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: Arnhem Memorial Service

From the Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Holland, in commemoration of the airborne landings at Arnhem on September 17, 1944.
Order of Service -
Introduction: "...to remember before God the men of the British First Airborne Division, the Royal Air Force, and other Allied Forces. who gave their lives at Arnhem and Oosterbeek in September 1944 and those who fought at Arnhem and Oosterbeek, but, having been wounded and taken prisoner-of-war or evacuated, died elsewhere as a result of wounds received in the battle. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, Amen".
Hymn: O God, our help in ages past
Lesson: St. John 10. vv. 11-16, and 15, vv. 11-13
The Prayers
Hymn: Abide with me
Hymn: Praise my soul
Laying-on of wreaths and the laying of flowers by the children
The Lord's Prayer
Last Post and Reveille
The National Anthems
The Blessing: "God grant to the living grace, to the departed rest, to all mankind peace and concord, and to us and all his servants life everlasting, and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son. and the Holy Ghost, be with you and abide with you always. Amen".
Scattering of ashes
Presented by The Dutch Television Service
(to 12.00)


Commentator at Arnhem: Stanley Maxted

: International Sheep Dog Trials

A visit to Craigentinny Golf Course. Edinburgh, to see some of the dogs competing in the final stages of the trials.


Commentator: Michael Henderson

: Royal Air Force at Home

A flying display from the famous fighter base at Biggin Hill, Kent, to mark the fifteenth anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
(By permission of Wing-Commander D G. Smallwood, D.S.O., M.B.E., D.F.C., R.A.F.)
(to 16.00)


Commentator: Jock Milieu
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Children's Television

The Shepherd and his Dog
A demonstration at Craigentinny Golf Course in Edinburgh.

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: 6: Bunter Knows How!
by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Campion


Writer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Frank Richards
Designer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Gordon Roland
Producer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Pharic MacLaren
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Wingate: Desmond Carrington
Harry Wharton: John Charlesworth
Bob Cherry: Brian Roper
Johnny Bull: Colin Campbell
Frank Nugent: Peter Marden
Hurree Singh: Ronald Moodie
Loder: Kenneth Cope
Banks: Christopher Hodge
Mr. Quelch: Raf de la Torre

: Association Football: Switzerland v. Hungary

A visit to the Olympia Stadium, Lausanne, to see the second half of today's International match.
Programme presented by The Swiss Television Service
(to 18.45)


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Ulster Mirror

A magazine from Northern Ireland.
Written and produced by Harry Govan.
(Kirk O' Shotts, Redmoss and Divis only)


Film cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Film editor: Valerie Best
Writer/producer: Harry Govan

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight interviewed by John Ellison.
(Simultaneous broadcast with the London, Midland, North, and West of England Home Services)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special effects: Douglas Mair
Assistant producer: Joyce Bullen
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Variety Parade

with Dennis Spicer, Lorrae Desmond, Gene Baxter, Ron Parry, The Variety Parade Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.
Variety Parade Orchestra conducted by Eric Robinson

(Dennis Spicer is appearing at Butlin's Holiday Camp, Clacton)


Ventriloquist: Dennis Spicer
Singer: Lorrae Desmond
Singer: Gene Baxter
Comedian: Ron Parry
Dancers: The Variety Parade Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Musicians: Variety Parade Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Saturday-Night Out

Robert Beatty 'The Man with the Mike' invites you to join him at the Royal Albert Hall, London for the Last Night of the Proms.
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Constance Shacklock (contralto)
Introduced by Alvar Lidell.

March: Pomp and Circumstance No. 1, in D - Elgar
Minuet of the Will o' the Wisp; Hungarian March (The Damnation of Faust) - Berlioz
Sea Songs - arr. Henry Wood
Rule, Britannia - Arne
Jerusalem - Parry


Presenter: Robert Beatty
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Paul Beard
[Orchestra] conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Contralto: Constance Shacklock
Presenter: Alvar Lidell
Presented for television by: Antony Craxton

: Sports Special

Outside broadcast and film cameras cover the country to bring you a nation-wide round-up of today's sport.
Introduced by David Coleman.


Presenter: David Coleman
Editor: Paul Fox
Director: Alan Rees

: As I Was Saying: No. 2: The Day Off

Six portraits in crime by Berkely Mather.
[Starring] Alexander Gauge and Valerie White

The unlikeable Mr. Wharton makes a determined effort to bury his past, and since he has a lot of past to bury the operation is a complicated one...


Writer: Berkely Mather
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Storyteller: Ronald Simpson
Storyteller: William Fox
Wharton: Alexander Gauge
Miss Bellamy: Sylvia Coleridge
Stella: Valerie White
Frazer: Jack Rodney
Mrs. Watkins: Rose Howlett
Detective Sgt. Scantelbury: Victor Platt
Police Constable: Cyril Renison
Other parts played by: Guy Mills
Other parts played by: Arthur Hosking
Other parts played by: Diana van Proosdy

: Epilogue

A return visit with Stanley Maxted to the Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Holland.


Presenter: Stanley Maxted

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