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: Journey to Christ

A programme for Epiphany from Beverley-Minster.
Conducted by the Rev. John Tinsley, Lecturer in Theology in the University of Hull, and the Rev. Collwyn Hargreaves, Vicar of Beverley Minster.
Through the night of doubt and sorrow (A. and M. 274)
At the Tomb of St. John:
Hebrews 12. vv. 22-24 and vv. 1 and 2 Prayers
Earth has many a noble city (A. and M. 76)
At the Crib:
St. John 12, vv. 20-26 Prayers
Alleluia! sing to Jesus! (A. and M. 316)
At the Altar:
And now, O Father, mindful of the Love (A. and M. 322)
Epistle to Diognetus 5 and 6 Prayers
Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go (A. and M. 8)
(to 12.00)


Service conducted by: The Rev. John Tinsley
Service conducted by: The Rev. Collwyn Hargreaves
Organist: David Ingate

: 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)


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

: Concert Hour

BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie)
Conducted by Maurice Miles
Joan Dickson (cello)
Introduced by Sidney Harrison.
From Glasgow.


Musicians: BBC Scottish Orchestra
Orchestra leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Orchestra conducted by: Maurice Miles
Cellist: Joan Dickson
Presenter: Sidney Harrison
Presented for television by: Alan Rees

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are: Noel Annan, Hesketh Pearson, Douglas Young, Dr. J. Bronowski
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Noel Annan
Panellist: Hesketh Pearson
Panellist: Douglas Young
Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Sports Special

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


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

: Children's Television presents: Champion the Wonder Horse: King of the Rodeo

Two travelling salesmen see Champion, and thinking he is a wild stallion they lasso him. At the next town Champion is exhibited as 'Dynamite, the Killer Horse'. Ricky and Rebel find him at the rodeo and try to win him back, but the Sheriff rules that the showmen have captured him legally. How can Ricky rescue Champion now?


The Wonder Horse: Champion
Rebel, the dog: Blaze
Ricky North: Barry Curtis
Uncle Sandy: Jim Bannon

: Children's Television: Sooty: Sooty's Television Shop

with Harry Corbett.


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett

: Children's Television: All Your Own

A programme in which children from all over Great Britain have been invited to take part.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.


Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Music director: Griff Lewis
Editor: Joanne Symons
Producer: Cliff Michelmore

: Children's Television: In a Plaster Jacket

The Rev. W. E. Whilding tells you some of the things he thought about during a recent illness.
(to 18.00)


Presenter: The Rev. W. E. Whilding

: Greenwich Time Signal; Meeting Point: The Problem is...: ...Do People Matter?

Introduced by Hugh David.
The programme includes excerpts from the films "A Matter of Life and Death", "Genevieve", "Odd Man Out", "Race for Life", and "Hidden Treasures".
(Film extracts by arrangement with the Rank Organisation, Films de France, Ltd., and Fact and Faith Films)


Presenter: Hugh David
Presented by: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: The Jack Benny Programme

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


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

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Bob Monkhouse, Alan Melville 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: Alan Melville
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: Harry Carlisle

: Sunday-Night Theatre: The End of the Summer

by Denis Constanduros
[Starring] Mary Ellis and Ferdy Mayne

The action of the play takes place in the Viardots' country home in the 1860s.
See facing page


Writer: Denis Constanduros
Producer: Barbara Burnham
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Monsieur Viardot: William Devlin
Gaston: David Spenser
Didie: Susan Lyall Grant
Paulinette: Dudy Nimmo
Mrs. Innis: Barbara Everest
Herr Muller: Brian Nissen
Madame Pauline Viardot: Mary Ellis
Katrine: Anne Robson
Ivan Turgenev: Ferdy Mayne
Denise: Naomi Moir

: Music at Ten: Julius Katchen (piano)

See facing page


Pianist: Julius Katchen
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: The Epilogue: New Beginnings

After a distinguished career as engineer, lecturer, and scientist engaged on aeroengine research John Barr will this year become a Minister of the Church of Scotland.
In this programme he talks about his past work and tells you why for him 1957 will be a year of new beginnings.
From Glasgow.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Speaker: John Barr

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