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: Children's Television: Muffin by Helicopter

Muffin the Mule presents a film.
helped by Annette Mills (who writes the songs) and Ann Hogarth (who pulls the strings).


Presenter/songwriter: Annette Mills
Puppeteer: Ann Hogarth

: Children's Television: Sailing Ships

Adrian Seligman talks about sailing ships, and shows some models.


Presenter: Adrian Seligman

: Children's Television: What Do You Know?

Wilfred Pickles asks "What Do You Know?"
You and your family at home are invited to join an informal battle of wits between two teams representing the West of England and Wales.
(Wilfred Pickles is appearing in "The Gay Dog" at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Producer: Cliff Michelmore

: Evensong

From Llandaff Cathedral
Confession, Absolution, the Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses
Psalm 19
First Lesson (spoken in Welsh by the Rev. H. Elvet Lewis, C.H., D.D.)
Second Lesson: Ephesians 4, w. 1-16
(read by the Most Rev. John Morgan, D.D., Archbishop of Wales)
Nunc dimittis
Creed. Suffrages, Collects
Argtwydd, arwain trwy'r anialwch
(Guide me, O thou great Redeemer) (Emynau'r Eglwys 340; A. and M. 196)
God moves in a mysterious way (A. and M 373)
Sermon by the Rev. Mervyn Stockwood, Vicar of St. Matthew's, Moorfields, Bristol
God, that madest earth and heaven
(A and M. 26: Tune, Ar hyd y nos)
Service conducted by the Dean, the Very Rev. Glyn Simon assisted by Minor Canon Delme Jenkins


Speaker: The Rev. H. Elvet Lewis
Reader: The Most Rev. John Morgan
Sermon: The Rev. Mervyn Stockwood
Service conductor: The Very Rev. Glyn Simon
Assisted by: Minor Canon Delme Jenkins
Organist: C. Kenneth Turner

: The Week's Newsreels

Last week's Television Newsreels repeated at the following times:
Monday's edition, 7.15 app.
Tuesday's edition, 7.29 app.
Wednesday's edition, 7.43 app.
Thursday's edition, 7.57 app.
Friday's edition. 8.11 app.

: Mystery Story

A new American play by Stanley Young.
Adapted for television by Nigel Kneale.
The action takes place in the United States of America.
Second performance: Thursday at 7.30
See 'Talk of the Week'

The scene (in the U.S.) is State College: outside, a floodlight football game is being played; inside the Observatory, Professor Le Normand lies in his chair... His appearance causes a shock to the two young men who have called to visit him, and might cause something of a shock to the television audience - it is comforting to think that the children will be in bed. Thereafter, Mystery Story lives up to its title, discovering for us the cause of the unfortunate Professor's condition. Jules Verne and H.G. Wells would highly approve of the 'scientific-romantic' mystery here being carried to the nth degree, in a flurry of plot based on the Space-Time Continuum and the impenetrability of natural forces (L.H.)


Author: Stanley Young
Adapted by: Nigel Kneale
Producer: Douglas Allen
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Barkeley Jones: Paul Erickson
Jerry Lister: Vernon Gray
President Murray: Charles Richardson
Detective Parsons: Stanley Maxted
Sergeant Scanlan: George Murcell
Police doctor: Philip Vickers
Selena: Olga Landiak
Grace Jones: Bessie Love
Waiter: James E. Thompson
Dr. Lister: Maurice Colbourne
Others taking part: Joan Bell
Others taking part: Winifred Hill
Others taking part: Greta Marley
Others taking part: Charles Hersee
Others taking part: Malcolm Black
Others taking part: Anthony Collin
Others taking part: Kim Grant
Others taking part: Richard Sherren
Radio commentator: Patrick Burns

: Severn Westward

A BBC Television film.
England's western peninsula, beyond the Severn Estuary, has its own history and atmosphere and makes its own vigorous contribution to modern British life. The living spirit of the West Country is the subject of this film.


Producer: John Elliot

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