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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
BBC film

: A United Act of Witness

for Good Friday
from The Central Hall, Bristol.
Taking part:
The Rev. Howard H. Bryant and The Rev. Raymond G. Morris, Ministers of Christ Church, Cotham (Baptist-Congregational-Methodist); Mgr. Joseph C. Buckley, Parish Priest of The Church of the Sacred Heart Westbury-on-Trym; The Rev. Peter McCall, Minister of Trinity Presbyterian Church and President of the Bristol Free Church Council; The Rev. Leslie Timmins, Superintendent Minister, Bristol Methodist Mission; The Rev. Sam Woodhouse, Rector of Bristol City Parish Church; together with the people they serve.
The music directed and conducted by the organists and choirmasters of the churches represented together with The Band of the Easton Road, Bristol Salvation Army Citadel, conducted by Keith Hinchley.
(to 12.00)


Speaker: The Rev. Howard H. Bryant
Speaker: The Rev. Raymond G. Morris
Speaker: Mgr. Joseph C. Buckley
Speaker: The Rev. Peter McCall
Speaker: The Rev. Leslie Timmins
Speaker: The Rev. Sam Woodhouse
Musicians: The Band of the Easton Road, Bristol Salvation Army Citadel
Band conducted by: Keith Hinchley
Producer: Kenneth Savidge

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards.
Topical items in Welsh introduced by Owen Edwards.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

(to 13.30)

: Jackanory: Emil and the Detectives: Part 5: Saved by a Pinprick

with Lee Montague
Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner.
Adapted for television and directed by David Coulter.


Storyteller: Lee Montague
Author: Erich Kastner
Adapted for television and directed by: David Coulter
Photographed by: James Matthews Joyce
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Hey Presto - It's Rolf!

Rolf Harris introduces
This week's guests: Joe Brown, Jack Beckitt, Len Lowe, Paddy Joyce, Roger Squires, George Claydon
Music by The Bert Hayes Sextet
(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville; Joe Brown is in "Charlie Girl" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Singer: Joe Brown
Performer: Jack Beckitt
Performer: Len Lowe
Performer: Paddy Joyce
Performer: Roger Squires
Performer: George Claydon
Puppetry: Bob Bura
Puppetry: John Hardwick
Script: Bob Block
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: Junior Points of View

with Sarah Ward
A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.


Presenter: Sarah Ward

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker with George Villiers.
Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker
Cook: George Villiers

: The Newcomers

The story of a London family adapting to life in a country town.


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story: John O'Toole
Script: John Cresswell
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Hugh David
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Andrew Heenan: Jonathan Bergman
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Mary Grange: Patsy Smart
Mrs. Harbottle: Hilda Braid
Betty Lloyd: Helen Cotterill
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Tom Lloyd: Michael Standing
George Harbottle: Glynn Edwards
Celia Blatchford: Barbara Keogh
Mr. Wilks: William Fox
Jeremy Crowe: Mark Eden
Dick Alderbeach: Keith Smith
Peter Connolly: Patrick Connor
Sir Percy Eden: Lockwood West
Mr. Trowbridge: Bert Palmer

: The Lance Percival Show

Starring Lance Percival
and featuring Michael Rothwell, Elaine Taylor
Guest star, Millicent Martin


Musical direction: Malcolm Lockyer
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Kenneth Carter
Comedian: Lance Percival
[Actor]: Michael Rothwell
[Actress]: Elaine Taylor
Guest star: Millicent Martin

: When Comedy Was King

Written and produced by Robert Youngson.
A pageant of the screen's most famous laughter-makers.
Including: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, Harry Langdon, Ben Turpin, Fatty Arbuckle, Charlie Chase, Chester Conklin, Andy Clyde, Billy Bevan, Gloria Swanson, Mabel Normand, Wallace Beery, Snub Pollard

This hilarious film explores the era of silent screen comedy and, in particular, the period of the 1920s.
(First shown on BBC-2)
See page 57


Writer/Producer: Robert Youngson
Narrator: Dwight Weist
Music composed by: Ted Royal

: The News

: La Traviata

A television version of Verdi's opera based on "La Dame aux Camelias" by Dumas.
Adapted by Peter Ebert from Edward J. Dent's English translation.
With Mary Costa as Marguerite Gautier
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Erich Gruenberg
Conducted by Bryan Balkwill
(Bryan Balkwill conducts by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden; David Bowman, Howell Glynne, and John Wakefield appear by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Opera Company)(Repeat)
See page 57


Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Based on "La Dame aux Camelias" by: Alexandre Dumas
Libretto: Piave
Adapted by/Producer: Peter Ebert
Translation: Edward J. Dent
Singers: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Erich Gruenberg
Orchestra conducted by: Bryan Balkwill
Associate Conductor and Chorus-Master: Myer Fredman
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Director: Charles R. Rogers
Marguerite Gautier: Mary Costa
Armand Duval: John Wakefield
Annette: Anna Pollak
Doctor Grenvil: Howell Glynne
Baron Duphol: David Bowman
Fleur Bervoix: Joan Edwards
The Marquis d'Obigny: John Lawrenson
Gaston Rieux: Jack Irons
Georges Duval: Thomas Hemsley

: News Summary

: The House

by Peter Van Greenaway.
[Starring] Denholm Elliott as John Fairchild, Nancie Jackson as Cathy Fairchild,
Terence Alexander as Mr. Vincent, Rachel Gurney as Mrs. Vincent
with Margaret Whiting as Miss Price

In this thriller, barrister John Fairchild is worried about his relationship with his daughter, a child watchful and uneasy in his presence. He decides that an ideal birthday present for her would be a Victorian dolls' house...


Writer: Peter Van Greenaway
Dolls' house furniture: Peter Pegrum
Dolls: Connie Olden
Music: Dudley Simpson
Designer: Jean Peyre
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Naomi Capon
John Fairchild: Denholm Elliott
Cathy Fairchild: Nancie Jackson
Mr. Vincent: Terence Alexander
Mrs. Vincent: Rachel Gurney
Miss Price: Margaret Whiting
Verity: Anabel Littledale
Prosecutor: Laurence Hardy
Clerk of the Court: Michael Robbins

: Preacher and Poet

Words for today from the preaching and poetry of the seventeenth century.
The last of four programmes for Holy Week.

Michael Goodliffe in extracts from the Passion Sermons of Bishop Lancelot Andrewes.

The St. Stephen Walbrook Quartet in settings of the poems of George Herbert
From the Chapel of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Tonight's programme includes passages from a sermon 'preached before the King's Majesty at Greenwich' on Good Friday, 1605.


Reader: Michael Goodliffe
Performers: The St. Stephen Walbrook Quartet
Producer: R. T. Brooks

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