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: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

A magazine for viewers from Pakistan and India including discussions, review of recent news, music and Once Upon a Time: a story for children told by Indira Brown and illustrated by Tony Workman
Presented and produced by Saleem Shahed
(from Birmingham; repeated on Wednesday at 12.25 pm)


Storyteller (Once Upon a Time): Indira Brown
Illustrator (Once Upon a Time): Tony Workman
Presenter/Producer: Saleem Shahed
Director: Ashok Rampal

: Closedown

: Holiness Meeting

from the Salvation Army Citadel, Scarborough
Conducted by Captain Robert Hunter
Address by Lieut Col Ernest Barnes
With The Citadel Songsters leader Malcolm Holmes
The Citadel Band bandmaster Joseph Bunting
and the Junior Band and Choir
Peace in our time, O Lord Dare to be a Daniel, Dear Lord and Father of mankind


Service conducted by: Captain Robert Hunter
Speaker: Lieut Col Ernest Barnes
Singers: The Citadel Songsters
Songsters leader: Malcolm Holmes
Musicians: The Citadel Band
Bandmaster: Joseph Bunting
Soloist: Diane Meredith
Television Presentation: Raymond Short

: Closedown

: Farming: An Exotic Pig?

What improvements can breeds like Pietrain offer?
John Cherrington reports on the work of scientists creating a new breed of pig.
(from Birmingham)

Weather for farmers

1.50 Interval


Reporter: John Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon

: The Education Programme

With only two weeks left before the start of the University term, thousands of school-leavers are still unplaced. Why does this happen and what can they do now?
Introduced by Alan Little
(The Education Programme: page 5)


Presenter: Alan Little
Director: Roger Tonge
Producer: Roger Owen

: Made in Britain: The Clean Game

Mention of the word 'toilet' or any other euphemism for a lavatory is - even these days - likely to send the average Briton into a fit of embarrassed giggles. But to the makers of the whole range of sanitary ware, the subject is a serious one. It's also lucrative, for in a large number of countries British bathroom equipment has long had a reputation second to none for quality, reliability and good design.


Reporter: Ian Ross
Production: Ivor Yorke

: News Headlines

: In a Class of Their Own

Six films which try to answer the question 'What makes a good teacher?'
"I see my job as giving children the confidence to release their own creativity"
It may look as if the children have taken over Eunice Tait's drama and movement classes at a secondary school near Camberley. But that's exactly what she wants them to do.


Subject: Eunice Tait
Producer: David Gerrard

: A Film for the Family: Flipper and the Pirates

Starring Luke Halpin, Pamela Franklin, Tom Helmore
and Flipper

Threatened with being parted from his pet dolphin, Sandy runs away to a remote island - but there discovers a band of latter-day pirates. 'Flipper' the famous dolphin star soon gets another chance to show his native wit and intelligence in Sandy's battle with the three convict buccaneers.
(This Week's Films: page 8)


Screenplay: Art Arthur
Based on a story by/Producer: Ivan Tors
Director: Leon Benson
Sandy: Luke Halpin
Penny: Pamela Franklin
Sir Halsey Hopewell: Tom Helmore
Julia: Helen Cherry
Gwen: Francesca Annis
Porter Ricks: Brian Kelly

: Tom and Jerry: Fraidy Cat and Baby Puss

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

: Golden Silents: 1: Meet the Cast

Another look at the stars of the silent comedy screen
Introduced by Michael Bentine
from the National Film Theatre, London

A first glimpse of some of the comedians whose films will be featured in the series, including Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, Charles Chaplin and Stan Laurel
(A BBCtv production in association with Mitchell Monkhouse Associates and Raymond Rohauer)
(Sssh... it's the big come-back of the silent movies: page 5)


Presenter/Script: Michael Bentine
Producer/Script: Richard Evans
Film Consultant: Raymond Rohauer
Film Editor: Keith Wilton
Music composed by: Malcolm Mitchell
Co-Producer: Henry Howard

: Going for a Song...

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of antiques with Max Robertson
Customers Susan Hanson, John Forrest
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Clifford Henderson
Customer: Susan Hanson
Customer: John Forrest
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: The Black Tulip: Part 2

by Alexandre Dumas
dramatised in six parts by Alexander Baron
Cornelius has grown the bulb of a black tulip. De Witt, in prison for treason, has given him important papers for safe keeping. Unknown to Cornelius, his neighbour Isaac Boxtel, a rival tulipomaniac, has been watching events in the house through a telescope.


Author: Alexandre Dumas
Dramatised by: Alexander Baron
Script Editor: Alistair Bell
Designer: Peter Kindred
Producer: John McRae
Director: Derek Martinus
Cornelius de Witt: John Phillips
Interrogator: Roy Evans
Captain Tilley: Nicholas Ball
Second heckler: Bill Treacher
War veteran: Laurence Harrington
John de Witt: Alan Judd
Craeke: Andrew Jack
Gryphus: John Stratton
Colonel van Deken: Leon Eagles
Prince William: Eric Woofe
Isaac Boxtel: Wolfe Morris
Cornelius van Baerle: Simon Ward
Dirk: John Cater
Sue: Susan Richards
Rosa: Tessa Wyatt
Judge van Spennen: Llewellyn Rees

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Malcolm Muggeridge asks The Question Why

A topical programme which questions the real issues behind the news and some of the assumptions on which people base their lives.


