald: Esmond Webb

: Clangers: 10

by Oliver Postgate
Be very careful what you plant. Some things grow very large and very loud!
Film by Smallfilms


Writer: Oliver Postgate
Puppets and Settings: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: In the Beginning: 3: The Flood

Stories in the Bible told with pictures
Adapted for television and produced by Molly Cox


Storyteller: Ray Smith
Designer: Graham McCallum
Music: Raymond Premru
Adapter/producer: Molly Cox

: All Things Considered

Presented by Magnus Magnusson
A weekly magazine programme to explore areas of human experience to which, as yet, there are no easy answers - the occult, intuitions, acts of faith - as well as the great and complex problems we all face from day to day.


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Producer: Peter Chafer
Editor: Oliver Hunkin

: Songs of Praise

from the Crescent Presbyterian Church, Belfast
Sung by the Church Choir with choirs of the district and Methodist College Chapel Choir
Introduced by Donald Cairns
Prayer and Blessing by the Minister, The Rev Carlisle Patterson

A little more faith (Negro spiritual)
Father, Son and Spirit (Maori)
Deep river (Negro spiritual)
Listen to de lam's (Negro spiritual)
One who is all unfit to count (Indian)
O let him whose sorrow (Dun Aluinn)
Sinner you're boun' to die (trad spiritual)
Let us break bread (Negro spiritual)
Slaves of Christ (Tamil)
Jesus calls us! (St Oswald)


Singers: The Crescent Presbyterian Church Choir
Singers: Methodist College Chapel Choir
Presenter: Donald Cairns
Organist: John Jones
Accompanist: William McCay
Soloist: Henry Hinds
Conductor: Havelock Nelson
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev Carlisle Patterson
Director: Bernard Torney
Producer: Moore Wasson

: Paul Temple: Letters from Robert

by John Tully
Created by Francis Durbridge
[Starring] Francis Matthews as Paul, Ros Drinkwater as Steve, June Ellis as Kate, Blake Butler as Eric

Miss Rose Martin was once in love with a man called Robert Stanlake, who disappeared mysteriously 20 years ago. She starts getting letters, from someone who seems to know all about her, signed as Robert Stanlake.


Writer: John Tully
Created by: Francis Durbridge
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Diana Bates
Producer: Alan Promly
Director: Prudence Fitzgerald
Paul Temple: Francis Matthews
Steve Temple: Ros Drinkwater
Kate: June Ellis
Eric: Blake Butler
Rose Martin: Rachel Kempson
Betty Martin: Angela Pleasence
Tim Hogan: Michael Johnson
Harry Hughes: John Collin
Celia Fortescue: Stella Moray
Dr Weingart: Timothy Bateson
Exhibition receptionist: Sarah Craze
Hotel receptionist: David Monico

: The Sunday Musical: It's Always Fair Weather

A series of movie milestones from Hollywood - the home of the film spectacular - tonight starring Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse with Dolores Gray, Michael Kidd

Tonight's film - one of the last of MGM's great dance musicals - was choreographed by Michael Kidd, dance director of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. He also joins Gene Kelly and Dan Dailey in front of the cameras to play one of the three soldiers who meet for a reunion 10 years after the war is over. Many of the numbers are startlingly different - including one with the three stars dancing on dustbin lids!


Choreography: Michael Kidd
Screenplay: Betty Comden
Screenplay: Adolph Green
Producer: Arthur Freed
Director: Gene Kelly
Director: Stanley Donen
Ted Riley: Gene Kelly
Doug Hallerton: Dan Dailey
Jackie Leighton: Cyd Charisse
Madeline Bradville: Dolores Gray
Angie Valentine: Michael Kidd
Tim: David Burns
Charles Z Culloran: Jay C Flippen

: The News

With Robert Dougall and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Omnibus: Rope Ladder to the Moon

A film with music and words by Jack Bruce
with Jon Hiseman (drums), Dick Heckstall-Smith (saxophone), Art Themen (saxophone), Harry Beckett (trumpet), Harry Lowther (trumpet), Chris Spedding (guitar), Mike Pyne (piano), Ginger Baker (drums) and Eric Clapton (guitar)

The story of the young Scottish musician Jack Bruce, a former member of the Cream 'pop' group. Born in the slums of Glasgow, at 26 he is a potential millionaire. When he was a boy he could hardly afford his bus fare out of Glasgow; now he has bought an island off the Mull of Kintyre.
(A production of the Robert Stigwood Organisation Ltd)


Music and words/subject: Jack Bruce
Drummer: Jon Hiseman
Saxophonist: Dick Heckstall-Smith
Saxophonist: Art Themen
Trumpeter: Harry Beckett
Trumpeter: Harry Lowther
Guitarist: Chris Spedding
Pianist: Mike Pyne
Drummer: Ginger Baker
Guitarist: Eric Clapton
Director: Tony Palmer

: The World of Beachcomber

Adapted by Barry Took and John Junkin from the Beachcomber column of the Daily Express.
Starring Spike Milligan
and featuring George Benson, Clive Dunn, Patricia Hayes, Julian Orchard, Sheila Steafel, Frank Thornton, Leon Thau
"The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen" read by Michael Redgrave.
Also appearing this week: Margaret Nolan, Ronnie Brody, Lionel Wheeler


Author: Beachcomber [J.B. Morton]
Adapted by: Barry Took
Adapted by: John Junkin
Additional material: Ken Hoare
Music: Dennis Wilson
Design: Michael Young
Producer: Duncan Wood
Dr. Strabismus: Spike Milligan
"The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen" read by: Michael Redgrave
[Actor]: George Benson
[Actor]: Clive Dunn
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
[Actress]: Sheila Steafel
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actress]: Margaret Nolan
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: Lionel Wheeler

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