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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: repeated on Wednesday 6 May at 12.25 pm)


Presenter/Producer: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Saleem Shahed

: Repondez S'il Vous Plait: 22: Il faut appeler la police

An invitation to speak French
with Max Bellancourt, Jacques Faber, Georges Lambert, Andre Maranne, Georges Montant, Pamela Stirling and Jerome Tiberghien


Presenter/Dialogues and language adviser: Max Bellancourt
Teaching course: Joseph Cremona
Producer: Sheila Innes
[Actor]: Jacques Faber
[Actor]: Georges Lambert
[Actor]: Andre Maranne
[Actor]: Georges Montant
[Actress]: Pamela Stirling
[Actor]: Jerome Tiberghien

: Wie bitte?: 22

A beginners' course in German
Introduced by Leslie Banks

With Dorothea Neukirchen, Werner Umberg, Tom Kempinski, Martina Mayne, George Mikell, Suzanne Roquette


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]: Tom Kempinski
[Actress]: Martina Mayne
[Actor]: George Mikell
[Actress]: Suzanne Roquette

: Morning Service

from Trinity Presbyterian Church, Bangor, Co Down
Conducted by the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, The Rt Rev John Carson, DD
Hymns (from RCH):
Christ is made the sure foundation (207)
The Head that once was crowned with thorns (131)
Put thou thy trust in God (547)
Metrical Psalm 46, second version: God is our refuge and our strength, vv 1. 3, 4 Anthem: Hear, Lord, make haste to help us (Tchaikovsky)
Readings: Psalm 85; Revelations 1


Service conducted by: The Rt Rev John Carson
Organist: Cecil Thompson

: Interval

: Swim: 2: The Breast Stroke

David Vine introduces 10 programmes for people who want to improve their swimming
With Derek Stibbs of the ASA
From the Loughborough College of Education


Presenter: David Vine
Instructor: Derek Stibbs
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

: Germany 1870-1970: 2: Machine-Power

Between 1850 and 1900 Germany became a world industrial power. As production rose so did the socialist vote but the revolution, feared by Bismarck, never came. Why?
Introduced by John Tidmarsh


Presenter: John Tidmarsh
Script: Professor Michael Balfour
Director: Richard Hooper
Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Decimal Shop: 2: Pricing for Decimals

What will the change from £ s d to np do to prices and profits in the retail trade?
Introduced by Harold Webb


Presenter: Harold Webb
Director: Ian Woolf
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Farming

David Richardson visits the Paris Salon, where nearly 700,000 visitors come to two shows featuring the best of European agriculture and agricultural machinery, and including for the first time a representation from Great Britain.
(from Birmingham)

Weather for farmers


Presenter: David Richardson
Producer: Michael Marshall

: The Education Programme

Ideas, opportunities and developments for everybody interested - including parents, teachers, and students.


Director: Gwynn Pritchard
Producer: Roger Owen

: News Headlines

: St George's Day Parade of Queen's Scouts

direct from Windsor Castle
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother inspects today's annual parade and takes the salute at the march-past in the quadrangle. All those marching today have one distinction in common: that of the highest proficiency badge in Scouting - the Queen's Scout Award.
Michael Barratt describes the scene, talks to scouts in the parade, and to the Chief Scout, Sir Charles MacLean, BT, KT, KBE


Presenter/Commentator: Michael Barratt
Interviewee: Sir Charles MacLean
Outside Broadcast Producer: Philip S. Gilbert

: Day Time

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


Presenter: Robin Day
Producer: Margaret Douglas

: A Film for the Family: Clive of India

Starring Ronald Colman, Loretta Young

Ronald Colman plays the great 18th-century British hero who, like Lawrence of Arabia, regarded himself as a man of destiny.


Screenplay: W.P. Lipscomb
Screenplay: R.J. Minney
Director: Richard Boleslawski
Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck
Robert Clive: Ronald Colman
Margaret Maskelyne: Loretta Young
Captain Johnstone: Colin Clive
Edmund Maskelyne: Francis Lister
Prime Minister: C. Aubrey Smith
Mir Jaffar: Cesar Romero

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of antiques with Max Robertson
Customers Rita Webb, Derek Nimmo
(from Bristol)
(Derek Nimmo is appearing in 'Charlie Girl' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Leslie Scott
Customer: Rita Webb
Customer: Derek Nimmo
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: Hobbyhorse

Cliff Morgan meets young people with unusual and exciting ways of spending their leisure time.
Nicholas Sack, the 13-year-old managing director, explains the operation of his airline, his bus company and his Greenwich-based holiday and travel agency. Roderick Barron, aged 14, of St Andrews, plays the Scottish pipes among the ruins of the castle near his home. Julian Joseph, aged 13, lives in Sheffield; his hobbies are entomology and conchology.


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Guest: Nicholas Sack
Piper: Roderick Barron
Guest: Julian Joseph
Producer: Dewl Griffiths

: Private Lives: The Private Life of the Kingfisher

A new wildlife film series.

