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: Religious Service

From Hope Presbyterian Church of Wales, Merthyr Tydfil, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. D.R. Thomas.
Call to Worship
The Lord's Prayer
O Jesus, King most wonderful (Rev. C.H. 423: Tune, Metzler)
Reading: Romans 12
Behold the amazing gift of love (Rev. C.H. 483: Tune, Newington)
Thou whose almighty word (Rev. C.H. 364: Tune, Moscow)
O Lord and Father of us all (Rev. C.H. 613: Tune, Lloyd)

(to 12.00 app.)


Celebrant: Rev. D.R. Thomas
Organist/Choirmistress: Anne Li Lewis

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Cefndir

Y newyddion mewn cylchgrawn o'r stiwdio ynghyd a ffilmiau yn rhoi cefndir digwyddiadau'r mis yng Nghymru; storiau a ffilmiwyd yn arbennig, a sylwadau ac ymddiddan ar bob math ar bynciau
Cyflwynir yr eitemau gan
Aled Rhys Wiliam
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 John Cumber.

Beef from the Dairy Herd: an investigation into ways of producing beef from the dairy herd.

Suitable Crosses: E. L. Jones, Director of the Ministry of Agriculture's Experimental Husbandry Farm, Rosemaund, Hereford, shows on film some of the more popular crosses for producing beef calves.

Rearing Systems
An investigation into single and multiple suckling and intensive rearing of beef calves, illustrated on film by John Lane and R. D. Park.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: John Cumber
Item presenter (Suitable Crosses): E.L. Jones
Item presenter (Rearing Systems): John Lane
Item presenter (Rearing Systems): R.D. Park
Film Sequences: The BBC Midland Film Unit
Cameraman: Roy Fogwell
Film Editor: Iris Lewis
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: News Review

Seven Days in Thirty Minutes
Recalling this week's outstanding events on film with personalities, reports, and expert analysis from studies at home and abroad
Introduced by Richard Baker


Presenter: Richard Baker

: I Married Joan: Home Movies

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


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: International Tennis

A visit to the Red and White Stadium, Cologne, to see some of the play during the finals of the German Covered Court Championships.
(Direct from Germany)
Presented by the German Television Service


Commentator: Max Robertson

: The Brains Trust

The members this week are: The Earl of Halsbury, E. T. Williams, Gwyn Thomas, Sir Eric James.
Question-Master, Norman Fisher


Panellist: The Earl of Halsbury [name uncredited]
Panellist: E. T. Williams
Panellist: Gwyn Thomas
Panellist: Sir Eric James
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Wind from the West

A film about Lapland where, in the spring, the reindeer begin to migrate. Sitting in his classroom, a boy dreams that he is living in his great-grand-father's time, free to follow the herds as they travel from the plains to the mountains.
Commentary spoken by Deryck Guyler.
(Previously shown on Aug. 8, 1958)


Narrator: Deryck Guyler
English version by: Peggy Miller
Photographed and directed by: Arne Sucksdorff

: Children's Television: Sootyson Crusoe

A Grand Pantomime featuring Sooty and Sweep.
Assisted by Harry Corbett
Produced by Trevor Hill in the North of England studios


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Children's Television: The Cabin in the Clearing: 3: Ordeal by Fire

A play for television in five parts by Felix Felton and Susan Ashman.
Adapted from the novel by E. S. Ellis.


Adapter: Felix Felton
Adapter: Susan Ashman
Author: E. S Ellis
Fight arranger: Peter Diamond
Director: Patrick Dowling
Producer: Rex Tucker
Silas Sutherland: Thomas Heathcote
Polly, his Wife: Brenda Dunrich
Alice, his daughter: Ann Hanslip
Scipio: Joseph Layode
Brayton Ripley: Derek Aylward
Mul-Keep-Mo: Ewen Solon
Haw-Hu-Da: John Woodnutt
The Owl: Bruce Stewart
Simon Kenton: Patrick Troughton
Hugh Sutherland: Peter Welch
Captain of the Fort: Alan Browning
Other parts played by: Ray Marioni
Other parts played by: Leslie Goby
Other parts played by: Sidney Calvin
Other parts played by: Norman Morris
Other parts played by: Peter Diamond
Other parts played by: Edward Vaughan-Scott
Other parts played by: Jeremy Young
Other parts played by: James Fitzgerald
Other parts played by: Nicholas Shiafkalis
Other parts played by: James Alexander

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Ghazi

A film of a boy's adventures on the North-West frontier.
(From the film 'New Life for Ghazi', shown by arrangement with the Church Missionary Society)
(to 18.15)

: Meeting Point: Make a Joyful Noise unto God

A programme of sacred music, with a popular flavour introduced by Donald Swann and Michael Flanders with members of the London Bach Society and the boys of Hampstead Parish Church.
Conductor, Dr. Paul Steinitz
Televised from the Church of St. Bartholomew the Great Smithfield, London
(BBC recording)
(Michael Flanders and Donald Swann are in 'At Drop of a Hat' at the Fortune Theatre, London)
See page 5


Presenter: Donald Swann
Presenter: Michael Flanders
Singers: Members of the London Bach Society
Conductor: Dr. Paul Steinitz
Organist: Martindale Sidwell
Producer: Noble Wilson

: The George Burns Show

The new film series starring George Burns.
George decides to produce a revue and engages some lovely French girls to tend glamour to the show. It is amazing how many people try to get into the act.


Himself: George Burns

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game.
With Isobel Barnett, Gilbert Harding, Cyril Fletcher and a guest.
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: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: Cyril Fletcher
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley
Producer: John Warrington

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: The Skin Game

A tragi-comedy by John Galsworthy.
[Starring] Edward Chapman, John Robinson and Billie Whitelaw
The action takes place in the summer of 1920 on and around an English country estate.


Writer: John Galsworthy
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Designer: Roy Oxley
Jill: Mary Webster
Hillcrist: John Robinson
Fellows: Howard Lamb
Jackman: Meadows White
Mrs Jackman: Molly Lumley
Mrs Hillcrist: Valerie White
Dawker: Sam Kydd
Hornblower: Edward Chapman
Charles: Richard Gale
Chloe: Billie Whitelaw
Rolf: Stuart Hutchison
Auctioneer: David Langton
First stranger: Cecil Brock
Mr Smalley: Henry Kay
Anna: Hilda Campbell Russell
Second stranger: Ivor Dean
People at auction sale: null [uncredited]

: Monitor

Theatre - Films - Books
Painting - Sculpture - Music - Architecture
Presenting people, events, and controversies on film and in the studio every fortnight.
Tonight's programme includes:
Georges Simenon, A film profile
and Alfred Wallis Cornish fisherman and painter.
Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.


Subject: Georges Simenon
Subject: Alfred Wallis
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Producer: Peter Newington
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Presenter/Editor: Huw Wheldon

: The Epilogue: Unity Through Prayer

The Rev. Ieuan Phillips, Superintendent of the Forward Movement of the Presbyterian Church of Wales, talks about the essential place of prayer in Christian unity.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Presenter: The Rev. Ieuan Phillips

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