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: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan

Presented by Saleem Shahed
(from Birmingham: rptd Wed, 12.25)

9.30 Interval


Presenter: Saleem Shahed
Director: Ashok Rampal

: Computers in Business: Information - on Top or on Tap?


Writer: Rex Malik
Producer: Peter Riding

: Si Dice Cosi: 23: Addio mare!

with Bianca Maria Corbella, Yole Marinelli, Luigi Basagaluppi, Alberto Colzi
(Books and records: see page 13)


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

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing: The Promised Land

by Gwyn Arch and Pat Rooke
Choir and instrumentalists from Berkshire College of Education conducted by Gwyn Arch
Mimers from Altwood School
Paintings by pupils of Theale Grammar School under the direction of Raymond Gray
From Altwood School, Maidenhead


Writer/Conductor: Gwyn Arch
Writer/Narrator: Pat Rooke
Singers/Musicians: Choir and instrumentalists from Berkshire College of Education
Mime artists: Mimers from Altwood School
Soloist: Ken Lowes
Mimers trained by: Bernard Ford
Paintings by: Pupils of Theale Grammar School
Under the direction of: Raymond Gray
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Interval

: Victorian Pastimes: 3: Dissected Maps and Pictures

Introduced by Lionel Lambourne

Reflecting the range of interests found in Victorian jigsaw puzzles.
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Presenter: Lionel Lambourne
Speaker: Linda Hannas
Director: Terry Doyle
Producer: Victor Poole

: Play Tennis: 3: The Backhand Drive

Introduced by David Vine
With Dan Maskell and Winnie Shaw


Presenter: David Vine
Instructor: Dan Maskell
Instructor: Winnie Shaw
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

: Can You Manage?: 3: Making Decisions

Introduced by Vincent Kane


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

: Closedown

: Farming: Topless Cubicles

Introduced by David Richardson

Philip Wrixon reports on a cheap housing system for beef cattle.
(from Birmingham)

Weather for farmers

1.50 Interval


Presenter: David Richardson
Reporter: Philip Wrixon
Producer: John Kenyon

: The Education Programme

The prize-winning film Kes and the prize-winning TV play Roll On 4 O'Clock have highlighted life in down - trodden schools populated by children from poor homes and staffed by authoritarian and often dispirited staff.
Using excerpts from these productions Barry Hines, author of Kes, Colin Welland, author of Roll On 4 O'clock, and Edward Blishen, author of Roaring Boys and other books about life in tough Secondary Modern schools, discuss their own personal views of education
With Alan Little.


Presenter: Alan Little
Panellist: Barry Hines
Panellist: Colin Welland
Panellist: Edward Blishen
Production: David Allen
Series Producer: Roger Owen

: Made in Britain: Blackpool Rock

Blackpool Rock - as British as Yorkshire pudding or fish and chips. It's a commodity that has caught on abroad, particularly in America, where the sweet-toothed have developed a taste that's good for British business.


Production: Ivor Yorke

: News Headlines

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of Antiques with Max Robertson
Customers Jean Barker, William Mervyn
(from Bristol)
(Book: see page 13)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Clifford Henderson
Customer: Jean Barker
Customer: William Mervyn
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: Golden Silents: 17: More Tricks of the Trade

Introduced by Michael Bentine From the National Film Theatre
(A BBCtv production in association with Mitchell Monkhouse Associates and Raymond Rohauer)


Presenter: Michael Bentine
Producer: Richard Evans

: The Singing Stars: Naughty Marietta

[Starring] Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy
with Frank Morgan, Elsa Lanchester

Jeanette MacDonald plays a beautiful French princess who sails for the New World in disguise. There she meets a handsome Yankee officer (Nelson Eddy).
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Music: Victor Herbert
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Marietta: Jeanette MacDonald
Warrington: Nelson Eddy
Governor D'Annard: Frank Morgan
Mme D'Annard: Elsa Lanchester
Uncle: Douglass Dumbrille
Herr Schuman: Joseph Cawthorne
Julie: Celia Parker

: Clangers: Glow-Honey

by Oliver Postgate


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

: Rolf Harris in Rolf's Walkabout

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 second of six programmes they visit Fogg Dam bird sanctuary; the giant anthills that dot Arnhem Land, and ford the South Alligator Crossing.
An ABC production


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

: Here's Lucy: Lucy and Lawrence Welk

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

Lucy and Lawrence Welk ...get taken for a dummy run!


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

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Equality: An impossible Utopia?

