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: A Family Service

for Mothering Sunday
From Argyle Congregational Church, Bath.
Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. John Murray.
Sanctus (Attwood)
Prayer of Invocation
Hymn: All people that on earth do dwell (C.P.I)
The Family in the Home
God setteth the solitary in families
Scripture readings
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Distribution of flowers
Scripture readings
Prayers for family life
Hymn: For the beauty of the earth (C.P. 37)
The Family in the Church
...the household of faith...
Scripture readings
Prayers for the Church
The Family Prayer
Hymn: Let saints on earth in concert sing (C.P. 361)
The Family of Mankind
God hath made of one blood all nations of men to dwell on the face of the earth
Scripture readings
Prayers of Intercession
The Offertory
Hymn: Now thank we all our God (C.P. 42)
Scriptures read by members of the Church

(to 12.00)


Service conducted by: The Rev. John Murray
Organist: Stanley Hingeley

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Teledu i Blant: Gee Ceffyl Bach!

Ddoe yr oedd ymrysonfeydd ceffylau ar y maes rasio yng Nghasgwent, Sir Fynwy a heddiw bydd Moses Griffith yno yn dangos gwahanol fathau o ferlynod Cymreig a cewch gwrdd a rhai o'r bobl sy'n eu bridio
Y telediad yng ngofal Myrfyn Owen
Cyflwynir y rhaglen gan Ifan. O. Williams
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, and Crystal Palace)

(to 13.40)


Unknown: Ceffyl Bach
Unknown: Moses Griffith
Unknown: Myrfyn Owen
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 John Cherrington.

Wire: The Vet, talks about Traumatic Reticulitis in cows, commonly known as wire, and shows film of a successful operation.

Slatted Floors: Richard Yeomans of Hartland, North Devon, describes his system of housing cows on slatted floors in order to save straw, and Denys Tuckley describes the use of slatted floors in hogg fattening experiments on the farm of Roland Hill, Seamer, Scarborough.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (Wire): The Vet [name uncredited]
Item presenter (Slatted Floors): Richard Yeomans
Item presenter (Slatted Floors): Denys Tuckley
Film sequences: The BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
Film sequences: The BBC West Region Film Unit
Film Editor: Macdonald Martin
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 Robert Dougall.


Presenter: Robert Dougall

: Charlie Drake: The Siberian Sandwiper

Written by Dave Freeman and Charlie Drake
[Starring] Charlie Drake
with Ronnie Brody, Paul Hardtmuth, Paul Bogdan, Denis Shaw, Gisela Birke, Ian Parsons, Ernst Ulman, Cheslaw Grocholski, David Butler, Philip Stewart, David Grant, Philip Howard.

(BBC recording of the programme on December 9, 1958)


Writer: Dave Freeman
Writer: Charlie Drake
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Ernest Maxin
Himself: Charlie Drake
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: Paul Hardtmuth
[Actor]: Paul Bogdan
[Actor]: Denis Shaw
[Actress]: Gisela Birke
[Actor]: Ian Parsons
[Actor]: Ernst Ulman
[Actor]: Cheslaw Grocholski
[Actor]: David Butler
[Actor]: Philip Stewart
[Actor]: David Grant
[Actor]: Philip Howard

: Concert Time

Osian Ellis (harp) introduces Concert Time
with music by Dubois, Mussorgsky-Ravel, Mozart, Puccini, Gounod
Marie Collier (soprano) and John Hauxvell (baritone) sing arias from Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, Madam Butterfly, and Faust.
Leo Wurmser conducts the BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
From the BBC's Midland television studio

(Marie Collier appears by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)


Presenter/Harpist: Osian Ellis
Soprano: Marie Collier
Baritone: John Hauxvell
Conductor: Leo Wurmser
Musicians: The BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Orchestra leader: James Hutcheon
Designer: Charles Carroll
Producer: Paul Morby

: The Brains Trust

The Brains Trust meets this afternoon to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Sir Alec Kirkbride K.C.M.G., Lord Birdwood, Michael Grant, Dr. J. Bronowski.
Question-Master, Michael Flanders
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)


Question-Master: Michael Flanders
Panellist: Sir Alec Kirkbride
Panellist: Lord Birdwood
Panellist: Michael Grant
Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: The Two Dorotheas

A Hungarian cartoon film based on an old fairy tale of two sisters, one good, one bad, and the use they make of a magic gift.
Story told by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
English presentation: Peggy Miller

: Children's Television: Beaver Dam

A Canadian Film Board production of two boys who protect a beaver from a farmer who wants to prevent it from building a dam.

