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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)


Presenter/Producer: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Saleem Shahed

: Repondez S'il Vous Plait: 18: Vous ne pouvez pas vous tromper!

An invitation to speak French with Max Bellancourt

Jacqueline Holtz, Jacques Faber, Georges Lambert, Lila Valmere


Presenter/Dialogues and language consultant: Max Bellancourt
Teaching course: Joseph Cremona
Producer: Sheila Innes
[Actress]: Jacqueline Holtz
[Actor]: Jacques Faber
[Actor]: Georges Lambert
[Actress]: Lila Valmere

: Wie bitte?: Programme 18

A beginners' course in German
Introduced by Leslie Banks
with Dorothea Neukirchen, Werner Umberg, John Herrington, Sybilla Kaye, Anna Kilpinen, Jorg Sorensen


Presenter: Leslie Banks
Language teaching adviser: Antony Peck
Drama script: Milo Sperber
Director: Tony Roberts
Producer: David Hargreaves
[Actress]: Dorothea Neukirchen
[Actor]: Werner Umberg
[Actor]: John Herrington
[Actress]: Sybilla Kaye
[Actress]: Anna Kilpinen
[Actor]: Jorg Sorensen

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing: A Calendar for March 1970

Introduced by Eric Mathieson
with Margaret Humphreys, Leonard Pearcey, David Mahlowe, Marah Stohl
and The Dylan Singers
Conductor Haydn James
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall


Presenter: Eric Mathieson
Speaker: Margaret Humphreys
Speaker: Leonard Pearcey
Speaker: David Mahlowe
Speaker: Marah Stohl
Singers: The Dylan Singers
Conductor: Haydn James
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: The Parkers at Saltram 1769-1789: 8: The Young Parkers

Everyday life in a Great House

Education, even for those who could afford it, was an expensive and haphazard business. Private tutors, boarding schools, University and the Grand Tour all helped to shape an 18th-century gentleman.


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

: Know How: Food for Thought

The engineering programme

Arthur Garratt and David Shute investigate three new production techniques - Isostatic Pressing, Photofabrication and Cold Extrusion.


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

: Management in the 70s: 8: Management Motivation

'Motivation is one of the key words for success in industry in the 1970s.' How can managers be motivated - by increased salaries, job satisfaction, or leadership?

Professor Gordon Wills talks with Leslie Coulthard, Joint Managing Director of Canny Bowen and Associates; Lord Robens, Chairman, National Coal Board and Monroe Spaght, a Group Managing Director, Royal/Dutch Shell Group


Presenter: Professor Gordon Wills
Panellist: Leslie Coulthard
Panellist: Lord Robens
Panellist: Monroe Spaght
Producer: Paul Ellis

: Closedown

: Farming: The Secret Island

Introduced by Henry Fell

Last summer Frank Taylor visited the lonely and little-known island of Foulness - which is home for a farming population of nearly 200, the Ministry of Defence, tens of thousands of wildfowl, and a possible site for London's third airport.
(from BBC Midlands)


Presenter: Henry Fell
Reporter: Frank Taylor
Producer: Michael Marshall

: The Education Programme

How powerful are Head teachers? Are they too powerful?


Director: Gwynn Pritchard
Producer: Roger Owen

: News Headlines

: Day Time

Conversation - personalities - ideas - controversies - questions with Robin Day


Presenter: Robin Day
Producer: Margaret Douglas

: A Film for the Family: Gallant Bess

Starring Marshall Thompson, George Tobias, Clem Bevans

A lone boy and his horse are a devoted combination, until they are separated by tragedy and war.


Original story and screenplay: Jeanne Bartlett
Director: Andrew Marton
Producer: Harry Rapf
Tex: Marshall Thompson
Lug: George Tobias
Smitty: Clem Bevans
Lieut Bridgeman: Donald Curtis
Johnny: Murray Alper
Mike: Wally Cassell

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of antiques with Max Robertson
Customers Lady Sarah Courage and Peter Cavanagh


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Julian Thompson
Panellist: Lady Sarah Courage
Panellist: Peter Cavanagh
Producer: John King

: Holiday 70

with Cliff Michelmore

Isle of Man: Victorian railways, gambling casinos, horse-drawn trams, motor-cycle races, and now an indoor beach. Can this tiny independent island keep its holiday appeal?

Israel: Jewish holidaymakers are unswerving in their loyalty to Israel, and have kept the tourist figures remarkably high, in spite of the present troubles. Just what can a holidaymaker expect to find in Israel?


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Tom Savage

: Ivanhoe: 9: Time of Trial

by Sir Walter Scott
Dramatised in ten parts by Alexander Baron

Rebecca is held captive at Templestowe and Isaac has gone to plead for her. The Grand Master's arrival on a tour of inspection has brought a new threat to her safety.


Author: Sir Walter Scott
Dramatised by: Alexander Baron
Script Editor: Alistair Bell
Sound: Derek Miller-Timmins
Lighting: Howard King
Designer: David Spode
Producer: Campbell Logan
Producer: John McRae
Director: David Maloney
Ivanhoe: Eric Flynn
Sir Brian de Bois Guilbert: Anthony Bate
Prince John: Tim Preece
Fitzurse: Noel Coleman
Black Knight: Bernard Horsfall
Grand Master: Andre van Gyseghem
Preceptor: Eric Woofe
Isaac: John Franklyn Bobbins
Rebecca: Vivian Brooks
de Bracy: Roger Bizley
The Friar: Barry Linehan
The Miller: Michael Napier-Brown
Locksley: Clive Graham
Damian: Ian Frost
Higg: Roy Skelton
Norman soldier at Trial: Leslie Bates
Doctor at Trial: Clyde Pollitt

: Ken Dodd and The Diddymen

with Colin Edwynn


Puppet animation: Roger Stevenson
Script: Bob Block
Director: Ken Wrench
Producer: Stan Parkinson
Comedian: Ken Dodd
[Actor]: Colin Edwynn

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: In the Beginning: 7: The Laws of God

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


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

: Heroes and Hero Worship

The word 'hero' seems outdated. Disillusionment with war, politics and much religious activity has brought this about.
Tonight Magnus Magnusson introduces film illustrating the change in the hero image, and discusses with Dennis Potter the reasons why his play Son of Man portrays the person of Christ (played by Colin Blakely, above) as a kind of anti-hero.


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Guest: Dennis Potter
Producer: Peter Firth

: Songs of Praise

with The Liverpool Welsh Choral Union
Introduced by David Parry-Jones
from Heathfield Road Presbyterian Church of Wales, Liverpool

Judge eternal (Rhuddlan)
King of glory, King of peace (Gwalchmai)
For all the saints (Sine Nomine)
Arglwydd, gad im dawl orffwys (Arwelfa)
A mighty fortress (Ein Feste Burg)
Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (Bryn Calfaria)


Presenter: David Parry-Jones
Singers: The Liverpool Welsh Choral Union
Conductor: Dr Caleb E. Jarvis
Soloist: Alan Chahlfs
Organist: Ernest Pratt
Producer: Tregelles Williams

: The Portrait of a Lady: Part 2: Bequests

by Henry James
dramatised in six parts by Jack Pulman
starring Richard Chamberlain as Ralph Touchett
Having refused Goodwood's proposal of marriage, Isabel has come to England and met Lord Warburton. He too has fallen in love with her.


