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: A programme for Easter Day

Conducted in the Parish Church of Kirkby-in-Malhamdale, Yorkshire by the Rt. Rev. Donald Coggan, Bishop of Bradford.
The Approach to the Church
Hail thee, festival day (E.H. 624) The strife is o'er (E.H. 625)
At the Entrance to the Church Collect for Easter Day
At the Font
SL John 21, vv. 16-17
Jesus Christ is risen today (E.H. 133)
At the Chancel Step
St. John 10. w. 9 and 10
Alleluia, sing to Jesus (E.H. 301)
At the Altar
St. John 10, w. 11-16 Prayer
The Day of Resurrection (E.H. 137)
In the Churchyard
St. John 20. w. 24-31
Jesus lives (E.H. 134)
The Choir of Ermysted's Grammar School, Skipton under its conductor, John Brown
(to 11.30)


Conductor: The Rt. Rev. Donald Coggan
Singers: The Choir of Ermysted's Grammar School
[Choir] Conductor: John Brown

: Easter Blessing

His Holiness the Pope appears on a balcony outside St. Peter's, Rome, to make an address and to give his Easter Blessing 'Urbi et Orbi'.
Presented by courtesy of Radio-televisione Italiana
(to 12.20)


Commentator: Father Patrick McEnroe

: Hans and Lotte Hass: Diving to Adventure: 5: Coral

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 Balnea

: Songs for the Asking

Rae Jenkins introduces and conducts Songs for the Asking.
with Elizabeth Larner, Joan Sutherland, Trevor Anthony and Bruce Trent.
The Penarth Ladies Choir
(Chorus-Master, Hubert C. Williams)
The Royal Welsh Male Choir
(Chorus-Master, Tom Griffiths)
and the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Guest, Tony Britton
Interviewer, Joan Gilbert


Presenter/conductor: Rae Jenkins
Singer: Elizabeth Larner
Soprano: Joan Sutherland
Singer: Trevor Anthony
Singer: Bruce Trent
Singers: The Penarth Ladies Choir
Chorus-Master: Hubert C. Williams
Singers: The Royal Welsh Male Choir
Chorus-Master: Tom Griffiths
Musicians: The BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Philip Whiteway
Guest: Tony Britton
Interviewer: Joan Gilbert
Production: Selwyn Roderick
Production: Charles R. Rogers

: The Burns and Allen Show: Brother Roger

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Brother Roger


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent in by viewers.
The members this week-are: Alan Bullock, James Fisher, C. P. Snow, Pamela Hansford Johnson.
Question-Master: Bernard Braden
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust. [address removed]


Panellist: Alan Bullock
Panellist: James Fisher
Panellist: C. P. Snow
Panellist: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Question-Master: Bernard Braden
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Champion the Wonder Horse: Calhoun Rides Again

The leader of a gang of bank-robbers, in desperate flight from the sheriff, hides the stolen money on a disused ranch. Later, when the gang try to regain the spoils, they come up against Ricky and his friends.


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

: Children's Television: Sooty

with Harry Corbett.


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett

: Children's Television: The Railway Children: 8 - The End of Things

A serial in eight parts adapted for television from the book by E. Nesbit and produced by Dorothea Brooking.
The action of the serial takes place In the year 1906.


Author: E. Nesbit
Adapter/producer: Dorothea Brooking
Film cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Eileen Diss
Roberta (Bobbie): Anneke Willys
Peter: Cavan Kendall
Jim: Richard Peters
Mother: J. Jean Anderson
Phyll: Sandra Michaels
Mrs Viney: Hilda Barry
The old gentleman: Norman Shelley
Boy on bike: David Coote
Mrs Ransome: Beatrice Rowe
Blacksmith: John Baskcomb
Mr Gill, the stationmaster: Donald Morley
Perks, the porter: Richard Warner
Father: John Richmond

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Easter in Other Lands

Hilda Porter of Methodist International House brings two friends, from Ghana and from South India, to talk about how Easter is celebrated in their countries.
(to 18.15)


Presenter: Hilda Porter

: Jesus of Nazareth

Written and produced by Joy Harington.
The last episode in a cycle of plays on the Life of Our Lord.
At 6.45

