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: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

Produced and presented by Mahendra Kaul

(from Birmingham)
(Rptd: Wed, 12.30 pm (not N Ireland))


Producer/Presenter: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Ashok Rampal

: Repondez s'il vous plait: 12: Quelle heure est-il?

An invitation to speak French with Max Bellancourt

(Repeated next Saturday at 10.0 am)
(Books and records: page 54)


Presenter: Max Bellancourt

: Avventura: Programme 12

A 25-part course in Italian
introduced by Marisa Dillon-Weston
With Margherita Guzzinati, Yole Marinelli, Gigi Gatti, Leonardo Pieroni, Antonio Radaelli

(Repeated on Saturday at 10.30 am)
(Book and records: page 54)


Presenter: Marisa Dillon-Weston
Writer: Alfio Bernabei
Writer: Romolo Bruni
Director: Terry Doyle
Producer: Tony Roberts
[Actress]: Margherita Guzzinati
[Actress]: Yole Marinelli
[Actress]: Gigi Gatti
[Actor]: Leonardo Pieroni
[Actor]: Antonio Radaelli

: Interval

: Sung Eucharist

from Guildford Cathedral
Celebrant Canon Laurence Tanner
Assisted by The Rev Roger Symon and The Rev Robert Gibbin
Preacher The Dean of Guildford, The Very Rev Tony Bridge
Service described by Tom Fleming


Celebrant: Canon Laurence Tanner
Assisted by: The Rev Roger Symon
Assisted by: The Rev Robert Gibbin
Preacher: The Very Rev Tony Bridge
Acting Choirmaster: Anthony Froggatt
Commentator: Tom Fleming
Director: Antony Craxton

: Interval

: Cut and Thrust: 1: The Foil: Basics

David Vine begins a series of eight programmes about the art and science of fencing
with Bob Anderson and Ken Pearson
(from Bristol)


Presenter: David Vine
Instructor: Bob Anderson
Instructor: Ken Pearson
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

: Handling Materials: What's the Problem?


Producer: Richard Garrod

: Let's Get Going: 1: Tuebrook Bugle

First of four films on community action - how to start a community newspaper.


Producer: Nancy Thomas

: Farming: Alas Poor Yeoman

Introduced by David Richardson

Land at £1,600 per acre. Will city money change the character of the countryside?
(from Birmingham)

Weather for Farmers


Presenter: David Richardson
Producer: John Kenyon

: Made in Britain: Marking the Way

The export story of a British-made navigation system.


Reporter: David Wilson
Producer: Tony Chivers

: Parents and Children: What do you know about... education?

A weekly look at the problems of raising a family.
A series of 20 programmes

Do you know your rights when you are coping with problems at school? Pit your wits against two teams of parents in a studio quiz with Paul Barnes and Judith Davis

(Repeated on BBC2, Monday, 7.5 pm)


Presenter: Paul Barnes
Presenter: Judith Davis
Producer: Ron Bloomfield
Series Editor: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: News Headlines

and Weather

: Story Theatre: The Golden Arm; Pottle o' Brains; The Miser

Legends, fables and fairy tales brought to life by a band of travelling players:

Richard Libertini, Melinda Dillon, Paul Sand, Viola Spolin, Mina Kolb, Ann Sweeney,
Maja Ardal, Bob Dishy, Jeff Braunstein, Peter Bonerz
Today's stories: The Golden Arm; Pottle o' Brains; The Miser
(A series recorded in Canada)


Music: Spring
Producer: Burt Rosen
Producer: David Winters
Producer: Zev Bufman
Created and staged by: Paul Sills
[Actor]: Richard Libertini
[Actress]: Melinda Dillon
[Actor]: Paul Sand
[Actress]: Viola Spolin
[Actress]: Mina Kolb
[Actress]: Ann Sweeney
[Actress]: Maja Ardal
[Actor]: Bob Dishy
[Actor]: Jeff Braunstein
[Actor]: Peter Bonerz

: Ask Aspel

Michael Aspel introduces your television requests
With him in the studio: Peter Cushing


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Guest: Peter Cushing
Producer: Granville Jenkins

: Blue Peter Special Assignment: 1: Rome

Valerie Singleton reports on some happenings today and yesterday in six capital cities of Europe.

At the climax of this new look at the ancient city Val comes face to face with Pope Paul VI who gives her a special message for Blue Peter viewers.


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Film Cameraman: Ian Hilton
Sound Recordist: Peter Edwards
Film Editor: Les Newman
Writer/Producer: Edward Barnes

: Film Matinee: On the Riviera

Starring Danny Kaye
with Gene Tierney, Corinne Calvet
and Marcel Dalio, Sig Ruman

American entertainer Jack Martin bears such a resemblance to famous French aviator Henri Duran that when he has to impersonate him, it's no wonder their wives are bewildered and complications ensue.


