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: Nai Zindagi NayaJeevan

A magazine for Asian viewers including a report on the first Pakistan v England Test Match. Produced and presented by SALEEM SHAIIED
Director ASHOK RAMPAL from Birmingham: repeated on Wednesday at 1.0 pm (not N Ireland)


Presented By: Saleem Shaiied
Director: Ashok Rampal

: Closedown

: Morning Service

from Heath Church, Cardiff conducted by the Minister REV VERNON HIGHAM
Television presentation by JOHN STUART ROBERTS


Presentation By: John Stuart Roberts

: Closedown

: Made in Britain

Sherlock Holmes Lives!
The great detective is just as popular as ever


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes

: Hammer it Home

Join ROY DAY and PHYLLIDA LAW in decorating a room
10: Finishing touches: pictures and lighting
Book (same title) 50p, from bookshops


Producer: Sheila Innes

: Farming

Introduced by DAVID RICHARDSON The Granaries of Europe
How full will they be this year? JOHN CHERRINGTON reports from France.
Producer JOHN KENYON (from Birmingham)
Weather for Farmers


Introduced By: David Richardson
Unknown: John Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon

: Bellamy's Britain

The first of ten films on the British countryside presented by David Bellamy Signposts
The natural signposts of our countryside are abundant and, if you know how to read them, tell you a lot about your environment.
Book (same title) £1.00, from bookshops


Presented By: David Bellamy
Producer: Mike Weatherley

: News Headlines

: Bagpuss

Bagpuss, an old cloth cat, lives in the window of Emily's shop.

: Film Matinee: The Queen's Guards

starring Daniel Massey
Raymond Massey , Robert Stephens Jack Watson , Peter Myers
As Captain John Fellowes proudly takes part in the Trooping the Colour ceremony, he relives his career in the regiment and remembers the soldier brother whose death in the desert war gave rise to ugly rumours.
Screenplay by ROGER MILNER
Producer and director MICHAEL POWELL This Week's Films: page 13


Unknown: Daniel Massey
Unknown: Raymond Massey
Unknown: Robert Stephens
Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Peter Myers
Unknown: Captain John Fellowes
Unknown: Roger Milner
Director: Michael Powell
Captain Fellowes: Raymond Massey
Mrs Fellowes: Ursula Jeans
John Fellowes: Daniel Massey
Henry Wynne Walton: Robert Stephens
Sgt Johnson: Jack Watson
Gordon Davidson: Peter Myers
Wilkes: Duncan Lamont
Ruth: Judith Stott
Cmdr Hewson: Frank Lawton
Susan: Elizabeth Shepherd
Dankworth: Jess Conrad

: Cartoon Time

Quackodile Tears

: Journey through Summer

P. J. Kavanagh takes a country walk to discover six different parts of Britain.
3: Black Round the Border
From the Black Mountains p. J. KAVANAGH tramps among the Border hills, visits a pony sale at Hay-on-Wye, a Welsh communal sheep-shearing, a forestry plantation and the Brecon Beacons.
Director TOM DODD
Producer DEREK SMITH (from Birmingham)


Unknown: J. Kavanagh
Unknown: J. Kavanagh
Producer: Derek Smith

: Ask Aspel

Michael Aspel introduces your requests from recent television programmes and, as this is the last programme in the current series, shows again some popular moments from Ask Aspel this year, including the interview with David Cassidy.


Introduces: Michael Aspel
Unknown: David Cassidy.
Producer: Frances Whitaker

: Alias Smith and Jones: A Fistful of Diamonds

A Western adventure series
starring Pete Duel as Smith, Ben Murphy as Jones
with guest stars John McGiver, Sam Jaffe, Michele Carey

Smith and Jones are aggrieved when a banker commits a murder, robs his own bank-and blames it on them...


Smith: Pete Duel
Jones: Ben Murphy
[Actor]: John McGiver
[Actor]: Sam Jaffe
[Actress]: Michele Carey

: The Long Chase

An adventure serial in 13 parts by N. J. CRISP Part 3
John catches sight of his father again, with three other men: he also sees the police in pursuit. The chase is on! Serial devised by N. J. CRISP with GERARD GLAISTER Producer GERARD GLAISTER


Tom Corby: Glyn Houston
John Corby: Simon Turner
Susan Fraser: Jan Francis
Bowers: Brian Peck
Selby: David Sinclair
Kessler: Edward Brooks
Fisherman: Derek Benfield
Chief Insp Dunn: Alan Bromly
Police Observer: Nigel Williams
Motorcyclist: Hilary Minster

: News

Weatherman JACK scon

: Through the Looking Glass: 3: Children

Presented by Harold Williamson
Tonight, it's the turn of the 'lucky' ones: the middle-class children who have everything they ask for: the toys, the clothes, the money.
But what's missing from the world we offer them? Why are 50 million prescriptions for tranquillisers written out every year by general practitioners?
Professor Neville Butler analyses the drugs and foods we offer to children.
Dr John Rae discusses education and freedom.
Harold Williamson talks to children and presents three films that reflect on the way we treat them.


