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: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan

A magazine for viewers from Pakistan and India
Presented and produced by Saleem Shahed
(From Birmingham)


Presenter/Producer: Saleem Shahed
Director: Mahendra Kaul

: Repondez s'il Vous Plait: 25: Ca, par exemple!

An invitation to speak French
With Max Bellancourt, Jacques Faber, Jacqueline Holtz, Michele Lebray, Georges Montant


Presenter/Dialogues and language adviser: Max Bellancourt
Teaching course: Joseph Cremona
Director: John Twitchin
Producer: Sheila Innes
[Actor]: Jacques Faber
[Actress]: Jacqueline Holtz
[Actress]: Michele Lebray
[Actor]: Georges Montant

: Wie bitte?: 25

A beginners' course in German
Introduced by Leslie Banks
With Dorothea Neukirchen, Werner Umberg, Willy Bowman, Paul Hansard, Martin Lyder, George Mikell, Suzanne Roquette, Jorg Sorensen, Marianne Walla


Presenter: Leslie Banks
Language teaching adviser: Antony Peck
Drama script: Milo Sperber
Producer: David Hargreaves
[Actress]: Dorothea Neukirchen
[Actor]: Werner Umberg
[Actor]: Willy Bowman
[Actor]: Paul Hansard
[Actor]: Martin Lyder
[Actor]: George Mikell
[Actress]: Suzanne Roquette
[Actor]: Jorg Sorensen
[Actress]: Marianne Walla

: Parish Communion

from the Parish Church, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol
Celebrant The Vicar, The Rev. Kenneth Clark


Celebrant: The Rev. Kenneth Clark
Organist and choirmaster: Leonard Hatch
Television Presentation: Peter Bale

: Interval

: Swim: 5: The Butterfly

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


Presenter: David Vine
Instructor: Ray Cayless
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

: Germany 1870-1970: 5: Das Volk

A certain concept of the German people was a powerful weapon for Hitler in his rise to power. What was it?
Introduced by John Tidmarsh


Presenter: John Tidmarsh
Script: Dr Roger Morgan
Director: John Eidinow
Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Decimal Shop: 5: Open Forum

Retailers and experts exchange views on the problems of preparing for D-day.
Introduced by Harold Webb


Presenter: Harold Webb
Series Adviser: Bryan Sutton
Director: Ken Patton
Producer: Ian Woolf

: Closedown

: Farming: Land Drainage - an Overlooked Job?

Introduced by Henry Fell

Despite a large government grant millions of acres of farmland in the UK still need draining.
David Richardson investigates how farmers can tackle this problem.
(from Birmingham)


Presenter: Henry Fell
Reporter: David Richardson
Director: Andrew Meikle
Producer: Michael Marshall

: The Education Programme

A new project: where the teacher doesn't teach.

Exams: do they work? Also some hints on how to pass them.


Director: Roger Tonge
Producer: Roger Owen

: News Headlines

: It Was Very Easy in Those Days to Die...

Russell Braddon, Australian journalist, author, and broadcaster talks to Michael Dean about his childhood in Australia, his detention in Changi Gaol and his post-war life in England.


Interviewee: Russell Braddon
Interviewer: Michael Dean
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: A Film for the Family: A Cry from the Streets

Starring Max Bygraves, Barbara Murray
with Kathleen Harrison, Colin Petersen, Dana Wilson

A Child Welfare Officer uses rather unconventional methods to give three of her charges a new opportunity in life.


Screenplay: Vernon Harris
Based on the novel "The Friend In Need" by: Elizabeth Coxhead
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Producer: Ian Dalrymple
Bill Lowther: Max Bygraves
Ann Fairlie: Barbara Murray
Georgie: Colin Petersen
Barbie: Dana Wilson
Mrs Farrer: Kathleen Harrison
Don Farrer: Sean Barrett

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of antiques with Max Robertson
Customers Juno Alexander, Jeremy Irons
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Chris Brunker
Customer: Juno Alexander
Customer: Jeremy Irons
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.
Five-year-old Gershon Cohen of Cardiff insists on showing his stamp collection before agreeing to play his violin. Dorothy Barrett and Stuart Barrett, 10-year-old twins from Alton, Hampshire, revive the ancient craft of making corn dollies, while 16-year-old Peter Spence of Whitley Bay attempts to tie us all in knots.
(from Cardiff)


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Guest: Gershon Cohen
Guest: Dorothy Barrett
Guest: Stuart Barrett
Guest: Peter Spence
Producer: Dewi Griffiths

