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: Behold the Man

The Passion story portrayed in mime with readings compiled from the four Gospel accounts.
This film is a visual meditation on the events of the last week in the life of Christ and does not attempt to reconstruct the whole history of his Passion.
See page 15
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television

Chocolate Story
A BBC Television film showing how chocolate is made.

Filming in Africa: 6
Armand and Michaela Denis on Filming in Africa
Another programme they have filmed specially for BBC Television.
(Previously shown on April 2)

A film for older children.

(to 18.00)


Presenter/Filmmaker (Filming in Africa): Armand Denis
Presenter/Filmmaker (Filming in Africa): Michaela Denis
Presented by (Filming in Africa): Alan Sleath

: The Grove Family: Love Thy Neighbour

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Producer: John Warrington
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Mrs. Burroughs: Barbara Everest
The milkman: Anthony Viccars

: All-Scotland Crusade

Billy Graham conducts an Evangelistic Service for Good Friday at the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.
Choir of 1,000 Voices
Conducted by Cliff Barrows


Service conducted by: Billy Graham
Conductor: Cliff Barrows
Soloist: George Beverly Shea
Commentary: The Rev. Ronald Falconer

: Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra

in a programme of light music
with Vanessa Lee and Denis Martin.


Musicians: Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra
Singer: Vanessa Lee
Singer: Denis Martin
Producer: Brian Tesler

: Cricket Round the Hearth

Three well-known cricket enthusiasts get together to discuss the recent M.C.C. tour in Australia and recall some of its highlights with the aid of film.
Those taking part include R. W. V. Robins, Brian Johnston, and Crawford White, who reported the series for the News Chronicle.
It is also hoped that one or two members of the victorious M.C.C. team just back from Australia will drop in.


Speaker: R. W. V. Robins
Speaker: Brian Johnston
Speaker: Crawford White
Presented by: Antony Craxton

: The Message

[Featuring] The Norwegian Ballet
A series of Biblical pictures devised by Ivo Cramer to music by Handel and Gluck.

This 'series of Biblical pictures' depicts the manger, Herod raging in his palace, the slaughter of the Innocents, the flight into Egypt, and later the Sermon on the Mount, the betrayal, Peter's denial, and the climax of Golgotha.

Two of the most remarkable and contrasted roles, those of Herod (pictured above) and of John the Apostle, are danced by Ivo Cramer, choreographer of The Message and a former pupil of Kurt Jooss. The company comes to London from Oslo specially for this performance, and this will be their first television appearance in this country.
At 10.0

(The Norwegian Ballet Company appears by arrangement with the Det Nye Theatre, Oslo)


Devised by: Ivo Cramer
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Christian Simpson
Mary: Edith Roger
Joseph: Jon Berle
Herod: Ivo Cramer
First Pharisee: John Engmann
Second Pharisee: Henny Murer
Judas: Ulf Wenngardh
Peter: Ivo Cramer
Mary Magdalene: Henny Murer
John: Ivo Cramer
A Woman: Jorun Hansen
The Reader: Mervyn Johns

: News

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