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: Sung Eucharist at Harvest Time

from Lancaster Priory.
Celebrant, The Rev. Maxwell Lucas
assisted by The Rev. John Ridyard and The Rev. Brian Smethurst
Preacher, The Rev. Canon H. A. Bland, Vicar of Lancaster

(to 11.30)


Celebrant: The Rev. Maxwell Lucas
Assisted by: The Rev. John Ridyard
Assisted by: The Rev. Brian Smethurst
Preacher: The Rev. Canon H. A. Bland
Organist and Choirmaster: Henry Walmsley
Presented by: Peter Hamilton

: Ddoe Heddiw

John Bevan yn cyflwyno rhai pigion o raglenni'r wythnos
Cynhyrchiad Uned Heddiw.
Welsh topical magazine.

: Advance: 1: Prehistoric Man's Raw Materials

A series of ten programmes about prehistoric man's first steps in technology.

by Nicholas Thomas, Assistant Keeper, Department of Archaeology, Birmingham City Museum and Henry Hodges, Lecturer in Conservation of Archaeological Materials, Institute of Archaeology, University of London.
A BBC Educational broadcast
See page 17


Presenter: Nicholas Thomas
Presenter: Henry Hodges
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Having a Baby: 1: How the Baby Grows

A series of ten programmes on maternity and baby care.
Introduced by a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of London.

A medical embryologist describes the nine months of life before birth.
Models by Visual Effects Department
A BBC Educational broadcast
See page 17


Presenter: A Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of London [name uncredited]
Speaker: A medical embryologist [name uncredited]
Film Animations: Colin Whitaker
Models: BBC Visual Effects Department
Producer: Joyce Bullen
Editor: Beryl Radley

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Having a Baby 12 March 2017

: Communication: 1: The Communication Explosion

A series of lectures on the modern approach to the transmission of information by Professor Colin Cherry.
An Outside Broadcast from the Royal College of Surgeons
A BBC Educational broadcast
To be repeated on Monday at 11.30 p.m.
(to 13.45)


Presenter: Professor Colin Cherry
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Farming: Seed Potatoes

Introduced by John Cherrington.
There have been complaints about the quality of Scottish seed potatoes. Scottish growers answer criticisms from farmers and merchants.
From Scotland
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon

: BBC-2 Showcase: Men and Money: The Stockbroker's World

Written by Paul Ferris.
In one square mile can be found most of the important financial figures in the country. Who are they? What do they do? What is their power and influence?
Spoken by Tony Garnett.
One of a series of six documentaries about the City of London.
First transmission on May 5


Writer: Paul Ferris
Consultant: Andrew Shonfield
Narrator: Tony Garnett
Film editor: Alan Martin
Executive producer: Bill Duncalf
Director: Roy Battersby

: BBC-2 Showcase: The Virginian: Duel at Shiloh

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
Starring James Drury as The Virginian, Lee J. Cobb as Judge Henry Garth.
with Gary Clarke and Brian Keith

A shooting war seems inevitable when ranchers disagree about open range and barbed wire.
First transmission on May 11


The Virginian: James Drury
Judge Henry Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Steve Hill: Gary Clarke
Johnny Wade: Brian Keith

: Z Cars: Seconds Away

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

A routine job - a break-in at a jeweller's shop - but Barlow believes that the owner is in danger.
(First transmission on May 6)


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: Paul Bernard

: The Count of Monte Cristo: 1: The Plotters

by Alexandre Dumas.
Dramatised in twelve episodes by Anthony Steven.

The future of Edmond Dantes seems set fair but he is unaware of the forces working against him.
See page 17


Author: Alexandre Dumas
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
Music composed and conducted by: Roberto Gerhard
Film cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film editor: Ted Walter
Costumes supervised by: Dorothea Wallace
Make-up supervised by: Sheila Cassidy
Designer: Mary Rea
Designer: Betty Newbury
Script editor: Betty Willingale
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Peter Hammond
Edmond Dantes: Alan Badel
Mercedes: Natasha Parry
Morrel: Anthony Newlands
Codes: Michael Bilton
Danglars: Morris Perry
Penelon: Bob Raymond
Fernand: Philip Madoc
Caderousse: Michael Robbins

: Pinky and Perky: The Day that the Drains Came Down

Written by Robert Gray.
with Jimmy Thompson as Asst. General, P.P.C.T.V.
From the North of England


