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A magazine for viewers from India and Pakistan which includes discussions, a review of recent news, music, and stories from the communities.
Presented and produced by Mahendra Kaul
(from BBC Midlands: repeated on Wednesday at 12.25)

Contributors

Presenter/producer:
Mahendra Kaul
Director:
Saleem Shahed

from The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick
Conducted by the Vicar, Canon O.C. McDowall Morgan
Preacher, The Rt Rev C.K.N. Bardsley, Bishop of Coventry
The ancient stones of The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick, for 900 years closely associated with the Earls of Warwick, will this morning ring to the sound of youthful voices, as young people from all over the Diocese of Coventry gather for an act of worship, devised especially for them.
Hymns:
Son of God, eternal Saviour (Hyfrydol)
Rejoice, the Lord is King (Gopsal)
All people that on earth do dwell (Old Hundredth)
Anthem: Psalm 98 Sing a new song to the Lord
(from BBC Midlands)

Contributors

Service conductor:
Canon O.C. McDowall Morgan
Preacher:
The Rt Rev C.K.N. Bardsley
Music under the Direction of:
Geoffrey Holroyde
Organist:
Edward Higginbottom
Arranged by:
Philip Turner
Presented for television by:
Barrie Edgar

Starring James Stewart, June Allyson
and featuring guest stars Louis Armstrong, Frances Langford, Gene Krupa, Ben Pollack, The Modernaires

Just 25 years ago, in December 1944, a single-engined plane disappeared over the English Channel ending the career of one of the world's great band leaders: Glenn Miller.
James Stewart achieves a remarkable likeness to Miller, brilliantly capturing both his modesty and his acutely professional musicianship. The film includes orchestral re-creations of such Miller hits as 'Moonlight serenade,' 'In the mood' and 'Little brown jug'; there could be no finer tribute to this great musician.

(Colour)

Contributors

Musical Adaptation:
Henry Mancini
Screenplay:
Valentine Davies
Screenplay:
Oscar Brodney
Producer:
Aaron Rosenberg
Director:
Anthony Mann
Glenn Miller:
James Stewart
Helen Miller:
June Allyson
Don Haynes:
Charles Drake
Si Schribman:
George Tobias
Chummy MacGregor:
Henry Morgan
Mr Miller:
Irving Bacon
Himself:
Louis Armstrong
Herself:
Frances Langford
Himself:
Gene Krupa
Himself:
Ben Pollack
Singers:
The Modernaires

from Wales
You are invited to join in and sing all the popular carols with the choir and audience at the Afan Lido, Aberafan
with Sybil Michelow (contralto), The Tabernacle Morriston Choir (Chorus Master Alun John), The Mold Alun Singers (Chorus Master Brian Hughes), BBC Welsh Orchestra (Leader John Bacon; Conducted by Rae Jenkins)
Introduced by Alun Williams

Contributors

Contralto:
Sybil Michelow
Singers:
The Tabernacle Morriston Choir
Chorus Master:
Alun John
Singers:
The Mold Alun Singers
Chorus Master:
Brian Hughes
Musicians:
BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra leader:
John Bacon
Conductor:
Rae Jenkins
Presenter:
Alun Williams
Arranged by:
J. Alwyn Jones
Director:
Hywel Williams

Jacques Cousteau's research vessel Calypso has reached the Maldive Islands off the southern tip of India. Divers descend to depths of 300 feet to trace the history of the brilliantly coloured coral reefs. Their explorations reveal a wealth of weird and wonderful marine life, each species having its own ways of surviving in this... Coral Jungle
Produced by Les Requins Associes and Wolper Productions Inc
(from BBC South and West; first shown on BBC2)
(Colour)

Contributors

Explorer/narrator:
Jacques Cousteau
Narrator:
Hugh Falkus

from Balmoral, Belfast
Choirs of Belfast Royal Academy
St Dominic's High School, Belfast
Victoria College, Belfast
BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra
Leader Maurice Brett
Conducted by Havelock Nelson
Hymns introduced by Moore Wasson

Poor little Jesus (American)
Hark the glad sound (Bristol)
Sweet Mary through a thorn-grove did go (German)
Wexford Carol (Irish)
Childling so dear (North German)
Lo, how a rose e're blooming (German)
O men from the fields (Irish)
Dear little Jesus, you have so much to do (German)
The infant King (Basque)
A calypso lullaby (Latin-American)
In dulci Jubilo (German)

