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: Morning Service

with Holy Communion
from Rodborough Tabernacle Congregational Church, Stroud.
Minister, The Rev. John Ticehurst
Preacher, The Rev. W. J. Coggan, Moderator of the West Midland Province of the Congregational Union
First Lesson: Hebrews 12, vv. 18-28
Second Lesson: Matthew 5. vv. 1-16
Hymns: Give thanks to God; For all the saints; The Son of God proclaim
Psalm 23

(to 11.30)


Minister: The Rev. John Ticehurst
Preacher: The Rev. W. J. Coggan
Organist: J. C. Watson
Choir directed by: Mary Ticehurst
TV direction: Kenneth Savidge

: Ddoe Heddiw

Owen Edwards yn cyflwyno rhai pigion o raglenni'r wythnns
Welsh topical magazine.

: Advance: 5: The First Farmers

Ten programmes about prehistoric man's first steps in technology.

How did man first start growing crops? What tools did he use? What were his fields like? What effect did it have on the landscape? These questions are discussed and illustrated by Nicholas Thomas, Assistant Keeper, Department of Archaeology, Birmingham City Museum; G. W. Dimbleby, Professor of Human Environment, Institute of Archaeology, University of London; Peter Wood, Lecturer in Geography, University of Reading.
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: Nicholas Thomas
Presenter: G. W. Dimbleby
Presenter: Peter Wood
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Having a Baby: 5: Preparation for Labour

Introduced by a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of London.

How many women can achieve a painless childbirth? Do relaxation classes help? Are hospital facilities adequate? Is hypnosis in childbirth a practical suggestion? These are some of the questions which are discussed by two gynaecologists, and Erna Wright of the National Childbirth Trust. The programme includes a filmed illustration of a mother having her baby under hypnosis.
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: A Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of London [name uncredited]
Panellist: Erna Wright
Interviewer: Joan Bakewell
Production assistant: Margaret Smith
Producer: Joyce Bullen
Editor: Beryl Radley

: Communication: 5: The Spoken and Written Word

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 11.10 p.m.
(to 13.45)


Presenter: Professor Colin Cherry
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Farming in Britain: 1: The Small Farmers

A series of six programmes in which Michael Barratt takes an outsider's look at Britain's biggest industry.
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers
See page 17


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: John Kenyon

: BBC-2 Showcase

2.30 Let Me Speak: Jesuit Novices
Young people face Malcolm Muggeridge in a discussion on their beliefs.

'I will take a vow of Poverty, to renounce all ownership and to use things just as they are given me. I'll take a vow of Chastity, a pledge to love God totally which will forgo any joy of married life, and I will take a vow of Obedience - a total giving of self to God and a doing of his will as it is shown to me through the mouth of a human and fallible Superior'.
(First transmission on July 25)

3.0 Joyce Grenfell
Fifty minutes in a company of two-accompanied by an orchestra.
(First transmission on August 8)


Presenter (Let Me Speak): Malcolm Muggeridge
Designer (Let Me Speak): Marion Robinson
Producer (Let Me Speak): Stanley Hyland
Entertainer/Original lyrics and material by: Joyce Grenfell
Music: Richard Addinsell
"Songs my mother taught me" arranged by: Viola Tunnard
Musical arrangements and orchestral direction by: William Blezard
Director: John Street

: The World of Tonight

Introduced this week by Kenneth Allsop.
The world and its events as the Tonight team reported them last week.
Produced by the Tonight team


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Cameraman: Ken Willicombe
Cameraman: Hannen Foss
Cameraman: Reg Pope
Cameraman: Ewart Needham
Sound recordist: Dennis Panchen
Sound recordist: Don Martin
Sound recordist: Ted Read
Film editor: Mansel Lloyd
Film editor: John Nicholas
Film editor: Bill Wright
Film editor: Tom Foley
Film editor: Eddy Montague
Editor: Alasdair Milne
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Z Cars: Cage Until Tame

by Robert Barr.
A second showing of Cage Until Tame

'You must be put in a cage until you are tamed'. When Arthur Timmins is released from prison he is still not tamed-but he is too late for his revenge.


