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: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

Produced and presented by MAHENDRA KAUL
Director ASHOK RAMPAL. BBC Birmingham (Repeated: Wednesday BBC2 16.35 am)


Presented By: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Ashok Rampal.

: Camberwick Green


Puppets, scripts and production: Gordon Murray

: A Passion for Churches

Sir John Betjeman's highly acclaimed film in celebration of the Church of England.
It was in Norfolk, rowing on the River Bure with his father, that the eight-year-old John Betjeman first noticed a church tower outlined against the sky. Now, 60 years later, the Poet Laureate returns to the Diocese of Norwich (which includes most of Norfolk and a little of Suffolk). He celebrates the art and architecture of its spectacular churches, and looks with humour and affection at the daily life of the Anglican church in town and country.
(First shown on BBC2)


Presenter: Sir John Betjeman
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Christmas Gift Service

from Paisley Abbey conducted by the minister REV JAMES ROSS
Adam lay ybounden (Warlock)
Once in royal David's city (CH3: 103: Irby)
O Bethlehem (Basque Carol)
Infant holy (CH3: 186: Infant holy) Shepherd's pipe carol (Rulter)
Hark: the herald angels sing (CH3: 169 Mendelssohn)
Jesus' hands were kind hands (CH3: 228: Au clair de la lune)
0 sing a song of Bethlehem (CH3: 220: Kingsfold)
Benedicamus Domino (Warlock)
Ye servants of God (CH3: 372: Laudate Dominum)
Organist and Choirmaster George MCPHEK Television presentation RALPH SMITH BBC Scotland


Unknown: James Ross
Choirmaster: George McPhek

: Holiday Star Trek: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield

The return of Captain Kirk and his crew in earlier adventures

A relentless pursuit through space perpetuated through 50,000 years comes to a furious climax aboard the USS Enterprise, endangering everyone.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: de Forest Kelley
Lokai: Lou Antonio
Bele: Frank Gorshin

: Farming

It's a Matter of Luck and Hard Work ...
JOHN CHERRINGTON examines the viability of three small arable farms in Norfolk.
Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Birmingham
Weather for farmers


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

: News Headlines

: Keystone Hotel


: The Sunday Adventure Film: The Alamo

John Wayne , Richard Widmark
Laurence Harvey , Richard Boone with Frankie Avaion
This homage to the men who saved Texas from the Mexicans in 1836 remains one of the most lavish and spectacular westerns ever made.
Producer and director JOHN WAYNE Films: pages 16-17


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Richard Widmark
Unknown: Laurence Harvey
Unknown: Richard Boone
Unknown: Frankie Avaion
Director: John Wayne
Col David Crockett: John Wayne
Col James Bowie: Richard Widmark
Col William Barret Travis: Laurence Harvey
Gen Sam Houston: Richard Boone
Smitty: Frankie Avalon
Capt James Butler Bonham: Patrick Wayne
Flaca: Linda Cristal

: Flying Prince of Wildlife

Alas. I have to spend most of the time talking, writing and lecturing to raise support for the World Wildlife Fund. I have hardly any time to go out In the field and actually observe the objects of my work.
' Wildlife protection Is a slow and painstaking process but there are signs of progress. It really Is a question of educating people about their responsibility.' HRH
PRINCE BERNHARD Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands flies helicopters and jets-in fact he moves in the jet-set of the world's kings and queens and heads of state.
But this is only part of his life. Much of his time now is devoted to the survival of wildlife around the world.
We go on safari with him to Africa, India and South East Asia and see many weird and wonderful animals, including orangutans, tigers and monkey-eating eagles.
Film editor ANDREW NAYLOR ,
Producer Richard BROCK. BBC Bristol


Presented By: David Attenborough
Unknown: Prince Bernhard Prince Bernhard
Editor: Andrew Naylor
Producer: Richard Brock.

: The Legend of Robin Hood

A serial insix episodes Part 5 by ALEXANDER BARRON
Robin and Marion have met in secret and declared their love for eachother. Robin's outlaw band has grown in strength, but so too has Prince John (David Dixon , left) who threatens at any moment to seize power in England.
Studio lighting BRIAN CLEMENT Studio sound JOHN DELANY Script editor ALISTAIR BELL Producer GEORGE GALLACIO Director ERIC DAVIDSON


Unknown: Alexander Barron
Unknown: David Dixon
Unknown: Brian Clement
Unknown: John Delany
Editor: Alistair Bell
Producer: George Gallacio
Director: Eric Davidson
Little John: Conrad Asquith
Friar Tuck: Tony Caunter
Monks of Peterborough: Anthony Heaton,
Monks of Peterborough: William Ridoutt
Robin Hood: Martin Potter
Lady Marion: Diane Keen
Sir Kenneth Neston: John Abineri
Sir Guy of Gisborne: William Marlowe
Tom: Austin King
Queen Eleanor: Yvonne Mitchell
Longchamp: Geoffrey Russell
Prince John: David Dixon
Wrestler: Malcolm Weaver
Sheriff of Nottingham: Paul Darrow
Clerk: Terence Woodfield
Ralph Gammon: Stephen Whittaker
Much: Richard Speight
Castle Guards: Nicholas McArdle
Castle Guards: John Challis
Crone: Lovette Edwards

: News


: Songs of Praise Special

Family Carols
For Choir and Audience
Selections from this year's programme in the Royal Albert Hall
The Bach Choir with the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Conductor David Willcocks
Organist Richard Popplewell
Each Christmas for over 30 years the Bach Choir has sung carols with a packed family audience in the Royal Albert Hall.
This year, young people were invited to enter a carol writing competition. The five winning entries will be sung by the choir and during the programme. David Willcocks is filmed talking to the five winners, whose ages range from 11 to 18 years.