Author: Henry James
Dramatised by: Jack Pulman
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: David Conroy
Director: James Cellan Jones
Isabel: Suzanne Neve
Lord Warburton: Edward Fox
Henrietta: Sarah Brackett
Ralph: Richard Chamberlain
Mr Touchett: Alan Gifford
Constance: Susan Tebbs
Mrs Touchett: Beatrix Lehmann
Mr Bantling: Angus MacKay
Receptionist: Richard Young
Caspar Goodwood: Edwakd Bishop
Porter: Howard Charlton
Madame Merle: Rachel Gurney

: The Sunday Musical: A Song to Remember

Starring Cornel Wilde, Merle Oberon, Paul Muni

The young Frederic Chopin - an ardent patriot - is forced to leave Poland and goes to Paris where he meets and falls in love with Madame George Sand - the most unconventional literary figure of the day. Out of the tensions of his private existence brilliant music pours forth, until he eventually returns to the cause of Polish nationalism.


Writer/Producer: Sidney Buchman
Director: Charles Vidor
Frederic Chopin: Cornel Wilde
Prof Joseph Elsner: Paul Muni
Constantia: Nina Foch
Louis Pleyel: George Coulouris
Madame George Sand: Merle Oberon
Franz Liszt: Stephen Bekassy
Henri Dupont: Sig Arno

: The News

With Robert Dougall and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Omnibus: Ralph Vaughan Williams: A Portrait of an English Composer

Is it not possible that the English composer has something to say to his own countrymen that no one of any other age and any other country can say? Omnibus, this week and next week, is devoted to the life and work of one of the greatest and best-loved British composers of our century: Ralph Vaughan Williams, OM. Next week Andre Previn, the distinguished American conductor, talks about the music of Vaughan Williams and conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in excerpts from his symphonies. Tonight's film is a biography, and those appearing in it are:
Sir Adrian Boult, Roy Douglas, Sir Keith Falkner, Imogen Holst, Dr Herbert Howells, Sir Gilmour Jenkins, Maud Karpeles, Michael Kennedy, Elizabeth Maconchy, Ralph Nicholson, Harry Steggles, Jean Stewart, Sir Michael Tippett, Ursula Vaughan Williams
The Bookham Choral Society, The Boys of Charterhouse School


Narrator: Richard Hurndall
Writer/Director: Stanley Williamson
Interviewee: Sir Adrian Boult
Interviewee: Roy Douglas
Interviewee: Sir Keith Falkner
Interviewee: Imogen Holst
Interviewee: Dr Herbert Howells
Interviewee: Sir Gilmour Jenkins
Interviewee: Maud Karpeles
Interviewee: Michael Kennedy
Interviewee: Elizabeth Maconchy
Interviewee: Ralph Nicholson
Interviewee: Harry Steggles
Interviewee: Jean Stewart
Interviewee: Sir Michael Tippett
Interviewee: Ursula Vaughan Williams
Singer: Patrick Shuldham Shaw
Singers: The Bookham Choral Society
Singers: The Boys of Charterhouse School
Reader: Mark Dignam
Reader: Daphne Oxenford

: The World of Beachcomber

Adapted by Barry Took from the Beachcomber column of the Daily Express
Starring Spike Milligan
and featuring Julian Orchard, Frank Thornton, Ann Lancaster, Leon Thau, Paul McDowell, Josephine Gordon, Thelma Taylor, Bernard Jamieson
also appearing this week Fred Emney, Margaret Nolan, Bill Pertwee, Charlie Atom, Michael Earl, Bert Simms, Jay Neill


Author: Beachcomber [J.B. Morton]
Adapted by: Barry Took
Additional Material: Spike Milligan
Ballet devised by: Josephine Gordon
Music: Dennis Wilson
Design: Alan Hunter-Craig
Producer: Duncan Wood
Dr. Strabismus: Spike Milligan
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actress]: Ann Lancaster
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Paul McDowell
[Actress]: Josephine Gordon
[Actress]: Thelma Taylor
[Actor]: Bernard Jamieson
[Actor]: Fred Emney
[Actor]: Margaret Nolan
[Actor]: Bill Pertwee
[Actor]: Charlie Atom
[Actor]: Michael Earl
[Actor]: Bert Simms
[Actor]: Jay Neill

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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