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: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

Produced and presented by Mahendra Kaul
(from Birmingham: reptd Wed 12.25)


Producer/Presenter: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Ashok Rampal

: Wie bitte?

German for beginners: 24
(Books 25p, records £1.05 each: see p 62)

: Zarabanda: 24

Spanish for beginners
Presented by Alison Skilbeck and Carlos Riera
with Fiorella Renzi, Antonio Cintado, Fernando Sanchez Polack, Adriano Dominguez, Miguel Penaranda


Presenter: Alison Skilbeck
Presenter: Carlos Riera
Producer: David Hargreaves
[Actress]: Fiorella Renzi
[Actor]: Antonio Cintado
[Actor]: Fernando Sanchez Polack
[Actor]: Adriano Dominguez
[Actor]: Miguel Penaranda

: Interval

: The Eucharist

from St Philip and St James Church Centre, Hodge Hill Common, Birmingham
Introduced by the Rector, The Rev Dennis Ede
With The Rev John March and The Rev John Wilkinson


Presenter: The Rev Dennis Ede
Speaker: The Rev John March
Speaker: The Rev John Wilkinson
Organist: Donald Field
TV Presentation: Michael Shoesmith

: Boomph with Becker

Get fit, look fit, and stay fit With SUE BECKER
A BBC-Fremantle Int Inc co-production Director BRYN BROOKS Producer SHEILA INNES
(Repeated: Monday, 4.0; Wed, 10.45 am. Book 4Sp: see page 62)


Producer: Sheila Innes

: Mistress of Hardwick

Scenes from an Elizabethan life by ALISON PLOWDEN
4: My Jewel Arbelle
(Book 70p: see page 62)


Director: Rodney Bennett
Producer: Victor Poole
Narrator: Gary Watson
Bess: Hilary Mason
Arbella (as a child): Melinda Clancy
Lord Leicester's man: Graham Suter
Young man: Jeremy Wallis
Tutor: David Ashford
Lutenist: Michael Jessett

: Bellamy on Botany

In Holland David Bellamy finds disappearing sand dunes that are keeping back the sea, investigates how they work and discovers the 'King' in The Kingdom of Canute
A BBC/NDR co-production
(Book 75p: see page 62)


Presenter: David Bellamy
Director: Michael Weatherley
Producer: David Cordingley

: Profit by Control: 4: Costing

Introduced by Alan Watson
with Joe Smith of the University of Aston
(Book £1.25: see page 62)


Presenter: Alan Watson
Expert: Joe Smith
Director: Chris Jelley
Producer: Paul Ellis

: Closedown

: Farming

Introduced by JOHN CHERRINGTON At Half Cock
PROFESSOR MAC COOPER has often been rude about British farming, but he has also contributed widely to its progress.
PHILIP WRIXON gets his controversial reflections on 25 years in science and education.
Weather for farmers


Introduced By: John Cherrington
Unknown: Professor Mac Cooper
Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Producer: John Kenyon

: Interval

: Hammer It Home: 4: Painting and Papering

Join Roy Day and Phyllida Law in decorating a room.
(Book 50p: see page 62)


Presenter: Roy Day
Presenter: Phyllida Law
Director: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Sheila Innes

: Made in Britain

First Aid for Doctors: Following recent expansion, a British-based group of companies now offers an international service to hospitals and medical laboratories. Reporter colin RIACH Producer Michael WOOLARD


Producer: Michael Woolard

: News Headlines

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of Antiques with Max Robertson
Customers Antoinette Sibley, Chris Kelly
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Clifford Henderson
Customer: Antoinette Sibley
Customer: Chris Kelly
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: Laurel and Hardy

in Chickens Come Home
Stan tries to pour oil on troubled waters but only succeeds in adding fuel to one of Ollie's old flames.
A Hal Roach film


Unknown: Hal Roach
Director: James Horne

: The Shari Lewis Show

with ventriloquist Shari Lewis and LAMB CHOP, CHARLEY HORSE Music by THE -BERT HAYES TRIO Presented by JOHNNY DOWNES


Unknown: Shari Lewis
Unknown: Bert Hayes
Presented By: Johnny Downes

: Film Matinee: The Pride of St Louis

starring Dan Dailey , Joanne Dru
The true story of ' Dizzy' Dean, the gifted pitcher who clowned his way through seven dynamic seasons to become a baseball immortal.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Unknown: Dan Dailey
Unknown: Joanne Dru
Dizzy Dean: Dan Dailey
Patricia Nash Dean: Joanne Dru
Johnny Kendall: Richard Hylton
Paul Dean: Richard Crenna
Horst: Hugh Sanders
Moose: James Brown
Manager Ed Monroe: Leo T Cleary
Castleman: Kenny Williams

