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: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

(from Birmingham: rptd Wed, 12.25 pm)


Director: Ashok Rampal

: Know How: Ultrasonics on the Shop Floor

The Engineering Programme
Introduced by Arthur Garratt
(Repeated on BBC2 on Thursday)


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Director: David Nelson
Producer: Peter Riding

: Si Dice Cosi: 10: Buon compleanno!

with Bianca Maria Corbella, Yole Marinelli, Luigi Basagaluppi, Alberto Colzi
(Rptd next Sat)


Presenter: Bianca Maria Corbella
Presenter: Yole Marinelli
Presenter: Luigi Basagaluppi
Presenter: Alberto Colzi
Teaching course: Dr Joseph Cremona
Director: John Beveridge
Producer: Maddalena Fagandini

: Sung Eucharist

from Llandaff Cathedral
Celebrant The Very Gordon Lewis Phillips, Dean of Llandaff
Preacher The Archbishop of Wales The Most Rev Glyn Simon



Celebrant: The Very Gordon Lewis Phillips
Preacher: The Most Rev Glyn Simon
Organist and Master of Choristers: Robert Joyce
Sub-Organist: Graham Elliott
TV Presentation: Tregelles Williams

: Interval

: Men and Materials: Plastic Man

Prof Makowski, Civil Engineer; Arthur Quarmby, Architect; Prof. Holmes-Walker, Scientist



Presenter: Prof Makowski
Presenter: Arthur Quarmby
Presenter: Professor Holmes-Walker
Series Editor: Michael Garrod
Producer: David Cordingley

: Ask Zena Skinner!

Marie Cobb, mother of three, asks... about children in the kitchen.


Cook/Presenter: Zena Skinner
Guest: Marie Cobb
Director: Joyce Bullen
Producer: Victor Poole

: Hardy Heating International: 10: How the Agent Sees You

Introduced by Brian Jackson


Presenter: Brian Jackson
Dramatist: Roger Dixon
Producer: Paul Ellis
David Roberts: Paul Grist
Jack Hardy: Raymond Mason
Sam Howell: Ivan Beavis
Oliver Worthington: Reg Whitehead
John Barton: Lloyd Lamble
Ted Bloom: Dominic Allan
Airline passenger: Stuart Saunders
Lu-Sing: Lai Ling
Sandra: Lynne White

: Closedown

: Farming: Shop Windows to the World

David Richardson concludes his investigation into the export potential of agricultural shows.
(from Birmingham)

Weather for farmers


Presenter: David Richardson
Producer: John Kenyon

: Interval

: The Education Programme

The Rt Hon Margaret Thatcher, MP Secretary of State for Education and Science, answers questions from a group of parents.


Guest: The Rt Hon Margaret Thatcher
Director: Michael Lumley
Producer: Roger Owen

: Made in Britain: Time is Money

A famous clock-making firm, whose traditions go back 230 years, are trying to fill the world's Christmas stockings with a new toy - a do-it-yourself clock kit for children and tired executives.



Production: Michael Priestley

: News Headlines


: Personal Choice: Michael Barratt talks to Edna O'Brien

"What I want is really to be able to arrive at a state where I can actually love someone. You see, I don't think from what I observe around me and my own marriage which I had once that there is very much love lying around."

Edna O'Brien. Aged 38. Author of Girl with Green Eyes, August is a Wicked Month, and A Pagan Place. Once married, now divorced with two children. She talks as frankly as she writes.


Interviewer: Michael Barratt
Interviewee: Edna O'Brien
Producer: John Reynolds

: Sunday's Adventure Film: Untamed

Starring Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward
with Richard Egan, John Justin, Agnes Moorehead

Susan Hayward gives a full-blooded performance as a head-strong Irish girl in this action-packed story set in South Africa around the turn of the century. Tyrone Power's favourite director, Henry King, successfully captures the exciting moments of thousands of Zulu warriors on the warpath in the handsomely photographed battle scenes.
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Screenplay: Talbot Jennings
Screenplay: Frank Fenton
Screenplay: Michael Blankfort
Based on the novel by: Helga Moray
Director: Henry King
Producer: Bert Friedlob
Producer: William Bacher
Paul van Riebeck: Tyrone Power
Katie O'Neill: Susan Hayward
Kurt: Richard Egan
Shawn Kildare: John Justin
Aggie: Agnes Moorehead
Julia: Rita Moreno

: J.T.

The award-winning film about a lonely boy.
'J.T.' is a boy who has only two companions: a stray cat and a portable radio. The story of 'J.T.' and his struggle for survival won the hearts of everyone who saw this CBS film. It is shown on BBC Television today because it is a story that reflects much of what Christmas is all about in 1970.
The part of 'J.T.' is played by Kevin Hooks.


Writer: Jane Wagner
Director: Robert Young
J.T.: Kevin Hooks

: Little Women: 8

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

Jo has returned from New York to find Beth gravely ill. Laurie, heartbroken that Jo can never return his love, has gone to Europe with his grandfather and met Amy.


