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: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan

A Hindi Poetry Symposium and a round-up of the week's news
Produced and presented by Mahendra Kaul
(From Birmingham: rptd Wed 12.25)


Producer/Presenter: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Ashok Rampal

: Closedown

: Sung Eucharist for Easter Day

from Christchurch Priory, Hants

Service sung to Schubert in C


Celebrant: The Vicar Canon Leslie Yorke
Preacher: The Rt. Rev. S. F. Allison, Bishop of Winchester
Organist and Choirmaster: Geoffrey Tristram
Television Presentation: John Dobson

: Interval

: Urbi et Orbi

Pope Paul VI gives his Easter Blessing to the City and the World
Fr Patrick McEnroe describes the scene in the Square before St Peter's in Rome
Presented by the Italian Television Service


Commentator: Fr Patrick McEnroe

: Interval

: Can You Manage?: 1: Setting Goals

Whether you're a vicar, a housewife, a football manager or a foreman, you have to 'manage.'
Introduced by Vincent Kane
(Radio Times People: see page 5)


Presenter: Vincent Kane
Comments: Ken Low
Sketches written by: Bob Hedley
Producer: Paul Ellis

: News Headlines


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: The Everglades

Commentary by Peter Scott

The Florida Everglades, one of the largest mangrove swamps in the world, is inhabited by great primeval reptiles and by a profusion of graceful, exotic birds. World-famous photographer Heinz Sielmann gives science a film record of their remarkable behaviour.
Produced by BBCtv in association with Norddeutscher Rundfunk
(from Bristol)


Filmed by/Director: Heinz Sielmann
Narrator: Peter Scott
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: The Great Iron Ship

More than 100,000 people lined the banks of the Bristol Avon last summer to watch the return of the SS Great Britain, Brunel's famous iron ship, to the dock from which it was launched on 19 July 1843.
This film follows the successes and failures of the SS Great Britain from its birth in Bristol, through the organisation of a seemingly impossible rescue from the Falklands.
Written by Richard Wade


Writer: Richard Wade
Narrator: Dudley Foster
Director: Ray Sutcliffe
Executive Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Here's Lucy: Lucy the Cement Worker

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

: The Singing Stars: Going My Way

[Starring] Bing Crosby, Rise Stevens with Barry Fitzgerald

No film could be more appropriate for Easter Sunday than this appealing story of a young priest's life in a poor New York parish, which carried off nearly all the Academy Awards for 1944.
(This Week's Films: see page 9)


Director: Leo McCarey
Fr 'Chuck' O'Malley: Bing Crosby
Genevieve Linden: Rise Stevens
Fr Fitzgibbon: Barry Fitzgerald
Fr Tim O'Dowd: Frank McHugh
Ted Haines: James Brown
Haines Sr: Gene Lockhart
Carol James: Jean Heather
Mr Belknap: Porter Hall
Tomaso Bozanni: Fortunio Bonanova
Mrs Carmody: Eily Malyon
Themselves: Robert Mitchell Boys Choir

: Show Jumping: The Wills Hickstead Tankard

From the international arena of the All England Jumping Course at Hickstead, Sussex: featuring The Wills Hickstead Tankard
An international competition, with one jump-off against the clock, for a first prize of £100.
Introduced by David Vine


Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation: Fred Viner

: Blue Peter Royal Safari

with HRH The Princess Anne and Valerie Singleton

In her first solo television film Princess Anne shows Valerie the amazing Starehe Boys Centre at Nairobi. In a series of informal conversations the Princess tells of her work as President of the Save the Children Fund, her life, and her ambitions as a top Events rider.

Together, in a whirlwind tour of Kenya, Princess Anne and Val visit the famous wildlife parks - go riding over Loresho Ridge, and goggle swimming in one of the world's finest coral gardens.
(Princess Anne and the true story of Treetops: see page 9)


Interviewer: Valerie Singleton
Interviewee: HRH The Princess Anne
Film Cameraman: Ken Westbury, BSC
Sound: Peter Edwards
Sound: David Simpson
Film Editor: Les Newman
Producer: Biddy Baxter
Producer: Edward Barnes

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Resurrection

Sir Tyrone Guthrie assisted by schoolchildren presents "An Easter Sequence" by the Ulster poet, W.R. Rodgers


