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: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

A look back at the past year.


Presenter/Producer: Ashok Rampal
Director: Gerry Hynes

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing: The Winter Star

by Malcolm Williamson

Eddie Neale attends a performance in St Katharine's College, Liverpool, and visits some of the children and handicapped singers.


Composer: Malcolm Williamson
Presenter: Eddie Neale
Conductor: Michael Bush
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Closedown

: Farming: An Unreasonable Man?

One-time militant, often at odds with the Establishment, Wallace Day is always in the news when farming is in difficulties, John Cherrington examines his philosophy and his farm.
Followed by: Weather for farmers


Subject: Wallace Day
Presenter: John Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon

: Made in Britain: A Pocket Full of Numbers

The home town of Cromwell and Bugner is now famous for pocket calculators as well.


Reporter: David Wilson
Producer: Michael Priestley

: Children Growing Up - 5 Plus

Home and Away
The single most important happening in the life of most five-year-olds is the day they start school. Some take the step from home to school in their stride, but for many a little help is needed. Narrated by Fergus O'Kelly.


Narrator: Fergus O'Kelly
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: News Headlines

: Ragtime

With Maggie Henderson and Fred Harris.


Presenter: Maggie Henderson
Presenter: Fred Harris

: Film Matinee: My Daughter Joy

Starring Edward G. Robinson, Peggy Cummins, Richard Greene

Brilliant but ruthless tycoon George Constantin dotes on his daughter until she threatens the success of his mysterious 'Operation'.
This Week's films: page 14


Producer/Director: Gregory Ratoff
Constantin: Edward G. Robinson
Ava Constantin: Nora Swinburne
Georgette: Peggy Cummins
Larry: Richard Greene
Sir Thomas Mactavish: Finlay Currie
Colonel Fogarty: Ronald Adam
Andreas: Walter Rilla
Professor Karol: James Robertson Justice

: Wildlife Safari to the Argentine: 1: The High Andes

A series of zoological exploration Introduced by Jeffery Boswall

The expedition starts at 16,000 feet, where the climate is severe for both man and wildlife. On the rooftop of South America live strange plants and stranger animals, adapted to resist cold, drought and rarified air. A search by mule-train is mounted for the last vicunas in Argentina - diminutive humpless wild camels. Andean bird specialities include condors, flamingoes, avocets and an American tourist, Wilson's phalarope.


Presenter: Jeffery Boswall
Filmed by: Douglas Fisher
Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: The Great War: 17: Surely we have perished (Wilfred Owen)

Written by John Terraine.
A twenty-six part history.

Bearing almost the whole weight of the war, the British Army attacks in Flanders. After a successful start, the Battle of Third Ypres bogs down in the mud of Passchendaele, and becomes 'the Greatest Martyrdom of the War.'

With the voices of Sir Michael Redgrave as Narrator, Sir Ralph Richardson as Haig, Emlyn Williams as Lloyd George and Marius Goring, Cyril Luckham, Sebastian Shaw.

Series produced in collaboration with The Imperial War Museum, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Commission


Writer: John Terraine
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Haig (voice): Sir Ralph Richardson
Lloyd George (voice): Emlyn Williams
Voices: Marius Goring
Voices: Cyril Luckham
Voices: Sebastian Shaw
Producer: Tony Essex
Producer: Gordon Watkins

: Home Town

with Cliff Michelmore

In this, the first of a new series, Cliff Michelmore visits Fort William in the West Highlands of Scotland to meet the people and listen to their music.
'When the Queen came to Fort William in 1958 the red carpet was laid along the pier... but as she turned she more or less missed the carpet and it ended with me walking on the carpet and the Queen walking alongside on the bare pier' -
Margaret Murphy, the first lady Provost of Fort William.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Interviewee: Margaret Murphy
Director: John Hughes
Producer: Tom Conway

: David Copperfield: Part 6

by Charles Dickens
Dramatised in six parts by Hugh Whitemore

Dora's health is causing grave concern. Em'ly, deserted by Steerforth, has returned to England. Steerforth's whereabouts remain a mystery.
(Patience Collier is an Associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Hugh Whitemore
Script Editor: Alistair Bell
Designer: Paul Joel
Producer: John McRae
Director: Joan Craft
David Copperfield: David Yelland
Dora: Beth Morris
Agnes: Gail Harrison
Mr Dick: Timothy Bateson
Tommy Traddles: Peter Bourke
Betsey Trotwood: Patience Collier
Mr Micawber: Arthur Lowe
Mrs Micawber: Patricia Routledge
Dan Peggotty: Ian Hogg
Peggotty: Pat Keen
Ham Peggotty: David Troughton
Steerforth: Anthony Andrews
Mrs Steerforth: Sheila Keith
Rosa Dartle: Jacqueline Pearce
Sheriff's Officer: Richard Grant
Mrs Gummidge: Lala Lloyd
Em'ly: Melanie Hughes
Mr Suckling: Stuart Latham
Sophie: Angela Walker

