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: Rogationtide Service

From the Cathedral Church of St. Mary and St. Ethelbert, Hereford.
The National Anthem
Psalm 122
The Lord's Prayer
O worship the King (E.H. 466)
First Lesson: Joshua 1, vv. 1-9
Lord of beauty, thine the splendour (A. and M. 174)
Second Lesson: St. Matthew 13, vv. 1-9
Anthem: Expectans expectarl (Charles Wood)
This sanctuary of my soul,
Unwitting I keep white and whole,
Uniatch'd and lit, if thou should'st care
To enter or to tarry there
With parted lips and outstretched hands,
And list'ning ears thy servant stands Call thou early, call thou late To thy great service dedicate
My soul, keep white and whole
The Apostles' Creed
Presentation of the Implements of toil
We plough the fields, and scatter (E.H. 2931)
Blessing of the implements of toil by the Bishop of Hereford
Sermon by the Dean of Hereford
Praise the Lord! ye heavens, adore him (E.H. 535)
See facing page
(to 16.00)


Blessing: The Bishop of Hereford [Tom Longworth]
Sermon: The Dean of Hereford [Hedley Burrows]
Organist and Master of the Choristers: Meredith Davies

: Children's Television

Our Port
John A. K. Hamilton introduces a programme in which Reginald Jeffryes gives you some ideas for making models for a toy port.

Children's Newsreel

Alibi Children
A detective play by Wendy Cooper.
See facing page

(to 18.05)


Presenter (Our Port): John A. K. Hamilton
Maker (Our Port): Reginald Jeffryes
Writer (Alibi Children): Wendy Cooper
Designer (Alibi Children): Gordon Roland
Producer (Alibi Children): Barbara Hammond
Molly Wilson: Anneke Willys
Higgs: Will Leighton
Graham Wilson: Robert Sandford
Chauffeur: Guy Standeven
Hilda: Mai Bacon
Sylvia Greer: Mary Allen
Mr. Marwick: Dervis Ward
Robert Fenning: Gerald Anderson
Sister Goodman: Joyce Chancellor
Police Constable: Stanley Rose
Inspector Harris: Ivan Owen

: Guess My Story

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

: Cities of Europe: 2: Rome

Countries taking part in the European television programme exchange have each made a film about one of their principal cities.
This film, entitled "Luci e Ombre su Roma", is the contribution of the Italian Television Service.
English commentary spoken by George Pazzi Axworthy.


Narrator: George Pazzi Axworthy

: What Every Woman Knows

by J.M. Barrie.
[Starring] Barbara Mullen and Gordon Jackson

The action takes place in the Wylie homestead in Scotland; the election rooms in Glasgow; the Shand's London house: and a country house in Surrey.
Time, 1900-1908
See facing page

This is one of Sir James Barrie's canniest, cosiest pieces, first seen in 1908. The domestic drama starts in the parlour of the house in Scotland of the Wylie family, father Alick, brothers David and James, and their sister, Maggie. The family happiness is blighted only by Maggie's continuance in a spinster state; fatally, from the point of view of possible suitors, she lacks that charm which (in a celebrated phrase) she herself describes as "a sort of bloom on a woman". But events, and the male members of the Wylie clan, conspire to put the chance of a husband in Maggie's way, for when they find an unexpected and most unusual sort of burglar in the house one night, they propose to deal with him in a most unusual manner.
(Peter Forster)


Author: J.M. Barrie
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Alick Wylie: Mark Daly
James Wylie: Kenneth MacKintosh
David Wylie: Jack Stewart
Maggie: Barbara Mullen
John Shand: Gordon Jackson
The Comtesse de la Briere: Joan Haythorne
Lady Sybil Tenterden: Juliet Winsor
Charles Venables: Basil Dignam
Other parts played by: Bart Allison
Other parts played by: Madge Brindley
Other parts played by: Edward Brooks
Other parts played by: Elizabeth Forbes
Other parts played by: Arthur Hosking
Other parts played by: Henry Kay
Other parts played by: Liddell Peddieson
Other parts played by: Jean Rennie
Other parts played by: James Roughead
Other parts played by: Roy Siddons
Other parts played by: Alastair Stewart
Other parts played by: Sheila Stones
Other parts played by: Roger Williams
Other parts played by: Greta Wood

: Sunday Celebrity Recital: Eileen Joyce (piano)

Eileen Joyce was bom in Tasmania and while still at school showed such phenomenal talent that concerts were held and public subscriptions opened to enable her to study music at the Leipzig Conservatoire. She studied under Teichmuller and Schnabel and made her London concert debut at a Prom conducted by the late Sir Henry Wood.

Concert study in D flat; Dance of the Gnomes - Liszt
Andaluza; El Pelele - Granados
Poissons d'or; Feux d'artifice - Debussy
Toccata - Ravel


Pianist: Eileen Joyce
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: The Evening Hymn

"The Lord is King"

: News

(sound only)

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