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from St. Martin's,
Birmingham Parish Church
Conducted by the Rector, Canon Bryan Green
Five years ago this service, organised by the Birmingham Council for Old People, first took place. Now it is a widely-attended annual event.


Unknown: Canon Bryan Green


and Weather for Farmers
Introduced by John Cherrington , The Dairy Show
ARTHUR COURT, a livestock exhibitor, describes the dairy show from behind the scenes
Sheep Breeders' Meeting
John Cherrington reports on the National Sheep Breeders Association's Exhibition at Gloucester and visits the farms of IVOR MORRIS of Tetbury, and Wing Commander R. G. GRANT FERRIS, M.P., Rodmarton
Film editor, Henry Fowler
Produced by HILARY PHILLIPS From the BBC's
Midland television studio


Introduced By: John Cherrington
Unknown: John Cherrington
Unknown: Ivor Morris
Editor: Henry Fowler
Produced By: Hilary Phillips


Detholiad o ffllmiau newyddion yn dangos peth o weithgarwch Cymru a'r Cymry yn, ystod yr wythnos
Y telediad yng ngofal ROBERT S. EVANS
This week's news reviewed


Unknown: Robert S. Evans


(Welcome) gan Osian Ellis
Heather Harper, Kenneth Bowen
Cor Meibion Treorci
Côr-feistr, John Davies ac 1 chwithau
Gyda rhan o
Gerddorfa Gymreig y BBC dan arweiniad Arwel Hughes
Golygydd cerdd, Alwyn Jones Cynllunydd, David Butcher Y telediad yng ngofal Jack WILLIAMS
Osian Ellis welcomes you to a programme of music from Wales


Unknown: Osian Ellis
Unknown: Heather Harper
Unknown: Kenneth Bowen
Unknown: John Davies
Unknown: David Butcher
Unknown: Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Jack Williams
Unknown: Osian Ellis

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko Boycott

starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers


ROBERT MITCHUM in Till the End of Time
A romantic drama
Directed by Edward Dmytryk
The story of three Marines, each with his own dream of a return to civilian life, who find that when the day finally comes, their homecoming is not what they imagined, their battles are not all over.


Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Directed By: Edward Dmytryk
Pat Ruscomb: Dorothy McGuire
Cliff Harper: Guy Madison
William Tabeshaw: Robert Mitchum
Perry Kincheloe: Bill Williams
C W Harper: Tom Tully
Helen Ingersoll: Jean Porter
Tommy: Johnny Sands
Pinky: Loren Tindall
Amy Harper: Ruth Nelson
Mrs Kincheloe: Selena Royle
Scuffy: Harry von Zell


A kaleidoscope from the world of books with Dick Taverne
Script associate, Dennis Potter Studio designer, Natasha Kroll Dramatic sequences directed by John McGrath
Directed by Christopher Burstall Produced by STEPHEN HEARST


Unknown: Dick Taverne
Unknown: Dennis Potter
Directed By: John McGrath
Directed By: Christopher Burstall
Produced By: Stephen Hearst

: Lenny's Den

With Lenny the Lion and Terry Hall, Pauline Knight, Ronnie Raymond.


Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Performer: Pauline Knight
Performer: Ronnie Raymond


A cycle of ten plays
Part 3:
Simon Peter
Characters in order of appearance:
Music composed and directed by Christopher Whelen
Designer, Richard Henry
Film cameramen, John A. S. Turner and Leonard Newson
Film editor. Ron de Mattos
Written and produced by JOY HARINGTON
In Jerusalem there have been no more persecutions since Saul left the city, and Simon Peter and those disciples that remain have begun to meet again in the upper room.
Walter Fitzgerald is in The Amorous Prawn ' at the Saville Theatre; Philip Latham in ' The Gazebo' at the Savoy Theatre; and Richard Leech in ' A Man for all Seasons ' at the Globe Theatre, London


Unknown: Simon Peter
Directed By: Christopher Whelen
Designer: Richard Henry
Designer: Leonard Newson
Produced By: Joy Harington
Produced By: Simon Peter
Unknown: Walter Fitzgerald
Unknown: Philip Latham
Unknown: Richard Leech
Luke the story-teller: Philip Latham
Mark: David Spenser
Simon Peter: Walter Fitzgerald
James of Nazareth: Richard Leech
Barnabas: Kenneth MacKintosh
Saul: Patrick Troughton
Saul's Companions: Julian Sherrier
Saul's Companions: William Treacher
Saul's Companions: Kim Grant
Saul's Companions: John Flint
Simon the tanner: Charles Wade
Roman Soldier: Giles Phibbs
Cornelius: John Westbrook
James Zebedee: John Graham
John Zebedee: Stuart Hutchison

