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: The Palm Sunday Liturgy

from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Leyland, Lancashire.
The action of the service described by Fr. Patrick McEnroe.
(to 11.30)


Celebrant: The Rev. Fr. Edmund Fitzsimons, O.S.B.
Assisted by: The Rev. Herbert Byrne O.S.B.
Assisted by: Fr. Theodore Young O.S.B.
Assisted by: Fr. Gregory O'Brien O.S.B.
Organist: Frank Jackson
Commentator: Fr. Patrick McEnroe
Presented for television by: Peter Hamilton

: Ddoe Heddiw

John Bevan yn cyflwyno rhai pigion o ragienni'r wythnos
Cynhyrchiad UNED HEDDIW
Welsh topical magazine.


Unknown: John Bevan

: Farming: Veal

Introduced by John Cherrington.

It is a rarity in the family butcher's shop. Frank Taylor investigates the production, marketing, and public prejudice attached to veal.
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Reporter: Frank Taylor
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: John Kenyon

: Badminton Horse Trials: Dressage, Cross-country, Show Jumping

Dorian Williams introduces and comments on the highlights of the Three Day Event.
From the West


Presenter/commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented by: Peter Bale

: Film Matinee: Rififi

A French film with English dialogue.


Director: Jules Dassin
Tony: Jean Servais
Joe, the Swede: Carl Mohner
Mario: Robert Manuel
Cesar: Perlo Vita
Pierre: Marcel Lupovici
Mado: Marie Saboure

: Z Cars: The Long Spoon

by Elwyn Jones.
A second showing of some of the cases encountered by Z Victor One and Z Victor Two.

Chief-Inspector Barlow accepts a favour - and his integrity becomes suspect.


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Designer: Evan Hercules
Film sequences - Cameraman: Geoffrey Mulligan
Film sequences - Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Script editor: Kenneth Ware
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Bill Hays

: A Tale of Two Cities: Episode 1

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in ten episodes by Constance Cox.

In which Dr. Manette is wronged when he seeks to right a cruel injustice.
See page 13


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Music composed and conducted by: Alan Rawsthorne
Script editor: Betty Willingale
Fight arranged by: John Greenwood
Costumes supervised by: Elizabeth Agombar
Make-up supervised by: Sheila Cassidy
Designer: Sally Hulke
Designer: Moira Tait
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Joan Craft
Marie: Pauline Munro
Jean: Peter Bourne
Chevalier St. Evremonde: Jerome Willis
Marquis St. Evremonde: Victor Winding
Dr. Manette: Patrick Troughton
Madame Manette: Penelope Bartley
Defarge: George Selway
Marquise St. Evremonde: Sonia Graham
Charles St. Evremonde: Paul Brace
Manservant: Frank Tregear
Jailer: Tony Caunter

: Captain Pugwash: The Haunted Reef

An animated cartoon written and drawn by John Ryan.
Captain Pugwash in another thrilling adventure with his band of black-hearted pirates.

Out in the treacherous waters of Octopus Reef, Captain Pugwash wrestles with ghosts and his old enemy Cut-throat Jake.
Storyteller, Peter Hawkins


Writer/Artist: John Ryan
Narrator: Peter Hawkins
Presented by: Diana Potter

: Meeting Point: Blood on the Road

385,499 killed and injured last year.
Are we setting profit and convenience above the value of human life?
Peter West interviews The Minister of Transport, Professor John Cohen, The Rev. Kenneth Slack and A Consultant Surgeon.
To be repeated tonight at 10.55
See page 15


Presenter: Peter West
Interviewee: The Minister of Transport [Thomas Fraser]
Interviewee: Professor John Cohen
Interviewee: The Rev. Kenneth Slack
Interviewee: A Consultant Surgeon [name uncredited]
Film Cameraman: John Turner
Film Editor: Peter Heelas
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Sunday Story: Abraham Lincoln: Part 3: A House Divided

Written by Geoffrey Tetlow.
Told by Deryck Guyler.


Writer: Geoffrey Tetlow
Storyteller: Deryck Guyler

: Songs of Praise

from The Central Hall, Tonypandy.

Conducted by Arwel Hughes
Introduced by Gwynfryn Thomas.


Conductor: Arwel Hughes
Soloist: Elizabeth Simon
Organist: V. Anthony Lewis
Presenter: Gwynfryn Thomas
Blessing given by: The Rev. A. H. Bird
Presented for television by: R. Alun Evans

: The Meaning of Prayer

The second of three talks by the Archbishop of Canterbury.


Speaker: The Archbishop of Canterbury [Michael Ramsey]

: Hugh and I: Bun Fight

A comedy series by John Chapman.
Starring Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd
with Vi Stevens, Patricia Hayes, Jack Haig, Jill Curzon, Betty Cooper, Alan Baulch, Claire Gordon, Katy Greenwood


Writer: John Chapman
Incidental music: Wally Stott
Design: Paul Allen
Producer: David Croft
Terry: Terry Scott
Hugh: Hugh Lloyd
Mrs. Scott: Vi Stevens
Mrs. Wormold: Patricia Hayes
Arthur Wormold: Jack Haig
Norma Crispin: Jill Curzon
[Actress]: Betty Cooper
[Actor]: Alan Baulch
[Actress]: Claire Gordon
[Actress]: Katy Greenwood

: The Sunday Film presenting: The Secret Fury

Starring Claudette Colbert, Robert Ryan
A bride-to-be finds herself the victim of a sinister act of revenge when a stranger claims she is already married.
See page 15


Director: Mel Ferrer
Producer: Jack H. Skirball
Screenplay: Lionel Houser
Ellen: Claudette Colbert
David: Robert Ryan
Aunt Clara: Jane Cowl
Eric Lowell: Paul Kelly
Kent: Philip Aber
Dr. Twining: Elizabeth Risdon
Randall: Dave Barbour
Leah: Vivian Vance

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Belle

Created by A.J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Finlay
Guest star, Barbara Lott


Created by: A.J. Cronin
Script: Rosemary Hill
Script/Script Editor: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Pat Dunlop
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: William Slater
Belle McAllister: Honora Burke
Ludo McAllister: John Barrard
Margaret Wilson: Sheila Conner
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Mrs. Blaikie: Vi Delma
Mr. Wilson: John Graham
Mrs. Wilson: Joan Ogden
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Mrs. Yeldham: Barbara Lott
Roddy: Derek Keith
Maisie: Sarah Milton
Sgt. Gilbey: Neil Wilson
Sister: Delia Paton
Mr. Yeldham: P.G. Stephens
Nellie: Norah Nimmo
Aggie Foster: Anna Welsh
Neighbour: Ruby Buchanan
Shop assistant: Christopher Page

: 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
with Cleo Laine, John Bird, Doug Fisher, Roy Hudd, Brian Murphy with Michael Crawford as Byron and visitors.


Musical director: Conn Bernard
Choreographer: Irving Davies
Wardrobe supervised by: Barbara Lane
Make-up supervised by: Sandra Shepherd
Film editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Designer: Darrol Blake
Produced and directed by: Ned Sherrin
Presenter: David Frost
Singer: Cleo Laine
Performer: John Bird
Performer: Doug Fisher
Comedian: Roy Hudd
Performer: Brian Murphy
Byron: Michael Crawford

: Meeting Point: Blood on the Road

First transmission at 6.15 p.m.

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