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: Children's Mass

From St. Giles Roman Catholic Church, Cheadle, Staffordshire.
Celebrant, Father J. Connelly
Children's prayers led by Father P.W. Stonier
Introduced by Father P. McEnroe
(to 12.00)


Presenter: Father P. McEnroe
Celebrant: Father J. Connelly
Children's prayers led by: Father P.W. Stonier

: Yr Un Peth...

Gwahoddiad i ymuno mewn gwasanaeth o'r stiwdio dan arweiniad y Parchedig 1. D. E. Thomas
Arweiniol Mi glywais lais yr lesu'n dweud
Darllen: S. Marc 10, 17-27 0 agor fy Ilygaid i weled Anerchiad Gweddi
'R wy'n dewis lesu a'i farwol glwy'
Cenir yr emynau gan
Gantorion Cymreig y BBC Arweinydd, Arwel Hughes
(Studio service conducted by the Rev. I. D. E. Thomas)

(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 12.45)


Conductor: The Rev. I. D. E. Thomas

: Greenwich Time Signal; Talk of Many Things

Richard Attenborough and his guests Talk of Many Things.
An informal discussion of people, places, and events between friends who have been invited to drop in after lunch.

(Richard Attenborough is appearing in "Double Image" at the Savoy Theatre, London)
See page 6


Presenter: Richard Attenborough
Research: Ken Smith
Producer: G.B. Lupino

: Concert Hour

BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Hermann Scherchen
Igor Ozim (violin)
Introduced by Trevor Harvey.
Before an invited audience in the BBC studios, Maida Vale, London.


Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Paul Beard
Orchestra conducted by: Hermann Scherchen
Violinist: Igor Ozim
Presenter: Trevor Harvey
Presented for television by: Robin Scott

: The Recording Angells: 3: A Matter for Sympathy

by R.F. Delderfield
A fortnightly series set in a West-Country seaside town.
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Writer: R.F. Delderfield
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond
Willy Angell: Cyril Wood
Jo Crispin: Jenny Davis
Sid Kittle: Norman Tyrrell
Adolphus Venner: Bernard Fishwick
Clerk of the Court: Ian Parker
Mrs. Corbett-Smythe, J.P.: Phyllis Smale
Police Constable Barnes: Victor Fawkes
The Rev. Thomas Tregannon: Reginald Atkinson
Mr. Foster: Edgar Harrison
Others taking part: David Gregory
Others taking part: Merrick Lucas
Others taking part: John Smith
Others taking part: Mel Oxley
Others taking part: Maurice Bascombe
Others taking part: Roy Berry

: Sports Special

Sportsview film cameras bring you the highlights of the weekend's sport.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Tom Millett

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon.
The members this week are: Sir Frederick Hooper, Monica Dickens, Hesketh Pearson, Dr. J. Bronowski.
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Sir Frederick Hooper
Panellist: Monica Dickens
Panellist: Hesketh Pearson
Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television

Children's Television presents:
Sunday-Afternoon Out
Taking you out in the Dover Lifeboat to See things happen!, When they happen!, Where they happen!
Join the men with the mikes and BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras to look round Dover Harbour and meet some of the men in port this afternoon.

5.30 Kidnapped: 5: The Quarrel
by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Adapted and produced by Joy Harington as a serial in six parts.
Period 1762
(James Cairncross is appearing in 'Salad Days' at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)

6.0 Sunday at Six: Come Aboard the Commodore
Roger Pilkington describes some journeys on England's waterways.

(to 18.10)


Arranged by (Sunday-Afternoon Out): Peter Newington
Presented by (Sunday-Afternoon Out): Peter Webber
Presented by (Sunday-Afternoon Out): Alan Chivers
Author (Kidnapped): Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by/Producer (Kidnapped): Joy Harington
Bagpipes played by (Kidnapped): Pipe-Major J.B. Robertson M.B.A.
Gaelic adviser (Kidnapped): James McPhee
Dramatisation (Kidnapped): Kenneth Anderson
Film sequences - Cameraman (Kidnapped): Peter Sargent
Film sequences - Editor (Kidnapped): Ron de Mattos
Designer (Kidnapped): Lawrence Broadhouse
Alan Breck: Patrick Troughton
David Balfour: Leo Maguire
Cluny Macpherson: Moultrie Kelsall
Gillie: Laidlaw Dalling
Gillie: Bruce Sharman
Gillie: Peter Diamond
Mrs. Maclaren: Molly Weir
Duncan Maclaren: James Cairncross
Robin Oig Macgregor: James McKechnie
Presenter (Sunday at Six): Roger Pilkington

: Greenwich Time Signal; Meeting Point: The Parson's Job

Malcolm Muggeridge questions Simon Phipps, Chaplain of Trinity College, Cambridge, David Sheppard, Curate at St. Mary's, Islington, and Nicholas Stacey, Curate at St. Mark's, North End, Portsmouth.


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Panellist: Simon Phipps
Panellist: David Sheppard
Panellist: Nicholas Stacey
Presented by: Enid Love

: The Jack Benny Programme

[Starring] Jack Benny
with Mary Livingstone, Don Wilson, and Rochester.
(A film series)


Comedian: Jack Benny
Comedienne: Mary Livingstone
Announcer: Don Wilson
Rochester Van Jones: Rochester

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game.
With Isobel Barnett, Bob Monkhouse, Gilbert Harding and a guest with Eamonn Andrews in the chair.

("What's My Line?" was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, and is televised by arrangement with C.B.S. and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Bob Monkhouse
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Gracie Fields

In a programme of songs old and new
with Harry Rabinowitz and the Television Orchestra.


Singer: Gracie Fields
Musicians: Harry Rabinowitz and the Television Orchestra
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Richard Afton

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: Pillars of Society

by Henrik Ibsen
English adaptation for television by Max Faber
[Starring] John McCallum with Valerie White

The action takes place in Carsten Bernick's house in a small Norwegian coast-town during four consecutive summer days in the 1870s.
See foot of page


Author: Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by: Max Faber
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Carsten Bernick, a shipbuilder: John McCallum
Betty Bernick, his wife: Margaret Vines
Johan Tonnesen, her younger brother: Michael Warre
Hilmar Tonnesen, her cousin: David Markham
Lona Hessel, her elder stepsister: Valerie White
Olaf, Bernick's son: Colin Gibson
Marta Bernick's sister: Maureen Pryor
Dina Dorf: Norah Gorsen
Krant Bernick's head clerk: Gerald Cross
Aune, Bernick's foreman: Beckett Bould
Rerlund, a schoolmaster: Charles Lloyd Pack
Rummel, a merchant: Wensley Pithey
Mrs. Rummel, his wife: Nan Munro
Mrs. Lynge, a doctor's wife: Ilona Ference
Vigeland, a shipowner: John Dunbar
Sandstad, a shipowner: Jonathan Field

: The Epilogue: Christians in China

Chinese workmen, pulling down an ancient city wall, found in its foundations a Latin gravestone with carved pictures of the Virgin and Child, and of St. Catherine. It comes from the time of Marco Polo, and was set up by a fellow-countryman of his.
John Foster, Professor of Ecclesiastical History in the University of Glasgow, introduces you to this unexpected find and discusses how it adds to knowledge of Christians in China six hundred years ago.


Presenter: John Foster

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