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: The Cross in Our Life

An ecumenical service for Good Friday.
From Cyncoed Methodist Church, Cardiff.

Specially planned for television, today's Morning Service doesn't follow traditional lines. The theme is contemporary and built around three Good Friday scenes.


Speaker: The Rev. Brian Duckworth
Speaker: The Rev. David Williams
Speaker: Sister Mary Anthony
Organist: Brian Savory
Choirmaster: Rhys Davies
Producer: Tregelles Williams

: Lloffa

yng nghwmni
Syr Thomas Parry-Williams
Frank Price Jones
Yr Athro Melville Richards
Robin Gwyndaf Jones
Y cyfarwyddo gan RHYDDERCH JONES
Golygydd, RUTH PRICE
(Folk Customs)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 13.25)


Unknown: Syr Thomas Parry-Williams
Unknown: Melville Richards
Unknown: Robin Gwyndaf Jones

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday


Presented for television by: Philip S. Gilbert

: Whistle Stop

Introduced by Roger Whittaker.
with Jack Haig as Mr. Wacky Jacky, Dilys Watling, Larry Parker and Theodore Rabbit.
Guest stars, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
Music by The Bert Hayes Octet

(Dilys Watling is in "Fiddler on the Roof" at Her Majesty's Theatre, London; Bert Hayes is at the Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Singer/Guitarist/Presenter: Roger Whittaker
Mr. Wacky Jacky: Jack Haig
Singer: Dilys Watling
Magician/Scriptwriter: Larry Parker
Musicians: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Octet
Designer: Peter Julien
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: The Weather Man

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East
featuring Brian Moore
followed by the Weather in the South-East


Reporter: Brian Moore

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of antiques with Max Robertson.
From the South and West


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Director: John King

: A Spoonful of Sugar

From the Mount Gould Orthopaedic Hospital, Plymouth.
What would you like to see...?
Whom do you want to meet...?
Where would you like to go...?

Keith Macklin and Sheila Tracy talk to some of the patients and spring some surprises.

(From the North)


Presenter: Keith Macklin
Presenter: Sheila Tracy
Producer/Director: Nick Hunter

: The Newcomers

Jimmy makes use of Lance to practise a subterfuge; Kirsty joins the Coopers in their campaign against the by-pass, and incurs her father's disapproval.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Christopher Bond
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Eric Hills
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Celia Stuart: Beryl Cooke
Janet Cooper: Sandra Payne
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Kirsty Kerr: Maggie Don
Margot Kerr: Sally-Jane Spencer
Vera Harker: June Bland
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Andrew Kerr: Robin Bailey
Rufus pargeter: Michael Redfern
Gordon Pargeter: Colin Stepney
Janie: Paula Smith
Lou: Helena Ross
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Themselves: Jimmy Powell and the New Dimensions

: News Headlines

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds.
By arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph
presenting Albert Modley, Joan Turner, Clinton Ford, The Perkanos, Potassy
The Songs of Marie Lloyd
featuring June Hunt and Members of the Players Theatre, London (Pat Ashton, Dudley Stephens, Doreen Hermitage, Valentine Palmer, Brian Blades, Eric Vietheer)
Chairman, Leonard Sachs


Comedian: Albert Modley
Performer: Joan Turner
Singer: Clinton Ford
Performers: The Perkanos
Magician: Potassy
Singer (The Songs of Marie Lloyd): June Hunt
Singer/dancer (The Songs of Marie Lloyd): Dudley Stephens
Singer/dancer (The Songs of Marie Lloyd): Doreen Hermitage
Singer/dancer (The Songs of Marie Lloyd): Valentine Palmer
Singer/dancer/choreography (The Songs of Marie Lloyd): Brian Blades
Singer/dancer (The Songs of Marie Lloyd): Eric Vietheer
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Not in Front of the Children: Change of Policy

by Richard Waring.
Starring Wendy Craig as Jennifer Corner, Ronald Hines as Henry Corner
with Charlotte Mitchell as Mary


Writer: Richard Waring
Signature Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Moira Tait
Producer: Graeme Muir
Jennifer Corner: Wendy Craig
Henry Corner: Ronald Hines
Mary: Charlotte Mitchell
Trudi: Roberta Tovey
Robin: Hugo Keith-Johnston
Amanda: Jill Riddick
Mrs. Miller: Elizabeth Wallace
Betsy: Kim Goodey

: The News

with Michael Aspel
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Michael Aspel

: Rigoletto

An opera by Verdi.
English version based on a translation by Andrew Porter.
The scene is laid in Mantua in the sixteenth century
With Peter Glossop as Rigoletto

Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Donare Dance Group
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
Associate conductor, David Lloyd-Jones
Conductor, Charles Mackerras

Elizabeth Bainbridge and Dennis Wicks appear by arrangement with The General Administrator, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Emile Belcourt and David Bowman by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Opera; Charles Mackerras by arrangement with Hamburg State Opera


Composer: Verdi Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
English version based on a translation by: Andrew Porter
Singers: Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Dancers: Donare Dance Group
Choreographer: Philippe Perrottet
Musicians: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Hugh Bean
Associate conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Repetiteur: Tom Gligoroff
Repetiteur: Valda Plucknett
Repetiteur: Patrick Harvey
Designer: Tony Abbott
Conductor: Charles Mackerras
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Basil Coleman
Rigoletto: Peter Glossop
The Duke of Mantua: Stuart Burrows
Gllda: Colette Boky
The Count of Monterone: Don Garrard
Marullo: David Bowman
Borsa: Emile Belcourt
The Count of Ceprano: Dennis Wicks
Sparafucile: Stafford Dean
Maddalena: Joyce Blackbam
Giovanna: Elizabeth Bainbridge
The Countess of Ceprano: Ursula Connors
The Court Usher: Neilson Taylor
The Page: Olcian Lewis

: On the Inside Looking Out: 2: France: We Almost Gave Up

Three films about British families who live and work inside the Common Market.

Ivor Rye moved his wife and three children from their home near Bristol to Toulouse in Southern France, so that he could work as a Liaison Engineer on the first Concorde.
"I didn't think we'd have quite so many problems, it just seemed as if it would be like a sort of big holiday."
Written and produced by Tom Savage.


Subject: Ivor Rye
Writer/Producer: Tom Savage

: Christ of the Psalms

Extracts from the sermons of St. Augustine of Hippo A.D. 354-430.
Translated by Edmund Hill.
Delivered by Roger Delgado.
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall.

Close Down


Translated by: Edmund Hill
Reader: Roger Delgado
Music: Leonard Pearcey
Music: Peter Wishart
Producer: R. T. Brooks

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