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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India.
Look, Listen, and Speak: Revision course: Lesson 39
From the Midlands
(Repeated on Wednesday at 12.25 p.m.)
(to 9.25)


Scriptwriter: Viola Huggins
Teacher (Look, Listen, and Speak): Robert Chapman
Assisted by (Look, Listen, and Speak): Sheila Dillon-Guy

: Easter Morning Service

from St. Andrew's Plymouth.
Preacher, The Vicar, Prebendary J. K. Cavell
Assisting Clergy:
The Rev. P. N. Humphreys, The Rev. D. D. Port
First Lesson: Isaiah 55, vv. 6-13
Second Lesson: St. Luke 23, v. 50 to 24, v. 11 read by the Headmaster of Plymouth College.
Hymns (A. and M. Rev.):
Nos. 134, 135, 136, 602, and 603 Psalm 57
Jubilate: Moeran in E flat
Anthem: Christ our Passover (Alan Gibbs)

(to 11.30)


Preacher: Prebendary J. K. Cavell
Assisting Clergy: The Rev. P. N. Humphreys
Assisting Clergy: The Rev. D. D. Port
Reader: The Headmaster of Plymouth College [name uncredited]
Organist and Choirmaster: Philip Liddicoat
Assistant organist: John Bowden
Captain of the Bellringers: A. W. Myers
Television direction: Kenneth Savidge

: Urbi et Orbi

Pope Paul VI gives his Easter Blessing to the City and the World.
Father Patrick McEnroe describes the scene in the square before St. Peter's in Rome.
Presented by the Italian Television Service
(to 12.20)


Commentator: Father Patrick McEnroe

: Farm Forum: Hill Farming Extraordinary?

A five-fold increase in productivity - is it possible?
Andrew Biggar reports from the Farmer's Weekly farm in Perthshire.
BBC film from Scotland
and Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Reporter: Andrew Biggar
Director: Fred Senior
Producer: Patrick Chalmers

: News Headlines; followed by Stabat Mater

by Pergolesi.
sung by April Cantelo, Sybil Michelow
The Alun Mold Madrigal Choir
Chorus-Master, Brian Hughes
with the strings of the BBC Welsh Orchestra
Leader, Colin Staveley
Harpsichord, Clifford Earnshaw
Conducted by Wyn Morris
Recorded at St. Saviour's Church, Cardiff

Stabat Mater dolorosa-Mary the mother of Jesus stood weeping at the foot of the Cross-these are the opening lines of a thirteenth-century Latin poem, probably by the Umbrian writer Jacopone da Todi.
The work has inspired many composers to set it to music, notably Haydn, Rossini, Palestrina, Dvorak, and Pergolesi.
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, one of the great masters of melody, died in 1736 at the early age of twenty-six.
One of his most famous and beloved compositions is Stabat Mater, a work commissioned by a monastery in Naples to be sung at Easter.
Wyn Morris who conducts today's performance is a Welshman who has been presented with the Mahler Medal of the Mahler and Bruckner Society of America; he was recently appointed conductor of the Royal Choral Society in place of the late Sir Malcolm Sargent.


Composer: Pergolesi
Soprano: April Cantelo
Contralto: Sybil Michelow
Singers: The Alun Mold Madrigal Choir
Chorus-Master: Brian Hughes
Musicians: The strings of the BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Colin Staveley
Harpsichordist: Clifford Earnshaw
Conductor: Wyn Morris
Director: Hywel Williams
Producer: David J. Thomas

: Film Matinee: Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn

[Starring] Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire
with Marjorie Reynolds

A light-hearted musical film about an inn which only opens on holidays, and the romantic rivalry between the singer who owns it and his dancing friend.


