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: God So Loved the World

A service of Worship in which Congregational, Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian Churches of Bromley and district unite.
The service conducted by the Rev. Eric Shave, Minister of Bromley Congregational Church
Preacher, The Rev. Leslie Cooke, D.D., Associate General Secretary of the World Council of Churches
Hymn: There is a green hill (C.P. 136)
First Lesson: Isaiah 63
Anthem: God so loved the world (Stainer)
Second Lesson: St. Mark 16, vv. 16-39
Hymn: O Sacred Head, sore wounded (C.P. 127)
Hymn: When I survey the wondrous Cross (C.P. 131)
The service is held in the Congregational Church, Bromley, Kent.
(to 12.00)


Service conducted by: The Rev. Eric Shave
Preacher: The Rev. Leslie Cooke
Organist: Reginald Kimber

: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm - a chyfle i gwrdd a rhai sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.30)

: The Stations of the Cross

The fourteen Stations of the Cross tell the story of the Passion and Death of Our Lord.
The Meditations upon the Stations are conducted by Monsignor Joseph McHardy.
The music, which is recorded, is sung by the Westminster Cathedral Choir under the direction of George Malcolm


Conductor: Monsignor Joseph McHardy
Singers: The Westminster Cathedral Choir
[Choir] director: George Malcolm

: Race for Life

An award-winning French film.

One of the most Inspiring and exciting films to be made in France in the past few years, 'Race For Life', has a theme that is international, and uses a language that is easily understandable in any country in the world. For it tells the simple story of a drama at sea-a drama brought about by a mysterious sickness that strikes down first one and then another of the crew of a small Britanny trawler, fishing two days away from the nearest land, Norway. The Captain sends out radio calls for help, but they are not answered. At least that is how it seems to the crew of the stricken ship. But somewhere in the heart of Africa, a radio amateur picks up the message, and immediately starts a rescue operation that Is to involve most of the countries of Europe....
(Previously televised on January 2)


Director: Christian Jaque

: Children's Television presents: Nicholas Nickleby: Episode 1

by Charles Dickens
Adapted for television by Vincent Tilsley

In which Ralph Nickleby sends his nephew Nicholas to make his fortune at Dotheboys Hall in Yorkshire where Mr. Wackford Squeers looks upon the young man with a malevolent eye; literally a malevolent eye.
(A BBC telerecording)


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Eric Tayler
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Newman Noggs: Richard Wordsworth
Ralph Nickleby: Malcolm Keen
Miss La Creevy: Rosamund Greenwood
Hannah: Greta Wood
Mrs. Nickleby: Gillian Lind
Kate Nickleby: Jennifer Wilson
Nicholas Nickleby: William Russell
Belling: John Stirling
Wackford Squeers: Esmond Knight
Master Wackford Squeers: Keith Davis
Mr. Snawley: Roy Hepworth
A Walter: Gordon Phillott
Mr. Alfred Mantalini: Carl Bernard
Madame Mantalini: Fabia Drake
Smike: Brian Peck
Mrs. Squeers: Fay Compton
A maid: Jean Theobald

: Children's Television: Stars of the Royal Danish Ballet

Kirsten Simone and Henning Kronstam in dances from the Royal Danish Ballet's production of 'La Sylphide' and 'Casse-Noisette'
The Pro Arte Orchestra
(Leader, Antony English)
Conductor, John Lanchbery

Introduced by Peggy van Praagh.

These programmes, Stars of the Ballet, are intended to bring to the television screen stars from ballet companies of different countries. So far England and Sweden have been represented. The two stars of the Royal Danish Ballet who have flown from Copenhagen to dance today are Henning Kronstam, one of the most outstanding male dancers in the world, and Kirsten Simone. They have chosen dances from two ballets in which they both give notable performances-La Sylphide, the story of the Scottish nobleman whose romantic dream of a beautiful Sylphide entices him from his ordinary life, and Tchaikovsky's Casse-Noisette. Peggy van Praagh introduces and interviews the stars.


