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: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan: Mushaira

A poetical symposium

For viewers from Pakistan and India
Presented and produced by Saleem Shahed
(from Birmingham: rptd Wed 12.25)


Presenter/Producer: Saleem Shahed
Director: Mahendra Kaul

: Know How: Talking to Machine Tools

The Engineering Programme
Introduced by Arthur Garratt


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Director: David Nelson
Producer: David Cordingley

: Si Dice Cosi: 4: Signorina, e inglese?

For beginners in Italian
With Bianca Maria Corbella, Yole Marinelli, Luigi Basagaluppi, Alberto Colzi
(Books and records see page 15)


Presenter: Bianca Maria Corbella
Presenter: Yole Marinelli
Presenter: Luigi Basagaluppi
Presenter: Alberto Colzi
Director: John Beveridge
Producer: Maddalena Fagandini

: Sung Eucharist

from the Parish Church, Swanage
Celebrant, the Rector, The Rev David Bailey
Hymns (A and M Rev): Nos 527, 528, and 506
Service sung to Merbecke


Celebrant: The Rev David Bailey
Preacher: The Rev Roy King
Organist and Choirmaster: Geoffrey Tomes
TV Presentation: John Dobson

: Interval

: Men and Materials: What's Happening to Steel?

Challenged by new materials - research is keeping steel on top.


Series editor: Michael Garrod
Producer: David Cordingley

: Ask Zena Skinner!

John Barrett, a widower of 80, asks about cooking... is it ever too late to learn?


Cook/Presenter: Zena Skinner
Guest: John Barrett
Director: John Twitchin
Producer: Victor Poole

: Hardy Heating International: 4: Pricing in Foreign Markets

Introduced by Brian Jackson
(Book: see page 15)


Presenter: Brian Jackson
Dramatist: Roger Dixon
Producer: Paul Ellis
David Roberts: Paul Grist
Jack Hardy: Raymond Mason
Sam Howell: Ivan Beavis
John Marsh: Harvey Hall
Wilf Appleby: Frank Mills
Miss Goodhew: Peggy Shields
Secretary: Beth Morris

: Closedown

: Farming: What's your land worth?

Introduced by John Cherrington
(from Birmingham)

Weather for farmers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Director: Philip Hicks
Producer: John Kenyon

: Interval

: The Education Programme: What is New Mathematics?

Join Harold Fletcher in one of his highly popular lectures.


Lecturer: Harold Fletcher
Production: Roger Tonge
Series Producer: Roger Owen

: Made in Britain: A Wish on Every Page: Part 1

This week and next John Humphrys examines how one vast British mail-order firm is going into Europe.


Presenter: John Humphrys
Production: Ivor Yorke

: News Headlines

: Personal Choice

Robert MacNeil talks to William F. Buckley Jr.

"They are saying that the country is moving Right, and lo there are those who are sore afraid. I do believe that they are a superstitious lot."
William Buckley. Aged 45 and the man who's helped to make the American Right respectable. Pamphleteer, politician, wit and biting scourge of liberals everywhere.


Interviewer: Robert MacNeil
Interviewee: William Buckley Jr.
Producer: John Reynolds

: Golden Silents: 7: Tricks of the Trade

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

The brilliant acrobatic talents of Buster Keaton and Harry Langdon are combined with some unusual trick camera work in this week's programme, Also an early Walt Disney cartoon.

(A BBCtv production in association with Mitchell Monkhouse Associates and Raymond Rohauer)


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

: Asterix the Gaul

A cartoon film from France
A little potion works wonders when it comes to sabotaging the Imperial Roman army.

: Tom and Jerry: Southbound Duckling and Jerry's Diary

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

: A Film for the Family: Cheaper by the Dozen

Feature films selected for the occasion - at home with the family - this week starring Clifton Webb, Jeanne Crain, Myrna Loy

Clifton Webb is at his best in this hilarious comedy, based on the real experiences of an American family, about a husband who tries to organise his large family into an efficient business unit.
(This Week's Films: see page 13)


Screenplay/Producer: Lamar Trotti
Based on novel by: Frank B. Gilbreth
Based on novel by: Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
Director: Walter Lang
Frank Bunker Gilbreth: Clifton Webb
Ann Gilbreth: Jeanne Crain
Mrs Lillian Gilbreth: Myrna Loy
Dr Burton: Edgar Buchanan
Ernestine: Barbara Bates
Mrs Monahan: Sara Allgood

: Here's Lucy: Lucy the Laundress

Lucille Ball stars as Lucy Carter
with her children Desi Arnaz Jr and Lucie as Craig and Kim, and Gale Gordon as the long-suffering Harrison (Uncle Harry) Carter

Lucy the Laundress ...it all comes out in the wash!