Contributors

Singers:
Belfast Royal Academy
Singers:
St Dominic's High School, Belfast
Singers:
Victoria College, Belfast
Musicians:
BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra
Orchestra Leader:
Maurice Brett
Conductor:
Havelock Nelson
Presenter:
Moore Wasson
Producer:
Bernard Torney

appeals on behalf of CURE National Addiction and Research Institute
This independent institute treats and rehabilitates the young addict and, at the same time, through Care, Understanding, Research, and Education aims to prevent the spread of addiction.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: Jack de Manio, [address removed]
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Jack de Manio

by Cyril Abraham
created by Francis Durbridge
[Starring] Francis Matthews as Paul, Ros Drinkwater as Steve, Blake Butler as Eric

Paul is told a strange story about a girl missing from a village not far from Random Cottage. He learns that she didn't drive a car and she didn't take the only bus to the nearest station. In fact, nobody saw her leave at all...

(Paul and Steve: see page 6)
(Colour)

Contributors

Writer:
Cyril Abraham
Created by:
Francis Durbridge
Script Editor:
Barry Thomas
Designer:
Martin Johnson
Producer:
Alan Bromly
Director:
Tina Wakerell
Paul:
Francis Matthews
Steve:
Ros Drinkwater
Eric:
Blake Butler
Larry:
Martin Jarvis
Penny:
Lans Traverse
Gina:
Christine Finn
Charles:
John Humphry
Jim Farrow:
Dan Meaden
Ted:
John Warner
Delia:
Gwen Cherrell
Mrs Moss:
Enid Lindsey
Vicar:
Edward Kelsey

by Noel Coward
[Starring] Celia Johnson
also starring Philip Latham, Richard Vernon

One of Coward's few 'costume' plays, The Marquise is set in 18th-century France (pre-Revolutionary, of course).
Celia Johnson plays The Marquise whose presence complicates the betrothal of a widower's daughter to the son of his oldest friend.
She has been frequently associated with Coward's work, ever since her unforgettable performance in "Brief Encounter".
Her co-stars are Richard Vernon, who became something of a cult-hero as "The Man in Room 17", and Philip Latham, a long way from the boardroom battles of "The Troubleshooters".
(Colour)

Contributors

Author:
Noel Coward
Music arranged by:
Douglas Gamley
Costumes:
Charles Knode
Lighting:
Dennis Channon
Script Editor:
Rosemary Hill
Designer:
Eileen Diss
Producer:
Cedric Messina
Director:
Alan Gibson
Raoul:
Richard Vernon
Esteban:
Philip Latham
Miguel:
David Griffin
Adrienne:
Ciaran Madden
Jacques:
Nigel Terry
Fr Clement:
Wensley Pithey
Hubert:
Alan MacNaughtan
Eloise:
Celia Johnson
Alice:
Barbara New

featuring Ruby Miller, Bessie Love, Elsa Schiaparelli, Hardy Amies, Mary Quant, Twiggy
A good-humoured film about what women wear and why; tracking the development of fashion from 1900 to the present day... and beyond.

'I don't think you have to wear clothes at all,' says Mary Quant, begetter of a whole generation of boutiques. 'Girls have always suffered to be fashionable,' says mini - model Twiggy. Modern fashion is 'all knees and navels,' says Gaiety Girl Ruby Miller. Mme Elsa Schiaparelli, one of the most influential designers of the century, makes one of her rare television appearances, and Hardy Amies shows three dresses from his 'New Look' collection.
More than 50 dresses are shown, always in the right social setting -an Edwardian theatre, a Twenties dance hall, a Rockers' Youth Club.
Contemporary film shows how fashion has adapted itself to the changing needs of women over the century and how different generations of women emphasise different parts of their bodies (Laver's Theory on the Movement of Erogenous Zones).
Written and directed by Bruce Norman
(see pages 52-55)
(Colour)

Contributors

Interviewee:
Ruby Miller
Interviewee:
Bessie Love
Interviewee:
Elsa Schiaparelli
Interviewee:
Hardy Amies
Interviewee:
Mary Quant
Interviewee:
null Twiggy
Narrator:
Michael Hordern
Music:
Jackie Lomax
Costume:
Rita Reekie
Make-up:
Tina Clare
Consultant:
James Laver
Writer/Director:
Bruce Norman

Regional Variations (2)

Monty Python's Flying Circus

Series 1

Episode 9: The Ant: An Introduction

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC One West

Featuring Ken Buddha, a man with a tape-recorder up his nose and a hairdresser who always wanted to be a lumberjack.

BBC One London

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