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: United Morning Service

from St. Paul's Church, Withington, Manchester.
with clergy and congregations from the Anglican, Roman Catholic, and Free Churches.
Conducted by the Vicar, The Rev. Canon Leslie Griffin
with the Barlow Singers
Conducted by Michael Callaghan
"Praise to the Holiest in the height"
"There is a green hill far away"
"When I survey the wondrous Cross"
Choir items:
"Prayer to Jesus" (Richard de Castre, arr. R. Terry)
Psalm 129: "Out of the depths" (Setting by Gelmeau)
Hymn: "O Sacred Head once wounded" (Wassler-Bach)
(to 10.45)


Service conducted by: The Rev. Canon Leslie Griffin
Preacher: The Rev. Dr. K. H. Crosby
Organist: Michael Limb
Singers: The Barlow Singers
Conductor: Michael Callaghan
Presenter for TV by: Raymond Short

: Good Friday Sport: Part 1

Introduced by David Coleman.
Featuring International Boxing
The World Heavyweight Title Fight and The European Heavyweight Title Fight
From New York: Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) v. Zora Folley
From London: Karl Mildenberger v. Billy Walker
A chance to see again the highlights of this week's two outstanding championship fights, with expert comment.


Presenter: David Coleman
Boxer: Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)
Boxer: Zora Folley
Boxer: Karl Mildenberger
Boxer: Billy Walker
Commentator: Harry Carpenter

: The Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday

Including The Unveiling and Veneration of the Cross
from St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Nottingham.


Celebrant: Fr. Colin Mitchell
Assisted by: Fr. Mark Swaby
Assisted by: Fr. Thomas Moloney
Organist: John Thorne
Commentary: Fr. Patrick McEnroe
TV Presentation: Barrie Edgar

: Good Friday Sport: Part 2

Introduced by David Coleman bringing you Motor Racing and Rugby League.

Motor Racing from Oulton Park
3.5 Formula III race ever nineteen laps
4.25 Saloon Car race over nineteen laps

Rugby League: Blackpool Borough v. Salford
from Blackpool


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (Motor Racing): Eric Tobitt
TV Presentation (Motor Racing): Ray Lakeland
Commentator (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
TV Presentation (Rugby League): Barney Colehan
Presented by: Richard Tilling
Editor: Lawrie Higgins

: Jackanory: Winnie-the-Pooh: Kanga and Baby Roo

by A.A. Milne.
with pictures by E.H. Shepard.
With Ronald Eyre.

Today: Kanga and Baby Roo


Author: A.A. Milne
Pictures: E.H. Shepard
Adapted by/Director: Paul Ciani
Storyteller: Ronald Eyre
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Leslie Crowther.
With Peter Glaze, Christine Holmes, Jillian Comber
Guests, The Troggs, Saveen

(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville; Christine Holmes in "Charlie Girl" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Presenter/Comedian/Scripts: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Hostess: Christine Holmes
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Musicians: The Troggs
Ventriloquist: Saveen
Scripts: Bob Block
Music: Bert Hayes and his Band
Designer: Andrew Dimond
Director: Richard Evans
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: Junior Points of View

with Sarah Ward
A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Junior Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Sarah Ward

: The Weather Man

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Featuring George Villiers
With Michael Aspel, Richard Baker, Michael Sullivan, Robert Williams
Followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Presenter: Richard Baker
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Reporter: Robert Williams
Cook: George Villiers

: The White Heather Club

The White Heather Club visits Kilmaurs Junior Secondary School
With Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor, Eleanor Leith, Alex Wands, Dixie Ingram, The White Heather Dancers and The Archie Duncan Quintet.


Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Singer: Eleanor Leith
Singer: Alex Wands
Dancer/Dance director: Dixie Ingram
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Musicians: The Archie Duncan Quintet
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Travellers' Tales: Mexican Easter

Told by Donald Gray and Anthony Jacobs.
From the Aztecs, the Incas, and the Mayas, and from the Spanish in the sixteenth century the Indians and Mestizos of Mexico have woven their own pagan-Christian interpretation of the Easter Story.

