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: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan: Sab-Ras

Music favourites for viewers from India and Pakistan.
Artists include:
Ghulam Rasul and Party, Usha Attre, Sharad Kumar and Shamin Ahmed, Masood Rana
Presented by Saleem Shahed
(from Birmingham; shown on Sunday)


Performers: Ghulam Rasul and Party
Singer: Usha Attre
Musician: Sharad Kumar
Musician: Shamin Ahmed
Singer: Masood Rana
Presenter/Producer: Saleem Shahed
Compiled by: Ashok Rampal
Producer: Mahendra Kaul

: Interval

: Telewele

Young people's ballet presentation.

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: The Birdwatchers

A film series of the adventures of Hammy and his friends.
The Hamster finds that it is a lot easier to climb up trees than it is to climb down.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Noggin and the Omruds

Written by Oliver Postgate
An adventure of Noggin, Prince of the Nogs

In the Northland, Olaf the Lofty, put on his mettle, designs a revolutionary machine. Noggin is horrified, and Olaf leaves the Northland to seek his new inventor friend.
Story told by Oliver Postgate and Ronnie Stevens


Writer/Narrator: Oliver Postgate
Narrator: Ronnie Stevens
Pictures: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott
Music played by: The Vernon Elliott Ensemble

: Dog in Orbit: Part 2

A film from Spain

Aided by the boys from his school but opposed by the local people, Don Fabian puts his plans for take-off into operation.
Story told by Duncan Carse


Narrator: Duncan Carse
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Tom Tom

Tom Tom scans the world of technology and adventure with Norman Tozer and reporter John Earle
(from Bristol)


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

: Babar: Babar Visits the Old Lady

The Adventures of a Very Young Elephant
Told by Eric Thompson
English version written by Peggy Miller


Narrator: Eric Thompson
Writer (English version): Peggy Miller

: London

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

The news, features, and opinions of the country at large co-ordinated by Michael Barratt from BBC studios throughout the United Kingdom


Producer (London): Michael Townson
Presenter (Nationwide): Michael Barratt
Editor (Nationwide): Michael Bunce

: The Doctors

Written by Elaine Morgan
Starring John Barrie, Nigel Stock, Richard Leech, Barry Justice with Irene Hamilton

Dr Owens suggests a possible solution of the mystery illness. Dr and Mrs Hayman face the prospect of finding somewhere else to live. Flora Adamson faces her future with foreboding.
(From Birmingham)
('I want to break the Watson image': pages 8 and 9)


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Derek Martinus
Molly Dolan: Lynda Marchal
Mrs Pitt: Betty Baskcomb
Dr Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Di Pitt: Tamara Ustinov
Sister Baker: Elaine Wells
Flora Adamson: Dorothea Rundle
Elsie Gibbs: Helen Worth
Dr Celia Hulme: Laura Cullingford
Dr Linda Carpenter: Isla Blair
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Minty Adamson: Margery Withers
Louise Hayman: Irene Hamilton

: Tomorrow's World

Now in its seventh series
Discoveries... inventions... ideas that will affect the future
Introduced by Raymond Baxter with James Burke
A weekly report on the swiftly changing world of science, technology and medicine


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: James Burke
Reporter: John Parry
Producer: Brian Johnson
Producer: John Weilet
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: Harry Worth: Border Incident

Written by Ronnie Taylor
[Starring Harry Worth]
featuring Arnold Diamond as Captain Smidt, Ruth Kettlewell as Miss McPherson, Michael Wolf as Lt. Frimmel and Corbet Woodall as the Interviewer

With re-unification much in the mind of the Germans, this seems to be the wrong time to send Harry Worth there on his holidays. As he drives his car towards the frontier Harry takes an unexpected turn... and so do East/West relations.


Writer: Ronnie Taylor
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Design: Tim Harvey
Producer: Douglas Argent
Himself: Harry Worth
Captain Smidt: Arnold Diamond
Miss McPherson: Ruth Kettlewell
Lt Frimmel: Michael Wolf
The Interviewer: Corbet Woodall
West German Guard: Sean Barry
East German Guard: Frans van Norde
Floor manager: David J. Emmett

: Mission Impossible: The Exchange

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 with Martin Landau as Rollin Hand, Greg Morris as Barney, Peter Lupus as Willy, Barbara Bain as Cinnamon

This week: The Exchange
The composed but claustrophobic Cinnamon is captured, incarcerated and completely loses her cool.


Jim Phelps: Peter Graves
Rollin Hand: Martin Landau
Barney: Greg Morris
Willy: Peter Lupus
Cinnamon: Barbara Bain
Strom: John Vernon
Kurtz: Will Kuluva
Mecklin: Don Hamner

: The Main News

With Robert Dougall and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Six Wednesday Plays: 2: Dr Aitkinson's Daughter

by Hugo Charteris.

Dr Aitkinson is the respectable and ambitious senior partner of a group practice. His daughter is 19 and just back from a year's voluntary work in Africa. To the hard-working Dr George Mackintosh she is a liberation.


Writer: Hugo Charteris
Script Editor: Shaun MacLoughlin
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Gilchrist Calder
Hallam Aitkinson: Raymond Huntley
George Mackintosh: Peter Barkworth
Winny Aitkinson: Fanny Rowe
Gilly Aitkinson: Jennifer Hilary
Mrs Mackintosh: Sylvia Coleridge
Vic Oliphant: David Langton
Lucy Daniels: Helen Lindsay
Preston: Neil Wilson
Dispenser: Reginald Barratt
Mrs Hutton: Noel Hood
Police Constable: Patrick Jordan
Gilly as a child: Josephine Gillick

: 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

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson recalls the events of August 1950.
Princess Anne was born, the BRM wouldn't start, corned whale was on sale, and the pay of an army private was raised from 4s to 7s a day.
Lionel Crane, one of the first war correspondents in Korea, tells of the first setbacks to UN troops there.
On film, the Duke of Edinburgh took up his first command, King Farouk attempted to play golf, The Argylls went into Korea, and a bathing beauty competition was won by Violet Pretty, later to be metamorphosed into Anne Heywood.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Speaker: Lionel Crane
Director: Will Wyatt
Producer: Iain Johnstone

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