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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: Gerry Hynes

: Interval

: Computers in Business: Stock - Optimum or Problem?

Written by Rex Malik


Writer: Rex Malik
Director: David Nelson
Producer: Peter Riding

: Si Dice Cosi: 24: Lo mi metto al sole!

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
Director: Indira Chitnis
Producer: Maddalena Fagandini

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing: Inside the Story

A Biblical meditation in verse and music
Poems by Joan Brockelsby
Choirs: Royal Tunbridge Wells Mixed Voice Choir, Royal Tunbridge Wells Orpheus Male Voice Choir, Rusthall Parish Church Choir
From St Paul's Church, Rusthall, Kent
(Part 2 next Sunday at 11.0 am)


Poet: Joan Brockelsby
Poetry reader: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Poetry reader: Richard Bebb
Bible reader: The Rev Colin Levey
Singers: Royal Tunbridge Wells Mixed Voice Choir
Singers: Royal Tunbridge Wells Orpheus Male Voice Choir
Singers: Rusthall Parish Church Choir
Conductor: John Francis
Organist: Leonard Lazell
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Interval

: Victorian Pastimes: 4: The Toy Theatre

Introduced by Lionel Lambourne

In which we meet Mr Kean, the Victorian 'pop idol', who as Richard III was equally at home in Drury Lane or the Juvenile Theatre.


Presenter: Lionel Lambourne
Speaker: James Heard
Director: Terry Doyle
Producer: Victor Poole

: Play Tennis: 4: The Service

Introduced by David Vine
with Dan Maskell and John Rudd



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

: Can You Manage?: 4: Planning

Introduced by Vincent Kane
With Frank O'Farrell


Presenter: Vincent Kane
Guest: Frank O'Farrell
Producer: Paul Ellis

: Closedown

: Farming: A Second Step

Introduced by David Richardson

Six years ago Jack Masters regarded his county council small-holding as the jumping-off point to a larger farm. Why is he still there?
(from Birmingham)

Weather for farmers


Presenter: David Richardson
Subject: Jack Masters
Producer: John Kenyon

: Interval

: The Education Programme: The View from Hebden Bridge

"You know one of the great myths of liberal studies is it's all got to do with words."
An approach to liberal studies with Albert Hunt at Bradford College of Art.


Presenter: Albert Hunt
Producer: Gordon Croton
Series Producer: Roger Owen

: Made in Britain: The Draught Dodgers

A decorative draught excluder that a Lincolnshire housewife started making as a hobby is now the basis of a thriving company selling soft toys in many parts of the world.


Production: Michael Priestley

: News Headlines

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of Antiques with Max Robertson
Customers Ann Morrish, Ian Messiter
(from Bristol)
(Book: see page 12)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Ian Harris
Customer: Ann Morrish
Customer: Ian Messiter
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: Golden Silents: 18: Curiouser and Curiouser

Introduced by Michael Bentine
From the National Film Theatre

A second look at a collection of unusual films including the first film in which Laurel played a scene with Hardy; Chaplin's propaganda film in wartime; a famous Chaplin imitator Billy West, and unusual films by Harry Langdon and Buster Keaton.
(A BBCtv production in association with Mitchell Monkhouse Associates and Raymond Rohauer)


Presenter: Michael Bentine
Producer: Richard Evans

: The Singing Stars: The Kissing Bandit

Starring Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson
with J. Carrol Naish, Mildred Natwick

Nowadays it is strange to recall that Sinatra usually played a shy individual, notably unsuccessful with women, in his 40s musicals. In today's film he proves a big disappointment to his father, a famous bandit, because he can hardly ride a horse, doesn't drink and is timid with women.


Director: Laslo Benedek
Ricardo: Frank Sinatra
Teresa: Kathryn Grayson
Chico: J. Carrol Naish
Isabella: Mildred Natwick
Don Jose: Mikhail Rasumny
General Torro: Billy Gilbert

: Clangers: The Teapot

by Oliver Postgate


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

: Rolf Harris in Rolf's Walkabout

In the third programme of this series Rolf and his party reach the most easterly point of the expedition - the edge of Arnhem Land. They visit the site of ancient Aboriginal rock paintings and later take a trip by water up the spectacular Katherine Gorge.
An Australian Broadcasting Commission production


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Producer: Alan Bateman

: Here's Lucy: Lucy and Ann-Margret

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 and Ann-Margret ...with Craig too close for comfort!


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

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Myth and Truth: 1: Creation Stories

What is a myth? What kind of truth is it designed to communicate? How do the stories in the Bible compare with other ancient narratives?

