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: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan

Dilip Kumar talks to Mahendra Kaul about the film industry in the developing parts of the East.
Presented and produced by Mahendra Kaul
(from Birmingham: repeated on Wednesday at 12.25 pm)


Interviewee: Dilip Kumar
Presenter/Producer: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Gerry Hynes

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing: The Strength of the Hills

The Rev Alan Reid on The Strength of the Hills
With The Rev Donald Beaton and Major Jon Fleming talking to Tom Fleming and The Choir of Old and St Andrew's Parish Church
From Old and St Andrew's Parish Church, Helensburgh


Presenter: The Rev Alan Reid
Speaker: The Rev Donald Beaton
Interviewee: Major Jon Fleming
Interviewer: Tom Fleming
Singers: The Choir of Old and St Andrew's Parish Church
Director of music: Walter Blair
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Closedown

: Farming: North-Eastern France

The chalk lands of this area are devoted to large-scale arable farming similar to Eastern England.
Henry Fell visits a group of farms in the department of Aisne, to see what effects 12 years in the Common Market has had on cereal growing.
(from Birmingham)

Weather for farmers


Presenter: Henry Fell
Producer: Michael Marshall

: Closedown

: Heritage: 4: It Gets into Everything

Some of the chemicals developed for insect pest control have proved to be a mixed blessing.
Introduced by Peter B. Stone


Presenter: Peter B. Stone
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: News Headlines

: In a Class of Their Own

Six films which try to find out 'What Makes a Good Teacher?'
It's hard to talk about method in Sean O'Regan's art-room. The atmosphere is friendly, relaxed and at first sight chaotic. Sean treats his pupils as friends and the response he gets is enormous. The true results of his teaching he believes come out in the children's 'living' rather than their work, although some of the work is exceptional.

"My days at school are marvellous; they're one happening after another. Every day becomes an excitement - I think and hope the kids are getting something from it."


Subject: Sean O'Regan
Producer: Lawrence Gordon Clark

: A Film for the Family: Plymouth Adventure

Starring Spencer Tracy, Gene Tierney, Van Johnson
with Leo Genn, Dawn Addams

Three hundred and fifty years ago, the Mayflower left Plymouth for the 'new world.' This afternoon's film tells the epic story of this tiny ship's 96-day voyage. Buffeted by winter storms, maltreated by the captain - a great performance by Spencer Tracy - and overcome by sickness, the settlers eventually set foot on the Cape Cod peninsula.


Screenplay: Helen Deutsch
Based on the novel by: Ernest Gebler
Director: Clarence Brown
Producer: Dore Schary
Capt Christopher Jones: Spencer Tracy
Dorothy Bradford: Gene Tierney
John Alden: Van Johnson
William Bradford: Leo Genn
Priscilla Mullins: Dawn Addams
Coppin: Lloyd Bridges

: The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau: Return of the Sea Elephant

A film series in which the famous underwater explorer takes his oceanographic vessel Calypso on a voyage of adventure and scientific discovery.

Sometimes called elephant seal, this huge creature was once hunted to the point of extinction. Now colonies survive under protection, including one at Guadalupe Island, a hundred miles from Baja California. There, Cousteau and his men make an intimate film study of the sea elephants, both on land and underwater, and discover that their lives are still full of hazards.
Produced by Les Requins Associes and Metromedia Producers Corporation (from Bristol: first shown on BBC2)


Explorer/Narrator: Jacques Cousteau
Narrator: Hugh Falkus

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of antiques with Max Robertson
Customers Jacqueline Harbord, Kenneth Quicke
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Edward Dames-Longworth
Customer: Jacqueline Harbord
Customer: Kenneth Quicke
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Leaders of Men: 3: Mohammed

Islam was not a new religion when it began. It was an attempt to purify the old one. So the Koran contains much of the Christian and Jewish Bible.
Tonight's film examines the origins and growth of Islam and shows something of its appeal to people from widely different backgrounds and intellectual levels.