: Look: Birdwatcher Extraordinary

Leslie Brown is one of the most adventurous naturalists in the world, pursuing his quarry with binoculars and notebook, by land, water and air. We find him in search of lonely eagles in Scotland, millions of flamingos among the soda lakes of Tanzania, redwinged starlings behind Kenya waterfalls, and pelicans in Ethiopia.
Written and directed by Jeffery Boswall
(From Bristol)


Subject: Leslie Brown
Writer/Director: 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: Graham Parker

: Ideas in Print

What is there to read in the developing countries? Is it what is needed? Are the Churches helping in the right way? Raymond Nicholls and James Sutton discuss their work with some overseas visitors who are concerned with the communications media.
Chairman Basil Moss
Introduced by Charles Richards


Presenter: Charles Richards
Chairman: Basil Moss
Panellist: Raymond Nicholls
Panellist: James Sutton
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Songs of Praise for Whitsunday

from Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire
Introduced by Peter West
with combined choirs of the town
Whitsunday Story told by Tom Fleming

Praise to the Holiest (Richmond)
Come down, O love (Down Ampney)
If ye love me (Tallis)
Thou whose almighty word (Moscow)
My song is love (Love Unknown)
Guide me, O thou great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda)
Their sound is gone out (Messiah: Handel)
When God of old (Winchester Old)
Jesu, lover of my soul (Hollingside)
Now thank we all (Nun danket)
Blessing by the Vice-Provost, The Rev Canon E. Eric Roberts


Presenter: Peter West
Storyteller: Tom Fleming
Blessing: The Rev Canon E. Eric Roberts
Organist: Peter Wood
Conductor: Kenneth Beard
Arranged by: Philip Turner
Series Producer: Philip S. Gilbert

: Robert Dougall

appeals on behalf of the Royal National Institute for the Deaf
The RNID shows concern for deaf people from the cradle to the grave.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Dougall

: Paul Temple: Antique Death: Part 2

by Michael Chapman
Created by Francis Durbridge
Starring Francis Matthews as Paul
with Ros Drinkwater as Steve

Paul moves from Amsterdam to Bruges in his search for the Arezzo Apollo figurine which has been stolen from him. The death of Genevieve Duclos leads him closer to those responsible and deeper into the dangerous world of organised international crime.


Writer: Michael Chapman
Created by: Francis Durbridge
Make-up: Susan Heaphy
Script Editor: Trevor Ray
Designer: Barry Newbery
Producer: Peter Bryant
Producer: Derrick Sherwin
Director: John Matthews
Paul: Francis Matthews
Steve: Ros Drinkwater
Van Beuren: Peter Carsten
Tourelle: Jan Conrad
Marthe: Jean Anderson
Monsieur Duclos: Andreas Malandrinos
Receptionist: Cynthia Bizeray
Victor: Wolf Frees
Cecile: Yvonne Antrobus
Baron Mondelle: Noel Willman
Mr. Joy: Cyril Shaps

: Play of the Month: The Rivals

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Beryl Reid, Jeremy Brett, Jennie Linden, T.P. McKenna and John Alderton

A glittering "fancy-dress" comedy that bubbles over with the wit and humour of Richard Sheridan, and characters like Mrs Malaprop and Sir Anthony Absolute, "the very pineapple of perfection".

(Jeremy Brett is a National Theatre player)
(Beryl Reid on Mrs Malaprop: page 9)


Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Script Editor: Rosemary Hill
Lighting: Robert Wright
Costumes: Charles Knode
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Basil Coleman
Sir Anthony Absolute: Andrew Cruickshank
Mrs Malaprop: Beryl Reid
Captain Absolute: Jeremy Brett
Lydia Languish: Jennie Linden
Bob Acres: John Alderton
Sir Lucius O'Trigger: T.P. McKenna
Julia: Lynn Farleigh
Faulkland: Peter Egan
Lucy: Janina Faye
Fag: Bunny May
David: Berwick Kaler
Coachman: Norman Lumsden
Maid: Felicity Hain
Maid: Susan Penhaligon
Boy: Malcolm Roberts

: The News

with Richard Baker and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Omnibus: The Hollywood Image: 3: The Post-War Years

This is the last of three films about Hollywood: it begins with Samuel Goldwyn's "The Best Years of Our Lives" and ends with some of the films of 1970, made by a new generation which welcomes controversy and reflects the confusions of a Permissive Society. The old "dream world" has been thrown away, and the traditional "star system" has gone with it. Hollywood faces an uncertain future.


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

: Julie Felix

with her guests Peter Sarstedt and Blue Mink


Singer/Guitarist: Julie Felix
Singer: Peter Sarstedt
Musicians: Blue Mink
Musical Director: John Cameron
Design: Don Taylor
Producer: Colin Charman

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