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: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

with Shiv Kumar Sharma, Jyoti Kamath, S.D. Batish, Tarveen Mehra
Produced and presented by Mahendra Kaul
(from Birmingham: reptd Wed 12.25)


Santoor player: Shiv Kumar Sharma
Singer: Jyoti Kamath
Singer: S.D. Batish
Performer: Tarveen Mehra
Producer/Presenter: Mahendra Kaul

: Closedown

: Holy Communion

from the Parish Church of St Winwalloe, Gunwalloe, The Lizard, Cornwall
Celebrant the Vicar The Rev. Frederick Marshall


Celebrant: The Rev. Frederick Marshall
Organist: Jill Glasson
Television Presentation: John Dobson

: Closedown

: Farming: In a Bigger Market

John Cherrington reports
(from Birmingham)

Weather for farmers


Reporter: John Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon

: Made in Britain: Scrap for Sale

Getting on for half a million tons of scrap metal were exported last year-and with the easing of Government restrictions, this year's total is expected to be considerably higher.


Producer: Michael Woolard

: News Headlines

: International Athletics The European Championships

Finals Day direct from Helsinki

David Coleman, Ron Pickering and Norris McWhirter report 'live' from the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, on the final day of Europe's biggest and most important athletics tournament.This afternoon's finals include:
Men's 110m hurdles
Ladies' 4 x 100m relay
The Marathon
Reigning European champion Ron Hill, Trevor Wright and Colin Kirkham provide a formidable challenge from Britain.
Men's 3,000m steeplechase
Men's 4 x 100m relay
Ladies' 4 x 400m relay
Men's 4 x 400m relay
Ladies' 1,500m
Men's 1,500m
Introduced by Frank Bough
Television presentation by the Finnish Television Service


Commentator: David Coleman
Commentator: Ron Pickering
Commentator: Norris McWhirter
Presenter: Frank Bough
Producer: Jack Oaten
Producer: Brian Venner
Producer: Fred Viner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Life at Large: Avalanche

Half a million tons of snow travelling at up to 200 mph. From the Andes to the Alps, ever since man made his home beneath the mountain, avalanches have meant danger. This film looks at avalanches from their beautiful beginning in the snow crystal to their terrible effect on life.


Narrator: Robert Hardy
Director: Michael Leeston-Smith
Presented by: Richard Robinson

: Ken Dodd and The Diddymen: The Haunted Treacle Mines

(from Manchester)


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

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: The Eighties: Art

Bernard Levin probes some hopes and schemes for the future

This week: Art
James Carter points to some hopeful developments, describes what he wants to see come of them and discusses his ideas and ideals with Sir John Rothenstein, Professor Reyner Banham, Professor Moelwyn Merchant and Mary Bray


Presenter: Bernard Levin
Panellist: James Carter
Panellist: Sir John Rothenstein
Panellist: Professor Reyner Banham
Panellist: Professor Moelwyn Merchant
Panellist: Mary Bray

: Robert Dougall

appeals for Television for the Deaf a special Fund administered by the Royal National Institute for the Deaf to provide television sets for old and lonely deaf people. There is a long waiting-list.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Dougall

: In the Beginning: The Laws of God

Stories in the Bible told with pictures


Storyteller: Ray Smith
Designer: Graham McCallum

: Praise the Lord

Hymns selected from last year's Songs of Praise programmes from churches and chapels throughout Britain.
Introduced by Barbara Mullen

Let us with a gladsome mind (Monkland)
Come down O Love (Down Ampney)
Firmly I believe and truly (Alton)
How sweet the Name (St Peter)
Judas and Mary
What a Friend we have in Jesus (What a friend)
Now thank we all our God (Nun Danket)


Presenter: Barbara Mullen
Producer: Raymond Short

: Show Jumping: The British Jumping Derby - The Blue Riband of World Jumping

from the All England Show Jumping Course Hickstead, Sussex
featuring today
The British Jumping Derby - The Blue Riband of World Jumping
Holder: 'Mattie Brown': Harvey Smith, GB
The world's most illustrious show-jumpers in one of the world's great competitions.
Just under a mile in length and incorporating all of Hickstead's feature obstacles, including the fearsome Derby bank, it has produced only 12 clear rounds in 11 years. Three of these have been achieved by the diminutive 'Stroller' and Marion Mould.
Introduced by David Vine

(Hickstead: where the gods come down to earth: see page 11)


Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Raymond Brooks-Ward
TV presentation: Alan Mouncer

: Film of the Week: The Spiral Road

Starring Rock Hudson, Burl Ives
with Gena Rowlands, Geoffrey Keen

A young government doctor, played by Rock Hudson, accepts an assignment in the depths of Java providing he can work with the world's greatest authority on leprosy.

Dr Jansen, played by Burl Ives, has lived the life of a recluse for many years and finds the sudden arrival of a younger and more intellectually active man a disturbing challenge. Their conflict of personalities is the basis of this fascinating drama based on Jan de Hartog's bestseller.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Based on the book by: Jan de Hartog
Director: Robert Mulligan
Anton Drager: Rock Hudson
Brits Jansen: Burl Ives
Els: Gena Rowlands
Willem Wattereus: Geoffrey Keen
Louise Kramer: Neva Patterson
Dr Sordjano: Will Kuluva
Frolick: Philip Abbott
Dr Kramer: Larry Gates
Inspector Bevers: Karl Swenson
The Sultan: Edgar Stehli
Laja: Judy Dan
Dr Martens: Robert F. Simon
Stegomyia: Ibrahimbin Hassan

: The News

with Kenneth Kendall
and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Omnibus at the Proms

Pierre Boulez conducts Debussy and Stravinsky with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, leader Bela Dekany

Debussy: Iberia (Images for Orchestra No 2)
Stravinsky: Suite: Petrushka

The third in a series of six programmes from the 1971 season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts from the Royal Albert Hall.
Introduced by Richard Baker


Presenter: Richard Baker
Musicians: The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Bela Dekany
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

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