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: London Weekend

Ten thousand members of clubs belonging to the Methodist Association of Youth Clubs have come to London from all over the British Isles for their Congress and Annual Display. This morning, in the Royal Albert Hall, you are invited to join them in the Service of Worship that provides the climax to their weekend.
Service conducted by the Rev. Douglas Griffiths.
Preacher, the Rev. Reg. C. Bedford National Secretary. M.A.Y.C.
(to 12.00)


Service conducted by: The Rev. Douglas Griffiths
Preacher: The Rev. Reg. C. Bedford
Organist: Donald Cashmore, F.R.C.O.
Commentator: Hugh David

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Wedi'r Wyl

Gwahoddiad cynnes i chwi dreulio egwyl ym Mhabell Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yr Urdd yn Llanbedr-pont Stephan, yng nghwmni rhai o'r ymwelwyr a'r cystadleuwyr ifainc a ddaeth i'r Wyl eleni Fe'u cyflwynir gan Ifan O. Williams
Y telediad yng ngofal Selwyn Roderick
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)

(to 13.50)


Unknown: Selwyn Roderick

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

Introduced by John Cherrington.

Lime on the Farm: H. W. Gardner gives advice on how to make the best use of lime.

Farm Visit: Peter Anderson visits R. R. Wallbank, Willcross Farm, Gisburn, Clitheroe.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (Lime on the Farm): H. W. Gardner
Interviewer (Farm Visit): Peter Anderson
Interviewee (Farm Visit): R. R. Wallbank
Film Sequences: The BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
Film Sequences: The BBC North Region Film Unit
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: News Review

Seven Days in Thirty-five Minutes
Introduced by Kenneth Kendall.


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall

: Clothes Make the Man

[Starring] Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy
A film in the Star Choice Series.


Wilbur Meeler: Hume Cronyn
Cora Torrence: Jessica Tandy

: Holiday Island

A Visit to Ischia in the Bay of Naples, for a programme in holiday mood including: an interview with Sir William and Lady Walton songs from a local festival, sung by some of Italy's recording stars and a panorama of the beaches, vineyards and villages on this Mediterranean island.
Your guide, Derek Bond
(A recording made in collaboration with Radiotelevisione Italiana)


Presenter: Derek Bond
Interviewee: William Walton
Interviewee: Lady Walton
Producer: Noble Wilson

: The Brains Trust

The members this week are: H.R.H. Prince Peter of Greece, Sir Julian Huxley, F.B.S., Sir John Wolfenden H.R.H., Prince Chula-Chakrabongse of Thailand.
Question-Master, Norman Fisher

(A sound recording can be heard in the Home Service on Tuesday at 4.0)


Panellist: H.R.H. Prince Peter of Greece
Panellist: Sir Julian Huxley
Panellist: Sir John Wolfenden
Panellist: H.R.H. Prince Chula-Chakrabongse
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents Tintin: King Ottokar's Sceptre: 7: Chase in the Mountains

A French cartoon film in eight episodes.


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: Sooty's Safari: 1: Jungle Danger

Harry Corbett and 'Sooty Mammoth Productions' present Sooty's Safari
with Sooty and Sweep.
A breath-taking serial in three weekly episodes.
Produced by Sooty assisted by Trevor Hill from the BBC's North of England studios
See page 4
(Aircraft sequences by courtesy of Silver City Airways, Ltd., Blackpool-and Sooty)


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Additional Material: Alan Broadhurst
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Children's Television: Great Expectations: Part 8

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

The story so far:
On his twenty-first birthday, Pip receives £500 a year, but learns no more about his benefactor. Joe brings him a message from Miss Havisham; Pip has become a snob, and with quiet dignity Joe says their ways must part. Pip finds Orlick employed at Satis House and gets him dismissed. Orlick vows revenge. Estella has returned from abroad more beautiful than ever - she warns Pip she has no heart. Miss Havisham orders Pip to be Estella's escort when she enters society in Richmond.

(Dinsdale Landen is appearing in "Auntie Mame" at the Adelphi Theatre; Nigel Davenport in "A Taste of Honey" at Wyndham's Theatre; Helen Lindsay in "Eighty in the Shade" at the Globe Theatre, London.)