Writer: Robert Gray
Presented by: Jan Dalibor
Presented by: Vlasta Dalibor
Additional manipulator: Philip Rose
Additional manipulator: Elizabeth Rose
Additional manipulator: John Parks
We Belong Together words and music by: Norman Newell
We Belong Together words and music by: Alyn Ainsworth
Design: Nicole Goodwin
Producer: Stan Parkinson
Asst. General, P.P.C.T.V.: Jimmy Thompson

: Meeting Point: Seedtime and Harvest

A film about the life and faith of the people of the Herefordshire village of Madley, set in the age-old cycle of seedtime and harvest.
Introduced by Harry Soan.
A Midland Region Film Unit production
Repeated tonight at 10.55


Presenter: Harry Soan
Photographed by: Ian Stone
Recorded by: John Gilbert
Editor: Bill Brind
Director: Derek Smith
Producer: William Purcell

: Songs of Praise

Harvest Festival community hymn-singing from The Parish Church of Madley, Herefordshire.
Prayer and Blessing by the Vicar, The Rev. W. Laurence Paterson
Introduced by David Franklin.


Conductor: Tom Lloyd
Organist: Joyce Buckley
Organist: Duncan Johnston
Pianist: Glen Butcher
Soloist: Michael Wakeham
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. W. Laurence Paterson
Presenter: David Franklin
Arranged by: William Purcell
Television presentation: Barrie Edgar

: It's A Square World

says Michael Bentine
echoed by Clive Dunn and Leon Thau and Joe Gibbons
endorsed by Peter Diamond, John Mulgrew, Sydney Dobson, Sid Dellar, Derek Martin, John Pollock, Freddie Powell, Andre Cameron
and Deryck Guyler
Devised and written by Michael Bentine and John Law.


Devised and written by: Michael Bentine
Devised and written by: John Law
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film editor: Jim Latham
Musical direction: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: Robert Macgowan
Producer: John Street
Comedian: Michael Bentine
[Actor]: Clive Dunn
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons
[Actor]: Peter Diamond
[Actor]: John Mulgrew
[Actor]: Sydney Dobson
[Actor]: Sid Dellar
[Actor]: Derek Martin
[Actor]: John Pollock
[Actor]: Freddie Powell
[Actor]: Andre Cameron
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler

: The Sunday Film: The Paleface

Starring Bob Hope, Jane Russell

Calamity Jane, determined to track down renegades smuggling ammunition to the Indians, teams up with dentist 'Painless' Peter Potter for some hilarious and hair-raising adventures.
Bob Hope stars in this famous comedy film which features the Academy Award song Buttons and Botes.


Original screenplay by: Edmund Hartmann
Original screenplay by: Frank Tashlin
Producer: Robert L. Welch
Director: Norman Z. McLeod
'Painless' Peter Potter: Bob Hope
Calamity Jane: Jane Russell

: Kipling: Beyond the Pale

The Indian stories of Rudyard Kipling
with Joss Ackland, Kenneth Fortescue, Patrick Westwood
and Barry Letts
Guest stars: Tim Seely, Jemma Hyde, Suzanne Neve


Author: Rudyard Kipling
Script: Anthony Read
Film cameraman: Charles Parnall
Film editor: Geoffrey Botterill
Costume supervisor: Kenneth Morey
Make-up supervisor: Shirley Rowlands
Music composed by: Max Harris
Story adviser: A. R. Rawlinson
Designer: Roy Stannard
Producer: David Goddard
Director: Graham Evans
James Lockwood: Kenneth Fortescue
Strickland: Barry Letts
Saumarez: Tim Seely
Angus MacPhee: David MacMillan
Bisesa: Usha Joshi
Nasiban: Ann Tirard
Kitty Youghal: Suzanne Neve
William Stevens: Joss Ackland
Mian Rukn Din: Patrick Westwood
Maud Copleigh: Jumma Hyde
Edith Copleigh: Carole Nimmons
Ram Dass: Prem Bakshi
Agnes Muir: Fiona Hartford

: The News

: Hugo Dyson on Shakespeare: Abdication and Aggression

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

This week: Abdication and Aggression
To end his present series on Tragedy, Mr. Dyson examines four totally different abdicators, Richard II, Hamlet, King Lear, and Prospero - and finds a connection between their apparent renunciation, and a strange form of demand.
A Monitor presentation


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

: Meeting Point: Seedtime and Harvest

A film about the life and faith of the people of the Herefordshire village of Madley, set in the age-old cycle of seedtime and harvest.
Introduced by Harry Soan.
First transmission at 6.15 p.m.


Presenter: Harry Soan

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