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: Divine Service

from the Cathedral Church of Christ, Oxford, attended by members of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
God Save the Queen Scripture Sentences
Exhortation, Confession, and Absolution
The Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses
Psalm 19
Old Testament Lesson: 1 Chronicles
29, vv. 10-18 (read by Professor E. D. Adrian. O.M. P. R.S., President of the Association)
Te Deum
New Testament Lesson: 1 Corinthians 12,. vv. 4-12 (read by the Dean of Christ Church)
Praise the Lord. ye heavens, adore him (English Hymnal 535)
Prayers Anthem:
Great Lord of Lords, supreme immortal King, O give us grace to sing
Thy praise, which makes earth, air, and heaven to ring (Charles Wood)
Sermon by the Rev. Leonard Hodgson, D.D. (Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Oxford)
Crown him with many crowns (English Hymnal 381)
Service conducted by the Very Rev. John Lowe, Dean of Christ Church

Before the Service the processions of the Mayor and Corporation of the City of Oxford, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, and officers of the British Association are described by Audrey Russell

(to 11.00 app.)


Reader: Professor E. D. Adrian
Sermon: The Rev. Leonard Hodgson
Reader/Service conducted by: John Lowe
Organist: Dr. Thomas Armstrong
Commentator: Audrey Russell

: Out of Doors

From London
Miniature Gardens
Anne Ashberry shows some miniature gardens suitable for every type of home or flat, and demonstrates how to make an informal garden in a trough.

4.30 From the West of England
Pony Club
Pony clubs exist all over Great Britain to encourage young people in the art of horsemanship. Television cameras visit the Taunton Vale Pony Club, in camp at Cheddon Fitzpaine, Somerset, to see how its members-all under twenty-one-put this idea into practice.
See page 15


Presenter (Miniature Gardens): Anne Ashberry
Presented by (Miniature Gardens): Kenneth Milne-Buckley
Commentator (Pony Club): Bill Allenby
Presented by (Pony Club): Nicholas Crocker

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten
with Annette Mills (who writes the songs).

Children's Newsreel

Printing Through the Ages
Anyone can make a print-with a piece of wood, lino, or even a potato. This American film shows how printing developed from these simple beginnings to the complicated processes of today.

Quick on the Draw
A children's parlour game devised by Dorothea Brooking.
Chairman, Humphrey Lestocq

(to 18.00)


Presenter/songwriter (Prudence Kitten): Annette Mills
Designs (Prudence Kitten): George Fry
Devised by (Quick on the Draw): Dorothea Brooking
Chairman (Quick on the Draw): Humphrey Lestocq
Drawings (Quick on the Draw): David Ghilchik
Presented by (Quick on the Draw): Patricia Foy

: News and Newsreel

including Weather Report

: Guess My Story

with Helen Cherry, Eunice Gayson, Michael Pertwee, Jack Train and Peter West in the chair.
Staff Reporters, Pauline and Larry Forrester
('Guess My Story' is from an idea by William Taylor)
Pen Portrait of Jack Train on page 4


Panellist: Helen Cherry
Panellist: Eunice Gayson
Panellist: Michael Pertwee
Panellist: Jack Train
Chairman: Peter West
Original drawings: David Langdon
Staff reporter: Pauline Forrester
Staff reporter: Larry Forrester
From an idea by: William Taylor
Presented by: Dicky Leeman

: Norman Foster

(bass-baritone) star of American television sings a group of folk songs, lieder, and Negro spirituals.


Bass-baritone: Norman Foster

: The Toby Chair

A comedy by E. Eynon Evans.
[Starring] Hugh Burden
(Second performance: Thursday at 9.25 p.m.)

This is a Welsh comedy, set in the Pantglas Old Age Pensioners' Club. Here the old people quietly pass their days, indulging each other's foibles (like old Miss Phelps's obsession with her nephew and niece) and passing the time with such mild and irreproachable activities as choir practice and chess. They seem satisfied enough -all, that is, save one. For Mr. Townsend is undeniably difficult; he was formerly the owner-manager of a big shop, and the habit of work and authority dies hard. He has become a little eccentric. When everybody else at the choral concert was singing 'The Passing Day', he insisted on singing 'Bright is the Morning', just because it was printed in the programme. When finally tackled by his friends, 'Towny' tries to explain that the cause of his discontent is the enforced inactivity, the assumption that because he is old he must want to retire from the world and commercial life. Why, he asks, should we not still do something-sell something? What about that half-finished chair of Josh's, for example? And so, under his inspiration, the old people of Pantglas decide to come out of retirement. (P.F.)


Author: E. Eynon Evans
Producer: Barbara Burnham
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Dulcie Curtis: Aimee Delamain
Jose Morgan: Roddy Hughes
Todd Griffiths: Jefferson Clifford
Hannah Madoline: Madoline Thomas
Neho Roberts: E. Eynon Evans
Percy Leighton: Walter Piers
Minnie Phelps: Katie Johnson
Sgt. Emanuel: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Frederick Townsend (Towny): Hugh Burden
Harriet Powys: Marie Vernon
Harry Jenkins: Dafydd Havard
Hugo Marsh: Harold Lang
Bert Smith: Donald Cashfield

: It's a Small World: Coins

A series of programmes giving a close-up view of tiny things.
(A BBC Television Film)
See page 15


Producer: David Attenborough

: The Evening Hymn

"Round me falls the night, Saviour, be my light"

: News

(sound only)

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