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: Covenant Service

For the First Sunday of the New Year from Trinity Methodist Church, Penarth, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Percy Watkinson, and the Rev. Dr. Maldwyn Edwards, who also preaches the sermon.

The many references that John Wesley made to this Service in his Journal invariably speak of it as a source of strength and comfort to his people as they faced a fresh year in complete dependence upon God.
(to 12.00)


Conductor: The Rev. Percy Watkin
Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Maldwyn Edwards
Organist: H. McMillan Ewens
Choir-Master: Ernest H. Vokes

: 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.

Can the Bacon Industry Survive?
An investigation of the present situation in the pig industry.
Panel: Denys Bullard, M.P., Lt.-Col. J. F. Evans and Collan Brett

Quality Milk
A return to the subject discussed by the vet in a recent programme.
Panel: Dr. Eric Lamming, James Morton, S. R. Muir and The Vet
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: John Cherrington
Panellist (Can the Bacon Industry Survive?): Denys Bullard
Panellist (Can the Bacon Industry Survive?): Lt.-Col. J. F. Evans
Panellist (Can the Bacon Industry Survive?): Collan Brett
Panellist (Quality Milk): Dr. Eric Lamming
Panellist (Quality Milk): James Morton
Panellist (Quality Milk): S. R. Muir
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Croeso (Welcome)

(Welcome) gan Osian Ellis i Iona Jones, Gerald Davies, Cantorion Shelley
Cerddorfa Gymreig y BBC ac i chwithau

Osian Ellis welcomes you to a programme of music from Wales, with Iona Jones, Gerald Davies, The Shelley Singers, and the BBC Welsh Orchestra, conducted by Arwel Hughes.


Presenter/harpist: Osian Ellis
Contralto: Iona Jones
Tenor: Gerald Davies
Singers: The Shelley Singers
Musicians: The BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Arwel Hughes
Music associate: Alwyn Jones
Designer: Alan Taylor
Producer: Gethyn Stoodley Thomas

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Cousin

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

'Lightning never strikes in the same place twice'. But Colonel Hall begins to doubt the truth of this old adage when he learns that another member of the Bilko family has been posted to Fort Baxter.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Dark Waters

A film thriller.
[Starring] Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone

To lovely Leslie Calvin, lone survivor of a wartime sea disaster, and suffering from a nervous breakdown, the prospect of a complete rest on a remote plantation seems the ideal way to restore her health. But the strangeness of her surroundings and the behaviour of the people who are supposed to befriend her lead to startling developments.


Director: Andre de Toth
Leslie Calvin: Merle Oberon
Dr George Grover: Franchot Tone
Mr Sidney: Thomas Mitchell
Aunt Emily: Fay Bainter
Cleeve: Elisha Cook Jnr
Uncle Norbert: John Qualen

: Sooty

assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Presented by: Clive Parkhurst

: Ask Me Another

The first of three weekly contests between
The Residents: Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
and A Welsh Team: Marguerite Bird, Mostyn Lewis, Cynric Mytton Davies
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (Welsh Team): Marguerite Bird
Panellist (Welsh Team): Mostyn Lewis
Panellist (Welsh Team): Cynric Mytton Davies
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Presented by: Ned Sherrin

: News from the Zoos: Edinburgh: Know Your Zoo

Introduced by James Fisher.

Many boys and girls are Associate Members of Edinburgh Zoo. They are given practical experience of looking after animals and attend talks and film shows given by experts. In this special edition James Fisher finds out how much these junior members know about the animals in their own zoo.


Presenter: James Fisher
Producer: Alan Rees
Series editor: Nicholas Crocker

: The Secret Garden: 1: There is No-one Left

by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Filming sequences at Penshurst Place by courtesy of Viscount De L'Isle, V.C.


Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Film Cameraman: Brian Langley
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Settings: Richard Henry
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Mr Archibald Craven: Frank Shelley
Mrs Medlock: Hilary Mason
Mary Lennox: Gillian Ferguson
Pitcher, Mr Craven's valet: Christopher Hodge
Mrs Lennox: Gillian Raine
Taina: Mia Karam
Colonel McGrew: Geoffrey Denton
Captain Barnard: John Bown
Mrs Crawford: Anna Burden
Basil, her son: John Mitchell
A deck steward: Arthur White
Mrs Morrison: Sheila Beckett
Betty, her daughter: Sally Stephens
Dr Craven: Walter Horserugh

: H.M.S. 'Ark Royal'

A Mediterranean voyage in this exciting and famous aircraft-carrier.
Landing on the flight-deck and catapult take-offs, helicopter rescues at sea, ships steaming at high speed within a few feet of each other, destroyer and submarine screens at work - all part of the complex life on board a modern aircraft-carrier which you can see in this film.
Ships seen include:
H.M.S. Ark Royal Albion, Cavendish, Salisbury, Carysfort, Torquay
R.F.A. Tideflow, Tidereach
Cameramen, Ken Westbury, Jimmy Court. Also Royal Naval cameramen

The BBC wishes to acknowledge the cooperation of the Captains, Officers, and crews of H.M.S. Ark Royal, Cavendish, Salisbury and Torquay, the Royal Naval Air Station at Hal-Far, Malta, and R.F.A. Tideflow.


Commentator: Barrie Edgar
Technical adviser: Lt.-Commander David Pennick
Cameraman: Ken Westbury
Cameraman: Jimmy Court
Editor: Mac Errington
Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: John Warrington

: Sunday Special

David Nixon suggests a little bit of magic for the New Year.


Presenter: David Nixon
Presented by: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Meeting Point: Coping with Life

As a parish minister, the Rev. Dr. Hugh Douglas seeks to help people with their problems.
On the first Sunday night of 1960 he speaks of the fear some have about 'the road ahead' and points a way along it from a famous hymn.
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Presenter: The Rev. Dr. Hugh Douglas

: News Summary

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game.
With Isobel Barnett, Gilbert Harding, Polly Elwes, Cyril Fletcher.
In the chair, Eamonn Andrews


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: Polly Elwes
Panellist: Cyril Fletcher
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Producer: Ronald Marsh

: Twentieth Century Theatre presents: Justice

Having fallen helplessly in love with a married woman, William Faider, a law-clerk, tries to obtain money - by forging a cheque - in order to take her to South America. But he is arrested and sent to prison - and solitary confinement.....

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.
Tonight's edition includes:
Diego Rivera
A film study shot in Mexico of the work of the great painter of The Mexican Revolution.
Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.


Subject: Diego Rivera
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Producer: Peter Newington
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Presenter/editor: Huw Wheldon

: News

: Appeal

on behalf of The Not Forgotten Association by Field-Marshal Lord Harding.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be sent to [address removed]


Presenter: Field-Marshal Lord Harding

: Music with Max

Max Jaffa invites Owen Brannigan to join The Trio:
Max Jaffa (violin), Reginald Kilbey (cello), Jack Byfield (piano)
The Linden Singers
Conductor, William Llewellyn


Presenter/violinist: Max Jaffa
Bass: Owen Brannigan
Cellist: Reginald Kilbey
Pianist: Jack Byfield
Singers: The Linden Singers
Conductor: William Llewellyn
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: Christian Simpson

: The Epilogue: It's Your Baby

A talk by The Rt. Rev. B. P. Robin, Assistant Bishop of Portsmouth.

Weather and Close Down


Presenter: The Rt. Rev. B. P. Robin

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