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: Morning Service

From St. Mary's Church Southampton.
Attended by members of The British Association for the Advancement of Science during their annual meeting
Preacher, The Rev. Dr. Owen Chadwick, Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge
First Lesson: Isaiah 35 read by The Mayor of Southampton
Second Lesson: Colossians 1. vv. 9-20 read by Lord Brain, President of The British Association
Hymns (A. and M. Rev.): 165, 260, 207
Anthem: Grant, O Lord (Slater)
(to 11.30)


Rector: The Rev. Roy Chamberlain
Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Owen Chadwick
Reader (First Lesson): The Mayor of Southampton (Elsie Willcock)
Reader (Second Lesson): Lord Brain
Master of the Music: D.C. Williams
Introductory commentary: Martin Muncaster
TV direction: Kenneth Savidge

: Ddoe Heddiw

Owen Edwards yn cyflwyno rhai pigion o raglenni'r wythnos
Cynhyrchiad Uned heddiw
Welsh topical magazine.


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: Gardening Club: Water in the Garden

Film cameras in the Gardening Club Garden Edgbaston, Birmingham with Percy Thrower and Robert Walton.
Laying pipes underground; Stop-cocks and stand-pipes; Sprayers and sprinklers and the demands of local bye-laws


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Robert Walton
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming

Introduced by John Cherrington.

Making it Safer
Some farmers have already had a call from the safety man, among them David Richardson, who was visited recently on his Norfolk farm by the Regional Safety Inspector for East Anglia, Tom Rowe.
(First transmission on May 24)

Beef Imports
John Cherrington talks to Stephen Kennard, who farms in the Argentine.

From the Midlands
Followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (Making it Safer): David Richardson
Interviewee (Beef Imports): Stephen Kennard
Producer: John Kenyon

: Film Matinee: The Torch

Starring Paulette Goddard, Pedro Armendariz and Gilbert Roland
A ruthless and freedom-loving Mexican general has led his revolutionary army into many victorious battles, but when he plans a campaign of love he finds he is not successful.


Director: Emilio Fernandez
Maria Dolores: Paulette Goddard
General Reyes: Pedro Armendariz
Father Sierra: Gilbert Roland
Dr Robert Stanley: Walter Reed
Don Carlos Penaflel: Julio Villareal

: The Trail Blazers

Their trade adventure...
Airmanship their art...
Heroes in a time that needed heroes
Alcock and Brown, Kingsford Smith, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Jim Mollison
Amelia Earhart
In the years between the two great wars these men and women drew new lines on the maps-gave the world a new dimension.
Narration written by John Pudney spoken by Richard Hurndall
(First transmission on Nov. 1, 1963)


Writer: John Pudney
Narrator: Richard Hurndall
Film editor: George Inger
Directed and produced by: Peter Bale

: Moonstrike: The Canary

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

When the Gestapo arrived to 'clean up' a Resistance Group the radio operator was the one in greatest danger.
(First transmission on July 25, 1963)


Writer: Allan Prior
Designer: Allan Anson
Film sequences - Cameraman: A.A. Englander
Film sequences - Editor: John House
Music composed and arranged by: Dudley Simpson
Producer: David Goddard
Director: David Benedictus

: The Children of the New Forest: 2: A Rescue

From the book by Captain Marryat.
Dramatised in six episodes by Anthony Coburn.
With Bernard Archard

Edward questioned in the house of a Roundhead - enemy troopers threatening the cottage.
From the West
See page 15


From the book by: Captain Marryat
Dramatised by: Anthony Coburn
Film Cameraman: George Shears
Film Editor: Constance Dunn
Costumes supervised by: Joan Wakefield
Make-up supervised by: Grisell Lindsay
Script Editor: Betty Willingale
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Director: Brandon Acton-Bond
Patience: Kara Wilson
Edward: Richard Arthure
The Intendant: Bernard Archard
Humphrey: Brendan Collins
Jacob Armitage: Norman Tyrrell
Alice: Petra Markham
Edith: Melanie Parr
Phoebe: June Barrie
Oswald Partridge: Colin Douglas
Ingram Michael: Graham Cox
Trooper: Roy Brimble
Brooker: Michael Goldie

: Sooty and Sweep: Old-Time Music-Hall

Sooty and Sweep appear in Old-Time Music-Hall
Assisted by Mr. Harry Corbett who introduces the items.
Ably supported by Mr. Harry Hayward and his Pit Orchestra
From the North
(Sooty, Sweep and Harry Corbett are appearing at the Pier Theatre, Bournemouth)


Puppeteer/Presenter: Harry Corbett
Musicians: Harry Hayward and his Pit Orchestra
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Meeting Point: John Betjeman's ABC of Churches: P. Q. R.

