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: Seeing and Believing: Verities

Readings from Basic Verities by Charles Peguy.
translated by Ann Green and Julian Green.
From St. Stephen's Church, Walbrook
(to 11.30)


Author (Basic Verities): Charles Peguy
Translated by (Basic Verities): Ann Green
Translated by (Basic Verities): Julian Green
Reader: Emrys James
Reader: Philip Latham
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Farming: A. G. Street

John Cherrington talks to Arthur Street, author, journalist, and farmer, at his home, and at Ditchampton Farm, which was the setting of his famous book, Farmer's Glory.
BBC film
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Interviewer: John Cherrington
Interviewee: Arthur Street
Producee: John Kenyon

: A Land for Heroes

Thirty Years of Modern Greece
The pattern of Greece has always been one of vitality, of tragedy, of violence, and of recurring crises. This unusual programme, made from film sources only quite recently discovered. shows how the present political and social problems are a repetition not merely of what has happened in this century but what has recurred throughout the long and ancient history of Greece.
Written and spoken by Rex Warner. (Repeat)


Writer/narrator: Rex Warner
Producer: Therese Denny

: All-Ireland Gaelic Football Championship Final: Galway v. Kerry

direct from Dublin.
In today's match Kerry will be out to avenge their defeat by Galway in last year's Final and improve upon their record of having won the Championship more times than any other team.
Presented by Telefis Eireann


Commentator at Croke Park: Michael O'Hehir

: Auto Auto

A short film from Germany.
A satirical essay on the relationship of man and the automobile.
Written, produced, and directed by Haro Senft.


Writer/producer/director: Haro Senft

: Dixon of Dock Green: The Avenger

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

An echo from the past brings George Dixon face to face with a man seeking vengeance. (Repeat)


Writer: Eric Paice
Series created by: Ted Willis
Producer: Ronald Marsh
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Det.-Sgt. Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Mary Crawford: Anna Dawson
Station Sgt. Flint: Arthur Rigby
P.C. Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
P.C. Roberts: Geoffrey Kenion
P.C. Swain: Robert Arnold
W.P.C. Shirley Palmer: Anne Carroll
Denby: Michael Beint
Chatterjee: David Spenser
Ann Denby: Isobel Black
Boy Scout: Michael Newport
Det.-Con. Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Sally Shepherd: Fernanda Marlowe
Lambert: Denys Graham
Woman customer: Myrtle Moss
Miss Lucas: Jeanne Mockford
W.P.C. Liz Harris: Zeph Gladstone

: Hereward the Wake: Episode 3: The Brain Biter

by Charles Kingsley
Dramatised in sixteen episodes by Anthony Steven

How Hereward aids the Princess of Cornwall

(William Hobbs is a member of the National Theatre Company)


Author: Charles Kingsley
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
Fight arranged by: William Hobbs
Music composed by: Richard Rodney Bennett
Conducted by: Marcus Dods
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Peter Hammond
Hereward the Wake: Alfred Lynch
Sir Ragnar: Jonathan Hansen
Astrid: Jean Aubrey
Lise: Lavender Sansom
Alftruda: Trudy Moors
Sir Frotho: William Hobbs
Sir Edgar: Nicholas Edmett
Martin Lightfoot: Bryan Pringle
Leonie: Clemence Bettany
King Alef: John Sharp
Princess Anja: Nicola Pagett
Ironhook: Archie Duncan
Ursus: Michael Bilton
Horsa: Michael Miller
Priest: Toke Townley

: Noggin and the Firecake: Episode 6: The Round Stones

Written by Oliver Postgate
Another adventure of Noggin Prince of the Nogs
Story told by Oliver Postgate and Ronnie Stevens

Nogbad the Bad finds the sorcerer's sword and threatens the kingdom with destruction.


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

: Meeting Point in Commuter Country

Trevor Reeson reports from Pyrford, Surrey and introduces some of its people before discussing their way of life.
with Leslie Fraser, County Planning Officer West Riding of Yorkshire and The Rev. Derek Head.

Repeated tonight at 11.10


Reporter: Trevor Reeson
Panellist: Leslie Fraser
Panellist: The Rev. Derek Head
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Sunday Story: Stories from Daniel: 3: The Den of Lions

Eartha Kitt tells Stories from Daniel. (Repeat)


Storyteller: Eartha Kitt

: Songs of Praise

from Hawick Old Parish Church.
with local church and school choirs
Conducted by William R. Smith
Introduced by Murdoch McPherson.