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Producer: Peter Chaffer

: Open-Air Songs of Praise

from Sparrow's Nest Garden, Lowestoft, Suffolk
Introduced by Peter West

Who would true valour see (Monks Gate)
All people that on earth do dwell (Old 100th)
Angel-voices ever singing (Angel-voices)
O worship the King all glorious above (Hanover)
There is a green hill far away (Horsley)
God of Mercy, God of grace (Crescent Road)
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (Mannheim)
At even, ere the sun was set (Angelus)


Presenter: Peter West
Soloist: Judy MacKenzie
Conductor: John Farmer
Arranged by: Michael Shoesmith
Series Producer: Philip S. Gilbert

: Jessie Matthews

appeals on behalf of St Christopher's Hospice
St Christopher's welcomes people who need a specially personal kind of nursing care, carries out research into control of chronic pain, and provides a service to families with illness in their midst
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: [address removed]


Presenter: Jessie Matthews
Director: Stanley Pritchard

: Dr Finlay's Casebook: Dead Fall

by John Wiles
Created by A.J. Cronin
Starring Andrew Cruickshank as Dr Cameron, Barbara Mullen as Janet, Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay
with Hannah Gordon as Meg and Cathleen Nesbitt as Mrs Carmichael.

An accidental fall on to a stone floor, and a baby is dead. 'They're a roaring lot, the Carmichaels,' says Mistress Niven. The possibility that it was no accident is something that Cameron and Finlay are reluctant to face, but GPs have a duty to the public.


Writer: John Wiles
Created by: A.J. Cronin
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Designer: Walter Miller
Script Editor: Martin Worth
Producer: John Henderson
Director: Tina Wakerell
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Meg: Hannah Gordon
Mrs Carmichael: Cathleen Nesbitt
Andrew: Ian Dewar
Willie: Ian McCulloch
Mistress Niven: Effie Morrison
Mrs Currie: Ida Schuster
Ian: Jonathan Watson

: Play of the Month: Macbeth

by William Shakespeare
[Starring] Eric Porter, Janet Suzman
with John Alderton, Michael Goodliffe, John Thaw and John Woodvine

(Janet Suzman is an associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
(Janet Suzman talks to Lewis Nkosi:


Author: William Shakespeare
Music: Christopher Whelen
Costumes: John Bloomfield
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: John Gorrie
Witches: Daphne Heard
Witches: Sylvia Coleridge
Witches: Hilary Mason
Duncan: Michael Goodliffe
Malcolm: John Alderton
Donalbain: Robin Browne
Sergeant: Michael Beint
Lennox: Donald Douglas
Ross: Alan Rowe
Macbeth: Eric Porter
Banquo: John Thaw
Menteith: Geoffrey Palmer
Caithness: Colin Fisher
Lady Macbeth: Janet Suzman
Messenger: John Kelland
Fleance: Malcolm McFee
Seyton: David Spenser
Porter: Wolfe Morris
Macduff: John Woodvine
Old Man: George Merritt
Murderers: Leon Eagles
Murderers: Tony Caunter
Servant: Ray Davis
Apparitions.: Rupert Tillyard
Apparitions: Christopher Guard
Lady Macduff: Rowena Cooper
Son to Macduff: Nicholas Dashwood
Doctor: John Bailey
Gentlewoman: Rosamond Burne
Servant: Paul Greenhalgh
Siward: Norman Tyrrell
Young Siward: David Sadgrove

: The News

with John Edmunds and Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Omnibus presenting: Heart of Britain

An affectionate portrait of Humphrey Jennings

1970 marks a major anniversary in the history of the cinema - 75 years since the first public film show by the Lumiere brothers. Tonight Omnibus celebrates the occasion with a portrait of one of the most English of film-makers, Humphrey Jennings, director of the classic wartime documentaries Listen to Britain, Fires were Started, and A Diary for Timothy. Jennings, who died 20 years ago this week, has been called 'the only real poet the British cinema produced.'
In addition to members of his family, those who tell his story include Lindsay Anderson, Marius Goring, Stuart Legg, Sir Roland Penrose, Kathleen Raine

Commentary spoken by Paul Daneman
Written and directed by Robert Vas
Made in collaboration with the Central Office of Information and the National Film Archive.
(The George Orwell of the cinema: p 8)


Narrator: Paul Daneman
Writer/Director: Robert Vas
Interviewee: Lindsay Anderson
Interviewee: Marius Goring
Interviewee: Stuart Legg
Interviewee: Sir Roland Penrose
Interviewee: Kathleen Raine

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