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Time Running Out

How can we change our values and attitudes to meet the world crises of over-population, famine, pollution and violence threatening our survival? In the first of six programmes JOAN BAKEWELL talks to Maurice Strong. Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. ' In the final analysis, our hopes lie in the choices made by this generation.'
Producer SRIRLEY DU BOULAY Repeated Monday 12.20 pm
Benevolent bureaucrat: page 4


Unknown: Maurice Strong.

: Songs of Praise

for the New Year: from Tonbridge with choirs and congregations in the Parish Church, celebrating the theme Jesus: today's man

Introduced by Leonard Pearcey
Ye servants of God (Laudate Dominum)
As with gladness (Dix)
0 little town (Malcolm Williamson )
Lord, who left the highest heaven (All Saints)
We sing the praise (Church Triumphant)
I wonder as I wander (Folk Carol)
0 for a thousand tongues (Richmond)
Jesus is Lord (Mansell)
All who love and serve (Laus Deo )
Lord of the years (Baughen and Wilson)
At the name of Jesus (Cuddesdon)
Of the Father's love (Corde Natus)

Blessing: Rev Charles Searle-Barnes


Presenter: Leonard Pearcey
Director: Andrew Barr
Series Producer: Raymond Short
Organist: Leon Young
Conductor: John Cullen

: Colditz: Arrival of a Hero

by N.J. Crisp
Starring David McCallum, Jack Hedley, Bernard Hepton, Anthony Valentine
with Christopher Neame, Richard Heffer, Hans Meyer, Paul Chapman

With the arrival of a new Second-in-Command appointed from the very highest quarters in Berlin, a direct confrontation between both sides seems unavoidable.
Cast in order of appearance: [see below]


Writer: N.J. Crisp
Series devised by: Brian Degas
Series devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Designer: Austin Ruddy
Director: Terence Dudley
Flt-Lt Simon Carter: David McCallum
Lt-Col John Preston: Jack Hedley
Capt Tim Downing: Richard Heffer
Kommandant: Bernard Hepton
Hauptmann Ulmann: Hans Meyer
Lt Dick Player: Christopher Neame
Capt George Brent: Paul Chapman
Major Horst Mohn: Anthony Valentine
Lieut Paddy Moore: James Hayes
General Schaetzel: Peter Hager
Censor: Hugh Martin

: Film of the Week: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

starring Alan Arkin with Laurinda Barrett
Stacy Keach Jr Chuck McCann , Biff McGuire
Percy Rodriguez , Cicely Tyson and Sondra Locke
Two deaf-mutes, John Singer and Spiros Antonapoulos , live in a small Southern town. Each is the other's only friend. When Spiros is committed to a mental hospital, Singer is desolate. To overcome his loneliness, he moves to the town of Jefferson and takes a room with the Kelly Family. from the novel by CARSON MCCULLERS Director ROBERT ELLIS MILLER This Week's Films: page 14


Unknown: Alan Arkin
Unknown: Laurinda Barrett
Unknown: Stacy Keach Jr Chuck McCann
Unknown: Biff McGuire
Unknown: Percy Rodriguez
Unknown: Cicely Tyson
Unknown: Sondra Locke
Unknown: John Singer
Unknown: Spiros Antonapoulos
Novel By: Carson McCullers
Director: Robert Ellis Miller
Singer: Alan Arkin
Mick: Sondra Locke
Mrs Kelly: Laurinda Barrett
Blount: Stacy Keach Jr
Antonapoulos: Chuck McCann
Mr Kelly: Biff McGuire
Dr Copeland: Percy Rodriguez
Portia: Cicely Tyson

: News

with Kenneth Kendall Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Omnibus: Cathedral

Introduced by Christopher Burstall
Gloucester Cathedral was founded nearly 900 years ago as a Benedictine Abbey by William the Conqueror's private chaplain. Today it is still there, a huge awe-inspiring structure of limestone and timber. How do we experience something so ancient? What can we gain from something conceived and made on so great a scale?
Film recordist STAN NIGHTINGALE Film cameraman DAVID WHITSON Film editor DAVID NADEN
Executive producer MIKE WOOLLER Written and directed by CHRISTOPHER BURSTALL


Introduced By: Christopher Burstall
Unknown: David Whitson
Editor: David Naden
Producer: Mike Wooller
Directed By: Christopher Burstall

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