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: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan

A magazine for viewers from Pakistan and India including discussions, review of recent news, music, and stories from the communities.
Presented and produced by Saleem Shahed
(From BBC Midlands)


Presenter/Producer: Saleem Shahed
Director: Mahendra Kaul

: Repondez S'il Vous Plait: 21: Il fait bon ici!

An invitation to speak French
with Max Bellancourt, Violetta Farjeon, Jacqueline Holtz, Georges Lambert and Michele Leighton


Presenter/Dialogues and language adviser: Max Bellancourt
Teaching course: Joseph Cremona
Director: John Twitchin
Producer: Sheila Innes
[Actress]: Violetta Farjeon
[Actress]: Jacqueline Holtz
[Actor]: Georges Lambert
[Actress]: Michele Leighton

: Wie bitte?: Programme 21

A beginners' course in German
Introduced by Leslie Banks
With Dorothea Neukirchen, Werner Umberg, Gerard Heinz, George Mikell, Jorg Sorensen, Milo Sperber, Gordon Sterne


Presenter: Leslie Banks
Language teaching adviser: Antony Peck
Drama script: Milo Sperber
Producer: David Hargreaves
[Actress]: Dorothea Neukirchen
[Actor]: Werner Umberg
[Actor]: Gerard Heinz
[Actor]: George Mikell
[Actor]: Jorg Sorensen
[Actor]: Milo Sperber
[Actor]: Gordon Sterne

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing: There the Dance Is

An anthology compiled by Leon Rosselson
with Maddy Prior, Roy Bailey, Peter Knight, Leon Rosselson, Allan McClelland, Roy Spencer
Introduced by Basil Moss who also discusses the religious significance of dance with Joan Russell and Joan Tooke


Writer/Singer: Leon Rosselson
Singer: Maddy Prior
Singer: Roy Bailey
Musician: Peter Knight
Reader: Allan McClelland
Reader: Roy Spencer
Reader: Basil Moss
Guest: Joan Russell
Guest: Joan Tooke
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Interval

: Swim

David Vine introduces the first of 10 programmes for people who want to improve their swimming.
With Eddie Gorton of the ASA


Presenter: David Vine
Instructor: Eddie Gorton
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

: Germany 1870-1970: 1: Queen of the Continent

Written by Professor Michael Balfour
Thus Carlyle hailed the creation of a united Germany. Why had the new nation been so late in the making? What strengths and weaknesses did unity bring?
Introduced by John Tidmarsh


Writer: Professor Michael Balfour
Presenter: John Tidmarsh
Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Decimal Shop: 1: Front Line Troops

Ten months to go to D-day. Will Britain's retailers be ready for the switch to decimal currency?
Introduced by Harold Webb
with Noel Moore, Decimal Currency Board, and Bryan Sutton


Presenter: Harold Webb
Guest: Noel Moore
Guest: Bryan Sutton
Director: Ian Woolf
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Closedown

: Farming: Fish

John Cherrington looks at the economics of changing indifferent land into useful water, and the possibilities of producing a cash crop from fish.
(from Birmingham)

Weather for farmers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Producer: Philip Hicks

: Interval

: The Education Programme: Playgroups or Nursery Schools?

Are they alternatives or do we need both?
Joan Lestor, Parliamentary Under-secretary of State for the Department of Education and Science, answers questions by:
Marianne Parry, Director of Pre-school Education Project, Schools Council
Brenda Crowe, National Adviser, Pre-school Playgroups Association
Betty Osborn, Chairman, National Campaign for Nursery Education
Chairman Alan Little
(from Bristol)


Interviewee: Joan Lestor
Interviewer: Marianne Parry
Interviewer: Brenda Crowe
Interviewer: Betty Osborn
Chairman: Alan Little
Director: Robin Stewart
Producer: Eileen Molony

: News Headlines

: Day Time

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


Presenter: Robin Day
Producer: Margaret Douglas

: A Film for the Family: The Last of the Mohicans

Starring Randolph Scott, Binnie Barnes, Henry Wilcoxen, Bruce Cabot, Heather Angel

The adventures of Hawkeye, legendary frontier scout.


Screenplay: Philip Dunne
Based on the story by: James Fenimore Cooper
Director: George B. Seitz
Producer: Edward Small
Hawkeye: Randolph Scott
Alice Munro: Binnie Barnes
Cora Munro: Heather Angel
Colonel Munro: Hugh Buckler
Major Heyward: Henry Wilcoxen
Magua: Bruce Cabot
Chingachgook: Robert Barrat

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of antiques with Max Robertson
Customers Herta Milne, Robin Ray


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Clifford Henderson
Customer: Herta Milne
Customer: Robin Ray
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: Hobbyhorse

Cliff Morgan meets young people who have unusual and exciting ways of spending their leisure time. The Hutsulka, a highland dance from the Carpathian Mountains, is just one of the exciting dances performed by the Ukrainian Youth Group from Nottingham. Edward Fitzgibbon of Chelsea makes the most accurate miniature soldiers in the country. There is an item too about collecting rocks.


