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: Douglas Peter John, I Baptise Thee

A baby is baptised, and welcomed into the family of the Church.
Service conducted by The Rev. Ernest Varley from the Congregational Church,
Sanderstead, Surrey.
The fourth of five broadcasts in which the viewer is shown how the sacrament of Baptism is practised by the main Christian traditions of this country.
(to 12.00)


Service conductor: The Rev. Ernest Varley

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

Introduced by Ben Coutts.

Lambing: The Vet gives advice for shepherds and farmers.

National Power Farming Conference: George Wardrop introduces two of the speakers at this year's conference, Richard Wellesley and S.J. Wright, who are questioned by Oscar Colburn.

Subjects: Mechanical methods of stockfeeding and exploiting the forage harvester.

Film sequences by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
From the BBC's Midland studio


Presenter: Ben Coutts
Item presenter (Lambing): The Vet [name uncredited]
Item presenter (National Power Farming Conference): George Wardrop
Speaker (National Power Farming Conference): Richard Wellesley
Speaker (National Power Farming Conference): S. J. Wright
Interviewer (National Power Farming Conference): Oscar Colburn
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Croeso

(Côr-feistr, John H. Davies) gydag Iona Jones, John Stoddart
Cerddorfa Gymreig y BBC
Cyflwynir y rhaglen gan Dewi Williams


Unknown: John H. Davies
Unknown: Lona Jones
Unknown: John Stoddart
Unknown: Cerddorfa Gymreig
Unknown: Dewi Williams
Conducted by: Arwel Hughes
Music associate: Alwyn Jones
Producer: Gethyn Stoodley Thomas

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko Talks in his Sleep

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Spirit of the People

[Starring] Raymond Massey

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. His early years are brought vividly to life in this absorbing biographical film based on Robert Sherwood's play.
Though reluctant, at every turn of his career, to accept advancement, Lincoln's moving anti-slavery speech wins him the highest office to which an American can aspire-President of the United States.


Director: John Cromwell
Abraham Lincoln: Raymond Massey
Mary Todd Lincoln: Ruth Gordon
Judge Douglas: Gene Lockhart
Ann Rutledge: Mary Howard
Elizabeth Edwards: Dorothy Tree

: Ask Me Another

The first of three weekly general knowledge contests.
The Residents - Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
A Scottish Team - Mary Vaughan, Archie Campbell, Thomas Mountain
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (Scottish Team): Mary Vaughan
Panellist (Scottish Team): Archie Campbell
Panellist (Scottish Team): Thomas Mountain
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Producer: Ned Sherrin

: Sooty

assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the BBC's North of England television studio


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: The Secret Garden: 7: Magic

by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Adapted for television in eight episodes.


Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Settings: Richard Henry
Film cameraman: Bryan Langley
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Mary Lennox: Gillian Ferguson
Colin: Peter Hempson
Mrs Medlock: Hilary Mason
Dr Craven: Walter Horsbrugh
Nurse: Barbara Mitchell
Dickon: Colin Spaull
Mr Roach: Ivor Salter
Thomas: Stuart Hutchison
Ben Weatherstaff: Fred Fairclough

: Faraway Look: 6: Flamingos and Sea-Lions

Introduced by Peter Scott.

One of the strange things about the Galapagos Islands is the way in which fur seals and flamingos can be found in the same area, along with lava lizards, turtles, pelicans, sharks, shearwaters, dolphins, and sperm whales. Whilst swimming underwater Peter Scott and Tony Soper took some interesting shots of Galapagos sea-lions above and below the surface.


Presenter/filmmaker: Peter Scott
Filmed by: Tony Soper
Editor: Douglas Thomas
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Sunday Special: Maker's Instructions

Aircraft, express locomotives, and ocean-going liners are designed to work according to certain instructions.
The Rev. Harvey Pentreath suggests that we too have a set of instructions to follow if we are to live life as God intended.
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Presenter: The Rev. Harvey Pentreath
Presented by: Kenneth Savidge

: Nesau at Dduw

Mewn myfyrdod a mawl dan arweiniad
Y Parch. Gwilym ap Robert ac yn y rhaglen hon rhoddir ystyriaeth arbennig i'r He sydd i grefydd ym mywyd ieuenctid ein gwlad
Recordiwyd yr emynau gan Gantorion Cymreig y BBC
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)

(to 18.45)

: Meeting Point: The Mind of a Child

'You mustn't say "Hurry Up" when I'm saying something important to myself'.
How far do we understand a child's inner world?
What is involved in St. Paul's command: 'Children, obey your parents'?
These questions are discussed by: Anne Allen, David Dunhill and B. E. Docltar-Drysdale, Principal of a school for maladjusted children.


Panellist: Anne Allen
Panellist: David Dunhill
Panellist: B. E. Docltar-Drysdale
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: News Summary

: What's My Line?

(300th edition)
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

: Macadam and Eve

See panel and page 7

: News Summary

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.
Tonight's edition includes:
Lawrence Durrell, The poet and novelist filmed at his home in the Camargue, talking about his Alexandrian novels.
And an interview with Michelangelo.
Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.


Subject: Lawrence Durrell
Interviewee: Michelangelo
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Producer: Peter Newington
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Presenter/editor: Huw Wheldon

: Tamas Vasary

The Hungarian pianist plays music by Liszt.
St. Francis walking on the waters
Grande Etude de Paganini in E flat
Hungarian Rhapsody
No. 15 in A minor


Pianist: Tamas Vasary
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: Epilogue

for St. Valentine's Day
by The Rev. Charles Plummer.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Presenter: The Rev. Charles Plummer

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