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: This Thy Family

A service for Mothering Sunday from St. Giles' Church, Northampton; devised and conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. E. T. Hughes; assisted by the Rev. L. Hunter and by members of the congregation; Preacher, the Bishop of Peterborough, the Rt. Rev. R. W. Stopford.
The service described by the Rev. William Purcell.
We love the place, O God (A. and M. 242)
Christian Marriage: the recollection
The Rededication
O perfect love (A. and M. 678)
Christian Baptism: the recollection
The Rededication
Once in Royal David's city (A. and M. 329)
The children's tribute to mother
Confirmation: the recollection
The Rededication
Thine for ever (A. and M. 280)
Holy Communion: the recollection
The Thanksgiving
My God, and is thy table spread (A. and M. 317)
Now thank we all our God (A. and M. 379)

(to 12.00)


Devised and conducted by: The Rev. E. T. Hughes
Assisted by: The Rev. L. Hunter
Preacher: The Rt. Rev. R. W. Stopford
Commentator: The Rev. William Purcell
Organist: A.E. Overton

: Hans and Lotte Hass: Diving to Adventure: 2: The Aegean

A second showing of the series in which Dr. Hans Hass and his wife present films shot during their explorations below the sea.


Presenter/filmmaker: Dr. Hans Hass
Presenter/filmmaker: Lotte Hass
Script: Roy Cole
Producer: Geoffrey Baines

: Concert Hour

BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead)
Conductor, John Hopkins
Shura Cherkassky (piano)
Introduced by Sidney Harrison.
From the BBC's North of England studio

Overture: Carnival...Dvorak
Piano Concerto No. L in B flat minor...Tchaikovsky


Presenter: Sidney Harrison
Musicians: BBC Northern Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins
Pianist: Shura Cherkassky
Presented for television by: Paul Huband

: The Burns and Allen Show: Take a Message

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Take a Message


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: The Brains Trust

answers questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are: Lord David Cecil, O.H., Dr. J. Bronowski, Alan Bullock,
Pamela Hansford Johnson.
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Lord David Cecil
Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Panellist: Alan Bullock
Panellist: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Champion the Wonder Horse: Return of Red Cloud

Is there one law for the Paleface and one for the Redskin? In this fast-moving story of the West, Red Cloud is framed for murder. Ricky and Uncle Sandy have "heap big medicine" of their own and uphold the white man's law.


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

: Children's Television: The Great Sooty!!!!! (Wizard Magician)

with Harry Corbett.


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett

: Children's Television: The Railway Children: 5: Saviours of the Train

A serial in eight parts adapted for television from the book by E. Nesbit and produced by Dorothea Brooking.


Author: E. Nesbit
Adapted by/Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Eileen Diss
Roberta (Bobbie): Anneke Willys
Peter: Cavan Kendall
Phyllis: Sandra Michaels
Engine driver: Edward Higgins
Mother: Jean Anderson
Mr. Gill, the stationmaster: Donald Morley
Perks, the porter: Richard Warner
The old gentleman: Norman Shelley
District railway supervisor: Clive Dunn
The Lovenian: Denis de Marney
Mrs. Viney: Hilda Barry
Also taking part: Irene Richmond
Also taking part: Janet Bruce
Also taking part: Stella Kemball
Also taking part: Leonard Kingston
Also taking part: Sheelah Wilcocks
Also taking part: Anthony Broughton
Also taking part: Madge Brindley

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Come Aboard the 'Commodore'

Roger Pilkington, with his daughter Cynthia and a friend from Holland, finds more of the story of the Christian church along the waterways of England and the Continent.


Presenter: Roger Pilkington
Guest: Cynthia Pilkington

: Greenwich Time Signal; Meeting Point: In the Land of Our Lord

A journey for Christians.
To give viewers an opportunity of seeing the land where Our Lord's ministry took place, a BBC film unit visited Palestine and filmed scenes in Bethlehem, Galilee, the Jordan Valley, and Jerusalem.


Producer: Anthony de Lotbiniere

: Theatre Night presents: An excerpt from "Sailor Beware"

A comedy by Philip King and Falkland Cary
The action of the play takes place in the living-room of the Hornetts' house in a small inland town.
A special performance before an invited audience (by arrangement with Jack Waller and Send Manor Trust, Ltd.)

An excerpt from "Sailor Beware"
One of the most successful comedies for many years has undoubtedly been Sailor Beware, which last month celebrated its second anniversary at the Strand Theatre. It introduced to the West End a comparatively unknown repertory actress, Peggy Mount, and overnight brought her stardom in the role of Emma Hornett. As the all-powerful, all-dominating Mother who rules the Hornetts' nest with a voice of thunder she can strike terror into the heart of any would-be suitor for her daughter, Shirley, especially if, as in this case, he happens to be a sailor...
Both Peggy Mount, and her stage husband, Cyril Smith, appeared in the highly successful film version of Sailor Beware, and tonight's theatre excerpt should give viewers a good idea why this hilarious comedy is nearing its 1,000th performance.
From the Strand Theatre at 7.35


Author: Philip King
Author: Falkland Cary
Producer: Melville Gilliam
Setting: Michael Eve
Television Presentation: Michael Henderson
Emma Hornett: Peggy Mount
Edie Hornett: Ann Wilton
Daphne Pink: Jean Burgess
Shirley Hornett: Henryetta Edwards
Mrs. Lack: Myrette Morven
Albert Tufnell A.B.: Richard Coleman
Carnoustie Bligh A.B.: James Copeland
Henry Hornett: Cyril Smith

: What's My Line?

with Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, Bob Monkhouse, Eric Robinson.
In the chair: Eamonn Andrews

("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: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Bob Monkhouse
Panellist: Eric Robinson
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: Harry Carlisle

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: Requiem for a Heavyweight

by Rod Serling.
See page 7


Writer: Rod Serling
Producer: Alvin Rakoff
Designer: Guy Sheppard
First man: Mark Baker
Second man: Tom Bowman
'Mountain' McClintock: Sean Connery
Army: Warren Mitchell
Maish: George Margo
Third man: Fred Goddard
Manager: Charles Saynor
Doctor: Fred Johnson
Fox: Vic Wise
Bobby Menzey: Robert Robinson
First fighter: Tom Bowman
Second fighter: Thomas Gallagher
Bartender: Duncan Lewis
Mr. Arnold: Maurice Durant
Grace: Jacqueline Hill
Receptionist: Sheila MacKenzie
Mr. Connell: Kenneth Paull
Third fighter: Chris O'Brien
Fourth fighter: Joseph Bimstone
Parelli: Eric Pohlmann
A drunk: Gerald C. Lawson
Photographer: Ralph Jessel
Kid fighter: John McCarthy
Boy: John Pike
Woman: Brenda Duncan

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Guess who? 18 November 2015

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities.
Introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This edition includes scenes from:
"The Monte Carlo Story", starring Marlene Dietrich and Vittorio de Sica.
"The Lost Continent": the story of an expedition to South-East Asia by a party of Italian explorers.
"High Tide at Noon": a film about a small fishing community in Nova Scotia, starring Betta St. John, William Sylvester, and Flora Robson.
(Films by courtesy of United Artists, Miracle Films, and the Rank Organisation)


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: Time for Prayers

Conducted by the Rev. R.E. Cooper.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Conductor: The Rev. R.E. Cooper

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