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: Morning Service

from John Wesley's Chapel, Bristol (The New Room in the Horsefair); conducted by the Rev. Rupert E. Davies.
Christ, whose glory fills the skies (M.H.B. 924)
Prayers and the Lord's Prayer
Father, whose everlasting love (M.H.B. 75)
Lesson: Epistle to the Romans 8, w. 1-25
God of all power, and truth, and grace (M.H.B. 562)
Behold the servant of the Lord (M.H.B. 572)

(to 12.00)


Conductor: The Rev. Rupert E. Davies
Preacher: The Rev. Donald Soper, Ph.D.
Organist: J.T. Goss
Choirmaster: W.T. Clark

: Greenwich Time Signal; Gardening Club

A weekly date with Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.

This week he shows some of his favourite varieties of fuchsia, and advises on pruning raspberries and blackcurrants; earthing up celery; removing foliage from outdoor tomatoes; planting spring cabbage; protecting flowers on the outdoor chrysanthemums; and disbudding the indoor flowering chrysanthemums.
His guest today is James Bruce who is specially interested in heaths and heathers. He brings to the studio a selection of varieties to show that flowers can be obtained all the year round. He also deals with their propagation and planting.
Produced by John Farrington in the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: James Bruce
Producer: John Farrington

: Star Choice presents: The Guardians

The story of a cattle ranger's protection of a new family on its small farm.
A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their choice.
[Starring] Preston Foster and Barbara Hale


Sam Hodges: Preston Foster
[Actress]: Barbara Hale

: Music at Teatime

Elisabeth Welch and The Boulevard Players in a programme of light music.


Singer: Elisabeth Welch
Musicians: The Boulevard Players
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent in by viewers.
The members this week are: Sir George Barnes, Dr. Julian Huxley, F.B.A., Peter Brook, Professor A. J. Ayer, F.B.A.
Question Master, Alan Melville
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Sir George Barnes
Panellist: Dr. Julian Huxley
Panellist: Peter Brook
Panellist: Professor A. J. Ayer
Question Master: Alan Melville
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy: The Cimarron Kid

The Cimarron Kid, an old cowboy with the Circus, has held Corky spellbound with his tales of sharpshooting in the Wild West. When it comes to identifying a desperate bandit in court, however, the Cimarron Kid doesn't seem to be such a hero after all. But if he could hold up the gang singlehanded maybe Corky would look up to him again.


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey, the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Cimarron Kid: William Fawcett
Himself: Bimbo, the baby elephant

: Children's Television: Muffin the Mule

Ann Hogarth presents Muffin the Mule
with Jan Bussell


Puppeteer: Ann Hogarth
Presenter: Jan Bussell

: Children's Television: A Tale of Two Cities: 6: Darkness

by Charles Dickens
Made into a television serial play in eight parts by John Keir Cross and produced by Kevin Sheldon
[Starring] Mervyn Johns, Margaretta Scott
with Peter Wyngarde as Sydney Carton


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: John Keir Cross
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Designer: Gordon Roland
Sydney Carton: Peter Wyngarde
Mr. Lorry: Mervyn Johns
Jerry Cruncher: Ronald Radd
Dr. Manette: Fred Fairclough
Lucie Manette: Wendy Hutchinson
Miss Pross: Joan Ingram
Charles Darnay: Edward de Souza
Ernest Defarge: Keneth Thornett
Madame Defarge: Margaretta Scott
The Prosecutor: Peter Cloughton

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Let's Go and See....: The New Room in Bristol

with the Rev. F. Douglas Morley.
The New Room was built by John Wesley in 1739 as a meeting place for the very first Bristol Methodists. There is a chapel and above it the rooms where the preachers lodged, including John Wesley's original sitting-room and bedroom.
(to 18.15)


Presenter: The Rev. F. Douglas Morley

: Meeting Point: The Rights and the Wrongs of it

A Christian discussion on a problem of the day.
A Schoolmaster asks the question and C. A. Joyce, Frank Sheed, The Rev. Ronald Spivey, The Rev. Mervyn Stockwood discuss the answer.
Arranged and introduced by The Rev. William Purcell.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Panellist: C. A. Joyce
Panellist: Frank Sheed
Panellist: The Rev. Ronald Spivey
Panellist: The Rev. Mervyn Stockwood
Arranged and introduced by: The Rev. William Purcell
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: The Phil Silvers Show: Sick Call Ernie

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko


Sgt Ernie Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: Cuckoo

A comedy for television by Elaine Morgan.
[Starring] John Fraser, Jill Dixon
The play is set in Llanbyther, Wales

(John Fraser appears by permission of Associated British Picture Corporation, Ltd.; Jill Dixon appears by permission of the Rank Organisation)
See facing page


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Producer: Alvin Rakoff
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Lettice Dodds: Jill Dixon
Johnny Dodds: John Fraser
Furniture Man: Victor Platt
Taylor, the postman: Jack Walters
Ned: Gareth Jones
Gaffer: Hubert Hughson
Benjamin Cecil: T.H. Evans
Nan Cecil: Madoline Thomas
Tally: Peter Halliday
Miss Stafford: Joan Young
Marcus Pollard: Neil Ashton
Mr. Jones: Dewi Williams
Mr. Griffiths: Glanffrwd James
Vogelmeister: David Hurst
Motorcyclist: Gordon Phillott
Pedal cyclist: Ian Burford
Birdwatcher: Clive Dunn
Reporter: Frederick Goddard
Reporter: Bryan Kendrick
Reporter: Alan Dobie
Reporter: Peter Dixon

: Double Six

A high speed television revue.
[Starring] Morecambe and Wise, Ted Lune, Patricia Bredin, John Gower, Eileen Dyson, The Jack Billings Dancers, Billy Ternent and his Orchestra

(Morecambe and Wise are appearing in "Let's Have Fun" at the Central Pier, Blackpool; Patricia Bedin is in "Free as Air" at the Savoy Theatre, London)


Comedians: Morecambe and Wise
Comedian: Ted Lune
Singer: Patricia Bredin
Singer: John Gower
Performer: Eileen Dyson
Dancers: The Jack Billings Dancers
Musicians: Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Producer: Ronnie Taylor

: Appeal

on behalf of St. David's Home, Ealing, by Field-Marshal The Earl Alexander of Tunis, K.G., G.C.B.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Lord Alexander of Tunis, [address removed]
St. David's Home was founded in 1918 as a permanent home for totally disabled sailors, soldiers, and airmen.


Presenter: Lord Alexander of Tunis

: Intimate Celebrity Concert

Gerald Moore introduces an Intimate Celebrity Concert given by Victoria de los Angeles Anton and Hilde Dermota, Szymon Goldberg who are appearing at the 11th Edinburgh International Festival.
Presented by Alan Rees from Edinburgh
(Artists appear by permission of the Edinburgh Festival Society)
See below and facing page


Presenter: Gerald Moore
Soprano: Victoria de los Angeles
Tenor: Anton Dermota
Pianist: Hilde Dermota
Violinist: Szymon Goldberg
Presented by: Alan Rees

: Time for Prayers

Conducted by the Rev. Frederic Greeves, Principal of Didsbury College, from the New Room, Bristol.
Weather and Close Down


Conductor: The Rev. Frederic Greeves

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