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: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

Starting a new series of the programme for viewers from Pakistan and India including news round-up, music, and a discussion on the Police Force as a career for immigrants.
Presented and produced by Saleem Shahed
(from Birmingham: repeated on Wednesday at 12.25 pm)


Presenter/Producer: Saleem Shahed
Director: Ashok Rampal

: Closedown

: Morning Service

from Old George Street Baptist Church, Plymouth to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the sailing of the Pilgrim Fathers
Service taken by The Rev A. H. Duff Stevenson
Hymns (Baptist Hymn Book): Nos 9, 250, 463, 256
First Lesson: 1 Kings 8, vv 54-61 read by the Rev Preb J.K. Cavell
Second Lesson: Hebrews 11, vv 8-16 read by The Rev Raymond Norman
Preacher Sir Cyril Black, President of the Baptist Union


Service conducted by: The Rev A. H. Duff Stevenson
Reader (First Lesson): The Rev Preb J.K. Cavell
Reader (Second Lesson): The Rev Raymond Norman
Preacher: Sir Cyril Black
Organist and Choirmaster: Geoffrey Field
Commentary: Hugh Scully
Television Presentation: John Dobson

: Closedown

: Farming: How Many Pigs?

Introduced by David Richardson

Disease and stress become major factors as the size of pig units increases. Dr Sainsbury of Cambridge suggests an optimum size of unit and producers give their views.
(from Birmingham)

Weather for farmers


Presenter: David Richardson
Speaker: Dr Sainsbury
Producer: Philip Hicks

: Closedown

: Heritage: 5: Land for Leisure

A series of six films on the threatened natural environment of Britain and its chances of survival.

Greater appreciation of the countryside is increasing the pressure on it to provide opportunities for recreation.
Introduced by Peter B. Stone


Presenter: Peter B. Stone
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: News Headlines

: A Film for the Family: Stowaway in the Sky

Feature films selected for the occasion - at home with the family - this week starring Pascal Lamorisse

Pascal stows away in his grand-father's magnificent balloon and is soon promoted to the rank of first mate.
This spectacular aerial adventure in the manner of Jules Verne was made by Albert Lamorisse - well-known producer of "The Red Balloon" - who this time takes his cameras aloft for an extraordinary voyage across France.
Written and directed by Albert Lamorisse
(Philip Jenkinson writes on page 12)


Writer/Director: Albert Lamorisse
Pascal: Pascal Lamorisse
Grandfather: Andre Gille
Tou-Tou: Maurice Baquet
Narrator: Jack Lemmon

: Sunday Grandstand

featuring Motor Racing, Show-Jumping, Hurling
Introduced by Alan Weeks

3.45* Motor Racing from Monza: The Italian Grand Prix
This afternoon's race is the final European Grand Prix of 1970, in which Jochen Rindt can make virtually certain of winning the World title.
Presented by the Italian Television Service

4.30* Hurling from Dublin: The All Ireland Hurling Championship Final: Cork v Wexford
Outside broadcast coverage of one of Ireland's greatest sporting occasions.
Presented by the Irish Television Service

4.55* Show-Jumping from Burghley
Leading riders from Great Britain and the Continent compete on the show-jumping course in the final stage of the famous Burghley Three Day Event.


Presenter: Alan Weeks
Commentator (Motor Racing): Anthony Marsh
Commentator (Hurling): Michael O'Hehir
Commentator (Show-Jumping): Dorian Williams
TV Presentation (Show-Jumping): Richard Tilling
Grandstand produced by: Brian Venner

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of antiques with Max Robertson
Customers Joan Crane, Eric Merriman
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Peter Lazarus
Customer: Joan Crane
Customer: Eric Merriman
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: Tom and Jerry: Dog Trouble

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films.
Starring Tom the cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Leaders of Men: 4: Christ

The Person of Christ has only recently begun to lose the look of a white man. Vietnamese and African artists now paint him as one of themselves.
Tonight's film looks at the development of the Christian faith, and tries to see what has survived of the original Christ.
After the film, Canon Geoffrey Paul of Bristol Cathedral talks about the legacy of Christ with Paddy Feeny and a group of Bristol students.
(from Bristol; repeated on Monday at 12.50 pm)
(Next week: Malcolm Muggeridge asks The Question Why)


Speaker: Canon Geoffrey Paul
Chairman: Paddy Feeny
Producer: Peter Firth

: Songs of Praise

from Old and St Andrew's Parish Church, Helensburgh
Introduced by Peter West with choirs from Helensburgh churches, Hermitage Academy and St Bride's School.

