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: Seeing and Believing: The Wisdom of the Psalms

A Christian theme illustrated by James Grout, Wilfred Harrison, Susan Longfield, Lindsay Heather, Geoffrey Mitchell, Paul Taylor and The Chamber Choir of the Guildhall School of Music.
Conductor, John Alldis
From the Church of St. Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, London.
(to 11.30)


Speaker: James Grout
Speaker: Wilfred Harrison
Speaker: Susan Longfield
Speaker: Lindsay Heather
Speaker: Geoffrey Mitchell
Speaker: Paul Taylor
Singers: The Chamber Choir of the Guildhall School of Music
[Choir] conductor: John Alldis
Accompanist: Tom McCall
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Baledi'r Bobl

Crefydd a Moes lona Jones, Anita Williams, Richard Rees, Cledwyn Jones, Geraint Eckley, Robin Jones
Telynores Dwyryd
Frank Wilson (ffliwt)
Teledwyd gyntaf Ebrill 5, ar BBC Cymru


Performer: Iona Jones
Performer: Anita Williams
Performer: Richard Rees
Performer: Cledwyn Jones
Performer: Geraint Eckley
Performer: Robin Jones
Performer: Telynores Dwyryd
Flutist: Frank Wilson
Designer/Cynllunydd: Colin Shaw
Devised by/Dyfeiswyd gan: Meredydd Evans
Producer/Cynhyrchydd: Margaret Tudor Evans

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower with Geoffrey Smith, Superintendent, N.H.S. Gardens, Harlow Carr, Harrogate.
"These have done well at Harrogate - they should do well in all parts of the British Isles".
A Northern gardener introduces his recommended choice of summer-flowering shrubs and plants into the "Gardening Club" Garden including Philadelphus (mock orange), musk and shrub roses, dwarf conifers, hypericum, and buddleia
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming: Royal Show Preview

John Cherrington, Frank Taylor and David Richardson report on some of this year's demonstrations, including those in the forestry area and the N.I.A.E. tractor-testing exhibit.
An Outside Broadcast from the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Reporter: John Cherrington
Reporter: Frank Taylor
Reporter: David Richardson
Producer: John Kenyon

: Wells Fargo: Portrait of Teresa

Adventures of Dale Robertson as Special Agent Jim Hardie.
with William Demarest

After rescuing an artist from the hands of drunken cowboys Jim becomes involved in the painter's more serious troubles.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson
Jeb Gaine: William Demarest

: Film Matinee: Easy Living

Starring Victor Mature, Lucille Ball, Lizabeth Scott and The Los Angeles Rams

The story of an American football star whose playing career is threatened by ill-health. He faces a major problem which is not made easier by his wife's disloyalty.


Pete Wilson: Victor Mature
Anne: Lucille Ball
Liza Wilson: Lizabeth Scott
Tim McCarr: Sonny Tufts
Lenehan: Lloyd Nolan
Argus: Paul Stewart
'Scoop' Spooner: Jack Parr
Themselves: The Los Angeles Rams

: Moonstrike: Danger by Appointment

by Allan Prior.
The special squadrons needed moonlight to fly into occupied countries on their secret operations.

When an agent is briefed to put an important factory out of action a brand new approach is required.
First shown on April 4, 1963


Writer: Allan Prior
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Film sequences - Cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film sequences - Editor: John House
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Eric Tayler

: Silas Marner: Episode 6: Father and Daughter

by George Eliot.
Dramatised in six episodes by Constance Cox.

Godfrey clears his conscience, and Eppie is forced to make a choice.


Author: George Eliot
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Costumes superviser: Joyce Hammond
Make-up superviser: Lilias Munro
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Script Editor: Betty Willingale
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Harold Clayton
Priscilla Lammeter: Anne Robson
Mr Lammeter: Noel Howlett
Nancy Cass: Penelope Lee
Silas Marner: David Markham
Eppie: Natasha Pyne
Aaron Winthrop: Anthony Verner
Godfrey Cass: Moray Watson
Ben Winthrop: Thomas Heathcote
Sally: Patricia Pacy
Mrs Dolly Winthrop: Daphne Anderson
Clergyman: Ian Fleming
Macey: Philip Ray
Dowlas: Brian Hayes

: Noggin and the Omruds: Part 6: The Battle

by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin.
Another saga of Noggin the Nog, Prince of the Northlands, told in six parts.

