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: Sung Mass

For the Feast of the Holy Innocents
From the Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart, Rochdale
Celebrant, Father Michael Flynn
Preacher, the Right Rev. George Andrew Beck, Bishop of Salford
Entrance carol: Adeste Fideles (trad.)
The Proper of the Mass is taken from the Feast of the Holy Innocents
The Common is from Byrd's Mass for five voices
Credo III
Motet: O Magnum Mysterium (Victoria)
Jesus is God (W.H. 192)
The Commentary is by Father Patrick McEnroe
The Barlow Singers under their director, Michael Gallaghan, and the St. Bede's College Choir, director, Father Kevin O'Connor
The church of the Sacred Heart is a new church built in a modern design to meet the needs of the Roman Catholics in a large new housing estate above Rochdale. It is the centre of a vigorous religious life in a young parish.
(to 12.15)


Celebrant: Father Michael Flynn
Preacher: The Right Rev. George Andrew Beck
Commentary: Father Patrick McEnroe
Singers: The Barlow Singers
Director of singers: Michael Gallaghan
Singers: St Bede's College Choir
Choir director: Father Kevin O'Connor

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Eleni

Trwy'r flwyddyn bu camerau ela hadran newyddion-ac uned deledu'r BBC yng Nghymru-yn tynnu lluniau digwyddiadau, tueddiadau, problemau a difyrrwch y Cymry yn 1958. Heddiw cawn edrych yn 61 ar y fiwyddyn trwy gyfrwng y ffilmiau hynny
Cyflwynir y rhaglen gan Aled Rhys Wiliam
Y rhaglen yng ngofal T. Glynne Davies
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)
(to 13.50)


Unknown: Aled Rhys Wiliam
Unknown: T. Glynne Davies

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

A weekly agricultural magazine for those, who live by the land.
Introduced by Leonard Amey.

N.F.U. Golden Jubilee: Fifty years ago a group of farmers decided to form a union. It became the National Farmers' Union of England and Wales. At Agriculture House, Leonard Amey, agricultural correspondent of The Times, interviews Sir James Turner, president of the N.F.U., and Mervyn Davies, one of the 'elder statesmen' of the union, about past successes, present problems, and hope for the future.

"Farming" in 1958: During the year "Farming"'s cameras have ranged over farms throughout Britain and in countries overseas as well. Hilary Phillips presents a scrapbook of recollections of 1958.

Film sequences by the BBC Agricultural and Midland Film Units
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Leonard Amey
Interviewee (N.F.U. Golden Jubilee): Sir James Turner
Interviewee (N.F.U. Golden Jubilee): Mervyn Davies
Item presenter (Farming in 1958): Hilary Phillips
Film Cameraman: Roy Fogwell
Film Cameraman: John Bird
Film Editor: Iris Lewis
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: News Review

News Review, the television news feature which has been looking back on the events of each week, devotes a special edition to looking back over a whole year.
The contributors to the regular Review are in the studio to recall with film the story of 1958, a story of big news not only in the world but in outer space, and a story that won't overlook the other things that make news in people's memories of the months from January to December.
Introduced by Richard Baker, Robert Dougall and Kenneth Kendall.


Presenter: Richard Baker
Presenter: Robert Dougall
Presenter: Kenneth Kendall

: Max Jaffa

with The Trio
Max Jaffa (violin), Reginald Kilbey (cello), Jack Byfield (piano) and The Linden Singers


Violinist: Max Jaffa
Cellist: Reginald Kilbey
Pianist: Jack Byfield
Singers: The Linden Singers
Conductor: William Llewellyn
Producer: Christian Simpson

: I Married Joan: Missing Witness

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan

Joan helps to prove a case against some gangsters by pretending to have received secret information from a witness.


