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: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan

A magazine for viewers from India and Pakistan
Presented and produced by Mahendra Kaul
(from Birmingham; repeated on Wednesday at 12.25 pm)


Presenter/Producer: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Saleem Shahed

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing: Penshurst Pilgrimage

In AD 1170 Thomas a Becket instituted the first Rector of Penshurst in Kent. From there he went to Canterbury and was killed.

To mark the 800th anniversary The Rev Anthony Curry and some of his parishioners carried their processional cross all round the Parish and then the 50 miles from Penshurst to Canterbury. This film made in the course of their pilgrimage tells what it came to mean to them.


Subject: The Rev Anthony Curry
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Closedown

: Farming: Look - no hands

Introduced by John Cherrington

What are the prospects of automating routine tractor work?
David Richardson reports on the practicability and the costs of an electronically controlled tractor.
(from Birmingham)

Weather for farmers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Reporter: David Richardson
Producer: John Kenyon

: Interval

: Heritage: 6: Landscape of Choice

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

Moorland or forest, wasteland or water garden; the appearance of the British landscape of the future is a matter of public policy and allocation of resources.
Introduced by Peter B. Stone


Presenter: Peter B. Stone
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: Made in Britain: This Glittering World

London has always been a good shopping centre for expensive jewellery, but until recently most English designs have been predictable and conventional, with very few surprises. But a few years ago an engineer with no formal training in the jeweller's art started producing a whole range of new and exciting designs. They caught the imagination of the rich and famous everywhere, and now London is the centre of the modern jewellery world.



Production: Michael Priestley

: News Headlines


: In a Class of Their Own

Six films which try to answer the question 'What Makes a Good Teacher?'

"We have to guard against the 'saint and martyrdom' attitude. Some people think that the children are something odd. They took at us as though we're odd as well. You can almost see hearts and flowers appearing round us... We're trying to do a job. We're not set for canonisation."

Tony Jarvis teaches at a Royal National Institute for the Blind school in Shropshire for children who are not only blind, but who have other physical and mental handicaps as well. His attitude to them is refreshingly free from the sentimental pity that often surrounds blind children.


Subject: Tony Jarvis
Producer: David Gerrard

: A Film for the Family Stars in My Crown

Starring Joel McCrea, Ellen Drew, Dean Stockwell

A typhoid epidemic causes conflict between the doctor and the preacher in a small Southern town.
(This Week's Films: page 12)


Screenplay: Margaret Fitts
Based on the novel by: Joe David Brown
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Producer: William H. Wright
Narrator: Marshall Thompson
Josiah Doziah Gray: Joel McCrea
Harriet Gray: Ellen Drew
Dr Harris Sr: Lewis Stone
Dr Harris Jr: James Mitchell
Faith Samuels: Amanda Blake
Uncle Famous: Juano Hernandez

: Farnborough 70

Concorde, Jaguar, Harrier, and Nimrod - world-beaters all, and never seen to better effect than here in the hands of their own crack test pilots at Europe's top flying display.

This afternoon BBC Outside Broadcast cameras close in on the new aircraft and aviation developments that could earn Britain hundreds of millions of pounds in the next decade.
Organised by the Society of British Aerospace Companies
(Superstar Concorde: see page 5)


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
TV Presentation: Dennis Monger
TV Presentation: Douglas Hespe

: The Black Tulip: Part 1

by Alexandre Dumas
Dramatised in six parts by Alexander Baron

Although it has its full share of the excitement and suspense that one tends to associate with Dumas, this is a story that touches the heart as much as it tingles the nerve. It is also unique in that the principal character is not a man or a woman, but a flower - the fateful Tulipa Negra.
(Dumas: the great entertainer: page 11)


Author: Alexandre Dumas
Dramatised by: Alexander Baron
Script Editor: Alistair Bell
Make-up: Sandra Hurll
Costumes: Joyce Macken
Designer: Peter Kindred
Producer: John McRae
Director: Derek Martinus
Cornelius de Witt: John Phillips
War veteran: Laurence Harrington
First heckler: Patrick Duggan
Cornelius van Baerle: Simon Ward
Van Systens: David Dodimead
Isaac Boxtel: Wolfe Morris
Sue: Susan Richards
Colonel van Deken: Leon Eagles
John de Witt: Alan Judd
Dirk: John Cater
Deputy Bowelt: John Atkinson
Dr Tyckelaer: Terence Soall
Gryphus: John Stratton
Rosa: Teesa Wyatt

: The News



Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Malcolm Muggeridge asks The Question Why

The return of the topical programme which questions the real issues behind the news and some of people's basic assumptions.



Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Producer: Peter Chafer

: Songs of Praise

A special programme with Dana, The Chad Brothers, The Billy White Rhythm Ensemble and the Choir of Thornhill College, Northern Ireland
Conducted by Noel Millar

Aim for heaven; Judas and Mary
Go tell everyone; Columba to Derry
They'll know we are Christians
Come down. Lord, from your heaven
How great is your name
Can I see another's woe
Were you there?; There is a green hill
Hunger Song; There but for fortune
Down by the riverside
(Dana joins Songs of Praise: page 4)


Singer: Dana
Singers: The Chad Brothers
Musicians: The Billy White Rhythm Ensemble
Singers: The Choir of Thornhill College
Choir conducted by: Noel Millar
Director: Bernard Torney
Producer: Moore Wasson

: Dr Finlay's Casebook: A Late Spring

by Donald Bull.
Created by A.J. Cronin.
Dr Finlay's Casebook returns with new stories
starring Andrew Cruickshank as Dr Cameron, Barbara Mullen as Janet, Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay with Wilfred Pickles as Mr Finlay

Dr Cameron is afraid his partner means to leave him again; he's showing his usual alarming symptoms of spring fever. Cameron makes an offer that everyone thinks is splendid. "It'll give you a real anchor here, my boy", says Finlay's father. But does an anchor have to resemble a ball and chain?

(Join Janet in a Tannochbrae tea: see page 6)


Writer: Donald Bull
Created by: A.J. Cronin
Designer: Archie Clark
Script Editor: Martin Worth
Producer: John Henderson
Director: Eric Hills
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Mr Finlay: Wilfred Pickles
Maisie: Anne Kidd
Clem: Matthew Roberton
Alice Perrins: Helen Burns
Mr Dougal: Martin Boddey
Mrs Rae: Marigold Sharman
Commander: Harvey Scott

: In Time of War: The First of the Few

Starring Leslie Howard, David Niven with Rosamund John

For the 30th anniversary of the Battle of Britain - the story of R.J. Mitchell, designer of the Spitfire.
(This Week's Films: page 12)


Screenplay: Anatole de Grunwald
Screenplay: Miles Malleson
Based on a story by: Henry C. James
Music composed by: William Walton
Produced and directed by: Leslie Howard
R.J. Mitchell: Leslie Howard
Geoffrey Crisp: David Niven
Diana Mitchell: Rosamund John
Commander Bride: Roland Culver
Miss Harper: Anne Firth
Mr Higgins: David Horne

: The News

with Richard Baker
and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Omnibus presents: Ustinov's Expo

In tonight's Omnibus Peter Ustinov gives his impression of the Japanese and their first World's Fair - Expo 70.

By tonight, when it closes, 50 million people will have seen Expo, 99 per cent of them Japanese. One of the remaining one per cent was Peter Ustinov.

"My first stop was obviously the Ethiopian pavilion - I have, I suppose I could say, a vested interest in Ethiopia as my grand-mother was born there. In fact, she was born during the battle of Magdala on the battlefield, where she was discovered at an early age - because the battle only lasted a few hours - by Lord Napier."

While inside the Ethiopian pavilion, Peter met the Emperor. "He gave me a charming and slightly quizzical look - perhaps because the last and only time I met him was in 1924 when I was three and my father, who was a diplomat in London at the German Embassy, had invited him for dinner..."

We filmed Ustinov talking and sweating his way round some of the other 117 Expo pavilions. A wedding in a Japanese sewing-machine pavilion and a 12th-century Japanese drinking ceremony in a whisky pavilion were among the exhibits that he got involved with at Expo 70.



Presenter: Peter Ustinov
Produced and directed by: Ramsay Short

: My World... and Welcome To It: Rules for a Happy Marriage

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: Rules for a Happy Marriage
Basically, marriage is something it's better not to make rules about. Just make it up as you go along.


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

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