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: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan

A magazine for viewers from Pakistan and India.

(from BBC Midlands)


Presenter/Producer: Saleem Shahed
Director: Mahendra Kaul

: Closedown

: Morning Service

from the Church of the Resurrection, Queen's University, Belfast
A Century of Challenge
An Act of Worship marking the 100th year since the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland
Comments from other communions
The Rev Dr John Barkley, Presbyterian; Fr Michael Hirley, SJ
Matins conducted by The Rev Cecil Kerr

Hymns from ich:
All glory, laud and honour (103)
My song is love unknown (381)
Thy hand, O God, has guided (431)
Be thou my vision (322)
Anthem: Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended (Buch)
Psalm 96
Readings: Isaiah 53; St Luke 19, vv 29-46 (NEB)


Speaker: The Rev Dr John Barkley
Speaker: Fr Michael Hirley
Matins conducted by: The Rev Cecil Kerr
Preacher: The Rev Dr Anthony Hanson
Choirmaster: Raymond Warren
Producer: Moore Wasson

: Closedown

: Farming: Price Review

Introduced by David Richardson

with reports from John Cherrington, Clifford Selly
(from BBC Midlands)

Weather for farmers

1.50 Interval


Presenter: David Richardson
Reporter: John Cherrington
Reporter: Clifford Selly
Producer: Philip Hicks

: The Education Programme

A group of parents put questions regarding the primary school to a panel of teachers and educationists.
(from BBC South and West)


Director: Robin Stewart
Producer: Eileen Molony

: News Headlines

: Day Time

with Robin Day and Lord Francis-Williams talking to Lord Thomson of Fleet about newspapers. Lord Francis-Williams, an ex-Fleet Street editor, is one of the acknowledged experts on British journalism.


Presenter: Robin Day
Interviewer: Lord Francis-Williams
Interviewee: Lord Thomson of Fleet
Producer: Margaret Douglas

: A Film for the Family: The 5,000 Fingers of Dr T

Feature films selected for the occasion - at home with the family - this week starring Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy, Tommy Rettig, Hans Conried

A small boy dreams his piano teacher is holding 500 boys captive in an enchanted castle and forcing them to practise every day.
Produced by Stanley Kramer and based on a children's story by Dr Seuss, this must be one of the most unusual musicals ever made in Hollywood.
After making a name for himself as a young producer of difficult subjects - the first ones in collaboration with Carl Foreman on classics like The Men, Home of the Brave and High Noon - Kramer made a whole series of off-beat films including The 5,000 Fingers of Dr T.


Original screenplay: Dr Seuss
Original screenplay: Allan Scott
Director: Roy Rowland
Producer: Stanley Kramer
Mrs Collins: Mary Healy
Mr Zabladowski: Peter Lind Hayes
Bart Collins: Tommy Rettig
Dr Terwilliker: Hans Conried

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of antiques with Max Robertson
Customers Phyllida Law, John Snow
(From BBC South and West)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Alan Tillman
Panellist: Phyllida Law
Panellist: John Snow
Producer: John King

: Holiday 70

with Cliff Michelmore
Having looked at a canal cruising holiday in France, Holiday 70 this week investigates a domestic alternative. We take a leisurely trip in North Wales-from the Shropshire Union Canal, along the Llangollen Canal, which runs for 46 miles through some magnificent scenery, ending near the famous Horseshoe Falls.
Every Mediterranean civilisation of the last 3,000 years has helped to shape the culture of Tunisia. Now the tourists are making their mark. But can Tunisia offer something different from the usual picture-postcard cliches of North Africa? Holiday 70 finds out.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Tom Savage

: Private Lives: The Private Life of the Starling

A new wildlife film series

The starling is the commonest and most successful bird in the world. Why is it so numerous? What is the secret of its success? Of what use is its gift for vocal mimicry? Is it the farmer's friend or foe? Why does it spray its feathers with formic acid? Why does it commute to big cities for the night? What is the purpose of its 'sunset spectacular,' when three million birds give the most impressive exhibition of aerobatics that can be seen in the whole world of birds?
This film was Britain's short film entry for the recent Moscow Film Festival.
Written, narrated and produced by Jeffery Boswall
(from BBC South and West; see page 13)


Directed and filmed by: Ronald Eastman
Directed and filmed by: Rosemary Eastman
Writer/Narrator/Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: Ken Dodd and The Diddymen

(from BBC North)


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

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: In the Beginning: 10: Daniel

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


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

: A Life of Christ: 2: The Ministry

by Malcolm Muggeridge

The task Christ knew He must undertake was the most stupendous of all - no less than to make known the ways of God. In that sense He was God...
A dialogue with the devil, choosing the disciples, the Sermon on the Mount, the miracles - the film describes the main part of Christ's life, up to the final entry into Jerusalem 'that killest the prophets.'


