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: Seeing and Believing: Signs for the Times

A Christian theme presented by The Rev. Geoffrey Rees, Canon Donald Matthews,
The Rev. William Worsdell and Tommy Eytle.
From the Church of St. Aldate, Gloucester
(to 11.30)


Presenter: The Rev. Geoffrey Rees
Presenter: Canon Donald Matthews
Presenter: The Rev. William Worsdell
Singer/guitarist: Tommy Eytle
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Ddoe Heddiw

Owen Edwards yn cyflwyno rhai pigion o ragienni'r wythnos
Cynhyrchiad Uned Heddiw

: Advance: 2: Prehistoric Food and Warmth

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

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 discuss how early man fed and kept himself warm, and cook and eat a prehistoric meal in the studio.
A BBC Educational broadcast


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

: Having a Baby: 2: Ante-Natal Care

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

The Professor discusses the importance of regular attendance at the ante-natal clinic.
A Doctor talks about the physical changes that occur during the early months of pregnancy.
An Almoner describes how she can help mothers with family or social problems.

A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: A Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of London [name uncredited]
Speaker: A Doctor [name uncredited]
Speaker: An Almoner [name uncredited]
Interviewer: Joan Bakewell
Film animations: Colin Whitaker
Production assistant: Margaret Smith
Producer: Joyce Bullen
Editor: Beryl Radley

: Communication: 2: The New Look in Information Technology

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 11.40 p.m.
(to 13.45)


Presenter: Professor Colin Cherry
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Farming

Introduced by Gordon Mosley.

Farm Visit
Roy Bradley started farming ten years ago with £80 in his pocket and thirty-three acres of marginal land near Peterborough.

Farming Overseas
A look at farming methods in Australia.

From East Anglia

followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: Gordon Mosley
Subject (Farm Visit): Roy Bradley
Director: John Frost

: BBC-2 Showcase

2.25 Workshop: Paganini Caprice
The brightest creative idea on BBC-2
(Peter Black, Daily Mail)

in which Martin Cooper re-creates the personality of Paganini, the diabolical virtuoso and with Arthur Hutchings who explores the impact of his music on two centuries of composers with Manoug Parikian (violin), Lamar Crowson (piano), Yonty Solomon (piano) in the Rachmaninov-Paganini Rhapsody, Johnny Dankworth and his Quintet,
George Thalbert-Ball (organ)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, David McCallum
Conducted by Lawrence Leonard
First transmission on May 23

3.25 Arrest and Trial: Call It a Lifetime
A film series starring Ben Gazzara as Nick Anderson and Chuck Connors as John Egan.
with special guest star. Anthony Franciosa
with John Larch, John Kerr, Roger Perry

A lorry driver is arrested by Sgt. Anderson following the death of a motorcycle officer. Although there is considerable evidence against the driver, Anderson feels sympathetic toward him and persuades defence lawyer John Egan to accept the case.
First transmission on April 24


Presenter/script (Workshop): Martin Cooper
Presenter (Workshop): Arthur Hutchings
Violinist (Workshop): Manoug Parikian
Pianist (Workshop): Lamar Crowson
Pianist (Workshop): Yonty Solomon
Musicians (Workshop): Johnny Dankworth and his Quintet
Organist (Workshop): George Thalben-Ball
Musicians (Workshop): London Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
[Orchestra] conducted by: Lawrence Leonard
Script/Directed and produced by (Workshop): Humphrey Burton
Production Assistant (Workshop): Barrie Gavin
Designer (Workshop): Michael Young
Nick Anderson: Ben Gazzara
John Egan: Chuck Connors
Steve Jared: Anthony Franciosa
Jerry Miller: John Larch
ADA Barry Pine: John Kerr
Dan Kirby: Roger Perry

: Z Cars: Centre of Disturbance

by John Hopkins.
A second showing of Centre of Disturbance

A shooting in Newtown shopping centre-so unexpected an event that it has the public shocked and even the police incredulous.


