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: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan

Produced and presented by Mahendra Kaul
(from Birmingham: repeated on Wednesday at 12.25 pm)


Producer/Presenter: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Ashok Rampal

: Interval

: Computers in Business: So You Think You Need a Computer


Scriptwriter: Rex Malik
Producer: Peter Riding

: Si Dice Cosi: 22: Vogliamo andarci insieme?

With Bianca Maria Corbella, Yole Marinelli, Luigi Basagaluppi, Alberto Colzi
(Books and records: see page 12)


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

: Morning Service

from Clarendon Park Methodist Church, Leicester
Conducted by The Rev Ronald A. Corner and Canon C.G. Stuart Cox
Ye servants of God
All who love and serve your city
Be thou my vision
Happy are they, they that love God
Fill thou my life
Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go


Celebrant: The Rev Ronald A. Corner
Celebrant: Canon C. G. Stuart Cox
Organist: John Hudson
Television Presentation: Barrie Edgar

: Interval

: Victorian Pastimes: 2: The Family Album

Introduced by Lionel Lambourne

The photograph was a Victorian invention. But do those yellowing portraits show them as they were, or as they wanted to be?


Presenter: Lionel Lambourne
Speaker: David Thomas
Director: Terry Doyle
Producer: Victor Poole

: Play Tennis: 2: The Forehand Drive

David Vine introduces 10 programmes for people who want to improve their knowledge of the game.
With Dan Maskell and Bill Moss



Presenter: David Vine
Instructor: Dan Maskell
Instructor: Bill Moss
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

: Can You Manage?: 2: Finding the Right Way

Introduced by Vincent Kane


Presenter: Vincent Kane
Comments: Ken Low
Producer: Paul Ellis

: Closedown

: Farming: The Pig Market

David Richardson reports
(from Birmingham)


Reporter: David Richardson
Producer: Robin Hicks

: The Education Programme

with Sir Alec Clegg, Education Officer for the West Riding of Yorkshire.


Presenter: Sir Alec Clegg
Production: Michael Lumley
Series Producer: Roger Owen

: Made in Britain: Stop Thief!

To combat crime, new and more sophisticated types of electronic security devices and alarms are being developed.


Reporter: Paul Burden
Production: Michael Woolard

: News Headlines

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of Antiques with Max Robertson
Customers Jean Aubrey, John Bird
(From Bristol)
(Book: see page 12)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Tim Clarke
Customer: Jean Aubrey
Customer: John Bird
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: Golden Silents: 16: Cops and Robbers

Introduced by Michael Bentine
From the National Film Theatre

A second look at Buster Keaton battling with convicts and running away from cops; Stan Laurel as a Mountie setting out to get his man; Chaplin in the Police Force, and Harry Langdon meeting a policeman who is not really there.
(A BBCtv production in association with Mitchell Monkhouse Associates and Raymond Rohauer)


Presenter: Michael Bentine
Producer: Richard Evans

: The Singing Stars: Tin Pan Alley

[Starring] Alice Faye
with Betty Grable, John Payne, Jack Oakie

Betty Grable joins Alice Faye in this nostalgic potpourri of 20th-century songs.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Walter Lang
Katie Blane: Alice Faye
Lily Blane: Betty Grable
Harry Calhoun: Jack Oakie
Skeets Harrigan: John Payne
Casey: Allen Jenkins
Nora Bayes: Esther Ralston

: Clangers: The Rock Collector

by Oliver Postgate


Writer: Oliver Postgate
Puppets and settings: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott

: Rolf Harris in Rolf's Walkabout

Rolf invites you to join him on his 1,000-mile safari through the Northern Territory.