Ye gates lift up your heads on high (Tune, St. Edinburgh)
I to the hills will lift mine eyes (Tune, French)
Our blest Redeemer, ere h breathed (Tune, St. Cuthbert)
Christ is the world's Redeemer (Tune, Moville)
Thou whose almighty word (Tune, Moscow)
Lord in the fulness of my might (Tune, University)
Stand up, stand up for Jesus (Tune, Morning Light)
Lord thy word abideth (Tune, Ravenshaw)
The King of love my Shepherd is (Tune, Dominus Regit Me)
The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended (Tune, St Clement)


Conductor: William R. Smith
Organist: Adam Ingles
Benediction: The Rev. W. Grant Anderson
Presenter: Murdoch McPherson
Producer: Ronald Falconer

: Private's Progress

The film this Sunday stars Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price, Terry-Thomas, Ian Carmichael
with Peter Jones, William Hartnell, Jill Adams

The Boulting Brothers' hilarious satire on Army service life, which gained an 'absolute shower' of praise when released in cinemas in 1956.


Producer: Roy Boulting
Screenplay/Director: John Boulting
Screenplay: Frank Harvey
From the story by: Alan Hackney
Cox: Richard Attenborough
Bertram Tracepurcel: Dennis Price
Major Hitchcock: Terry Thomas
Stanley Windrush: Ian Carmichael
Egan: Peter Jones
Sgt. Sutton: William Hartnell
Capt. Bootle: Thorley Waters
Prudence Greenslade: Jill Adams
Private Horrocks: Ian Bannen
Private George Blake: Victor Maddern
Private Dai Jones: Kenneth Griffith
Sgt.-Major Gradwick: John Warren
Padre: George Coulouris
Pat: Derrick de Marney
Gerald: David King-Wood
Windrush Senior: Miles Malleson
Col. Panshawe: Michael Trubshawe
L/Cpl. Parsons: David Lodge
Psychiatrist: John Le Mesurier
Drill Sergeant: Frank Hawkins
Col. Argent: Basil Dignam
Mr. Spottiswood: Henry Longhurst
First art expert: Henry Oscar
German agent: Theodore Zichy
Sidney: Michael Ward
Testing Officer: Robert Bruce
General Von Lembeck: Ludwig Lawinski
Major Schultz: Christopher Lee

: Marriage Lines: Goodbye George - Goodbye Kate

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
Producer: Robin Nash
George Starling: Richard Briers
Kate Starling: Prunella Scales
Michael Baxter: Stephen Yardley
Old lady: Amy Dalby
Miles: Edward de Souza
Telegram boy: Alan Warren
Chauffeur: Ian Gray
Vicar: Philip Howard
George's mother: Diana King
George's father: Geoffrey Sumner
Kate's mother: Dorothy Black

: Maigret: The Judge's House

Dramatised by Elaine Morgan from the novel La maison du Juge.
A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Starring Rupert Davies as Maigret, Ewen Solon as Lucas, Helen Shingler as Madame Maigret
Guest star, Leslie French

Madness was the ghost that haunted the Judge's house... and it was the strange logic of madness that solved for Maigret the riddle of the doctor's murder. (Repeat)


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by: Elaine Morgan
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Director: Terence Dudley
Chief Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Madame Maigret: Helen Shingler
Lise: Lyn Ashley
Dr. Mandel: Paul Bacon
Albert: Dyson Lovell
Supt. Jaminet: Raymond Mason
Didine Gulot: Patricia Hayes
Gulot: Edwin Finn
Judge Forlacroix: Leslie French
Marcel: Terence Bayler
Policeman: Ray Roberts
Photographer: David Baxter
Therese: Audine Leith
Hotel proprietor: Dennis Handby
Estelle: Jean Leo
Dr Mandel's receptionist: Julie Paulle

: The News

: Famous Gossips: 6: Oscar Wilde, Monsieur Sebastien Melmoth 1854-1900

Six literary immortals brought to life by six actors of today.
6: Oscar Wilde, Monsieur Sebastien Melmoth 1854-1900 played by Alan Badel
who gossips about.... a scheme of poverty in Paris... Smithers sinking below his usual standard... Frank Harris on the Riviera... the chastity of Switzerland... a bank-note of extraordinary beauty... photographing the cows at Rome and a blessing from the Holy Father... dying above one's means....
Introduced by Hugo Dyson.
Adapted from the Collected Letters of Oscar Wilde.


Presenter: Hugo Dyson
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Patrick Garland
Oscar Wilde: Alan Badel
Garcon de cafe: Peter Bowles

: Labour Party Conference

Ian Trethowan, Robin Day with Kenneth Harris present a preview of the Conference starting tomorrow.
From the BBC-tv studio at Blackpool


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Presenter: Robin Day
Presenter: Kenneth Harris
Outside Broadcast director: Ray Colley
Associate producer: Margaret Douglas
Editor: John Grist

: Meeting Point

First shown at 6.15 p.m.

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