Lyrics and music: Irving Berlin
Screenplay: Claude Binyon
Adaptation: Elmer Rice
Produced and directed by: Mark Sandrich
Jim Hardy: Bing Crosby
Ted Hanover: Fred Astaire
Linda Mason: Marjorie Reynolds
Lila Dixon: Virginia Dale
Danny Reed: Walter Abel
Mamie: Louise Beavers
Gus: Irving Bacon

: Disney Time

Peter Ustinov introduces some Walt Disney swashbucklers.
including scenes from Peter Pan, Rob Roy, The Fighting Prince of Donegal, Robin Hood, The Reluctant Dragon, Knight for a Day, The Happiest Millionaire, The Jungle Book, Blackbeard's Ghost
Films by courtesy of Walt Disney Productions

Peter Ustinov has just made a film for Walt Disney Productions called Blackbeard's Ghost, in which (not surprisingly!) he plays the part of Blackbeard. So it seemed appropriate to take swashbuckling as the theme for today's programme. There's a varied collection of Disney Swashbucklers, from Rob Roy, Robin Hood, and Captain Hook to such unlikely characters as Donald Duck, Goofy, and Baloo the Bear


Presenter: Peter Ustinov
Produced for television by: Richard Evans

: Nicholas Nickleby: 10: Madeline Bray

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in thirteen parts by Hugh Leonard.

Smike has escaped from Squeers. Ralph Nickleby has threatened Nicholas that he will use the law if Nicholas does not give up Smike to his supposed father, Mr. Snawley.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Hugh Leonard
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Joan Craft
Frank Cheeryble: Paul Shelley
Tim Linkinwater: Bartlett Mullins
Nicholas Nickleby: Martin Jarvis
Ned Cheeryble: John Gill
Ralph Nickleby: Derek Francis
Brooker: John Bailey
Madeline Bray: Sharon Gurney
Bray: John Robinson
Mme. Mantalini: Thelma Ruby
Mr. Mantatini: Maxwell Shaw
Mrs. Nickleby: Thea Holme
Kate Nickleby: Susan Brodrick
Smike: Hugh Walters
Miss La Creevy: Hazel Coppen
Gentleman next door: Roy Kinnear
Newman Noggs: Gordon Gostelow
Arthur Gride: Geoffrey Bayldon

: Tich and Quackers: 1: Merry Christmas, April Fool

with Ray Alan, Derek Dene.
from the North


Script: Ray Alan
Design: Stuart Furber
Producer: Stan Parkinson
Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
[Actor]: Derek Dene

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: The Easter Play: Strindberg's Easter

Translated by Max Faber.
Adapted by Richard Martin.
[Starring] Dinsdale Landen and Frank Finlay
with Gwen Nelson and Felicity Kendal

(Repeated tonight at 11.32)


Author: August Strindberg
Translated by: Max Faber
Adapted by/Director: Richard Martin
Designer: Ian Watson
Producer: Vernon Sproxton
Elis: Dinsdale Landen
Kristina: Anne Stallybrass
Mrs. Heyst: Gwen Nelson
Benjamin: Warwick Evans
Eleonora: Felicity Kendal
Lindkvist: Frank Finlay

: Songs of Praise

from St. Bernadette's Roman Catholic Church, Belfast.
The Northern Ireland Orchestra
Leader, Maurice Brett
Conducted by Havelock Nelson
Hymns introduced by Edgar Boucher.

Easter Carol (Martin Shaw)
Ye choirs of new Jerusalem (St. Fulber)
Jesus Christ is risen today (Easter Hymn)
Canticle of the Three Children (Gelineau)
While Christ lay dead (Pastheen)
Jesu, joy of man's desiring (Bach)
O give thanks to the Lord (Gelineau)
The head that once was crowned with thorns (St. Magnus)
Lord Jesus, thy dear angel send (Bach)


Soloist: Bernadette Greevy
Organist: Gerald O'Rawe
Musicians: The Northern Ireland Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Maurice Brett
Orchestra conducted by: Havelock Nelson
Presenter: Edgar Boucher
Easter greeting and Blessing: Fr. Patrick McEnroe
Producer: Moore Wasson

: The Andy Williams Show

A series featuring song, music, and comedy and the best from the world of entertainment.

