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: The Goddess (Devi)

An Indian film with English sub-titles.

When a wealthy landowner believes that his son's wife is a saint it brings his family nothing but misery.
(to 17.05)


Director: Satyajit Ray
Based on a theme of: Rabindranath Tagore
Kalikinkai: Chadi Biswas
Doyamoyee: Sharmila Tagore
Umaprasad: Soumitra Chatterjee
Taraprasad: Purnendu Mukherjee
Harasundari: Karuna Bannerjee
Khoka: Arpen Choudhury

: Plunder

A weekly raid on the archives of BBC television.
Introduced by Michell Raper.
This edition includes:

Billy Graham at Wembley
A brief glimpse of his last crusade in London. (1955)

Opening of the Festival of Britain
A BBC newsreel (1951)

Press Conference on Africa (1952)
With The Rt. Hon. Henry Hopkinson, Minister of State for the Colonies, and Peter Abrahams of Drum.

Inventors Club: Elizabethan edition (1953)
With Master Wainwright of the Tower of London.

This week's guest, Vilem Tausky


Presenter: Michell Raper
Guest: Vilem Tausky

: Lord Rango: Part 4: Fear

by Arnold Bennett.
Dramatised in four parts by Jeremy Paul.
Starring Kenneth More

A bitter attack has been made upon Raingo in the House of Lords. He has emerged triumphant, but ironically Delphine has disappeared.
(First shown last Tuesday)


Author: Arnold Bennett
Dramatised by: Jeremy Paul
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Peter Hammond
Sam Raingo: Kenneth More

: Travelling for a Living

Written, narrated, and directed by Derrick Knight.
A film profile of the life and work of The Watersons four young singers of British traditional folk music.
Featuring Elaine Waterson, Norma Waterson, Mike Waterson, John Harrison and their songs.
Made for the BBC by Derrick Knight and Partners Ltd.


Written, narrated, and directed by: Derrick Knight
Singer/subject: Elaine Waterson
Singer/subject: Norma Waterson
Singer/subject: Mike Waterson
Singer/subject: John Harrison

: Three Rousing Tinkles: The best I can do by way of a gate-leg table is a hundredweight of coal

by N.F. Simpson.
A comedy series.
With Pauline Devaney as Middle Paradock, Edwin Apps as Bro Paradock


Writer: N.F. Simpson
Music composed and conducted by: Stanley Myers
Designer: Raymond Berger
Producer: Stuart Allen
Middle Paradock: Pauline Devaney
Bro Paradock: Edwin Apps
Antique dealer: Frank Williams
Big, bluff, chatty man: Frank Newell
Short, neat, sharp man: Dudley Foster
Nora: Maureen O'Reilly
Albert: Michael Robbins
Consultant: John Barron
Client: Robin Parkinson
Caretaker: Blake Butler
TV Commentator: Fyfe Robertson

: Match of the Day

A top League soccer match.
Kenneth Wolstenholme reports with outside broadcast cameras from a well-known Football League ground.


Presenter/Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
TV Presentation: Alec Weeks

: News Summary

: Take a Pair of Private Eyes: Part 6

A serial in six parts by Peter O'Donnell.
Ambrose gets Dominique Into an office from which she can keep watch on Feinster. But the 'office' proves to be a photographic studio, and Dominique is posing almost naked when Feinster walks in.
(First shown last Sunday)


Writer: Peter O'Donnell
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Christopher Barry

: Late Night Line-Up

Stay up a little longer with Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow and whoever else turns up.


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow

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