Director: Walter Lang
Henri Duran and Jack Martin: Danny Kaye
Lilli: Gene Tierney
Colette: Corinne Calvet
Philippe Lebrix: Marcel Dalio
Periton: Jean Murat
Louis Forel: Henri Letondal
Antoine: Clinton Sundberg
Gapeaux: Sig Ruman

: Billy Smart's Children's Circus

Tomorrow's stars of the sawdust ring display their own special talents in a New Year presentation from the Big Top viewed by television audiences in ten European countries.
David and Gabriella Smart introduce
Little Gina who's more at home on her hands than on her feet
The Garcias six youngsters on the Russian swing
The Clowns chaos and confusion with the ice-cream car
Davida Smart aerial charm high above the ring
The Antonios balance and agility on the single perch
Alun Davis with ten young poodles who take over the ring
The Alma Piaia Children grace and artistry on the trapeze
King Kong the high-climbing ape man
Birma the 32-year-old elephant with a soft spot for children
The Peggy O'Farrell Children
(Billy Smart's Circus is appearing at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon)
(Even clowns have to go to school: p 6)


Presenter/Circus produced by: David Smart
Presenter: Gabriella Smart
Performer: Little Gina
Performers: The Garcias
Clowns: The Clowns
Aerialist: Davida Smart
Balancers: The Antonios
Poodle trainer: Alun Davis
Trapeze artists: The Alma Piaia
Performers: The Peggy O'Farrell Children
Circus produced by: Ronnie Smart
Circus produced by: Billy Smart
Musical Director: Ken Griffin
Television Presentation: Ian Smith

: News


Weatherman: Keith Best

: The Sunday Debate: Crime and Punishment: Part 1: The Case for Sterner Measures to Curb the Increase in Violent Crime

Presented by Robin Day

Robin Day introduces a new kind of television debate. For three weeks at a time, he will investigate one of today's most important social and moral issues, and invite you to join in the discussion.
Tonight and next Sunday his guests include: Rt Hon Reginald Maudling, MP, The Earl of Longford, KG, Peter Brodie, formerly Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Presenter: Robin Day
Panellist: Rt Hon Reginald Maudling
Panellist: The Earl of Longford
Panellist: Peter Brodie
Producer: David Kennard

: The New Beginning: Part 4: Follow Me

The story of Jesus told in pictures.
Adapted and produced by Molly Cox


Storyteller: Ray Smith
Designer: Paul Birkbeck
Music: Raymond Premru
Adapted by/Producer: Molly Cox

: The Choice Is Yours

For many people certain hymns are linked with special moments in their lives.
The London Emmanuel Choir sings the hymns you have chosen.
Introduced by Colin Semper.


Presenter: Colin Semper
Singers: The London Emmanuel Choir
Soloist: Patricia Carroll
Conductor: Muriel Shepherd
Organist: Paul Powell
Pianist: Johnny Pearson
Pianist: Robin Littler
Series Producer: Raymond Short

: Salute to Gershwin

Music from spectacular Broadway shows and memorable films with highlights from the opera Porgy and Bess in a two-orchestra tribute to the great George Gershwin.
The outside broadcast from the Preston Guild Hall, introduced by Pete Murray, features the combined BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra (leader Barry Griffiths) conductor Bryden Thomson and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra, conducted by Brian Fitzgerald
Soloists: John Ogdon Rhapsody in Blue; Thomas Carey, Sandra Browne Porgy and Bess; and The King's Singers

(from Manchester)


Presenter: Pete Murray
Musicians: The BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Barry Griffiths
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Musicians: The BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conductor: Brian Fitzgerald
Pianist: John Ogdon
Singer: Thomas Carey
Singer: Sandra Browne
Singer: The King's Singers
Sound: John Drake
Producer: David Ellis
Director: Nick Hunter

: The Adventures of Don Quixote

A Play of the Month presentation
[Starring] Rex Harrison
with Frank Finlay as Sancho Panza
From the novel by Cervantes
Screenplay by Hugh Whitemore
with Rosemary Leach as Dulcinea, Bernard Hepton as The Priest, Ronald Lacey as The Barber, Roger Delgado as The Monk and Robert Eddison as The Duke

Don Quixote is convinced he can help the unhappy and oppressed by a revival of Knight Errantry.

(A BBCtv-Universal Pictures Television co-production)


From the novel by: Cervantes
Screenplay: Hugh Whitemore
Music composed and conducted by: Michel Legrand
Costumes: Elizabeth Waller
Film Cameraman: Peter Bartlett
Film Editor: Dave King
Producer: Gerald Savory
Director: Alvin Rakoff
Don Quixote: Rex Harrison
Sancho Panza: Frank Finlay
Dulcinea: Rosemary Leach
The Priest: Bernard Hepton
The Barber: Ronald Lacey
The Monk: Roger Delgado
The Duke: Robert Eddison
The Housekeeper: Gwen Nelson
Travelling Barber: Murray Melvin
First landlord: Paul Whitsun Jones
First muleteer: Brian Coburn
Second muleteer: Athol Coats
First prisoner: John Hollis
Second prisoner: Walter Sparrow
Death: Brian Spink
Second landlord: Michael Golden
Harlot: Francoise Pascal
Goatherd: Jon C.P. Mattocks

: News

with Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Omnibus File

This month: a not always serious look at some events in modern music including Alexander Goehr on music theatre.
The Taj Mahal Travellers
The Portsmouth Sinfonia with a highly individual approach to the classics, and a film about Hacker's Musical Mystery Tour: a coachload of musicians and audience, led by clarinettist Alan Hacker, on a day's outing to play appropriate music in bizarre surroundings.



Reporter: Alexander Goehr
Musicians: Taj Mahal Travellers
Musicians: Portsmouth Sinfonia
Musicians led by/Clarinettist: Alan Hacker
Compiled by: Alan Yentob
Compiled by: Brenda Barker
Compiled by: Vic Dowdall
Producer: Barrie Gavin
Producer: Leslie Megahey

: Crosstalk

Crosstalk - when Richard Crossman, MP academic, journalist and former Cabinet Minister invites A.J.P. Taylor, historian, as his first guest, in a new series, to discuss and differ with him, reminisce and remonstrate over vital issues which have arisen during a lifetime in the public eye.
Chairman Derek Hart


Chairman: Derek Hart
Panellist: Richard Crossman
Panellist: A.J.P. Taylor
Producer: Elwyn Parry-Jones

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