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: Seeing and Believing: Worldly Worship

The Rev. Eric Mathieson talks to The Rev. Guy Daniel, Mrs. V. B. Dacey, T. Weatherley.
With Members of St. Thomas's Church, Colnbrook and Children of Poole's Park Junior Mixed School
From the Church of St. Mary Aldermary, City of London
(to 11.30)


Presenter: The Rev. Eric Mathieson
Guest: The Rev. Guy Daniel
Guest: Mrs. V. B. Dacey
Guest: T. Weatherley
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Ddoe Heddiw

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

: Advance: 8: Water Transport

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

How did man first carry himself and his goods across water? Was it on a raft, on inflated skin, or in a dugout? Which of these developed into the first sea-going ship? These points, and the archaeological evidence, are discussed and illustrated by David Wilson, Reader in Anglo-Saxon Archaeology, University College, London;
George Naish, Keeper of Models and Relics, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich; Nicholas Thomas, Keeper, Department of Archaeology, Birmingham City Museum.
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: David Wilson
Presenter: George Naish
Presenter: Nicholas Thomas
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Having a Baby: 8: Baby Care (i)

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

How important is breast feeding? How does a mother feel in the first few weeks after the birth? How easy is it to regain her figure? In this programme the Professor is joined by a Professor of Paediatrics who talks on feeding, illustrating his answer with film.
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: A Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of London [name uncredited]
Guest: A Professor of Paediatrics [name uncredited]
Production Assistant: Margaret Smith
Producer: Joyce Bullen
Editor: Beryl Radley

: Communication: 8: Nature Against Man in Communication

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 13.45)


Presenter: Professor Colin Cherry
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Farming in Britain: 4: Marketing

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


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

: BBC-2 Showcase

2.40 Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten
in a programme of traditional English songs.
including "The Foggy, Foggy Dew", "O Waly, Waly", "Sweet Polly Oliver", "Sally in Our Alley", "Tom Bowling", "The Lincolnshire Poacher", "The Ploughboy".
An informal concert given to an audience of friends at the Riverside Studios, London.
First shown on June 21
Today is Britten's 51st birthday

3.5 The Great Adventure: Go Down Moses
A film series based on stories from the American past.
Starring Ruby Dee
Harriet Tubman became a legendary figure as the first woman conductor on the Underground Railroad-an organisation formed to help runaway slaves.
First transmission on October 3


Singer: Peter Pears
Pianist: Benjamin Britten
Director: Humphrey Burton
Narrator (The Great Adventure): Van Heflin
Director (The Great Adventure): Paul Stanley
Theme music (The Great Adventure): Richard Rodgers
Harriet Tubman: Ruby Dee
Rit: Ethel Waters
Joe Bailey: Brock Peters
Tillie Ross: Mimi Dillard
Mary Ann: Gloria Calomee

: The World of Tonight

Introduced this week by Cliff Michelmore.
The world and its events as the Tonight team reported them last week.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
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 McNicholas
Film editor: Bill Wright
Film editor: Tom Foley
Film editor: Eddy Montague
Editor: Alasdair Milne
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Z Cars: What a Main Event!

by John Hopkins
A second showing of "What a Main Event!"

Two men in a parked car - and the beginnings of a night which Lynch and Graham will talk about all their lives.


Writer: John Hopkins
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Geoffrey Nethercott
PC Lynch: James Ellis
PC Graham: Colin Welland

: The Count of Monte Cristo: 8: Evidence of a Crime

by Alexandre Dumas.
Dramatised by Anthony Steven.

Bertuccio identifies a figure from the past and Edmond receives visitors from Italy.


Author: Alexandre Dumas
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
Music composed and conducted by: Roberto Gerhard
Script editor: Betty Willingale
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Peter Hammond
Edmond Dantes: Alan Badel
Valentine: Anna Palk
Maximilian: Edward De Souza
Haydee: Valerie Sarruf
Albert: Sandor Eles
Madame Danglars: Rosalie Crutchley
Madame de Villefort: Patricia English
Bertuccio: Cyril Shaps
de Villefort: Michael Gough
Cavalcanti: Austin Trevor
Benedetto: Richard Kay
Danglars: Morris Perry
Eugenie: Isobel Black
Ali: Roy Stewart
Dancer: Rita Wilson

: Pinky and Perky: Prizes! Prizes! Pigtime Prizes!

