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: The Whitsun Story

Told in a United Service of the Free Churches of Blackpool, held in the Empress Ballroom; conducted by the Rev. J.S. Perkins, President of the Blackpool Free Church Federal Council.
Preacher, the Rev. A.E. Davies, Minister of Victoria Street, Congregational Church, Blackpool
Children's Address by the Rev. J.T. Jones, Minister of South Shore Baptist Church
The Rev. J.P.K. Byrnes, Minister of Bispham Methodist Church
The Rev. E.B. Bacon, Secretary of Blackpool, Free Church Federal Council
Jesus, where'er thy people meet (Old Hundredth)
The Church's one foundation (Aurelia)
Lord God, the Holy Ghost (St. George)
Breathe on me, breath of God (Carlisle)
Love divine, all loves excelling (Blaenwern)
Children's Hymn: Our blest Redeemer (St. Cuthbert)
Singing led by the united choirs of the Blackpool Free Churches
Conductor, Harold Wrigley


Service conducted by: The Rev. J.S. Perkins
Preacher: The Rev. A.E. Davies
Speaker (Children's Address): The Rev. J.T. Jones
Reader: The Rev. J.P.K. Byrnes
Reader: The Rev. E.B. Bacon
Conductor: Harold Wrigley
Organist: Horace Finch

: Children's Television

with Harry Corbett.

Children's Newsreel

The Right Answers
A play for Children's Television by Sheilah Ward and Peter Ling.

(to 18.00)


Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Writer (The Right Answers): Sheilah Ward
Writer (The Right Answers): Peter Ling
Producer (The Right Answers): Kevin Sheldon
Designer (The Right Answers): Richard Henry
Everard Wright: Michael Caridia
Daphne Wright: Wendy Adams
Christopher Wright: Fella Edmonds
Mr. Wright: Eric Anderson
Mrs. Wright: Maud Long
Fishmonger: Nigel Arkwright
Panel Game Chairman: Toby Perkins
Jack Fotheringay M.P.: Toby Perkins
Lady Caroline Partledge: Eileen Delamere
Farmer George Avenue: Frank Foster
The Mayor: Frank Foster
Bill Blake M.P.: Michael Hitchman
Sam Masterton M.P.: Michael Kent
Butler: C.B. Poultney

: Guess My Story

with Elizabeth Allan, Eunice Gayson, Michael Pertwee and 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 Sun and I

A play by A. R. Whatmore.
[Starring] David Markham and Pauline Jameson
The action of the play takes place in Marple, Herefordshire, and Harley, Leicestershire, between the years 1889 and 1918.
(Jeremy Burnham appears by permission of Tennent Productions, Ltd; John Humphrey by permission of Shepperton Productions Ltd.)

In 1889, when this play begins, Charles Cartwright seems to have the world at his feet. At twenty-four, newly wed and exuberantly ambitious, he is already a headmaster, and that is only the beginning. There is really nothing to prevent him from winding up in the Cabinet or, at the least, with a University Professorship; nothing, except his own character.

Charles has an incorrigible disposition to play truant from his career. It is not that he lacks the willingness to contribute the 'ninety-nine per cent perspiration' of Edison's recipe for the successful genius. His enthusiasms are intense, but they are quickly spent, and as the years go by we see him dissipating his ability and energy in the pursuit of passing pleasures and the vain satisfaction of being a big fish in a series of small ponds.- (Kenneth A. Hurren)


Author: A.R. Whatmore
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Charles Cartwright: David Markham
Emmie Cartwright: Pauline Jameson
Alice: Charmian Eyre
Dunne, the curate: Robert Sansom
Weaver: Brian Willett
Dora Cartwright: Brenda Hogan
David Cartwright, as a boy: Andrew Ray
Arthur Cartwright: Jeremy Burnham
David Cartwright, as a man: John Humphry
Will Squire: William Mervyn
Vera: Carol Davies
Grace: Andrea Cox
Maud: Molly Osborne
Elsie: Suzanne Bulmer
Dorothy Winterbottom: Alanna Boyce
Ethel: Marlene Maddox
Daisy: Pamela Cross

: Sunday Celebrity Recital: Clifford Curzon (piano)

Clifford Curzon is a Londoner. He became interested in the piano when he was six, and in 1919 when he was twelve was the youngest student ever to be admitted to the Royal Academy of Music, where he was later to be appointed Professor and Associate. At the Academy he won two scholarships and the coveted Macfarren Go!d Medal for Piano, and made his first public appearance in London at the age of sixteen in Queen's Hall, at one of Sir Henry Wood's Promenade Concerts. Thereafter he has appeared in almost every 'Prom' season since, in spite of his crowded musical itinerary which has taken him all over Europe and the U.S.A.
In his travels he practises on a dummy keyboard; at his home in Highgate he practises five to eight hours a day in one of his two music rooms, while in the other his wife Lucille Wallace, the harpsichordist and authority-on early keyboard music, pursues the same arduous routine.


Pianist: Clifford Curzon
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: St. Paul's Cathedral

An appeal on behalf of the St. Paul's Cathedral Campaign by Viscount Kilmuir, G.C.V.O., with a film commentary spoken by John Betjeman.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]

Ever since London has been a city, there has been a St. Paul's Cathedral at its centre. St. Paul's is a part of the history of our country. In it Queen Elizabeth I gave thanks for the defeat of the Armada; in it Queen Elizabeth II gave thanks after her Coronation.
If it is to be worthy of its place as the parish church of the Empire, urgent and extensive repairs must be carried out and other work put in hand.


Presenter: Viscount Kilmuir
Narrator: John Betjeman

: News

(sound only)

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