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: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

Produced and presented by Mahendra Kaul
(from Birmingham: rptd Wed, 12.25 pm)


Producer/Presenter: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Ashok Rampal

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing: In Commemoration of F. D. Maurice (died 1872)

from The Working Men's College, Camden

F. D. Maurice was one of the most influential figures of the 19th-century - founding member of 'The Christian Socialist Movement,' controversial religious teacher, and founder of the Working Men's College.
Geoffrey Wheeler introduces Sir Robert Birley, Professor Gordon Dunstan, Canon Sydney Evans and Members of the Working Men's College


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Guest: Sir Robert Birley
Guest: Professor Gordon Dunstan
Guest: Canon Sydney Evans
Performers: Members of the Working Men's College
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Closedown

: Farming: A Cure for Bacon

Is our industry efficient? How will it compete in the future? Philip Wrixon asks the questions.
(from Birmingham)

Weather for farmers


Presenter: Philip Wrixon
Producer: John Kenyon

: Interval

: Steam Horse: Iron Road: 4: Corporate Images

Presented by Hamilton Ellis



Presenter: Hamilton Ellis
Director: Jeremy Johnston
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: Made in Britain: One for the Pot

At least 100 countries buy British-blended tea.


Reporter: Michael Purton
Producer: David Wilsworth

: News Headlines

: Laurel and Hardy: Night Owls

A Hal Roach film


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

: The Shari Lewis Show

with ventriloquist Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop, Charley Horse


Ventriloquist: Shari Lewis
Music: The Bert Hayes Trio
Presented by: Johnny Downes

: The Young Idea

Alun Williams introduces young people with extraordinary and exciting ways of spending their leisure time.
Among today's guests are Terry Brain and Charles Mills of Bristol who have mastered the art of making animated film cartoons.


Presenter: Alun Williams
Guest: Terry Brain
Guest: Charles Mills
Producer: Dewi Griffiths

: The Countryman

Introduced by Duncan Carse who explores the skill of the country craftsman.
Michael Canney visits the Stone Mason of Great Bedwyn, whose inhabitants quite understandably imagined that when they died their misdeeds were buried with them.
Mullion in Cornwall used to have a thriving lobster industry. Today Eddie Mundy still makes the pots in traditional style.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Duncan Carse
Reporter: Michael Canney
Potter: Eddie Mundy
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Film Matinee: Meet Me at Dawn

Starring William Eythe, Stanley Holloway, Hazel Court
with Basil Sydney, Margaret Rutherford

The light-hearted adventure of a professional duellist in the Paris of 1902, when nights were gay-and dawns were dangerous.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Screenplay: Lesley Storm
Screenplay: James Seymour
Director: Thornton Freeland
Producer: Marcel Hellman
Charles Morton: William Eythe
Emile: Stanley Holloway
Margot: Beatrice Campbell
Senator Renault: George Thorpe
Madame Renault: Irene Browne
Gabrielle Vermorel: Hazel Court
Georges Vermorel: Basil Sydney
Mme Vermorel: Margaret Rutherford
Concierge: Ada Reeve
Count de Brissac: Graeme Muir

: The Onedin Line: Passage to Pernambuco

by Cyril Abraham
Starring Peter Gilmore, Anne Stallybrass
and Brian Rawlinson, Philip Bond, Howard Lang, Jessica Benton

James sails to Portugal, and is able to bargain for possession of his first square-rigged clipper. White sails billow against blue sky as he sails for S America...


Writer/Series devised by: Cyril Abraham
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: John Wood
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: Darrol Blake
James: Peter Gilmore
Baines: Howard Lang
Anne: Anne Stallybrass
Elizabeth: Jessica Benton
Albert Frazer: Philip Bond
Senhor Braganza: Cyril Shaps
Dom Vasco: David Garfield
Felipo: Kurt Christian
Sarita: Lilita Barros
Robert: Brian Rawlinson
M'Guire: Barry Keegan
Peasant: Marc Zuber
Peasant: Mario Zoppellini

: News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: All in a Day's Work: Trade Unionists

with Jimmy Reid Shop Steward, AUEW; Roy Grantham General Secretary, APEX facing a specially invited group of questioners
Introduced by Magnus Magnusson
The fourth programme in a series which examines the moral dilemmas and problems which people have to face in the course of their everyday work.