Written by Robert Gray.
With Jimmy Thompson as Asst. General, P.P.C.T.V.


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: Stuart Furber
Producer: Stan Parkinson
Asst. General, P.P.C.T.V.: Jimmy Thompson

: Meeting Point: Objections to Roman Catholicism

This controversial new book is having the same sort of impact as Honest to God. 'Why', it asks, 'is Rome's power to repel as strong as her power to attract?'
A discussion with Magdalen Goffin, Count Michael de la Bedoyera, Fr. Michael O'Dwyer.
Chairman, Norman Fisher


Panellist: Magdalen Goffin
Panellist: Count Michael de la Bedoyera
Panellist: Fr. Michael O'Dwyer
Chairman: Norman Fisher
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: Sunday Story: Jubilee: Part 2: The last dollar

Written by Richard Wade.
How the Negro spiritual was given to the world at large.
Told and sung by Cy Grant with Brian Brocklehurst (double-bass).
First transmission on October 27, 1963


Writer: Richard Wade
Storyteller/singer: Cy Grant
Double-bass: Brian Brocklehurst
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fytfe

: Songs of Praise

from Wesley Church, Cambridge.
Introduced by Lincoln Ralphs.
Blessing given by the Minister, The Rev. Arthur Valle


Presenter: Lincoln Ralphs
Soloist: Margaret Cable
Accompanist: John Langdon
Conductor: David Jones
Organist: William Burlton
Blessing: The Rev. Arthur Valle
TV presentation: Barrie Edgar

: 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
and Deryck Guyler
Devised and written by Michael Bentine and John Law.


Devised and written by: Michael Bentine
Devised and written by: John Law
Musical direction: Harry Rabinowitz
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]: Deryck Guyler

: The Sunday Film presenting: The Blue Dahlia

Written by Raymond Chandler.
[Starring] Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix
with Howard da Silva, Doris Dowling


Writer: Raymond Chandler
Producer: John Houseman
Director: George Marshall
Johnny Morrison: Alan Ladd
Joyce: Veronica Lake
Buzz Wanchek: William Bendix
Eddie Harwood: Howard Da Silva
Helen: Doris Dowling
George Copeland: Hugh Beaumont
Captain Hendrickson: Tom Powers
'Dad' Newell: Will Wright

: Kipling: His Private Honour

The Indian Stories of Rudyard Kipling
with Joss Ackland, Kenneth Fortescue
and Douglas Livingstone, David Burke, Harry Landis
Guest stars, Terence Edmond, Basil Henson


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
Fight arranged by: Arthur Howells
Indian adviser: Prem Bakshi
Script editor: K. Levison
Designer: Alan Anson
Producer: John Robins
Director: Lionel Harris
Col. Brander: Basil Henson
Lt. Maydew: Derrick Sherwin
Lt. Ouless: Terence Edmond
Pte. Anderson: Michael Standing
Pte. Smith: Stephen Abley
Pte. Jenkins: Terence J. Donovan
William Stevens: Joss Ackland
Sgt. Major: Alister Williamson
Pte. Mulvaney: David Burke
Pte. Learoyd: Douglas Livingstone
Pte. Ortheris: Harry Landis
Signaller: Stanley Lloyd
James Lockwood: Kenneth Fortescue

: The News

: Not So Much A Programme More A Way of Life

And a way of looking at the world One eye open wide, one eye closed; And between the two the picture gets composed

[Starring] David Frost, P. J. Kavanagh, William Rushton
with Cleo Laine, Eleanor Bron, John Bird, Doug Fisher, Roy Hudd, David Walsh
with Michael Crawford as Byron and visitors.


Presenter: David Frost
Presenter: P. J. Kavanagh
Presenter: William Rushton
Musical director: Conn Bernard
Film editor: Norman Matthews
Designer: Raymond Berger
Associate producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Produced and directed by: Ned Sherrin
Singer: Cleo Laine
Performer: Eleanor Bron
Performer: John Bird
Performer: Doug Fisher
Comedian: Roy Hudd
Performer: David Walsh
Byron: Michael Crawford

: Meeting Point: Objections to Roman Catholicism

First transmission at 6.15 p.m.

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