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: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

A programme for immigrant children on computer appreciation with Professor A.C. Bajpai and a round-up of the week's news
Presented and produced by Mahendra Kaul
(from Birmingham: repeated Wed, 12.25)


Expert: Professor A. C. Bajpai
Presenter/Producer: Mahendra Kaul

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing: No Better Praise

Aspects of Robert Bridges
Choir from Tiffin Boys' School
Conductor Bruce Pullan


Narrator: John Graham
Reader: Gwen Watford
Reader: James Grout
Singers: Choir from Tiffin Boys' School
Conductor: Bruce Pullan
Organist: David Nield
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Closedown

: Farming: The Burke Trophy Winner

Pembrokeshire breeder Reg Matthews talks to John Cherrington about his life.
(from Birmingham)


Interviewee: Reg Matthews
Interviewer: John Cherrington
Producer: Michael Marshall

: The Education Programme

One of the first actions of the present Government was to issue a circular to local education authorities telling them, in effect, that they weren't obliged to 'go comprehensive.' So the comprehensive issue is one which will be settled locally.

In the first of two programmes the issues are debated by Brian Jackson (Director of ACE) and Angus Maude, MP


Speaker: Brian Jackson
Speaker: Angus Maude, MP
Director: Michael Lumley
Producer: Roger Owen

: Made in Britain: Highland Gateway

With the conference season in full swing, attention is sharply focused on one of the big problems - pressure on accommodation. All the political parties are now restricted to a choice of virtually two or three resorts, and the steady increase in the number of overseas visitors has also exposed the need for more comprehensive facilities for combining work and leisure. But two wealthy Scottish businessmen believe they may have found the answer - only a few miles from the heart of Glasgow.


Reporter: Graham Turner
Production: Michael Woolard

: News Headlines

: In a Class of Their Own: What a Daft Question - Find Out!

Six films which try to find out 'What makes a good teacher?'

John Darke's pupils tend to tell him what they're going to do rather than wait for orders. John's methods encourage them to extend their enquiries into every area of biology and beyond.


Subject: John Darke
Producer: Lawrence Gordon Clark

: A Film for the Family: Missouri Traveller

Starring Lee Marvin, Brandon de Wilde, Gary Merrill

The Missouri Traveller, a 14-year-old orphan boy, is determined to make his own way in the world despite the efforts of a mean self-made farmer.
(This Week's Films: see page 10)


Screenplay: Norman Shannon Hall
Producer: Patrick Ford
Director: Jerry Hopper
Biarn Turner: Brandon de Wilde
Tobias Brown: Lee Marvin
Doyle Magee: Gary Merrill
Finas Daugherty: Paul Ford
Anna Love Price: Mary Hosford
Fred Mueller: Ken Curtis

: Asterix the Gaul

A new cartoon film from France
Asterix, Obelix and all that lot pit their wits against the mighty power of Imperial Rome.

: Golden Silents: 2: The Great Stone Face

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

This week we concentrate on Buster Keaton, perhaps the most inventive of all the silent film comedians, and look at four of his finest films.
(A BBCtv production in association with Mitchell Monkhouse Associates and Raymond Rohauer)


Presenter/Script: Michael Bentine
Producer/Script: Richard Evans
Film Consultant: Raymond Rohauer
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 Lady Jane Conyngham, Hubert Gregg
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: John Didcock
Customer: Lady Jane Conyngham
Customer: Hubert Gregg
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: The Black Tulip: Part 3

by Alexandre Dumas
dramatised in six parts by Alexander Baron
Through Boxtel's treachery, Cornelius has been arrested for being in possession of treasonous letters and taken under guard to The Hague. Boxtel, realising he must have taken the bulbs of the black tulip with him, and determined to have them, has followed.


Author: Alexandre Dumas
Dramatised by: Alexander Baron
Script Editor: Alistair Bell
Designer: Peter Kindred
Producer: John McRae
Director: Derek Martinus
First Prison Guard: Frederick Hall
Cornelius van Baerle: Simon Ward
Rosa: Tessa Wyatt
Isaac Boxtel: Wolfe Morris
Gryphus: John Stratton
Second Prison Guard: Martin Dell
First Judge: Douglas Milvain
Second Judge: George Cormack
Dirk: John Cater
Captain Tilley: Nicholas Ball
War Veteran: Laurence Harrington
Executioner: Michael Poole
Rijnders: Kevin Flood

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: 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 Chafer