: Robinson

A film from France with Jacky and Hermine Inspired by the story of 'Robinson Crusoe,' Jacky and Hermine set sail with a dog, a monkey, and a parrot to find a desert island.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
English version by: Peggy Miller


Can You Answer This?
VERA MelCSCHNIE invites you to a Sunday quiz
Presented by Oliver Hunkin


Presented By: Oliver Hunkin


Born To Be ... ?
Robert Kee introduces
Ruth Pitter
John Tinsley
Allan Wicks who challenge the romantic Christmas card picture of Jesus
Produced by Peter HAMILTON


Introduces: Robert Kee
Unknown: Ruth Pitter
Unknown: John Tinsley
Unknown: Allan Wicks
Produced By: Peter Hamilton


: Showtime

Introduced by David Nixon.
Starring this week: Alfred Drake, Monsewer Eddie Gray assisted by Danny Gray,
The Gaunt Brothers, Denny Bettis, The Showtime Dancers and The George Mitchell Singers.
Eddie Gray appears by arrangement with Jack Hylton


Presenter/script: David Nixon
Script: David Climie
Script: David Whitaker
Producer: Graeme Muir
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
[Orchestra] directed by: Eric Robinson
Dance direction: Douglas Squires
Settings: Cephas Howard
Producer: Graeme Muir Singer: Alfred Drake
Juggler: Monsewer Eddie Gray
Juggler: Danny Gray
Singers: The Gaunt Brothers
Dancer: Denny Bettis
Dancers: The Showtime Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers


Eamonn Andrews
Isobel Barnett
Gilbert Harding
Barbara Kelly
Cyril Fletcher and a mystery guest celebrity
Research by Julia Cave
Directed by Richard Evans
Produced by JOHN Warrington
Devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Tod man
Televised by arrangement with CBS and Maurice Winnick


Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Unknown: Barbara Kelly
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Directed By: Richard Evans
Produced By: John Warrington
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Tod


Produced by Terence Dudley
Cast in order of appearance:
Music composed by Ron Grainer played by the Ron Grainer Sextet Designer, Barry Learoyd
Clarissa, American business woman, comes to England seeking one J. S. Garrow-author of an alarmingly frank new novel. But it looks as though her teenage daughter has already found Garrow-and he is franker and more alarming than his book!


Unknown: Margaret Johnston
Unknown: McDonald Hobley
Produced By: Terence Dudley
Composed By: Ron Grainer
Unknown: Ron Grainer
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Clarissa: Marcaret Johnston
Al Steen: Donald Stewart
Hotel Receptionist: Dorothy Dr Gamagb
First bearded man: Neville McGrah
Second bearded man: Endre Muller
Miss Holroyd: Olive Milbourns
Janice: Nina Marriott
Spike: Jack Smbthurst
Matthew (Lord Ravensbourne): McDonald Hoblet
Hilda: Armink Sandford

: Face to Face

Lord Reith and John Freeman
'The writer is Reith who used to be in the BBC and regrets he ever left it.' (A note to Bernard Shaw. 1947)
'I do not welcome crises; but admit to welcoming the opportunities crises bring.' (' Into the Wind ')
'I still believe there is some great work for me to do in the world.'
(Lord Keith's diary note entered in October, 1922, a few days before applying for the General Manager-ship of the British Broadcasting Company)
'I am a tradesman fitter. No one can talk down to me about hours or conditions of labour.' (' Into the Wind ')
'Do you accept the fundamental teachings of Jesus Christ? '
Drawings by Feliks Topolski Produced by Hugh Burnett


Unknown: John Freeman
Unknown: Bernard Shaw.
Unknown: Feliks Topolski
Produced By: Hugh Burnett

Blog posts that mention this programme:

That Was the Year That Was - The Answers 7 January 2017
The Sunday Post: Reith - the BBC Legacy 23 October 2016

: The News


Claudio Arrau plays Beethoven's
Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. Ill
Presented by Arthur Langford


Unknown: Claudio Arrau
Presented By: Arthur Langford


What Are Saints ?
A talk by The Bishop of Ripon

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