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: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

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


Producer/Presenter: Saleem Shahed
Director: Ashok Rampal

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing: In Praise of Sound

Staff and students of the City of Leicester College of Education in the Great Hall of the College.


Script: Joan Tooke
Music: Brian Daubney
Music: Ronald Reah
Movement: Violet Bruce
Presented for television by: R.T. Brooks

: Closedown

: Farming: Gilts for Sale

Is pig breeding following the same patterns that are now established in the poultry industry?
(from Birmingham).
Weather for farmers.


Reporter: David Richardson
Producer: John Kenyon

: Made in Britain: A Wee Dram

The Highland Scots used to keep nearly all their pure malt whisky for themselves. But a few years ago they discovered that Italians and Americans also have the palate for it, and now they're struggling to meet the demand.


Reporter: Reg Abbiss
Producer: Michael Priestley

: News Headlines

: Dog Watch: 1: Guide Dogs for the Blind

Peter West takes a look at the training and achievements of today's top working dogs.
An outside broadcast from The Guide Dogs for the Blind Training Centre, Leamington Spa.


Presenter: Peter West
Producer: Mary Evans

: The Basil Brush Show: Private Eyes

Stars Basil in "Private Eyes"
featuring Derek Fowlds
with special guest Gilbert O'Sullivan
and Tim Barrett, Harold Berens, Peter Elliot, Dickie Martyn, Billy Maxam, Bina Shivdasani


Script: George Martin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Valerie Warrender
Producer: Ernest Maxin
Presenter: Derek Fowlds
Singer: Gilbert O'Sullivan
[Actor]: Tim Barrett
[Actor]: Harold Berens
[Actor]: Peter Elliot
[Actor]: Dickie Martyn
[Actor]: Billy Maxam
[Actress]: Bina Shivdasani

: Film of the Book: Love is a Many-Splendored Thing

Starring William Holden, Jennifer Jones.

This story of a young Eurasian doctor's love for an American journalist was based on Han Suyin's famous autobiography.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Henry King
Mark Elliot: William Holden
Han Suyin: Jennifer Jones
Mr Palmer-Jones: Torin Thatcher
Adeline: Isobel Elsom
Dr Tam: Murray Matheson
Ann Richard: Virginia Gregg
Robert Hung: Richard Loo
Nora Hung: Soo Young
Third Uncle: Philip Ahn
Suzanne: Jorja Curtright
Suchen: Donna Martell

: Walt Disney: The Wonderful World of Colour

Julie Andrews sings and dances her way through three classic Disney numbers 'When you wish upon a star,' It's a small world' and 'Zip-a-dee Doo-dah' in a spectacular special programme from The Grand Opening of Walt Disney World, the new holiday play-ground in Florida.
Joining the celebrations are:
Arthur Fiedler and the World Symphony Orchestra
'Music Man' Meredith Willson conducting a 1,076-piece marching band and Jonathan Winters together with a host of everyone's favourite Disney characters.


Singer/Performer: Julie Andrews
Musicians: The World Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Conductor: Arthur Fiedler
Band Conductor: Meredith Willson
Comedian: Jonathan Winters
Executive Producer: Ron Miller
Executive Producer: Bill Walsh
Producer: Robert Scheerer

: Holiday on Ice

For the first time in this country BBC Television brings you one of the world's greatest ice shows featuring: Donald McPherson, Haus and Haeffner, Richard Callaghan, Ann-Margaret Frei, Teri Tucker, Mitsuko Funakoshi and a colourful skating ballet of 30 glamorous girls.
The spectacular productions invite you to:
Light Up the Skies
Go Fasching in Munchen
Take the children on a Holiday in Alaska
Join the Beach Party
Televised by arrangement with Skee Goodhart for International Holiday on Ice Co.


Skater: Donald McPherson
Skaters: Haus and Haeffner
Skater: Richard Callaghan
Skater: Ann-Margaret Frei
Skater: Teri Tucker
Skater: Mitsuko Funakoshi
Choreographer: Ted Shuffle
Executive Producer For Holiday On Ice: Morris Chalfen
TV Producer: Alan Mouncer.
TV Producer: Don Sayer

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Malcolm Muggeridge asks The Question Why

"Everybody in our society is brain-washed to look at the world from the point of view of the question How. But I'm an old-fashioned fellow and trying to fight for the question Why."
A series of programmes which question the real issues behind the news and some of the assumptions on which people base their lives.