Lucy Carter: Lucy Ball
Craig: Desi Arnaz Jr
Kim: Lucie Arnaz
Harrison (Uncle Harry) Carter: Gale Gordon

: Little Women: Part 2

by Louisa M. Alcott
A new dramatisation in nine parts from "Little Women" and "Good Wives" by Denis Constanduros and Alistair Bell

Jo has met Laurie and learned of his troubles.


Author: Louisa M. Alcott
Dramatised by: Denis Constanduros
Dramatised by: Alistair Bell
Producer: John McRae
Director: Paddy Russell
Mrs March: Stephanie Bidmead
Jo: Angela Down
Meg: Jo Rowbottom
Hannah: Pat Nye
Amy: Janina Faye
Beth: Sarah Craze
Aunt March: Jean Anderson
Rodgers: Philip Ray
Laurie: Stephen Turner
Mr Laurence: John Welsh
John Brooke: Martin Jarvis

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Malcolm Muggeridge asks The Question Why

(Why Malcolm Muggeridge still asks why: page 11)


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Producer: Peter Chafer

: Sing a New Song: About that Man

with Cliff Richard and The Settlers
The Kevin Mayhew Singers
Special guest Roy Castle

A programme of songs expressing man's faith, doubts, and concerns


Singer: Cliff Richard
Singers: The Settlers
Singers: The Kevin Mayhew Singers
Guest: Roy Castle
Design: Monica Ashley
Producer: Raymond Short
Series Producer: Philip S. Gilbert

: Dr Finlay's Casebook: Winter's Traces

by John Pennington
Created by A.J. Cronin
Starring Andrew Cruickshank as Dr Cameron, Barbara Mullen as Janet, Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay

A child is found wandering the streets, very ill...


Writer: John Pennington
Created by: A. J. Cronin
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Designer: Colin Cant
Script Editor: Martin Worth
Producer: John Henderson
Director: David Andrews
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Miss Barry: Emma Chapman
Grierson: Arthur Boland
Bobby Grierson: Martin McCann
Mrs March: Antonia Pemberton
William March: Richard Beale
Mrs Logan: Gladys Stewart
Mr McGuiness: Barry Galpern

: Garbo the Incomparable: Grand Hotel

A season of feature films with Hollywood's greatest star in her most famous roles.
Starring Greta Garbo
with John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore

Garbo is surrounded by a galaxy of famous stars in this stylish Academy Award-winning extravaganza set amidst the opulent splendour of Berlin's most fashionable hotel, in which director Edmund Goulding lovingly records the antics and activities of the hotel's more exotic guests, against a magnificent pot-pourri of contemporary pop songs and popular classics.
(The alluring chemistry of Garbo: page 63)


Screenplay: William A. Drake
Based on a story by: Vicki Baum
Director: Edmund Goulding
Grusinskaya: Greta Garbo
Baron von Gaigern: John Barrymore
Flaemmchen: Joan Crawford
Preysing: Wallace Beery
Otto Kringelein: Lionel Barrymore
Dr Otternschlag: Lewis Stone
Senf: Jean Hersholt

: The News

with Kenneth Kendall
and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Omnibus: It'll be All Live on the Night

A look at the regional theatre and its audience.
The theatre outside London is more exciting now than it has been for many years. Many talented people now choose to live and work in regional theatres, and this is reflected in a high quality of production. London is still the centre of the commercial theatre, but in the regions a new kind of theatre is being born, a theatre with new aims, seeking a new audience.
In this film Don Taylor, who is himself a playwright who has had several plays performed in the regions, discusses the new regional theatre with a wide range of people who work in it, and from these discussions a definition of the place of theatre in modern society begins to emerge.
At the Theatre Royal, Windsor: John Counsell
At the Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent: Peter Cheeseman, Tony Perrin
At the Nottingham Playhouse: Stuart Burge, David Caute
At the Northcott Theatre, Exeter: Tony Church, Jack Emery, Penny Mokhadi, Amos Mokhadi
At the Hull Arts Centre: Alan Plater, Barry Hanson
and members of the general public.


Presenter/Director: Don Taylor
Interviewee: John Counsell
Interviewee: Peter Cheeseman
Interviewee: Tony Perrin
Interviewee: Stuart Burge
Interviewee: David Caute
Interviewee: Tony Church
Interviewee: Jack Emery
Interviewee: Penny Mokhadi
Interviewee: Amos Mokhadi
Interviewee: Alan Plater
Interviewee: Barry Hanson

: Ad Lib

A live conversation on the issues of the week
Each Sunday Robert Robinson is joined by three people. They are men and women of distinction in widely differing fields. They hold strong views on the topics of today - and tomorrow.
Among those taking part tonight is Lord Devlin, former Law Lord and ex-chairman of the Press Council.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Guest: Lord Devlin
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

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