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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

: Interval

: Zarabanda: 5

Spanish for beginners
with Alison Skilbeck and Carlos Riera
Book 55p, records £1.65 each: page 82


Presenter: Alison Skilbeck
Presenter: Carlos Riera
Producer: David Hargreaves

: Reportage: 5: A Chacun Son Humeur: L'Humour Francais

Keep your languages alive with a look at France and Germany today
Presented by Michael Birkett
(Rptd: Wed, 12.5 pm. Sat, 10.25 am)
Books 50p each: see page 82


Presenter: Michael Birkett
Producer: David Hargreaves

: Interval

: Sung Eucharist

from Brecon Cathedral at the close of the Golden Jubilee Year of the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon
Officiating clergy:
Very Rev W. Ungoed Jacob, Dean of Brecon
Rev Norman Lee, Minor Canon
Preacher Rt Rev Dr J.J.A. Thomas, Bishop of Swansea and Brecon



Speaker: Very Rev W. Ungoed Jacob
Speaker: Rev Norman Lee
Preacher: Rt Rev Dr J.J.A. Thomas
Commentator: Rev Philip David
Choirmaster: David Gedge
Organist: Hazel Davies
TV Presentation: Tregelles Williams

: Interval

: A Job Worth Doing?: Law and Order

(Rptd: Tues. 12.5 pm, Fri. 11.0 am - not Scotland).
Book 35p: see page 82


Commentary: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Paul Mitchell

: Economics of the Real World: 5: Who Cares for the Regions?

Is it worthwhile spending millions of pounds on regional aid?

Book 45p: see page 82


Director: Chris Jelley
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Learning in Leisure: 5: What's the Difference?

It's said that 'teaching adults and teaching children are different activities.' Or are they?
Book 80p: see page 82


Producer: Roger Owen

: Farming: Farming in Europe

Introduced by Philip Wrixon

John Cherrington reports from some European farms.
(from Birmingham)

Weather for Farmers


Presenter: Philip Wrixon
Reporter: John Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon

: News Headlines

: Made in Britain: Hic! Bop! Splat!

The titles taken from the stock of words used by British cartoonists with a world-wide audience. Three cartoonists, creators of Bristow, Andy Capp and The Cloggies, talk about their work and explain why the British joke travels so well.


Producer and presenter: Richard Mayhew-Smith

: Serendipity: 5: Modern Embroidery

Introduced by Katy Manning


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

: Film Matinee: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Starring Maria Montez, Jon Hall

After the death of his father, the Caliph of Baghdad, young Ali is adopted by a bandit leader, and as he grows up learns to hate the Mongol hordes who have ravaged Baghdad.
This Week's Films: page 11


Director: Arthur Lubin
Amara: Maria Montez
Amara (age 10): Yvette Duguay
Ali: Jon Hall
Ali (age 12): Scotty Beckett
Jamiel: Turhan Bey
Hulagu Khan: Kurt Katch
Abdullah: Andy Devine
Cassim: Frank Puglia
Hassan: Moroni Olson
Old Baba: Fortunio Bonanova

: Ask Aspel

Michael Aspel introduces your television requests.
His guest this week: author of the Paddington Bear books, Michael Bond
Send your requests to 'Ask Aspel.' [address removed]


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Guest: Michael Bond
Producer: Frances Whitaker

: International Gymnastics: The 9th Women's European Championships

During the last week the cream of Europe's women gymnasts have been competing in Great Britain for the first time. Forty-four girls from 22 countries contested the title and in this programme David Vine introduces highlights of the competition which ranged across the complete schedule of Olympic events.


Presenter: David Vine
Producer: Alan Mouncer
Producer: Paul Lang

: Remember, Remember

Five years ago, Harold Williamson and a Man Alive team made a remarkable and frightening film about hospital casualty wards on Guy Fawkes night. Reaction was enormous. A shopkeeper threw his fireworks into the sea, public displays were cancelled. The programme was repeated in 1969 and 1970 and injuries continued to decline. Last year they were up again. John Pitman found children buying fireworks illegally, children throwing them at each other; Jeanne La Chard found harrowing scenes in hospitals. In the studio, Desmond Wilcox chairs a discussion on what must be done.


Presenter: Desmond Wilcox
Reporter: John Pitman
Reporter: Jeanne La Chard
Producer: Tom Conway
Editor: Adam Clapham

: Pollyanna: 4

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

Pollyanna has implemented a plan to get Jimmy Bean adopted. When Mr Pendleton was hurt in a fall, Pollyanna heard his cry for help and telephoned for the doctor.


