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: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

A magazine for Asian viewers Produced and presented by SALEEM SHAHED
Director ASHOK RAMPAL. BBC Birmingham


Presented By: Saleem Shahed
Director: Ashok Rampal.

: Look, Stranger

Kerby Drill , the Clown
Introduced by Rene Cutforth
Hal Brooks is an entertainer who specialises in demonstrating road safety to schoolchildren and old people all over the country. He also entertains at local children's parties near his home in Sussex and in the summer takes his Super Sausage Squad to open-air shows.


Unknown: Kerby Drill
Introduced By: Rene Cutforth
Introduced By: Hal Brooks
Producer: Jennifer Jeremy

: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

The classic serial in 12 exciting episodes starring
Buster Crabbe as Flash Gordon
9: The Pool of Peril


Unknown: Buster Crabbe

: Elvis in Change of Habit

with Mary Tyler Moore
Barbara McNair , Jane Elliot
Changing their traditional habit for ordinary clothes, three young nuns are assigned to a slum area where they meet a young doctor ...


Unknown: Mary Tyler Moore
Unknown: Barbara McNair
Unknown: Jane Elliot
Directed By: William Graham
Dr John Carpenter: Elvis Presley
Sister Michelle: Mary Tyler Moore
Sister Irene: Barbara McNair
Sister Barbara: Jane Elliot
Mother Joseph: Leora Dana
Lt Moretti: Edward Asner
The Banker: Robert Emhardt
Fr Gibbons: Regis Toomey

: Sunday Worship at Pebble Mill: 1: New Beginnings

A series of 10 programmes
Beliefs, experiences, prayer and reflection brought together in the foyer of the BBC centre in Birmingham.
This week The Rev. Richard Harries and Marian Foster share the experience Of Canon Moelwyn Merchant and others who have found that a new beginning can be a religious experience.
BBC Birmingham


Presenter: Rev. Richard Harries
Presenter: Marian Foster
Guest: Canon Moelwyn Mer
Director: John Wilcox
Producer: R. T. Brooks.

: Farming

Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: David Richardson
Unknown: John Cherrington
Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Producer: John Kenyon.

: We had Rain - We had Sun

JACK SCOTT and the weather team recall 1977 as a busy year for forecasters; now what is in store for January?


Unknown: Jack Scott
Director: Andrew Gosling

: News Headlines

: Captain Horatio Hornblower

The feature film starring
Gregory Peck , Virginia Mayo with Robert Beatty
James Robertson Justice
Denis O'Dea
The exploits of C. S. Forester's famous naval hero during the Napoleonic wars. Gregory Peck stars as Hornblower in Raoul Walsh 's spectacular action-packed adventure combining episodes from Forester's three novels.
Produced and directed by RAOUL WALSH


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Robert Beatty
Unknown: James Robertson Justice
Unknown: Denis O'Dea
Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Raoul Walsh
Directed By: Raoul Walsh
Captain Hornblower: Gregory Peck
Lady Barbara: Virginia Mayo
Lt Bush: Robert Beatty
Quist: James Robertsqn Justice
Leighton: Denis O'Dea
Lt Crystal: Moultrie Kelsall
Second Lt Gerard: Terence Morgan
Polwheal: Richard Hearne
Longley: James Kenney

: The Nation Celebrated

Written by BARRY TOOK
The Chelmsford Morris men in Pleshey - a sedan chair race round the village of Kingsclere - London's biggest street party in Hounslow - red, white and blue bunting, front doors, and chips - the Bond Street party held in Berkeley Square, complete with taped nightingale: all ways of celebrating the Queen's Silver Jubilee by her subjects.
To the Queen herself, the summer of 77 must have seemed one long round of handshakes, civic functions and cheering crowds; of innumerable bouquets and countless arrivals and departures.
This programme looks at the small moments and unrehearsed incidents of the royal tour, and looks, too, at what Her Majesty didn't see: at some of the parties, celebrations and happenings that people all over the British Isles devised as their way of celebrating the Silver Jubilee.


Written By: Barry Took
Narrated By: Michael Aspel
Produced By: Frances Whitaker

: Dr Who: The Robots of Death: Part 2

A two-part compilation by Chris Boucher
starring Tom Baker
Sabotage aboard the Sandminer ... And the killer robot strikes again.


Writer: Chris Boucher
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe
Director: Michael E. Briant
Dr Who: Tom Baker
Dask: David Bailie
Toos: Pamela Salem
Leela: Louise Jameson
SV7: Miles Fothergill
Poul: David Collings
D84: Gregory de Polnay
Uvanov: Russell Hunter
Robots: Mark Blackwell Baker
Robots: John Bleasdale
Robots: Mark Cooper
Robots: Peter Langtry
Robots: Jeremy Ranchev
Robots: Richard Seager

: News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm: Part 1

by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Dramatised in four parts by Constance Cox.
Starring Brenda Bruce as Aunt Miranda, Margery Mason as Aunt Jane, Phil Brown as Jeremiah Cobb and Julia Lewis as Rebecca
When she goes to live with her aunts at the Brick House, Rebecca exchanges the drudgery of an overcrowded home where money is scarce for the luxury of a room of her own. Now, too, she can go to school. It sounds wonderful....


