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: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan

A magazine for viewers from India and Pakistan
Presented and produced by Mahendra Kaul
(from BBC Midlands)


Presenter/Producer: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Saleem Shahed

: Repondez S'il Vous Plait: 20: Quel bouquet!

An invitation to speak French
With Max Bellancourt, Jacques Faber, Jacqueline Holtz, Elma Soiron, Jerome Tiberghien

(repeated on Saturday at 10.0 am)


Presenter/Dialogues and language adviser: Max Bellancourt
Teaching course: Joseph Cremona
Producer: Sheila Innes
[Actor]: Jacques Faber
[Actress]: Jacqueline Holtz
[Actress]: Elma Soiron
[Actor]: Jerome Tiberghien

: Wie bitte?: Programme 20

A beginners' course in German
Introduced by Leslie Banks
with Dorothea Neukirchen, Werner Umberg, Willy Bowman, Paul Hansard, Michael Mellinger, George Mikell, Bobby Parr, Suzanne Roquette, Milo Sperber

(repeated on Saturday at 10.30 am)


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]: Willy Bowman
[Actor]: Paul Hansard
[Actor]: Michael Mellinger
[Actor]: George Mikell
[Actor]: Bobby Parr
[Actress]: Suzanne Roquette
[Actor]: Milo Sperber

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing

from King's Chapel, Aberdeen University, with The Rev Stanley Menzies, Professor W. M. Millar, Alexander Murray, Roderick Begg, 'Sounds New' and The Chapel Choir


Presenter: The Rev Stanley Menzies
Speaker: Professor W. M. Millar
Speaker: Alexander Murray
Speaker: Roderick Begg
Musicians: 'Sounds New'
Singers: King's Chapel Choir
Director of Music: Reginald Barrett-Ayres
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: The Parkers at Saltram 1769-1789: 10: The End of a Chapter

Everyday life in a Great House


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

: Know How: Training Graduates for Industry

Introduced by Arthur Garratt


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

: Management in the 70s: 10: Action Now!

Graham Turner discusses with Campbell Adamson, Director General of the CBI, and Vic Feather, General Secretary of the TUC, the tactics that management should adopt for the 1970s.


Presenter: Graham Turner
Panellist: Campbell Adamson
Panellist: Vic Feather
Producer: Paul Ellis

: Closedown

: Farming: European Report

Introduced by Henry Fell
Holland ranks as one of Europe's pace-makers in agriculture - so it's not surprising that education and training facilities there are some of the finest in existence.
David Richardson visits the agricultural university at Wageningen, and a practical training school in Friesland.
(from BBC Midlands)

Weather for farmers

1.50 Interval


Presenter: Henry Fell
Reporter: David Richardson
Producer: Philip Hicks

: The Education Programme

More school children are opting out of science. Why? Can the trend be reversed?


Director: Roger Tonge
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: Smiley Gets a Gun

Starring Chips Rafferty, Sybil Thorndike with Keith Calvert as Smiley

A friendly police sergeant promises Smiley a gun if he can prove he is a responsible citizen.


Screenplay/Directed and produced by: Anthony Kimmins
Screenplay: Rex Rienits
Based on the novel by: Moore Raymond
Sergeant Flaxman: Chips Rafferty
Granny: Sybil Thorndike
Smiley: Keith Calvert
Joey: Bruce Archer
Ma Greevins: Margaret Christensen
Pa Greevins: Reg Lye

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of antiques with Max Robertson
Customers Helen Glover, Richard Franklin
(From BBC South and West)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Howard Ricketts
Panellist: Helen Glover
Panellist: Richard Franklin
Producer: John King

: Holiday 70

with Cliff Michelmore

Yugoslavia, appealing in the main to families, is attracting an ever-increasing number of British holidaymakers. Our report deals with a package deal to Petrovac

Activity holidays: A sailing school at Cowes or a course in water-skiing on Lake Windermere: just two examples of the huge list of specialised holidays on offer.



Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Tom Savage

: International Athletics: The European Indoor Championships 1970

from Vienna

This year Britain's top athletes face one of the most intensive seasons in the history of their sport. The selected 12 competing in Vienna this weekend include Alan Pascoe, Mike Bull and Rosemary Stirling.
Commentators Frank Bough
Presented by the Austrian Television Service


Athlete: Alan Pascoe
Athlete: Mike Bull
Athlete: Rosemary Stirling
Commentator: Ron Pickering
Commentator: Norris McWhirter
Presenter: Frank Bough

: The News



Weatherman: Bert Foord

: In the Beginning: 9: The City of Jerusalem

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


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

: A Life of Christ: 1: The Birth

by Malcolm Muggeridge
"I, too, have my notion of what he was like - this man in whose flesh God deigned to live and die..." Malcolm Muggeridge traces the first stage in the life of Jesus.



Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Producer: Christopher Martin

: Songs of Praise

from the Parish Church of All Saints, Orpington
Introduced by Peter West
With the Orpington Junior Singers, Director of music Sheila Mossman

Praise to the Lord (Praxis Pietatis)
Happy are they (Binchester)
My song is love unknown (Love Unknown)
Father hear the prayer (Marching)
Lord, enthroned (St Helen)
As now the sun's declining rays (St Columba)
Ye holy angels bright (Darwell's 148th)


Presenter: Peter West
Singers: The Orpington Junior Singers
Director of Music: Sheila Mossman
Conductor: Anthony Cyphus
Organist: Richard Ash
Harpist: Skaila Kanga
Prayer and blessing: The Rev Richard Third
Arranged by: John Elphinstone-Fyffe
Producer: Douglas Hespe
Series Producer: Philip S. Gilbert


An appeal by Cliff Richard
President of Members' Council of National Association of Youth Clubs
PHAB (pronounced 'fab') - a word coined by the young people themselves to describe the integration, through shared experiences, of young Physically-Handicapped and their Able-Bodied contemporaries - needs funds to expand its vital work in the community.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: Cliff Richard, [address removed].


Presenter: Cliff Richard

: The Portrait of a Lady: Part 4: Decisions

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

Isabel has accompanied her aunt to Florence where she has met Gilbert Osmond. Encouraged by his friend, Madame Merle, he is planning to marry Isabel for her fortune.


Author: Henry James
Dramatised by: Jack Pulman
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: David Conroy
Director: James Cellan-Jones
Isabel: Suzanne Neve
Lord Warburton: Edward Fox
Ralph: Richard Chamberlain
Henrietta: Sarah Brackett
Mr Bantling: Angus MacKay
Osmond: James Maxwell
Messenger: Michael Reubens
Pansy: Sharon Gurney
Caspar Goodwood: Edward Bishop
Mrs Touchett: Beatrix Lehmann
Countess Gemini: Kathleen Byron

: Play of the Month: Separate Tables

by Terence Rattigan
adapted by Hugh Whitemore
[Starring] Geraldine McEwan, Eric Porter
Also starring Annette Crosbie, Robert Harris, Hazel Hughes, Pauline Jameson, Cathleen Nesbitt
(Geraldine McEwan and Hazel Hughes are National Theatre players; Eric Porter is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
(See page 9)


Author: Terence Rattigan
Adapted by: Hugh Whitemore
Script Editor: Rosemary Hill
Costumes: Joyce Macken
Make-up: Maureen Winslade
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Alan Cooke
Charles Stratton: Laurence Carter
Jean Stratton: Joanna Wake
Mrs Railton-Bell: Pauline Jameson
Sibyl: Geraldine McEwan
Miss Meacham: Hazel Hughes
Major Pollock: Eric Porter
Lady Matheson: Cathleen Nesbitt
Mr Fowler: Robert Harris
Doreen: Annette Robertson
Anne Shankland: Geraldine McEwan
Miss Cooper: Annette Crosbie
John Malcolm: Eric Porter
Sir Roger: Peter Bathurst
Cook: Beatrice Greeke

: The News

With John Edmunds and Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Omnibus: On the Waltz

Three views of three-quarter time

1: The Waltz Musical
Willi Boskovsky rehearsing the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra leader Neville Taweel
Die Romantiker (Lanner)
Transaktionen (Josef Strauss) and performing Voices of Spring (Johann Strauss Jr)

2: The Waltz Social
Talking about the waltz: Barbara Cartland, Bernard Grun, Eric Morley, Peggy Spencer, Joseph Wechsberg

Clive Morton as Blimp, John Carlisle as Lord Byron

3: The Waltz Eternal: 'La Valse' by Maurice Ravel



Special material by: Robin Ray
Producer: Francis Coleman
Conductor/Violinist (The Waltz Musical): Willi Boskovsky
Musicians (The Waltz Musical): The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader (The Waltz Musical): Neville Taweel
Interviewee (The Waltz Social): Barbara Cartland
Interviewee (The Waltz Social): Bernard Grun
Interviewee (The Waltz Social): Eric Morley
Interviewee (The Waltz Social): Peggy Spencer
Interviewee (The Waltz Social): Joseph Wechsberg
Dancer (The Waltz Social): Frances Pidgeon
Dancer (The Waltz Social): Jan Colet
Choreographer (The Waltz Social): Virginia Mason
Blimp: Clive Morton
Lord Byron: John Carlisle
Composer (La Valse): Maurice Ravel

: The World of Beachcomber

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, Patricia Hayes, Bill Pertwee, Charlie Atom

Adapted by Barry Took from the "Beachcomber" column of the Daily Express
Additional material by Spike Milligan


Author: Beachcomber [J.B. Morton]
Adapted by: Barry Took
Additional Material: Spike Milligan
Ballet devised by: Josephine Gordon
Music: Dennis Wilson
Design: Roger Liminton
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
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Bill Pertwee
[Actor]: Charlie Atom

: Weatherman, Closedown


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