Author: Eleanor H. Porter
Dramatised by: Joy Harington
Script Editor: Alistair Bell
Make-up: Christine Beveridge
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: John McRae
Director: June Wyndham-Davies
Aunt Polly: Elaine Stritch
Dr Chilton: Paul Maxwell
Pollyanna: Elizabeth Archard
John Pendleton: Ray McAnally
Aunt Polly: Elaine Stritch
Jimmy Bean: Stephen Galloway
Nora Bates: Mildred Shay
Nancy: Paddy Frost
Timothy: Robert Coleby

: News


Weatherman: Keith Best

: The Sunday Debate: Private Education: Is it Necessary to Abolish the Private Schools?: Part 1

Robin Day presents the first of a new series of three-part debates that examine the boundaries of freedom in a Christian society.
Tonight: Is it Necessary to Abolish the Private Schools?: Part 1
Roy Hattersley, MP and Rev Patrick Miller put their case to Norman St John-Stevas, MP, Under-secretary of State for Education and Dr John Rae, Headmaster of Westminster School
Does social justice demand that we close the public schools? Or is this a serious threat to our freedom of choice in education? Should Christians support and maintain these institutions?
Repeated on Monday at 12.20 pm
Judgment Day: pages 3 and 4


Presenter: Robin Day
Panellist: Roy Hattersley
Panellist: The Rev. Patrick Miller
Panellist: Norman St. John-Stevas
Panellist: Dr. John Rae
Producer: David Kennard

: Songs of Praise

From the Regent Hall Salvation Army Citadel, Oxford Street, London
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler
with Joy Webb and the Joyfolk, The Croydon Junior Singers
The Regent Hall Band
Conductor Eric Rapp


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Musicians: Joy Webb and the Joyfolk
Singers: The Croydon Junior Singers
Musicians: The Regent Hall Band
Conductor: Eric Rapp
Prayer and Blessing: Major Harry Reed
Director: Ian Smith
Series Producer: Raymond Short

: The Onedin Line: The Stranger

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

James sights a dugout canoe in the freshwater outlet of the Amazon. Inside the canoe is the exhausted and sun-blistered figure of a woman...

The Radio Times Special on The Onedin Line is on sale now, price 30p. See page 22


Writer/Series devised by: Cyril Abraham
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: David Chandler
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: David Sullivan Proudfoot
James Onedin: Peter Gilmore
Captain Baines: Howard Lang
Caroline Maudslay: Caroline Harris
Robert Onedin: James Garbutt
Elizabeth Frazer: Jessica Benton
Mr Biddulph: Robert James
Samuel Plimsoll: David Garfield
Sarah Onedin: Mary Webster
Leonora Biddulph: Kate Nelligan
Daniel Fogarty: Michael Billington
Mr Frazer: John Phillips
Eileen Mercy: Judith Pollard

: Film of the Week: Under Capricorn

Starring Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten
with Michael Wilding, Margaret Leighton

Samson Flusky - a one-time stable boy - has been deported to Australia. Now in the Australia of 1831, Flusky is a successful businessman but his aristocratic wife's spirit has broken. Then on to the scene comes the gay and dashing Hon Charles Adare, who is seeking an easy fortune.
This Week's Films: page 11


Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Lady Henrietta Flusky: Ingrid Bergman
Sam Flusky: Joseph Cotten
Hon Charles Adare: Michael Wilding
Milly, the housekeeper: Margaret Leighton
The Governor: Cecil Parker
The Attorney General: Denis O'Dea
Winter: Jack Watling
Coachman: Harcourt Williams
Bank Manager: John Ruddock
Governor's secretary: Bill Shine
Rev Smiley: Victor Lucas
Mr Riggs: Ronald Adam
Major Wilkins: Francis de Wolff
Dr Macallister: G.H. Mulcaster

: News

with Robert Dougall
The last of the League of BBC Gentlemen: pages 6-7


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Francois Truffaut - Film Maker

Three beautiful women, Jeanne Moreau, Catherine Deneuve and Claude Jade, are among those who take part in piecing together an extraordinary life-story in tonight's Omnibus.

Today Francois Truffaut is famous across the world as the director of films like The Four Hundred Blows, Jules and Jim and Fahrenheit 451, but significant periods of his early life were spent in a centre for juvenile delinquents and an army prison. Now aged 41, Truffaut feels that, perhaps for the first time, he can look back candidly at those events, at his childhood, his parents and at his career.

Tonight's programme was made while Truffaut was working on his latest film La Nuit Americaine which is shortly to be released in this country under the title Day for Night. 'It is a passionate film; it shows my love for films, for the period of shooting, for the work.'

Truffaut seen in his own lens: page 13


Subject: Francois Truffaut
Interviewee: Jeanne Moreau
Interviewee: Catherine Deneuve
Interviewee: Claude Jade
Narrator: Brenda Kempner
Voice of Francois Truffaut: Geoffrey Collins
Film Cameraman: Philip Bonham-Carter
Film Cameraman: John Hooper
Film Editor: Andrew Gosling
Writer: Ann Blaber
Writer/Producer: Michael Darlow

: Parkinson Meets Peter O'Toole

...a man who gets very nervous on television?


Interviewer: Michael Parkinson
Interviewee: Peter O'Toole
Producer: Richard Drewett

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