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: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

Duet for a Dream
IMRAT KHAN (sitar and surbahar) plays Raga Bageshwree
A double-track recording by the same artist for the first time. Accompanied by SANKHA CHATTERJEE (tabla) and colour television's interpretation of the mood of the music.
Executive producer GERRY HYNES from Birmingham; rptd Wed, 12.25 pm


Unknown: Raga Bageshwree
Accompanied By: Sankha Chatterjee
Producer: Gerry Hynes

: Farming: Colonsay

One of the highlights of the year on the Hebridean Isle of Colonsay is the Root, Grain and Produce Show. Philip Wrixon was one of this year's judges.


Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Producer: Bill Smith

: Snow!

A colourful contest between the railways and the elements.
A British Transport film Producer EDGAR ANSTEY Director GEOFFREY JONES


Producer: Edgar Anstey
Director: Geoffrey Jones

: Rock Island Climb

An unconquered overhang at Strone Ulladale in the Outer Hebrides - three men attempt to climb it.
Introduced by Christopher Brasher


Presenter: Christopher Brasher
Film Cameraman: Leo Dickinson
Producer: Derek Smith

: The Coming of the Kings

by Ted Hughes
A nativity play with a difference. A fortune-teller tells the inn-keeper and his wife that three kings will visit them; but how do you recognise a king when you see one?


Writer: Ted Hughes
Designer: Paul Munting
Director: Daphne Jones
Executive Producer: Anne Home
Fortune-teller: Brian Peck
Innkeeper: Harry Towb
Wife: Alex Marshall
Priest: Ferdy Mayne
Businessman: Al Mancini
Police Inspector: Bill Pertwee
Minstrel: Sebastian Graham-Jones
Joseph: Barry Wilsher
Mary: Suzannah Williams
First King: Earl Cameron
Second King: John Moore
Third King: David Thomas

: Seeing and Believing

The Storytellers
Wilfred Pickles tells New Testament stories put into West Riding dialect by ARNOLD KELLETT.
The Southwark Singers tell Old Testament stories in the form of Negro Spirituals
From St John's Church, Waterloo Road, London Producer R. T. BROOKS


Unknown: Arnold Kellett.
Conductor: Denis Coleman
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: The Year of the Horse 1973

Equestrian sport's annual review this year features the spectacle of Badminton, the dramas of Kiev, the promise of Cirencester Park; relives again the successes Of ALISON DAWES and PADDY McMAHON at Hickstead and reflects the continuing dominance of International Show Jumping and Eventing by Britain's top riders.
ALISON DAWES, DAVID BROOME and PETER ROBESON represent the jumpers, LUCINDA PRIOR-PALMER, SUE HATHERLY and RICHARD MEADE the eventers, as they discuss the highlights of another exciting season with DORIAN WILLIAMS , RAYMOND BROOKS-WARD and MAJOR and MRS LAURENCE ROOK , whose delightful Gloucestershire home, Beverston Castle , was the setting for this recording.


Unknown: Alison Dawes
Unknown: David Broome
Unknown: Peter Robeson
Unknown: Lucinda Prior-Palmer
Unknown: Richard Meade
Unknown: Dorian Williams
Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Mrs Laurence Rook
Producer: Alan Mouncer

: The Red Carpet

In March this year the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with conductor John Pritchard and soloist Ida Haendel , toured the People's Republic of China.
This was the first-ever visit by an orchestra from the West.
Entertainment laid on by the hosts included a rehearsal by the Peking Central Philharmonic Society, a performance by the Shanghai Ballet Company, a concert by Shanghai schoolchildren, an acrobatic display and a visit to a People's Commune.
Joyous, revealing and unique, it proved one of the most fascinating records ever seen on TV (LEEDS EVENING POST) Film editor PETER WEST


Unknown: John Pritchard
Soloist: Ida Haendel
Director: Geoffrey Haydon

: Weatherman



Unknown: Bert Foord

: The Herbs

Told by Gordon Rollings.


