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: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan

Produced and presented by Saleem Shahed


Producer/Presenter: Saleem Shahed
Director: Gerry Hynes

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing: Richard Baxter

by Frederick C. Gill
The story of a 17th-century Puritan - hymnwriter, controversialist, teacher of meditation, expert on prayer and on politics, lover of unity and object of hatred.
The Southwark Singers
(From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall)


Writer: Frederick C. Gill
Narrator: John Graham
Reader: Peter Copley
Reader: James Grout
Reader: John Franklyn-Robbins
Singers: The Southwark Singers
Conductor: Denis Coleman
Organist: Philip Manser
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Closedown

: Farming: Who Will Live on the Land of Europe?

A report by Telefis Eireann

Weather for farmers


Writer: Joe Murray
Producer: Charles Scott

: Made in Britain: After Madame Curie...

For nearly a quarter-of-a-century the Radiochemical Centre at Amersham has provided doctors, engineers and technical specialists all over the world with radioactive substances - and made a profit.


Reporter: David Wilson
Producer: Michael Woolard

: News Headlines

: Wimbledon 1971: The Lawn Tennis Championships

Harry Carpenter looks back over the first week of the tournament and provides you with an opportunity of seeing the highlights of the outstanding matches of the early rounds.


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Bill Knight
Commentator: Emlyn Jones
Production Team: A.P. Wilkinson
Production Team: Fred Viner
Production Team: Huw Jones
Production Team: Johnnie Watherston

: The Singing Stars: Texas Carnival

Starring Howard Keel
with Esther Williams, Red Skelton
and Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, Paula Raymond

A third-rate showman and his assistant assume the identity and the expense account of a Texas cattle baron and his daughter in this lively and entertaining musical which takes the lid off life in the oil state.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Charles Walters
Slim Shelby: Howard Keel
Debbie Telford: Esther Williams
Cornie Quinell: Red Skelton
Sunshine Jackson: Ann Miller
Marilla Sabinas: Paula Raymond
Dan Sabinas: Keenan Wynn
Sheriff Jackson: Tom Tully
Tex Hodgkins: Glenn Strange

: The Basil Brush Show

Introduced by Derek Fowlds
with Vanity Fare, The Hermanis
Gillian Phelps, Stuart Sherwin, Brian Vaughan


Presenter: Derek Fowlds
Musicians: Vanity Fare
Diabolo act: The Hermanis
[Actress]: Gillian Phelps
[Actor]: Stuart Sherwin
[Actor]: Brian Vaughan
Script: George Martin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Pat Jackson
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Life at Large: Thor Heyerdahl's Ra Expeditions: 1: Pyramids and Papyrus

The world-famous modern Viking Thor Heyerdahl wanted to test his controversial theory that the Ancient Egyptians could have reached the Americas thousands of years before Columbus. He decided to build a boat from materials that would have been available to the Pharaohs. It was constructed of papyrus reeds and scientists were quick to tell him that it would become waterlogged and sink. It looked as though they might be right, for after sailing 2,700 miles Ra was battered by a storm and abandoned by its seven-man crew. But Heyerdahl was determined to try again.

(The expedition of Ra II "By Papyrus Boat Across the Atlantic" BBC1 next Sunday at 5.5. Part 10 of "The Ra Expeditions": Friday, Radio 4 4.30 pm)


Narrator: Thor Heyerdahl
Narrator: Edward Woodward
Executive Producer: Lennart Ehrenborg
English version produced by: Brian Branston

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Against the Odds

'Drinking, drinking, drinking - working, drinking - then thieving - anything, doing silly little jobs....' that was Dave Brown's life until four years ago. Now he runs two hostels for the rehabilitation of alcoholics in Oxford, lectures on crime and the criminal and talks to undergraduates about his recently discovered faith.
'Without faith, I think I'd still be back out there on the bottle.'
Introduced by Archie Hill