Singers: The Bach Choir
Musicians: The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Conductor: David Willcocks
Organist: Richard Popplewell
Film Director: Vernon Sproxton
Presented for television by: Raymond Short

: Poldark

A romantic serial in 16 parts based on the novels by WINSTON GRAHAM Part 12 by PETER DRAPER
Jud is found beaten to death. Prudie is inconsolable, but finding 15 guineas in his tobacco pouch she gives him a lavish send-off, which is a great success until, as it seems, the devil takes a hand.
Theme music composed by KKNYON EMRYS-ROBERTS
Scrip) editor SIMON MASTERS Designer OLIVER BAYLDON Producer MORRIS BARRY Director KENNETH ives


Unknown: Peter Draper
Composed By: Kknyon Emrys-Roberts
Editor: Simon Masters
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Kenneth Ives
Prudie: Mary Wimbush
Zacky Martin: Forbes Collins
Ezekiel: Gordon Salkilld
Jud: Paul Curran
Ross Poldark: Robin Ellis
Demelza: Angharad Rees
Tina: Evie Garratt
Nicholas Warleggan: Nicholas Selby
George Warleggan: Ralph Bates
Constable Vage: John Blythe
Francis Poldark: Clive Francis
Elizabeth Poldark: Jill Townsend
Dr Dwight Enys: Richard Morant
Caroline Penvenen: Judy Geeson
Mrs Tabb: Sheelah Wilcocks
Fiddler: Billy Miller
Potman: Sam Avent
First doctor: Stuart Campbell
Second doctor: Peter Rutherford
Pearce: John Baskcomb
Pascoe: Ralph Nossek

: Film of the Week: Anne of the Thousand Days

starring Richard Burton Genevieve Bujold
1526. Tired of his plain and ageing queen, Henry VIII falls in love with young Anne Boleyn. But many obstacles must be overcome before Anne can fulfil her tragic destiny.
Director CHARLES JARROTT films, pages 16-17


Unknown: Richard Burton
Unknown: Genevieve Bujold
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Anne Boleyn.
Director: Charles Jarrott
King Henry VIII: Richard Burton
Anne Boleyn: Genevieve Bujold
Queen Catherine of Aragon: Irene Papas
Cardinal Wolsey: Anthony Quayle
Thomas Cromwell: John Colicos
Thomas Boleyn: Michael Hordern
Elizabeth Boleyn: Katharine Blake
Mary Boleyn: Valerie Gearon
George Boleyn: Michael Johnson
Norfolk: Peter Jeffrey
Fisher: Joseph O'Conor
Thomas More: William Squire
Kingston: Esmond Knight
Lady Kingston: Nora Swinburne
Mendoza: Vernon Dobtcheff
Brereton: Brook Williams
Smeaton: Gary Bond
Norris: T P McKenna
Weston: Dennis Quilley
Harry Percy: Terry Wilton
Jane Seymour: Lesley Paterson
Princess Mary: Nicola Pagett
Bess: June Ellis
Willoughby: Kynaston Reeves
Campeggio: Marne Maitiand
Prior Houghton: Cyril Luckham

: News

with Peter Woods ; Weather


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Omnibus

Introduced by Humphrey Burton Come and Dance!
Busby Berkeley and the years at Warner Brothers
42nd Street introduced a whole new kind of Hollywood musical in the 30s. The plots were almost invisible, but it was the numbers that mattered: witty lyrics, memorable tunes, and the most extravagant staging ever seen with out-of-this-world sets and hundreds of scantily-clad ' chorines.'
Gold Diggers of 1933, Dames, Foot-light Parade, Fashions of 1934, Wonderbar, Gold Diggers of 1935 and 1937 have become classics.
The man who dreamed up their fantastic numbers was Busby Berkeley. ' Come and Dance ' looks at Buzz's finest work and talks to his stars, Ruby Keeler , Joan Blondell , Aline MacMahon , Virginia Grey , songwriters Johnny Mercer and Sammy Cahn and the man who was head of Special Effects at Warners throughout the 30s, director Byron Haskin.
Executive producer MIKE WOOLLER
Written and produced by GAVIN MILLAR


Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Busby Berkeley
Unknown: Ruby Keeler
Unknown: Joan Blondell
Unknown: Aline MacMahon
Unknown: Virginia Grey
Songwriters: Johnny Mercer
Songwriters: Sammy Cahn
Director: Byron Haskin.
Unknown: Colin March
Unknown: Ken Lowe
Editor: Charles Chabot
Producer: Mike Wooller
Produced By: Gavin Millar

: Weatherman

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