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: Morning Service

From Cathedral Road Presbyterian Church of Wales, Cardiff; conducted by the Rev. E. Gwyn Evans, Moderator of the Free Church Federal Council of England and Wales.
Sentences and Invocation
Praise my soul, the King of Heaven (C.H. 21)
Reading: Isaiah 61
Breathe on me, Breath of God (C.H. 194)
Reading: St. Luke 11. vv. 1-13
Spirit divine, attend our prayers (C.H. 183)
The Lord's Prayer
Onward march, all conquering Jesus (C.H. 384)
Far off I see the goal (C.H. 672)


Celebrant: The Rev. E. Gwyn Evans
Organist: R. Vernon Gill

: Gardening Club

A weekly date for enthusiasts to meet Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.

In the garden he makes a last sowing of garden peas to keep up the succession, and plants celery. He talks about pests prevalent at this time of the year, and shows how to deal with them. In the greenhouse he demonstrates the potting of cyclamen.
His guest today is Senior Fothergill, who is President of the British Iris Society. He brings to the studio a varied selection of irises in bloom at the present time, talks about some that flower in other seasons, and shows how they should be lifted, divided, and replanted.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Senior Fothergill
Producer: John Farrington

: Concert Hour

Introduced and conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent.
BBC Symphony Orchestra (Leader, Paul Beard) plays Symphonic Suite: Scheherazade (Rimsky-Korsakov).

(Simultaneous broadcast with the Home Service)


Presenter/Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Paul Beard
Presented by: Philip Bate

: The Brains Trust

The members this week are: Dr. Julian Huxley, F.B.S., Alan Bullock, Reg Butler, John Summerson, F.B.A.
Question-Master, Bernard Braden

Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]
(Sound-track to be repeated on Tuesday at 1.10 - Home)


Panellist: Dr. Julian Huxley
Panellist: Alan Bullock
Panellist: Reg Butler
Panellist: John Summerson
Question-Master: Bernard Braden
Producer: John Furness

: The Cowboy Country of France: La Camargue

Land of the Flamingo and the Wild Bull
West of Marseilles lies an area of prairie, marshland, and salt lake known as the Camargue. Here wild horses and bulls roam and flamingos and ibises feed peacefully by the lakeside. This afternoon French television cameras near a village on the shores of a lake bring you a composite picture of life in this, the cowboy country of France.
Presented for television by Robin Scott by courtesy of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise
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Commentator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presented for television by: Robin Scott

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy - The Little Fugitive

An old friend of Joey's plans to wed a beautiful widow. He meets with opposition from her small son and has little chance of succeeding unless he can appear as a real tough strong-man. Joey and Corky try to help him, with disastrous results, but his big moment comes when a lion escapes and menaces the widow's son.....


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey, the clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery

: Children's Television: Bengo

The adventures of a Boxer puppy.
Drawn by Tim.


Artist: Tim (William Timym)

: 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.
Among those appearing are a cellist from Petersfield, an archaeologist from Ilkley, a trumpeter from Worcester Park, a geologist from Derby, and a group of boys from Merton in scenes from their school operetta.


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

: Greenwich Time Signal; Meeting Point: The Rights and the Wrongs of It

A Christian discussion on some topics of the day.
A farmer and a science student ask the questions and C.A. Joyce, The Rev. R.W. Hugh Jones and The Rev. G.W.H. Lampe give their answers.
Programme arranged and introduced by the Rev. William Purcell.

From the BBC's Midland Television studio


Presenter/Programme arranged by: The Rev. William Purcell
Questioner: A farmer [name uncredited]
Questioner: A science student [name uncredited]
Panellist: C.A. Joyce
Panellist: The Rev. R.W. Hugh Jones
Panellist: The Rev. G.W.H. Lampe
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: The Phil Silvers Show: Hollywood

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

Sergeant Bilko is sent to Hollywood as military adviser on a film of a famous battle. This is one time when the great movie moguls meet their match!


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: The Lass of Richmond Hill

A romantic drama by W.P. Lipscomb.
[Starring] Jeannette Sterke, Tony Britton, Lucie Mannheim, Marius Goring

The action of the play begins on December 15, 1785, in Maria Fitzherbert's house in Pont Street, London, and continues in Brighton and at the Court of St. James's.
(Tony Britton appears by permission of British Lion Films, Ltd.)

