A magazine for viewers from India and Pakistan
Presented and produced by Mahendra Kaul
(from Birmingham; repeated on Wednesday at 12.25 pm)
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.
The Rev Anthony
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.
Weather for farmers
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
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.
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.
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)
Based on the novel by:
Josiah Doziah Gray:
Dr Harris Sr:
Dr Harris Jr:
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)
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)
Cornelius de Witt:
Cornelius van Baerle:
Colonel van Deken:
John de Witt:
The return of the topical programme which questions the real issues behind the news and some of people's basic assumptions.
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)
The Billy White Rhythm
The Choir of Thornhill
Choir conducted by:
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)
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)
Based on a story by:
Music composed by:
Produced and directed by:
with Richard Baker
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.
Produced and directed by:
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: