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: Seeing and Believing: God of Bethel

A Christian theme illustrated by Robert MacLeod, Philip Latham, Gary Watson, Donald Bisset, George Hagan and A section of the Orpington Junior Singers.
Conductor, Sheila Mossman
Accompanied by Patrick Harvey
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall
(to 11.30)


Speaker: Robert MacLeod
Speaker: Philip Latham
Speaker: Gary Watson
Speaker: Donald Bisset
Speaker: George Hagan
Singers: A section of the Orpington Junior Singers
[Singers] conductor: Sheila Mossman
Pianist/accompanied by: Patrick Harvey
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Baledi'r Bobl

Cymeriadau lona Jones
Anita Williams
Richard Rees
David Thomas
James Walker (telyn)
Frank Wilson (ffliwt)
Ronald Smith (bas-dwbwl)
Cynllunydd, Julian Williams
Y cyfarwyddo gan
Margaret Tudor Evans
Teledwyd gyntaf Mai 24, ar BBC Cymru
A programme of Welsh ballads

: Gardening Club

A feature for vegetable growers and for gardeners who put quality before size and quantity.
Percy Thrower with Harry Dodson, Hungerford, Berkshire and Ronald Sidwell, Vale of Evesham.
Varieties of potato, bean, lettuce, beet, and other crops for areas of the British Isles, with cultural advice
Two topical problems:
Is vegetable growing decreasing in popularity-and why?
What is the point in growing for size or 'record length'?
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Harry Dodson
Guest: Ronald Sidwell
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming: More from the Hill

Introduced by John Cherrington.

Andrew Biggar visits lain Sutherland, Hillhouse, East Lothian. He describes his methods of reclaiming land that stretches up into the Lammermuirs.
From the Midlands
First transmission on June 23, 1963
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Reporter: Andrew Biggar
Interviewee: Iain Sutherland
Film directed by: Mike Bowen
Producer: John Kenyon

: Film Matinee presenting: Beat the Band

[Starring] Frances Langford, Phillip Terry
with Gene Krupa and his Band


Director: John H. Auer
Ann Rogers: Frances Langford
Damon Dillingham: Phillip Terry
Gene Krupa: Himself
Eddie Martin: Ralph Edwards
Professor Blanchetti: Andrew Tombes
Carleton P. Duff: Donald McBride
Mrs Elvira Rogers: Myra McKinney

: No Road Back

An Arctic adventure.
Two young Norwegians attempt a suicidal 500-mile dash on skis and with dog sleds across Greenland. Their aim, to beat Nansen's record. Once on the ice-cap they realise there is no road back.
An Adventure presentation
First transmission on Dec. 26, 1963


Narrator: Derek Cooper
Commentary written by: Richard Wade
Filmed by: Bjorn Reese
Filmed by: Bjorn Staib
Sound mixer: Bob Saunders
Film editor: Robert Walter
Producer: Brian Branston

: Moonstrike: Death Sentence

by Allan Prior.
When a member of the Resistance turns traitor, desperate action is taken.
First transmission on May 9, 1963


Writer: Allan Prior
Designer: Paul Bernard
Film sequences - Cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film sequences - Editor: John House
Music composed and arranged by: Dudley Simpson
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Roger Jenkins

: Smugglers' Bay: 6: On the Beach

From the novel "Moonfleet" by J. Meade Falkner.
Dramatised by Bob Stuart.

A stroke of fortune changes the life of John Trenchard and others.


Author ("Moonfleet"): J. Meade Falkner
Dramatised by: Bob Stuart
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Costumes supervised by: Sheila Glassford
Make-up supervised by: Nathalie Calfe
Lighting: Wally Whitmore
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Script Editor: Betty Willingale
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Christopher Barry
Elzevir Block: John Phillips
John Trenchard: Frazer Hines
Dutch jailer: Colin Douglas
Lawyer: Richard Burrell
Aldobrand: Henry Oscar
Judge: Edward Jewesbury
Johannes: John Dawson
Doctor: Eric Dodson
Rose Aldobrand: Liz Zinn
Ratsey: Patrick Troughton
Sam Tewkesbury: Robert Brown
Tom Farley: Alan Haywood
Master-at-Arms: Gertan Klauber
Granny Tucker: Margot Lister
Grace Maskew: Suzanne Neve
Mr. Glennie: Robert James

: Sooty: Sweet Dreams

Sooty returns to the screen assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North
Sooty, Sweep, and Harry Corbett are appearing at the Pier Theatre, Bournemouth


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Meeting Point

at Frankfurt
Churchmen from all over the world, from Africa, America, from Communist and non-Communist countries, are meeting in Frankfurt for the 19th General Council of the World Reformed Alliance.
The Rev. Edwin Robertson brings together their points of agreement and division.
Filmed by a West German Television Film Unit


Presenter: The Rev. Edwin Robertson
Producer: Ronald Falconer

: Sunday Story: The Pilgrim's Progress: Part 3: The Lions

by John Bunyan.
told by Leo McKern.