A Tempestuous Romance
It was a tempestuous romance: he pursued her, she fled from him, exiled herself to the Continent; he pursued her again, and at last she gave way. A parson was found, a marriage in secret was arranged. By the Royal Marriage Act there could be no 'royal marriage' without the consent of the King. It would therefore not be recognised in law. Maria cared nothing for that: she was married in the sight of God, for an Anglican priest performed the ceremony.

Only a woman of great courage could have faced the issue subsequently. The Prince's astronomical debts finally obliged him to give way to parental command and make the required marriage with the bride chosen for him, Princess Caroline of Brunswick. All Maria's courage and loyalty were put to the test. She suffered great indignities, yet she had but to wave her certificate of marriage and the whole project of a royal marriage would have been blown sky-high. But had she done so, the Prince would have been obliged to abdicate. She loved him too much to see him denied his right to the throne. So she held her peace. Maria could have had anything from the Prince; she asked for nothing.

By the way, although the song 'Lass of Richmond Hill' is always associated with the Prince and Maria it was actually written about Richmond in Yorkshire. But the words 'I'd crowns resign to call thee mine' so aptly fitted the suspected marriage that London adopted it.

Dickens was spoilt for me in the early days because the covers of the novels showed a fierce old gentleman as formidable as Mr. Barrett. Nobody asked me to think of him as a young man in his early twenties who wrote Pickwick, or the man who wrote six best-sellers before he was thirty. Bernard Shaw is apparently always ninety; Ibsen is invariably boxed in with whiskers.

Similarly the Prince Regent is always Robert Morley at his weightiest. At any attempt to show the Prince as he was at twenty-three, the cry goes up that we are whitewashing him. But there is no need for whitewash. At twenty-three the Prince was a graceful, gay, handsome, popular, athletic, and madly passionate young man.

Because he was so madly in love with Maria Fitzherbert (a woman of excellent family), he did in fact marry her. That the Prince regarded himself as married is beyond all doubt. In his will written in his own hand on January 10, 1796, he refers to her as 'Maria Fitzherbert, my wife, the wife of my heart and soul.' There are three other references to 'my real and true wife,' and the words are underlined by the Prince.
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Author: W.P. Lipscomb
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Maria Fitzherbert: Jeannette Sterke
H.R.H. George, Prince of Wales: Tony Britton
Richard Brinsley Sheridan: Marius Goring
Queen Charlotte: Lucie Mannheim
King George III: George Woodbridge
Princess Caroline of Brunswick: Annette Carell
Ellen, Maria's confidential maid: Rose Power
Henry Errington, her uncle: Nicholas Grimshaw
Jack Smythe, her brother: Angus Neill
The Rev. Robert Burt: Graham Leaman
Mr. Pound: Victor Platt
Lady Jersey: Margaret Diamond
Lady Clarke: Anne Pichon
Mr. Creevy: Nigel Arkwright
Priscilla: Sylvia Childs
Weltje, major domo: Erik Chitty
Courtiers, servants, workmen: [artists uncredited]

: From Me to You

[Starring] Pat Kirkwood
Co-starring Hubert Gregg
and this week's guest stars: Bobby Howes, Sylvia Peters with Patricia Demo.
The Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black


Performer: Pat Kirkwood
Performer: Hubert Gregg
Comedian/guest star: Bobby Howes
Guest star: Sylvia Peters
Guest star: Patricia Demo
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Stanley Black
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Orchestrations: Bert Thompson
Musical associate: Bert Waller
Dance director: Eleanor Fazan
Production: Francis Essex

: Hotfoot

Jacqueline Mackenzie in Rome
In sharp contrast to her visit to North Africa, Jacqueline Mackenzie has been spending a few days in Rome. She has been following the tourist tracks absorbing the atmosphere of the city. She gives her impressions of the modern Romans and the paintings and architecture which form the background to their lives.


Presenter: Jacqueline Mackenzie
Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: Louis Kentner

(piano) plays Rondo in C and Sonata in F minor (Appassionata) (Beethoven)


Pianist: Louis Kentner
Presented by: Philip Bate

: The Epilogue: Moses

Some great men of the Bible.

A reading from the Bible with comment by Canon Roy McKay.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Canon Roy McKay

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