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: The Meaning of the Passion of Christ

An Act of Worship
Conducted in Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, by the Rev. A.C. Bridge, Vicar of Christ Church, Lancaster Gate.


Service conducted by: The Rev. A.C. Bridge
Arranged by: John Elphinstone-Fyffe
Presented by: Bill Wright

: Newyddion

(News in Welsh)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

: Cadwn Ifanc

Cylchgrawn i'r Henoed
Cyfle i gwrdd & chymeriadau
A chlywed rhai o'r hen ganiadau
Cyflwynir y rhaglen gan
Emrys Cleaver
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: 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.
Cameramen, Ken Westbury, Jimmy Court
Also Royal Naval cameramen

The BBC wishes to acknowledge the co-operation 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, R.N.
Cameraman: Ken Westbury
Cameraman: Jimmy Court
Editor: Mac Errington
Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: John Warrington

: The Stations of the Cross

The Fourteen Stations of the Cross tell the story of the Passion and Death of Our Lord.
The Meditations are conducted by Father Patrick McQuaid, S.D.B.
Music recorded by the Westminster Cathedral Choir


Conductor: Father Patrick McQuaid
Singers: The Westminster Cathedral Choir

: Pathfinder

The story in war and peace of Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, V.C. and of the Ryder-Cheshire Mission for the Relief of Suffering.
Written and directed by Ian Curtis.
A West Region Film Unit production
Leonard Cheshire is the famous war-time bomber pilot, who watched the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki and later founded the Cheshire Homes.


Subject: Group Captain Leonard Cheshire
Narrator: Leo Genn
Film cameraman: George Shears
Film cameraman: Bill Morris
Film cameraman: Dennis Trowler
Film cameraman: James Saunders
Film cameraman: M. Darira
Film cameraman: M. Wiesiolek
Film cameraman: W. Jablonski
Film cameraman: Roman Wionczeic
Sound recordist: Howard Smith
Sound recordist: Keith Denton
Film editor: Constance Dunn
Research: John Drummond
Research: Catherine Dove
Writer/director: Ian Curtis

: I Want to Go to School

'I Want to go to School' is in many respects a sequel to the award-winning 'We Are the Lambeth Boys'. It is a brilliant and incisive observation of children at work and play.


Director: John Krish
Producer: Leon Clore
Producer: Karel Reisz

: Blue Peter

A magazine programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.
Leila Asks Chris about the Origins of Easter.

How Other Children Live: 3: A Day at Avalon
A film produced by the Australian Broadcasting Commission


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Presented by: John Hunter Blair

: The Lone Ranger

Geoff, who plans to marry the bank manager's daughter, is accused of a stage coach hold-up, and a bank robbery. A broken match is the only clue which helps the Lone Ranger to track down the real criminals.


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: An Easter Gardening Club

with Percy Thrower.
Work for the Easter holidays in Frames, the outdoor garden, and greenhouse and Some plants with Easter associations including Easter Lily and Easter Cactus.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Paul Morby

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Noah

by Andre Obey.
Translated by Arthur Wilmurt.
[Starring] Leo McKern
(See Junior Radio Times)


Author: Andre Obey
Translated by: Arthur Wilmurt
Settings: Richard Henry
Producer: Joy Harington
Noah: Leo McKern
Mrs Noah: Betty Hardy
Shem: Patrick Godfrey
Ham: Neville Jason
Japheth: David Hemmings
Naomi: Lesley Nunnerley
Sella: Patricia Cree
Ada: Marian Diamond
The Bear: Giles Phibbs
The Lion: Bob Stevenson
The Monkey: Anthony Wilson
The Elephant: John Flint
The Elephant: Neville Irons
The Cow: Robin Dowelll
The Cow: Timothy Harley
The Tiger: David Hart

: Russ Conway

with Geoff Love and his Orchestra, The King Brothers.


Pianist: Russ Conway
Musicians: Geoff Love and his Orchestra
Singers: The King Brothers
Dancer/choreography: Douglas Squires
Dancer: Mavis Traill
Dancer: Pamela Proud
Continuity: Ken Hoare
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: James Gilbert

: Look: Congo Forest

Introduced by Peter Scott with Heinz Sielmann and Gerald Durrell.

H.M. King Leopold III arranged to celebrate a hundred years of Belgian rule in the Congo by sending a large team of scientists and technicians, under the auspices of the Fondation Internationale Scientifique, to film the wild life there. Heinz Sielmann, the director of the film, shows some of the material he shot and tells the story behind it. He also introduces a short excerpt from the British version issued by Twentieth Century-Fox under the title Lords of the Forest showing for the first time wild gorillas in their natural surroundings.
Appearing in the programme is N'Pongo, the baby gorilla from Gerald Durrell's Jersey Zoological Park.


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest/filmmaker: Heinz Sielmann
Guest: Gerald Durrell
Presented for television by: Christopher Parsons
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Executive producer: Eileen Molony

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock featuring Sidney James
with Brian Oulton, Honor Shepherd, Robert Dorning, Elizabeth Fraser, Annabelle Lee, Arthur Milliard, Gwenda Ewen, Laura Thurlow, Laurie Webb.


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Choreography: Eleanor Fazan
Incidental music: Wally Stott
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
Gregory Chandler: Brian Oulton
[Actress]: Honor Shepherd
Mr Hathway: Robert Dorning
Muriel: Elizabeth Fraser
Edie: Annabelle Lee
Clarence: Arthur Mullard
[Actress]: Gwenda Ewan
[Actress]: Laura Thurlow
[Actress]: Laurie Webb
The pianist: Bert Walier

: Day After Tomorrow

by Frank Baker.
[Starring] Margaret Rutherford with Noel Purcell and Joan Hickson
The action of the play takes place in the neighbourhood of Primrose Hill, London. Time. The present
See Round and About


Writer: Frank Baker
Producer: Douglas Allen
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Amv Carr: Margaret Rutherford
Peter O'Connor: Noel Purcell
A Clergyman: Stringer Davis
Mrs Finch: Olive Sloane
Suzy: Antonita Dias
Linda Carr: Pauline Yates
Geoffrey Sims: Donald Churchill
Mrs Deakin: Joan Hickson
Dr Thomas: Hamilton Dyce
Leslie: Keith Faulkner
Mr Barker: Stuart Saunders
A Librarian: Greta Wood

: The News

: The Vow

A story of the village of Oberammergau, its people, and the preparations for the Passion Play.
Filmed by the Bavarian Television Service
Written, produced and directed by Alan Sleath.


Cameraman: Walter Umlauf
Sound recordist: Heinz Barth
Film editor: Keith Latham
Writer/producer/director: Alan Sleath

: The Judgement of this World: 2: God on Trial

A talk for Good Friday by Professor Davis McCaughey, Master of Ormond College,
University of Melbourne.
Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Professor Davis McCaughey

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