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: Solemn Eucharist

from the Great Chapel of the House of the Sacred Mission, Kelham, Newark, Notts.
Celebrant, Fr. Paul Hume, S.S.M.
Preacher, the Very Rev. Eric Abbott, Dean of Westminster
The action of the service described by William Purcell.

Seventy years ago, Herbert Hamilton Kelly, then a curate in Wimbledon Park, founded the Society of the Sacred Mission to give all sorts of men an opportunity to serve God. The Society is now at work in three continents-training men for the Anglican Ministry in England, Australia, and South Africa. Today, the community at the Mother-House, together with representatives from overseas, celebrate this Solemn Eucharist in thanksgiving for the centenary of the birth of their founder.
(to 12.00)


Celebrant: Fr. Paul Hume
Preacher: The Very Rev. Eric Abbott
Commentator: William Purcell
Presented by: Barrie Edgar

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

Special edition for the grower.
Introduced by Richard Martyr.

The Irrigation of Vegetables: E. J. Winter, Head of the Irrigation Section at the National Vegetable Research Station, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, describes experiments being carried out at the station.

New Ideas for Horticultural Equipment: Crowther Brothers of Evesham illustrate ways of making greater use of existing machinery by means of farm-made adaptations.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Richard Martyr
Item presenter (The Irrigation of Vegetables): E. J. Winter
Film sequences: Ion Trant
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o ffilmiau newyddion yn dangos peth o weithgarwch
Cymru a'r Cymry yn ystod yr wythnos
Y telediad yng ngofal
(This week's news reviewed)


Unknown: Robert S. Evans

: Blodau Gwyllt Ywlad

Hen atawon a gasglwyd gan
J. Lloyd Williams a'r ' Canorion '
I'w cyflwyno, Emrys Cleaver
Ac i'w canu
Jean Evans
John Stoddart
Cantorion Shelley
C6r-feistres, Eiddwen Griffiths
Rhan o Gerddorfa Gymreig y BBC
(Blaenwr, Philip Whiteway ) Arweinydd, Arwel Hughes
Golygydd Cerdd , Alwyn Jones
Cynllunydd, David Butcher
Y cynhyrchu gan
(Darlleda John Stoddmrt trivy ganiatad Miss Bridget D'Oyly Carts)
(A programme of old songs)


Unknown: J. Lloyd Williams
Unknown: Emrys Cleaver
Unknown: Jean Evans
Unknown: John Stoddart
Unknown: Cantorion Shelley
Unknown: Eiddwen Griffiths
Unknown: Gerddorfa Gymreig
Unknown: Philip Whiteway
Unknown: Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Golygydd Cerdd
Unknown: Darlleda John Stoddmrt

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko and the Medium

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Motor Racing: Le Mans

A report on the closing stages of the International Twenty-four Hour Race which finishes at 4 o'clock.
Presented by the French Television Service


Commentator: Robin Richards

: Spy-Catcher: Louise

A second showing of the first series.
True stories of the search for spies in wartime based on the experiences of Lt.-Col. Oreste Pinto.
with Bernard Archard as Colonel Pinto.


Script: Robert Barr
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Terence Cook
Colonel Pinto: Bernard Archard

: A Journey into the Weald of Kent

Commentary spoken by John Betjeman.


Narrator: John Betjeman

: Wells Fargo: The Little Man

The exciting adventures of the Western Stagecoach Service.
[Starring] Dale Robertson
Jim Hardie runs across a man who tries to compensate for his lack of inches with a gun.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: News from the Zoos: Edinburgh

A weekly series of visits to zoos In Great Britain and in Europe.
Introduced by James Fisher.


Presenter: James Fisher
Producer: Alan Rees
Series edited by: Nicholas Crocker

: St. Ives: 3: Amersham Place

by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Adapted by Rex Tucker.
[Starring] William Russell, Audrey Nicholson, Leslie Perrins


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapter: Rex Tucker
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Film cameraman: Bill Munn
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Producer: Richard West
Flora Gilchrist: Audrey Nicholson
Ronald Gilchrist: Peter Myers
St Ives: William Russell
Miss Gilchrist: Rosemary Scott
Rowley: Bunny May
Powl: Richard Dare
The Count: Michael Hitchman
Mr Romaine: Leslie Perrins
[Actor]: John Harrison
[Actor]: James Lomas
[Actor]: Bruce Wightman

: Out of the Blue

Roger Bond is a farmer's son, but his life is closely linked with the sea, and his dreams are of tides and boats and fishing and, above all, the spoils of the sea.
A BBC film made in the Isles of Scilly


Subject: Roger Bond
Story: Tony Soper
Story: Johnny Morris
Music written by: Kenneth Savidge
[Music] played by: Alfred Edwards
Film editor: Paul Khan
Producer: Tony Soper

: Sunday Special: Our Man Was There

With The Rev. Robert Runcie talking to a journalist.


Interviewer: The Rev. Robert Runcie
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 18.15)

: Meeting Point: The Patience of Job

The story from the Bible as seen through the eyes of William Blake.
Blake's etchings by kind permission of the British Museum


Music specially composed and played on the organ by: Fredric Bayco
The film produced and directed by: Cecil Lewis
God: Deryck Guyler
Job: Carleton Hobbs
Satan: Anthony Jacobs
Narrator: Cecil Lewis

: The News

: The Perry Como Music Hall

Starring Perry Como
The last in the present series.
A special programme which also features Mitchell Ayres and the Orchestra, Ray Charles and the Singers, Louis Da Pron and the Dancers and Frank Gallop.


Singer/presenter: Perry Como
Musicians: Mitchell Ayres and the Orchestra
Singers: Ray Charles and the Singers
Dancers: Louis Da Pron and the Dancers
Announcer: Frank Gallop
Orchestrations: Joe Lipman
Orchestrations: Jack Andrews
Associate producer: Henry Howard
Produced and directed for NBC by: Clark Jones
The series edited for BBC Television by: Richard Barclay

: Musical Chairs

See panel

: The News

: Face to Face

Evelyn Waugh with John Freeman
'A decadent world is the material I am given'.
'I don't like children when they're very young. I begin to get interested when they're about eleven'.
'In about 1970 I expect to read about the outbreak of the next world war. Most of my countrymen will welcome it as an escape from boredom'.
'I have never read a word of Freud'.
'"Vile Bodies" is a book I have never liked. "Helena" is by far my favourite'.
'I don't like music'.
'I have never voted in a Parliamentary election'.


Interviewee: Evelyn Waugh
Interviewer: John Freeman
Drawings: Feliks Topolski
Producer: Hugh Burnett

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Face to Faith (...Moss, Waugh, Sitwell, Russell and Jung) 22 March 2017

: Music for a Summer Evening

with Joan Carlyle (soprano), Juan Oncina (tenor), Phyllis Sellick (piano), Nicanor Zabaleta (harp), The Pro Arte Orchestra
(Leader, Max Salpeter)
Conducted by Joseph Horovitz


Soprano: Joan Carlyle
Tenor: Juan Oncina
Pianist: Phyllis Sellick
Harpist: Nicanor Zabaleta
Musicians: The Pro Arte Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Max Salpeter
[Orchestra] conducted by: Joseph Horovitz
Designer: Joan Carlyle
Producer: Walter Todds

: The Epilogue: Polite Evasions

A talk by the Rev. S. J. Wallace.
Weather and Close Down


Presenter: The Rev. S. J. Wallace

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