Writer: John Bunyan
Storyteller: Leo McKern

: Brian Rix

appeals for The Children of the Sea
An appeal on behalf of the Sailors' Children's Society.
Contributions, preferably by crossed postal order or cheque, will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to: [address removed]
The Society, founded in 1821, cares for British seafarers' orphaned boys and girls in the well-known Newland Homes, or subsidises them with their widowed mothers throughout the country. More than five hundred such children are supported each week; after-care, holidays, and family welfare schemes are also provided together with homes for aged sea farers or their widows.


Presenter: Brian Rix

: Songs of Praise

from Kildrum Parish Church in the new town of Cumbernauld with the choirs of Kildrum Primary School and the local churches.
Introduced by Murdoch McPherson.


Conductor: John Currie
Organist: John N. Barrie
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. T. Stewart McGregor
Presenter: Murdoch McPherson
Producer: Ronald Falconer

: The Making of the President 1960

On the eve of this year's Democratic Convention, an account of the campaign which led to the nomination and election of John F. Kennedy as President of the United States.
Introduced by James Mossman.
Based on Theodore White's Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title, this American documentary film has won two Emmy awards-the Oscars of American television-as the Programme of the Year and as the outstanding documentary.
First transmission on BBC-2, July 4


Presenter: James Mossman
Produced and directed by: David L. Wolper

: Milestones of Marriage Lines: The Threshold

A second showing of episodes from the comedy series by Richard Waring.
Starring Richard Briers as George Starling and Prunella Scales as Kate Starling
with Ronald Hines as Peter, Christine Finn as Norah
First transmission on August 16, 1963


Writer: Richard Waring
Music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Settings: Malcolm Middleton
Producer: Graeme Muir
George Starling: Richard Briers
Kate Starling: Prunella Scales
Peter: Ronald Hines
Norah: Christine Finn
Ronnie: Gordon Rollings
Harold: Derek Benfield
His Wife: Sheila Raynor
Policeman: Antony Webb
Coffee-stall owner: George Betton
Woman at coffee-stall: Mary Jordan
Hotel porter: Maitland Moss
Party guest: Robert Checksfield
Taxi driver: Micky Baker

: Kipling: Mark of the Beast

The Indian Stories of Rudyard Kipling
with Joss Ackland, Kenneth Fortescue, Patrick Westwood and Barry Letts
Guest stars, Michael Bates, George Pastell


Script: John Maynard
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Geoffrey Botterill
Costume supervisor: Valerie Spooner
Make-up supervisor: Lilias Munro
Music composed by: Max Harris
Story adviser: A. R. Rawlinson
Script editor: Anthony Read
Designer: Roy Stannard
Producer: David Goddard
Director: Waris Hussein
Stevens: Joss Ackland
Lockwood: Kenneth Fortescue
Khan: George Pastell
Mian Rukn Din: Patrick Westwood
Strickland: Barry Letts
Dr. Dumoise: Jameson Clark
Kashmiri girl: Zeinia Merton
Stokes: John Law
Padre: Noel Davis
Temple Priest: Prem Bakshi
The Admi: Michael Bates
Nan Thal: Salmaan Peer

: The News

: Eye on the World: Smaller than Life? - The Riddle of the Virus

A selection of the most distinctive BBC documentaries produced in the last twelve months.

One of the most baffling problems in biology today is the mysterious virus. Yet out of its study may come a deeper understanding of the nature of life itself, and perhaps an answer to some forms of cancer.
Dr. Kingsley Sanders, Director of the Medical Research Council's Virus Unit and a number of his colleagues describe the intensive efforts now being made to seek understanding of particles smaller and simpler than any known organism.
Introduced by Raymond Baxter.
BBC-tv Science and Features presentation
First transmission on February 25


Speaker: Dr. Kingsley Sanders
Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Script: Gordon Rattray Taylor
Film sequences directed by: Ramsay Short
Cameraman: Eric Deeming
Editor: Ted Walter
Designer: Malcolm Middleton
Studio direction: Bill Wright
Producer: Philip Daly

: Meeting Point

Previously shown at 6.15 p.m.

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