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: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

A magazine for viewers from Pakistan and India
Presented and produced by Saleem Shahed
(from BBC Midlands)


Presenter/Producer: Saleem Shahed
Director: Mahendra Kaul

: Repondez S'il Vous Plait: 19: Je suis presse!

An invitation to speak French
with Max Bellancourt, Jacques Cey, Jacques Faber, Georges Lambert, Paulette Preney and Jerome Tiberghien

(repeated on Saturday at 10.0 am; for books and records see page 26)


Presenter/Dialogues and language adviser: Max Bellancourt
Teaching course: Joseph Cremona
Designer: Barbara Gosnold
Director: John Twitchin
Producer: Sheila Innes
[Actor]: Jacques Cey
[Actor]: Jacques Faber
[Actor]: Georges Lambert
[Actress]: Paulette Preney
[Actor]: Jerome Tiberghien

: Wie bitte?: Programme 19

A beginners' course in German
Introduced by Leslie Banks
With Dorothea Neukirchen, Werner Umberg, Hilde Demlova, Jorg Sorensen, Milo Sperber, Maria Warburg

(repeated on Saturday at 10.30 am; for books and records see page 26)


Presenter: Leslie Banks
Language teaching adviser: Antony Peck
Drama script: Milo Sperber
Director: Tony Roberts
Producer: David Hargreaves
[Actress]: Dorothea Neukirchen
[Actor]: Werner Umberg
[Actress]: Hilde Demlova
[Actor]: Jorg Sorensen
[Actor]: Milo Sperber
[Actress]: Maria Warburg

: Morning Service

from Rugby Baptist Church
Address and service conducted by The Minister, The Rev A. Ellis Mold
An unusual feature of this broadcast will be the Dedication of an infant.
(from BBC Midlands)


Organist and Choirmaster: Martin Jackson
Speaker/Service conducted by: The Rev A. Ellis Mold
Arranged by: Philip Turner
Television Production: Barrie Edgar

: The Parkers at Saltram 1769-1789: 9: The Red Velvet Drawing Room

Everyday life in a Great House


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

: Know How: Automating the Toolroom

Introduced by Arthur Garratt

Olivetti in Italy use computer-aided design and numerical control.


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Director: Michael Weatherley
Producer: Peter Riding

: Management in the 70s: 9: Management Development

Joe Roeber, a Sloane Fellow at MIT, discusses Management Development for the 1970s.


Presenter: Joe Roeber
Producer: Paul Ellis

: Closedown

: Farming: Conservation

Introduced by Henry Fell

Worries about pollution and loss of amenity reach a climax in European Conservation Year.
Hew Watt looks at some of the problems.
(From BBC Midlands)

Weather for farmers

1.50 Interval


Presenter: Henry Fell
Reporter: Hew Watt
Producer: Philip Hicks

: The Education Programme: Higher Education for All

Is it desirable? Is it feasible?


Director: Tony Cash
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: Father is a Bachelor

Starring William Holden
with Coleen Gray, Mary Jane Saunders, Charles Winninger

A simple and compelling story of a carefree young man with a travelling medicine show, who becomes 'father' to five orphans.


Screenplay: Aleen Leslie
Screenplay: James E. Grant
Director: Norman Foster
Director: Abby Berlin
Producer: S. Sylvan Simon
Johnny Rutledge: William Holden
Prudence Millett: Coleen Gray
Mary Chalotte: Mary Jane Saunders
Prof Mordecai Ford: Charles Winninger
Pudge Barnham: Stuart Erwin
Plato Cassin: Clinton Sundberg

: The World Figure Skating Championships: The Ladies' Championship

from the Tivoli Sports Palace, Ljubljana

East Germany's Gabrielle Seyfert defends her World title for the first time.
Presented by the Yugoslav Television Service


Skater: Gabrielle Seyfert
Commentator: Alan Weeks

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of antiques with Max Robertson
Customers Lorrae Desmond, Godfrey Winn
(from BBC South and West)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Hermione Waterfield
Panellist: Lorrae Desmond
Panellist: Godfrey Winn
Producer: John King

: Holiday 70

with Cliff Michelmore

Holiday Camps: a report on the traditional 'chalet-three-meals-a-day,' and on the new self-catering flats offered at Prestatyn.

France: Toulouse has been chosen as the first foreign base for a British hire-cruiser company. A look at the Canal du Midi.



Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Tom Savage

: Ivanhoe: 10: Saint Martin's Day

by Sir Walter Scott
Dramatised in 10 parts by Alexander Baron

Rebecca has been sentenced to death for witchcraft, claimed trial by combat, and summoned Ivanhoe to be her champion.