: Harvest Festival Service

from The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Northleach
Introduced by Bob Arnold and conducted by The Vicar, The Rev Richard B.R. Walker

Come ye thankful people (St George)
To thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise (Golden Sheaves)
First Lesson: Genesis 2, vv 4-9a and 15
All things bright and beautiful (Royal Oak)
Second Lesson: Deuteronomy 26, vv 1-3. 10 and lla
Third Lesson: St Matthew 6, vv 25-27, 33 and 34
We plough the fields (Wir Pflugen)
Fourth Lesson: John 10, vv 11-16
Praise. O praise our God and King (Monkland)
Fifth Lesson: Philippians 4, vv 4-8
Father, hear the prayer (Marching)
Alleluia! Alleluia! (Lux Eoi)


Presenter: Bob Arnold
Service conducted by: The Rev Richard B.R. Walker
Organist and choirmaster: Aubrey Bland
Arranged by: Michael Shoesmith
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Dr Finlay's Casebook: Comin' Thro' the Rye

by Anthony Steven
Created by A. J. Cronin
Starring Andrew Cruickshank as Dr Cameron, Barbara Mullen as Janet, Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay
with James Hayter as Mr Robsart

Dr Finlay is concerned, and rightly, when Dr Cameron doesn't sleep at night, drives his car like a lunatic, and tells Janet she is a 'very comely woman'...


Writer: Anthony Steven
Created by: A.J. Cronin
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Designer: Archie Clark
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Producer: John Henderson
Director: Eric Hills
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Mr Robsart: James Hayter
William McAfee: Hamish Roughead
Bruce: Don McKillop
Mrs Robsart: Honora Burke
Jenny McAfee: Elspeth Charlton
Alec McAfee: Jake D'Arcy
Robert McAfee: Bill McCabe
Matron: Molly Urquhart
Mrs Hamish: Beth Boyd
Hamish: Crawford Lyall
Dr Snoddie: Eric Woodburn
Professor Macfarlane: Hector Ross

: In Time of War: Yangtse Incident

A season of British films featuring acts of courage in the-face of the enemy. This week starring Richard Todd
with William Hartnell, Akim Tamiroff, Donald Houston

HMS Amethyst's daring flight down the Communist-controlled Yangtse river in July 1949 is already part of naval history.
The story of the Amethyst is not so far away from today's rash of hi-jacking. The People's Liberation Army of China held the frigate as 'ransom' for an admission of criminal responsibility by the Navy.

Tonight's film, directed by Michael Anderson who was also responsible for The Dam Busters, stars Richard Todd in the part of Lieutenant Commander John S. Kerans, who captained the crippled ship during its 140-mile ordeal.
(This Week's Films: see page 10)


Screenplay: Eric Ambler
Director: Michael Anderson
Producer: Herbert Wilcox
Lieut. Commander Kerans: Richard Todd
Leading Seaman Frank: William Hartnell
Colonel Peng: Akim Tamiroff
Lieut. Weston: Donald Houston
Capt. Kuo Tai: Keye Luke
Miss Charlotte Dunlap: Sophie Stewart
Flight Lieut. Fearnley: Robert Urquhart
Lieut. Hett: James Kenney
Lieut. Strain: Richard Leech
Lieut. Berger: Michael Brill

: The News

with Robert Dougall
and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Omnibus presenting: Shapes in a Wilderness

A documentary on Art Therapy

"It's as if I were in a sort of garden and the whole world were outside."
What role can painting play in helping mental patients to reveal their innermost feelings? Healing powers are claimed for Art Therapy, but in practice the experts often disagree. In this film, shot in mental hospitals, the patients describe how and why they paint and give an insight into the activity of painting itself. Something painful, revealing and occasionally beautiful emerges from the hospital studios as this film clearly shows.
Written and produced by Tristram Powell
(Even a scribble can mean a lot: see page 9)


Writer/Producer: Tristram Powell

: The Man Who Shot at the Moon

Dr Thomas O. Paine was chief of the NASA space programme which sent the Apollo astronauts to the moon. He resigned earlier this month, and in tonight's special programme he answers questions about the triumphs, the problems and the future of the American space programme from Michael Charlton, James Burke and Patrick Moore.


Interviewee: Dr Thomas O. Paine
Interviewer: Michael Charlton
Interviewer: James Burke
Interviewer: Patrick Moore
Director: Edward Mirzoeff
Producer: Patricia Owtram

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