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: No Other Good Enough

A Service for Good Friday from Brunswick Methodist Church, Newcastle upon Tyne; conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Ronald Pearce, with the Brunswick Choir, led by Robert Hull, and the Free Church Choir Union, conducted by Wilson Dixon.

There is a green hill far away (M.H.B. 180)
St. Luke 23, vv. 26-32
O Lord divine, what hast thou done? (M.H.B. 186)
St. Mark 15, vv. 22-28
O sacred head (M.H.B. 202)
St. Matthew 27, vv. 39-49
My song is love unknown (M.H.B. 144)
St. John 19, vv. 25-27
And can it be that I should gain? (M.H.B. 371)
Romans 6, vv. 3-11
When I survey the wondrous Cross (M.H.B. 182)
(to 11.30)


Service conducted by: The Rev. Ronald Pearce
Singers: The Brunswick Choir
Leader: Robert Hull
Singers: The Free Church Choir Union
Conductor: Wilson Dixon
Organist: William A. Warby

: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm-a chyfle i gwrdd a rhai sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.30)

: The Stations of the Cross

The Fourteen Stations of the Cross tell the story of the Passion and Death of Our Lord.
The Meditations upon the Stations are conducted by Father Joseph Christie, S.J.
The music, which is recorded, is sung by The St. Gabriel Singers under the direction of Father Wilfrid Purney


Conductor: Father Joseph Christie
Singers: The St. Gabriel Singers
[Singers] under the direction of: Wilfrid Purney

: The Enchanted Cottage

[Starring] Dorothy McGuire, Herbert Marshall, Robert Young in the film The Enchanted Cottage

Oliver Bradford and his fiancee intend to spend their honeymoon in a picturesque New England cottage with a romantic history. The war intervenes and he returns badly disfigured and embittered. He rents the cottage to get away from the people he knew. There he meets Laura and the cottage begins to weave a spell of enchantment round them.


Oliver Bradford: Robert Young
Beatrice Alexander: Hilary Brooke
Abigail Minnett: Mildred Natwick
Laura Pennington: Dorothy McGuire
John Hillgrove: Herbert Marshall
Mrs. Price: Spring Byington
Mr. Price: Richard Gaines

: Children's Television presents: People like Maria

A film directed by Harry Watt.
All over the world people are fighting one of man's greatest enemies-disease. Nowhere is the struggle harder than in the wilder, more undeveloped countries. This film shows you how under the auspices of the World Health Organisation the fight is carried on by kind, simple, but brave and adventurous people-people like Maria.
Produced by World Wide Pictures Ltd. for the World Health Organisation
(Previously shown on August 8, 1958)


Director: Harry Watt

: Today's Sport

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.
The latest news of today's sporting events, including Football and Rugby Results.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions

(On transmitters serving the areas)
News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower transplants mint plants, gladioli and perpetual-fruiting strawberries, sows hardy annuals in soil blocks for colder districts, and with Allan Langdon, specialist grower from Somerset, discusses Primulas and Polyanthus bedding schemes - new introductions; diseases and culture.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter/expert: Percy Thrower
Guest/expert: Allan Langdon
Presenter: Paul Morby

: Italia Prize 1958: The Isle of Favigna

First Prize Television Documentary

The first full story of the 'mattanza' - the yearly life-and-death struggle between the island fishermen and the shoals of huge tunny-fish on which their survival depends.
A recording of an outside broadcast.

Commentary spoken by Dino Galvani.
(Previously televised in Britain on December 31)


Produced for Radiotelevisione Italiana by: Carlo Alberto Chiesa
Narrator: Dino Galvani
English version: Maurice Harvey

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
Featuring Sidney James
with The East Cheam Repertory Company


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music composed and Orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James

: The Perry Como Show

In tonight's recording Perry Como welcomes Guest stars with The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra, The Ray Charles Singers, The Louis Da Pron Dancers.
Written by Goodman Ace, Morton Green and George Foster and Jay Burton.


Presenter/singer: Perry Como
Musicians: The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
Singers: The Ray Charles Singers
Dancers: The Louis Da Pron Dancers
Producer for NBC: Clark Jones
Writer: Goodman Ace
Writer: Morton Green
Writer: George Foster
Writer: Jay Burton
Edited for BBC television by: Philip Barker
Film editor: Richard Barclay

: Frontier: Long Road to Tucson

A film series of true stories of the American West.

Across the desert, east of San Diego, trundles a wagon with a strange cargo. Stranger still is the mission of its ill-assorted occupants.

: Zoo Quest in Paraguay: 2: Oven Birds and Capybaras

David Attenborough continues the story of his search for rare and interesting animals in the tropical swamps, forests, and plains of central South America.
This week he shows some of the creatures that live on the flat rolling plains of Northern Argentina.
(To be repeated in Children's Television)


Presenter/Producer: David Attenborough
Filmed by: Charles Lagus
Film Editor: Robert Walter
Studio Direction: Brian Branston

: The Hill

A Passion Play for Good Friday
Written and produced by Paul Almond

The story of the Passion stands outside time. This play attempts to tell it once again, through the mouths of actors, in whose footsteps is traced the way from the Courtroom to the hill of Golgotha.

See page 3

(Gordon Gostelow is appearing in "The Buskers" at the Arts Theatre, London)


Writer/Producer: Paul Almond
Costumes: Maureen Heneghan
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Mary, Mother of Jesus: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
Mary Magdalene: Rosalie Crutchley
Peter: Andrew Crawford
John: Michael Murray
Onlooker - Crampton: Redmond Phillips
Onlooker - Asher: George A. Cooper
Onlooker - Veronica: Sarah Davies
Onlooker - Myrna: Annabel Maule
Onlooker - Reuben: Percy Herbert
Roman soldiers - Centurion: Anthony Bushell
Roman soldiers - Jamie: Jonathan White
Roman soldiers - Harry: Fred Johnson
Roman soldiers - Doby: Thomas Heathcote
Pontius Pilate: Esmond Knight
High Priest: Laurence Hardy
Simon of Cyrene: Robert Adams
Two Thieves: Gordon Gostelow
Two Thieves: Leonard White
The Voice of Jesus: Patrick Troughton
Narrator: Frank Shelley
Crowd, Chorus, Soldiers, and Priests: [artists uncredited]

: Moonlight Serenade

Catherine Boyle introduces "Moonlight Serenade"
Starring Yana, Semprini, Roberto Cardinali, Alexis Sacha

(Yana is in "Cinderella" at the London Coliseum)
See page 5


Presenter: Catherine Boyle
Singer: Yana
Pianist: Semprini
Singer: Roberto Cardinali
Performer: Alexis Sacha
The Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Orchestra leader: David McCallum
Producer: Stewart Morris

: The Epilogue: Death is swallowed up in victory

Four talks by the Rev. Patrick McLaughlin.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Presenter: The Rev. Patrick McLaughlin

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