After the film, Al Haji David Cowan, a Scot who is also a Muslim, discusses Islam with Paddy Feeny and a group of Bristol students.
(from Bristol)


Chairman: Paddy Feeny
Guest: Al Haji David Cowan
Producer: Peter Firth

: Songs of Praise

from Seven Kings Baptist Church, Ilford
Introduced by Peter West with local choirs and congregations

Come let us join our cheerful songs (Lyngham)
Jesus Christ is risen today! (Easter Hymn)
How sweet the name (St Peter)
The King of love my Shepherd is (St Columba)
Thy kingdom come, O God (St Cecilia)
Will your anchor hold? (Will your anchor hold)
Fight the good fight (Duke Street)
At the name of Jesus (Camberwell)
Father hear the prayer (Sussex)
The Church's one foundation (Aurelia)
O for a thousand tongues (Lydia)

Prayer and Blessing Dr David S. Russell, General Secretary, Baptist Union


Presenter: Peter West
Prayer and Blessing: Dr David S. Russell
Organist: Gordon Appleton
Conductor: Leonard Sayer
Arranged by: Raymond Short
Series Producer: Philip S. Gilbert

: Billy Smart's Circus

Britain's largest circus presents acts from far and wide in a special holiday programme

Introduced under the Big Top by Yasmin Smart
From South Africa, breathtaking double flying trapeze The Seven Oscas
From Holland, Friesian stallions at liberty presented by Yasmin Smart
From Switzerland, free-standing ladder balance Hermane
From Italy, those fabulous clowns The Francescos
From Germany, aerial thrills with The Paulos
From France, Danion's Sealions
From China, Eastern agility, The Chy Bao Guy
From Spain, slow motion to double-time the acrobatic antics of Los Platas
From India, The Elephants presented by Wilson Smart

(Billy Smart's Touring Circus is at present at Southsea)
(Risking their necks - twice nightly) see pages 6 and 7)


Presenter/Horse act: Yasmin Smart
Trapeze artists: The Seven Oscas
Balancer: Hermane
Clowns: The Francescos
Aerialists: The Paulos
Animal act: Danion's Sealions
Performers: The Chy Bao Guy
Acrobatics: Los Platas
Elephant act presented by: Wilson Smart
Circus Direction: The Smart Brothers
Musical Director: Ken Griffin
Producer: Mary David

: Play of the Month presenting: Charley's Aunt

by Brandon Thomas
Adapted for television by Richard Waring
[Starring] Danny La Rue
Also starring Coral Browne as Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez
[and] Ronnie Barker, Dinsdale Landen and John Standing
A Keep Films-BBC co-production

"Possibly the best production this vintage play has ever had" (Daily Express)
(Danny La Rue is appearing at the Palace Theatre, London)


Author: Brandon Thomas
Adapted by: Richard Waring
Musical numbers staged by: Noel Tovey
Music and lyrics: Sandy Wilson
Orchestra conducted by: Alfred Ralston
Designer: Eileen Diss
Executive Producer: Jack Hawkins
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: John Gorrie
Jack Chesney: John Standing
Charley Wykeham: Dinsdale Landen
Brassett: Reginald Barratt
Lord Fancourt Babberley: Danny La Rue
Freddie Peel: Timothy Carlton
Gavin Doyle: Charles Yates
Philip Drummond: Royce Mills
Amy Spettigue: Sarah Taunton
Kitty Verdun: Cheryl Kennedy
Col Sir Francis Chesney, Bt: Robert Coote
Stephen Spettigue: Ronnie Barker
Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez: Coral Browne
Ela Delahay: Elaine Taylor
College Porter: William Redmond
Dancer: Bernard Jamieson
Dancer: Wally Michaels
Dancer: Christopher Robinson
Dancer: Keith MacKintosh
Dancer: George Giles
Dancer: Allan McVey

: The News

With Robert Dougall and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Omnibus at the Proms: Gilbert and Sullivan

The fourth in a series of five programmes from the 1970 Season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.

Stanford Robinson conducts the BBC Choral Society, BBC Concert Orchestra in excerpts from The Yeomen of the Guard, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado
with Valerie Masterton (soprano), Patricia Kern (mezzo-soprano), Jean Allister (contralto), John Mitchinson (tenor), Derek Hammond-Stroud (baritone), Donald Adams (bass)
Introduced by Richard Baker


Presenter: Richard Baker
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Singers: The BBC Choral Society
Musicians: BBC Concert Orchestra
Soprano: Valerie Masterton
Mezzo-Soprano: Patricia Kern
Contralto: Jean Allister
Tenor: John Mitchinson
Baritone: Derek Hammond-Stroud
Bass: Donald Adams
Director: Brian Large

: My World... and Welcome To It: 'Dear' is a four-letter Word

An invitation to step into the humorous and imaginative world of James Thurber
A series based on a selection of his famous stories and cartoons starring William Windom as John Monroe, Joan Hotchkis as his wife Ellen, Lisa Gerritsen as his daughter Lydia

Four-letter words should be used very sparingly. Especially endearments.


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

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