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: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan: The Generation Gap

A discussion of the problems facing the second generation of immigrant families in Britain.
Produced and presented by Saleem Shahed
(from Birmingham)


Producer/Presenter: Saleem Shahed
Director: Mahendra Kaul

: Closedown

: Sung Mass of The Holy Spirit

from the Franciscan Friary, Olton
The Newman Singers
The Friary of the Capuchin Franciscan Fathers at Olton is dedicated to the Holy Spirit, and this provides the theme for today's concelebrated Mass.

Second English Mass (Bevenot)
Processional Hymn: Holy Spirit Lord of light (Veni Sancte Spiritus) (PHB 102)
Psalm: Bless the Lord my soul (Simple Gradual)
Offertory Motet: O thou who at thy Eucharist didst pray (Temple Bevan)
Communion Motet: O Lord, increase my faith (Orlando Gibbons)
Thanksgiving Hymn: Praise to the Holiest (Billing) (PHB 236)


Principal Celebrant: Fr Aloysius, OFM
Provincial Preacher: Fr Paschal, OFM
Singers: The Newman Singers
Organist: David McCarthy
Commentary: Fr John Stapleton
Television Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Closedown

: Farming: Co-operatives at the Crossroads: 2: What Kind of Service?

Introduced by Henry Fell

David Richardson visits East Anglia and continues his examination into the present-day role of farm co-operatives in Britain.
How wide a range of services and facilities should a co-operative offer? Should a group specialise in supplying the farmer, or selling his produce?
(From Birmingham)


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

: News Headlines

: Wimbledon 1970: The Lawn Tennis Championships

Harry Carpenter looks back over the first week of the tournament.


Presenter: Harry Carpenter

: A Film for the Family: Christopher Columbus

Feature films selected for the occasion- at home with the family-this week starring Fredric March with Florence Eldridge, Francis L. Sullivan

The dramatic story of Christopher Columbus's discovery of America. Fredric March and his wife, Florence Eldridge, came to Britain specially to star in this lavishly-produced Technicolor production.


Director: David MacDonald
Producer: A. Frank Bundy
Christopher Columbus: Fredric March
Queen Isabella: Florence Eldridge
Francisco de Bobadilla: Francis L. Sullivan
Beatriz: Kathleen Ryan
Diego de Arana: Derek Bond
Beatriz de Peraza: Linden Travers

: Life at Large looks at: The Secret Bowers

The birds of Australasia include some whose plumage is among the most beautiful in the world, some with unique methods of incubation, and others whose ways of courtship are incredibly complex. The behaviour of a few even suggests that birds have an aesthetic sense.
Commentary written by Richard Wade
(From Bristol: first shown on BBC2)


Filmed by: Heinz Sielmann
Narrator: Peter Scott
Writer: Richard Wade
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: The Shari Lewis Show

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


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

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: The Fourth 'R'

Should Religious Education be compulsory in law?
Does it mean the indoctrination of innocent children?
These and many other topics are dealt with in the Durham Report on Religious Education.
The Bishop of Durham Dr Ian T. Ramsey introduces his Report
The Rev Alan Loosemore, RE Adviser, West Riding, looks at present RE teaching in the West Riding
Edward Blishen, educational author and lecturer, comments from a sceptical point of view
Introduced by Stuart MacLure


Speaker: Dr Ian T. Ramsey
Speaker: The Rev Alan Loosemore
Speaker: Edward Blishen
Presenter: Stuart MacLure
Producer: Raymond Short

: Songs of Praise

from Long Street Methodist Church, Middleton, Manchester
Introduced by Keith Macklin
With Judy MacKenzie and The Glorylanders

This week the Annual Methodist Conference is being held in Manchester. This programme with united Methodist choirs from North East Manchester is based on Hymns and Songs - the new supplement to the Methodist Hymn Book.

