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: Pottery Workers' Service

from Bethesda Methodist Church, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.
Conducted by The Rev. J. Brazier Green.
Hanley is one of the famous Six Towns of the Potteries. The congregation includes many craftsmen from the district.
(to 12.00)


Service conducted by: The Rev. J. Brazier Green
Organist: L. Tideswell
Arranged for television by: Eric Blennerhassett
Presented by: Geoffrey Meredith

: Weather for Farmers and Farming: Dairying and Market Gardening

The magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by John Cherrington.

Anthony Parkin visits Wallace Smith, Wilson Hall Farm. Melbourne, Derbyshire, to see zero grazing and irrigation of market garden crops and grass. D. A. Smith, of Southminster, Essex, questions Wallace Smith in the studio.
Film by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: John Cherrington
Reporter: Anthony Parkin
Interviewer: D. A. Smith
Interviewee: Wallace Smith
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o ffilmiau newyddion yn dangos peth o weithgarwch
Cyniru a'r Cymry yn ystod yr wythnos
Y telediad yng ngofal
(This week's news reviewed)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Robert S. Evans

: Llawallais

Caneuon ysgafn, dawnsiau gwerln a hen faledi gyda
Esme Lewis
Anne Davies
Nansi Richards Jones
Joan Arwyn Evans a Barbara Kemble ar ddau biano
W. R. Davies
Pedwarawd Colin Jones
Golygydd Cerdd. MANSEL THOMAS
Cynllunydd, David Butcher
Y cynhyrchu gan
(A programme of light songs, folk dancing, and old ballads)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Esme Lewis
Unknown: Anne Davies
Unknown: Nansi Richards Jones
Unknown: Joan Arwyn Evans
Unknown: Barbara Kemble
Unknown: W. R. Davies
Unknown: Pedwarawd Colin Jones
Unknown: Golygydd Cerdd.
Unknown: Mansel Thomas

: The Phil Silvers Show: Gold Fever

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Malcolm Mitchell with his Trio

and Arthur Jones at the electronic organ introduces a programme of music, song, and light conversation with Stubby Kaye, Dick Jordan, Judy Kenny, Diana Noble, Hugh Lloyd.


Musicians: Malcolm Mitchell with his Trio
Organist: Arthur Jones
Performer: Stubby Kaye
Singer: Dick Jordan
Performer: Judy Kenny
Performer: Diana Noble
Performer: Hugh Lloyd
Script: Ken Hoare
Script: Hugh Woodhouse
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: The Lady Says No

A comedy film with David Niven and Joan Caulfield.
Dorinda, author, hates men. Bill, journalist, tells her she is unattractive, and that is why Dorinda sets out to prove him wrong.


Director: Frank Voss
Dorinda: Joan Caulfield
Bill: David Niven
Uncle Matt: James Robertson Justice
Goldie: Lenore Lonigan
Aunt Alice: Frances Bavier
Midge: Peggy Maley
Potsy: Henry Jones

: International Rowing: The Women's European Rowing Championships: The Finals

from the Welsh Harp, Willesden.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: T. B. Langton
Television presentation: John Vernon

: Tales of the Riverbank

In this film Roderick the Rat and the Hamster decide to give a party. First, they must put Roderick's house in order.
(A film series)


Direction: Dave Ellison
Narrator/commentary: Johnny Morris
Presentation: Peggy Miller

: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: 4: Gone But Not Forgotten

by Mark Twain.
Adapted for television in seven episodes by C. E. Webber.


Author: Mark Twain
Adapted for television by: C.E. Webber
Music played and sung by: Peggy Seeger
Film cameraman: Bill Munn
Film editor: Alan Martin
Settings: Archie Clark
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Huckleberry Finn: Mike Strotheide
Tom Sawyer: Fred Smith
Aunt Polly: Betty Hardy
Mary: Lorna Henderson
Sid: Lindsay Scott-Patton
Judge Thatcher: Deering Wells
Mrs Harper: Gabrielle Hamilton
Joe Harper: Barry Canton
Becky Thatcher: Janina Faye
Minister: Ivor Salter
Billy Fisher: Malcolm Ranson
Jeff Thatcher: Mike Taylor
Amy Lawrence: Wendy Turner
Susan: Carla Challoner

: The National Youth Orchestra of Wales

(Leader, Jeffrey Lloyd)
Conductor, Clarence Raybould
Programme introduced by David Bevan.
The orchestra appears by arrangement with the Welsh Joint Education Committee


Musicians: The National Youth Orchestra of Wales
[Orchestra] leader: Jeffrey Lloyd
[Orchestra] conductor: Clarence Raybould
Presenter: David Bevan
Presented by: Mansel Thomas
Presented by: David J. Thomas

: Sunday Special: The Man with Christian Eyes

A story of Japan told by Archdeacon Stranks.


Storyteller: Archdeacon Stranks

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 18.15)

: Meeting Point: It's Happening Now: World Fellowship

Fifty years ago the first World Missionary Conference met in Edinburgh. Bishop Lesslie Newbigin talks about the growth of common action and meets the Secretary of that 1910 Conference, Dr. J. H. Oldham.
Film extracts by arrangement with the British and Foreign Bible Society, Gaumont British, and Religious Films, Ltd.
(BBC film)


Presenter: Bishop Lesslie Newbigin
Interviewee: Dr J. H. Oldham
Film cameraman: Ronald Shears
Film editor: Jim Tobin
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: The News

: My Word!

A panel game devised by Tony Shryane and Edward J. Mason.
E. Arnot Robertson and Frank Muir challenge Nancy Spain and Denis Norden.
Chairman, Jack Longland
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Devised by: Tony Shryane
Devised by: Edward J. Mason
Panellist: E. Arnot Robertson
Panellist: Frank Muir
Panellist: Nancy Spain
Panellist: Denis Norden
Chairman: Jack Longland
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Summer Theatre presents: The Devil's General

See panel and facing page

: The News

: Monitor Summer Film Festival

Edited and introduced by Huw Wheldon.

Benjamin Britten at Aldeburgh
At work at his home and at rehearsals of his opera 'Noye's Fludde'.

Putney Painters: Ruskin Spear and Carel Wright
Two painters who live and work in the same part of London but who make different worlds of it.


Editor/Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Subject (Benjamin Britten at Aldeburgh): Benjamin Britten
Director (Benjamin Britten at Aldeburgh): John Schlesinger
Painter (Putney Painters): Ruskin Spear
Painter (Putney Painters): Carel Weight
Director (Putney Painters): Peter Newington
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Programme presented by: David Jones

: The Soldier's Tale

(See panel and page 6)

A story with music by Igor Stravinsky
Libretto by C.F. Ramuz
English version by Michael Flanders and Kitty Black
The New Opera Company's production
Adapted and produced for television by Colin Graham
Directed by Charles R. Rogers
Orchestra conducted by Keith Darlington
(Leader, Youis Yffer)

At 10.5


Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Libretto: C.F. Ramuz
English version by: Michael Flanders
English version by: Kitty Black
Adapted by/Producer/Stage production designed by: Colin Graham
Director: Charles R. Rogers
Conductor: Keith Darlington
Leader: Youis Yffer
Choreography: Elizabeth West
Adapted for television by: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Narrator: Gordon Jackson
The Soldier: Job Stewart
The Devil: Roy Godfrey
The Princess: Hazel Merry

: The Epilogue: What Do you want?

A talk by the Rev. Ian Robins.


Presenter: The Rev. Ian Robins

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