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: Reconsecration of St. Clement Danes, London

See panel on right and page 3
(to 12.30 app.)

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Teledu i Blant: O Dan Y Mor A'i Donnau

Rhaglen wyddonol am ryfeddodau gwely'r heli. Cewch gipolwg ar y gwaith ymchwil anturus a wneir yn eigion y mor
Cyflwynlr y rhaglen gan Glyn O. Phillips
Y cyfarwyddo gan Ifan O. Williams
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, and Crystal Palace)
(to 13.50)


Unknown: Glyn O. Phillips
Unknown: Ifan O. Williams

: The Weather Situation for farmers and growers; followed by: Farming

A weekly agricultural magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by Hugh Barrett.
A Farming Enquiry: Compounds or Straights?
The livestock farmer spends more on feeding his stock than on any other item in his budget. Which pays best, mixing straights or buying compounds?
Investigator, Maurice Hankey
Discussion: Vernon Maxwell, George Henderson
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Hugh Barrett
Investigator (A Farming Enquiry): Maurice Hankey
Discussion (A Farming Enquiry): Vernon Maxwell
Discussion (A Farming Enquiry): George Henderson
Cameraman: Roy Fogwell
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: News Review

Seven Days in Twenty-Five Minutes
Recalling this week's outstanding events on film with personalities, reports, and expert analysis from studios at home and abroad.
Introduced by Kenneth Kendall.


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall

: Whack-O!

A weekly school report.
Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
[Starring] Professor Jimmy Edwards
(A BBC recording of last Tuesday's broadcast)


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Alan Yates
Production: Douglas Moodie
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards

: Concert Hour

Dohnanyi's Variations on a Nursery Tune played by Eric Harrison (piano) with the BBC Northern Orchestra
(Led by Ben Horsfall)
Conducted by George Hurst
The programme also includes music by Gretry and Wagner.
Introduced by David Franklin.
From the BBC's Northern television studio


Pianist: Eric Harrison
Musicians: The BBC Northern Orchestra
[Orchestra] led by: Ben Horsfall
[Orchestra] Conducted by: George Hurst
Presenter: David Franklin
Presented by: Paul Huband

: The Brains Trust

The members this week are:
Dr. Edith Bone, Professor Alan Gemmell, Professor Alexander Kennedy, Dr. J. Bronowski
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
A sound recording can be heard in the Home Service on Friday at 4.0


Panellist: Dr. Edith Bone
Panellist: Professor Alan Gemmell
Panellist: Professor Alexander Kennedy
Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Victory

A play for Trafalgar Day and for the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Admiral Lord Nelson.
Written for television and produced by Rex Tucker.
With Hugh David as Nelson.

See page 5


Writer/Producer: Rex Tucker
Naval Adviser: Lieut.-Cmdr. George Naish, R.N.V.R.
Make-up supervised by: Christine Hillcoat
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: John Cooper
Admiral Lord Nelson: Hugh David
Henry Lancaster (the man): Laidman Browne
Vicar of Merton: Maurice Colbourne
Lady Hamilton: Margot Lister
Henry Lancaster (the boy): Nigel Lambert
Sophia Duff: Brenda Dunrich
Norwich Duff: Nicholas Chagrin
Captain Hardy: David Langton
Lieutenant Pasco: Bernard Brown
Captain Duff: Alan MacNaughtan
Beatty: Thomas Heathcote
Captain Blackwood: Bernard Horsfall
Viscount Castlereagh: Robert Lankesheer
Mr. Canning: Peter Hutton
Mr. Pitt: Preston Lockwood
The Chaplain: Alban Blakelock
Other parts played by: Peter Furnell
Other parts played by: Robin Ranson
Other parts played by: Meadows White
Other parts played by: Bernard Fox
Other parts played by: Leslie Smith
Other parts played by: Victor Baring
Other parts played by: Christopher Page
Other parts played by: Douglas Blackwell
Other parts played by: Tom Bowman
Other parts played by: Leonard Sharp
Other parts played by: Peter Welch
Other parts played by: Peter Doughty
Other parts played by: David Ludman

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Bless You!

R.T. Brooks has asked some boys and girls to help him illustrate the meaning of the Blessing at the close of their School Service.
(A BBC recording)
(to 18.20 app.)


Presenter: R.T. Brooks

: Meeting Point: Cantata of Christ the Worker

A new religious work for folk singers by Dominic Behan.
Those taking part:
Stan Kelly, Enoch Kent, Isobel Sutherland, Isla Cameron, Shirley Collins, Dominic Behan with Lian-Shin Yang
Instrumentalists, Fitzroy Coleman (guitar); Jim Bray (double-bass)
Introduced by Ken Sykora.
See page 5


Writer/singer: Dominic Behan
Producer: Christian Simpson
Singer: Stan Kelly
Singer: Enoch Kent
Singer: Isobel Sutherland
Singer: Isla Cameron
Singer: Shirley Collins
Singer: Lian-Shin Yang
Guitarist: Fitzroy Coleman
Double-Bass: Jim Bray
Presenter: Ken Sykora

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Sara Leighton, Gilbert Harding, Farmer Moult
In the chair, Eamonn Andrews
('What's My Line?' was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman and is televised by arrangement with CBS and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Sara Leighton
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: Farmer Moult [Ted Moult]
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

: The Steve Allen Show

starring Steve Allen with Joan Davis, Jimmy Rodgers, Ray Anthony and his Orchestra
Recorded by arrangement with NBC


Presenter: Steve Allen
Guest: Joan Davis
Singer: Jimmy Rodgers
Musicians: Ray Anthony and his Orchestra
Edited for BBC Television by: Philip Barker
Film editor: Richard Barclay

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
[Starring] Boris Christoff
with Irene Salemka, Marie-Therese Fourneau, Prudence Rodney and Christopher Lyall, Gerard Hoffnung, William McAlpine
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Maguire)
Assistant Conductor, Marcus Dods
(Boris Christoff appears by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd., and S. A. Gorlinsky; Prudence Rodney and Christopher Lyall appear by arrangement with the Edinburgh International Ballet; William McAlpine appears by arrangement with the Sadler's Wells Opera Company)


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Producer: Patricia Foy
Bass: Boris Christoff
Soprano: Irene Salemka
Pianist: Marie-Therese Fourneau
Dancer: Prudence Rodney
Dancer: Christopher Lyall
Musician: Gerard Hoffnung
Tenor: William McAlpine
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Maguire
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Assistant Conductor: Marcus Dods
Designer: Stephen Taylor

: Weather, followed by: The Epilogue

by the Rev. James G. Keane Organising Secretary, The Provincial Youth Council of the Church in Wales.


Presenter (The Epilogue): The Rev. James G. Keane

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