O sing a new song to the Lord (St Magnus)
Jesus calls us! (St Andrew)
O ye who taste that love is sweet (Helensburgh)
All things bright and beautiful (arr George McPhee)
Rejoice the Lord is King (Bryan Kelly)
Lord of all being (Ombersley)
The spacious firmament (Firmament)
We thank you Lord (Doreen Newport)
Sing to the Lord a joyful song (Gonfalon Royal)
Almighty Father of all things that be (Chilton Foliat)
Ye holy angels bright (Darwall)

(BBC Scotland)


Presenter: Peter West
Organist: Andrew M. Kinloch
Conductor: Walter Blair
Director: Ralph Smith
Producer: Ronald Falconer
Series Producer: Philip S. Gilbert

: Diamond Spectacular

featuring a cast of 1,000 at The Empire Pool Arena, Wembley
A vivid once-in-a-lifetime display to celebrate 60 years of Guiding staged in the presence of HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon President of the Girl Guides Association

Part 1: Diamond Circus
A circus-eye view of the history of Guiding, including displays of skill and agility, with all the traditional fun and trappings of the circus ring.

Part 2: Images and Reflections
An exciting and dramatic improvisation presented by 500 young people of the Diamond Jubilee Theatre Workshop.


Arena Presentation: Joyce Boucher
Director: Frank Whitter
Commentator: Geoffrey Wheeler
Television Presentation: Ian Smith
Television Presentation: Ken Griffin

: In Time of War: The Sea Shall Not Have Them

A season of British films featuring acts of courage in the face of the enemy.
This week starring Michael Redgrave, Dirk Bogarde
with Bonar Colleano, Nigel Patrick, Anthony Steel, Jack Watling

This exciting drama from the team responsible for Albert RN, Reach for the Sky and Carre her Name with Pride, tells the story of four airmen, zealously guarding vital information about the German V2 rockets, who are fighting a battle for survival somewhere in the North Sea.
(Philip Jenkinson writes on page 12)


Screenplay/Director: Lewis Gilbert
Screenplay: Vernon Harris
Producer: Daniel M. Angel
Air Commodore Waltby: Michael Redgrave
Flight Sergeant Mackay: Dirk Bogarde
Sergeant Kirby: Bonar Colleano
Flying Officer Treherne: Anthony Steel
Flight Sergeant Slingsby: Nigel Patrick
Flying Officer Harding: Jack Watling

: The News

With Kenneth Kendall
and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Omnibus at the Proms: In Memoriam Sir John Barbirolli

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

Halle Orchestra, leader Martin Milner, conducted by Charles Groves
Jean Fonda (piano)
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No 1, in C major
Delius - In a Summer Garden

This concert, which was to have been conducted by Sir John Barbirolli, will include the last filmed interview he gave, shortly before his death, when he talked about himself and his long association with the Henry Wood Proms.
Introduced by Richard Baker

(On Saturday 12 September: Last Night of the Proms)


Presenter: Richard Baker
Musicians: Halle Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Martin Milner
Orchestra conducted by: Charles Groves
Pianist: Jean Fonda
Interviewee: Sir John Barbirolli
Director: Antony Craxton

: My World... and Welcome To It: The Human Being and the Dinosaur

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 Lydia

This week: The Human Being and the Dinosaur
What is the sense in being superior if you can't take advantage of it once in a while? Take the dinosaur. It stands to reason that if it had not been inferior to the human being it wouldn't extinct. It would still be around to enjoy the wonderful things the human being has made of the world. You have to be careful though because all inferior creatures have a nasty habit of being very smart when you least expect it. Maybe the dinosaur was just being smart and quit while he was ahead.
(First shown on BBC2)


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

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