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: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan: Youth Forum

Produced and presented by Saleem Shahed
(From Birmingham: rptd Wed 12.25)


Producer/Presenter: Saleem Shahed
Director: Ashok Rampal

: Wie bitte?: Programme 1

A beginners' course in German

Introduced by Leslie Banks
with Dorothea Neukirchen, Werner Umberg
and Hilde Demlova, Karen Glaser, David Hadda, Milo Sperber
(repeated next Saturday at 10.0 am)
(Books and records: page 17)


Presenter: Leslie Banks
Producer: David Hargreaves
[Actress]: Dorothea Neukirchen
[Actor]: Werner Umberg
[Actress]: Hilde Demlova
[Actress]: Karen Glaser
[Actor]: David Hadda
[Actor]: Milo Sperber

: Zarabanda: Programme 1

Spanish for beginners
Presented by Alison Skilbeck and Carlos Riera
with Juan-Ignacio Macia, Esperanza Alonso, Jacinta Castillejo, Sergio Mendizabal, Rosa Barbany
(Book and records: page 17)


Presenter: Alison Skilbeck
Presenter: Carlos Riera
Language teaching adviser: Francisco Ariza
Spanish dialogue: Manuel Fernandez-Gasalla
Producer: David Hargreaves
[Actor]: Juan-Ignacio Macia
[Actress]: Esperanza Alonso
[Actress]: Jacinta Castillejo
[Actor]: Sergio Mendizabal
[Actress]: Rosa Barbany

: Interval

: Parish Communion

from St James Parish Church, Louth, Lincolnshire

Epistle: Ephesians 4, w 1-6
Gospel: St Luke 14, vv 1-11
Hymns (English Hymnal):
Come, let us join our cheerful songs (376)
Firmly I believe and truly (390)
O Thou who at thy Eucharist (324)
Just as I am (316)
Bright the vision (372)
O come ye servants of the Lord (Tye)
O taste and see (Vaughan Williams)

Service described by The Rev Stewart Cross


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev Michael Adie
Organist and Choirmaster: Peter Burness
Commentator: The Rev Stewart Cross
Presented for television by: Andrew Barr

: Interval

: Fact and Fiction: 1: 1066

1066 is the one date we all know. But what actually happened at Hastings? What were Harold and William fighting about?
Introduced by Professor Henry Loyn


Presenter: Professor Henry Loyn
Director: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Howard Smith

: Windows on the Brain: The Model Maker

with Professor Richard Gregory at Bristol University

What use are a dart-board and prismatic spectacles to a psychologist? Why do our brains need models of the outside world?


Interviewee: Professor Richard Gregory
Interviewer: Barri Haynes
Director: Jeremy Johnston
Producer: Michael Garrod

: Conflict at Work: 1: Recognition of Staff Unions

Reshaping Industrial Relations

"We aim to liberate a section of the British middle-class" (Clive Jenkins)
A film about the implications for management of the growth of white-collar unionism.
Introduced by Graham Turner
(Book: page 17)


Presenter: Graham Turner
Director: John Twitchin
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Closedown

: Farm Forum: Immoral Earnings?

Thameside farmer Hew Watt talks to the Highlanders of Scotland about farming, tourism and hill subsidies
BBC Scotland

Weather for farmers


Reporter: Hew Watt
Director: Jock Mearns
Producer: Patrick Chalmers

: Interval

: The Gap: Work

A group of under-25-year-olds confront their elders in an attempt to clarify some misunderstandings on the subject of: Work
Chairman Paddy Feeny
(from Bristol)


Chairman: Paddy Feeny
Producer: John King

: Made in Britain: More than a Sport

About three-quarters of all the game shot in Britain every year goes abroad.


Reporter: John Hosken
Producer: Ivor Yorke

: News Headlines

: Ken Dodd and The Diddymen: Looking After Doddy

with Sydney Arnold
(from Manchester)


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

: Laurel and Hardy: Dirty Work

Stan and Ollie as a pair of chimney sweeps become involved with a mad scientist.
A Hal Roach film


Production: Hal Roach
Director: Lloyd French
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: British Film Comedy: Too Many Crooks

Starring Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Bresslaw, Sidney James

A thoroughly incompetent gang of crooks plan to kidnap the daughter of a wealthy businessman and hold her to ransom. When they 'snatch' his wife by mistake he is only too happy to be rid of her!
(This Week's Films: page 13)


Producer and director: Mario Zampi
Billy Gordon: Terry-Thomas
Fingers: George Cole
Lucy: Brenda de Banzie
Snowdrop: Bernard Bresslaw
Sid: Sidney James
Whisper: Joe Melia
Charmaine: Vera Day
Secretary: Delphi Lawrence
Magistrate: John Le Mesurier
Solicitor: Sydney Tafler

: The World's Richest Race

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe direct from Longchamp
Outside broadcast cameras bring you complete coverage of the world's richest race, in which Europe's top middle-distance horses compete for a first prize of over £100,000.
Derby winner Mill Reef bids to become the first English-trained winner since 1948.
Television presentation by the French Television Service


