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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
A new series for viewers from Pakistan and India

Introduced by Saleem Shahed
Wah Re Bhole: Bhola and his daughter-in-law wrestling with reality in a new land with K.C. Gould and Lalita Ahmed

Once Upon a Time: A story for mothers and children at home

(from BBC Midlands)


Presenter/Producer: Saleem Shahed
[Actor] (Wah Re Bhole): K.C. Gould
[Actress] (Wah Re Bhole): Lalita Ahmed
Devised and produced by (Wah Re Bole): Mahendra Kaul

: Interval

: Disc a Dawn

Discs and talents of young people

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: John White

: Jackanory: Stories from India: The Friendly Crow

With Indira Brown


Storyteller: Indira Brown

: The Children of Totem Town: Part 2

A four-part film serial from Denmark

A journalist lets the cat out of the bag, and the children realise that their Red Indian village is in danger.
Story told by Gary Watson


Narrator: Gary Watson
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Tom Tom

Introduced by Norman Tozer with Jan Leeming and John Earle
People, places, events, ideas, and inventions

Michele Brown visits an ice rink and has a rather perilous go at skating with the help of Pam Davies, ice dancing gold medallist, and 12-year-old Robin Cousins, already a Junior champion.
Norman spends a day with a veterinary surgeon, sees the spotless operating theatre and the vet going out on an emergency call to treat sick animals on a local farm.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Reporter: Jan Leeming
Reporter: John Earle
Reporter: Michele Brown
Skater: Pam Davies
Skater: Robin Cousins
Producer: Lawrence Wade

: The Adventures of Parsley

A new film series with Parsley the lion and Dill the dog in some untoward happenings.
A FilmFair Production

: London

The facts, the people, the background of the nation's capital

The news, features, opinions of the country at large, co-ordinated by Michael Barratt from BBC studios throughout the United Kingdom


Producer (London): Michael Townson
Presenter (Nationwide): Michael Barratt
Assistant Editor (Nationwide): Robert Rowland
Editor (Nationwide): Derrick Amoore

: The Doctors

Written by Owen Holder
Starring Richard Leech, Justine Lord, Barry Justice with Irene Hamilton, Gladys Henson

Dr Hayman goes out to lunch but gets nothing to eat. Louise renews acquaintance with an old friend. Myra Holmes tells her husband about Peter.


Writer: Owen Holder
Serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Ian Ashurst
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Philip Dale
Molly Dolan: Lynda Marchal
Louise Hayman: Irene Hamilton
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Mrs Baynes: Maureen O'Reilly
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Myra Holmes: Sonia Graham
Peter Hotmes: Ian Procter
Angela Praedy: Sharon Gurney
Jim Holmes: Bernard Kay
Mrs Williams: Gladys Henson
Gorgios Pappadopolus: Michael Balfour

: Tomorrow's World

Now in its sixth series
What's new today for those interested in tomorrow
Introduced by Raymond Baxter with James Burke
Discoveries... developments... trends...
A weekly report on the critical and fast-changing world of science, medicine and technology


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: James Burke
Reporter: John Parry
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Gordon Thomas
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Michael Latham

: All Gas and Gaiters: The Bishop Buys a Car

by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps
Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Derek Nimmo as the Rev. Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean
with John Lawrence as the Chancellor, Cy Town as the Salesman

There is only one car suitable for a Bishop and it is a pity the Dean does not approve.

(William Mervyn is in "A Woman Named Anne" at the Duke of York's Theatre; Derek Nimmo is in "Charlie Girl" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Writer: Pauline Devaney
Writer: Edwin Apps
Lighting: John Dixon
Sound: Richard Chubb
Music composed and conducted by: Stanley Myers
Designer: Graham Oakley
Producer: John Howard Davies
The Archdeacon: Robertson Hare
The Bishop: William Mervyn
The Rev Mervyn Noote: Derek Nimmo
The Dean: John Barron
The Chancellor: John Lawrence
The Salesman: Cy Town

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds
(by arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph)
presenting Arthur Askey, Bertice Reading, Joe Church, Jamie Phillips, Valente-Valente, Rocky Rendall
and "The Songs of Marie Lloyd" featured by Julia Sutton, Eleanor McCready, Doreen Hermitage, Denis Martin, Jamie Phillips, Valentine Calmer, Eric Vietheer.
Chairman Leonard Sachs

(Choreography Doreen Hermitage by arrangement with the Players Theatre, London)



Comedian: Arthur Askey
Singer: Bertice Reading
Performer: Joe Church
Performer: Jamie Phillips
Performers: Valente-Valente
Contortionist: Rocky Rendall
Singer/Dancer (The Songs of Marie Lloyd): Julia Sutton
Singer/Dancer (The Songs of Marie Lloyd): Eleanor McCready
Choreographer/Singer/Dancer (The Songs of Marie Lloyd): Doreen Hermitage
Singer/Dancer (The Songs of Marie Lloyd): Denis Martin
Singer/Dancer (The Songs of Marie Lloyd): Jamie Phillips
Singer/Dancer (The Songs of Marie Lloyd): Valentine Calmer
Singer/Dancer (The Songs of Marie Lloyd): Eric Vietheer
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical Director: Billy Ternent
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Main News

With Kenneth Kendall including Apollo 13 report and pictures from 50,000ft of the Fra Mauro landing site and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The Budget

The Rt. Hon. Iain Macleod, MP for the Opposition
(on BBC2 at 11.0 pm)


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Iain MacLeod

: The Wednesday Play: Wine of India

by Nigel Kneale
2050: a celebration is organised, for an apparently middle-aged couple, in a world regulated from beginning to end for the contentment of its inhabitants.


Writer: Nigel Kneale
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Gilchrist Calder
Make-up artist: Jean McMillan
Costumes: Catriona Tomalin
Lighting: Robert Wright
Script editor: Shaun MacLoughlin
Designer: J. Roger Lowe
Julie: Annette Crosbie
Will: Brian Blessed
Russ: John Standing
Nita: Rosemary Nicols
Bee: Catherine Lacey
Sam: Ian Ogilvy
Adam: Donald Burton
Pat: David Munro
Nonie: Judith Bellis
Dod: Nicholas Young
Jonna: Vicky Williams
Celebrity: Glenn Williams
Mac: Reg Whitehead
Lexy: Alexandra Dane
Dave: Neville Hughes
Martin: Roger Ferry

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Nigel Kneale 18 December 2016

: Association Football

Highlights of one of tonight's top soccer fixtures.
(Tonight's match will be announced at 7.30 pm)


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
TV Presentation: Alec Weeks
Editor: Sam Leitch

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures

Apollo 13 Report
At 11.30 pm Lunar Module Aquarius is due to separate from Command Module Odyssey to begin its descent to the Highlands of the Moon James Burke and Patrick Moore look ahead to touchdown (due at 3.55 am) and tomorrow's moonwalk.


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter (Apollo 13 Report): James Burke
Reporter (Apollo 13 Report): Patrick Moore

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