(Repeated on Monday, 12.55 pm)


Panellist: Jimmy Reid
Panellist: Roy Grantham
Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Producer: Peter Chafer

: Songs of Praise

from Rosemary Presbyterian Church, Belfast with choirs of the district and the Choir of Belfast Royal Academy
Introduced by Edgar Boucher

All people that on earth do dwell (Old Hundredth)
Thy hand, O God, has guided (Thornbury)
A Song of Praise (Eric Thiman)
You must have that true religion (Negro Spiritual)
For the might of thine arm (Cormac)
How great the harvest is (Oxford Book of Carols)
Soldiers of Christ, arise (arr Poston)
He thinks of me (Carey Bonner's Child Songs)
By an' by (Negro Spiritual)
Praise we the Lord (Oxford Book of Carols)
Be thou my vision (Slane)
O God, our help in ages past (arr Poston)

Trumpeters and timpanist from the City of Belfast Youth Orchestra


Presenter: Edgar Boucher
Singers: The Choir of Belfast Royal Academy
Soloist: Eric Hinds
Musicians: Trumpeters and timpanist from the City of Belfast Youth Orchestra
Organist: John Mercer
Conductor: Havelock Nelson
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev E. Borland
Producer: Moore Wasson
Series Producer: Raymond Short

: The New Seekers

at the Royal Albert Hall
'What Have They Done to my Song, Ma?', 'I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing', 'Beg, Steal or Borrow'
Just three of the successes by this top-of-the-charts group included in this recording from their London concert at the Royal Albert Hall in April.
The New Seekers' recording of 'I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing' became a number one hit at the end of 1971. Early in the New Year this Roger Cook/Roger Greenaway song brought them a gold disc award - the first record in three years to sell more than a million copies in Britain.

A Novavette production



Musicians: The New Seekers

: She Stoops to Conquer or The Mistakes of a Night

by Oliver Goldsmith
A Play of the Month presentation starring Tom Courtenay, Thora Hird, Juliet Mills
and Ralph Richardson as Mr Hardcastle
also starring Elaine Taylor

Young Marlow mistakes the house of his father's oldest friend for an inn - and that's how the fun starts in this warm-hearted and ingenious comedy.

"This production, ingeniously opened out to display the countryside setting, conveyed an irresistible zest, humour and sense of period." (Daily Mail)
(First shown on BBC2)


Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Michael Elliott
Marlow: Tom Courtenay
Hastings: Brian Cox
Mr Hardcastle: Ralph Richardson
Mrs Hardcastle: Thora Hird
Tony Lumpkin: Trevor Peacock
Kate Hardcastle: Juliet Mills
Constance Neville: Elaine Taylor
Landlord: Ray Mort
Bet Bouncer: Sue Bond
Maid: Gloria Connell
Diggory: Christopher Hancock
Roger: Terry Bale
Sir Charles Marlow: Esmond Knight
Customers: Richard Ommanay
Customers: John Oxley
Customers: David Sands
Servants: Geoffrey Bateman
Servants: Monty James

: News

with Robert Dougall; Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Omnibus: The Man Behind the Mask

Marcel Marceau talks to Patrick Garland and performs some of the mimes which he has made famous.

'I wanted to establish immediately a contact with the public, but a contact which would make the public wonder at the art of mime. Mime is the art which makes the invisible visible and the visible invisible and which makes the abstract concrete and the concrete abstract.'
(Marceau is all around you...colour feature, pages 8-9)


Mime artist/Interviewee: Marcel Marceau
Interviewer: Patrick Garland
Film Editor: Roger Waugh
Producer: Patricia Foy

: International Golf: United States v The World

Dave Marr (US) v Bobby Cole (South Africa)
on the Queen's Course, Gleneagles.
Marr, former US PGA champion and Ryder Cup player, meets Cole, former British Amateur champion.
Prize-money: $4,000 to the winner $2,000 to the loser

(First shown on BBC2)


Golfer: Dave Marr
Golfer: Bobby Cole
Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Producer: Phil Pilley

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