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: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan: Sab-Ras

Musical variety
Produced and presented by Saleem Shahed
(from Birmingham)


Producer/Presenter: Saleem Shahed

: Closedown

: Family Eucharist

from The Parish Church, St Austell, Cornwall
Conducted by The Rev David Evans

Let all the world in every corner sing
Come down, O Love divine
Bright the vision that delighted


Service conducted by: The Rev David Evans
Organist: Richard Jacobs
Television Presentation: John Dobson

: Closedown

: Farming: £200-million in the Red

Philip Wrixon looks at the future of forestry.
(from Birmingham)

Weather for farmers


Presenter: Philip Wrixon
Producer: John Kenyon

: Steam Horse: Iron Road: 7: Railway Architecture

Presented by David Lloyd


Presenter: David Lloyd
Director: Jeremy Johnston
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: Made in Britain: Took of the Trade

A Glasgow firm have sold their giant machines for building ships and oil-rigs in 40 countries.


Producer: David Wilsworth

: News Headlines

: Laurel and Hardy: Below Zero


Producer: James Parrott
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: The Young Idea

Alun Williams introduces young people with extraordinary and exciting ways of spending their leisure time.
Among today's guests are Valerie Sanders of Hull, whose main interest hangs on family trees; and Graham Conroy of Stockton on-Tees, a pioneer of outer space.


Presenter: Alun Williams
Guest: Valerie Sanders
Guest: Graham Conroy
Producer: Dewi Griffiths

: The Countryman

Introduced by Duncan Carse who with Tom Weir, journalist and photographer, explores Loch Lomond - a wild retreat on the doorstep of three-quarters of the population of Scotland.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Duncan Carse
Guest: Tom Weir
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Film Matinee: Three Little Words

Starring Fred Astaire, Red Skelton, Vera-Ellen, Arlene Dahl
with Keenan Wynn, Gloria De Haven

Fred Astaire and Red Skelton join in this star-packed and colourful MGM musical based on the lives of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, the great song-writing team of the 20s.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Producer: Jack Cummins
Director: Richard Thorpe
Bert Kalmar: Fred Astaire
Harry Ruby: Red Skelton
Jessie Brown Kalmar: Vera-Ellen
Eileen Percy: Arlene Dahl
Charlie Kope: Keenan Wynn
Terry Lordel: Gale Robbins
Mrs Carter De Haven: Gloria de Haven
Phil Regan: Phil Regan
Clanahan: Harry Shannon
Helen Kane: Debbie Reynolds
Al Masters: Paul Harvey
Dan Healy: Carleton Carpenter
Al Schacht: George Matkovich
The Great Mendoza: Mendoza

: The Onedin Line: Blockade

by Allan Prior
starring Peter Gilmore, Anne Stallybrass
and Philip Bond, Brian Rawlinson, Howard Lang, Jessica Benton

James is lured by the prospect of high profits into attempting to run the Unionist Blockade to the beleaguered Southern states of America during the Civil War. The venture proves to be more difficult and dangerous than he ever imagined.



Writer: Allan Prior
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: Ben Rea
James: Peter Gilmore
Anne: Anne Stallybrass
Robert: Brian Rawlinson
Albert Frazer: Philip Bond
Mr Baines: Howard Lang
Elizabeth: Jessica Benton
Ferns: Willoughby Goddard
Major Morrison: Donald Douglas
Fergusson: Jeremy Young
Mine Host: Graham Rigby
Smethurst: Michael Sheard
Capt Bullock: James Dyrenforth
Jane Bamber: Juliet Marshall
Crew member: Nicholas Loukes
Bell: Montgomery Brown
Slave: Sam Mansaray

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: All in a Day's Work: Retailing

with Michael Brooke and Vernon Ely facing a specially invited group of questioners.
Introduced by Magnus Magnusson

In this edition of the series on the moral problems and dilemmas of people at work the head of a supermarket chain and the head of a department store are questioned by young retail workers and by shoppers.


