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: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

Produced and presented by Saleem Shahed
From Birmingham
(Repeated on Wednesday at 12.30 pm - not N Ireland)


Producer/Presenter: Saleem Shahed
Director: Ashok Rampal

: Interval

: Zarabanda: 4

Spanish for beginners
Presented by Alison Skilbeck and Carlos Riera
with Juan-Ignacio Macia, Sagrario Sala, Maria-Jose Collado, Alicia Alta-Bella, Teofilo Calle, Pablo Soto

Book 55p; Records £1.65 each: p 82


Presenter: Alison Skilbeck
Presenter: Carlos Riera
Director: Carol Wiseman
Producer: David Hargreaves
[Actor]: Juan-Ignacio Macia
[Actress]: Sagrario Sala
[Actress]: Maria-Jose Collado
[Actress]: Alicia Alta-Bella
[Actor]: Teofilo Calle
[Actor]: Pablo Soto

: Reportage: Programme 4: Die bessere Halfte Frauen in Deutschland

Presented by Michael Birkett
Books 50p each: see page 82


Presenter: Michael Birkett
Director: Barbara Derkow
Producer: David Hargreaves

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing: Soliloquy for Autumn

Compiled and introduced by Donald Swann
with Catherine Martin, Heather Kay, Ginny Broadbent, Richard Day-Lewis, Roger Cleverdon and Canon T.M. Rylands
From Malpas Parish Church, Cheshire


Compiled by/presenter: Donald Swann
Performer: Catherine Martin
Performer: Heather Kay
Performer: Ginny Broadbent
Performer: Richard Day-Lewis
Performer: Roger Cleverdon
Speaker: Canon T.M. Rylands
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Interval

: A Job Worth Doing?: Law and Order

A look at the work of police cadets and legal executives.
Book 35p: see page 82


Commentary: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Paul Mitchell

: Economics of the Real World: 4: Fine Tuning

What are the effects of governments' failure to avoid stop-go on two of the British economy's vital industries - motor cars and machine tools?
Book 45p: see page 82


Producer: Bernard Adams
Director: Chris Jelley

: Learning in Leisure: 4: Crafts or Arts?

A look at a teacher who adds a new dimension to some traditional subjects.
Book 80p: see page 82


Producer: Roger Owen

: Farming: Why Plough?

Introduced by Philip Wrixon

Many farmers don't. Minimal cultivations can save time and money.
(from Birmingham)

Weather for Farmers


Presenter: Philip Wrixon
Producer: John Kenyon

: News Headlines

: Made in Britain: Finding the Queen

How a small shellfish is now being exported to America in vast quantities.


Reporter: Garry Lloyd
Producer: Tony Chivers

: Serendipity: 4: Gemstones

Introduced by Katy Manning


Presenter: Katy Manning
Producer: Charles Pascoe
Series Editor: Sheila Innes

: Lancer: Glory

[Starring] Andrew Duggan as Murdoch James Stacy as Johnny, Wayne Maunder as Scott, Elizabeth Baur as Teresa
with guest stars Brenda Scott, Laurence Naismith, Johnny Seven, Walter Baldwin

A pretty young woman confidence trickster decides that Scott is just the man to rescue a 'lady' in distress...


Murdoch: Andrew Duggan
Johnny: James Stacy
Scott: Wayne Maunder
Teresa: Elizabeth Baur
Glory: Brenda Scott
Carretson Collier: Laurence Naismith
Wade Hatcher: Johnny Seven
Storekeeper: Walter Baldwin

: Film Matinee: Bus Riley's Back in Town

Starring Ann-Margret, Michael Parks

A young man returns to Main Street, America, to start a new life but quickly succumbs to the pleasures of the past.
This Week's Films: page 11


Director: Harvey Hart
Laurel: Ann-Margret
Bus Riley: Michael Parks
Judy: Janet Margolin
Slocum: Brad Dexter
Spencer: Graham Denton
Mrs Riley: Jocelyn Brando
Gussie: Kim Darby

: The Britain Around Us: The Living Forest

Some of the most popular wildlife films about our own country selected from The World About Us

The New Forest today stands at a crossroads. For 900 years it has remained relatively unspoilt, providing a refuge for shyer animals such as badgers, deer and foxes. But the combined pressures of thousands of visitors, keen to 'get back to nature,' and the harvesting of the trees, are threatening the Forest's very existence.

(From Bristol; first shown on BBC2)


Narrator: Paul Rogers
Writer: Desmond Hawkins
Filmed by: Eric Ashby
Producer: Suzanne Gibbs
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: Ask Aspel

Michael Aspel introduces your television requests. His guest this week: Show jumper Alison Dawes
Send your requests to 'Ask Aspel,' [address removed]


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Guest: Alison Dawes
Producer: Frances Whitaker

: Pollyanna: 3

by Eleanor H. Porter
Dramatised in six parts by Joy Harington
Starring Elaine Stritch as Aunt Polly

Pollyanna has introduced her new-found friends to the Glad Game. Aunt Polly and the surly old gentleman from the big house alone seem immune to her infectious zest for life. Pollyanna has heard Jimmy Bean's tale of woe and is determined to help.


