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: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

Produced and presented by Mahendra Kaul

(From Birmingham; rept Wed 12.25)


Producer/Presenter: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Ashok Rampal

: Wie bitte?: Programme 2

A beginners' course in German
Introduced by Leslie Banks
with Dorothea Neukirchen, Werner Umberg
and Lilli Demel, Gordon Sterne, Michael Wolf
(Books and records: page 15)


Presenter: Leslie Banks
Director: Tony Roberts
Producer: David Hargreaves
[Actress]: Dorothea Neukirchen
[Actor]: Werner Umberg
[Actress]: Lilli Demel
[Actor]: Gordon Sterne
[Actor]: Michael Wolf

: Zarabanda: Programme 2

Spanish for beginners
presented by Alison Skilbeck and Carlos Riera
With Juan-Ignacio Macia, Sagrario Sala, Maria-Jose Collado, Joan Shenton, Paul Armstrong, Miguel Penaranda
(rept Wed 12 noon; Sat 10.30 am)
(Books and records: page 15)


Presenter: Alison Skilbeck
Presenter: Carlos Riera
Director: Carol Wiseman
Producer: David Hargreaves
[Actor]: Juan-Ignacio Macia
[Actress]: Sagrario Sala
[Actress]: Maria-Jose Collado
[Actress]: Joan Shenton
[Actor]: Paul Armstrong
[Actor]: Miguel Penaranda

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing: The Creation

by Eugene Halliday
Performed by David Mahlowe and Marah Stohl
From The Church of All Hallows, London Wall


Writer: Eugene Halliday
Presented for television by: R.T. Brooks
[Actor]: David Mahlowe
[Actress]: Marah Stohl

: Interval

: Fact and Fiction: 2: King John

The reign of King John has been seen traditionally as a series of crimes and disasters, with Magna Carta as its climax. Was John really such a bad king, and what was Magna Carta all about?
Introduced by Professor J.C. Holt


Presenter: Professor J.C. Holt
Director: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Howard Smith

: Windows on the Brain: Small Eyes

With Professor Richard Gregory at Bristol University

How did the human eye evolve? What can it tell us about how the brain works? Why should a psychologist study the eye of copilia?


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

: Conflict at Work: 2: Management and Multi-Unionism

Reshaping Industrial Relations

What can be done to reduce disruptive inter-union rivalries?
Introduced by Graham Turner
(Book: page 15)


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

: Closedown

: Farming: Summer Milk

David Richardson visits a farm on which the system has been fully costed.
(from Birmingham)

Weather for farmers


Presenter: David Richardson
Producer: John Kenyon

: Interval

: The Gap: Religion

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


Chairman: Paddy Feeny
Producer: John King

: Made in Britain: The Butterfly Business

Giant tropical butterflies and desert locusts are being hatched, reared and packed for export at a West-country 'farm.'
Written and presented by Peter Brown


Writer/Presenter: Peter Brown
Producer: Michael Priestley

: News Headlines

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of Antiques with Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur Julian Thompson
Customers Fenella Fielding, Tim Brooke-Taylor
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Julian Thompson
Customer: Fenella Fielding
Customer: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: Basil Brush Show

Introduced by Derek Fowlds
with Clive Dunn, Teddy Horne and Partner
Norman Mitchell, Gillian Phelps, Philip Weston, Richard Alexander


Script: George Martin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Pat Jackson
Producer: Johnny Downes
Presenter: Derek Fowlds
Comedian: Clive Dunn
Peformers: Teddy Horne and Partner
[Actor]: Norman Mitchell
[Actress]: Gillian Phelps
[Actor]: Philip Weston
[Actor]: Richard Alexander

: Ken Dodd and The Diddymen: Return of the Prodigal Diddyman

(from Manchester)


Director: Ken Wrench
Producer: Stan Parkinson
Comedian: Ken Dodd

: Laurel and Hardy: Hog Wild

Stan and Ollie demonstrate how not to erect a radio aerial.
A Hal Roach film


Producer: Hal Roach
Director: James Parrott
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: British Film Comedy: The March Hare

Starring Terence Morgan, Peggy Cummins
with Cyril Cusack, Martita Hunt, Wilfrid Hyde White

The failing fortunes of a young Irish baronet can only be saved by his racehorse, The March Hare, winning the Derby. But the temperamental animal will only run for its trainer...
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Director: George More O'Ferrall
Pat Maguire: Peggy Cummins
Sir Charles Hare: Terence Morgan
Lady Anne: Martita Hunt
Lazy Mangan: Cyril Cusack
Colonel Keen: Wilfrid Hyde White
Capt Marlow: Derrick de Marney
Hardwick: Ivan Samson
Fisher: Charles Hawtrey

: The Silver Sword: Part 8

by Ian Serraillier
Dramatised in eight parts by Alexander Baron

To avoid repatriation to Poland, the children have escaped by canoe on the last stage of their journey to Switzerland. An American sentry has seen them and raised the alarm.