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: The Brains Trust

The members this week are: Margaret Lane, John Betjeman, Stephen Potter, Lord Shackleton
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]
A sound recording can be heard in the Home Service on Tuesday at 4.0


Panellist: Margaret Lane
Panellist: John Betjeman
Panellist: Stephen Potter
Panellist: Lord Shackleton
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: The Apple Tree with the Golden Apples

The animals in the wood are puzzled when the apple tree they plant produces nasty sour apples. They call the children of the village in to help. Will it now bear golden apples?
A Hungarian film
The story told by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Children's Television: Dick Chipperfield's Circus Guest Night

Direct from Bingley Hall, Birmingham.
The Guests:
Mr. Pastry (by arrangement with Richard Hearne), Sandy Lane and Company
and The Artists of the Circus:
Fred Emney - Europe's 'Greatest' Ringmaster
Fifteen-year-old Dick Chipperfield, Jnr. presenting
The Mammoth Elephant Herd, The Massino Troupe, Three Paulos, Five Biasinis and John Chipperfield's Wonder Jumping Horse 'Sidi Barani'
(Richard Hearne is appearing in 'Mother Goose' at the Hippodrome, Brighton; Sandy Lane and Company are in 'Puss and Boots' at the New Theatre, Hull)


Mr Pastry: Richard Hearne
Performers: Sandy Lane and Company
Ringmaster/Comedian: Fred Emney
Ringmaster: Dick Chipperfield
Trainer: John Chipperfield
Commentator: Peter West
Arranged by: Bill Dredge
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Children's Television: Sunday Special

Richard Pearson tells the story of the unusual Christmas paintings on the walls of Berwick Church in Sussex.
(to 18.15)


Presenter: Richard Pearson
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Meeting Point: His Praise Forth Tell

Is worship remote from life? Or can it result in action? Guest speakers introduce hymns which have meaning in their work.
Merfyn Turner, A Christian Social Worker
The Rev. Vedeneyagon Gnanamuthu, A convert to the Christian faith
The Rev. and Mrs. W. Ffrangcon Jones, Missionaries who have worked with crippled children in Africa

Hymns recorded by The Pontardulais Choral Society
Conductor, T. Haydn Thomas


Speaker: Merfyn Turner
Speaker: The Rev. Vedeneyagon Gnanamuthu
Speaker: The Rev. and Mrs. W. Ffrangcon Jones
Singers: The Pontardulais Choral Society
[Choral] conductor: T. Haydn Thomas
Organist: Brenda Llewelyn
Producer: Arthur Williams
Programme arranged by: The Rev. John Owen Jones

: News

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Pippa Stanley, Gilbert Harding, Ian Carmichael.
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: Pippa Stanley
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: Ian Carmichael
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman

: Babes in the Wood

Scenes from Tom Arnold's spectacular Ice Pantomime.
Dick Price, Hollywood's star of the ice as Robin Hood
Rosl Pettinger, lovely skating champion of Germany
Les Trois Antares, jet-propelled aerialists
The Rivels, celebrated clowns from Spain
From the Sports Stadium, Brighton


Robin Hood: Dick Price
Maid Marian of the Mill: Rosl Pettinger
Aerialists: Les Trois Antares
Clowns: The Rivels
Producer: J. Grant Anderson
Choreography: Ross Taylor
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Television presentation: John Vernon

: Sunday-Night Theatre: An Ideal Husband

See above
(Tony Britton appears by permission of British Lion Films)

by Oscar Wilde.
The action takes places in London in 1895.


Author: Oscar Wilde
Producer/Designer: Hal Burton
Viscount Goring: Tony Britton
Lady Chiltern: Sarah Lawson
Mrs Cheveley: Faith Brook
Mabel Chiltern: Elvi Hale
Lady Markby: Marie Lohr
Sir Robert Chiltern: Ronald Leigh-Hunt
The Earl of Caversham: Andrew Cruickshank
Other parts played by: Maurice Belfer
Other parts played by: Nicholas Grimshaw
Other parts played by: Michael Moore
Other parts played by: Brian Moorehead

: News Summary

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
with Tamara Toumanova, Sari Barabas, Richard Lewis, Joyce Grenfell, Gary Graffman, Vladimir Oukhtomsky.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Steven Staryk)


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Producer: Patricia Foy
Dancer: Tamara Toumanova
Soprano: Sari Barabas
Tenor: Richard Lewis
Singer: Joyce Grenfell
Pianist: Gary Graffman
Dancer: Vladimir Oukhtomsky
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Steven Staryk
Assistant conductor: Marcus Doda
Dances arranged by: Peggy van Praagh
Designer: George Djurkovic

: Weather, followed by: The Epilogue: Day's End - Year's End

A talk by the Rt. Rev. B. P. Robin, formerly Bishop of Adelaide.


Presenter (The Epilogue): The Rt. Rev. B. P. Robin

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