Author: Eleanor H. Porter
Dramatised by: Joy Harington
Script Editor: Alistair Bell
Sound: Colin Dixon
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: John McRae
Director: June Wyndham-Davies
Aunt Polly: Elaine Stritch
Pollyanna: Elizabeth Archard
John Pendleton: Ray McAnally
Nancy: Paddy Frost
Jimmy Bean: Stephen Galloway
Aunt Polly: Elaine Stritch
Timothy: Robert Coleby
Mrs Ford: Patricia Donahue
Mrs Benton: Anthea Holloway
Miss Tarbell: Janet Brandes
Mrs Spencer: Claire Davenport
Mrs Higgins: Maria Charles

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: A Chance to Meet: Jim Lawson

Jim Lawson the black Methodist minister who organised the Memphis garbage workers' strike resulting in the death of Martin Luther King, who described him as 'the greatest theorist of non-violence in the world.'
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Resident reporter: David Jessel
Subject: Jim Lawson
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Sheila Hancock

appeals on behalf of St Christopher's Hospice which provides personal help for families in difficulties with illness in the home and admits patients needing special care. A new Outpatients Wing is urgently needed. Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: Sheila Hancock, [address removed]


Presenter: Sheila Hancock

: Songs of Praise

with united choirs from St Alkmund's Church, Derby
Introduced by David Biddle

Praise, my soul (Praise my soul)
For the beauty (England's Lane)
Judge eternal (Rhuddlan)
Hills of the north (Little Cornard)
Son of the Lord (Lawes' Psalm)
Crown him (Diademata)
Ah, holy Jesus (Herzliebster Jesu)
I sing a song (Grand Isle)
A safe stronghold (Ein' feste burg)
Forth in thy name (Angels' Song)


Presenter: David Biddle
Conductor: Raymond Thorpe
Organist: Eric Leigh
Prayer and blessing: The Rev. H.W.R. Bywater
Director: Michael Shoesmith
Series Producer: Raymond Short

: The Onedin Line: The Ship Devils

by Cyril Abraham
Starring Peter Gilmore
with Jessica Benton, Michael Billington, Howard Lang, John Phillips
and Kate Nelligan, Mary Webster

It is six months since the death of Anne Onedin. How is James coping with the loss of the woman who had become so dear to him? Young Leonora Biddulph is soon to learn...
Tonight: When ship devils cause a ship to sink, James comes into conflict with Samuel Plimsoll, the sailors' friend.

The prize is James Onedin: pages 74-79
A Radio Times Special on The Onedin Line is on sale now, price 30p.


Writer/Series devised by: Cyril Abraham
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Jeremy Bear
Producer/Director: Peter Graham Scott
Elizabeth Frazer: Jessica Benton
Mr Frazer: John Phillips
Capt Webster: James Hayter
Emma Fogarty: Jane Seymour
William Frazer: Martin Graham Scott
Daniel Fogarty: Michael Billington
Robert Onedin: James Garbutt
Sarah Onedin: Mary Webster
James Onedin: Peter Gilmore
Captain Baines: Howard Lang
Leonora Biddulph: Kate Nelligan
Mr Biddulph: Robert James
Samuel Plimsoll: David Garfield

: Play of the Month presents: The Common

by Peter Nichols
[Starring] Vivien Merchant as Jane Noble, Peter Jeffrey as Edward Noble
with Dennis Waterman as Sean Lamb, Gwen Taylor as Marcia Lamb

Edward and his wife - true Blue but with liberal yearnings - have a large house up on the common. Sean, whose ruling passion is radical politics, lives with Marcia and their baby in a flat in the less salubrious part. The story of their unexpected relationships is a social - and sometimes serious - comedy.


Writer: Peter Nichols
Script Editor: Nicholas Lom
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Christopher Morahan
Jane Noble: Vivien Merchant
Edward Noble: Peter Jeffrey
Sean Lamb: Dennis Waterman
Marcia Lamb: Gwen Taylor
Kay Garrett: Shelagh Fraser
Roger Garrett: Trevor Baxter
Doreen Carter: Pamela Vezey
Bill: Tony Sibbald
Betty: Anni Domingo
Mr Crick: Larry Noble
Mrs West: Julie May
Man: James Fuller
Woman: Lucita Lijertwood
Garry: Michael McCarthy
Colin: Billy Franks
Sharon: Janice James
Steven: Adam Russell Owen
John: Thomas Knox
Charlotte: Katie MacLeod
Baby: Richard Mellett

: News

with Robert Dougall



Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Make the Knife Go with the Pencil

An Omnibus film on George Stubbs (1724-1806), probably the greatest animal painter that this country, or any other, has ever produced.
With Dinsdale Landen as George Stubbs

Body-snatching, human dissections, midwifery and dissections of horses contrasting with his role as the fashionable portrait painter of horses and their owners shows the dilemma that Stubbs found himself in during his career. On the one hand his thirst for anatomical knowledge and precision and, on the other, the necessity for making a living in an age of patronage.


Writer: Anthony Short
Narrator: Maurice Denham
Film Cameraman: Bill Matthews
Film Editor: Ken Pearce
Producer: David Cobham
George Stubbs: Dinsdale Landen
Mary Spencer: Hilary Martyn
John Hunter: Dan Caulfield
Dr Burton: Sam Avent
House painter: Hugh Elton
Winstanley: Anthony Lang

: Parkinson Meets Jack Lemmon


Interviewer: Michael Parkinson
Interviewee: Jack Lemmon
Producer: Richard Drewett

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