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: Seeing and Believing: Heaven on Earth

A Christian theme presented by The Rev. Basil Minchin with Marianne Fortounatto, Margaret Minchin and Singers of the Fellowship of St. Alban and St. Sergius.


Presenter: The Rev. Basil Minchin
Guest: Marianne Fortounatto
Guest: Margaret Minchin
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Growth and Play: 3: The Widening World

Programmes for parents about children.

"As the child learns to walk and to talk his world expands, but he is still very dependent upon his mother and upon her approval. He plays with her or by himself. At the same time he begins to explore his environment. He needs specially chosen toys and he can enjoy a joke. He begins to store ideas and remember things. He enjoys nursery rhymes and recognises pictures". (Mary Essex, Ph.D.)
Introduced by Tony Gibson.
A BBC Educational broadcast
(Repeated on Tuesday at 10.55 p.m.)


Presenter: Tony Gibson
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Ten Modern Artists: 3: Piet Mondrian 1872-1944

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


Presenter: David Sylvester
Producer: Michael Gill

: KYC 64: 3

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.

Ignition - getting a spark from the battery to the sparking plugs. Boosting the electric pressure from 12 volts to 15,000 volts with the coil. Adjustment of the distributor points
A BBC Educational broadcast
(to 13.00)


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

: Ddoe Heddiw

Owen Edwards yn cyflwyno rhai pigion. o raglenni'r wythnos
Cynhyrchiad UNED HEDDIW
Topical magazine.


Unknown: Owen Edwards

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Finding Welsh TV gems 4 August 2015

: Gardening Club

Film cameras at the Gardening Club Garden Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Percy Thrower with Barry Bucknell: Erecting the Do It Yourself garden hut
Siting, and waterproofing, and ideas for the tidy-minded gardener on tool storage.
Seasonal work in garden and greenhouse.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Barry Bucknell
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming: The Farm Worker

Introduced by Gordon Mosley.

A look at the daily life and problems of the key man on British farms.
With Ben Hill hedger, Rutland; William Law stockman, Aberdeen; Geoffrey Read cowman, Norfolk; Walter Williams tractor driver, Somerset; Gwilym Jones shepherd, Denbighshire.
From East Anglia
Followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: Gordon Mosley
Interviewee: Ben Hill
Interviewee: William Law
Interviewee: Geoffrey Read
Interviewee: Walter Williams
Interviewee: Gwilym Jones
Director: David Spires

: Little Women

A film from the well-known story by Louisa M. Alcott.
Starring Katharine Hepburn as Jo
Louisa M. Alcott's story of American family life in the 1860s was based on memories of her girlhood.
In this delightful film version the tomboy Jo is played by Katharine Hepburn, and Joan Bennett, Jean Parker, and Frances Dee bring the other sisters charmingly - and very prettily - to life.


From the story by: Louisa M. Alcott
Director: George Cukor
Amy: Joan Bennett
Professor Baer: Paul Lukas
Aunt March: Edna May Oliver
Beth: Jean Parker
Meg: Frances Dee
Laurie Lawrence: Douglass Montgomery

: Z Cars: No Malice

by Robert Barr.
A second showing of some of the cases encountered by Z Victor One and Z Victor Two.

Chief Inspector Barlow loses a case against a 'known' criminal. He believes the man is guilty, but he is ordered to re-investigate the crime and finds a problem that he doesn't want to face.


Writer/Script Editor: Robert Barr
Designer: Michael Edwards
Film Sequences - Cameraman: David Prosser
Film Sequences - Editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Michael Hayes

: Rupert of Hentzau: Episode 1: The Queen's Goodbye

by Anthony Hope.
Dramatised in six episodes by Donald Wilson.