Writer: John Hopkins
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Script editor: Robert Barr
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Terence Dudley

: The Count of Monte Cristo: Episode 2: The Chateau d'if

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

M. de Villefort defends his position and offers Edmond kindly advice.


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
Script editor: Betty Willingale
Designer: Mary Rea
Designer: Barry Newbery
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Peter Hammond
Edmond Dantes: Alan Badel
Mercedes: Natasha Parry
Fernand: Philip Madoc
Caderousse: Michael Robbins
Marquis de St. Meran: George Curzon
Marquise de St. Meran: Valerie Taylor
Renee: Alexandra Bastedo
Villefort: Michael Gough
Morrel: Anthony Newlands
Danglars: Morris Perry
Magistrate: Steven Scott
Police Officer: Jonathan Scott
First Gendarme: Artro Morris
Second Gendarme: Certan Klauber
Jailer: Graham Ashley
Porter: Edwin Finn
Corporal: Walter Ranball
Sentry: Redmond Bailey
Jailer at Chateau d'If: Michael Miller

: Pinky and Perky: Stew It Yourself

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: The Problem of Prayer

The Rev. Professor William Barclay interprets two parables of Jesus.
From Scotland
First transmission to Scottish viewers on March 8
To be repeated tonight at 11.30


Presenter: The Rev. Professor William Barclay
Producer: Ronald Falconer

: Sunday Story: The Creation

told by Cy Grant.
from 'God's Trombones' by J. W. Johnson.
First transmission on Feb. 10, 1963


Storyteller: Cy Grant
Author: J. W. Johnson
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Songs of Praise

from Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Mold.
Introduced by Gwynfryn C. Thomas.
Joan Carlyle appears by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden


Conductor: James Williams
Soloist: Joan Carlyle
Organist: V. Anthony Lewis
Presenter: Gwynfryn C. Thomas
Blessing given by: Eirian Davies
Presented for TV by: Selwyn Roderick
Arranged by: Tregelles Williams

: It's A Square World

says Michael Bentine
echoed by Clive Dunn and Leon Thau, Joe Gibbons
endorsed by John Mulgrew, Sid Dellar, Sydney Dobson, 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]: John Mulgrew
[Actor]: Sid Dellar
[Actor]: Sydney Dobson
[Actor]: Derek Martin
[Actor]: John Pollock
[Actor]: Freddie Powell
[Actor]: Andre Cameron
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler

: The Sunday Film: Two Years Before the Mast

Starring Alan Ladd, Brian Donlevy, William Bendix, Barry Fitzgerald
with Howard Da Silva, Albert Dekker
Based on the novel by Richard Henry Dana Jr.


Producer: Seton I. Miller
Director: John Farrow
Based on the novel by: Richard Henry Dana Jr.
Charles Stewart: Alan Ladd
Richard Henry Dana: Brian Donlevy
Amazeen: William Bendix
Cook: Barry Fitzgerald
Captain Thompson: Howard Da Silva
Seaman Brown: Albert Dekker
Sam Hooper: Darryl Hickman
Maria: Esther Fernandez
Bellamer: Tom Powers

: Kipling: Watches of the Night

Indian stories of Rudyard Kipling
with Joss Ackland, Kenneth Fortescue, Patrick Westwood
and David Burke, Douglas Livingstone, Harry Landis
Guest stars, Jane Asher, Ruth Kettlewell and Alan MacNaughtan


Author: Rudyard Kipling
Script: William Emms
Film cameraman: David Prosser
Film editor: Geoffrey Botterill
Costume supervisor: Ena Nickalls
Make-up supervisor: Ann Ferriggi
Music composed by: Max Harris
Story adviser: A. R. Rawlinson
Script editor: Anthony Read
Designer: Archie Clark
Producer: David Goddard
Director: Ian Curteis
Pte. Mulvaney: David Burke
Prunella: Vanessa Forsyth
Sergeant: Keneth Thornett
Cynthia: Jane Asher
Captain Notley: Nicholas Courtney
Pte. Ortheris: Harry Landis
Lockwood: Kenneth Fortescue
Major Eldridge: Alan MacNaughtan
Captain Bridgewater: Danvers Walker
Stevens: Joss Ackland
Pte. Learoyd: Douglas Livingstone
Mrs. Larkyn: Joan MacDonald
Mrs. Eldridge: Ruth Kettlewell
Mrs. Turner: Patsy Smart
Ram Mohun: Christopher Carlos
Mian Rukn Din: Patrick Westwood
Ram Dass: Prem Bakshi
Jungi: Gerry Duggan
Ayah: Muguette de Braie
Prompter: Robert Fyfe

: The News

: The Olympic Games

Today's events brought to you by Satellite Television from Tokyo, together with film and recordings flown over the Pole by jet aircraft.

100 m. Freestyle Semi-finals (men)
200 m. Breaststroke Semi-finals (women)

Diving: Springboard (women)

Weightlifting: Bantamweight Finals

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
Presented by BBC-tv Sport


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Commentary team in Tokyo: David Coleman
Commentary team in Tokyo: Harry Carpenter
Commentary team in Tokyo: Max Robertson
Commentary team in Tokyo: Peter West
Commentary team in Tokyo: Frank Bough

: Meeting Point

First transmission at 6.15 p.m.

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