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: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan

A special programme featuring Vyjayanthimala world-renowned Bharata Natyam dancer and a complete round-up of the General Election Results
Presented and produced by Mahendra Kaul
(From Birmingham: shown on Sunday)


Presenter/Producer: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Ashok Rampal
Dancer: Vyjayanthimala

: Interval

: Disc a Dawn

Discs and talents of young people

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Wimbledon 1970: The Lawn Tennis Championships

BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the third day's play of the world's greatest Open Championship direct from the All England Lawn Tennis Club. The pick of the matches on the Centre Court and on No 1 Court
With commentaries by Dan Maskell, Jack Kramer, Peter West, Bill Knight and Emlyn Jones and News - results - summaries from Harry Carpenter


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Bill Knight
Commentator: Emlyn Jones
Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation: Richard Tilling
Television Presentation: Bob Duncan
Television Presentation: Fred Viner
Television Presentation: Dewi Griffiths
Television Presentation: Brian Venner
Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: Jackanory Request Week: Clown Stories: Holland

With Larry Parker


Storyteller: Larry Parker

: The Magic Puzzle: Part 1

A film from Czechoslovakia
When the town threw out all its old junk on to the square, Franta discovered a strange piece of ironwork.
Story told by Peter Bowles


Narrator: Peter Bowles
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Tom Tom

scans the world of technology and adventure with Norman Tozer and reporters
John Earle and Jan Leeming
Midsummer magic at Stonehenge. John finds more riddles in the stones.
Tom Tom gets a warm reception at a Fire Research Station. Has man harnessed his old enemy-fire?
(from Bristol)
(Was Stonehenge just a rock clock?: page 12)


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Reporter: John Earle
Reporter: Jan Leeming
Producer: David Turnbull

: Hector's House

The varied adventures of Hector the Dog and Zaza the Cat, not forgetting next - door - neighbour Mrs Kiki Frog.

: London

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


Producer: Michael Townson

: Wimbledon 1970: The Lawn Tennis Championships

The final transmission of the day direct from the All England Club, including 'live' action, a review of the highlights, news and results of the third day's play.
(Match of the Day: BBC2, 10.0 pm)

: The Doctors

Written by Hugh Forbes
Starring John Barrie, Richard Leech, Justine Lord with Irene Hamilton
Guest star Deryck Guyler

Beth Fisher has an alarming experience. Theresa Doyle begins to assert herself against the doctors. Dr Hayman is called out on his night off.


Writer: Hugh Forbes
Serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Merle Downie
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mike Bowen
Harry Fisher: Stephen Yardley
Beth Fisher: Helen Cotterill
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Molly Dolan: Lynda Marchal
Martin Doyle: David Blake-Kelly
Vincent Humphries: Deryck Guyler
Cathleen Kelly: Janet Key
Ray Hayman: Stephen Follett
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Jo Hayman: Elaine Mileham
Louise Hayman: Irene Hamilton
Theresa Doyle: Anna Manahan
Mrs Valentine: Gillian Lind

: Mission Impossible: The Heir Apparent

The exploits of a team of expert and daring undercover agents whose job is to prove that their missions are, in fact, anything but impossible. Led by Peter Graves as Jim Phelps, Martin Landau as Rollin Hand, Greg Morris as Barney, Peter Lupus as Willy, Barbara Bain as Cinnamon

This week: The Heir Apparent
A case of having to 'box clever.'


Jim Phelps: Peter Graves
Rollin Hand: Martin Landau
Barney: Greg Morris
Willy: Peter Lupus
Cinnamon: Barbara Bain
Zageb: Rudy Solari
Archbishop: Torin Thatcher
Qaisette: Charles Aidman

: The Main News

With Kenneth Kendall and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Frost over America

The first in the new series of David Frost Emmy award winning shows recorded in New York and Hollywood.
Tonight David Frost talks to Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor about their work and life together.
Burton: 'I think the turning point in my life was meeting Phil Burton (my stepfather) when I was a small boy. Otherwise I would presumably have become a miner like all my brothers, and because of my plausibility and glibness would obviously have become a miner's agent, thereby a Member of Parliament and a more outrageous rogue than I am now. But life has been extremely kind to me: I'm rich, I'm reasonably well known and I have a sort of housewife who looks after me who's not bad.'
Burton recalls his childhood in Wales, tells of some amusing early experiences in the theatre and predicts his life as an Oxford Don next year: 'One of the things I want to see is Elizabeth giving high tea to the undergraduates with a low cut dress, wearing diamonds in her ears and one through her nostrils.'
('Delightful, great, stunning, smashing' ...the return of David Frost: page 6)


Interviewer: David Frost
Interviewee: Richard Burton
Interviewee: Elizabeth Taylor
Produced for Westinghouse by: Peter Baker
Presented for BBCtv by: Iain Johnstone

: He Who Dares: 1: In the Midst of an Empty Sea

Six true stories of people who survived against all odds

As an airline pilot, Henri Bourdens had flown to every corner of the globe. But his real ambition was to sail around the world. Three years ago it looked as though he and his wife Jose would realise this dream - until their yacht was wrecked on a desert island in the Arafura Sea. They had a Bible and Shakespeare - and even gramophone records. What they didn't have was food, or any hope of rescue. How do 20th-century castaways cope with total isolation and the prospect of almost certain death?
A co-production with the Australian Broadcasting Commission


Subject: Henri Bourdens
Subject: Jose Bourdens
Producer: David Gerrard

: 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 and with on-the-spot reports by Bernard Falk, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Fyfe Robertson and Denis Tuohy and special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the Week: Gordon Watts
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Charles Dickens 1812-1870

A Celebration by Angus Wilson
Charles Dickens, who died 100 years ago, was known in his own lifetime as The Great Inimitable. Never in the history of literature has a writer Deen so loved and respected during his lifetime-and after. The author of Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist and David Copperfield was a person of many contradictions. Immensely high-spirited and energetic, he was also pessimistic about the state of Victorian society and could be hypocritical in his dealings with his fellow men.
In his celebration of Dickens, Angus Wilson, himself a distinguished novelist and lecturer, shows how the different threads in his life and character were reflected and resolved in his novels.
(Dickens unadorned: page 14)


Writer/Presenter: Angus Wilson
Producer: Julian Jebb

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