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: Seeing and Believing: Beauty and the Common Man

Reflections on the life and work of Percy Dearmer 1867-1936.
With The Rev. Cyril Taylor, Margaret Tyzack, Geoffrey Bayldon and Singers conducted by John Alldis.
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall
(to 11.30)


Speaker: The Rev. Cyril Taylor
Speaker: Margaret Tyzack
Speaker: Geoffrey Bayldon
Singers conducted by: John Alldis
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: 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 building and farming in general.
Filmed by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers
(to 14.15)


Reporter: Frank Taylor
Producer: John Kenyon

: Fifty Fathoms Deep

The Story of the Lusitania
On May 7, 1915, the German submarine U 20 torpedoed and sank the luxury liner Lusitania with a loss of 1,198 lives. The sinking was surrounded by mysteries and controversies, and a crew of skin-divers have been filming the wreck 300 feet down-a record for television-in an attempt to resolve some of them.
Sir Stephen King-Hall sets the disaster in historical perspective and the film includes interviews with several survivors.

Written, produced and edited by Maurice Harvey.
Made by the BBC Film Unit in association with NBC News


Presenter: Sir Stephen King-Hall
Principal diver-cameraman: John Light
Director-Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Sound: Robin Green
Sound: Derek Dean
Narrator: Patrick Troughton
Writer/Producer/Editor: Maurice Harvey

: Slattery's People: Question: What's a Swansong for a Sparrow?

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, Elsa Lanchester, Al Freeman Jr., Sorrell Booke

Question: What's a Swansong for a Sparrow?
...as far as one stubborn and rather eccentric woman is concerned, Slattery finds that the answer seems to be his plan to build a super highway through the animal sanctuary to which she has devoted her life.


Slattery: Richard Crenna
Johnny Ramos: Paul Geary
Frank Radcliff: Edward Asner
B.J. Clawson: Maxine Stuart
Speaker Bert Metcalf: Tol Avery
Louella Woodward: Elsa Lanchester
Arthur Courtney: Al Freeman Jr.
Max Rice: Sorrell Booke

: Laramie: The Stranger

A Western film series.
Starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes
with Guest star Dewey Martin

Who is the mysterious stranger? And why is he stealing cattle from the Sherman ranch-and leaving gold in payment?


Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Daisy Cooper: Spring Byington
Mike: Dennis Holmes
Vanton Madox: Dewey Martin

: Dixon of Dock Green: Find the Lady

Written by David Ellis.
A series created by Ted Willis.
Starring Jack Warner

A forged cheque swindle presents the police with a human version of an old fairground trick. (Repeat)


Writer: David Ellis
Series creator: Ted Willis
Designer: Derek Dodd
Director: David Askey
Producer: Ronald Marsh
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Joan Foster: Jayne Muir
Det. -Sgt. Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Bernard Selwyn: Raymond Mason
Station Sgt. Flint: Arthur Rigby
P.C. Swain: Robert Arnold
Det.-Con. Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Jerry Andrews: Anthony Wager
W.P.C. Liz Harris: Zeph Gladstone
Charles Richards: Keith Campbell
Ernest Jenkins: Reginald Barratt
Tony Benson: Tony Wright
Carol Wright: Zena Marshall
Leonard Wright: Allan Cuthbertson
Amy Ashton: Barbara Mitchell
Susan Benson: Margaret Latimer
Mary Crawford: Anna Dawson
P.C. Roberts: Geoffrey Kenion
Anne Cross: Stephanie Randall
Miss Lucas: Jeanne Mockford
P.C. Burton: Peter Thornton
Frank Meadows: Frank Jarvis
P.C. Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
W.P.C. Shirley Palmer: Anna Carroll

: Heiress of Garth: Episode 5: A Question of Shares

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

Clement forces a decision from Squire Griffin, while Arthur makes plans to save the bank.


Author of novel "Ovington's Bank": Stanley J. Weyman
Dramatised by: Anthony Coburn
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Paddy Russell
Calamy: Richard Cuthbert
Clement Ovington: David Weston
Josina Griffin: June Ritchie
Squire Griffin: William Mervyn
Drew: Charles Hill
Rodd: Desmond Jordan
Canty: Roy Denton
Ovington: Bernard Archard
Arthur Bourdillon: Roger Croucher
Mr. Acherley: A.J. Brown
Betty Ovington: Mary Webster

: Noggin and the Firecake: Episode 2: Knut's Friend

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

Noggin asks his inventor, Olaf the Lofty, to remove the great stone which has mysteriously appeared outside his palace, but to everyone's surprise the stone disappears as strangely as it came - and brings disaster.