: The British Empire: Echoes of Britannia's Rule

6: Raj
After the Indian Mutiny the Raj was born, and in 1877 Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress. Canals brought life to deserts; railways helped to unify the country. The memsahib arrived, and so did Civil Servants, often to become judge, doctor, and administrator all in one. Bureaucracy flourished, and at the very top reigned the Viceroy. Narrated by Robert Hardy
Series editor MAX MORGAN-WITTS Commentary written by PATRICK O'DONOVAN
A BBC/Time-Life co-production


Written By: Patrick O'Donovan
Producer: Michael Weigall

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: How Can You Be So Sure?: Tariq Ali

This week: Tariq Ali, Marxist revolutionary
Chairman David Jessel


Chairman: David Jessel
Guest: Tariq Ali
Producer: Stewart Cross
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: Sing a New Song

The first of a series of three programmes reflecting the songs being written and sung by young people today, to communicate and celebrate their faith.
Introduced by David Winter with Judy MacKenzie
Larry Norman , Good News
The Collegians conducted by JOHN MCCARTHY : from the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral
Producer MICHAEL SHOESMITH Director and series producer RAYMOND SHORT


Introduced By: David Winter
Unknown: Judy MacKenzie
Unknown: Larry Norman
Conducted By: John McCarthy
Producer: Michael Shoesmith

: Frank Sinatra

A Man and his Music with Ella Fitzgerald and Antonio Carlos Jobim
Two great singers and a famous guitarist entertain with songs and melodies old and new including Ole Man River, Body and Soul, The Lady is a Tramp, The Girl from Ipanema, What Now My Love.
(A programme recorded In America; first shown on BBC2)


Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald
Unknown: Antonio Carlos Jobim

: Film of the Week: Sons and Lovers

starring Trevor Howard
Dean Stockwell , Wendy Hiller Mary Ure , Heather Sears
A sensitive young miner's son struggles to find his identity amidst the bleak and claustro. phobic surroundings of a Nottinghamshire coalfield at the turn of the century.
Trevor Howard 's strong, penetrating study of an illiterate, hard-working miner is the outstanding feature of the powerful drama, one of the first film adaptations of a D. H. Lawrence novel.
Screenplay by GAVIN LAMBERT and T. E. B. CLARK
Based on the novel by D. H. LAWRENCE Music by LAMBERT WILLIAMS Director JACK CARDIFF Producer JERRY WALD
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Unknown: Trevor Howard
Unknown: Dean Stockwell
Unknown: Wendy Hiller
Unknown: Mary Ure
Unknown: Heather Sears
Unknown: Trevor Howard
Unknown: H. Lawrence
Unknown: Gavin Lambert
Unknown: T. E. B. Clark
Novel By: D. H. Lawrence
Music By: Lambert Williams
Director: Jack Cardiff
Producer: Jerry Wald
Morel: Trevor Howard
Paul Morel: Dean Stockwell
Gertrude Morel: Wendy Hiller
Clara Dawes: Mary Ure
Miriam Leivers: Heather Sears
William: William Lucas
Pappleworth: Donald Pleasence
Henry Hadlock: Ernest Thesiger
Baxter Dawes: Conrad Phillips
Mrs Leivers: Rosalie Crutchley
Mrs Radford: Elizabeth Begley
Arthur: Sean Barrett
Louisa: Rosalie Ashley

: News

with Richard Baker
and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Spinners in Spring

For the first of four Spinners' Specials, Tony, Cliff, Hughie and Mick went to Cornwall to sing of Spring and meet the fertility symbol of Padstow - the.grotesque 'Obby 'Oss.
On May Day for hour after hour the 'Obby 'Oss dances wildly to the Padstow May song, and the entire town throbs to the basic urges and music of Spring. The Spinners join the celebrations and also sing their own style of songs.
Producer BARRY BEVINS (from Manchester)


Producer: Barry Bevins

: Omnibus

Leningrad Reborn
Imagine that the Germans had invaded England in the 1940s and occupied Hatfield House, Windsor Castle and Hampton Court, and then burnt them to the ground in revenge because they could not capture London.
That's the sort of situation that faced the Leningraders after the 900-Day Siege. They decided to restore everything that had been destroyed. They have been working for 25 years and it might take as long again to finish the task. English commentary spoken by Alan Dobie
Director YUZ GERSHTEIN Presented for BBCtv by JULIA MATHESON


Spoken By: Alan Dobie
Director: Yuz Gershtein
Unknown: Julia Matheson

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