There are the rich and the poor - can it ever be otherwise? Is equality an achievable, or even a desirable ideal? Can equality and excellence go together? with The Rt Hon Enoch Powell, MP, The Rt Rev E.R. Wickham, Bishop of Middleton, and Juliet Mitchell, writer and lecturer.
Chairman Bryan Magee


Panellist: The Rt Hon Enoch Powell
Panellist: The Rt Rev Bishop E.R. Wickham
Panellist: Juliet Mitchell
Chairman: Bryan Magee
Producer: Shirley du Boulay

: Sing a New Song: About Caring

with The Settlers
Introduced by Cathy McGowan
featuring Joy Webb and the Joy Ensemble
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Presenter: Cathy McGowan
Singers: The Settlers
Singers: Joy Webb and the Joy Ensemble
Design: David Drewery
Director: Philip Gilbert
Series Producer: Raymond Short

: W. Somerset Maugham: A Casual Affair

Dramatised by Hugo Charteris
[Starring] Norman Bird as Arthur Low, Gwen Cherrell as Joan Low, James Maxwell as Jack Almond, Hildegard Neil as Lady Kastellan, Richard Vernon as Lord Kastellan, Esmond Knight as Sir Montague Trafford

In a Chinese shanty town, up river from Singapore, an emaciated white man is found dead from opium and starvation. The District Commissioner finds two clues: a gold cigarette case inscribed 'To J,' and a bundle of love letters to the wife of one of the most powerful men in the British Government...
(Colour) (First shown on BBC2)


Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Dramatised by: Hugo Charteris
Script Editor: Andrew Brown
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Waris Hussein
Arthur Low: Norman Bird
Joan Low: Gwen Cherrell
Jack Almond: James Maxwell
Lady Kastellan: Hildegard Neil
Lord Kastellan: Richard Vernon
Sir Montague Trafford: Esmond Knight
Malayan policeman: Ken Nazerin
Chinese woman: Peggy Sirr
Lady Grantham: Rosalie Westwater
Lord Grantham: Andrew Laurence
Cook: Barbara Reynolds
Lady Trafford: Patricia Hastings
Woman at the ball: Joanne Harding
Drunk at the ball: Raymond Adamson

: The Sunday Film: Seance on a Wet Afternoon

Starring Kim Stanley, Richard Attenborough

Broadway actress Kim Stanley gives a brilliant performance as the professional medium who lives in a fantasy world, on the edge of madness.
Written and directed by Bryan Forbes
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Writer/Director/Producer: Bryan Forbes
Producer: Richard Attenborough
Myra: Kim Stanley
Billy: Richard Attenborough
Clayton: Mark Eden
Mrs Clayton: Nanette Newman
Amanda: Judith Donner
Walsh: Patrick Magee
Beedle: Gerald Sim

: The News

with Richard Baker
and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Omnibus: In Search of Lost Time: Marcel Proust 1871-1922

How is it that a man who's spent all his life as a fashionable dandy, a social snob, suddenly withdraws, shuts himself up in a cork-lined room and writes? Fifteen years, and a long, long novel and from it a reputation as the greatest French writer of this century. For many Proust remains a mystery: some get no further than the first few pages of his Remembrance of Things Past (A la Recherche du Temps Perdu).

And yet his immense book opens up a world of fantastic characters, humour and tragedy, and one of the best descriptions of childhood ever written.

It's the story of a search - involving Time, how it changes people and places, disintegrates, is lost - with clues laid all the way, as Angus Wilson puts it, 'like a detective story.'

This film, made for the centenary of Proust's birth, follows that novel - and the life that made it - in search of lost time.

Narrator Michael Hordern
with the voices of Janet Burnell, Rolf Lefebvre, Lewis Stringer
[with] Princess Marthe Bibesco, Raymond Mortimer, Angus Wilson, The Gabrieli String Quartet
(Remembering the man who set memory free: page 15)


Narrator: Michael Hordern
Voices: Janet Burnell
Voices: Rolf Lefebvre
Voices: Lewis Stringer
Interviewee: Princess Marthe Bibesco
Interviewee: Raymond Mortimer
Interviewee: Angus Wilson
Musicians: The Gabrieli String Quartet
Film Cameraman: Jean Crommelynck
Film Editor: Dave King
Writer/Director: Colin Nears

: Look, Stranger: Rivers of Pearl

The tools of his trade are a glass-bottomed bucket and a cleft ash-stick, his job is an eternal treasure hunt - he is Bill Abernethy, the only man in Britain to have on his passport 'Profession: pearl fisher.'


Subject: Bill Abernethy
Producer: Bridget Winter

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