Starring Andy Williams
and this week's guests, Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee, Frank Gorshin, The Nick Castle Dancers
(First shown on BBC-2)


Singer/Presenter: Andy Williams
Singer: Tony Bennett
Singer: Peggy Lee
Impressionist: Frank Gorshin
Dancers: The Nick Castle Dancers

: The First Lady: The Glass Hammer

by Robert Storey.
Starring Thora Hird, Robert Keegan, James Grout and Henry Knowles

Sam Redmires has been a Labour Councillor for thirty years. He has devoted every evening, weekend, practically all his spare time to the cause. At the end of this time he still lives in the same house, works at the same job and has the same bank-balance - nil! His only reward is the respect and goodwill of his party and the town. But how deep does this go? When the word gets around that he has been secretly accused of accepting a bribe, will his party back him - or throw him on the dung heap? Sarah is determined to find out...


Writer: Robert Storey
Series devised by/From an original idea by: Alan Plater
From an original idea by: Philip Levene
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Robin Midgley
Sarah Danby: Thora Hird
Tom Danby: Henry Knowles
Will Tarrant: Robert Keegan
Sam Redmires: George A. Cooper
Iris: Eve Pearce
May Redmires: Peggy Ann Wood
George Kingston: James Grout
Vic: Rex Boyd
Deputy Mayor: John Henderson
Mayor: Billy Russell
Town Clerk: James Scott
Reporter: Ray Gatenby

: The News

with Michael Aspel
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Michael Aspel

: Play of the Month: The Corn is Green

Play of the Month presenting The Corn is Green by Emlyn Williams
Adapted for television by Harry Green
[Starring] Wendy Hiller
also starring Ronald Fraser, Stephanie Bidmead, Glyn Houston
and introducing John Ogwen as Morgan Evans
(John Ogwen is a member of the Welsh National Theatre Company)
See page 28

[Photo caption] John Ogwen as Morgan Evans and Adrienne Posta as Bessie Watty in a scene from tonight's Play of the Month at 9.20

A Welsh mining village where learning is frowned on: and anyone out of the ordinary is treated with suspicion. Into this setting comes a forty-year-old Englishwoman, Miss Moffat, who is intent on starting a school, of showing the children that there is a better, fuller life outside the mines, the public houses and the grim surroundings.
She encounters difficulties, principally the stubbornness of the local Squire who also owns half the mine and wants his workers kept in their place. She is almost reduced to giving up the venture when she reads an essay by fifteen-year-old Morgan Evans. She recognises in this essay - full of lofty phrases and mis-spellings though it is - a mind of unusual quality and she is certain that she must go on.
Emlyn Williams wrote the original play and he founded the work greatly on his own experiences. Miss Moffat is based on a Yorkshire schoolmistress, Miss Cooke, under whose influence the young Emlyn Williams started on his path to fame. At the age of ten he entered Holywell Court School and Miss Cooke taught him fluent English - until the age of eight he spoke only Welsh - and for seven years she guided him in his studies. Eventually he won a £350 scholarship to Christ Church, Oxford.
And Miss Cooke was in the audience to see the first night of this play by her protege when in opened in 1938 starring Sybil Thorndike.


Author: Emlyn Williams
Adapted by: Harry Green
Costumes: Sheila Glassford
Lighting: Jim Richards
Designer: Mary Rea
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Philip Dudley
Mr. John Goronwy Jones: Glyn Houston
Miss Ronberry: Stephanie Bidmead
Idwal Morris: Clive Jenkins
Sarah Pugh: Patricia Mort
Groom: John Clevedon
Squire: Ronald Fraser
Bessie Watty: Adrienne Posta
Mrs. Watty: Mona Bruce
Miss Moffat: Wendy Hiller
Robbart Robbatch: Stephan Badman
Glyn Thomas: Gary Meredith
Will Hughes: Dyfed Thomas
John Owen: Clay Jones
Morgan Evans: John Ogwen
Old Tom: Glyn Owen

: Talkback

Television's own correspondence column with David Coleman.
A chance for those who watch television to put their views to those responsible-about the programmes, the questions raised, and issues at large, before a statistically selected audience.


Presenter: David Coleman
Editor: Richard Francis

: The Weather Man

: The Easter Play: Strindberg's Easter

[Starring] Dinsdale Landen and Frank Finlay
with Gwen Nelson and Felicity Kendal
(Shown at 6.15 p.m.)

Close Down


Author: August Stringberg
Elis: Dinsdale Landen
Mrs. Heyst: Gwen Nelson
Eleonora: Felicity Kendal
Lindkvist: Frank Finlay

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