Presenter: Peggy van Praagh
Dancer: Kirsten Simone
Dancer: Henning Kronstam
Choreography (La Sylphide): August Bournonville
Music (La Sylphide): Herman Lovenskiold
Choreography (Casse-Noisette): Ivanov, arr. Erik Bruhn
Music (Casse-Noisette): Tchaikovsky
Musicians: The Pro Arte Orchestra
Leader: Antony English
Conductor: John Lanchbery
Designer: Joseph Carl
Producer: Naomi Capon

: Today's Sport

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.
Football Results
Read by Leonard Martin.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Results reader: Leonard Martin

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the English Regions
News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: Jesus of Nazareth: Behold the Man

A cycle of plays on The Life of Our Lord.
Written and produced by Joy Harington

When Caiaphas, the High Priest, learned that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival he called a meeting of the Council of the Sanhedrin to decide what was to be done with this 'prophet of Nazareth' who was causing such a disturbance among the people and in the religious life of the country; and although opinion was divided, Caiaphas was convinced of his duty. 'It is to your advantage,' he said to the priests and pharisees, 'that one man should die for the people rather than that a whole nation should perish'.
Meanwhile through wildly cheering crowds Jesus rode into the city.
(A BBC telerecording)
For cast see page 11


Writer/Producer: Joy Harington

: Gardening Club

with Percy Thrower showing seasonal work for the garden at Eastertime.
Planting gladioli; Planting violas; Grafting fruit trees; Sowing the seed of half-hardy annuals; Pricking out seedlings into boxes
Presented by Paul Morby from the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Presented by: Paul Morby

: Show Band Parade

Cyril Stapleton presents Show Band Parade featuring his Show Band in popular music of yesterday today and tomorrow with Elizabeth Larner, Malcolm Vaughan, Kenneth Spencer, Sheila Mossman, Sheila O'Neill, Bob Stevenson, Graham MacCormack, Greta Hamby, Michel Boudot, The Show Band Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams


Presenter/bandleader: Cyril Stapleton
Singer: Elizabeth Larner
Singer: Malcolm Vaughan
Singer: Kenneth Spencer
Singer: Sheila Mossman
Dancer: Sheila O'Neill
Dancer: Bob Stevenson
Dancer: Graham MacCormack
Dancer: Greta Hamby
Dancer: Michel Boudot
Singers: The Show Band Singers
[Singers] directed by: Cliff Adams
Production scenes staged by: Alfred Rodrigues
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Hall of Fame

The Sportsview Unit looks back on the world's greatest sports stars in action.
Tonight's stars: Emil Zatopek, Paavo Nurmi
Introduced by Raymond Glendenning.
Devised and written by Paul Fox with Leslie Kettley


Athlete: Emil Zatopek
Athlete: Paavo Nurmi
Presenter: Raymond Glendenning
Devised and written by: Paul Fox
Devised and written by: Leslie Kettley
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Charles and Mary

by Joan Temple

The action of the play takes place between the years 1796 and 1832 in and around London.


Writer: Joan Temple
Producer: Eric Tayler
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Mary Lamb: Jessica Dunning
Mr. Lamb: Harold Scott
Mrs. Lamb: Enid Lorimer
Becky: Freda Bamford
Jane: Dorothy Gordon
John Lamb: Richard Leech
Charles Lamb: David Markham
William Godwin: George Benson
Mrs. Godwin: Hilary Mason
George Dyer: Lionel Jeffries
Charles Dudley: Edgar Wreford
Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Michael Bates
Hester Savory: Maureen O'Reilly
Mrs. Bracebridge: Gillian Webb

: Eye to Eye presents: The Atom Men

Two worlds clash on the remote shores of Caithness: An Atomic Research Station brings new people and a new way of life alongside the traditional world of fishermen and farmers.
Narrated by Colin Wills.
Written and produced by John Read.


Narrator: Colin Wills
Photographed by: Gordon Mackay
Editor: Fred Senior
Writer/producer: John Read

: The Secret Life of Danny Kaye

A special edition of Edward R. Murrow's American television programme 'See It Now' starring Danny Kaye in his most unusual role - Ambassador at Large for the United Nations Children's Fund.
Danny Kaye travelled 32,000 miles through Western Europe, the Mediterranean countries, Africa, and the Near East, performing his inimitable antics for audiences of children and adults.
Produced by Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly for the Columbia Broadcasting System
(Previously televised on May 25, 1957)


Subject: Danny Kaye
Producer: Edward R. Murrow
Producer: Fred Friendly

: The Weather, followed by: The Epilogue: The Mouth of Truth: 10

Sir Cedric Hardwicke thinks back to the day Christ died and the evening when his suffering was over.
(A film series by arrangement with Milo Film)


Presenter (The Epilogue): Sir Cedric Hardwicke

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