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: Morning Service: Industrial Sunday

Industrial Sunday Morning Service from Chelmsford Cathedral.
To their Cathedral Church the people bring offerings from the industries of Chelmsford, and ask for a blessing on their life and labour.
Service conducted by the Provost, the Very Rev. Eric Gordon and the Rev. J. F. London representing the Free Churches.
Anthem (Christopher Tye)
Hymn: All people that on earth do dwell
The Confession
Lesson: Philippians 2, vv. 1-11
Hymn: Dear Lord and Father
Sermon: The Provost
Hymns: Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go; Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
The Offering to God
The Mayor of Chelmsford and representatives of industry bring their offerings to the Altar
Prayers for daily work
Hymn: Soldiers of Christ, arise The Dedication
The Blessing
(to 12.00)


Service conductor: The Very Rev. Eric Gordon
Service conductor: The Rev. J. F. London
Master of the Music: Derrick Cantrell

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Beth Sy'n Hardd?

Ymweliad ag arddangosfa y 'Design Centre' yng Nghaerdydd gyda Dewi Prys Thomas a Morfudd Mason Lewis i'n tywys o gwmpas ac i holi barn rhai pobl
Y rhaglen dan ofal Nan Davies a Myrfyn Owen
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, and Crystal Palace)

(to 13.40)


Unknown: Prys Thomas
Unknown: Mason Lewis
Unknown: Nan Davies
Unknown: Myrfyn Owen

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

Introduced by Leslie Williams.

Farming visits Wales to have a look at the methods used by two farmers - J.E. Bennion, Home Farm, Stackpole, Pembroke, who farms a total of 1,300 acres, and W. Jones of Lanfryn, Peniel, Carmarthen, who farms 28 1/2 acres.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio


Presenter: Leslie Williams
Interviewee (Farming in Wales): J.E. Bennion
Interviewee (Farming in Wales): W. Jones
Film Sequences: The BBC's Welsh Film Unit
Film Cameraman: W. A. Greenhalgh
Film Editor: Macdonald Martin
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: News Review

Seven Days in Twenty-Five Minutes
Recalling this week's outstanding events on film.
Introduced by Kenneth Kendall.


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall

: F.A. Cup Final: Luton Town v. Nottingham Forest

An edited recording of yesterday's match at Wembley.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presented by: Peter Webber

: The Brains Trust

The members this week are: Lady Violet Bonham Carter, D.B.E., Sir Frederic Hooper, Peter Wiles, Lord Shackleton
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
(A sound recording can be heard in the Home Service on Tuesday at 4.0)


Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Panellist: Lady Violet Bonham Carter
Panellist: Sir Frederic Hooper
Panellist: Peter Wiles
Panellist: Lord Shackleton
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Tintin: King Ottokar's Sceptre: 4: In Enemy Hands

A French cartoon film in eight episodes about the adventures of a boy reporter.


Voices: Deryck Guyler
Tintin/voices: Gerald Campion
Script: Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper
Script: Michael Turner
Story and drawings from the book by: Herge

: Children's Television: All Your Own

A programme in which children from all over Great Britain have been invited to take part.
Introduced by Jimmy Logan.
From the BBC's Glasgow studio

(Jimmy Logan appears by permission of Howard and Wyndham Ltd.)


Presenter: Jimmy Logan
Editor: Joanne Symons
Producer: Tony Arnold

: Children's Television: Great Expectations: Part 5

by Charles Dickens
Adapted in thirteen parts by P.D. Cummins

The story so far:
On Pip's sixteenth birthday, Miss Havisham signs the papers apprenticing him to Joe and tells him not to come any more. Pip is wretched and longs to see Estella; he goes one day to Satis House and learns she is at school abroad. That same day, Mrs. Joe and Orlick quarrel violently; later, Joe finds her lying unconscious in the forge - she has been struck on the head. Biddy, Pip's former teacher, comes to nurse Mrs. Joe, who has lost the power to speak; Biddy, however, is convinced that she was struck down by Orlick.

(Dinsdale Landen is in "Auntie Mame" at the Adelphi Theatre, London; Gabrielle Hamilton is in "A Day in the Life of..." at the Savoy Theatre, London)


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: P.D. Cummins
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Designer: Richard Henry
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Joe Gargery: Michael Gwynn
Pip: Dinsdale Landen
Biddy: Gabrielle Hamilton
Mr. Jaggers: Keneth Thornett
Miss Havisham: Marjory Hawtrey
Sarah Pocket: Elsie Wagstaffe
Mr. Trabb: Geoffrey Taylor
Trabb's Boy: Frazer Hines

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Animal Ingenuity

The Rev. Anthony Harbottle gives some little-known facts about the behaviour of the slug, the fox, and the weasel.
(to 18.20)


Presenter: The Rev. Anthony Harbottle
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: Meeting Point: This is my Story: Ordeal by Brainwashing

In 1950 Geoffrey Bull, Christian Missionary to China and Tibet was arrested as a suspected spy by Chinese Communist Forces as they advanced into Tibet. The three years of captivity which followed resolved themselves into a struggle between a solitary Christian's faith and the attempts of an atheistic regime to brainwash him. How he fared in this struggle, and how he eventually emerged into freedom is the story which, in this programme, Geoffrey Bull tells in person.
Arranged and introduced by William Purcell.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
(BBC recording)