Story told by Oliver Postgate and Ronnie Stevens.
See facing page


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

: Meeting Point: John Betjeman's ABC of Churches: S.T.U.

Once again, John Betjeman invites you to join him and the Outside Broadcast cameras to visit Shaldon (Devon), Taunton (Somerset), Uffington (Berkshire).
From the West
The BBC acknowledges the co-operation of British Rail in making this programme
Repeated tonight at 11.10


Presenter: John Betjeman
Producer: Kenneth Savidge

: Sunday Story: There's Fairies in the Bank

Written and told by Barbara Mullen.


Writer/Storyteller: Barbara Mullen

: Songs of Praise

from The Porthleven Annual Carolare.
Singing led by combined Porthleven church choirs and the Treverva Male Voice Choir (Conducted by Edgar Kessell) and accompanied by the Porthleven Silver Band
Conducted by Ernest Bawden
Hymns introduced by Tom Salmon.
Eternal Father, strong to save (Tune, Melita)
Will your anchor hold in the storms of lire? (Tune, Will your anchor hold)
The Church's one foundation (Tune, Aurelia)
When I survey the wondrous Cross (Tune, Rockingham)
Brightly beams our Father's mercy (Tune, Brightly beams)
Crown him with many crowns (Tune, Diademata)
Fierce raged the tempest (Tune, St. Aelred)
The Lord's my Shepherd (Tune, Crimond)
Abide with me (Tune, Eventide)


Singers: The Treverva Male Voice Choir
[Choir] conducted by: Edgar Kessell
Musicians: The Porthleven Silver Band
[Band] conducted by: Ernest Bawden
Presenter: Tom Salmon
Blessing: The Rev. Mark Alsop
TV direction: Kenneth Savidge

: Disney Time

Susan Hampshire with the help of Matthew Garber takes a look at some of the many Walt Disney films, both live and cartoon, which have featured animals.
with scenes from The Three Lives of Thomasina; Lady and the Tramp; The Incredible Journey; That Darn Cat; Song of the South; The Sword in the Stone; Swiss Family Robinson; The Monkey's Uncle; Peter Pan; Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree; Mary Poppins; Goofy: How to Ride a Horse.

See page 11


Presenter: Susan Hampshire
Guest: Matthew Garber
Presented by: Richard Evans

: Marriage Lines: The Dinner

A comedy series by Richard Waring.
Starring Richard Briers as George and Prunella Scales as Kate

Richard Briers is appearing in 'Present Laughter' at the Queen's Theatre, London; Janina Faye is a National Theatre player


Writer: Richard Waring
Music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Producer: Robin Nash
George: Richard Briers
Kate: Prunella Scales
George's mother: Diana King
Pauline: Janina Faye
Arthur: Peter Tuddenham
Dennis: Denzil Ellis

: The Sunday Film: Incendiary Blonde

Starring Betty Hutton, Arturo de Cordova
with Barry Fitzgerald, Charles Ruggles, Albert Dekker

The life and times of Texas Guinan, one of America's most famous night-club entertainers during the 1920s, with such popular songs as 'It had to be you', 'Ragtime Cowboy Joe', 'Ida', and many others.


Director: George Marshall
Producer: Joseph Sistrom
Original screenplay by: Claude Binyon
Original screenplay by: Frank Butler
Music directed by: Robert Emmett Dolan
Texas Guinan: Betty Hutton
Bill Kilgannon: Arturo de Cordova
Mike Guinan: Barry Fitzgerald
Cherokee Jim: Charles Ruggles
Gadden: Albert Dekker
Callahan: Bill Goodwin
Nick: Mikhail Rasumny
Wacko Smith: Ted Mapes
Mother Guinan: Mary Phillips

: The News

: Famous Gossips: 2: Parson Yorick, The Sentimental Traveller 1713-1768

Six literary immortals brought to life by six actors of today.

Parson Yorick, The Sentimental Traveller 1713-1768 played by Max Adrian who gossips about.... a French duke and a passport, at Calais.... a slight case of delicacy, at Amiens.... a beautiful shop-girl, her pulse, a dwarf, and the temptations of a chambermaid, at Paris.....
Introduced by Hugo Dyson.
Adapted from Laurence Sterne's A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy


Presenter: Hugo Dyson
Author (A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy): Laurence Sterne
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Patrick Garland
Parson Yorick: Max Adrian
A fat gentleman: James Ure
A thin gentleman: Jonathan Cecil
A Respectable Woman: Dorothy-Rose Gribble
A demure girl: Vivien Heilbron

: Meeting Point: John Betjeman's ABC of Churches

First shown at 6.15 p.m.


Presenter: John Betjeman

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