How the large and the small were made equal. Where a battle was fought and how the Omruds came into their garden.

Told by Ronnie Stevens and Oliver Postgate.
Music written by Vernon Elliott and played by the Vernon Elliott Ensemble


Writer/narrator: Oliver Postgate
Writer/pictures: Peter Firmin
Narrator: Ronnie Stevens
Music written by: Vernon Elliott
[Music] played by: The Vernon Elliott Ensemble

: Meeting Point: The Maharishi and the Abbot

Most westerners, caught up in the tensions of today, say they have no time to sit and meditate. But what are they missing? Maharishi Mahesh Yogi talks to The Abbot of Downside.
Chairman, Robert Kee


Panellist: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Panellist: The Abbot of Downside [name uncredited]
Chairman: Robert Kee
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: Sunday Story: Barnardo and his Children: Part 4: Harry Gossage

by Janet Hitchman.
told by Barbara Mullen.


Writer: Janet Hitchman
Storyteller: Barbara Mullen
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Songs of Praise

from Grasmere Parish Church.
Singing led by the combined choirs of the district.
Conducted by Jim Noble

Introduced by Donald Legg.
Prayer and Blessing given by the Rector, The Rev. Canon R.C. Tait


Conductor: Jim Noble
Presenter: Donald Legg
Soloist: Norma Procter
Organist: Reginald Griffiths
Prayer and blessing: The Rev. Canon R. C. Tait
Presented for television by: Peter Hamilton

: The Marriage Lines: The Patient

A comedy series by Richard Waring.
Starring Richard Briers as George Starling and Prunella Scales as Kate Starling.


Writer: Richard Waring
Music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Settings: Gwen Evans
Producer: Graeme Muir
Director: Robin Nash
George Starling: Richard Briers
Kate Starling: Prunella Scales
Jeannie: Bridget Armstrong
Arthur: Peter Tuddenham
Dennis: Denzil Ellis
Marie: Nerys Hughes
Dr Harrison: Richard Coleman

: Escapade in Japan

A film drama.
Starring Teresa Wright, Cameron Mitchell, Jon Provost and Roger Nakagawa

The adventures of two small boys, one Japanese and one American, who, believing themselves to be fugitives from the police, set off alone on an eventful journey across Japan.


Director: Arthur Lubin
Mary Saunders: Teresa Wright
Dick Saunders: Cameron Mitchell
Tony Saunders: Jon Provost
Hiko: Roger Nakagawa
Michiko: Kuniko Miyake
Kei Tanaka: Susumu Fujita
Lt.-Col. Hargrave: Philip Ober

: Kipling: A Bank Fraud

The Indian Stories of Rudyard Kipling
with Joss Ackland, Kenneth Fortescue and Barry Letts
Guest stars, Ralph Michael, Alfred Burke, Murray Melvin


Script: John Maynard
Film Cameraman: A. A . Englander
Film Editor: Geoffrey Botterill
Costume supervisor: Elizabeth Agombar
Make-up supervisor: Christine Hillcoat
Music composed by: Max Harris
Story adviser: A.R. Rawlinson
Script Editor: Anthony Read
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: David Goddard
Director: Shaun Sutton
William Stevens: Joss Ackland
James Lockwood: Kenneth Fortescue
Mian Rukn Din: Patrick Westwood
Reggie Burke: Ralph Michael
Silas Riley: Murray Melvin
Naboth: Alfred Burke
Dr. Dumoise: Jameson Clark
Inspector Strickland: Barry Letts
Tan Singh: Rene Setan
Mrs Pringle: Carmel McSharry
First coolie: Peter Diamond
Second coolie: Fred Hagerty
First boy: Colin Goldring
Second boy: Steward Goldring
Mrs. Naboth: Heather Emmanuel
Bank clerk: Alec Bregonzi
Rothwell: Lockwood West

: The News

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.
Tonight's programme includes:

Alfred Hitchcock

The Dotty World of James Lloyd
James Lloyd taught himself to paint. His pictures of the animals and the countryside he knew as a child are done in the French pointilliste style, entirely in little dots.


Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Interviewee: Alfred Hitchcock
Subject (The Dotty World of James Lloyd): James Lloyd
Director (The Dotty World of James Lloyd): Ken Russell
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate Producer: Christopher Burstall
Producer: Nancy Thomas

: Meeting Point: The Maharishi and the Abbot

Previously shown at 6.15 p.m.

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