[Actor]: Sir Tyrone Guthrie
Poet: W.R. Rodgers
Cameraman: Bob Monks
Producer: Moore Wasson

: Songs of Praise: A Village Sings Again

From Aberfan
introduced by David Parry-Jones

Christ the Lord is risen today Hallelujah (Llanfair)
There is a green hill far away (Horsley)
O joyful day: O glorious hour! (Pembroke)
Bendigedig fyddo'r lesu (Mawlgan)
Low in the grave He lay; Jesus, my Saviour (Christ arose)
All hail the power of Jesu's name (Diadem)
Dyma gariad fel v moroedd (Pennant)
Thine be the glory (Maccabaeus)


Presenter: David Parry-Jones
Conductor: Owain Arwel Hughes
Organist: Richard Elfyn Jones
Blessing: The Rev Stanley Lloyd
Director: Dewi Griffiths
Producer: Tregelles Williams
Series Producer: Raymond Short

: Paul Temple: Catch Your Death

by Patrick Alexander
Created by Francis Durbridge
Starring Francis Matthews as Paul
with Ros Drinkwater as Steve, George Sewell as Sammy Carson

Paul and Sammy between them track down a dangerous thief - and nearly catch a nasty cold!


Writer: Patrick Alexander
Created by: Francis Durbridge
Sound: Norman Bennett
Lighting: Peter Winn
Script Editor: Martin Hall
Designer: Stuart Walker
Producer: Derrick Sherwin
Director: Frank Cox
Paul: Francis Matthews
Steve: Ros Drinkwater
Sammy Carson: George Sewell
Billy Russ: Jimmy Gardner
Connie Russ: Hope Jackman
Police Constable: Paul Nemeer
Percy Wilson: Peter Diamond
Rupert: Frederick Peisley
Inspector Dunham: Roger Rowland
Sir George Pettey: Patrick Barr
Duncan Webb: Brian Lawson
Stephen Banning: John Carson
Georgina Banning: Karin MacCarthy
Young man: Graham Berown
Robert O'Keefe: Allan Cuthbertson
Smith: John Garrie
Roach: Donald Morley
Reggie: John Atkinson
Executive: David Griffin

: Father Goose

BBC1's film for Easter Sunday stars Cary Grant, Leslie Caron
with Trevor Howard
'Mother Goose' is the unlikely code name for Cary Grant, playing a South Seas beachcomber who is pressed into service as a military observer during World War II. But when Leslie Caron as a French schoolteacher turns up with a troop of schoolgirls in the midst of Japanese bombing, Cary becomes 'Father Goose' as well, and the stage is set for comedy all the way.
The screenplay won writers Peter Stone and Frank Tarloff an Academy Award.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Screenplay: Peter Stone
Screenplay: Frank Tarloff
Director: Ralph Nelson
Walter Eckland: Cary Grant
Catherine Freneau: Leslie Caron
Frank Houghton: Trevor Howard
Elizabeth: Stephanie Berrincton
Harriet: Jennifer Berrington
Kristina: Verina Greenlaw
Angelique: Laurelle Felsette
Dominique: Nicole Felsette
Anne: Pip Sparke
Jenny: Sharyl Locke
Stebbings: Jack Good

: The News

with John Edmunds
and Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Omnibus presents: Film Music

or Mozart had a Car Crash at 171 Seconds

Andre Previn conducts the London Symphony Orchestra leader John Georgiadis and shows clips from an enormous range of motion pictures, tracing the progress of music in the cinema from the silent film beginnings with a shirt-sleeved piano player at the jangle-box, to the sophistication of today's scores using synthesisers and 8-track stereo.


Presenter/Conductor/Writer: Andre Previn
Writer/Producer: Herbert Chappell
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Georgiadis
Lighting: Ken MacGregor
Sound: Alan Edmonds
Design: David Jones

: Follies of the Wise

A lady in Lanes said
'A spire is what every good church must require'
But her sis, with a glower
Said 'A church needs a tower,'
So they built one with both and it's dire.

With Spike Milligan
Written by Sandy Brown and Martin Pawley
From an original idea by R.G. Payne


Writer: Sandy Brown
Writer: Martin Pawley
From an original idea by: R. G. Payne
Director: Jim Franklin
Presenter: Spike Milligan

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