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: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

A special compilation of music favourites for Pakistani and Indian viewers with Nazir Begum, Surraiya Multankar, K.K. Khanna, Alam Lohar
Produced and presented by Saleem Shahed
(from Birmingham: repeated on Wednesday at 12.25 pm)


Presenter/Producer: Saleem Shahed
Singer: Nazir Begum
Singer: Surraiya Multankar
Performer: K.K. Khanna
Singer: Alam Lohar

: Closedown

: Morning Service

from St Bride's Parish Church. West Kilbride, Ayrshire
Led by the Minister The Rev William Penny

Praise: Psalm 84, w 1-4 (St Magnus)
Hymns (RCH):
Loving Shepherd (668: Battishill)
How sweet the name (419: St Peter)
Thou whose almighty word (364: Moscow)
Immortal, invisible, God only wise (12: Joanna)
(from BBC Scotland)


Service led by: The Rev William Penny
Organist: Esmond Corney
TV Presentation: The Rev Ralph Smith

: Closedown

: Farming: In a Bigger Market

What would be the effect on costs and prices?
John Cherrington reports.
(from Birmingham)

Weather for farmers


Reporter: John Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon

: The Parkers at Saltram 1769-1789: 5: The Library

Everyday life in a great House

For 20 years John Parker divided his time between town and country. At Saltram, when Parliament was not in session, Mr Parker found his leisure interrupted by the affairs of public life.
(Book: page 11)


Script: Ronald Fletcher
Director: Ray Colley
Producer: Victor Poole

: Made in Britain: Welcome to Britain: 5

In the last part of a report on tourism Michael Purton asks homegoing foreign visitors what they think of Britain and the British.


Reporter: Michael Purton
Producer: Michael Priestley

: News Headlines

: Yesterday's Witness: Levant Mine Disaster

On Monday 20 October 1919, disaster hit the little villages of St Just and Pendeen, near Land's End. Thirty-one men were lost in an accident which has been described as Cornwall's worst mining tragedy within living memory. Almost every household in the neighbourhood lost a relative. Shocked Cornishmen all over the world contributed money to help widows and orphans in the stricken villages.


Producer: Stephen Peet

: The Singing Stars: New Faces

Starring Eartha Kitt, Robert Clary, Ronny Graham, Alice Ghostley
with June Carroll, Virginia De Luce, Paul Lynde, Bill Mullikin, Rosemary O'Reilly, Allen Conroy, Jimmy Russell

New Faces - the revue that launched Eartha Kitt - became an institution on Broadway in the early 50s. In today's film version Eartha has ample opportunity to prove, in Orson Welles's words, that she is 'the most exciting woman in the world' with songs like 'C'est si bon,' 'Santa baby,' 'Uskadara' and 'Monotonous.'
An Edward L. Alperson production from the stage production by Leonard Sillman
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Production: Edward L. Alperson
Stage Production: Leonard Sillman
Director: Harry Horner
Performer: Eartha Kitt
Performer: Robert Clary
Performer: Ronny Graham
Performer: Alice Ghostley
Performer: June Carroll
Performer: Virginia de Luce
Performer: Paul Lynde
Performer: Bill Mullikin
Performer: Rosemary O'Reilly
Performer: Allen Conroy
Performer: Jimmy Russell

: Ken Dodd and The Diddymen: Safari to Darkest Diddyland

(from Manchester)
(Ken Dodd, Entertainer: Tuesday 7.30 Radio 4)


Puppetry: Roger Stevenson
Script: Bob Block
Director: Ken Wrench
Producer: Stan Parkinson
Comedian: Ken Dodd

: The Basil Brush Show

Introduced by Derek Fowlds
with White Plains, The Sylvos
Gillian Phelps, Alexander Houlgate, Richard Pescud


Script: George Martin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Pat Jackson
Producer: Johnny Downes
Presenter: Derek Fowlds
Musicians: White Plains
Jugglers: The Sylvos
[Actress]: Gillian Phelps
[Actor]: Alexander Houlgate
[Actor]: Richard Pescud

: Life at Large: A Bull Called Marius

A story of the Camargue by Gerald Durrell.
Folco Aubanel is a gardien, a man who watches over the wild black bulls in the marshes of the Rhflne delta. The bulls are reared for the course libre, a contest of skill, daring and sheer beauty, in which the animal is never killed but men risk their lives, Tolco's hopes are pinned on one bull of great promise, Marius.
(from Bristol: first shown on BBC2)
(Book: page 11)


Narrator: Gerald Durrell
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: The Eighties: Race

Bernard Levin probes some hopes and schemes for the future

This week: Race
Gus John discusses his ideas and ideals with Pauline Crabbe, Judy Hillman, The Rt Rev Ian Ramsey and James Robertson-Justice

Gus John looks forward to a Britain in which the immigrant racial groups, far from being merged with the population as a whole, will play a distinctive part in the life of the community.


Presenter: Bernard Levin
Panellist: Gus John
Panellist: Pauline Crabbe
Panellist: Judy Hillman
Panellist: The Rev Ian Ramsey
Panellist: James Robertson-Justice

: In the Beginning: 6: Moses

Stories in the Bible.


Storyteller: Ray Smith
Designer: Graham McCallum

: Praise the Lord

Hymns selected from last year's Songs of Praise programmes
Introduced by Barbara Mullen


Presenter: Barbara Mullen
Producer: Raymond Short

: Dad's Army: A. Wilson (Manager)?

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


Writer/Signature tune: Jimmy Perry
Writer/Producer: David Croft
The voice of [singer, signature tune]: Bud Flanagan
Signature tune: Derek Taverner
Designer: Paul Joel
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
The Vicar: Frank Williams
The Verger: Edward Sinclair
Mrs Pike: Janet Davies
Mr West: Blake Butler
Captain Pritchard: Robert Raglan
Mr Boyle: Arthur Brough
Pte Sponge: Colin Bean
Pte Hastings: Hugh Hastings

: Film of the Week: It's a Wonderful Life

Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed
with Thomas Mitchell Lionel Barrymore

George Bailey has worked hard for his family and for the town. When he faces ruin help comes from an unexpected quarter.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Produced and directed by: Frank Capra
George Bailey: James Stewart
Mary Hatch: Donna Reed
Dr Potter: Lionel Barrymore
Uncle Billy: Thomas Mitchell
Mrs Bailey: Beulah Bondi
Ernie: Frank Faylen
Bert: Ward Bond
Clarence: Henry Travers
Mr Gower: H.B. Warner
Violet: Gloria Grahame
Harry Bailey: Todd Karns
Ruth Dakin: Virginia Patton
Pa Bailey: Samuel S Hinds

: The News

with Kenneth Kendall
and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Omnibus at the Proms

Ida Haendel is the soloist in Brahms Violin Concerto with the New Philharmonia Orchestra leader Emanuel Hurwitz conducted by Erich Leinsdorf
The second in a series of six programmes from the 1971 season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts from the Royal Albert Hall.
Introduced by Richard Baker

(Next week: Debussy's "Iberia" and Stravinsky's "Petrushka". This Week's Proms: page 9)


Violinist: Ida Haendel
Musicians: The New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Presenter: Richard Baker
Presented by: Antony Craxton

: Dean Acheson

talking with Kenneth Harris

In 1941 Dean Acheson gave up his law practice to join the US State Department. Eight years later, President Truman made him Secretary of State.
Tonight he talks frankly about America in World War II and the years afterwards, about Korea, Prime Minister Attlee, the Russians and Senator McCarthy.


Interviewee: Dean Acheson
Interviewer: Kenneth Harris
Producer: John Walker

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