Author: Kate Douglas Wiggin
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Music Composed by: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Alistair Bell
Designer: Roger Murray-Leach
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Rodney Bennett
Aunt Miranda: Brenda Bruce
Aunt Jane: Margery Mason
Jeremiah Cobb: Phil Brown
Rebecca: Julia Lewis
Mrs Randall: Valerie Colgan
Hannah Randall: Gail Henley
Mark Randall: Graham Fletcher
Mira Randall: Helena Digby
Fanny Randall: Alison Portes
Clara Belle Simpson: Anne Mannion
Susan Simpson: Virginia Fiol
Sammy Simpson: Paul Easom
Emma Jane Perkins: Mandy Woodward
Miss Dearborn: Shirley Cain
Alice Robinson: Kim Neve
Mr Simpson: Christopher Burgess

: Holiday

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
The Holiday programme returns to take its by now familiar place at the start of another year.
This series concentrates on value-for-money suggestions as well as keeping viewers informed about the latest developments in the way holidays are changing.
In this first programme, Kieran Prendiville samples a self-catering holiday in Wales and, in total contrast, John Carter reports from the island of Crete.


Introduced By: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Kieran Prendiville
Unknown: John Carter

: Songs of Praise

from Trinity at Bowes Methodist Church, North London
It is worldwide Methodist tradition to hold a special service on the first Sunday in the New Year - for the renewal of their Covenant with God. This programme reflects this annual Covenant renewal. Singers include people who have been talking to SUE LAWLEY about their life, their faith, and the hymns they like to sing.
Sing to the great Jehovah's praise (Northrop); Lord thy church on earth (Abbot's Leigh); One more step (Southcott); Lead us heavenly Father (Mannheim); Fill thou my life (Beatitudo); 0 thou who earnest (Hereford); Come let us use the grace divine (Dundee); This, this is the God (Celeste); Hark what a sound (Highwood).
Film director ELIZABETH GORT
Series producer RAYMOND SHORT


Conductor: Joyce Beaumont
Organist: Alan Beaumont

: Nicholas and Alexandra

The feature film, starring
It is 1904 and the newly-formed Bolsheviks are fomenting unrest among the Russian peasants and industrial workers in the wake of a disastrous war with Japan. In the Imperial Palace Tsar Nicholas II and his German-born wife Alexandra await the birth of their son Alexis; a boy afflicted with haemophilia and destined, with the rest of his family, to meet a tragic end.
From the book by ROBERT K. MASSIE Directed by FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Films: pages 17-18


Unknown: Tsar Nicholas
Book By: Robert K. Massie
Directed By: Franklin J. Schaffner
Tsar Nicholas II: Michael Jayston
Alexandra: Janet Suzman
Grand Duke Nicholas: Harry Andrews
Rasputin: Tom Baker
Lenin: Michael Bryant
Kokovtstov: Maurice Denham
General Alexeiev: Roy Dotrice
Gillard: Jean Claude Drouot
Tatiana: Lynne Frederick
Anastasia: Fiona Fullerton
Marie: Candace Glendenning
Nagorny: John Hallam
Fredericks: Jack Hawkins
Yakovlev: Ian Holm
Sklarz: Curt Jurgens
Olga: Ania Marson
Kerensky: John McEnery
Alexis: Roderic Noble
Mme Krupskaya: Vivian Pickles
Stolypin: Eric Porter
YUSSOUPOV: Martin Potter
Sazonov: Michael Redgrave
Tegleva: Katherine Schofield
Yurovsky: Alan Webb
Dr Botkin: Timothy West
Col Kobylinsky: John Wood
Queen Mother: Irene Worth
Count Witte: Laurence Olivier
Young Bolshevik: David Baxter
Pankratov: Steven Berkoff
Trusky: Brian Cox
Flautista: Alan Dalton
Dr Lazovert: Vernon Dobtcheff
Col Voikov: John Forbes-Robertson
Foloshchekin: David Giles
Gapon: Julian Glover
GuchkoV: Gordon Gostelow
Martov: Stephen Greif
Stalin: James Hazeldine
Root: Alexander Knox
Avadeyev: Leon Lisser
Sonya: Diana Quick
Dr Federov: Guy Rolfe
Petya: John Shrapnel
Rodzianko: Ralph Truman
Dmitry: Richard Warwick

: Last of the Summer Wine

by ROY CLARKE ; starring
Bill Owen , Peter Sallis , Brian Wilde in A Merry Heatwave
Film cameraman PETER CHAPMAN Film editor RAY MILLICHOPE
Studio lighting RON BRISTOW Designer JANET BUDDEN


Unknown: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Peter Chapman
Editor: Ray Millichope
Unknown: Ron Bristow
Designer: Janet Budden
Produced By: Sydney Lotterby
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Foggy: Brian Wilde
Sid: John Comer
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Nora Batty: Kathy Staff
Wally Batty: Joe Gladwin
Postman: Teddy Turner
Man in café: Andrew Lane
Tennis lady: Harriet Reynolds
Tennis man: Bert Oxley

: News

with Peter Woods ; Weather


Unknown: Peter Woods

: John Wayne

An all-star tribute featuring
Charles Bronson , Glen Campbell
Sammy Davis Jr, Angie Dickinson Bob Hope , Lee Marvin Maureen O'Hara
Rowan and Martin James Stewart , Claire Trevor and Frank Sinatra as host
This gala entertainment offers an affectionate tribute to ' Duke' Wayne in celebration of his 50 years in movies.
A PAUL W. KEYES production
(Tomorrow, 6.50: John Wayne in Hondo)


Unknown: Charles Bronson
Unknown: Glen Campbell
Unknown: Angie Dickinson
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Lee Marvin
Unknown: Maureen O'Hara
Unknown: Martin James Stewart
Unknown: Claire Trevor
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Paul W. Keyes
Unknown: John Wayne

: Weatherman

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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