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: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

A special Budget edition.
(from Birmingham: repeated on Wednesday at 12.25 pm)


Producer: Saleem Shahed
Director: Ashok Rampal

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing: The Fellow Sufferer

by Guy Bowden.
From Folkestone Parish Church
Introduced by The Rev. Victor Kingston.
The Choir of Folkestone Parish Church


Writer: Guy Bowden
Presenter: The Rev. Victor Kingston
Reader: Edwin Richfield
Reader: Richard Bebb
Reader: Geoffrey Lewis
Soloist: Shirley Collins
Singers: The Choir of Folkestone Parish Church
Organist: Reginald Adams
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Boomph with Becker

Get fit, look fit, and stay fit
With Sue Becker.
A BBC-Fremantle Int Inc co-production
Repeated Monday 4.00, Wed 11.00 am
(Children's People: see page 4. Book: see page 62)


Presenter: Sue Becker
Producer: Sheila Innes

: Closedown

: Croesi'r Bont

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


Unknown: Davies Cynhyrchydd Wynne

: Interval

: Farming: Mobile Seed Dressing

Introduced by David Richardson.
Common Market rules for the compulsory certification of seed may lead to an increase in the use of farm seed. Philip Wrixon reports on the pros and cons.
(from Birmingham)

Weather for farmers

1.50 Interval


Presenter: David Richardson
Reporter: Philip Wrixon
Producer: John Kenyon

: Children Growing Up: 4: Power of Speech


Narrator: Hugh David
Director: Francis Fuchs
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: Made in Britain: Key Markets

One Staffordshire firm now exports locks and keys to 84 countries.


Reporter: Peter Colbourne
Producer: Michael Woolard

: 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 Robert and Nan Dougall
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident Connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest Connoisseur: Julian Thompson
Customer: Robert Dougall
Customer: Nan Dougall
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: Ask Aspel

Michael Aspel introduces your television requests.
His guest, in the last of this present series, is Tony Blackburn.


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Guest: Tony Blackburn
Producer: Granville Jenkins

: The Shari Lewis Show

With ventriloquist Shari Lewis, Lamb Chop and Charley Horse.
(Children's People: see page 4)


Ventriloquist : Shari Lewis
Music: The Bert Hayes Trio
Presenter: Johnny Downes

: Film of the Book: A Bell for Adano

Starring Gene Tierney, John Hodiak, William Bendix
with Glenn Langan, Richard Conte

When the Americans occupy a Sicilian town at the end of World War II the citizens are divided on what they need first - food and water, or a replacement for their town bell...
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Screenplay: Lamar Trotti
Screenplay: Norman Reilly Raine
From the novel by: John Hersey
Director: Henry King
Tina: Gene Tierney
Major Joppolo: John Hodiak
Sergeant Borth: William Bendix
Lieut Livingstone: Glenn Langan
Nicolo: Richard Conte
Sgt Trampani: Stanley Prager
Captain Purvis: Henry Morgan
Giuseppe: Montague Banks
Cmdr Robertson: Reed Hadley
Colonel Middleton: Roy Roberts
Father Pensovecehio: Hugo Haas
Zito: Marcel Dalio

: The British Empire: Echoes of Britannia's Rule: 1: Oh! the Jubilee

An Imperial story in 13 parts.

The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897 was the high noon of the British Empire - an Empire 91 times the area of the mother country, a quarter of the earth's surface.
Watching the great military procession through London, crowds cheered the 'Soldiers of the Queen' who had fought 70 Colonial wars during the 60 years of Victoria's reign.

"If only history could have been taught like this at school." (The Sun)
"I know that I laughed and I cried and that chiefly the pride kept swelling in my breast." (The Times)

(A BBCtv/Time-Life co-production)


Narrator: Robert Hardy
Voices: Dame Gladys Cooper
Voices: Andre Morell
Voices: Penelope Lee
Series Editor: Max Morgan-Witts
Writer/Producer: Tom Haydon

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Paul: Envoy Extraordinary: 5: The Martyr

A journey in the footsteps of St Paul with Malcolm Muggeridge and Dr Alan Vidler.

