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: United Service

from Banner Cross Methodist Church, Sheffield.
A meditation in music and word
Led by the Minister, The Rev Richard Williams with the Vicar of Ecclesall, The Rev John Collie and Fr Thomas Keegan
The Service introduced by The Rev Sidney Booth
During this Service, shared by a congregation drawn from local churches and a choir from Notre Dame High School, a Procession of Witness will be moving through the town.
The service will be broadcast on Radio Sheffield so members of the Procession can listen as they walk and join in singing in the hymns.
(from BBC North)


Service led by: The Rev. Richard Williams
Speaker: The Rev. John Collie
Speaker: Fr. Thomas Keegan
Presenter: The Rev. Sidney Booth
Organist: Marjorie Pike
Presented for television by: Raymond Short

: Closedown

: Two in a Tiger

Have you ever had the urge to fly? In this film a new boy to the air tells of his despair and delight from the mystery of the first lessons in theory to the excitement of his first solo flight.
The new boy is Dudley Foster
Written and directed by Richard Wade


Subject: Dudley Foster
Writer/Director: Richard Wade

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: The Way of the Cross

from Whitfield Mount, Blackheath. Every year on Good Friday people from 20 churches converge on the Heath, carrying three great crosses. At the end ministers and priests lead a united act of worship introduced by Fr Patrick McEnroe


Presenter: Fr Patrick McEnroe
Producer: Dennis Monger

: Good Friday Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough featuring Motor Racing from Oulton Park and Rugby League from Hull.

3.5; 4.30* Motor Racing: The Guards Formula '5000' Championship Meeting
(sponsored by the Daily Express) Peter Gethin, the 1969 Formula 5000 champion, and Mike Hailwood are among the entries for today's big race at Oulton Park. The meeting also includes races for sports and GT cars.

3.45* Rugby League: Hull KR v Hull
The second half of today's big Derby game from Craven Park promises very attractive football with Hull KR semi-finalists in the Rugby League Cup and Hull holding the Yorkshire Cup.

4.55* Results Service including Football and Rugby League results, news and League Tables.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Racing driver: Peter Gethin
Racing driver: Mike Hailwood
Commentator (Motor Racing): Anthony Marsh
TV Presentation (Motor Racing): Brian Johnson
Commentator (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
Television Presentation (Rugby League): Ray Lakeland
Presented by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Tom and Jerry: Down and Outing

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Jackanory: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Part 5: Who Stole the Tarts? and Alice's Evidence

by Lewis Carroll
With Bernard Cribbins
Adapted for television by Jeremy Swan


Storyteller: Bernard Cribbins
Author: Lewis Carroll
Adapted by: Jeremy Swan
Illustrations: John Tenniel
Director: Paul Stone
Series Producer: Anna Home

: Helen Keller and her Teacher

The story of the young teacher Annie Sullivan who brought a blind and deaf child to realise that she also had the ability to make a great contribution to the world.

: Entertaining with Kerr: Crepes Fitzgerald and John Bailey's Cheesecake

The Galloping Gourmet
Graham Kerr takes a lighthearted look at one of his favourite recipes and cooks it with an expert eye
(A series of programmes made in Canada)


Cook/Presenter: Graham Kerr

: Television Top of the Form: Heat 5: Midlands: Nottingham v Leominster

Can you stay with the younger generation, as they accept the challenge of this new and exciting presentation?
Two points, one point, or a bonus can be won for:
Feats of Memory, Quick Reaction, Depth of Knowledge, Powers of Expression
Question-Master Geoffrey Wheeler


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: The Virginian: The Wolves in Front, the Jackals Behind

A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian.

Randy falls in love with a rancher's daughter and finds himself involved in a family feud.


The Virginian: James Drury
Randy: Randy Boone
Georgie Smith: Michael J. Pollard
Dulcie Colby: Peggy Lipton
Frank: James Farentino
Ben: Donnelly Rhodes
Colby: Jay C. Flippen

: Steptoe and Son: Steptoe and Son and Son

by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert Steptoe, Harry H. Corbett as Harold Steptoe
This week: Steptoe and Son and Son
Featuring Ann Beach as Daphne, Glynn Edwards as George


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Lighting: Ritchie Richardson
Sound: Michael McCarthy
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Original theme by: Ron Grainer
Design: Roger Liminton
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert Steptoe: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold Steptoe: Harry H. Corbett
Daphne: Ann Beach
George: Glynn Edwards

: The Forsyte Saga: Part 12: Birth of a Forsyte

by John Galsworthy.
Dramatised by Lawrie Craig.
Starring Kenneth More, Eric Porter, Nyree Dawn Porter

Monty has returned. Jolly has died in South Africa. Soames has caused a summons for divorce to be served on Irene, citing Jo as co-respondent.
(Eric Porter is a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company)


Author: John Galsworthy
Dramatised by: Lawrie Craig
Music: Eric Coates
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Producer: Donald Wilson
Director: David Giles
Jo: Kenneth More
Soames: Eric Porter
Irene: Nyree Dawn Porter
Plunket: Bridget Turner
Emily: Fanny Rowe
James: John Welsh
Winifred: Margaret Tyzack
George: John Barcroft
Monty: Terence Alexander
Judge: Cameron Miller
Annette: Dallia Penn
Madame Lamotte: Ellen Pollock
Aunt Hester: Nora Swinburne
Aunt Juley: Nora Nicholson
Smither: Maggie Jones
Nicholas: Kynaston Reeves
Timothy: John Baskcomb
Imogen: Anne de Vigier
Francie: Sarah Harter
Dr Cumming: Lee Fox
Warmson: Mischa De La Motte

: The Main News

With Kenneth Kendall and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Gala Performance

from Sadler's Wells Opera at the London Coliseum
Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev, Teresa Stratas, Placido Domingo, John Ogdon
Introduced by Keith Michell
Sadler's Wells Orchestra
Leader Barry Collins
Conductor Charles Mackerras


Presenter: Keith Michell
Dancer: Margot Fonteyn
Dancer: Rudolf Nureyev
Soprano: Teresa Stratas
Singer: Placido Domingo
Pianist: John Ogdon
Musicians: Sadler's Wells Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Barry Collins
Conductor: Charles Mackerras
The ballet "Le Corsaire" conducted by: John Lanchbery
Script Adviser: Arthur Jacobs
Lighting: Tommy Thomas
Sound: Graham Haines
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Padre Pio

Another chance to see the award-winning film
In September 1968 a priest called Padre Pio died in a remote convent near Foggia in the South of Italy. For 50 years he had borne on his body five bleeding wounds corresponding to the five wounds of Christ. Countless people believed he worked miracles - that he cured the sick, was capable of being in two places at once, and that he had a terrifying insight into men's minds. A hundred thousand people attended his funeral; they included scientists and doctors, bishops and cardinals, as well as the local people who loved him and who had built up a thriving tourist industry during his lifetime.
Filmed in the last months of his life, this is the story of the life and death of the priest they called a saint.
This film received the first prize in the documentary category at the First International Christian Television Week at Monte Carlo
Written and narrated by Patrick O'Donovan


Writer/Narrator: Patrick O'Donovan
Producer: Mischa Scorer

: Weatherman

: Behold the Wood of the Cross

God's understanding of human suffering is epitomised in the Crucifixion. For 1,500 years many sections of the Christian Church have expressed this thought in a special service called the Good Friday liturgy.
This short devotional programme explains the meaning of this ancient ritual.
(From BBC South and West)



Producer: Peter Firth
Director: John Dobson

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