Narrator: Gordon Rollings

: The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau

Cousteau's team dive in the Coral Sea to hunt for rarely seen animals like the nautilus, a beautiful cousin of the octopus, which has survived unchanged for
500 Million Years Beneath the Sea
Produced by Les Requins Associe's and Metromedia Producers Corporation (from Bristol; first shown on BBC2)

: Film Matinee: Desiree

starring Marlon Brando
Jean Simmons , Merle Oberon with Cameron Mitchell , Elizabeth Sellars
In 1794, Desiree Clary , daughter of a Marseilles silk merchant, meets for the first time Napoleon Bonaparte , a young general. They fall in love but Bonaparte's burning ambition for power is destined to divide them.
Holiday Films: pages 17-18


Unknown: Marlon Brando
Unknown: Jean Simmons
Unknown: Merle OBEron
Unknown: Cameron Mitchell
Unknown: Elizabeth Sellars
Unknown: Desiree Clary
Unknown: Napoleon Bonaparte
Director: Henry Koster
Napoleon: Marlon Brando
Desirée: Jean Simmons
Josephine: Merle OBEron
Bernadotte: Michael Rennie
Joseph Bonaparte: Cameron Mitchell
Julie: Elizabeth Sellars
Paulette: Charlotte Austin

: Romark

A programme of mystery and surprises introducing this international illusionist who seems to perform the impossible while admitting the impossibility of what he is doing. As Romark says "Truth will seem to be trickery and trickery will be completely believable"
(from Manchester)


Magician: Romark
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: Peter Ridsdale Scott

: Wonderful World of Disney: Fifty Happy Years

Another chance to see the programme that marked the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney Productions, with highlights from many of the most famous Disney films.
A Walt Disney Production


Narrator: Roy Castle
Presented by: Richard Evans

: News

Weatherman BERT FOORD


Unknown: Bert Foord

: Faces of Christ

There are hundreds of Christsas many ways of looking at him as there are people. These four films reflect faces familiar to us today-a Christ who does not depend on church or tradition but a Christ who lives in all human experience.
1: Christ in Everyman
Do we find Christ in other people, in the family, in nature, in the celebration of Christmas - even in other religions? Does it matter whether we find him or not?
Speakers include Bronwen Astor Vera von der Heydt , Alfred Plaut Rev John Erb and Fr Harry Williams
Film editor PETER ROSE
Repeated on Monday at 12.5 pm
(Eileen Atkins is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Unknown: Bronwen Astor
Unknown: Vera von Der Heydt
Unknown: Alfred Plaut
Unknown: Rev John Erb
Unknown: Fr Harry Williams
Written By: Monica Furlong
Unknown: Patrick Garland
Unknown: Readers Eileen Atkins
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Producer: Shirley du Boulay

: This Year of Praise

For the end of the year, hymns and songs from past programmes, recorded all over Britain.
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler with Thora Hird
Andrew Cruickshank , Ted Moult Jimmy Savile , Madge Saunders Cliff Morgan , Muriel Shepherd Rt Hon William Whitelaw , mp Lord Soper
The Archbishop of York


Introduced By: Geoffrey Wheeler
Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Jimmy Savile
Unknown: Madge Saunders
Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Unknown: William Whitelaw

: Cleopatra

starring Elizabeth Taylor
Richard Burton , Rex Harrison with Pamela Brown , George Cole
Hume Cronyn , Cesare Danova
Kenneth Haigh , Roddy McDowall One of the greatest of all ' super colossal' HoNywood epics, Cleopatra, the story of the life and times of the legendary queen of the Nile, was the ultimate multi-million dollar production. The chequered history of the events surrounding its making have become almost as famous as the history it portrays and no film has had to survive more difficul
- ties on its way to the screen.
Director JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Holiday Films: pages 17-18


Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Richard Burton
Unknown: Rex Harrison
Unknown: Pamela Brown
Unknown: George Cole
Unknown: Hume Cronyn
Unknown: Cesare Danova
Unknown: Kenneth Haigh
Unknown: Roddy McDowall
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Cleopatra: Elizabeth Taylor
Mark Antony: Richard Burton
Julius Caesar: Rex Harrison
High Priestess of Egypt: Pamela Brown
Flavius: George Cole
Sosigenes: Hume Cronyn
Apollodorus: Cesare Danova
Brutus: Kenneth Haigh
Agrippa: Andrew Keir
Rufio: Martin Landau
Octavian: Roddy McDowall

: News

with Robert Dougall Weather

: Cleopatra

Part 2

: Parkinson meets....Ustinov, Reid and Charlton

Another chance to see Michael Parkinson's show with Peter Ustinov, writer, director, film star, raconteur, and Jimmy Reid, trade union leader, communist and University rector, plus Jackie Charlton, ex-Leeds United footballer, now manager of Second Division Middlesbrough.


Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Jimmy Reid
Unknown: Jackie Charlton
Producer: Richard Drewett

: Weatherman


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