"I am with you always"
The Chief Priests tried Jesus and found him guilty of blasphemy. But since it was not lawful for the Jews to put a man to death they took Jesus to Pontius Pilate the Roman governor... And Pilate delivered Jesus to be crucified.
(BBC telerecording of the broadcast on April 1, 1956)


Writer/producer: Joy Harington
Religious Adviser: Robert C. Walton
Film cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film editor: John Pullen
Designer: Richard Henry
Jesus: Tom Fleming
Simon: Peter Powys Thomas
Andrew: John Glen
James: Richard Grant
John: Michael Bryant
Matthew: Robert Gillespie
Philip: Philip Guard
Thomas: John Dunbar
Nathaniel Bartholomew: Hugh Dickson
Simon Zealot: Jack Stewart
James Alpheus: John Baker
Thaddaeus: Alan Rolfe
Mary, mother of Jesus: Gwendolyn Watford
Mary: Barbara Lott
Caiaphas: Ewen Solon
Pilate: Alan Wheatley
Centurion: Richard Walter
Soldier: Philip Latham
Cleopas: Neville Teede
Other parts played by: Nigel Sharpe
Other parts played by: Lane Meddick
Other parts played by: Gertan Klauber
Other parts played by: Kara Aldridge
Other parts played by: Esme Easterbrook
Other parts played by: Nickola Sterne

: Hey, Jeannie!

[Starring] Jeannie Carson in the comedy film series Hey, Jeannie!
Jeannie joins the W.A.C.s by mistake and becomes involved in a comedy of love in the U.S. Army.


Jeannie MacLennan: Jennie Carson

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: His Excellency

by Dorothy and Campbell Christie.
[Starring] Mervyn Johns and Hugh Sinclair
with Shirley Eaton

The action of the play takes place in the British-governed Island of Salva during the year 1948.
See facing page and page 4


Writer: Dorothy Christie
Writer: Campbell Christie
Producer: Alan Bromly
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Co-Pilot: John Foster
Lady Kirkman: Glen Alyn
Major Charles Hugonin, M.C.: Donald Pickering
Fernando: Michael Segal
Major-General Alan Copeland, C.B.E., D.S.O.: Patrick Waddington
Vice-Admiral Sir Oliver Pain-Bartley, K.B.E., C.B.: John Horsley
Sir James Kirkman, C.M.A.: Hugh Sinclair
Captain the Contino Sevastien Jacono de Piero: Nigel Hawthorne
His Excellency, the Governor: Mervyn Johns
Colonel Paul Dobrieda: Philip Leaver
Peggy Harrison: Shirley Eaton
Emil Zamario: Harold Kasket

: The Winifred Atwell Show

presents Winifred Atwell with Her piano and her other piano.


Pianist: Winifred Atwell
Choreography: Joan Davis
Continuity: Les Perrin
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Russell Turner

: Men, Women and Clothes: 1: How Fashions Come and Go

A series of six films of authentic clothes from the Museum of Costume at Eridge Castle, Sussex.
The cast includes: Sir Basil Bartlett, Jeanne Heal, Lady Rose Bligh, Robert Kennedy, Elizabeth Cruft, Marghanita Laski, Miles Eason, Mary Malcolm, Camilla Hasse, Ron Moody, Lady Moorea Hastings, Vanessa Redgrave, Jeremy Hawk, Irene Worth.
(A BBC Television Film)
See page 5


Devised, written, and spoken by: Doris Langley Moore
Producer: Charles R. Rogers
Cast member: Sir Basil Bartlett
Cast member: Lady Rose Bligh
Cast member: Robert Kennedy
Cast member: Elizabeth Cruft
Cast member: Marghanita Laski
Cast member: Miles Eason
Cast member: Mary Malcolm
Cast member: Camilla Hasse
Cast member: Ron Moody
Cast member: Lady Moorea Hastings
Cast member: Vanessa Redgrave
Cast member: Jeremy Hawk
Cast member: Irene Worth
Editor: Geoffrey Baines
Photography: Ken Higgins
Make-up and hairdressing: Maureen Winslade

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Colour Television: 50 Years On 30 June 2017

: Christian Ferras

At the piano, Patrick Harvey


Violinist: Christian Ferras
Pianist: Patrick Harvey
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: The Epilogue: What happened at Easter?

The Rev. Donald Soper, Ph.D. speaks of the events of the first Easter Day and their effect throughout the centuries.
followed by Weather and Close Down


Presenter: The Rev. Donald Soper

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