John Betjeman invites you to join him and the Outside Broadcast cameras as he continues his alphabetical tour of churches and visits Parkstone, Quaker Meeting-House (nr. Truro), Romsey.
From the West
To be repeated tonight at 10.55


Presenter: John Betjeman
Producer: Kenneth Savidge

: Sunday Story: The Pilgrim's Progress: Part 5: The Valley

by John Bunyan.
told by Leo McKern.


Author: John Bunyan
Storyteller: Leo McKern

: Songs of Praise

from St. David's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Cardiff.
sung by the Roman Catholic choirs of the city
conducted by Alan Rees
with Jean Allister
Introduced by Fr. Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M.
Blessing given by Fr. Bernard Cosulich, Administrator of the Cathedral


Choirs conducted by: Alan Rees
Singer: Jean Allister
Organist: Royston Havard
Presenter: Fr. Agnellus Andrew
Blessing: Fr. Bernard Cosulich

: The Yeomen of the Guard

A shortened version of the opera by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
The City of London Festival production from the Tower of London.
Festival Orchestra
Leader, Joshua Glazier
Conductor, Lawrence Leonard
Televised by arrangement with the City Arts Trust
Kenneth Sandford appears by arrangement with Bridget D'Oyly Carte Ltd.
See page 15


Composer: W. S. Gilbert
Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Chorus-Master: David Lloyd-Jones
Musicians: Festival Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Joshua Glazier
[Orchestra] conductor: Lawrence Leonard
Designer: Peter Rice
Production devised and directed by: Anthony Besch
Television production: John Vernon
Jack Point a strolling jester: John Cameron
Elsie Maynard a strolling singer: Elizabeth Robson
Colonel Fairfax under sentence of death: Thomas Round
Wilfred Shadbolt Head Jailer and Assistant Tormentor: Kenneth Sandford
Phoebe Meryll Sergeant Meryll's daughter: Anne Pashley
Sergeant Meryll of the Yeomen of the Guard: James Atkins
Dame Carruthers Housekeeper to the Tower: Johanna Peters
Sir Richard Cholmondeley Lieutenant of the Tower: John Carol Case
Leonard Meryll Sergeant Meryll's son: Jack Irons
Kate Dame Carruthers' niece: Maureen Keetch
First Yeoman: John Cheek
Second Yeoman: Paul Neal
First Citizen: Ian McNeil
Second Citizen: Charles Grace
Chorus of Yeomen warders and townsfolk: [uncredited]

: Milestones of Marriage Lines: The Job

A second showing of episodes from the comedy series by Richard Waring.
Starring Richard Briers as George Starling and Prunella Scales as Kate Starling
(First transmission on May 22)


Writer: Richard Waring
Music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Settings: Roger Andrews
Producer: Graeme Muir
George Starling: Richard Briers
Kate Starling: Prunella Scales
Ronald: Rex Graham
Ossie: Anthony Hall
Telephone voice: Elizabeth Morgan
Telephone voice: Norma Griffin
Telephone voice: Diana Olsson
Telephone voice: John Pullen

: Kipling: The Madness of Private Ortheris

The Indian Stories of Rudyard Kipling
with Joss Ackland, Kenneth Fortescue, Patrick Westwood
and Harry Landis, David Burke, Douglas Livingstone
Guest stars, Brian Oulton, John Paul, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Jack Rodney


Script: A. R. Rawlinson
Film cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film editor: Geoffrey Botterill
Costume supervisor: Valerie Spooner
Make-up supervisor: Ann Ferrigi
Music composed by: Max Harris
Script editor: Anthony Read
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: David Goddahd
Director: Shaun Sutton
Pte. Ortheris: Harry Landis
Pte. Learoyd: Douglas Livingstons
Pte. Mulvaney: David Burke
James Lockwood: Kenneth Fortescub
Capt Bridgwater: Danvers' Walker
Mian Rukn Din: Patrick Westwood
Colonel Richmond: John Paul
Lord Trig: Brian Oulton
Stall keeper: Martin Gordon
William Stevens: Joss Ackland
Pte. Crosby: Philip Martin
Orderly: Pat Connell
Bhuldoo: Jack Rodney
Mrs. Richmond: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Tonga driver: Rene Setan

: The News

: Hugo Dyson on Shakespeare: York and Lancaster

talking to four American graduates studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

This week: York and Lancaster
Mr. Dyson talks about the struggle for the crown of England in Shakespeare's history plays-and also of that element of life which has no name and excites no headlines, but without which the King has no subjects-in other words, the moving life of the people.
A Monitor presentation
See page 15


Presenter: Hugo Dyson
Designer: Malcolm Middleton
Director: Patrick Garland

: Meeting Point: John Betjeman's ABC of Churches

First transmission at 6.15 p.m.


Presenter: John Betjeman

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