Presented By: Harold Williamson
Unknown: Professor Neville Butler
Unknown: Dr John Rae
Talks: Harold Williamson
Director: Robert Toner
Producer: David Kennard

: In Every Corner Sing

A personal selection of hymns and songs taken from recent Songs of Praise programmes recorded in churches and chapels throughout Britain.
Introduced this week by Philip Latham
Series producer RAYMOND SHORT (from Manchester)


Unknown: Philip Latham
Director: Geoff Wilson

: America: 9: Money on the Land

A Personal History of the United States written and narrated by Alistair Cooke
Two of the stamps issued in 1929 to mark the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the incandescent electric lamp bulb by Thomas Edison. Born in 1847, of Dutch-Scottish parents, Edison was the typical American inventor, filing a total of 1,033 patents before his death in 1931
In this film Alistair Cooke looks behind the rags-to-riches legends of men like John D. Rockefeller, Thomas Edison, and Andrew Carnegie.
"Cooke putters happily around Edison's laboratory, Vanderbilt's Newport cottage, Carnegie's Scottish castle... it shines with certain virtues that have become increasingly rare in the social-commentary dodge in recent years. Reasonableness, for example. Above all, reasonableness." (Richard Schickel, US World)
Associate producer ANN TURNER Director DAVID HEYCOCK Producer MICHAEL GILL
Fully illustrated book. Alistair Cooke 's America, £5.00, from bookshops


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Thomas Edison.
Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: John D. Rockefeller
Unknown: Thomas Edison
Unknown: Andrew Car
Unknown: Kenneth MacMillan
Editor: David Thomas
Producer: Ann Turner
Director: David Heycock
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Film of the Week: White Cliffs of Dover

starring Irene Dunne with Alan Marshal
Roddy McDowall , Frank Morgan Van Johnson , C. Aubrey Smith
Dame May Whitty, Gladys Cooper In the London of 1942 a woman in Red Cross uniform looks back across the years that separate her from the young American girl who came to spend a week or two and stayed a lifetime.
MGM followed the great success of Mrs Miniver with another tribute to the Anglo-American alliance, this time starring Irene Dunne as the indomitable heroine.


Unknown: Irene Dunne
Unknown: Alan Marshal
Unknown: Roddy McDowall
Unknown: Frank Morgan
Unknown: Van Johnson
Unknown: C. Aubrey Smith
Unknown: Gladys Cooper
Unknown: Mrs Miniver
Unknown: Irene Dunne
Director: Clarence Brown
Susan Ashwood: Irene Dunne
Sir John Ashwood: Alan Marshal
John Ashwood II (as a boy): Roddy McDowall
Hiram Porter Dunn: Frank Morgan
Sam Bennett: Van Johnson
Colonel: C Aubrey Smith
Nanny: Dame May Whitty
Lady Jean Ashwood: Gladys Cooper
John Ashwood II (as a young man): Peter Lawford
Reggie: John Warburton
Rosamund: Jill Esmond
Gwennie: Brenda Forbes
Mrs Bland: Norma Varden

: News

with Kenneth Kendall ; Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Imaginary Zoo

This was the theme of the 1973 International Animated Film Contest for Young People - young people between the ages of 8-11 and 12-16. Two years running, in 1971 and 1972, the first prize went to a group of teenage girls from SALE GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR GIRLS. This year the young film-makers at Sale Grammar School helped Omnibus to present the highly commended and prize-winning films from the 1973 Competition.
Film editor RICHARD SEEL
Executive producer MIKE WOOLLER Producer MARGARET DALE


Producer: Mike Wooller
Producer: Margaret Dale

: Andre Previn meets

Stephen Bishop and Martha Argerich
Third of a series of informal conversations between the musical maestro and his friends and acquaintances in various walks of life.
PREVIN: Did you ever enter for competitions?
BISHOP: If there were 50 competitors I came 60th.
ARGERICH: I was always first
PREVIN: You should let me say that!


Unknown: Stephen Bishop
Unknown: Martha Argerich
Producer: Walter Todds

: Weatherman

followed by Closedown

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