O for a thousand tongues (Richmond)
Forgive our sins as we forgive (St Bernard)
In Christ there is no east or west (McKee)
Good Christian men, rejoice (Vulpius)
The God who rules this earth (Andrew)
Lord thy church on earth is seeking (Abbot's Leigh)
All for Jesus (All for Jesus)


Presenter: Keith Macklin
Singer: Judy MacKenzie
Musicians: The Glorylanders
Organist: Sam Gee
Conductor: Ruth Moon
Producer: Raymond Short
Series Producer: Philip S. Gilbert

: Kenneth More

appeals on behalf of The Gurkha Welfare Trust
World-renowned for their gallantry, Gurkhas have won 26 VCs and countless other honours in 150 years of service for Great Britain. Now they need our help.
Donations to: [address removed]


Presenter: Kenneth More

: Paul Temple: Steal a Little Happiness

by Bill Strutton
Created by Francis Durbridge
Starring Francis Matthews as Paul
with Ros Drinkwater as Steve

Paul and Steve pick up a hitch-hiking street urchin called Gina outside Milan and soon discover the pressures poverty brings to bear on the young.
In an attempt to help the girl, Paul uncovers a relationship between Gina and Ettore, a helpless old man, that is based on need rather than on cupidity.


Writer: Bill Strutton
Created by: Francis Durbridge
Lighting: Peter Winn
Sound: Richard Chubb
Script Editor: Trevor Ray
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Peter Bryant
Producer: Derrick Sherwin
Director: Philip Dudley
Paul: Francis Matthews
Steve: Ros Drinkwater
Gina: Micaela Esdra
Farmer: Raffaele Pezzoli
Ettore Sarto: Jack Woolgar
Truck driver: Giuseppe Gerola
Giulio Marini: Alex Scott
Emilio Sarto: George Selway
Carla Sarto: Yvonne Bonnamy
Guido: Christopher Robbie
Vincenze: Frank Mann
Guest: Gaby Vargas
Cesare: John Abineri
Tourist: Boris Apostoloff
Policeman: Walter Viliani

: The Sunday Film presents: A Kenneth More Season: Reach for the Sky

Tonight: Reach for the Sky
Starring Kenneth More as Douglas Bader
with Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook, Lee Patterson, Alexander Knox

On 15 September 1945 300 aircraft flew in triumph over London. At their head, in a Battle of Britain Spitfire, Wing Commander Douglas Bader, DSO, DFC. For Bader it was a personal triumph too - because 14 years earlier he had lost both legs in a flying accident.
Kenneth More plays the man whose steely determination drove him to fight back through the at times hopeless years of convalescence to a hero's role in the war.
Written and directed by Lewis Gilbert


Writer/Director: Lewis Gilbert
Based on the book by: Paul Brickhill
Producer: Daniel U. Angel
Douglas Bader: Kenneth More
Thelma Bader: Muriel Pavlow
Johnny Sanderson: Lyndon Brook
Turner: Lee Patterson
Mr Joyce: Alexander Knox
Nurse Brace: Dorothy Alison

: The News

with Richard Baker and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Omnibus: The Other Edward Heath

Bryan Magee talks to The Rt Hon Edward Heath, MBE about his world of music.
A programme filmed at Balliol College, Oxford; Broadstairs; Edinburgh; The House of Commons; Covent Garden; and Mr Heath's flat in Albany, Piccadilly.

(Postponed from 24 May)
(See page 6)


Interviewer: Bryan Magee
Interviewee: The Rt Hon Edward Heath
Producer: Ian Engelmann

: My World... and Welcome To It: The Disenchanted

A series based on a selection of James Thurber's famous stories and cartoons starring William Windom as John Monroe, Joan Hotchkis as his wife Ellen, Lisa Gerritsen as his daughter Lydia

This week: The Disenchanted
Dispirited by one of those darker experiences that beset us all, 10-year-old Lydia packs her bags, bids a polite farewell to her parents - and leaves home.


Based on stories and cartoons by: James Thurber
John Monroe: William Windom
Ellen: Joan Hotchkis
Lydia: Lisa Gerritsen

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