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Julian Wilson

: Basil Brush Show

Introduced by Derek Fowlds
with Men, Jack O'Reilly
Gillian Phelps, Keith James, Brian Vaughan


Script: George Martin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Pat Jackson
Producer: Johnny Downes
Presenter: Derek Fowlds
Musicians: Men
Guest: Jack O'Reilly
[Actress]: Gillian Phelps
[Actor]: Keith James
[Actor]: Brian Vaughan

: The Silver Sword: Part 7

by Ian Serraillier
Dramatised in eight parts by Alexander Baron

Jan has been imprisoned by the Americans for stealing. Ruth, Edek and Bronia learn that they are being sent back to Poland as displaced persons.


Author: Ian Serraillier
Dramatised by: Alexander Baron
Script Editor: Alistair Bell
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: John McRae
Director: Joan Craft
Jan: Simon Turner
Joe Walski: Richard Pendrey
Ruth Balicki: Joanna Shelley
Edek Balicki: Rufus Frampton
Bronia Balicki: Cherrald Butterfield
Kurt Wolff: Peter Schofield
Emma Wolff: Lila Kaye
Burgomaster: Dermot Tuohy
US Sentry: Jason Rose
Dog by: Animal Kingdom

: The Countryman

A weekly magazine about the British countryside.
Introduced by Duncan Carse with reporters Michael Canney, who explores the Solway Firth and the 'Haafnet' fishing brought over by the Vikings; and Geoffrey Weaver, who visits Eric Ennion, wildlife artist.
And the work of Dr Peter Emmerson whose pioneering photography recorded life on the Broads at the turn of the century.
(from Bristol)
(Whatever happened to Dick Barton?: p 15)


Presenter: Duncan Carse
Reporter: Michael Canney
Reporter: Geoffrey Weaver
Interviewee: Eric Ennion
Producer: Peter Crawford

: News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: A Chance to Meet: Edna O'Brien

Edna O'Brien, Irish novelist, advocate of women's independence, who has said of herself 'I am a rebellious woman from a rebellious country.'
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
A 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: Edna O'Brien
Producer: Peter Chafer

: Harvest Praise

from St Macartan's Cathedral, Clogher, Co Tyrone
Sung by choirs of the diocese Enniskillen Collegiate School Choir
with Quartet from the Ulster College of Music
Derek Bell (harp), Philip Tyack (organ)
Introduced by Edgar Boucher

We plough the fields (Schulz)
Lord of the harvest (Surrey)
Deo gracias! (Benjamin Britten)
God, whose farm is all creation (Shipston)
Good is the Lord (Bishopthorpe)
Close thine eyes (17th century)
Father of mercies (University)


Presenter: Edgar Boucher
Singers: Choirs of the diocese Enniskillen Collegiate School Choir
Musicians: Quartet from the Ulster College of Music
Harpist: Derek Bell
Organist: Philip Tyack
Conductor: Havelock Nelson
Reader: Sam McCready
Producer: Moore Wasson
Series Producer: Raymond Short

: Morecambe and Wise Show

Written by Eddie Braben
Starring Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Eric and Ernie's special guests Cilla Black, Ronnie Carroll, Percy Thrower
Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
featuring Ann Hamilton and Janet Webb

It is 1981: Eric and Ernie are no longer together. Eric lives in a garret whereas Ernie is president of four banks and has 14 wig boutiques. When they meet...


Writer: Eddie Braben
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Designer: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Producer: John Ammonds
Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
Singer: Cilla Black
Singer: Ronnie Carroll
Guest: Percy Thrower
Musicians: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
[Actress]: Ann Hamilton
[Actress]: Janet Webb

: The Great Stars: All About Eve

[Starring] Bette Davis
The first of three films starring Hollywood's 'First Lady'
with Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Marilyn Monroe

Joseph Mankiewicz's brilliant screenplay provides Bette Davis with a magnificent part as an ageing star conscious of her vulnerability as a young and ambitious actress appears in the wings.


Screenplay/Director: Joseph Mankiewicz
Margo: Bette Davis
Eve: Anne Baxter
Addison De Witt: George Sanders
Karen: Celeste Holm
Bill Sampson: Gary Merrill
Lloyd Richards: Hugh Marlowe
Birdie: Thelma Ritter
Miss Casswell: Marilyn Monroe

: News

with Kenneth Kendall
and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Omnibus: David Lean

by David Lean
Tonight's Omnibus
A self-portrait in which the famous British film director talks about his own work, with sequences made during the shooting of his films.
He shows extracts from Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and Ryan's Daughter
The film also includes contributions from some of his colleagues, among them Robert Bolt, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Sam Spiegel, Freddie Young
(The rich Lean years: page 13)


Subject/Interviewee: David Lean
Interviewee: Robert Bolt
Interviewee: Anthony Havelock-Allan
Interviewee: Sam Spiegel
Interviewee: Freddie Young
Producer: Thomas Craven

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