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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: rptd Wed 12.25) .


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

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing: The Trial of Job

by Reginald Askew
A dramatic commentary based on the New English Bible version of the Book of Job.
From Waltham Abbey, Essex



Writer: Reginald Askew
Producer: R.T. Brooks
Job: Michael Gough
Eliphaz: John Abineri
Bildad: Brian Cant
Zophar: Reginald Jessup
Satan: Edwin Richfield
Judge: Brian Hewitt-Jones

: Closedown

: Farming: In a Bigger Market

What would be the effect on costs and prices? David Richardson reports
(from Birmingham)

Weather for farmers


Reporter: David Richardson
Producer: John Kenyon

: The Parkers at Saltram 1769-1789: 7: The Chippendale Bedroom

Everyday life in a Great House

Theresa Parker spent much of her morning being made up and dressed for the day.


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

: Made in Britain: Getting Ahead Abroad

A new market for British hatters.


Reporter: John Hosken
Producer: Ivor Yorke

: News headlines

: Yesterday's Witness: The Last People of St Kilda

Exactly 41 years ago today, on 29 August 1930, the most isolated community in the British Isles leapt into the headlines. The island of St Kilda had been evacuated. One hundred and ten miles from the Scottish mainland, for years cut off and ignored, her tiny population had been struggling to survive. Finally they had given up.

In this film four of the islanders, as well as the resident nurse and the missionary's daughter, describe life on the island in those last years and the events which led up to the evacuation.


Producer: Stephen Peet
Director: Anna Benson Gyles

: The Singing Stars: I'd Rather be Rich

Starring Sandra Dee, Robert Goulet, Andy Williams, Maurice Chevalier
with Hermione Gingold, Charlie Ruggles, Gene Raymond

Business tycoon Philip Dulaine is so anxious that his grand-daughter should marry the right man that he devises an infallible test for true love.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Jack Smight
Cynthia Dulaine: Sandra Dee
Paul Benson: Robert Goulet
Warren Parker: Andy Williams
Philip DuIaine: Maurice Chevalier
Martin Wood: Gene Raymond
Dr Crandall: Charlie Ruggles
Nurse Grimshaw: Hermione Gingold

: Ken Dodd and The Diddymen: The Spy Smashers

with Colin Edwynn
(from Manchester)


Puppetry: Roger Stevenson
Script: Bob Block
Director: Ken Wrench
Producer: Stan Parkinson
Comedian: Ken Dodd
[Actor]: Colin Edwynn

: Basil Brush Show

Introduced by Derek Fowlds
with The Pipkins, Don Saunders
Roger Avon, Alan Clements, Keith James, Stuart Sherwin



Presenter: Derek Fowlds
Writer: George Martin
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Pat Jackson
Producer: Johnny Downes
Singers: The Pipkins
Comedian: Don Saunders
[Actor]: Roger Avon
[Actor]: Alan Clements
[Actor]: Keith James
[Actor]: Stuart Sherwin

: The Silver Sword: Part 2

by Ian Serraillier
Dramatised in eight parts by Alexander Baron

Joseph has been arrested, and Margrit sent to Germany.


Author: Ian Serraillier
Dramatised by: Alexander Baron
Script Editor: Alistair Bell
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: John McRae
Director: Joan Craft
Ruth Balicki: Joanna Shelley
Bronia: Cherrald Butterfield
Edek Balicki: Rufus Frampton
Joseph Balicki: Philip Brack
Karl: Robert Davis
Adam: Antony Webb
Prison NCO: John J. Carney
Black Marketeer: Donald Gee
Fritz: Douglas Nottage
German NCO: Mark Dowse

: Wildlife Safari to Ethiopia: 2: The Dahlaks

Introduced by Jeffery Boswall

There are 400 desert islands in the Red Sea waiting to be explored. They're the home of graceful gazelles, fast falcons, land hermit crabs that have forsaken the sea for a life in the air, and colourful fiddlers living between the tides. Mysterious mangroves reveal a strange water-bird, and underwater coral gardens house poster-coloured fish.
(from Bristol)


Presenter/Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: The Eighties: The University

Bernard Levin probes some hopes and schemes for the future.

