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: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

Produced and presented by Saleem Shahed
(from Birmingham: rept Wed 12.25)


Producer/Presenter: Saleem Shahed
Director: Ashok Rampal

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing: John Coleridge Patteson 1827-1871

Introduced by The Rev Gordon Taylor from the Church of St Giles-in-the-Fields, London
With Brian Hewitt-Jones, Basil Moss, Sheila Raynor and Trevor Baxter


Presenter: The Rev Gordon Taylor
Speaker: Brian Hewitt-Jones
Speaker: Basil Moss
Speaker: Sheila Raynor
Speaker: Trevor Baxter
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Closedown

: Farming: Living in the Hills

In an era when big sophisticated shows are struggling to survive, the Alwinton Show flourishes.
(from Birmingham)

Weather for farmers


Producer: John Kenyon

: The Parkers at Saltram 1769-1789: 10: The End of a Chapter

Everyday life in a Great House
(Book: page 12)


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

: Made in Britain: The Mini-Jet Set

Hawker Siddeley have just sold their 250th HS125 - the mini-jet that doubles as executive's taxi and millionaire's plaything.


Reporter: Tony Gubba
Producer: Michael Priestley

: News Headlines

: Yesterday's Witness: I Have Flown and it's Marvellous

Pioneer aviators: Sir Richard Atcherley, Sir Alan Cobham, Charles Dollfus, E.C. Gordon England, Cecil Pashley, Sir Thomas Sopwith, C.H. Watkins recall their first experiences of flying.

"The only way to learn to fly was to go and teach yourself... most of us did our first flight involuntarily. One looked over the side and found the ground had gone. Well, there you were, you were in the air and you'd got to do something about it!"


Speaker: Sir Richard Atcherley
Speaker: Sir Alan Cobham
Speaker: Charles Dollfus
Speaker: E.C. Gordon England
Speaker: Cecil Pashley
Speaker: Sir Thomas Sopwith
Speaker: C.H. Watkins
Producer: Stephen Peet
Director: Ian Keill

: Battle of Britain Air Display

from RAF Abingdon
To commemorate the anniversary of the most famous air battle of the second World War, the RAF displays the most up-to-date flying techniques and aircraft.
BBC outside broadcast cameras cover the highlights of this show including the Falcons free-fall parachute team and the world-famous Red Arrows.


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Producer: Dennis Monger
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: British Film Comedy: You Know What Sailors Are

Starring Akim Tamiroff, Donald Sinden, Sarah Lawson, Naunton Wayne

Written and produced by Peter Rogers, creator of the Carry On series, this earlier sample chronicles the escapades of one Lieut Sylvester Green. Having spliced just one too many mainbraces he finds an innocent prank has serious - if hilarious - repercussions, when he is held captive in a Middle East country.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Writer/Producer: Peter Rogers
Director: Ken Annakin
President of Agraria: Akim Tamiroff
Sylvester Green: Donald Sinden
Betty: Sarah Lawson
Capt Owbridge: Naunton Wayne
Lieut Smart: Bill Kerr
Gladys: Dora Bryan
Professor Hyman Pfumbaum: Martin Miller
Admiral: Michael Shepley

: The Silver Sword: Part 5

by Ian Serraillier
Dramatised in eight parts by Alexander Baron

Edek has fallen into the hands of the Russians and been charged with spying.


Author: Ian Serraillier
Dramatised by: Alexander Baron
Script Editor: Alistair Bell
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: John McRae
Director: Joan Craft
Russian Sergeant: Timothy Craven
Edek Balicki: Rufus Frampton
Russian Commissar: Ben Aris
Bronia: Cherrald Butterfield
Ruth Balicki: Joanna Shelley
Jan: Simon Turner
Ivan: Davyd Harries
Doctor: Ian Anderson
Nurse: Sheila Knight
Transport Officer: David Arlen
Clerk: Mark Allington
French Server: Alex Ward

: Wildlife Safari to Ethiopia: 5: The Tablelands

Introduced by Jeffery Boswall

The expedition explores one of the most beautiful subterranean watercourses in the world.
On the floor of the Great Rift Valley lies Lake Abiata, perhaps the best bird-watching spot in the world. It is home to the Great White Pelican and an unrivalled variety of water birds, including the Black Heron whose fishing technique has to be seen to be believed.
(from Bristol)


Presenter/Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: A Chance to Meet: The Rt Hon Harold Wilson OBE, FRS, MP, The Leader of the Opposition

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
The first of another series of confrontations with men and women in the public eye questioned by viewers about the basic beliefs which underline their public attitudes.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Guest: The Rt Hon Harold Wilson
Producer: Peter Chafer

: Richard Baker

appeals on behalf of The Royal British Legion
After 50 years of distinguished service, the Legion is still helping war disabled ex-servicemen.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: [address removed]


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Songs of Praise

from Rowallane Gardens, Saintfield, Co Down
DICK CAMERON , soloist and introducer
JOHN HANVEY , head gardener, interviewed by ERIC MAYNE
Series producer RAYMOND SHORT


Soloist: Dick Cameron
Unknown: John Hanvey
Interviewed By: Eric Mayne
Producer: Moore Wasson
Producer: Raymond Short

: Morecambe and Wise Show

Written by Eddie Braben
Starring Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Eric and Ernie's special guests: Francis Matthews, Anita Harris, Robert Young
Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
featuring Ann Hamilton
with A.J. Brown, Bert Palmer, Ann Way and Janet Webb


Writer: Eddie Braben
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Sound: Michael McCarthy
Sound: Adrian Stocks
Costumes: Sonia Kerr
Special Effects: Bill King
Lighting: Peter Wesson
Designer: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Producer: John Ammonds
Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
Guest: Francis Matthews
Guest: Anita Harris
Guest: Robert Young
Musicians: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
[Actress]: Ann Hamilton
[Actor]: A.J. Brown
[Actor]: Bert Palmer
[Actress]: Ann Way
[Actress]: Janet Webb

: The Great Stars: Idiot's Delight

The last of three films starring the legendary 'King' of Hollywood
[Starring] Clark Gable
with Norma Shearer, Edward Arnold, Charles Coburn

Gable, the song-and-dance man! Quite a contrast with the next role in his career-Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Based on the play by: Robert E. Sherwood
Director: Clarence Brown
Irene: Norma Shearer
Harry: Clark Gable
Achille Weber: Edward Arnold
Dr Waldersee: Charles Coburn
Capt Kirvline: Joseph Schildkraut
Quillery: Burgess Meredith
Madame Zuleika: Laura Hope Crews

: News

with Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Omnibus: A Private Face in a Public Place

Glenda Jackson talks to Kenneth Tynan about her career as an actress in repertory; with the Royal Shakespeare Company; in films and TV.
Featuring excerpts from Women in Love, The Music Lovers, Elizabeth R, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Marat/Sade.
'The theatre thinks of itself as tucked away somewhere, away from the hurly-burly, slightly superior, this informs everything it does - that is why it is not functioning the way it should.'
'I can see the time coming when probably acting will not be enough...'


Interviewee: Glenda Jackson
Interviewer: Kenneth Tynan
Producer: Hal Burton

: 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.


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Harriet Crawley
Director: Simon Wadleigh
Producer: John Lloyd
Editors: Desmond Wilcox
Editors: Bill Morton

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