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: Morning Service

from the Parish Church of Stratford-upon-Avon on the occasion of the thanksgiving for the 400th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare
Preacher, The Archbishop of York in the presence of The Bishop of Coventry
The service conducted by The Vicar, The Rev. Tom Bland
Organist and choirmaster, John Strickson
Commentary by William Purcell
Television presentation by Barrie Edgar


Preacher: The Archbishop of York
Service conducted by: Rev. Tom Bland
Organist and choirmaster: John Strickson
Commentary by: William Purcell
Television presentation by: Barrie Edgar

: Growth and Play: 4: The Nursery School

Programmes for parents about children
There comes a time when the child needs the company of other children of his own age. The Nursery School provides this opportunity and enables him to investigate the nature of raw materials: to paint and model: to run and jump: to dress up and play out various roles. Unfortunately there are very few Nursery Schools available.
Molly Brearley, Principal of the Froebel Institute of Education
Carol Hoare
Introduced by Tony Gibson
Produced by Eileen Molony
A BBC Educational broadcast


Speaker: Molly Brearley
Speaker: Carol Hoare
Introduced By: Tony Gibson
Produced By: Eileen Molony

: Ten Modern Artists: 4: Constantin Brancusi 1876-1957

An introduction to twentieth-century painting and sculpture by David Sylvester
Produced by MICHAEL GILL
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: David Sylvester
Produced By: Michael Gill

: KYC 64

Know your car-and get the best out of it
A course on motor-car mechanics for owner-drivers
Introduced by John F. Miles, Chief Instructor of the High Performance Course, London and Anthony Marsh
4: The power train from engine to driving wheels - flywheel, clutch, gearbox, propellor-shaft, and differential
Animations by Eric Ilett
Produced by Stanley Hyland
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: John F. Miles
Presenter: Anthony Marsh
Animations: Eric Ilett
Produced By: Stanley Hyland

: Ddoe Heddiw

John Bevan
yn cyflwyno
rhai pigion o raglenni'r wythnos
Cynhyrchiad UNED HEDDIW
Topical magazine


Presenter: John Bevan

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower introduces a new film feature with Ronald Sidwell
The One-Day-a-Week Gardener
A new site-long neglected - great ideas - but limited time and money
First stage: two days' work grubbing unwanted trees, clearing weeds and brambles, soil testing
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Speaker: Ronald Sidwell
Produced by: Paul Morby

: Farming

Introduced by John Cherrington
Guinea-pig Farm:
Recently a Wiltshire farmer-businessman bought a 170-acre waterlogged farm near Swindon. How can he best develop it?
Integrate or Disintegrate:
Frank Taylor looks at an attempt to improve egg marketing through the setting up of production groups through a co-operative packing station in the South-West
Produced by Anthony Parkin
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Introduced by: John Cherrington
Reporter: Frank Taylor
Produced by: Anthony Parkin

: Wells Fargo: Tanoa

Adventures of Dale Robertson as Special Agent Jim Hardie with Jack Ging, William Demarest
Beau McCloud and Tanoa, daughter of an Indian chief, are in love; but the gulf between them is in danger of widening irrevocably with the threat of an all-out Indian war.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Film Matinee: I'll Be Seeing You

A drama starring Ginger Rogers and Joseph Cotten with Shirley Temple
Directed by William Dieterle
Produced by Dore Schary
When Mary Marshall, released on parole from prison for the Christmas holiday, and Sergeant Zachary Morgan, on leave from hospital after being shell-shocked, meet and fall in love, neither can plan for the future. Yet both need to be reassured if they are to make something of their lives.


Directed By: William Dieterle
Produced By: Dore Schary
Mary Marshall: Ginger Rogers
Sgt Zachary Morgan: Joseph Cotten
Barbara Marshall: Shirley Temple
Mrs Marshall: Spring Byington
Mr Marshall: Tom Tully

: Z Cars: It Never Rains...

A second showing of some of the cases encountered by Z Victor One and Z Victor Two
On Christmas Eve Lynch and Graham are as full of good will to all men as any police officers can be-with a garage robbery to deal with, and other people's celebrations to get in the way.


Writer: John Hopkins
Designer: Stanley Morris
Film sequences - Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film sequences - Editor: Alan Martin
Casebook material: C. N. Lindsay
Producer: David E. Rose
Directed By: Terence Williams

: Rupert of Hentzau: 2: Return to Zenda

by Anthony Hope
Dramatised in six episodes by Donald Wilson
Fight arranger, Derek Ware
Costumes supervised by Sheila Glassford
Make-up supervised by Maureen Winslade
Designer, Sally Hulke
Script editor, Betty Willingale
Producer, Campbell Logan
Directed by Gerald Blake


Author: Anthony Hope Dramatised by: Donald Wilson
Fight Arranger: Derek Ware
Costume Supervisor: Sheila Glassford
Make-up Supervisor: Maureen Winslade
Designer: Sally Hulke
Editor: Betty Willingale
Directed By: Gerald Blake
Rupert of Hentzau: Peter Wyngarde
Fritz von Tarlenheim: Tristram Jellinek
Helga von Tarlenheim: Sally Home
Queen Flavia: Barbara Shelley
Rudolf Rassendyll and King Rudolf: George Baker
James: Robert James
Count Luzau-Rischenheim: Derek Blomfield
Bauer: John Breslin
Rosa Holf: Amanda Reiss
Mother Holf: Nora Gordon
Colonel Sapt: John Phillips
Lieutenant Bernenstein: Mark Burns

: Captain Pugwash: The Wreckers

in another thrilling adventure
An animated cartoon written and drawn by John Ryan
Storyteller, Peter Hawkins
Presented by Gordon Murray


Writer/artist: John Ryan
Storyteller: Peter Hawkins
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: Meeting Point: Whisper Who Dares!