Presenter/Arranged by: William Purcell
Speaker: Geoffrey Bull
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Appeal

on behalf of The Star and Garter Home, Richmond, for Disabled Sailors, Soldiers, and Airmen by Anna Neagle, C.B.E.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be sent to Miss Anna Neagle, The Star and Garter Home, [address removed].
The Star and Garter is a permanent Home for ex-Servicemen disabled in war or peace. Anna Neagle has for some time had a very personal interest in the Home. A few days ago she revisited her friends who are patients there, and this evening she brings to the studio a film she took during her visit. The Home is not part of the National Health Service, and Miss Neagle wants you to help in reducing its enormous annual financial load.


Presenter: Anna Neagle

: Boxing: Floyd Patterson (U.S.A.) v. Brian London (Great Britain)

The Heavyweight Championship of the World

Floyd Patterson, the Heavyweight Champion of the world, defends his title against the boxer from Blackpool, Brian London, at Indianapolis, U.S.A.
This is a recording flown from New York of NBC Television's live outside broadcast of the fight.
See page 11


Boxer: Floyd Patterson
Boxer: Brian London

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
In which Mr. Hancock finds that a domestic help is not such an advantage as it seems - and scrubs round the idea.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
Featuring Sidney James
with Marla Landi
(Previously shown on February 6)


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
[Actress]: Marla Landi

: Sunday-Night Theatre: Mooney's Wreck

An Irish comedy by Colin Morris.
With John Welsh, Patrick Megee, Peggy Marshall, Donal Donnelly, Terence Longdon, Dermot Kelly.
Colin Morris writes on page 7


Writer: Colin Morris
Producer: Gilchrist Calder
Designer: Roy Oxley
Film cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film editor: Ian Callaway
Katie Mooney: Peggy Marshall
Bridie: Kate Binchy
Patsy: Donal Donnelly
MacBride: Patrick Magee
Mooney: John Welsh
Langford: Terence Longdon
Hannigan: Harry Hutchinson
Batty: Dermot Kelly
Barman: Tony Quinn
Frankie: Paddy Joyce
Sergeant Reilly: John Kelly
Mary O'Hara: Aithna Gover
FitzGerald: Robert Mooney
Journalist: David Aylmer
Father Patrick: Liam Gaffney

: Braco

A film about a boy who lives with his grandfather in the Camargue district of France - a strange landscape of shallow lakes and woods. During the day he sleeps; but at night he and the white stallion he loves roam through moonlight and shadows, hunting the animals and birds that live in this wild country.
Commentary spoken by Jacques Brunius.


Narrator: Jacques Brunius
English presentation: Peggy Miller

: The Lady and the Fool

A ballet by John Cranko to music by Verdi
With Svetlana Beriosova, Ronald Hynd and Ray Powell, David Shields, Peter Wright, Bob Stevenson and Pearl Gaden, Norman Dixon, Graham McCormack, Claudie Leonard, Norman McDowell, Gayrie McSween, John Massey, Yemaiel Oved, Ronald Reat, Anna Paskevska, David Scott, Prudence Rodney, Jeffery Taylor, Jenny Trevelyan, Derek Westlake, Virginia Wakelyn, Miro Zolan

Music recorded by the Royal Opera House Orchestra
(Leader, Charles Taylor)
Conducted by Charles Mackerras

The ballet tells the story of The Lady, a fascinating woman, who must choose between her three suitors, a wealthy man, a handsome man, and a Royal Prince: but she does not love them and rejects all the worldly things they can offer her for the simple love of a vagabond clown. The drama takes place during a ball in an Italian palace towards the middle of the last century.
'The Lady and the Fool', which was created for the Royal Ballet and first performed in 1954, is in the current repertory of the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

(Svetlana Beriosova, Ronald Hynd, Ray Powell, and the Royal Opera House Orchestra appear by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
(Picture on page 5)


Choreographer: John Cranko
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Arranged by/Conductor: Charles Mackerras
Musicians: The Royal Opera House Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Charles Taylor
Costumes designed by: Jane Scrase-Dickins
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Producer: Margaret Dale
Dancer: Svetlana Beriosova
Dancer: Ronald Hynd
Dancer: Ray Powell
Dancer: David Shields
Dancer: Peter Wright
Dancer: Bob Stevenson
Dancer: Pearl Gaden
Dancer: Norman Dixon
Dancer: Graham McCormack
Dancer: Claudie Leonard
Dancer: Norman McDowell
Dancer: Gayrie McSween
Dancer: John Massey
Dancer: Yemaiel Oved
Dancer: Ronald Reat
Dancer: Anna Paskevska
Dancer: David Scott
Dancer: Prudence Rodney
Dancer: Jeffery Taylor
Dancer: Jenny Trevelyan
Dancer: Derek Westlake
Dancer: Virginia Wakelyn
Dancer: Miro Zolan

: The Epilogue: Old Moses

The Tramps' Parson, The Rev. Dr. Frank Jennings, talks about an old character he met on the roads.
(BBC recording)

followed by Weather and Close Down


Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Frank Jennings

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