: Children's Television: Jo's Boys: Part 5

Freely based on "Little Men" and "Jo's Boys" by Louisa M. Alcott
Adapted as a television serial in seven parts by Constance Cox
[Starring] George Pravda and Annabelle Lee

(Kate Cameron appears by permission of the Playhouse Theatre, Derby)


Author: Louisa M. Alcott
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Producer: Joy Harington
Designer: Susan Spence
Professor Bhaer: George Pravda
John Brooke: Harvey Hall
Jo: Annabelle Lee
Meg: Kate Cameron
Nursie Hummel: Lilly Kann
Silas: Christopher Hodge
Tommy Bangs: Kenneth Collins
Jack Ford: Donald Wilson
Dick Brown: Jimmy Ray
Ned Barker: Michael Caridia
Major Barker: James Raglan
Franz: William Simons
Emil: Richard Palmer
Ephraim: Robert Adams
Mrs. Barher: Ann Farrer
Alice Barker: Anthea Boyle
Captain: Humphrey Lestocq
Mate: Miles Brown
Overseer: J. Mark Roberts

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: It's a Wonderful World

Hugh David brings to the studio people whose work helps to make it a wonderful world.

(to 18.20)


Presenter: Hugh David
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Meeting Point: The Cross Questioned: 4 - 2,000 Years of Christianity: What result?

An enquiry into the Christian view of life.
John Hale and a group of believers and non-believers put their questions this week to the Rev. Professor John Foster.


Presenter: John Hale
Panellist: The Rev. Professor John Foster

: The George Burns Show

This week George Burns shares the honours with Guest star Carol Channing.
At first George has great difficulty in signing up a star for his new production. Then he discovers that it never rains but it pours.


Himself: George Burns
Guest star: Carol Channing

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Louise Collins, Gilbert Harding, Cyril Fletcher.
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: Louise Collins
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: Cyril Fletcher
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Producer: John Warrington

: Sunday-Night Theatre: Brian Rix presents: A Policeman's Lot

A new farce by Christopher Bond.

The scene is Police Sergeant Blunt's house attached to the Police Station in a small Yorkshire town.

(Brian Rix, Leo Franklyn, Larry Noble, and Peter Mercier are appearing in 'Simple Spymen' at the Whitehall Theatre, London)


Author: Christopher Bond
Setting: Rhoda Gray
The play directed by: Wallace Douglas
Television Presentation: Mary Evans
Betty Blunt: Diana Calderwood
Millie Blunt: Joan Hickson
P.C. Percy Hobson: Brian Rix
Police Sergeant Albert Blunt: Leo Franklyn
Mary Blunt: Helen Jessop
David Henderson: Peter Mercier
Walter Wagstaff: John Sharp
'Grandad' Blunt: Larry Noble
The Prisoner: Garth Adams

: Music and Sir Malcolm

Sir Malcolm Sargent recalls some further occasions from the early days of his life in music and conducts the London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Maguire)
Norma Procter (contralto) and Moiseiwitsch (piano)
Before an invited audience
The last programme in the current series
(See page 9)


Presenter/Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Hugh Maguire
Contralto: Norma Procter
Pianist: Moiseiwitsch
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Christian Simpson
Producer: Walter Todds

: The Epilogue: A Plain Man Looks at the Bible: 4: Light in our Darkness

A series of six talks by The Rev. William Neil, D.D.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
(BBC recording)

Weather and Close Down


Speaker: The Rev. William Neil

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