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
Ivanhoe: Eric Flynn
Sir Brian: Anthony Bate
Prior Aymer: Kevin Brennan
Gurth: Graham Weston
Wamba: Hugh Walters
Cedric: Peter Dyneley
Oswald: Esmond Webb
Rowena: Clare Jenkins
Athelstane: Inigo Jackson
Prince John: Tim Preece
Isaac: John Franklyn Robbins
Rebecca: Vivian Brooks
Locksley: Clive Graham
The Miller: Michael Napier-Brown
Black Knight: Bernard Horsfall
The Friar: Barry Linehan
Preceptor: Eric Woofe
Grand Master: Andre Van Gyseghem

: Ken Dodd and The Diddymen

(from BBC North)
(Ken Dodd is in 'Robinson Crusoe' at the Coventry Theatre, Coventry)


Puppet animation: Roger Stevenson
Script: Bob Block
Director: Ken Wrench
Producer: Stan Parkinson
Comedian: Ken Dodd

: The News



Weatherman: Bert Foord

: In the Beginning: 8: King David

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


Storyteller: Ray Smith
Designer: Paul Birkbeck
Music: Raymond Premro
Adapted by/Producer: Molly Cox

: A Passing World

Remembered by L.B. Greaves, A.J. Haile, Jack Holden, J.R. Peacey, George H. Pearson
Five missionaries reflect on the world they remember and on the one which is taking its place.

(Repeated on Tuesday at 3.55)


Panellist: L.B. Greaves
Panellist: A.J. Haile
Panellist: Jack Holden
Panellist: J.R. Peacey
Panellist: George H. Pearson
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Annual Theatre Service

under the auspices of the Actors' Church Union from Birmingham Cathedral by permission of the Provost
Conducted by The Bishop of Aston
The Lessons read by Alec McCowen, Wyn Calvin, Richard Leech
The Birmingham School of Music Choir
Conducted by Gordon Clinton
Preacher The Bishop of Birmingham
The Service accompanied by the BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Leader John Bradbury
Conductor Harold Gray
(from BBC Midlands)


Service conducted by: The Bishop of Aston [David Porter]
Reader: Alec McCowen
Reader: Wyn Calvin
Reader: Richard Leech
Soloist: Sheila Dawson
Soloists: The Settlers
Soloist: Erica Yorke
Singers: The Birmingham School of Music Choir
Choir conducted by: Gordon Clinton
Preacher: The Bishop of Birmingham [Laurie Brown]
Musicians: The BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Bradbury
Conductor: Harold Gray
Lighting: Ken Page
Sound: Stuart Miller
Television Production: Barrie Edgar

: The Portrait of a Lady: Part 3: Schemes

by Henry James
Dramatised in six parts by Jack Pulman
Starring Richard Chamberlain as Ralph Touchett

Isabel has refused Lord Warburton. Her uncle has died and at Ralph's instigation has left her half his wealth.
(First shown on BBC2)


Author: Henry James
Dramatised by: Jack Pulman
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: David Conroy
Director: James Cellan Jones
Pansy: Sharon Gurney
Osmond: James Maxwell
Sister Catherine: Rosalind Atkinson
Sister Theresa: Kitty Fitzgerald
Servant: John Devaut
Madame Merle: Rachel Gurney
Ralph: Richard Chamberlain
Isabel: Suzanne Neve
Countess Gemini: Kathleen Byron
Mrs Touchett: Beatrix Lehmann
Henrietta: Sarah Brackett
Mr Bantling: Angus MacKay

: The Sunday Musical: The Best Things in Life are Free

Starring Gordon MacRae, Dan Dailey, Ernest Borgnine, Sheree North

The lively story of a song-writing team.


Producer: Henry Ephron
Director: Michael Curtiz
De Sylva: Gordon MacRae
Henderson: Dan Dailey
Brown: Ernest Borgnine
Kitty: Sheree North
Carl: Tommy Noonan
Manny: Murvyn Vye

: The News

With Richard Baker and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Omnibus: Nine Symphonies by Whom?

"Well, is he a great composer or not? And in case you're wondering why an American should conduct English music, I'll first say this - I love it."
The words of conductor, composer and pianist Andre Previn who introduces tonight's programme and conducts music from the symphonies of Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Last week's Omnibus presented a portrait of Vaughan Williams himself. Tonight Andre Previn, who has recently made his home in this country and is currently engaged on a recording project involving all nine of Vaughan Williams's symphonies, concentrates on the music and especially the 4th Symphony.
The London Symphony Orchestra, Led by John Brown
Written by Andre Previn and Herbert Chappell

(see page 12)


Presenter/Conductor/Writer: Andre Previn
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: John Brown
Lighting: Ken McGregor
Sound: Alan Edmonds
Designer: Eric Walmsley
Writer/Producer: Herbert Chappell

: 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 Margaret Nolan, Charlie Atom

(First shown on BBC2)


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
[Actress]: Margaret Nolan
[Actor]: Charlie Atom

: Weatherman, Closedown


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