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: Morning Service

from Winchester Cathedral
The Dean, the Very Rev. E. G. Selwyn D.D., the Sacrist, the Rev. E. Bannister
Sentence, Exhortation
Confession, Absolution
The Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses
Psalm 1
Isaiah 1, vv. 1-20
Te Deum (Stanford in B flat)
St. John 3, vv. 1-21
Versicles and Responses
Lo! he comes (A. and M. 51)
O come. O come, Emmanuel (A. and M. 49)
(to 11.45)


Speaker: The Very Rev. E. G. Selwyn
Speaker: The Rev. E. Bannister
Organist and Master of the Choristers: Alwyn Surplice, F.R.C.O.

: Grand Prix Des Nations

An international horse-trotting race from Milan.
Presented by the Italian Television Service
(to 15.10 app.)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan

: Children's Television

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

Children's Newsreel

The Cat and the Coin
A comedy by Elisabeth Beresford.
(Previously televised last Thursday)
(to 18.00)


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
Writer (The Cat and the Coin): Elisabeth Beresford
Producer (The Cat and the Coin): Pamela Brown
Patience Repton: Diana Day
Barry Repton: Bunny May
Minna: Gisela Birke
Old Tim: Jefferson Clifford
Mr. Theobald: Vernon Smythe
Fireman: Leonard Williams
Cat: McCarthy

: What's My Line?

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

('What's My Line?' was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman and is presented by arrangement with C.B.S. of America and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: David Nixon
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: Dicky Leeman

: Black on White

The march of events during the last two hundred years as seen by some British cartoonists and caricaturists - from Hogarth to David Low.
A BBC documentary film produced in association with the Arts Council of Great Britain and the Educational Television and Radio Centre of the United States.
See facing page


Score devised by: William Alwyn
Consultant: David Low
Commentator: Alistair Cooke
Director: John Read

: Inquest on a Hero

A play by Leslie Landau and Adrian Alington.
[Starring] Diana Wynyard, Trevor Howard
The action of the play takes place in the Coroner's Court and at Longmeadow. Time, the present
See facing page


Author: Leslie Landau
Author: Adrian Alington
Producer: Harold Clayton
Designer: Barry Learoyd
The Coroner: Robert Sansom
Joanna Manville: Diana Wynyard
Marsden: Francis Drake
Laura Stone: Agnes Lauchlan
Mark Manville: Andrew Ray
Hobson: Beckett Bould
Sir Richard Manville, B.T., V.C., D.S.O.: Trevor Howard
Colonel Stone: Kynaston Reeves
Andrew Bellamy: Ralph Michael
George Ballantyne: Derek Tansley
Vera Ballantyne: Helen Shingler

: The Evening Hymn

"Immortal, invisible, God only wise"

: News

(sound only)

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