Exiled from Ruritania for treason Rupert of Hentzau returns secretly, determined to discover what takes Fritz von Tarlenheim to Wintenberg.
See page 14


Author: Anthony Hope
Dramatised by: Donald Wilson
Fight arranger: Derek Ware
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Alma Davies
Costumes supervised by: Sheila Glassford
Make-up supervised by: Maureen Winslade
Designer: Sally Hulke
Script Editor: Betty Willingale
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Gerald Blake
Rupert of Hentzau: Peter Wyngarde
Count Luzau-Rischenheim: Derek Blomfield
Queen Flavia: Barbara Shelley
Colonel Sapt: John Phillips
Fritz von Tarlenheim: Tristram Jellinek
King Rudolf: George Baker
Baroness: Jean Harvey
Helga von Tarlenheim: Sally Home
Bauer: John Breslin
Ticket Collector: Frederick Piper

: Captain Pugwash: The Fortune-Teller

An animated cartoon written and drawn by John Ryan.
Captain Pugwash in another thrilling adventure with his band of black-hearted pirates and cabin boy Tom.

Fairground fun in port leads Captain Pugwash to the fortune-teller, which nearly brings him to disaster.
Storyteller, Peter Hawkins


Writer/Artist: John Ryan
Narrator: Peter Hawkins
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: Oxfam

An appeal recorded in the Z Cars studio by Stratford Johns (Inspector Barlow).
Contributions, preferably by crossed cheque or postal order, will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to: Stratford Johns, [address removed]
Oxfam is known best for swift action at times of disaster. But its work also includes aid to refugees, provision of medical facilities where none exist, long-term agricultural development (it is affiliated to the World Freedom from Hunger Campaign) and other measures to relieve and prevent suffering.


Presenter: Stratford Johns

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Barlow at Large 6 September 2015

: The Word and the Vision

See panel and page 15

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

In which Billy Cotton calls Wakey-Wakey!
with Russ Conway
Special guest star, Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas
and Roy Orbison
Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay, The Cotton Singers, The Malcolm Goddard Dancers
Trumpeters from the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall by permission of the Commandant
and introducing Ray Fell and Roy Hudd
(Roy Hudd is in "A Funny Thing Happened" at the Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea)


Presenter/Bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Pianist: Russ Conway
Band/guest stars: Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas
Singer/guest star: Roy Orbison
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singers: The Cotton Singers
Dancers: The Malcolm Goddard Dancers
Musicians: Trumpeters from the Royal Military School of Music
Comedian: Ray Fell
Comedian: Roy Hudd
Associate conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script and original lyrics: Robert Gray
Staging: Malcolm Goddard
Design: Robert Macgowan
Production: Michael Hurll

: Hamlet at Elsinore

by William Shakespeare.
Starring Christopher Plummer as Hamlet, Robert Shaw as Claudius, Alec Clunes as Polonius, June Tobin as Gertrude, Jo Maxwell Muller as Ophelia, Michael Caine as Horatio, and Roy Kinnear, Charles Carson, Philip Locke, Dyson Lovell
A BBC-Danmarks Radio recording
See page 15


Author: William Shakespeare
Costumes: Olive Harris
Make-up: Christine Hillcoat
Fights: William Hobbs
Lighting: Robert Wright
Decor: Poul Arnt Thomsen
Music: Richard Rodney Bennett
Conductor: John Hollingsworth
Technical operations director: Ole Dreyer
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: Philip Saville
Horatio: Michael Caine
Marcellus: Peter Prowse
Barnado: Michael Goldie
Claudius: Robert Shaw
Laertes: Dyson Lovell
Polonius: Alec Clunes
Gertrude: June Tobin
Hamlet: Christopher Plummer
Ophelia: Jo Maxwell Muller
Gertrude: June Tobin
Rosencranz: David Calderisi
Guildenstern: Bill Wallis
Player King: David Swift
Player Queen: Lindsay Kemp
Prologue: Willlam Hobbs
Lucianus: Steven Berkoff
Fortinbras: Donald Sutherland
Captain: Joby Blanshard
Grave-digger: Roy Kinnear
Priest: Charles Carson
Osric: Philip Locke

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: Hamlet at Elsinore


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