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: P.D. Cummins
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Richard Henry
Pip: Dinsdale Landen
Estella: Helen Lindsay
Orlick: Richard Warner
Compeyson: Robert Mooney
Landlord: Derek Benfield
Herbert Pocket: Colin Jeavons
Pianist: Ian Burford
Bentley Drummle: Nigel Davenport
Chairman: Peter Beton
First young man: Michael Greenwood
Second young man: John Murray Scott
First woman: Stella Kemball
Second woman: Claire Goddard
Magwitch: Jerold Wells

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Parachute Padre

Elaine Strutt interviews the Rev. Horace McClelland, C.F., who recently returned from Cyprus with the 1st Bn. the Parachute Regiment.


Interviewer: Elaine Strutt
Interviewee: The Rev. Horace McClelland
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Amateur Boxing: European Championships Preliminary Rounds

(See top of page and page 2)

by direct relays from Lucerne, Switzerland.
Throughout the week, outside broadcast cameras of the Swiss Television Service will be at the ringside to cover the 59th European Championships in which boxers from 28 countries will be taking part.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter

: Meeting Point: Who will go for us?

What makes young men today decide to become parsons? What do they hope to do?
Three men preparing to give their lives to the Christian Ministry are questioned by Robert Kee.
From the BBC's North of England studio
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Robert Kee
Producer: Peter Hamilton

: Hancock's Half-Hour: The Wrong Man

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
(Recording of the programme shown on March 6)


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock

: Sunday-Night Theatre: When in Rome

(See panel)
A modern comedy by George Barraud.
[starring] Judy Campbell, Griffith Jones and Hugh Sinclair

One morning, in his mews flat in South Kensington, Christopher Weetbrook receives a letter from a solicitor telling him that under the will of the late Mrs. Hoffstetter of New York he has been left a substantial sum of money.
To Christopher's wife Jean, this seems to call for some explanation, especially when a book and letter arrive from Mrs. Hoffstetter's mother expressing surprise that her daughter should have remembered Christopher in her will...

(Hugh Sinclair is in 'Gils and Gingerbread' at the Duke of York's Theatre)


Writer: George Barraud
Designer/Producer: Hal Burton
Mrs. Topping: Anna Turner
Jean Weetbrook: Judy Campbell
Christopher Weetbrook: Griffith Jones
Miss Pring: Rosalind Knight
Derek Craigie: Alan MacNaughtan
Sheila Adams: Catherine Boyle
A Clerk: Frank Atkinson
Mr. Bates: Gerald Cross
Sir Evelyn Gaunt: Hugh Sinclair
General Polson: Stanley Van Beers
A Young Man: Alan Wilson
Commissionaire: Malcolm Watson
Jack Byron: Aubrey Woods
[Actress]: Alice Bowes
[Actress]: Susan Castle
[Actress]: Angela Douglas
[Actress]: Sybil Ewbank
[Actress]: Winifred Hill
[Actor]: Roy Hines
[Actor]: Joseph Levine
[Actress]: Jill Manderson
[Actress]: Domenica More O'Ferrall
[Actress]: Janet Rowsell
[Actress]: Sherry Ann Scott
[Actor]: Edward Willis

: 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:
The Mermaid Theatre
A film study of the birth of a theatre with Bernard Miles.
Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.
See page 5


Presenter/Editor: Huw Wheldon
Subject (The Mermaid Theatre): Bernard Miles
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Producer: Peter Newington
Associate Producer: Nancy Thomas

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson
with Anneliese Rothenberger, Jack Warner and Viera with more French songs
George Skibine, Marjorie Tallchief, Marcel Grandjany
The Liverpool International Piano Concerto Competition
The winner of yesterday's final appears specially for Music for You from the platform of the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool.
The Winners of the 1959 Kathleen Ferrier Awards
The Royal Opera House Orchestra
(Leader, Charles Taylor)
Assistant Conductor, Marcus Dods

(Anneliese Rothenberger appears by arrangement with the Glyndebourne Opera Company Ltd.; The Royal Opera House Orchestra appears by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
See page 4


Presenter/Conductor: Eric Robinson
Soprano: Anneliese Rothenberger
Singer: Jack Warner
Singer: Viera
Dancer: George Skibine
Dancer: Marjorie Tallchief
Harpist: Marcel Grandjany
Musicians: The Royal Opera House Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Charles Taylor
Assistant Conductor: Marcus Dods
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: Patricia Foy

: The Epilogue: God Known and Unknown

for Trinity Sunday
Canon Roy McKay speaks of the holiness and glory of God.
(BBC recording)

Weather and Close Down


Speaker: Canon Roy McKay

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