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: Morning Service

for Rogation Day
A procession through the village of Spennithorne in Wensleydale.
Led by the Rector, The Rev. J. N. Jory


Leader: The Rev. J. N. Jory
Commentator: Rev. R. T. Brooks
Organist: Florence Brown
Presented for television by: Peter Hamilton

: Growth and Play: 5: How to Form a Playgroup

Programmes for parents about children.

Many parents are meeting the lack of nursery schools by getting together to form playgroups, run as far as possible in accordance with professional standards. This programme gives practical advice on organisation, equipment, and materials.
Audrey Calveley, Phyllis Lloyd
Introduced by Tony Gibson.
A BBC Educational broadcast
Repeated on Tuesday at 11.5 p.m.


Speaker: Audrey Calveley
Speaker: Phyllis Lloyd
Presenter: Tony Gibson
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Ten Modern Artists: 5: Paul Klee 1879-1940

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


Presenter: David Sylvester
Producer: Michael Gill

: KYC 64: 5

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.

Electrics other than ignition. The battery, dynamo, control box, and electric starter

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.

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower with John Warren, Lincoln.
Window boxes, hanging baskets and balcony gardening
A feature which may help many garden-lovers who now find themselves living in blocks of modern flats without a garden, or in houses whose fronts and porches need brightening.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: John Warren
Producer: Paul Morby

: Pars at their Feet: The Ascent of the Eiffel Tower - First Stage

Throughout the day, fifteen television Outside Broadcast cameras (one mounted in a helicopter) focus on the progress of four world-famous climbers in their attempt to scale the 1,000-ft. Tour Eiffel.
Among these men, seen on BBC Television last year conquering the Aiguille du Midi and Snowdon, is Ian McNaught-Davis. Linked by radio microphone to Christopher Brasher (at the base of the Tower), he talks as he climbs.
Presented by the French Television Service
See page 15


Climber: Ian McNaught-Davis
Commentator: Christopher Brasher

: Farming

It is better to light a single candle than to sit and curse the darkness.
This old Chinese proverb sums up a co-operative, started by Father Shields in the small-farm area of Co. Derry, with the help of an A.M.D.E.C. grant.
Frank Taylor and Father Shields tell the story of this venture.
BBC film
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Narrator: Frank Taylor
Narrator: Father Shields
Film editor: Colin Moffat
Cameraman: Ian Stone
Sound recordist: Bill Barker
Director: Keith Reading
Producer: Anthony Parkin

: F.A. Cup Final: Preston North End v. West Ham United

Highlights of yesterday's match at Wembley.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presented by: Dennis Monger

: Z Cars: Profit by Their Example

by John Hopkins.
A second showing of some of the cases encountered by Z Victor One and Z Victor Two.

A mysterious meeting at a sports pavilion attracts the attention of Z Victor 2. John Watt investigates. When a sharp warning to a friend is unheeded, Watt finds himself at the centre of hostilities.


Writer: John Hopkins
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Film sequences - Cameraman: David Prosser
Film sequences - Editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Script Editor: Robert Barr
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Kenneth Loach

: Rupert of Hentzau: 3: Audience with the King

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

Rudolf Rassendyll sets a trap and Rupert of Hentzau receives an eagerly-awaited summons.


Author: Anthony Hope
Dramatised by: Donald Wilson
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
Rudolf Rassendyll: George Baker
King Rudolf: George Baker
Lieutenant Bernenstein: Mark Burns
Count Luzau-Rischenheim: Derek Blomfield
Colonel Sapt: John Phillips
Fritz von Tarlenheim: Tristram Jellinek
James: Robert James
Bauer: John Breslin
Mother Holf: Nora Gordon
Rosa Holf: Amanda Reiss
Helga von Tarlenheim: Sally Home
Queen Flavia: Barbara Shelley

: Captain Pugwash: Twins

Captain Pugwash in another thrilling adventure with his band of black-hearted pirates and cabin boy Tom.

Alike in looks but not in habits, twins cause a great catastrophe to the pirate ship Black Pig, leaving even the Captain almost speechless.

An animated cartoon written and drawn by John Ryan.
Storyteller, Peter Hawkins


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

: Meeting Point: Pity My Simplicity

An exploration of Sunday School work today.
Taking part: John Malone, The Rev. Donald Fraser, Harry Thompson
From Northern Ireland
To be repeated tonight at 10.30


Panellist: John Malone
Panellist: The Rev. Donald Fraser
Panellist: Harry Thompson
Film cameraman: Eric Pollen
Sound recordist: Ifor Williams
Film editor: Eric Brown
Producer: Moore Wasson

: Sunday Story: Edith Cavell: Part 2: At Work

by Eric Allen.
told by Brenda Bruce.


Writer: Eric Allen
Storyteller: Brenda Bruce
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: The Kathy Kirby Show

Starring Kathy Kirby
with Peter Gordeno, Carlo Dini, Wilf Todd and his Combo, Carl Gonzales, The George Mitchell Singers, The Six Dancing Showmen.
Special guest star, Stratford Johns

See page 17


Singer/presenter: Kathy Kirby
Dancer: Peter Gordeno
Tenor: Carlo Dini
Band: Wilf Todd and his Combo
Performer: Carl Gonzales
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dancers: The Six Dancing Showmen
Guest star: Stratford Johns
Orchestra under the direction of: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: Keith Norman
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Prankish Professor

A film series starring Raymond Burr as the famous lawyer-investigator created by Erle Stanley Gardner.
with Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

A professor is shocked when he discovers that a gun he used in a classroom experiment contained live ammunition.


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Della Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake: William Hopper
Hamilton Burger: William Talman

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Mortal Sin

Created by A. J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Finlay
Guest stars, T. P. McKenna, James Caffrey


Creator: A. J. Cronin
Script: N. J. Crisp
Script Editor: Donald Bull
Series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Director: William Slater
Reilly: James Caffrey
Cathcart: Stuart Campbell
Mrs Flynn: Peggy Rowan
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Father O'Brien: T. P. McKenna
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Turnbull: Richard Burnett
Peters: Hugh Munro
Mrs Cathcart: Sheila Donald
Sheila Reilly: Anne Robson
Mrs Reilly: Bee Duffell
Carmichael: Gerald Nodin

: The News

: The Royal Ballet: Toccata

A ballet by Alan Carter.
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach arranged and orchestrated by John Lanchbery played by the Covent Garden Orchestra
Leader, Charles Taylor
Conducted by John Lanchbery
Piano, Donald Twiner
[Starring] Doreen Wells, Donald Britton, Ronald Emblen, Hilary Debden, Deirdre O'Conaire, Alan Beale, Alexander Bennett and artists of The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet appears by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden


Founder: Ninette de Valois
Director: Frederick Ashton
Assistant director: John Field
Assistant director: John Hart
Assistant director: Michael Somes
Principal conductor/[music] arranged and orchestrated by/orchestra conducted by: John Lanchbery
Choreography: Alan Carter
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
[Music] played by: The Covent Garden Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Charles Taylor
Pianist: Donald Twiner
Scenery and costumes: Peter Rice
Film cameraman: John Baker
Editor: Michael Dunk
Lighting: Sam Barclay
Designed for television by: Tony Abbott
Producer: Margaret Dale
Dancer: Doreen Wells
Dancer: Donald Britton
Dancer: Ronald Emblen
Dancer: Hilary Debden
Dancer: Deirdre O'Conaire
Dancer: Alan Beale
Dancer: Alexander Bennett

: Meeting Point: Pity My Simplicity

Previously shown at 6.15 p.m.

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