Magnus Magnusson talks to James Barr, T.G.H. James, Shivaji Lat, Hugh Mellor


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Panellist: James Barr
Panellist: T.G.H. James
Panellist: Shivaji Lat
Panellist: Hugh Mellor
Stories read by: Peter Copley
Stories read by: Gary Watson
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Songs of Praise

from Colwyn Bay
With Penrhos College Choir, Colwyn Bay and District Choral Society and Old Colwyn Towns-Women's Guild (Evening) Choir
Introduced by David Parry-Jones

Come down, O love (Down Ampney)
Dear Lord and Father (Repton)
Love divine, all loves excelling (Hyfrydol)
Make me a captive, Lord (Llanllyfni)
What a friend we have in Jesus (What a friend)
Thy hand, O God (Thornbury)
King of glory (Gwalchmai)
The day thou gavest (The Lord's Day)


Presenter: David Parry-Jones
Singers: Penrhos College Choir
Singers: Colwyn Bay and District Choral Society
Singers: Old Colwyn Towns-Women's Guild (Evening) Choir
Conductor: James Williams
Organist: Raymond Williams
Blessing: The Rev H. Lawley Williams
Director: Dewi Griffiths
Producer: Tregelles Williams
Series Producer: Raymond Short

: W. Somerset Maugham: Louise

Dramatised by William Marchant
[Starring] Sarah Badel as Louise, Pauline Yates as Betty Maitland, Neil Stacy as Tom Maitland

Louise's life was one of indulgence and luxury. And who would be heartless enough not to indulge a woman with a heart condition that could, at any moment, prove fatal?


Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Dramatised by: William Marchant
Script Editor: Andrew Brown
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Guy Verney
Louise: Sarah Badel
Betty Maitland: Pauline Yates
Tom Maitland: Neil Stacy
Mrs Latham: Barbara Bolton
Mr Latham: Denis Goacher
Paulette: Hani Borelle
George Hobhouse: Jeremy Longhurst
Croupier: Gilbert Braglia
Gambler: Austin Trevor
Manservant: Jeremy Higgins
Major Hilary: Murray Hayne
Iris Maitland: Celia Bannerman

: The Sunday Film: The Gypsy and the Gentleman

Starring Melina Mercouri, Keith Michell
with Patrick McGoohan, June Laverick, Flora Robson

A reckless Regency rake falls in love with a passionate and unscrupulous gypsy and together they try to deprive his younger sister of her lawful inheritance.

(This week's films: page 9)


Director: Joseph Losey
Belle: Melina Mercouri
Deverill: Keith Michell
Joss: Patrick McGoohan
Sarah: June Laverick
Mrs Haggard: Flora Robson
John: Lyndon Brook
Vanessa: Clare Austin
Lady Ayrton: Helen Haye
Brook: Mervyn Johns

: The News

with Richard Baker
and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Omnibus: This Was Richard Tauber

Next week would be the 80th birthday of Richard Tauber, one of the most famous lyric tenors of the century, a man as much at ease with Mozart and Schubert as with Franz Lehar. This film biography includes extracts from his film and stage performances.

Those taking part: Felix Aprahamian, Mrs Tom Arnold, Jane Baxter, Elisabeth Bergner, Mrs Bernard Delfont, Peter Graves, Bernard Grun, Evelyn Laye, Vanessa Lee, Eric Robinson, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Lea Seidl, Diana Napier Tauber, Sir David Webster, Alexa Weir
Introduced and narrated by James Robertson-Justice
('The truth cannot hurt the reputation of a great musician': see page 11)


Presenter/Narrator: James Robertson-Justice
Interviewee: Felix Aprahamian
Interviewee: Mrs Tom Arnold
Interviewee: Jane Baxter
Interviewee: Elisabeth Bergner
Interviewee: Mrs Bernard Delfont (Carole Lynne)
Interviewee: Peter Graves
Interviewee: Bernard Grun
Interviewee: Evelyn Laye
Interviewee: Vanessa Lee
Interviewee: Eric Robinson
Interviewee: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Interviewee: Lea Seidl
Interviewee: Diana Napier Tauber
Interviewee: Sir David Webster
Interviewee: Alexa Weir
Cameraman: Dave Findlay
Film Editor: David Elliott
Writer/Producer: Charles Castle

: Look, Stranger: Venice of England

A voyage by narrow boat with Ken Dunham and his family to the centre of Birmingham along the once-flourishing Canal Navigations of the Black Country. Today this great waterway system has served its purpose - industry has turned its back on the 'Cut' but, with 'just a touch of Venice,' Park Head Locks, Gas Street Basin and Pudding Green Junction may come alive again - inland ports along a colourful cruiseway for voyaging into England.

"Superb photography discovered poetry and wild life down the 'Cut' in BBC2's consistently riveting 'Look, Stranger' series." (The Evening Mail, Slough)
(From Bristol: first shown on BBC2)


Presenter: Ken Dunham
Writer/Director: Peter Bale

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