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Panellist: Michael Brooke
Panellist: Vernon Ely
Director: Simon Wadleigh
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Praise the Lord

Hymns selected from last year's Songs of Praise programmes from churches and chapels throughout Britain.
Introduced by Barbara Mullen

God is love: his the care (Theodoric)
Fill thou my life (Richmond)
I am much more than this
All glory, laud (St Theodulph)
When I survey the wondrous Cross (Rockingham)
Now thank we all our God (Deo Gracias)
New Life
Give me joy
O for a thousand tongues (Lyngham)



Presenter: Barbara Mullen
Producer: Raymond Short

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds. (By arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph)
presenting Tessie O'Shea, Robert Young, Patsy MacLean, Rod Hull and Emu, Joe Castor, Pat Mooney, Doreen Hermitage and Jan Hunt, Jimmy Webster and Suzanne Members of the Players' Theatre, London: Dudley Stevens, John Griffin, Gordon Griffin, Peter Dixon

Chairman Leonard Sachs

(Tessie O'Shea and Rod Hull are appearing in the BBC production of 'The Good Old Days' at the Winter Gardens Theatre, Blackpool; Jan Hunt is in 'Show Boat' at the Adelphi Theatre, London; Doreen Hermitage is in 'Gone With the Wind' at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London)


Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan
Entertainer: Tessie O'Shea
Performer: Robert Young
Singer: Patsy MacLean
Puppeteer (Emu): Rod Hull
Performer: Joe Castor
Comedian: Pat Mooney
Singer/Dancer/Choreographer: Doreen Hermitage
Performer: Jan Hunt
Performers: Jimmy Webster and Suzanne
Singer/Dancer: Dudley Stevens
Singer/Dancer: John Griffin
Singer/Dancer: Gordon Griffin
Singer/Dancer: Peter Dixon

: Trelawny of the 'Wells'

by Arthur W. Pinero
A second chance to see this loving and amusing play about theatrical life in the 1880s.
A Play of the Month presentation
Starring John Alderton as Tom Wrench, Lally Bowers as Mrs Telfer, Graham Crowden as James Telfer, Roland Culver as Sir William Gower, Rachel Kempson as Miss Trafalgar Gower, Ian Ogilvy as Arthur Gower, Moira Redmond as Imogen Parrott, Elizabeth Seal as Avonia Bunn, Elaine Taylor as Rose Trelawny
with [rest of cast as below]

"...a most refreshing piece... a production which was full of charm." (Daily Express)
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Author: Arthur W. Pinero
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Herbert Wise
Tom Wrench: John Alderton
Mrs. Telfer: Lally Bowers
James Telfer: Graham Crowden
Sir William Gower: Roland Culver
Miss Trafalgar Gower: Rachel Kempson
Arthur Gower: Ian Ogilvy
Imogen Parrott: Moira Redmond
Avonia Bunn: Elizabeth Seal
Rose Trelawny: Elaine Taylor
Ferdinand Gadd: Anthony Ainley
Captain de Foenix: Timothy Carlton
Augustus Colpoys: John Cater
Charles: John Dearth
Mr. Ablett: Godfrey James
Mr. Denzil: Michael Jenkinson
Mrs. Mossop: Lila Kaye
Sarah: Mary Larkin
Clara de Foenix: Karin MacCarthy
Miss Brewster: Stephanie Turner
O'Dwyer: Henry Woolf

: News

with Kenneth Kendall; Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Omnibus at the Proms: Shostakovich

The third of five visits to the Royal Albert Hall for the 1972 season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts
Bernard Haitink conducts Shostakovich Symphony No 10
with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
leader Rodney Friend
Introduced by Richard Baker

(Part of last Friday's broadcast)
(Next week: Music by Strauss and Lehar)


Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Rodney Friend
Presenter: Richard Baker
Director: Brian Large

: International Golf: United States v The World

Arnold Palmer (US) v Bernard Gallacher (Scotland) at Turnberry.
Experience v youth in this match: Palmer, 42, still one of the world's greatest competitors, against Gallacher, 23.
Prize money: $4,000 to the winner $2,000 to the loser


Golfer: Arnold Palmer
Golfer: Bernard Gallacher
Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Producer: Phil Pilley

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