(First shown on BBC2: repeated tomorrow at 1.0)


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Presenter: Dr Alan Vidler
Producer: Peter Chafer

: Songs of Praise

From the High Church, Dumbarton with choirs and instrumentalists from local churches and schools including Notre Dame High School Choir.
Introduced by Ian Valentine

All glory, laud (St Theodulph)
Lo! He comes with clouds descending (Helmsley)
Sister Mary had but one Child (arr Havelock Nelson)
Ride on! Ride on (Crasselius)
O sacred Head (Passion Chorale)
Praise to the holiest (Richmond)
It is a thing most wonderful (John Ireland)
Rejoice, the Lord is King (Darwall)
Give me joy (trad)
All creatures of our God and King (Lasst uns erfreuen)
Let trumpets sound (Kevin Mayhew)
The Lord of heav'n confess (St John)


Presenter: Ian Valentine
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev James F. Dunn
Singers: Notre Dame High School Choir
Conductor: Jean Graham
Organist: George Guthrie
Producer: Ralph Smith
Series Producer: Raymond Short

: Engelbert with The Young Generation

and The Goodies Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie
and Adamo, Marlene Charell.
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
BBC/ZDF co-production


Presenter/Singer: Engelbert Humperdinck
Tim (The Goodies): Tim Brooke-Taylor
Graeme (The Goodies): Graeme Garden
Bill (The Goodies): Bill Oddie
Singer: Adamo
Singer: Marlene Charell
Dancers: The Young Generation
Choreographer: Don Lurio
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Musical adviser to Engelbert Humperdinck: Laurie Holloway
Musical Arranger: Alyn Ainsworth
Musical Arranger: Laurie Holloway
Musical Arranger: 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
Associate Producer: Klaus Henke
Producer: Stewart Morris

: Film of the Week: The War Lord

Starring Charlton Heston, Richard Boone, Rosemary Forsyth
with Maurice Evans, Guy Stockwell, Niall MacGinnis, Henry Wilcoxon, James Farentino

Chrysagon, one of the Duke of Normandy's war lords, is sent to defend a remote village. But not all his enemies are hidden in the surrounding forest.

(This Week's Films: page 9)


Screenplay: John Collier
Screenplay: Millard Kaufman
Based on the play "The Lovers" by: Leslie Stevens
Producer: Walter Seltzer
Director: Franklin Schaffner
Chrysagon: Charlton Heston
Bors: Richard Boone
Bronwyn: Rosemary Forsyth
Priest: Maurice Evans
Draco: Guy Stockwell
Odins: Niall MacGinnis
Frisian Prince: Henry Wilcoxon
Marc: James Farentino
Vole: Sammy Ross
Piet: Woodrow Parfrey
Holbracht: John Alderson

: News

with Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Omnibus: The Three Faces of Jazz

Folk - Showbiz - Art
In the 70 years it's been around, jazz has been all three. It grew out of the New Orleans community, became an entertainment commodity and finally produced an uncompromising avant-garde.
From time to time cameras have been on hand for a moment of jazz history: in 1929, for example, when Duke Ellington's band was supplying 'jungle music' at the Cotton Club, and in 1932, when Louis Armstrong dressed up and gave an astonishing performance. A 1948 film promoted the Dizzy Gillespie big band, and the legendary Charlie Parker made one brief appearance on celluloid.
These and other historic examples have been combined with new material to trace the rapid evolution of jazz and sketch in the social background.

Commentary spoken by Alan Dobie
"Bouncy, beaty, biting way to tell history" (Daily Mirror)
"A splendidly researched and composed essay" (Listener)
"The best documentary on jazz ever screened" (Melody Maker)
"A brilliant documentary film by any standard" (Sunday Telegraph)
Written by Charles Fox, Geoffrey Haydon

(This Week's Sounds: page 11)


Narrator: Alan Dobie
Writer: Charles Fox
Writer/Producer: Geoffrey Haydon
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer

: Ad Lib

The last in the present series of late-evening conversation programmes with Ludovic Kennedy, chairman.


Chairman: Ludovic Kennedy
Designer: Richard Levin
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

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