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: Mattins

from The Parish Church of King Charles the Martyr, Falmouth on the occasion of the tercentenary of the consecration of the Church on August 22, 1665.
Sermon preached by The Rt Rev. R. C. Mortimer, Bishop of Exeter
Blessing by The Rt. Rev. J. M. Key, Bishop of Truro
Hymns from Hymns Ancient and Modern (Standard Version): Nos. 298, 242, 396 (Part 1)
Psalm 122
First Lesson: 1 Kings 8, vv. 22-30 read by Mr. N.V. Pearson
Second Lesson: Hebrews 10. vv. 19-25 read by The Rev. J.R. Adams
Anthem: "Sing a song of joy" (Philip Tomblings)
Service introduced by Michael Harman.
(to 11.30)


Rector: The Rev. Canon Thomas Barfett
Preacher: The Rev. R.C. Mortimer
Blessing: The Rev. J.M. Key
Organist: Gordon Hall
Reader (First Lesson): N.V. Pearson
Reader (Second Lesson): The Rev. J.R. Adams
Presenter: Michael Harman
Television direction: Kenneth Savidge

: Farming: Kielder Forest

How valuable is the work of the Forestry Commission today?
Ted Moult considers life in Europe's largest man-made forest and talks to Northumberland farmers, foresters, and forest workers.
BBC film
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers
(to 14.15)


Presenter: Ted Moult
Cameraman: Ian Stone
Sound recordist: John Gilbert
Film editor: Oliver White
Producer: John Bird

: Bert Smith meets Yehudi Menuhin

From the North
First shown on April 23
In the little town of Coniston in the Lake District lives a man who has a very secure future over the next decade. He is one of the few real craftsmen left in Britain today. His name is Bert Smith and he is a violin maker.


Speaker: Bert Smith
Speaker: Yehudi Menuhin
Producer/Director: John Robins

: Slattery's People: Question: Who You Takin' to the Main Event, Eddie?

A film series featuring a young politician who makes people and their problems his business.
Starring Richard Crenna as Slattery
with Paul Geary, Edward Asner, Maxine Stuart, Tol Avery
and Guest stars, Zohra Lampert, Percy Rodriguez, Cicily Tyson, Warren Stevens

Question: Who You Takin' to the Main Event, Eddie?

...the man with a conscience-or the man who is prepared to sell out to the highest bidder?


Slattery: Richard Crenna
Johnny Ramos: Paul Geary
Frank Radcliff: Edward Asner
B.J. Clawson: Maxine Stuart
Speaker Bert Metcalf: Tol Avery
Assistant District Attorney Arlene Mancuso: Zohra Lampert
Eddie Brookman: Percy Rodriguez
Sarah Brookman: Cicily Tyson
Arnold Layton: Warren Stevens

: Laramie: The Sometime Gambler

A Western film series.
Starring John Smith, Robert Fuller
with Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes
and guest star, James Gregory

Daisy's kindness toward a man being hunted by outlaws places everyone at the Sherman ranch in grave danger.
(First shown on April 11, 1964)


Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Daisy Cooper: Spring Byington
Mike: Dennis Holmes
Richards: James Gregory

: Dixon of Dock Green: The Night of the Fog

Written by Eric Paice.
A series created by Ted Willis.
Starring Jack Warner

Fog, ice, and darkness combine to make a night Dock Green police will remember.
(First shown on January 30)


Writer: Eric Paice
Series created by: Ted Willis
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Producer: Ronald Marsh
George Dixon: Jack Warner
W.P.C. Liz Harris: Zeph Gladstone
Station Sgt. Flint: Arthur Rigby
P.C. Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
P.C. Swain: Robert Arnold
Det.-Cor Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Det.-Sgt Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Mary Crawford: Anna Dawson
Jim Wade: Manning Wilson
Miss Clark: June Brown
W.P.C. Shirley Palmer: Anne Carroll
Mrs. Wade: Ruth Porcher
Huw Phillips: Eynon Evans
Joan Phillips: Rachel Thomas
Dean: Maitland Moss
Mr. Waters: John Tucker
Gareth Phillips: Murray Evans
P.C. Burton: Peter Thornton
Charlie Morris: Bill Treacher

: Heiress of Garth: Episode 4: Straws in the Wind

from the novel "Ovington's Bank" by Stanley J. Weyman.
Dramatised in six episodes by Anthony Coburn.

Clement and Josina discuss their future and Ovington receives disquieting news from London.


