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: Family Communion

from St. Martin's, Birmingham Parish Church.
The sermon at this service will be discussed in tonight's 'Meeting Point'
(to 11.30)


Celebrant: Canon Bryan Green (Rector of Birmingham)
Preacher: Canon G. W. H. Lampe (Ely Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge)
Organist: Geoffrey Fletcher
TV presentation: Barrie Edgar

: Urbi Et Orbi

Pope Paul VI gives his Easter Blessing to the City and the World.
Father Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M., describes the scene in the square before St. Peter's in Rome as His Holiness comes out on the balcony.
Presented over the Eurovision Link by the Italian Television Service
(to 12.30)


Speaker: Pope Paul VI
Commentator: Father Agnellus Andrew

: Tre'r Blodau

John Bevan yn rhoi hanes ei daith i Sanremo, ar lannau Mor y Canoldir yn ystod yr wyl flodau
City of Flowers: a visit to San Remo.
First transmission on BBC Wales, March 18


Unknown: John Bevan

: Farming: Farm Secretaries

Introduced by John Cherrington.

How many farmers enjoy the form-filling and record-keeping required today? A part-time secretary might help to reduce drudgery and increase efficiency.
From the Midlands
Followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers
(to 14.15)


Presenter: John Cherrington
Director: Philip Hicks
Producer: John Kenyon

: Square One

A double view of the first days at school.
This film was made with the help and co-operation of the following schools:
Alan Edwards Infants School, Stockwell; Burnbush Infants School, Bristol; Lethbridge Infants School, Swindon; Shirley Infants School, Southampton; Thorne Hill Infants School, Southampton; Woodlands Infants School, Ilford
A BBC documentary film.
First transmission on June 23, 1964


Photography: Dick Bush
Sound Recordist: Peter Richardson
Sound Mixer: Brian Watkins
Film Editor: Larry Toft
Producer: Robert Kitts

: Film Matinee presenting: Abilene Town

A Western starring Randolph Scott, Ann Dvorak
with Lloyd Bridges, Rhonda Fleming and Edgar Buchanan
In 1870 Abilene Town is torn by a war between cattlemen and settlers. Only one man attempts to bring peace to the town but his efforts are distrusted by both sides.


Director: Edwin L. Marin
Dan Mitchell: Randolph Scott
Rita: Ann Dvorak
Henry Dreiser: Lloyd Bridges
Sherry Balder: Rhonda Fleming
Bravo Trimble: Edgar Buchanan

: Z Cars: Teething Trouble

by Alan Plater.
A second showing of some of the cases encountered by Z Victor One and Z Victor Two.

A child cries - and family man P.C. Baker finds himself getting too involved.


Writer: Alan Plater
Designer: Jeremy Davis
Film sequences - Cameraman: Geoff Mulligan
Film sequences - Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Script Editor: Kenneth Ware
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Ian MacNaughton
PC Baker: Geoffrey Whitehead

: A Tale of Two Cities: Episode 2

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

In which Lucie Manette's life is changed by meeting the occupant of a garret in Paris.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Music composed and conducted by: Alan Rawsthorne
Film Cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film Editor: Pam Bosworth
Designer: Sally Hulke
Designer: Moira Tait
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Joan Craft
Jerry Cruncher: Ronnie Barker
Guard: Dudley Jones
Coachman: Reginald Dent
Mr. Lorry: Leslie French
First man: Hubert Hill
Second man: Frank Littlewood
Jenner: Christopher Hodge
Lucie Manette: Kika Markham
Miss Pross: Allson Leggatt
Defarge: George Selway
Gaspard: Wilfred Grove
Madame Defarge: Rosalie Crutchley
Jacques One: Stephen Dartnell
Jacques Two: Artro Morris
Jacques Three: George Little
Dr. Manette: Patrick Troughton
Marquis St. Evremonde: Jerome Willis
Charles Darnay: Nicholas Pennell
Gabelle: Rolf Lefebvre
Barsad: Peter Bayliss
Cly: Nicholas Smith

: Captain Pugwash: The Moon of Muddipore

An animated cartoon written and drawn by John Ryan.

Captain Pugwash in another thrilling adventure with his band of black-hearted pirates.

