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: Salvation Army Seaside Meeting

from the beach at Paignton in Devon.
Taking part:
Commissioner Edgar Grinsted (the British Commissioner) and Mrs. Grinsted
Brigadier Arthur Gray (Division Commander South-West)
Major Ceredwen Jones (Commanding Officer, Paignton)
The Band and Songsters of the Paignton Salvation Army Citadel
Opening song: Wonderful words of life
Prayer: Mrs. Commissioner Grinsted
Chorus: This is my story
Bible Reading: St. Luke 5, vv. 1-11 (Major Jones)
Songsters: What a friend we have in Jesus
A Personal Testimony The Timbrel Band
Junior Session: Young People's Singing Company Story (Major Harold Jeffs)
Band: Selection. Praise the Lord (arr. Coles)
Community Singing:
The Old Rugged Cross; Heavenly sunshine
Address by the British Commissioner
Closing song: When I survey the wondrous Cross
(to 10.45)


Speaker: Edgar Grinsted
Speaker: Brigadier Arthur Gray
Reader (Bible Reading): Major Ceredwen Jones
Speaker: Mrs. Commissioner Grinsted
Musicians/singers: The Band and Songsters of the Paignton Salvation Army Citadel
Band: The Timbrel Band

: O Sul I Sul

Newyddion am Gymru a Chymry.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)

: Seiat Holi

Atebir nifer o gwestiynau gan:
X Parch. Brifathro Gwilym Bowyer
Y Parch. Eric Roberts
Ivor J. Thomas , Eirwen Gwynn
Aneirin Talfan Davies y telediad yng ngofal Myrfyn Owen
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Brifathro Gwilym Bowyer
Unknown: Eric Roberts
Unknown: Ivor J. Thomas
Unknown: Eirwen Gwynn
Unknown: Aneirin Talfan Davies
Unknown: Myrfyn Owen

: The 1958 World Cup Association Football Championships: Sweden v. Wales

Direct from Sweden
Played at The Solna Stadium, Stockholm.
A further match in the eighth-finals.
Presented by the Swedish Television Service
(All Transmitters)


Commentator: Walley Barnes

: Thrash It Out

Pupils of Llwyn-y-Bryn Secondary School for Girls, Swansea and Bishop Gore Secondary School for Boys, Swansea discuss the subject Examinations.
In the chair, Hywel Davies


Chairman: Hywel Davies
Director: David J. Thomas
Arranged by: Lorraine Davies

: The Brains Trust

The members this week are: Sir Julian Huxley, F.R.S., Sir John Wolfenden, Professor W. B . Stanford, Professor A. J. Ayer, F.B.A.
Question-Master, Norman Fisher


Panellist: Sir Julian Huxley
Panellist: Sir John Wolfenden
Panellist: Professor W. B Stanford
Panellist: Professor A. J. Ayer
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Wonders of the Sea - Castles in the Sea

Deep below the surface of the sea exists a strange world of wonder. Behind every creature living there lies a story of mystery and fascination. But more astounding than any other perhaps, is the story of the Sea Snail, whose ancestors crawled across the ocean bed 500,000,000 years ago.

: Children's Television: La Compagnie des Marottes

Another visit from the famous French hand-puppet company with Papotin the incorrigible compere.


Puppeteers: La Compagnie des Marottes
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: Children's Television: The Adventures of Ben Gunn: 3: The Winning of the Treasure

A serial in six episodes by R. F. Delderfield.
[Starring] Peter Wyngarde, John Moffat, Rupert Davies, Richard Coleman


Writer: R. F. Delderfield
Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Fights arranged by: Terry Baker
Film cameraman: David Prosser
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Ben Gunn: John Moffatt
Nick Allardyce: Richard Coleman
Captain Flint: Rupert Davies
John Silver: Peter Wyngarde
Billy Bones: Olaf Pooley
Gabriel Pew: Nigel Arkwright
Black Dog: Gertan Klauber
Israel Hands: Sean Lynch
Anderson: Rodney Burke
Morgan: Neil Hallett
Davis: Terry Baker
Big Prosper: Ayton Medas
Darby Magraw: Michael Corcoran
Captain Le Bon: Garard Green
Gaston: Basil Hoskins
George Merry: Vincent Goodman
Spanish Governor: Raymond Rollett
Governor's wife: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Ben Gunn, an old man: Meadows White

: Children's Television: Sunday Special

Recently the Rev. John R. Gray, a wartime Naval Chaplain, visited H.M.S. King George V in a ship-breakers' yard. The sequel to his visit is the subject of his story.
From the BBC's television studios in Scotland
(to 18.15)


Presenter: The Rev. John R. Gray

: Meeting Point: Church and People in Industrial Life

Richard Hoggart author of 'The Uses of Literacy' and Senior Staff tutor in the Department of Adult Education at Hull University talks to Canon E. R. Wickham author of 'The Church and People in an Industrial City' and Director of the Sheffield Industrial Mission about the part which the Church ought to play in industrial society.


Interviewer: Richard Hoggart
Interviewee: Canon E. R. Wickham

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Josephine Douglas, Frank Muir, Denis Norden.
In the chair, Gilbert Harding


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Josephine Douglas
Panellist: Frank Muir
Panellist: Denis Norden
Chairman: Gilbert Harding
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: The Sulky Fire

by Jean-Jacques Bernard.
Translated from the French by John Leslie Frith.


Author: Jean-Jacques Bernard
Translated from the French by: John Leslie Frith
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Producer: John Harrison
Blanche Merin: Margaret Johnston
Jeanne Liron: Jean Kent
Andre Merin: Guy Rolfe
Old Merin: Noel Howlett

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
with Gloria Davy, Larry Adler, Dan Jordachescu, Milorad Miskovitch and Yvonne Meyer, Marie-Claude Theuveny, The Alexandra Choir.
and Elizabeth Boyd, Joan Bramhall, Helen Hillier, Betty Felstead, Jean Allister, Nora Ogonovsky, Edward Morgan, John Ford, Vernon Williams, Peter Sugden, Jolyon Dodgson.
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Maguire)


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Producer: Patricia Foy
Soprano: Gloria Davy
Harmonicist: Larry Adler
Baritone: Dan Jordachescu
Dancer: Milorad Miskovitch
Dancer: Yvonne Meyer
Violinist: Marie-Claude Theuveny
Singers: The Alexandra Choir
Singer: Elizabeth Boyd
Singer: Joan Bramhall
Singer: Helen Hillier
Singer: Betty Felstead
Singer: Jean Allister
Singer: Nora Ogonovsky
Singer: Edward Morgan
Singer: John Ford
Singer: Vernon Williams
Singer: Peter Sugden
Singer: Jolyon Dodgson
Chorus-Master: Marcus Dods
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Maguire
Designer: George Djurkovic

: Weather followed by The Epilogue: Our Unseen Partner

A meditation by the Rev. Ithel Jones, Principal of the Baptist College, Cardiff.
Close Down


Presenter (The Epilogue): The Rev. Ithel Jones

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