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: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan

A magazine for viewers from Pakistan and India
Presented and produced by Saleem Shahed
(from BBC Midlands)


Presenter/Producer: Saleem Shahed
Director: Mahendra Kaul

: Repondez S'il Vous Plait: 23: Vous avez de la chance!

An invitation to speak French
with Max Bellancourt, Jacques Faber, Jacqueline Holtz, Georges Lambert, Andre Maranne


Presenter/Dialogues and language adviser: Max Bellancourt
Teaching course: Joseph Cremona
Designer: Gordon Roland
Director: John Twitchin
Producer: Sheila Innes
[Actor]: Jacques Faber
[Actress]: Jacqueline Holtz
[Actor]: Georges Lambert
[Actor]: Andre Maranne

: Wie bitte?: Programme 23

A beginners' course in German
Introduced by Leslie Banks
With Dorothea Neukirchen, Werner Umberg, Karen Glaser, David Hadda, Martin Lyder, Irene Prador, Milo Sperber


Presenter: Leslie Banks
Language teaching adviser: Antony Peck
Drama script: Milo Sperber
Producer: David Hargreaves
[Actress]: Dorothea Neukirchen
[Actor]: Werner Umberg
[Actress]: Karen Glaser
[Actor]: David Hadda
[Actor]: Martin Lyder
[Actress]: Irene Prador
[Actor]: Milo Sperber

: Annual Service of the Leicester Christian Industrial Council

from Leicester Cathedral
Conducted by the Provost, The Very Rev John C. Hughes
Leicester Male Voice Choir
conducted by Philip Jenkins

Praise to the Lord (Praxis pietatis)
Alleluia! sing to Jesus (Hyfrydol)
Dear Lord and Father (Repton)
Fill thou my life (Richmond)


Service conducted by: The Very Rev John C. Hughes
Preacher: The Rev Raymond V. James
Singers: Leicester Male Voice Choir
Choir conducted by: Philip Jenkins
Organist: Peter G. White
Television Presentation: Barrie Edgar

: Interval

: Swim: 3: The Front Crawl

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


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

: Germany 1870-1970: 3: Kaiser Power

Wilhelm II was one of the most intelligent men ever to become a king. Yet in 1918 he abdicated and Germany was ruined.
Introduced by John Tidmarsh


Presenter: John Tidmarsh
Script: Professor Michael Balfour
Director: Joy Curtiss
Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Decimal Shop: 3: Machines and Paperwork

How should the retailer convert his machines and paperwork for decimals?
Introduced by Harold Webb


Presenter: Harold Webb
Series Adviser: Bryan Sutton
Director: Ken Patton
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Closedown

: Farming: Intensive Lamb Production

Introduced by David Richardson

The management of pigs and poultry has been intensified in order to meet the economic challenge of present-day agriculture. John Johnston reports from Co Antrim on the development of a blueprint for intensive lamb production from a flock of 250 ewes.
(from Birmingham)

Weather for farmers


Presenter: David Richardson
Reporter: John Johnston
Producer: Michael Marshall

: Interval

: The Education Programme

An investigation of the latest wave of student unrest in the universities.


Director: Gwynn Pritchard
Producer: Roger Owen

: News Headlines

: The Marx Brothers in My Life

S. J. Perelman, American humorist and writer talks to Tony Bilbow about his years in Hollywood, the Marx Brothers, Scott Fitzgerald, the English, and himself.
(A Line-Up interview first shown on BBC2)


Interviewee: S.J. Perelman
Interviewer: Tony Bilbow
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: A Film for the Family: Count Three and Pray

Starring Van Heflin, Joanne Woodward with Raymond Burr, Allison Hayes

A Southerner who fought on the Union side in the Civil War meets hatred and hostility when he returns home. Joanne Woodward in her first starring role Plays the tomboy 'Lissy' who aids and abets Luke Fargo.


Screenplay: Herb Meadow
Director: George Sherman
Producer: Ted Richmond
Luke Fargo: Van Heflin
'Lissy': Joanne Woodward
Yancey Higgins: Raymond Burr
Georgina: Allison Hayes
Albert Loomis: Phil Carey
Floyd Miller: Myron Healey

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of antiques with Max Robertson
Customers Felicity Oliver, William Rushton
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Robert Burnett
Customer: Felicity Oliver
Customer: William Rushton
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: Hobbyhorse

Cliff Morgan meets young people from all over Great Britain who have unusual and exciting ways of spending their leisure time.
Sue Dewar is 16. She comes from Nottingham and is a collector. Her museum contains hundreds of items going back hundreds of years and they come from all parts of the world. Buckinghamshire lace and home-made historic dolls are the hobbies of two sisters from Penn, Catherine and Judith Dendy, aged 12 and 15. Surrounded by so many girls, Cliff Morgan is glad to have the company of the champion Town Crier of Great Britain.
(from Cardiff)