A film that won awards in London, Montreal and Moscow. It depicts a year in the life of a pair of kingfishers on the Hampshire Test. The filming of the birds under water and inside their nest burrow is unique.
The kingfisher is the most brightly-coloured bird in Britain. It is found in almost every county in our kingdom, and is common on suitable water; and yet it was almost unknown until this film brought home the fascinating facets of its private life.
Written and produced by Jeffery Boswall.
(from Bristol)


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

: The Shari Lewis Show

with ventriloquist Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop and Charley Horse


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

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Fact or Fantasy?

In the third programme on the intuitive side of man's nature Clifford Hanley looks at techniques of Prayer and Meditation with George Harrison of the Beatles, Pir Vilayat
Head of a Sufi Order and Archbishop Anthony Bloom


Presenter: Clifford Hanley
Panellist: George Harrison
Panellist: Pir Vilayat
Panellist: Archbishop Anthony Bloom
Director: John Barclay
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: Songs of Praise

from the Church of the Resurrection, Belfast
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler
Sung and played by pupils of Sullivan Upper School, Holywood and students of Queen's University, Belfast; Sharon Collen, The Ivan Black Group

I'm singing for my Lord; Kum ba yah; I've got some singing to do; All my trials; When I needed a neighbour; Some Career; O brother man; Tomorrow is a highway; Jesus Christ was a man; Fisherman Peter; Thank you; O when the saints go marching in


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Singer: Sharon Collen
Musicians: The Ivan Black Group
Conductor: Edward McCombe
Director: Bernard Torney
Producer: Moore Wasson
Series Producer: Philip S. Gilbert

: Paul Temple: The Artnappers

by Bill Strutton
Created by Francis Durbridge
Starring Francis Matthews as Paul
with Ros Drinkwater as Steve, George Sewell as Sammy Carson

Gallery raids and art thefts are becoming increasingly commonplace - often the only losers appear to be the insurance companies. Paul finds that even they can limit their liability to pay by investing in crime...


Writer: Bill Strutton
Created by: Francis Durbridge
Lighting: John Summers
Sound: Peter Wineman
Script Editor: Trevor Ray
Designer: Colin Shaw
Producer: Peter Bryant
Producer: Derrick Sherwin
Director: Ken Hannam
Paul: Francis Matthews
Steve: Ros Drinkwater
Sammy Carson: George Sewell
Philip Greaves: Terence Alexander
Diane Greaves: Jenny Till
Roffey: Christopher Benjamin
Sir Walter Trewin: Kenneth Edwards
Chief Supt Blundell: Hugh Cross
Paddy: Derek Martin
Iris: Edwina Carroll
Simmons: John Caesar
Barman: Reginald Peters
Blake: Esmond Webb
Wells: Ray Ford
Tuohy: Del Baker

: The Sunday Film: They Who Dare

Starring Dirk Bogarde
with Denholm Elliott, Akim Tamiroff, Gerard Oury

A British film with a difference. Dirk Bogarde as a lieutenant in the Special Boat Service leads a small raiding force to the island of Rhodes. Mission: destroy two enemy airfields. Set in World War II, this exciting production benefits from the touch of director Lewis Milestone who made the now legendary All Quiet on the Western Front back in 1930, and a series of World War II films. Dirk Bogarde has done his patriotic bit in movies like Ill Met by Moonlight, HMS Defiant and The Password is Courage.
(Dirk Bogarde in Rome: Line-Up, BBC2 at 11.20 pm)


Screenplay: Robert Westerby
Producer: Aubrey Baring
Producer: Maxwell Setton
Director: Lewis Milestone
Lieut Graham: Dirk Bogarde
Sgt Corcoran: Denholm Elliott
Captain George One: Akim Tamiroff
Captain George Two: Gerard Oury
Captain Papadopoulos: Eric Pohlmann
Patroklis: Alec Mango

: The News

With John Edmunds and Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Omnibus: To Leningrad with Love

On the centenary of Lenin's birth this film looks at Leningrad in terms of the creative artists who have made their home in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe: Chaliapin and Pavlova; Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, and Shostakovich; Gogol, Pushkin, and Mayakovsky. It also meets some of the city's young artists: a ballet dancer, a pianist, a poet, an acrobat troupe in the circus, a film actress, a sculptor.
Despite the tensions of different political systems, it is still possible to admire the constant beauty of Leningrad and the continuing tradition of her artists.
Poem of Mayakovsky read by Ian McKellen.
Narrator: Denis Pitts.

(Produced with the co-operation of the Novosti Press Agency, and presented by the BBC and Bavarian Television)
(Imagine Venice under snow: page 12)


Reader: Ian McKellen
Narrator: Denis Pitts
Director: Norman Swallow

: Julie Felix

with her guests The Hollies and Jimmy Page


Singer/Guitarist: Julie Felix
Musicians: The Hollies
Guitarist: Jimmy Page
Musical Director: John Cameron
Producer: Colin Charman

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