6.40-7.5 Let Me Tell You
The people of Winchester talk about their city.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Narrator: Donald Gray
Narrator: Anthony Jacobs
Filmed by: Christoph Von Furer-Haimendorf
Written and presented by: Ivan Lockett
Editor: Brian Branston

: The Newcomers

Huntley extricates himself from a tricky situation; a friend of Eileen's comes to the rescue of the boutique.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: C. E. Webber
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Paddy Russell
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Betty Lloyd: Helen Cotterill
Eileen Harker: Jean Muir
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Eunice Huntley: Sally Lahee
Mr. Harvey: Richard Bebb
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Mr. Elliot: Edward Cast
Brenda: Elisabeth Murray
Vera Harker: June Bland
Harry Kapper: John Challis
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Maxwell Todd: Bernard Hepton
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Herbert Button: J.G. Devlin

: The World of Wodehouse: Blandings Castle: Pig Hoo-oo-ey!

Adapted from the short story by P.G. Wodehouse by John Chapman.
Starring Ralph Richardson, Stanley Holloway, Meriel Forbes and Jack Radcliffe
Exterior scenes filmed at Penshurst Place, Kent
(Ralph Richardson, Angela Thorne, and David King are appearing in "The Rivals" at the Haymarket Theatre, London)


Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Adapted by: John Chapman
Signature tune and themes composed by: Ron Grainer
Signature tune and themes played by: The Band of the Coldstream Guards
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Producer: Michael Mills
Clarence, 9th Earl of Emsworth: Ralph Richardson
Beach, his butler: Stanley Holloway
Lady Constance, his sister: Meriel Forbes
Angela, his niece: Angela Thorne
Smithers: James Hayter
James Belford: Derek Waring
Club member: Henry Longhurst
First man in train: Colin Douglas
Second man in train: David King
Waiter: Bartlett Mullins
Waiter: Terry Nelson

: The Monroes: Trapped

A Western film series.
A family of five youngsters face the challenge of the new frontiers in the raw and uncompromising Wyoming territory of the 1870s.

Held at bay by an angry bear, Clayt finds that his young brother is no longer a child.


Clayt: Michael Anderson Jr.
Kathy: Barbara Hershey
The twins: Keith Schultz
The twins: Kevin Schultz
Amy: Tammy Locke

: La Boheme

by Puccini.
Starring Joan Carlyle as Mimi, Stuart Burrows as Rudolph, Adele Leigh as Musetta
The Ambrosian Opera Chorus
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
Conductor, Charles Mackerras
(First shown on BBC-2)

"The production was surely a triumph... Finely sung and played, the throb of the old master-melodramatist pulsed wonderfully successfully." (Financial Times)
"Mr. Burrows's richly sung Rudolph remained securely mellifluous, and Miss Carlyle's Mimi had all the gentle firmness of his little lost girl." (The Times)

(Joan Carlyle, Victor Godfrey, and John Constable appear by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)

There will be a short interval at 10.0* between parts 1 and 2
See page 53


Composer: null Puccini
Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa
Libretto: Luigi Illica
English version by: William Grist
English version by: Percy Pinkerton
From the novel by: Henri Murger
Singers: The Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Musicians: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Hugh Bean
Conductor/Musical Director: Charles Mackerras
Associate Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Repetiteur: John Constable
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Basil Coleman Mimi: Joan Carlyle
Rudolph: Stuart Burrows
Musetta: Adele Leigh
Marcel: Michael Maurel
Schaunard: David Bowman
Colline: Victor Godfrey
Benoit: Norman Lumsden
Alcindoro: Frederick Sharp
Parpignol: Don Paulin
Sergeant: Stanley Riley
Customs man: David Read

: The Weather Man

: Readings in St. John's Gospel

by William Temple.
"An attempt to share my own thoughts as I read the profoundest of all writings."

Close Down


Author: William Temple
Reader: Noel Howlett
Reader: William Dexter

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