This week: The University
Sir Derman Christopherson points to some hopeful developments, describes what he wants to see come of them and discusses his ideas and ideals with Tyrrell Burgess, Trevor Fisk, The Rev Kenneth Slack and Katharine Whitehorn
Sir Derman Christopherson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Durham, sees the university of the future as one which continues to provide an experience of value by involving its students in the life and traditions of a learning community. Tyrrell Burgess, Director of the Centre for Institutional Studies at the North East London Polytechnic, looks for more radical changes. What kind of student in what kind of university should be our aim?


Presenter: Bernard Levin
Panellist: Sir Derman Christopherson
Panellist: Tyrrell Burgess
Panellist: Trevor Fisk
Panellist: The Rev Kenneth Slack
Panellist: Katharine Whitehorn

: In the Beginning: The City of Jerusalem

Bible stories told with pictures


Storyteller: Ray Smith
Designer: Paul Birkbeck

: Praise the Lord: A Special Irish Edition

Hymns and songs selected from the last 12 months' Songs of Praise programmes from Ireland.
Introduced by Barbara Mullen

Let us with a gladsome mind (Monk-land)
Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost (Irene)
Vexilla Regis (Vexilla Regis)
Fair is our Lord's own city (Monmochenock)
Be thou my vision (Slane)
The family of man
A safe stronghold (Ein Feste Burg)
Soldiers of Christ arise (From Strength to Strength)
Christ is the world's Redeemer (Moville)


Presenter: Barbara Mullen
Producer: Raymond Short

: Dad's Army: Fallen Idol

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
Design: 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
Captain Square: Geoffrey Lumsden
Captain Ashley-Jones: Rex Garner
Captain Reed: Michael Knowles
Sergeant Major: Anthony Sagar
Mess Orderly: Tom Mennard [billed as Tom Mermand]
Captain Pritchard: Robert Raglan

: Film of the Week: The Keys of the Kingdom

Starring Gregory Peck
with Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price and Sir Cedric Hardwicke

The action, adventure and deep emotions of A.J. Cronin's famous story of a missionary in 19th-century China come vividly to life in this film version.
Gregory Peck in his first major screen role plays Father Francis Chisholm, the priest whose struggle against violence and banditry to establish his mission becomes its own reward.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Based on the story by: A.J. Cronin
Screenplay/Producer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Screenplay: Nunnally Johnson
Director: John M. Stahl
Father Chisholm: Gregory Peck
Dr Tulloch: Thomas Mitchell
Rev Angus Mealy: Vincent Price
Mother Maria-Veronica: Rosa Stradner
Francis (child): Roddy McDowall
Rev H MacNabb: Edmund Gwenn
Mgr Sleeth: Cedric Hardwicke
Nora (Child): Peggy Ann Garner
Nora: Jane Ball
Dr Wilbur Fiske: James Gleason
Agnes Fiske: Anne Revere
Lisbeth Chisholm: Ruth Nelson
Joseph: Benson Fong

: News

with John Edmunds
and Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Omnibus at the Proms

The fifth in a series of six programmes from the 1971 season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts.
Alfred Brendel plays Mozart Piano Concerto No 17 in G major (K 453)
with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
conductor Colin Davis
The concert begins with Brahms Tragic Overture
Introduced by Richard Baker
(This Week's Proms: page 9)


Presenter: Richard Baker
Pianist: Alfred Brendel
Musicians: The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Colin Davis
Presented by: Brian Large

: She and She

Take two girls, Esther Rantzen and Harriet Crawley, with questions to ask.
Add one guest - with a name, a reputation or an idea - who's prepared to answer.


Presenter: Esther Rantzen
Presenter: Harriet Crawley
Director: Simon Wadleigh
Producer: John Lloyd
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

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