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: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

A special programme for immigrant schoolchildren on computer appreciation with Professor A.C. Bajpai, Professor of Mathematical Education, University of Technology, Loughborough.

(from Birmingham: rept Wed 12.25)


Presenter/Producer: Mahendra Kaul
Guest: Professor A.C. Bajpai

: Wie Bitte?: 15

A beginners' course in German
Introduced by Leslie Banks
(Books and records: page 12)


Presenter: Leslie Banks

: Zarabanda: 15

Spanish for beginners
Presented by Alison Skilbeck and Carlos Riera
With Juan-Ignacio Macia, Fiorella Renzi, Virginia Quintana, Adriano Dominguez,
Miguel Penaranda, Cherina Schaer, Santiago Varela
(Book and records: page 12)


Presenter: Alison Skilbeck
Presenter: Carlos Riera
Director: Carol Wiseman
Producer: David Hargreaves
[Actor]: Juan-Ignacio Macia
[Actress]: Fiorella Renzi
[Actress]: Virginia Quintana
[Actor]: Adriano Dominguez
[Actor]: Miguel Penaranda
[Actress]: Cherina Schaer
[Actor]: Santiago Varela

: Interval

: The Family Communion

From Holy Trinity Parish Church, Southport.
Celebrant: The Rev John Davidson (Vicar) assisted by The Rev Canon William Shuttleworth and The Rev Ronald Hesketh.

Hymns (Ancient and Modern Revised):
161: Bright the vision (Laus Deo)
349: Just as I am (Saffron Walden)
167: O worship the King! (Hanover)

Merbecke and Wood in the Phrygian Mode

Let all mortal flesh (Bairstow)
Beati Quorum via (Stanford)
Ave verum corpus (Colin Mason)

Service described by The Rev Gordon Bates



Celebrant: Rev. John Davidson
Assisted by: Rev. Canon William Shuttleworth
Assisted by: Rev.Ronald Hesketh
Preacher: The Bishop of Warrington [John Bickersteth]
Organist/Choirmaster: David Williams
Commentator: Rev. Gordon Bates
Presented for television by: Stewart Cross

: Boomph with Becker

Get fit, look fit, and stay fit with Sue Becker.
A BBC-Fremantle Int Inc co-production.
(Repeated Mon 4.0, Wed 10.45 am)
(Book: page 12)


Presenter: Sue Becker
Director: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Sheila Innes

: Play Tennis: 5: The Volley

Introduced by David Vine
with Dan Maskell and Joyce Williams


Presenter: David Vine
Instructor: Dan Maskell
Instructor: Joyce Williams
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

: Steam Horse: Iron Road: 5: Historic Accidents

Some of them led to technical advance and raising of safety standards.
Presented by O. S. Nock


Presenter: O. S. Nock
Director: Jeremy Johnston
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: Interaction: Interview with the Boss

Introduced by Brian Redhead
with Tony Eccles, Manchester Business School.


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Guest: Tony Eccles
Producer: Ian Woolf
Series Producer: Tony Matthews

: Croesi'r Bont

Y cyflwyno gan MAIR ROBBINS a HYWEL GWYNFRYN gyda dau ddysgwr dan ofal CENNARD DAVIES
Cynhyrchydd WYNNE LLOYD
(Learning Welsh)


Unknown: Mair Robbins
Unknown: Hywel Gwynfryn
Unknown: Cennard Davies
Unknown: Wynne Lloyd

: Interval

: Farming

One hundred years ago, a band of men gathered around a tree in a Warwickshire village - their purpose: to form a trade union for farm workers - their leader: Joseph Arch: 1826-1919. A film documentary.
(from Birmingham)
Weather for farmers


Script: Frank Hilton
Director: Michael Bowen
Producer: Michael Marshall
Joseph Arch: Joey Blanshard
Hannah Arch: Penelope Shaw
John Arch: Robert Raglan
Mary Arch: Irene Bradshaw

: Canoe: 5: Racing

With Ron Emes, British sprint team coach, and Olympic paddlers from Richmond. Introduced by John Earle.


Canoeist: Ron Emes
Presenter: John Earle
Director: John Vigar
Producer: John Dobson

: News Headlines

: Cruft's Dog Show

The greatest Dog Show in the world - and shop window for thousands of overseas buyers and breeders.
The guide to this 76th Cruft's Show, held at Olympia, London, will be Stanley Dangerfield.


Presenter: Stanley Dangerfield
TV Presentation: Antony Craxton

: Royal Family

To mark the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Queen's Accession to the Throne, a special showing of the celebrated film by Richard Cawston.
When this film was first shown on BBC1 in June 1969 it made television history with its unique picture of a year in the life of the Queen and her family. Since then it has been seen by record audiences throughout the world. This is the original full-length version for the benefit of viewers who would like to see it again or in colour for the first time, or for children who haven't been able to see it before.

A joint BBC/ITV production



Producer/Director: Richard Cawston
Narrator: Michael Flanders
Writer: Antony Jay

: Today at the Winter Olympics

Featuring the Olympic Ski Jump
Highlight of today's events in Sapporo is the first of the major ski-jumping championships. The world's best ski-jumpers leap for Olympic medals on the 70-metre hill.