Writer/script editor: Robert Barr
Designer: Jeremy Davies
Casebook material: William Prendergast
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Vivian Matalon

: The Count of Monte Cristo: 5: The Isle of Monte Cristo

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

Edmond visits the Inn of the Pont du Card and hears news of old friends and enemies.
See page 19


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: Barry Newbury
Script editor: Betty Willingale
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Peter Hammond
Edmond Dantes: Alan Badel
Jacopo: David Calderisi
Barber: Andreas Malandrinos
Guilio: Bernard Finch
Thomson: Donald Eccles
Firbank: Arthur R. Webb
Morrel: Anthony Newlands
Cocles: Michael Bilton
Maximilian: Edward de Souza
Caderousse: Michael Robbins
Bertuccio: Cyril Shaps
First soldier: Walter Sparrow
Second soldier: Peter Thomas

: Pinky and Perky: Perky Mason

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 in Israel - 2

The old Jews had a knack for putting their finger on the very central human problems. Modern Israel too is coping with problems that are the problems of the world....
Werner Pelz looks this week at the tensions between old and young, religious and secular, as they exist today.
Extract from The Hero's Wife by arrangement with Peter Frye
To be repeated tonight at 11.15 p.m.


Presenter: Werner Pelz
Cameraman: Lazare Bianco
Sound recordist: Amos Mallach
Film editor: Caroline Shields
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: Sunday Story: Henri Dunant: Part 3: Paris

Rupert Davies tells the story of Henri Dunant founder of the Red Cross.
First transmission on February 16


Storyteller: Rupert Davies
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Songs of Praise

from The Central Exhibition Hall, Balmoral, Belfast.
with the Ulster Singers and the choirs of Malone Presbyterian Church, St. Bartholomew's Parish Church, McCracken Memorial Presbyterian Church, Glenlola Collegiate School.
BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
Leader, David Adams
Conductor, Havelock Nelson
Introduced by Edgar Boucher.


Singers: The Ulster Singers
Soloist: Henry Hinds
Organist: William Young
Musicians: Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: David Adams
[Orchestra] conductor: Havelock Nelson
Presenter: Edgar Boucher
Produced by: Moore Wasson

: It's A Square World

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

: The Sunday Film: Kitty

Starring Paulette Goddard, Ray Milland
with Patric Knowles, Cecil Kellaway, Reginald Owen, Constance Collier

The adventures of a beautiful London street urchin who in 1783 rose from the slums to become the city's most notorious duchess.


Director: Mitchell Leisen
Kitty: Paulette Goddard
Sir Hugh Marcy: Ray Milland
Brett Hirwood: Patric Knowles
Sir Thomas Gainsborough: Cecil Kellaway
Duke of Walmunster: Reginald Owen
Lady Susan: Constance Collier
Jonathan Selby: Dennis Hoey
Dobson: Eric Blore
Old Meg: Sara Allgood

: Kipling: Love o' Women

The Indian stories of Rudyard Kipling.
with Joss Ackland, Kenneth Fortescue, Patrick Westwood
and Douglas Livingstone, Harry Landis, David Burke
Guest stars, John Paul, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Kenneth Farrington, Toni Gilpin


Author: Rudyard Kipling
Script: William Emms
Film cameraman: David Prosser
Film editor: Geoffrey Botterill
Costume supervisor: Valerie Spooner
Make-up supervisor: Ann Ferriggi
Music composed by: Max Harris
Story adviser: A. R. Rawlinson
Script editor: K. Levison
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: John Robins
Director: Max Varnel
Pte. Learoyd: Douglas Livingstone
Pte. Tighe: Kenneth Farrington
Pte. Mulvaney: David Burke
Pte. Ortheris: Harry Landis
Sylvia: Toni Gilpin
Colonel Richmond: John Paul
Mrs. Richmond: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Stevens: Joss Ackland
Lockwood: Kenneth Fortescue
Mian Rukn Din: Patrick Westwood
Ram Dass: Prem Bakshi
Lt. Sommers: Desmond Davis

: The News

: A Choice or An Echo?

Goldwater or Johnson?
In the final days before the voting James Mossman reports from the United States on the personalities of the two presidential candidates and the alternatives they offer to the people of America.
He examines the land in which they grew up, the way their thinking matured, and the methods they used in their rise to power.
See page 17


Reporter: James Mossman
Cameraman: Erik Durschmied
Film editor: John Walker
Studio direction: Andrew Quicke
Producer: David J. Webster

: Meeting Point in Israel

First transmission at 6.15 p.m.

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