With his wife and daughter and two Australian naturalists, Harry Butler and Vincent Serventy, Rolf sets out to see the rare and unusual wild-life of the area. In the first of six programmes, we join them at Howard Springs.
An Australian Broadcasting Commission production


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Naturalist: Harry Butler
Naturalist: Vincent Serventy
Producer: Alan Bateman

: Show Jumping: Badminton Horse Trials

International horses and riders compete in the final stage of the Three Day Event. Among the entries is HM The Queen's horse Doublet to be ridden by Princess Anne.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Television Presentation: Peter Bale

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Apparitions

"All argument is against them, but all belief is for them" (Samuel Johnson)

The lady in the hotel bar, the priest reading his breviary, the old man in the children's room - were they all apparitions of the dead? And do such phenomena, experienced today, throw any sort of light on Christ's appearances in the 40 days following His death?

An investigation introduced by Robert Robinson
with Tom Corbett, clairvoyant; Dr Christopher Evans experimental psychologist; The Ven Michael Perry, Archdeacon of Durham


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Panellist: Tom Corbett
Panellist: Dr Christopher Evans
Panellist: The Ven Michael Perry
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: Songs of Praise

From Takapuna Presbyterian Church, Auckland, New Zealand with the united choirs of the district: introduced by Michael Jackson Campbell
A joint NZBC/BBC production


Presenter: Michael Jackson Campbell
Conductor: Stuart C. Manins
Organist: William McKinlay
Director: Donald Hope-Evans
Director: Ronald Falconer

: W. Somerset Maugham: Flotsam and Jetsam

Dramatised by John Bowen
Skelton, a sick anthropologist suffering from malaria, is left at a lonely outstation in Borneo. There is something very odd about the white couple who live there - what lies behind their strange behaviour?


Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Dramatised by: John Bowen
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Claude Whatham
Mrs Grange: Dorothy Tutin
Mr Grange: Lee Montague
Jack Carr: Julian Holloway
Skelton: Ronald Hackett
Max: John Payne
Charles: Ian Barritt
Adela: Stella Moray
Kong: Ronald Eng
District Officer: Michael Collins
Grange servant: Tommy Yapp
Grange servant: Ahmad Jamal

: Play of the Month: Don Juan in Hell

by Bernard Shaw
[Starring] Christopher Plummer, Michael Redgrave, Michael Hordern, Vivien Merchant

From The Great Hall, Blenheim Palace
The Don Juan legend - modern style - out of Mozart by Bernard Shaw. It concerns the Don, his victim the Commander, a jealous mistress and the Devil, who sit in Hell and discuss its merits compared with the Other Place. The core of their argument is that a Don Juan is not a conqueror but a slave to the Life Force, personified by all the women who woo and win a man to be the father of their children.

(Christopher Plummer... grateful to an albatross called Sound of Music: page 6)


Author: Bernard Shaw
Lighting: Gordon White
Sound: Graham Haines
Designer: Susan Spence
Script Editor: Rosemary Hill
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Basil Coleman
Don Juan: Christopher Plummer
The Commander's Statue: Michael Redgrave
The Devil: Michael Hordern
Dona Ana: Vivien Merchant

: The News

with Richard Baker
and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: A Reporter Returns

Rene Cutforth was the BBC's special correspondent for the first tragic year of the Korean War.
It was an assignment that culminated with the heroic stand of the Gloucesters at the Imjin River. For three nights and two days this British battalion held at bay the main thrust of the Chinese army until, surrounded and with water and ammunition exhausted, they tried to break out exactly 20 years ago today. Of the 741 men in the battalion, only 46 reached their own lines.
Soon after this, Rene Cutforth left Korea. In one short year he had seen this small nation briefly become the centre of world attention and nearly die of it.
By early spring, Korea was a ruin. It was hard to find a wall big enough to keep the Siberian wind off, while you lit a cigarette.
Now Rene Cutforth returns to see what this divided country has made of its ruin since then.
(Return to Korea: pages 52-55)


Reporter: Rene Cutforth
Producer: Richard Taylor

: Talkback

with Michael Barratt
People with strong views about television programmes put their case to people who make them.


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Producer: Margaret Douglas

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