Olympic Ice Hockey
Trip match of the day

Introduced by Frank Bough
(Absolute dedication: pages 11-12)


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (Ski Jumping): David Coleman
Commentator (Ice Hockey): Alan Weeks
Editor: Bryan Cowgill
Editor: Sam Leitch

: The Moonstone: Part 4

by Wilkie Collins
Dramatised in five parts by Hugh Leonard
Franklin has recovered a box from the sea. It contains a nightgown known to have been worn by the thief. The garment is in fact Franklin's!


Author: Wilkie Collins
Dramatised by: Hugh Leonard
Script Editor: Alistair Bell
Designer: Stuart Walker
Producer: John McRae
Director: Paddy Russell
Gabriel Betteredge: Basil Dignam
Franklin Blake: Robin Ellis
Rosanna Spearman: Anna Cropper
Rachel Verinder: Vivien Heilbron
Supt Seegrave: Michael Gover
Nancy: Bell McCallum
Penelope: Maureen Morris
Sergeant Cuff: John Welsh
Ezra: Christopher Hancock
Mr Bruff: Peter Sallis
Tomlinson: Roy MacReady
Cuff's housekeeper: Julie May
Dr Candy: Philip Ray
Indian: Madhav Sharma
Septimus Luker: Brian Murphy

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Malcolm Muggeridge asks The Question Why

A series which questions 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 St Bernadette's Church, Rosetta, Belfast with local church choirs, Lurgan Girl Singers, Mari Griffith.
Introduced by Edgar Boucher

Praise to the Holiest (Billing)
Fairest Lord Jesus (Schonster Herr Jesu)
All things bright (Mrs C. F. Alexander)
Be thou my vision (Slane)
Jesu, priceless treasure (Jesu, Meine Freude)
God of mercy (Glenvale)
Jesu the very thought (St Botolph)
Loneliness (Mss)
Let us break bread together (trad)
Where cross the crowded ways (Fulda)
When I needed a neighbour (Sydney Carter)
Who is she (Ecclesia)


Presenter: Edgar Boucher
Singers: Lurgan Girl Singers
Singer: Mari Griffith
Conductor: Havelock Nelson
Prayer and blessing: Fr Liam Mullan
Organist: Robert O. Leonard
Pianist: Douglas Armstrong
Director: Robin Wylie
Producer: Moore Wasson
Series Producer: Raymond Short

: Engelbert with The Young Generation

and The Goodies: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and Tom Jones,
Billy Preston, Marlene Charell, The Young Generation
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
BBC/ZDF co-production
(This Week's Sounds: page 11)


Presenter/Singer: Engelbert Humperdinck
Tim (The Goodies): Tim Brooke-Taylor
Graeme (The Goodies): Graeme Garden
Bill (The Goodies): Bill Oddie
Singer: Tom Jones
Singer: Marlene Charell
Singers/Dancers: The Young Generation
Choreographer: Don Lurio
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Musical adviser to Engelbert Humperdinck: Laurie Holloway
Special Material: Ronnie Cass
Musical Arrangements: Alyn Ainsworth
Musical Arrangements: Laurie Holloway
Musical Arrangements: Alan Roper
Writer (The Goodies): Graeme Garden
Writer (The Goodies): Bill Oddie
Additional Material (The Goodies): Tim Brooke-Taylor
Designer: Chris Thompson
Designer: Victor Meredith
Producer: Klaus Henke
Producer: Stewart Morris

: The Great Stars: Brief Encounter

[Starring] Trevor Howard
Second of three films featuring one of Britain's most powerful actors
with Celia Johnson

A chance meeting of two people in a shabby railway refreshment room completely changes the direction of their lives. Although both married, Laura Jesson, a suburban housewife, and Alec Harvey, a doctor, fall in love - even though they know their affair is doomed from the start.

Music: Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2.

(Celia Johnson: a lifetime of luck; This Week's Films: page 9)


Producer/Adapted from his short play "Still Life" by: Noel Coward
Director: David Lean
Alec Harvey: Trevor Howard
Laura Jesson: Celia Johnson
Albert Godby: Stanley Holloway
Myrtle Bagot: Joyce Carey
Fred Jesson: Cyril Raymond
Dolly Messiter: Everley Gregg
Beryl Waters: Margaret Barton

: News

with Richard Baker; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Omnibus: Sir John Barbirolli: 'Glorious John'

A film portrait of the conductor. For people in this country Barbirolli meant the Halle. Yet at 36, and with no international reputation, he had succeeded Toscanini as conductor of the New York Philharmonic, and later, when some here under-valued him, he was acclaimed abroad.
But his audiences always loved him, and thousands discovered music through him. How many of them knew of the terrible depressions that lay behind the jovial public image?
With Lady Barbirolli, Janet Baker, Sir Neville Cardus and others.


Interviewee: Lady Barbirolli
Interviewee: Janet Baker
Interviewee: Sir Neville Cardus
Narrator: Richard Bebb
Film Editor: Marlene Fletcher
Script Adviser: Michael Kennedy
Writer/Producer: David Buckton

: Ad Lib

A series of late-evening conversation programmes.


Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

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