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: Solemn Eucharist for Easter Day

From the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Chichester.
Celebrant, the Rev. Canon A. R. Browne-Wilkinson; the Rt. Rev. G. K. A. Bell, Bishop of Chichester presiding
Processional Hymns:
Hail thee, Festival Day (E.H. 624)
The strife is o'er (E.H. 625)
The Epistle: Colossians 3, vv. 1-7
Gradual: Christians, to the Paschal Victim (E.H. 130)
Alleluia, the Lord is risen (Weelkes)
The Gospel: St. John 20. vv. 1-10
Fanfare for Three Trumpets (Vivian Dunn)
Offertory Hymn: Christ the Lord is risen again (E.H. 129)
At the Communion:
Motet: O taste and see (Vaughan Williams)
After the Blessing: Jesus lives! (E.H. 134)
Finale from Sixth Symphony for Organ and Three Trumpets (Widor)
From the earliest days of the Church Christians have met to celebrate the Eucharist on the day of Christ's Resurrection.
The Service, which follows the Customary of the Cathedral, is sung to the setting by Charles Wood in the Ionian Mode.
(to 12.45)


Celebrant: The Rev. Canon A. R. Browne-Wilkinson
Presider: The Rev. G. K. A. Bell
Conductor: Vivian Dunn
Composer: Vaughan Williams
Organist and Choirmaster: H. A. Hawkins, F.R.C.O.

: Children's Television

Fox and the Rooster
A film adaptation of one of Aesop's fables in which real animals play all the roles.

Children's Newsreel

The Man from the Moors
A play for Easter.
Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
(Leonard Sachs is appearing in 'Misery Me' at the Duchess Theatre, London)

(to 18.00)


Writer/Producer (The Man from the Moors): Shaun Sutton
Designer (The Man from the Moors): John Clements
Mr. Dickens: Barry Letts
Polly: Dorothy Gordon
Tom: Jonathan Swift
Stubbs: Dawson France
Mrs. Grimshaw: Gladys Spencer
Mr. Grimshaw: Raymond Rollett
Mr. Milling: Leonard Sachs
Charley: James Doran
Sam: Barrie Martin
Ned: Kenneth Woodage

: Guess My Story

with Elizabeth Allan, Eunice Gayson, Michael Pertwee, Rikki Fulton as the newshawks.
Peter West in the chair.
Special investigators, Pauline and Larry Forrester
('Guess My Story' is from an idea by William Taylor)


Newshawk: Elizabeth Allan
Newshawk: Eunice Gayson
Newshawk: Michael Pertwee
Newshawk: Rikki Fulton
Chairman: Peter West
Original drawings: David Langdon
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
From an idea by: William Taylor
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: The Skupa Puppet Theatre

Dr. Skupa, the famous Czechoslovak puppeteer, gives a special television performance before an invited audience.
Televised from the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.
(By arrangement with Harold Holt, Ltd., and Tennent Productions, Ltd.)


Puppeteer: Dr. Skupa
Narrator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presented for television by: Antony Craxton

: Family Portrait

A play by Lenore Coffee and W. Joyce Cowen.
[Starring] Fay Compton
The action takes place in Nazareth, Capernaum, and Jerusalem.


Writer: Lenore Coffee
Writer: W. Joyce Cowen
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Mary: Fay Compton
Mary Cleophas: Joan Haythorne
Mary Magdalen: Rosalie Crutchley
Selima: Dandy Nichols
James: Anthony Newlands
Joseph: Stephen Boyd
Simon: Graham Ashley
Judah: Kenneth Haigh
Reba: Paula Byrne
Naomi: Anne Allan
Daniel a child: Michael Walker
Mordecai: Van Boolen
Eben, a pedlar: Jack MacGowran
Amos a waiter: Edward Brooks
Fisherman: Glyn Davys
Mathias a business man: Ronald Wood
A Disciple: William Lucas
Hepzibah: Marjory Hawtrey
Appius Hadrian: Charles Stapley
Anna: Gillian Maude
Rabbi Samuel: Leslie Sands
Mendel, a marriage broker: Peter Stephens
Woman of Jerusalem: Christie Humphrey
Nathan: Michael Collins
Daniel: Stuart Hutchison
Esther, Joseph's daughter: Juliet Winsor
Beulah: Joyce Chancellor
Leban: Richard Foat
Joshua, Leban's son: Robert Raikes
Other parts played by: James Beattie
Other parts played by: Madge Brindley
Other parts played by: Donald Cashfield
Other parts played by: Robert Checksfield
Other parts played by: Ann Gow
Other parts played by: Kim Grant
Other parts played by: Dafydd Havard
Other parts played by: Richard Price
Other parts played by: John Scott
Other parts played by: Sheila Stones
Other parts played by: Peter Ventham

: The Epilogue: What happened at Easter?

The Rev. Hugh Martin, C.H., D.D., talks about the events of the first Easter Day and of the amazing transformation of a little group of beaten and despairing men out of which the Christian Church was born.


Presenter: The Rev. Hugh Martin

: News

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