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

: The News



Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Malcolm Muggeridge asks The Question Why

A topical programme which questions the issues behind the news.



Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Producer: Peter Chafer

: Songs of Praise

with Mary Hopkin
from Alltwen Congregational Chapel, Pontardawe
Introduced by David Parry-Jones
with The Cwmtawe Comprehensive School Choir; local church choirs

Hail, Thou once despised Jesus ( Hyfrydol)
Lord, speak to me that I may speak (Llef)
Mae Duw yn llond pob lie (Maelor)
O for a heart to praise my God (Abridge)
O God of nations, hear (Dolwyddelan)
Os gwelir fi bechadur (Clawdd Madog)
Let us sing the King Messiah (Regent Square)
What a friend we have in Jesus (Calling Lan)



Singer: Mary Hopkin
Presenter: David Parry-Jones
Singers: The Cwmtawe Comprehensive School Choir
Conductor: James Williams
Organist: Richard Elfyn Jones
Blessing: The Rev Vivian Jones
Director: Dewi Griffiths
Producer: Tregelles Williams
Series Producer: Philip S. Gilbert

: Dame Anna Neagle

appeals on behalf of The National Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund
This fund provides scholarships to enable senior nurses to keep up to date with advances in medical science throughout the world. Florence Nightingale House in London is a residential centre for visiting nurses from overseas and other parts of the UK.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: [address removed]


Presenter: Dame Anna Neagle

: Dr Finlay's Casebook: Dust

by Elaine Morgan
Created by A. J. Cronin
Starring Andrew Cruickshank as Dr Cameron, Barbara Mullen as Janet, Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay
with Patrick Troughton as Jack Baird, Callum Mill as Willie Gallacher

Five miners have worked in the same pit and the same conditions and for the same length of time. Four have developed siticosis and are eligible for compensation; the fifth has not developed the disease. Why?


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Created by: A. J. Cronin
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Designer: Archie Clark
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Producer: John Henderson
Director: Tina Wakerell
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Jack Baird: Patrick Troughton
Willie Gallacher: Callum Mill
Mrs Baird: Irene Sunters
McBean: Willy Joss
McGlusky: Phil McCall
Mr Jones: Bryden Murdoch
Wilson: Glen Michael
Craig: Ian Halliburton
Mrs Dunn: Eileen McCallum

: Garbo the Incomparable: Anna Karenina

Starring Greta Garbo
with Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew, Maureen O'Sullivan

A beautiful Russian countess leaves her stuffy husband and elopes with a handsome army officer, leaving security and a family behind her.
Garbo played Tolstoy's heroine twice in her career and tonight's version with Fredric March as Vronsky is probably the most famous film of her career.
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Screenplay: Clarence Dane
Screenplay: Salka Viertel
Screenplay: S.N. Behrman
Based on the novel by: Tolstoy
Director: Clarence Brown
Producer: David O Selznick
Anna Karenina: Greta Garbo
Vronsky: Fredric March
Sergei: Freddie Bartholomew
Kitty: Maureen O'Sullivan
Countess Vronsky: May Robson
Karenin: Basil Rathbone

: The News

with Kenneth Kendall
and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Omnibus presents: Eisenstein

"Eisenstein, with Charlie Chaplin, is the greatest talent in the history of motion pictures." (Rene Clair)
The second of two programmes about the life and work of the great Russian film director.

This programme begins with Eisenstein's departure for the West in 1929 and ends with his death in 1948 at the early age of 50. It includes extracts from every film on which he worked during those years and contains some rare sequences never previously seen in Britain.
Among his friends and colleagues who take part are:
Serafima Birman, who starred in Ivan the Terrible.
Rene Clair, who was shooting Sous les Toits de Paris in the next studio in Paris.
John Grierson, who knew him in London.
Joris Ivens, director of Hemingway's Spanish Earth, who was his friend in Paris.
Herbert Marshall, who knew him in Moscow.
Ivor Montagu, who worked with him in Hollywood.
King Vidor, the American film director who knew him well; and three of his friends in the Soviet cinema: the directors Mikhail Romm, Grigori Rostotsky, and Sergei Yutkevitch.
(Made with the co-operation of the Novosti Press Agency)
Presented by BBC Television, NET, and Bavarian Television
(Ivan the Terrible: BBC2, Thursday, 10.35)


Interviewee: Serafima Birman
Interviewee: Rene Clair
Interviewee: John Grierson
Interviewee: Joris Ivens
Interviewee: Herbert Marshall
Interviewee: Ivor Montagu
Interviewee: King Vidor
Interviewee: Mikhail Romm
Interviewee: Grigori Rostotsky
Interviewee: Sergei Yutkevitch
Narrator: Lindsay Anderson
Words of Eisenstein read by: Karel Reisz
Producer: Norman Swallow
Producer: G.V. Alexandrov

: Ad Lib

A live conversation on the issues of today with men and women of distinction in widely differing fields who hold strong views on the topics of today - and tomorrow.


Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

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