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: Television Goes to Sea

The British Railways' car ferry S.S. Lord Warden leaves Boulogne Harbour every afternoon on her regular Channel crossing to Dover.
From the bridge and decks of the Lord Warden outside-broadcast cameras show the departure from the French port and scenes on board the ship at sea.


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Commentator: Barrie Edgar
Producer: Berkeley Smith

: The Church in the Midst

The dedication of a new Parish Church within the Toryglen Housing Estate, Glasgow by the Rev. William T. Smellie, Moderator of the Presbytery of Glasgow in the presence of the Congregation and Presbytery.
Assisting in the service are:
The Rev. John Sinclair, D.D., Clerk to the Presbytery
The Rev. Arthur Howard, Convener of the Presbytery's Church Extension
The Rev. Arthur J. O. Gordon, Minister of the New Church and Robert McWatt his Session Clerk
Preacher, the Rev. Horace Walker
Secretary-Depute of the Home Board of the Church of Scotland
Metrical Psalm 100: All people that on earth do dwell (Tune, Old Hundredth)
Call to Prayer; Prayers
Ceremony of Lighting the Lamps
Metrical Psalm 43, vv. 3-5: 0 send thy light forth (Tune, Invocation)
Epistle: Ephesians 2. vv. 13-22
Gospel: St. Matthew 21, vv. 12-16 The Creed
Paraphrase 20: How glorious Sion's courts appear (Tune, Irish)
The Narrative
Hymn: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire (C.H. 182)
The Dedication of Church and People Metrical Psalm 72, vv. 17-cnd: His name for ever shall endure (Tune, Effingham)
The Offering
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Metrical Psalm 122: I joy'd when to the house of God (Tune, St. Paul)
The Blessing
Recessional Paraphrase 66, vv. 5-11:
Hark how th' adoring hosts above
The commentary is given by the Rev. Ronald Falconer


Speaker: The Rev. William T. Smellie
Speaker: The Rev. John Sinclair
Speaker: The Rev. Arthur Howard
Speaker: The Rev. Arthur J. O. Gordon
Session Clerk: Robert McWatt
Preacher: The Rev. Horace Walker
Organist: Gordon J. McGhee
Commentator: Rev. Ronald Falconer

: Television Goes to Sea

Further scenes on board the S.S. Lord Warden as the ship approaches the English coast and enters the harbour at Dover.
(to 16.40)

: Children's Television

The Return of the Bumblies
Those curious creatures pay another visit to Michael Bentine in a new series of adventure films.

Children's Newsreel

The Runaway Slave
A play for older children written and produced by Naomi Capon.

Many people believed that 'Uncle Tom's Cabin', published in 1852, was the greatest single blow struck against Negro slavery in the United States of America. But for a long time the author, Harriet Beecher Stowe, saw no evil in slavery and thought it was none of her business. This play, which is based on real events in her life, shows how she was forced to change her mind.

(to 17.55)


Prof. Michael Bentine/Voices of the Bumblies (The Return of the Bumblies): Michael Bentine
Writer/producer (The Runaway Slave): Naomi Capon
Designer (The Runaway Slave): Richard Henry
Harriet Beecher Stowe: Betty Hardy
Mina, the Negro cook: Rita Stevens
Anna an English girl: Carol Marsh
Mr Allenby, owner of a Kentucky plantation: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mrs Allenby: Jennifer Gray
Linda, one of their slaves: Nadia Catouse
Tim her son: Robert Quashy
Kidnapper: Donald Pleasence
Children in Mrs. Stowe's school: Wendy Adams
Children in Mrs. Stowe's school: Carole Olver
Children in Mrs. Stowe's school: Aurora Wood
Children in Mrs. Stowe's school: David Godfrey

: Weather Chart

: What's My Line?

with Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, David Nixon, Gilbert Harding trying to find the answers and Eamonn Andrews to see fair play.


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: David Nixon
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Presented by: Dicky Leeman

: Rain Before Seven

A play by Joyce Dennys.

Queensland in December: the temperature is 115 degrees in the shade, the land is parched, and the cattle are weak; in the hot blue of the sky no cloud loiters with a promise of rain; and only the hopeful, stubborn courage of the pioneer sustains the farmers in their proud belief that they are working 'God's own country'.
It is an epithet which has a doubtful ring to the young bride out from England. Beginning a new life with her farmer husband in conditions separated by a polar distance from those she has known in her comfortable English home, Stella wilts amid the 'alien corn'. The odds seem against her. K.A.H.


Writer: Joyce Dennys
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Ted O'Neil: Ewen Solon
Jimmy O'Neil: Roy Sone
Emmie Dalziel: Gillian Lutyens
George Grant: Vincent Ball
Stella Grant: Maureen O'Reilly
Stan Farmer: Gordon Gostelow
Monty Dalziel: Anthony Hawtrey
Mrs Francis: Marjory Clark
Doris Francis: Yvonne Jacques
Mrs Robinson: Leal Douglas
Mrs O'Neil: Irene Richmond
Mrs Edwards: Nancye Stewart

: Jugoslav National Dancers and Singers

State Ensemble from Zagreb


Presented By: Christian Simpson

: The Epilogue: Into the house of the Lord

This afternoon, within the new housing estate at Toryglen, Glasgow, the new Parish Church was dedicated. Tonight the Rev. Arthur J. O Gordon, its first Minister, invites you to share in his thoughts, his dreams, and his prayers.


Presenter: The Rev. Arthur J. O Gordon

: News

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