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
Kurt Wolff: Peter Schofield
Emma Wolff: Lila Kaye
Edek Balicki: Rufus Frampton
US sentry: Jason Rose
Jan: Simon Turner
Joe Walski: Richard Pendrey
Camp Supt: Anthony Bailey
Secretary: Jeannie Fisher
Nurse: Olwen Griffiths
Refugee: Molly Veness
Refugee: Betty Duncan
Refugee: John Scott Martin
Joseph Balicki: Philip Brack
Margrit Balicki: Elizabeth Burger
Dog by: Animal Kingdom

: The Countryman

A weekly magazine programme about the British countryside Introduced by Duncan Carse who explores one of Britain's longest footpaths - the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
Meanwhile, reporter GEOFFREY WEAVER visits Frome Market, Somerset, to meet the auctioneers and their critical customers.
PETER CRAWFORD (from Bristol)


Introduced By: Duncan Carse
Reporter: Geoffrey Weaver
Unknown: Peter Crawford

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: A Chance to Meet: Father Hugh Bishop

Father Hugh Bishop, Superior of the Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield: an Anglican community of priests and laymen involved in pastoral and educational work at home and overseas.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore

A series in which viewers question the beliefs and principles of men and women in the public eye.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Guest: Father Hugh Bishop
Producer: Peter Chafer

: Songs of Praise

from Darlington Street Methodist Church, Wolverhampton.
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler

The Lord Jehovah reigns
Jesus lives!
We love the place
Angel voices, ever singing
Souls of men
Eternal Light!
Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost
Glorious things of thee
For the might of thine arm
Saviour, again to thy dear name


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Conductor: The Rev Joseph Dowell
Organist: J.T. Francis
Prayer and blessing: J.H. Ginever
Producer: Michael Shoesmith
Director/Series Producer: Raymond Short

: Morecambe and Wise Show

Written by Eddie Braben
Starring Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Eric and Ernie's special guests John Mills; Mrs Mills; Trio Athenee
Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
featuring Arnold Diamond
with Tony Melody and Janet Webb

John Mills plays the part of a senior British officer in charge of an escape attempt from a German POW camp. Eric Morecambe is tunnelling underneath the stove.


Writer: Eddie Braben
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Designer: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Producer: John Ammonds
Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
Guest: John Mills
Pianist: Mrs Mills
Musicians: Trio Athenee
Musicians: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
[Actor]: Arnold Diamond
[Actor]: Tony Melody
[Actress]: Janet Webb

: Great Stars: Stolen Life

[Starring] Bette Davis
Second of three films starring Hollywood's 'First Lady' with Glenn Ford, Dane Clark

Identical twin sisters, one good, one bad, fall for the same man, and as always happens the gentle Kate loses to the vivacious and worldly Pat.

(This Week's Films: page 11)


Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Kate Bosworth: Bette Davis
Patricia Bosworth: Bette Davis
Bill Emerson: Glenn Ford
Karnok: Dane Clark
Eben Folger: Walter Brennan
Freddie Linley: Charlie Ruggles
Jack Talbot: Bruce Bennett

: News

with Kenneth Kendall
and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Omnibus: There Was an Old Person Called Lear

A celebration of Edward Lear's work and life written by Bernie Cooper and Francis Megahy
with Joe Melia as Edward Lear

Edward Lear's nonsense poems, 'The Duck and the Kangaroo,' 'The Dong with the Luminous Nose,' and all the others, have amused English children since they were published in the mid-19th century.
Lear was one of the most entertaining and amusing personalities of his day and to his friends he was a loveable and loyal companion.
But the poems sprang from loneliness and failure. The film reveals the many sides of Lear's life: the successful illustrator who gave drawing lessons to Queen Victoria but could never become an important painter; the impoverished poet who virtually gave his work away; and most important of all, the man who could never find a place in society, or an intimate companion of either sex.
(There was an old poet from Highgate: see page 13)


Writer: Bernie Cooper
Writer/Director: Francis Megahy
Make-up: Nathalie Calfe
Costumes: Barbara Kronig
Designer: Gerry Scott
Film Cameraman: Peter Bartlett
Film Editor: Philip Crump
Edward Lear: Joe Melia
Franklin Lushington: Corin Redgrave
Emily Tennyson: Kika Markham
William Holman Hunt: William Marlowe
Augusta Bethell: Elizabeth Proud
Emma Bethell: Lorna Heilbron
[Actor]: Peter Birrel
[Actress]: Ingrid Hafner
[Actor]: John Glyn Jones
[Actor]: Roger Mutton
[Actress]: Vivienne Cohen
[Actress]: Pauline Cunningham
[Actor]: Montagu Haltrecht
[Actor]: Leonard Fenton

: Parkinson

Round-off the weekend with Michael Parkinson and his guests plus The Harry Stoneham Five
(Mike pastes his critics: page 62)


Presenter: Michael Parkinson
Musicians: The Harry Stoneham Five
Sound: Adrian Bishop-Laggett
Lighting: John Treays
Designer: Louise Vanson
Director: John Burrowes
Producer: Richard Drewett

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