From the novel "Ovington's Bank" by: Stanley J. Weyman
Dramatised by: Anthony Coburn
Story editor: Betty Willingale
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film editor: John Nash
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Paddy Russell
Rodd: Desmond Jordan
Smith: Nigel Lambert
Harman: James Lynn
Arthur Bourdillon: Roger Croucher
Ovington: Bernard Archard
Squire Griffin: William Mervyn
Mrs. Bourdillon: Janet Burnell
Betty Ovington: Mary Webster
Mr. Coppins: Jack Stewart
Drew: Charles Hill
Wolley: Noel Johnson
Josina Griffin: June Ritchie
Clement Ovington: David Weston

: Noggin and the Firecake: 1: Crown of Flowers

Written by Oliver Postgate.
Another adventure of Noggin, Prince of the Nogs.

Noggin's small son Knut goes with Noggin to watch a demonstration of Olaf the Lofty's latest invention. The demonstration ends with a loud explosion - which leads to a strange adventure.


Writer/narrator: Oliver Postgate
Narrator: Ronnie Stevens
Pictures: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott
[Music] played by: The Vernon Elliott Ensemble

: Meeting Point: ...The name of the cloud is ignorance...

Sixteen million people who suffer from leprosy are still untreated.
Why is their cure held back?
Michael Barratt shows film of the work in India and interviews Professor Paul Brand.
Repeated tonight at 11.10


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Interviewee: Professor Paul Brand
Photography: Wolfgang Suschitzky
Film director: Richard Dicham
Presented by: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Sunday Story: The Day I Forgot about the Kellys

Written and told by Barbara Mullen.
First shown on February 21


Writer/Storyteller: Barbara Mullen
Music: James Harpham
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Songs of Praise

from The Guildhall, Londonderry.
with the combined choirs of the city, Templemore Intermediate School Choir, Carlisle Road Presbyterian Sunday School Choir.
Hymns introduced by Edgar Boucher.


Singers: Templemore Intermediate School Choir
Singers: Carlisle Road Presbyterian Sunday School Choir
Soloist: William Loughlin
Organist: Frederick Carter
Conductor: Havelock Nelson
Presenter: Edgar Boucher
Producer: Moore Wasson

: Marriage Lines: What's In a Name?

A comedy series by Richard Waring.
Starring Richard Briers as George Starling and Prunella Scales as Kate Starling
(Richard Briers is appearing in "Present Laughter" at the Queen's Theatre, London)


Writer: Richard Waring
Music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Settings: Michael Young
Producer: Robin Nash
George Starling: Richard Briers
Kate Starling: Prunella Scales
Kate's mother: Dorothy Black
Miles: Edward de Souza
George's mother: Diana King
George's father: Geoffrey Sumner
Bertie Barnes: Bill Shine

: The Sunday Film: Foreign Correspondent

Starring Joel McCrea, Laraine Day
with Herbert Marshall, George Sanders
Sent to Europe to cover the political situation in 1939, an American reporter becomes involved with an international espionage organisation.


Screenplay: Charles Bennett
Screenplay: Joan Harrison
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Producer: Walter Wanger
Johnny Jones (later Huntley Haverstock): Joel McCrea
Carol Fisher: Laraine Day
Stephen Fisher: Herbert Marshall
Folliott: George Sanders
Van Meer: Albert Basserman
Stebbins: Robert Benchley
Rowley: Edmund Gwenn
Krug: Eduardo Ciannelli

: The Best of Powell: Up Jumped the Devil

Some of the finest films from The Dick Powell Theatre.

Starring Hugh O'Brian
'Up jumped the devil' is an expression used by gamblers when their luck suddenly changes after a winning streak. And this is what happens to Jack Farmer, a successful executive who invests his firm's money in an effort to pay off his own debts.
(First shown on September 22, 1962)


Jack Farmer: Hugh O'Brian
Chandler Hanford: Otto Kruger
Mrs. Hanford: Josephine Hutchinson
Walter Lewis: Jean Paul King
Ted Becker: Frank Wilcox

: The News

: Famous Gossips: 1: John Aubrey - The Antiquary 1626-1697

Six literary immortals brought to life by six well-known actors.
John Aubrey, played by Roy Dotrice who gossips about...
the golden time before the Civil War... when King Charles I came to Oxford... Captain Carto Fantom, the great ravisher... a suppression of bordellos to the sound of trumpets... the bastard son of Henry VIII... the last fairy seen at Cyrencester...
Introduced by Hugo Dyson.
Adapted from John Aubrey's "Brief Lives"
(Roy Dotrice Is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company)


Presenter: Hugo Dyson
Graphics: Alan Jeapes
Graphics: Jean Braid
Guitarist: Bryan Daly
Title Music: BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Patrick Garland
Author (Brief Lives): John Aubrey
John Aubrey: Roy Dotrice

: Meeting Point

First shown at 6.15 p.m.

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