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Producer: Christopher Martin

: Songs of Praise

from St Matthew's Church, Northampton
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler
Palm Sunday story told by Tom Fleming

St Matthew's is a beautiful 19th century Gothic revival church with an outstanding reputation in the arts. Amongst its greatest modern treasures - Sutherland's controversial 'Crucifixion' and Henry Moore's 'Madonna and Child' - both of which feature in this programme.
With St Matthew's Choir and Northampton Bach Choir

Praise to the holiest in the height (Richmond)
In the Cross of Christ I glory (Wychbold)
Jesus, good above all other (Quem pastores laudavere)
Ride on! Ride on in majesty! (Winchester New)
Just as I am, without one plea (Saffron Walden)
Lord Jesus, think on me (Southwell)
Love's redeeming work is done (Savannah)
All my hope on God is founded (Michael)

Prayer and Blessing by the Vicar, The Rev Charles Moxon
(from BBC Midlands)


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Storyteller: Tom Fleming
Singers: St Matthew's Choir
Singers: Northampton Bach Choir
Prayer and blessing: The Rev Charles Moxon
Organist: Graham Mayo
Conductor: Michael Nicholas
Arranged by: Philip Turner
Producer: Barrie Edgar
Series Producer: Philip S. Gilbert

: The Portrait of a Lady: Part 5: Dissensions

by Henry James
dramatised in six parts by Jack Pulman
starring Richard Chamberlain as Ralph Touchett
In spite of the disquieting predictions of her friends, particularly her cousin Ralph, Isabel has decided to marry Gilbert Osmond.


Author: Henry James
Dramatised by: Jack Pulman
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: David Conroy
Director: James Cellan-Jones
Isabel: Suzanne Neve
Osmond: James Maxwell
Pansy: Sharon Gurney
Rosier: Cavan Kendall
Madame Merle: Rachel Gurney
Lord Warburton: Edward Fox
Ralph: Richard Chamberlain
Countess Gemini: Kathleen Byron
Henrietta: Sarah Brackett
Servant: Kevork Malikyan

: The Sunday Musical: The Benny Goodman Story

Starring Steve Allen as Benny Goodman, Donna Reed
with Harry James, Gene Krupa, Martha Tilton, Lionel Hampton, Ziggy Elman, Ben Pollack, Teddy Wilson, Edward 'Kid' Ory

Some of Benny Goodman's greatest hits - 'Sing, Sing, Sing,' 'Let's Dance,' 'One O'Clock Jump,' 'Bugle Call Rag,' and many others are featured in this story of the famous band leader.
In his only notable film role American disc jockey and TV personality Steve Allen gives a skilful and sensitive performance as Benny Goodman - to whom he bears a considerable physical resemblance.


Writer/Director: Valentine Davies
Producer: Aaron Rosenberg
Benny Goodman: Steve Allen
Alice Hammond: Donna Reed
Mom Goodman: Berta Gersten
John Hammond: Herbert Anderson
Pop Goodman: Robert F. Simon
Fletcher Henderson: Sammy Davis Sr
Trumpeter: Harry James
Drummer: Gene Krupa
Singer: Martha Tilton
Musician: Lionel Hampton
Trumpeter: Ziggy Elman
Drummer: Ben Pollack
Pianist: Teddy Wilson
Trombonist: Edward 'Kid' Ory

: The News

With Richard Baker
and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Omnibus presents: The Dream Divided

by Fred Burnley and Barbara Barkham
The award-winning film about F. Scott Fitzgerald
Starring Edward Woodward, Lelia Goldoni

Scott Fitzgerald was the darling and the genius of the Jazz Age - and died at 44 in obscure poverty in Hollywood in 1940. Author of The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night, his literary success began at the top and plummeted downwards through his lifetime. This dramatised film which contributed to Fred Burnley's and Edward Woodward's SFTA awards, authentically recreates his moving and tragic marriage to Zelda, her lapse into madness, and his crack-up - the last unhappy years of alcoholism. Always curiously prophetic about his own fate, Fitzgerald examines his life entirely in his own words.


Writer/Director: Fred Burnley
Writer: Barbara Barkham
Designer: Tony Cornell
Photography: Brian Tufano
Film Editor: Tony Woollard
Scott Fitzgerald: Edward Woodward
Zelda Fitzgerald: Lelia Goldoni
Reporter: Glyn Worsnip
Kathleen: Suzan Farmer
Ginevra: Felicity Gibson
Nurse: Irena Mayeska
Ballet teacher: Iza Teller
Noel: Zienia Merton

: 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 Damaris Hayman, Charlie Atom, John Walters, Michael Earl

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
[Actress]: Damaris Hayman
[Actor]: Charlie Atom
[Actor]: John Walters
[Actor]: Michael Earl

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