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Dancers: Ukrainian Youth Group
Guest: Edward Fitzgibbon
Producer: Dewi Griffiths

: Private Lives: The Private Life of the Siamese Fighting Fish

A new wildlife film series

Betta splendens is the scientific name of a magnificent pugilist of the underwater world: the fighting fish of Siam. Its territorial combats and incredibly erotic love-play fascinate the scientists. Sociologists are no less interested in the role of the animal in the folklore of its native Thailand, where it is line-bred for purposes of gambling.
Commentary by Clifford Dyment


Narrator: Clifford Dyment
Scientific Adviser: Michael J. Simpson
Filmed by: Ronald Eastman
Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: The Shari Lewis Show

with ventriloquist Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop and Charley Horse
(Bert Hayes is appearing at the Winter Gardens, Margate)


Ventriloquist: Shari Lewis
Music: The Bert Hayes Trio
Presented by: Johnny Downes

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Fact or Fantasy?

Falling in love and sudden conversion - superstitions and nameless fears - prayer and meditation - miraculous cures - reincarnation and life after death.
A series of programmes with Clifford Hanley finding out what people really feel and believe.


Presenter: Clifford Hanley
Director: John Barclay
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: Songs of Praise

from St Mary's Church, Bangor, North Wales
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler
with Janet Price
and the St Deiniol Singers, Bethesda Ladies Choir, Gwynnedd Singers, Llithfaen and District Choral Society, Penrhyn Male Voice Choir, St Paul's School Choir

Hark! hark, my soul!
Onward Christian soldiers
Tell me the old, old story I need thee every hour
Arglwydd gad im dawel orffwys (Arwelfa)
Saviour like a shepherd lead us
Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast (Anima Christi)
In the sweet bye and bye
God be with you till we meet again


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Singer: Janet Price
Singers: The St Deiniol Singers
Singers: Bethesda Ladies Choir
Singers: Gwynnedd Singers
Singers: Llithfaen and District Choral Society
Singers: Penrhyn Male Voice Choir
Singers: St Paul's School Choir
Conductor: James Williams
Organist: Raymond Williams
Producer: Tregelles Williams
Series Producer: Philip S. Gilbert

: World Wildlife

An appeal by Virginia McKenna
Nature is the one field in which the process of destruction is irreversible. World Wildlife is devoted to the urgent task of conservation.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: [address removed]


Presenter: Virginia McKenna

: Paul Temple: Games People Play

by John Gould
Created by Francis Durbridge
Starring Francis Matthews as Paul
with Ros Drinkwater as Steve

While in Malta, Paul and Steve are drawn into the 'sweet life' of a group for whom luxury has become a necessity-a life that soon lures the innocent beyond boredom, into danger.


Writer: John Gould
Created by: Francis Durbridge
Film Cameraman: Peter Hall
Film Editor: Gordon Clarke
Script Editor: Trevor Ray
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Peter Bryant
Producer: Derrick Sherwin
Director: Philip Dudley
Paul: Francis Matthews
Steve: Ros Drinkwater
Mark: George Baker
Juliet: Angela Browne
Alexis: Moray Watson
Piet: Tony Vogel
Ivan: Michael Gothard
Maria: Penny Spencer
Captain Debono: Joe Zammit Cordina

: Play of the Month presenting: E.M. Forster's Howards End

Adapted for television by Pauline MacAulay.
(Stage version by Lance Sieveking and Richard Cottrell)
Starring Leo Genn, Rachel Kempson, Glenda Jackson
with Sarah-Jane Gwillim



Author: E.M. Forster
Adapted by: Pauline MacAulay
Stage Version: Lance Sieveking
Stage Version: Richard Cottrell
Incidental music composed by: Elizabeth Poston
Played by: The Garvent Orchestra
Conductor: Douglas Robinson
Script Editor: Rosemary Hill
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Donald McWhinnie
Helen Schlegel: Sarah-Jane Gwillim
Henry Wilcox: Leo Genn
Charles Wilcox: Kenneth Fortescue
Evie Wilcox: Hermione Boulton
Ruth Wilcox: Rachel Kempson
Paul Wilcox: Ian Ricketts
Margaret Schlegel: Glenda Jackson
Aunt Juley: Gwen Nelson
Tibby Schlegel: Christopher Witty
Railway porter: Robin Cook
Leonard Bast: Andrew Ray
Cousin Frieda: Rachel Stewart
Jacky: Geraldine Sherman
The Wilcoxes' maid: Georgina Patterson
Guest at lunch: Sally Lewis
Miss Quested: Tessa Shaw
Gravedigger: John Tordoff
Dolly Wilcox: Caroline Hunt
The Schlegels' maid: Mary Healey
Miss Avery: Daphne Heard
Waitress: Suzanne Kerchiss
Butler: Ralph Ball
Tom: Bobby Racher
Dr Mansbridge: Danvers Walker

: The News

With John Edmunds and Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Omnibus presenting: Kenneth More

talking to Michael Flanders

The actor who created the part of Jo in The Forsyte Saga discusses his start in the theatrical profession at the Windmill Theatre, his years in repertory and his rapid rise to stardom. He looks at some of the actor's problems in creating characters in the theatre, the cinema and on television, and looks at excerpts from some of his best-known roles: The Secretary Bird; The Forsyte Saga; The Comedy Man; Raising a Riot; The Deep Blue Sea; Reach for the Sky; The Admirable Crichton; The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw; Sink the Bismarck
(What I owe to the Forsytes: pages 6-8)


Interviewee: Kenneth More
Interviewer: Michael Flanders
Designer: John White
Producer: Hal Burton

: Julie Felix

with her guests Billy Preston and Nino Tempo and April Stevens


Singer/Guitarist: Julie Felix
Singer/Pianist: Billy Preston
Musician: Nino Tempo
Singer: April Stevens
Musical Director: John Cameron
Design: Don Taylor
Producer: Colin Charman

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