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Guest: Sue Dewar
Guest: Catherine Dundy
Guest: Judith Dendy
Producer: Dewi Griffiths

: Private Lives: The Private Life of the Robin

A new wildlife film series

The robin is Britain's most popular bird; it strikes up friendships with humans, and nests in the unlikeliest places. At Christmas, the redbreast on our greetings cards is a messenger of peace and goodwill. But in reality it can be a belligerent defender of its back-garden territory.
(From Bristol)


Narrator: Hugh Falkus
Filmed by: Ronald Eastman
Filmed by: Rosemary Eastman
Scientific adviser: David Lack
Devised and produced by: Suzanne Gibbs

: The Shari Lewis Show

with ventriloquist Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop, Charley Horse and Baby
(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?

In the fourth programme on the intuitive side of man's nature Clifford Hanley looks at the evidence for Survival and Reincarnation
with Rosalind Heywood of the Society for Psychical Research, Canon John Pearce-Higgins and Dr Ian Stevenson of the Dept of Psychiatry, University of Virginia


Presenter: Clifford Hanley
Panellist: Rosalind Heywood
Panellist: Canon John Pearce-Higgins
Panellist: Dr Ian Stevenson
Director: John Barclay
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: Songs of Praise

from the Parish Church of St Cuthbert's, Wells
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler
with the combined local church choirs

All people that on earth do dwell (Old Hundredth)
O God of Bethel (Stracathro)
Thou to whom the sick and dying (Gott des Himmels)
The Lord is my Shepherd (S. Wesley)
Lord, in thy name (Beulah)
Lead, kindly light (Alberta)
Trumpet of God (Rangoon)
All things bright (Royal Oak)
Glorious things of thee (Abbot's Leigh)
Round me falls the night (Thuringia)
Faithful shepherd (Pastor pastorum)


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Conductor: David Wade
Organist: Keith Tomkinson
Producer: Peter Bale
Series Producer: Philip S. Gilbert

: Paul Temple: The Black Room

by Moris Farhi
Created by Francis Durbridge
Starring Francis Matthews as Paul
with Ros Drinkwater as Steve

How deeply within ourselves can we bury the effects of violence? Paul discovers methods by which unscrupulous men use a victim's past to force their way into a frightening future.


Writer: Moris Farhi
Created by: Francis Durbridge
Script Editor: Trevor Ray
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Peter Bryant
Producer: Derrick Sherwin
Director: Christopher Barry
Paul: Francis Matthews
Steve: Ros Drinkwater
Kevin Travers: Julian Glover
Chris Lazenby: Michael Deacon
Jaap Viljoen: Patrick Newell
Miriam Ngasa: Helen Downing
Dr Kurmann: Edward Burnham
President Ikabu: Rudolph Walker
Det-Insp Pritchards: Simon Merrick
Dr Rob Dundass: Geoffrey Lumsden
Mrs Travers: Joan Haythorne
Detective Sergeant: Brian Vaughan
Television reporter: David Simeon
Cab driver: Stan Hollingsworth

: The Sunday Film: Robert Rossen's All the King's Men

Starring Broderick Crawford, John Ireland with Mercedes McCambridge, Joanne Dru

Idealist Willie Stark is elected Governor of a Mid-Western state, but the corruption he campaigned against soon threatens his own administration. Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Robert Penn Warren, it is reputedly based on the career of Huey Long, the Governor of Louisiana, who was assassinated in 1935. Robert Rossen received an Academy Award for this the best film of the year, and Oscars went to Broderick Crawford (as best actor) and Mercedes McCambridge (as best supporting actress).


Based on a novel by: Robert Penn Warren
Writer/Producer/Director: Robert Rossen
Willie Stark: Broderick Crawford
Jack Burden: John Ireland
Anne Stanton: Joanne Dru
Sadie Burke: Mercedes McCambridge
Mrs Stark: Anne Seymour
Tom Stark: John Derek

: The News

With John Edmunds and Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Omnibus presenting: The Hollywood Image: 1: The Silent Era

This week Omnibus presents the first of three films about Hollywood and its history, including extracts from many of the most famous films made in what was originally an unknown suburb of Los Angeles. This film begins with the very first piece of film copyrighted on 7 January 1894, and it ends with Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer, the forerunner of the Talkies and made 33 years later.
Written by Alexander Walker
(On Tuesday the all-American way of life goes to the highest bidder: pages 50-53)


Narrator: Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Writer: Alexander Walker
Producer: Therese Denny

: Julie Felix

with her guests Lou Rawls and The Marmalade


Singer/Guitarist: Julie Felix
Singer: Lou Rawls
Musicians: The Marmalade
Musical Director: John Cameron
Design: Don Taylor
Producer: Colin Charman

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