Presenter: Archie Hill
Subject: Dave Brown
Producer: Shirley du Boulay

: Songs of Praise

from Greyfriars' Church, Dumfries
Introduced by David Steel
with local Church Choirs, Dumfries Male Voice Choir (conductor Andrew Young), Dumfries Academy Choir and Singers and Dumfries Choral Society

Rejoice, the Lord is King (Darwall)
At even, when the sun was set (Angelus)
Kum Ba Yah (African trad)
Most sweet and pleasing (Campian)
Praise waits for thee (St Stephen)
Lord, thy word abideth (Ravenshaw)
To the Name of our salvation (Lincluden)
Who is on the Lord's side? (Armageddon)
O sing a song of Bethlehem (Falan-Tiding)
Go down Moses (Negro Spiritual: arr J.M. Walker)
Never weather beaten sail (Campian)
Now the day is over (Lyndhurst)
Praise to the Lord (Lobe den Herren)
From BBC Scotland


Presenter: David Steel
Singers: Dumfries Male Voice Choir
Conductor: Andrew Young
Singers: Dumfries Academy Choir and Singers
Singers: Dumfries Choral Society
Organist: James Paton
Conductor: John Walker
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev John Melrose
Director: Ralph Smith
Producer: James Dey
Series Producer: Raymond Short

: Dad's Army: Don't Fence Me In

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
Featuring John Laurie as Pte Frazer, James Beck as Pte Walker, Arnold Ridley as Pte Godfrey, Ian Lavender as Pte Pike
The voice of Bud Flanagan


Writer/Signature Tune [words]: Jimmy Perry
Writer/Producer: David Croft
The voice of (Signature tune): Bud Flanagan
Signature Tune [music]: Derek Taverner
Designer: Paul Joel
Director: Harold Snoad
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Walker: James Beck
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
Gen Monteverdi: Edward Evans
Capt Bailey: John Ringham
Italian POW: Larry Martyn

: Film of the Week: The Long Hot Summer

Paul Newman stars in the first of a short season of his greatest films, tonight with Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Orson Welles, Lee Remick, Angela Lansbury

Paul Newman as a ruthless opportunist and Orson Welles as an experienced schemer form an uneasy friendship in this Faulkner drama set in his beloved Mississippi, about an ageing aristocrat who wants a grandson.


Director: Martin Ritt
Ben Quick: Paul Newman
Clara Varner: Joanne Woodward
Jody: Anthony Franciosa
Varner: Orson Welles
Eula Varner: Lee Remick
Minnie: Angela Lansbury
Alan Stewart: Richard Anderson
Agnes Stewart: Sarah Marshall
Mrs Stewart: Mabel Albertson
Ratliff J: Pat O'Malley
Lucius: William Walker

: The News

with Richard Baker, and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Omnibus: The Tchaikovsky Competition

"What I have done is equivalent to winning the World Cup. The Russians realise this... but Britain doesn't seem to."
John Lill, the 26-year-old pianist who shared First Prize in the 1970 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. From 200 entrants, John Lill was one of five finalists. His virtuoso performance of the test - Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 1 - makes him sound modest.
Produced by Central Moscow Documentary Film Studios
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Subject/Pianist: John Lill
Narrator: Keith Bosley
Presented for BBCtv by: Rodney Greenberg

: Both Sides of Europe: 1: Sovereignty and the Nation State

Discussions between leading Britons and Europeans on the future of the European Community - and how it could affect Britain.

If Britain joins, how much sovereignty will we have to surrender? Where will power lie and who control it? Is the possibility of a United Europe becoming a super power cause for comfort or concern?
The Rt Hon Enoch Powell, MP and Professor Walter Hallstein former German Foreign Minister and first President of the Common Market Commission


Speaker: The Rt Hon Enoch Powell
Speaker: Professor Walter Hallstein
Producer: Arthur Maimane
Editor: Robert Rowland

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