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Producer: Peter Chafer

: Songs of Praise

from the Methodist Central Hall, Carlisle with local church choirs and Stanwix Junior School Choir conducted by Marjorie Roe.
Rejoice, the Lord is King! (Gopsal) Standing at the portal (Fylde)
Come let us use the grace divine (Belmont)
Old Mister Noah (Nina Perry )
Father, hear the prayer we offer (Peter Seivewright )
The Lord's my Shepherd (Crimond)
0 for a closer walk with God (Stracathro)
We have danced along (Geoffrey Beaumont )
With gladness we worship (Datchet)
Ye servants of God (Laudate Dominum)


Choir: Stanwix Junior School Choir
Choirs conducted by: Marjorie Roe
Conductor: Anthony Peacock
Organist: John Lawson
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev Brian Fitzpatrick
Producer: Andrew Barr
Director: Hazel Lewthwaite
Series Producer: Raymond Short

: The Good Old Days

with Danny La Rue
Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds (by arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph) presenting Ray Alan and Lord Charles, Jerry and Montigny, Toni Palmer, Pepito Alvarez, Will Gaines, Mary Preston
Members of the Players Theatre, London: Eleanor McCready, Denis Martin, Tony Bateman, Eric Vietheer, Michael Darbyshire, Dudley Stevens, Jonathan Dennis
Chairman Leonard Sachs.
Pantomime script written by Barry Cryer.
(Danny La Rue and Toni Palmer are appearing in "Danny La Rue at the Palace," and at Danny La Rue's Club, London)
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Drag artist: Danny La Rue
Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Performers: Jerry and Montigny
Performer: Toni Palmer
Performer: Pepito Alvarez
Performer: Will Gaines
Performer: Mary Preston
Performer: Eleanor McCready
Performer: Denis Martin
Performer: Tony Bateman
Performer: Eric Vietheer
Performer: Michael Darbyshire
Performer: Dudley Stevens
Performer: Jonathan Dennis
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical Director: Bernard Herrmann
Choreographer: Doreen Hermitage
Pantomime script written by: Barry Cryer
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Dirk Bogarde in Doctor in Distress

The Great Stars: the first of three films featuring one of Britain's most distinguished actors with Samantha Eggar
James Robertson Justice Mylene Demongeot
Now Sir Lancelot Spratt's colleague Simon Sparrow 's good looks still cause havoc among the opposite sex and get him into the most impossible scrapes.
Director Ralph Thomas
(Fox wanted to call me Ricardo: page 6; This Week's Films: page 9


Director: Ralph Thomas
Simon Sparrow: Dirk Bogarde
Delia: Samantha Eggar
Sir Lancelot Spratt: James Robertson Justice
Sonja: Mylene Demongeot
Iris: Barbara Murray
Major Ffrench: Donald Houston
Mrs Parry: Jessie Evans
Mrs Whittaker: Ann Lynn
Heilbronn: Leo McKern
Dr Stewart: Rodney Cardiff
Blacker: Dennis Price
Passenger: Fenella Fielding
Genevieve: Jill Adams
Grimes: Paul Whitsun Jones
Bradby: Michael Flanders
Corsetier: Frank Finlay
Rona: Amanda Barrie

: News

with Kenneth Kendall and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Omnibus: Paradise Restored

by Don Taylor
[Starring] John Neville, Polly James, Anne Stallybrass

1665 - the year of The Plague. John Milton, already an outcast in Restoration London because of his political past, flees to Chalfont St Giles with his third wife and three daughters in search of peace.


Writer/Director: Don Taylor
Make-up: Elizabeth Moss
Costume: Valerie Spooner
Designer: Judy Steele
Film Cameraman: Elmer Cossey
Film Editor: Roger Crittenden
John Milton: John Neville
Mary Milton/Mary Powell Milton: Polly James
Elizabeth Milton: Anne Stallybrass
Anne Milton: Rosemary McHale
Deborah Milton: Jane Hayden
Andrew Marvell: Alan Rowe
Oliver Cromwell: Bernard Hepton
[Actor]: John Woodnutt
[Actor]: Preston Lockwood
[Actor]: Rhoda Lewis
[Actor]: John Garrie
[Actor]: Walter Sparrow
[Actor]: Cyril Cross

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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