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: Seeing and Believing: The Contemporary Christ

A Christian theme presented by The Rev. Philip Turner.
with George Hagan, Wilfred Harrison and Elton Hayes.
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall
(to 11.30)


Presenter: The Rev. Philip Turner
Speaker: George Hagan
Speaker: Wilfred Harrison
Guitarist: Elton Hayes
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Ddoe Heddiw

Hywel Gwynfryn Evans
yn cyflwyno rhai pigion o raglenni'r wythnos
Cynhyrchiad UNED HEDDIW
Welsh topical magazine.


Unknown: Hywel Gwynfryn Evans

: Farming: Buildings Research in Norway

Frank Taylor reports on some of the research that is going on at the Norwegian College of Agriculture near Oslo, and talks to farmers and farm advisers about buildings and farming in general.
Filmed by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Reporter: Frank Taylor
Film Editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: John Kenyon

: Film Matinee: Tripoli

Starring John Payne, Maureen O'Hara

In 1805 a small group of American Marines are assigned a dangerous mission against the rulers of Tripoli whose pirates have been plundering ships entering the Mediterranean.


Director: Will Price
Lieut O'Bannon: John Payne
Sheila d'Arneau: Maureen O'Hara
Captain Demetrios: Howard Da Silva
Hamet Karamanly: Phillp Reed
Sergeant Derek: Grant Withers
Henriette: Connie Gilchrist

: The World of Tonight

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


Presenter: Alan Whicker
Cameraman: Ken Willicombe
Cameraman: Hannen Foss
Cameraman: Reg Pope
Cameraman: Ewart Needham
Cameraman: John Baker
Sound Recordist: Dennis Panchen
Sound Recordist: Don Martin
Sound Recordist: Ted Read
Film Editor: Mansel Lloyd
Film Editor: John McNicholas
Film Editor: Mike Lane
Film Editor: Tom Foley
Film Editor: Eddy Montague
Editor: Alasdair Milne
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Z Cars: In a Day's Work

by John Hopkins.
A second showing of In a Day's Work

A woman assaults her neighbour - and for P.C. Fancy Smith it is the longest morning of his career.


Writer: John Hopkins
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Shaun Sutton
PC Fancy Smith: Brian Blessed

: Billy Smart's Circus

This special children's circus, with the accent on clowning and animals, is introduced by Peter Murray with the help of boy ringmaster, Jamie Smart.

Meet first
Bobo and Co. with their crazy car driven all the way from Ireland.

Then watch
Yasmin Smart presenting her grandfather's nine black Shetland ponies.

Samson the Incredible
A man strong enough to hold a Roman chariot in his teeth.

The Robertis
Traditional uproarious clowning.

Tony and Maria
with their father Antonio, show acrobatic and balancing skill beyond their years.

Chimpanzees presented by Rudi Lenz
'Anything humans can do, we can do better'

Karen and Ria
Dutch sisters on the swinging trapeze, with circus children on the aerial ladders.

The Johns
Clowning and skill on the low wire.

Baby Elephants presented by Timothy Delbosq

Finale Parade of Kids

Also clowns of all ages including Harty and Absolam

Billy Smart's Winter Circus is appearing at the Queen's Hall, Leeds


Presenter: Peter Murray
Ringmaster: Jamie Smart
Clowns: Bobo and Co.
Equestrian: Yasmin Smart
Strongman: Samson the Incredible
Clowns: The Robertis
Acrobatics: Tony and Maria and Antonio
[Animal act] presented by: Rudi Lenz
Trapeze artists: Karen and Ria
Entertainers: The Johns
[Animal act] presented by: Timothy Delbosq
Clowns: Harty and Absolam
Circus presentation: Ronnie Smart
Circus presentation: David Smart
Circus ringmaster: Alfred Delbosq
Musical director: John Muldoon
Associate and conductor: Ken Griffin
Singer: Mike Redway
Producer: Mary David

: Meeting Point: What is a Sermon?

What does it aim to do? Why does it so often seem to fail? The sermon has occupied a very special place in the religious life and worship of Wales and these questions are discussed by
The Rev. Dr. Howard Williams, Minister of Bloomsbury Chapel, London
The Rev. Geoffrey O. Rees, Warden, St. Michael's College, Llandaff
The Rev. Gwilym Bowyer, Principal, Bala-Bangor Theological College
R. Gerallt Jones, Lecturer in Education, University College, Aberystwyth
Chairman, The Rev. Professor J. Mansel John
To be repeated tonight at 11.0


Panellist: The Rev. Dr. Howard Williams
Panellist: The Rev. Geoffrey O. Rees
Panellist: The Rev. Gwilym Bowyer
Panellist: R. Gerallt Jones
Chairman: The Rev. Professor J. Mansel John

: Sunday Story: The Gift of the Magi

by O. Henry.
Billie Whitelaw tells three stories for Christmas.


Author: O. Henry
Storyteller: Billie Whitelaw

: Songs of Praise

from All Saints' Church, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Singing led by combined choirs of Ryde and district
Conducted by Edward Matthews
Hymns introduced by The Rev. Cyril Taylor.


Conductor: Edward Matthews
Presenter: The Rev. Cyril Taylor
Organist: Wilfred Reed
Soloist: John Carol Case
Blessing: The Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight
Producer: Kenneth Savidge

: Hugh and I: Mum's Suitor

A comedy series by John Chapman.
Starring Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd
with John Laurie, Vi Stevens
See page 13


Writer: John Chapman
Incidental music: Wally Stott
Design: Michael Young
Producer: David Croft
Terry: Terry Scott
Hugh: Hugh Lloyd
[Actor]: John Laurie
Mrs. Scott: Vi Stevens

: The Sunday Film presenting: F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

[Starring] Alan Ladd
with Betty Field, Macdonald Carey, Shelley Winters, Ruth Hussey, Barry Sullivan
F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous story reflecting the reckless extravagance of the Prohibition Era.
See facing page


Based on the novel by: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Director: Elliot Nugent
Producer: Richard Maibaum
Jay Gatsby: Alan Ladd
Daisy: Betty Field
Nick Carraway: Macdonald Carey
Jordan Baker: Ruth Hussey
Tom: Barry Sullivan
Myrtle Wilson: Shelley Winters
Wilson: Howard Da Silva
Dan Codey: Henry Hull
Ella Codey: Carole Mathews
Myron Lupus: Ed Begley
Klypspringer: Elisha Cook Jr.

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: The Control Group

Created by A.J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Finlay
Guest star, Patrick Troughton
The series produced by arrangement with Graham Stewart
See page 11


Created by: A.J. Cronin
Script: John Cousins
Script Editor: Donald Bull
Series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Film Cameraman: Bill Munn
Film Editor: Dave Taylor
Costumes supervised by: Joyce Macken
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Director: Gerard Glaister
Postman: Willie Joss
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Gibbie: Barrie Harper
Mrs. Petrie: Julie Wallace
Tom Petrie: Harry Littlewood
Kenny: Brian Pettifer
Jamie: Martin Gregson
Haggart: Wallace Campbell
Dr. Snoddie: Eric Woodburn
Miller: Patrick Troughton
Stobie: Pip Rolls
Mistress Niven: Effie Morrison
Mistress Higgins: Madge Brindley

: 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 with Michael Crawford as Byron and visitors.


Presenter: David Frost
Presenter: P.J. Kavanagh
Presenter: William Rushton
Musical director: Conn Bernard
Film editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Designer: Darrol Blake
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
Byron: Michael Crawford

: Meeting Point: What is a Sermon?

First transmission at 6.15 p.m.

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