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: The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

The Opening Ceremonies from the Assembly Hall, Edinburgh.
The Constitution of Assembly and Installation of the new Moderator by the Rt. Rev. John Fraser, M.B.E., T.D., D.D.
The Address by H.M. The Queen's Lord High Commissioner, The Earl of Wemyss
The Reply by the R. H. W Shepherd D.D, D.Litt., The Moderator


Speaker: The Rt. Rev. John Fraser
Speaker: The R. H. W Shepherd
Commentator: The Rev. Ian Pitt-Watson

: Cricket: Glamorgan v. India

Third day's play at Cardiff Arms Park.


Commentator: Peter West
Television presentation: Arthur Williams

: 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 13.45)

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

for the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(BBC film)


Narrator: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Mainly for Women

Dress Sense Competition: Regional Final: No. 5 from London
Judged by: Charles Creed, Alison Settle, Doris Gladney
With Doreen Stephens, Editor, Women's Programmes in the chair
Introduced by John Witty.

4.15 Tell Me, Doctor
Dr. Winifred de Kok discusses viewers' letters.
Letters should be lent to Dr. Winifred Kok, [address removed]

4.25 Dress Sense Competition South East Regional Result


Judge (Dress Sense Competition): Charles Creed
Judge (Dress Sense Competition): Alison Settle
Judge (Dress Sense Competition): Doris Gladney
Chairwoman (Dress Sense Competition): Doreen Stephens
Presenter (Dress Sense Competition): John Witty
Producer (Dress Sense Competition): Joyce Bullen
Presenter (Tell Me, Doctor): Dr. Winifred de Kok

: Children's Television presents: Keel 495

The story on film of the building of the M.V. Tynewood, from the laying of the keel to the launching and trials as a complete vessel.
(Previously shown on August 1, 1958)


Producer: Donald A. Smith

: Children's Television: Country Close-Up

Ion Trant shows you some of the activities and work on his farm in Mid-Wales during the month of May.


Presenter: Ion Trant

: Children's Television: Heidi: 1: Up the Mountain

Adapted from the book by Johanna Spyri and produced for television in six parts by Joy Harington.
[Starring] Mark Dignam as Grandfather
Introducing Sara O'Connor

(See page 4)


Author: Johanna Spyri
Adapted by/Producer: Joy Harington
Designer: Susan Spence
Film sequences: The BBC Television Film Unit
Aunt Dete: Anne Padwick
Heidi: Sara O'Connor
Brigitta: Olive Gregg
Peter: Colin Spaull
Grandfather: Mark Dignam

: News Headlines, Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions
News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: The Pleasure of Your Company

Alistair McHarg requests The Pleasure of Your Company
with Sheila Nicolson and Arthur Blake and his Music.
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland.


Singer: Alistair McHarg
Singer: Sheila Nicolson
Musicians: Arthur Blake and his Music
Producer: Eddie Fraser

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
This week, Noel Harrison


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: News Summary

Cricket: close of play scores

: Whack-O!

A weekly school report.
Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
[Starring] Professor Jimmy Edwards
with Arthur Howard


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Alan Yates
Designer: Stanley Dorfman
Production: Douglas Moodie
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Mr. Pettigrew: Arthur Howard
Mr. Halliforth: Edwin Apps
Mr. Tuppington: John Forbes-Robertson
Mr. Cope-Willoughby: Frank Raymond
Phipps: Robert O'Leary
Crombie: Jimmy Ray
Phillpott: Derek Needs
Major Prosser: Gerald Case
Mrs. Mortlake: Mary Hignett
Mr. Gumbril: Michael Brennan
Miss Smallpiece: Nan Braunton
Mr. Tichbourne: John Heller
Farmer: George Woodbridge
Vicar: Henry Longhurst

: The Golden City Dixies

A fabulous coloured company from South Africa making a return appearance on BBC Television by popular demand.


Entertainers: The Golden City Dixies
Producer: G. B. Lupino

: Eye on Research: 2: Another World

Raymond Baxter reports.
Scientists of the Freshwater Biological Association are investigating life beneath the surface of Windermere. Since the ice melted 12,000 years ago, the fish in the lake and the animals and plants they eat have been gradually changing. Outside Broadcast cameras at Windermere show how research workers in a laboratory on the shore are trying to find out how the millions of fish live together in a world of their own.


Reporter: Raymond Baxter
Research and treatment: G. Rattray Taylor
Production: Philip Daly
Production: Michael Latham
Series editor: Aubrey E. Singer

: World Theatre presents: Danton's Death

(See panel)

by Georg Buchner
Translated and adapted by James Maxwell
[Starring] Patrick Wymark, Harold Lang

Danton's Death was originally staged by the 59 Theatre Company at the Lyric Opera House, Hammersmith, under the direction of Casper Wrede

The action of the play takes place in 1794 in Paris during the Reign of Terror.

(BBC recording)
(Avril Elgar is appearing in 'Farewell, Farewell Eugene' at the New Theatre, Hull; John Turner appears by arrangement with Ealing M.G.M. Artists Ltd.; June Bailey, Robert Bernal, Anita Giorgi, Dilys Hamlett, Harald Jensen, Harold Lang, Fulton MacKay, Helen Montague, Peter Sallis, Roy Spence, and Patrick Wymark are appearing in the 59 Theatre Company's production of 'Brand' at the Lyric Opera House, Hammersmith)


Author: Georg Buchner
Translated and adapted by: James Maxwell
Stage Direction: Casper Wrede
Produced for television by: Michael Elliott
Music composed by: George Hall
Costume Designer: Malcolm Pride
Television Design: Natasha Kroll
Deputies of The National Convention - Danton: Patrick Wymark
Deputies of The National Convention - Camille Desmoulins, a poet: James Maxwell
Deputies of The National Convention - Herault-Sechelles: John Turner
Deputies of The National Convention - Lacroix: Fulton MacKay
Deputies of The National Convention - Philippeau: Donald Bradley
Deputies of The National Convention - Legendre: Lee Fox
Members of the Committee of Public Safety - Robespierre: Harold Land
Members of the Committee of Public Safety - St. Just: Colin Jeavons
Members of the Committee of Public Safety - Barere: Peter Sallis
Members of the Committee of Public Safety - Collot: Robert Bernal
Members of the Committee of Public Safety - Billaud: Robert Ponton
Members of the Committee of Public Safety - Fouquier-Tinville, the Public Prosecutor: Marc Sheldon
Prostitutes - Marion: Penelope Horner
Prostitutes - Rosalie: Anita Giorgi
Prostitutes - Aurore: June Bailey
Simon: Peter Sallis
Simon's wife: Avril Elgar
A Deputy from Lyons: Maxwell Shaw
A Young Gentleman: Harald Jensen
Julie, Danton's wife: Dilys Hamlett
Lucille, Camille's wife: Avril Elgar
Former Countess: June Bailey
Former Marchioness: Helen Montague
Waiter: Robert Pointon
Soldier: Robert Jackson
Soldier: Roy Spence
Gentleman: Marc Sheldon
Gentleman: Robert Bernal
Ballad Singer: Maxwell Shaw
President of the National Convention: Harald Jensen
Prisoner: Peter Sallis
Prisoner: Lee Fox
Boy: Robert Jackson
Executioner: Lee Fox
Executioner: Colin Jeavons

: Kay on the Keys

With Kay Cavendish.
An interlude of piano and song.
(BBC recording)


Pianist/Singer: Kay Cavendish
Presented by: Philip Barker

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