Character is largely determined by what happens in early childhood. What part does religion play in the critical years? Is it right to indoctrinate? What other forces are at work on the child's growing personality, and how do parents cope with them? These questions are put to specialists and parents.
The specialists:
Fr. John Coventry, S.J., Provincial of the English Jesuits
James Hemming, child psychologist
Marjorie Reeves, author of Growing Up in Modern Society
The parents: Margaret Jones, Dominic Bruce, T. E. Utley
Introduced by Stuart Maclure, Editor of Education
Film editor, Jim Latham
Producer, Vernon Sproxton


Interviewee: Father John Coventry, S.J.
Interviewee: James Hemming
Interviewee: Marjorie Reeves
Interviewee: Margaret Jones
Interviewee: Dominic Bruce
Interviewee: T. E. Utley
Introduced by: Stuart Maclure
Film Editor: Jim Latham
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Sunday Story: Edith Cavell

by Eric Allen
told by Hattie Jacques
Part 1: Brussels 1914
Produced by John Elphinstone-Fyffe


Writer: Eric Allen
Told By: Hattie Jacques
Produced by: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Songs of Praise

from Eastbrook Hall, Bradford
Singing led by the combined choirs of the city
Hymns introduced by Ronald Lloyd
Soloist, Norma Procter
Conductor, Charles Webster
Organist, Arthur Webster
Final prayer by The Rev. Dr. Maurice Barnett
Arranged by Raymond Short
Television presentation by Barney Colehan


Introduced by: Ronald Lloyd
Soloist: Norma Procter
Conductor: Charles Webster
Organist: Arthur Webster
Final prayer by: Rev. Dr. Maurice Barnett
Arranged By: Raymond Short
Television Presentation: Barney Colehan

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

starring The Mitchell Minstrels
Conducted by George Mitchell and also starring Leslie Crowther, George Chisholm, John Boulter, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer, Bob Clayton, Don Cleaver, Benny Garcia, The Jackpots, The Television Toppers, Margaret Savage
Guest star, Semprini Sr.
Dance direction by Larry Gordon
Vocal arrangements by George Mitchell
Orchestrations by Alan Bristow, Ray Terry and George Chisholm
Orchestra conducted by Eric Robinson
Settings by Lionel Radford
Devised and produced by George Inns
The Black and While Minstrel Show is at the Victoria Palace. London


Conducted By: George Mitchell
Presenter: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: George Chisholm
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Singer: Bob Clayton
Singer: Don Cleaver
Singer: Benny Garcia
Singer: Margaret Savage
Guest star: Semprini Sr.
Dance director: Larry Gordon
Vocal arrangements by: George Mitchell
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Orchestrations: George Chisholm
Orchestra conducted By: Eric Robinson
Settings: Lionel Radford
Produced by: George Inns

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Polka-Dot Pony

A film series starring Raymond Burr as the famous lawyer-investigator created by Erie Stanley Gardner
with Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman, Wesley Lau
A large trust fund may go to an air-hostess if Perry Mason can prove she is the baby who was left on an orphanage doorstep.


Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Creator: Erie Stanley Gardner
Actress: Barbara Hale
Actor: William Hopper
Actor: William Talman
Actor: Wesley Lau

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: The Spirit of Dr. McGregor

by Jan Read
Created by A. J. Cronin
starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Finlay
Guest star, Fay Compton


Creator: A. J. Cronin
Script By: Jan Read
Script Editor: Donald Bull
Series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Directed by: Julia Smith
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Mrs Mather: Stephanie Bidmead
Mrs Tennent: Fay Compton
Gibson: Robert James
Mather: Michael Elder
Andrew: Duncan Strachan
Mrs Kennedy: Louise McLaren
Betty: Deborah Leach

: The News

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts
Introduced by Huw Wheldon
Tonight's programme includes: The New Generation 1964
British painting seems suddenly to have taken on a new look-huge, vivid, and assured; and the painters themselves have some of the same characteristics.
Tonight in an Outside Broadcast from the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, five men and a girl (all except one under thirty) face questions from an invited audience about what it is like to be a young artist in Britain 1964.
"Anything that moves quickly interests me - fast music, fast sport, old films speeded-up, quick wit."
"I leave my paintings untitled - intentionally. The thing about a title is it's too likely to conclude the meaning of the painting and to limit it to the meaning of the title."
"In my paintings I want to project extraordinary things as forcibly as possible, but ultimately so that they seem ordinary. I am not out to shock."
Film editor, Allan Tyrer
Associate producer, Christopher Burstall
Producer, Nancy Thomas


Introduced by: Huw Wheldon
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate Producer: Christopher Burstall
Producer: Nancy Thomas

: Meeting Point: Whisper Who Dares!

Previously shown at 6.15 p.m.

: The Weather

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