Captain Pugwash sets out to capture the most fabulous jewel in the Indies, little knowing what wickedness the Maharajah and his evil Wazir are planning.

Storyteller, Peter Hawkins


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

: Meeting Point: The Empty Tomb

If Christ was not raised, then our gospel is null and void, and so is your faith...
What are we to make today of the Easter message against the background of the modern world? How far is the Resurrection story still credible, and how much does it matter?
Canon G. W. H. Lampe, the preacher at this morning's televised service from St. Martin's, Birmingham, faces questions from some of the people who heard him there.
Introduced by William Purcell.

To be repeated tonight at 11.0


Panellist: G. W. H. Lampe
Presenter: William Purcell
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Sunday Story: Abraham Lincoln: Part 4: At Gettysburg

Written by Geoffrey Tetlow.
Told by Deryck Guyler.


Writer: Geoffrey Tetlow
Storyteller: Deryck Guyler

: Easter Songs of Praise

from York Minster
Introduced by the Archbishop of York.
Singing led by the Choir of York Minster
and combined choirs of the City of York
with a section of the BBC Northern Orchestra

See page 13


Presenter: The Archbishop of York [The Most Rev. Donald Coggan]
Singers: The Choir of York Minster
Musicians: A section of the BBC Northern
Orchestra Organist and Master of Choristers: Dr. Francis Jackson
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Presented for television by: Peter Hamilton

: The Meaning of Prayer

The last of three talks by the Archbishop of Canterbury.


Presenter: The Archbishop of Canterbury [Michael Ramsey]

: Meet the Wife: The Ring

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
Starring Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton
See page 13


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
Meet the Wife theme by: Russ Conway
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Michael Young
Executive producer: Graeme Muir
Producer: Robin Nash
Thora: Thora Hird
Freddie: Freddie Frinton
Mrs. Bird: Barbara Miller
Mr. Bird: Norman Stanley
Police Constable: Trevor Bannister

: The Sunday Film presenting: Irving Berlin's Blue Skies

Starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Joan Caulfield
with Billy De Wolfe, Olga San Juan

See facing page


Lyrics and music: Irving Berlin
Producer: Sol C .Siegel
Director: Stuart Heisler
Screenplay: Arthur Sheekman
Adaptation: Allan Scott
Johnny Adams: Bing Crosby
Jed Potter: Fred Astaire
Mary: Joan Caulfield
Tony: Billy de Wolfe
Nita: Olga San Juan

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: In Committee

Created by A.J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Finlay
Guest stars, Paul Curran, Graham Crowden


Created by: A.J. Cronin
Script: Roger East
Script editor: Donald Bull
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Prudence Fitzgerald
Jamie McBride: James Grant
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Mary McBride: Leslie Buckater
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr. Snoddie: Eric Woodburn
Donald MacGillivray: Graham Crowden
Rona Campbell: Colette O'Neil
William Brodie: Duncan Lewis
Haggart: Wallace Campbell
Alastair Pullar: Paul Curran
Margaret: Margaret Jackson

: The News

: ...And So to Ted

A new late-night comedy show.
Starring Ted Rogers
with Peter Reeves, John Junkin, Clovissa Newcombe, Beverley Bennett, Mr. Tommy Rose (actor)
and George Chisholm
Peter Reeves is appearing in 'A Severed Head' at the Criterion Theatre; George Chisholm in The Black and White Minstrel Show at the Victoria Palace, London
See page 15


Script: Dick Vosburgh
Script: Ken Hoare
Script: Mike Sharland
Musical arrangements: George Chisholm
Associate: Dennis Wilson
Design: John Burrowes
Production: Michael Hurll
Comedian: Ted Rogers
[Actor]: Peter Reeves
[Actor]: John Junkin
[Actress]: Clovissa Newcombe
[Actor]: Beverley Bennett
[Actor]: Mr. Tommy Rose
Trombonist: George Chisholm

: Meeting Point: The Empty Tomb

If Christ was not raised, then our gospel is null and void, and so is your faith....
Canon G. W. H. Lampe, the preacher at this morning's televised service from St. Martin's, Birmingham, faces questions from some of the people who heard him there.

First transmission at 6.15 p.m.


Panellist: Canon G. W. H. Lampe

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