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: The Vine and the Branches

A Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Jubilee of the World Missionary Conference held last Sunday in St. Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh and attended by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
Those taking part:
The Rev. Dr. C.G. Baela, the Rev. Dr. W.A. Visser't Hooft, the Rev Dr. Franklin Clark Fry, the Assistant Bishop of Lahore, the Dean of the Thistle and Chapel Royal in Scotland, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.


Speaker: The Rev. Dr. C.G. Baela
Speaker: The Rev. Dr. W.A. Visser't Hooft
Speaker: The Rev Dr. Franklin Clark Fry
Organist and Master of the Choristers: Herrick Bunney
Descriptive commentary: Rev. Ian Pitt-Watson
Television presentation: Ronald Falconer

: Weather for farmers and Farming

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

N.F.U. Subscriptions
Harold Woolley, President of the National Farmers' Union of England and Wales, answers questions from J.M. MacLean and Gwilym Rees about the decision of the Union to double subscription rates.

John Harris interviews W.T. Price, Principal of Harper Adams Agricultural College, about his farming philosophy.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: John Cherrington
Interviewee (N.F.U. Subscriptions): Harold Woolley
Interviewer (N.F.U. Subscriptions): J.M. MacLean
Interviewer (N.F.U. Subscriptions): Gwilym Rees
Interviewer (Portrait): John Harris
Interviewee (Portrait): W. T. Price
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)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Robert S. Evans

: Plas Gregynog

YmweJiad a'r plasdy enwog ym mro Maldwyn a ddaeth yn rhodd yn ddiweddar i'r Brifysgol drwy haelioni Miss Margaret S. Davies
Yno i'ch croesawu fydd
Thomas W. Hughes
Megan Ellis
John Hugh Jones
Charles Clements
(organydd) a Chantorion Gregynog
Y cyflwyno gan Ifan O. Williams
Y telediad yng ngofal
(Gregynog Hall: a visit to the famous hall in Montgomeryshire)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Miss Margaret S. Davies
Unknown: Thomas W. Hughes
Unknown: Megan Ellis
Unknown: John Hugh Jones
Unknown: Charles Clements

: The Phil Silvers Show: The Colonel's Promotion

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 The Gibson Girls, Sheila Williams, Gino Firenze, Diana Noble, Hugh Lloyd.


Musicians: Malcolm Mitchell with his Trio
Organist: Arthur Jones
Performers: The Gibson Girls
Performer: Sheila Williams
Performer: Gino Firenze
Performer: Diana Noble
Performer: Hugh Lloyd
Additional script: Ken Hoare
Additional script: Hugh Woodhouse
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: The Enchanted Cottage

[Starring] Dorothy McGuire, Herbert Marshall, Robert Young in the film The Enchanted Cottage
Oliver Bradford returns from the war disfigured and embittered. He rents a New England cottage to get away from everyone. He meets Laura there, and the cottage begins to weave a spell of enchantment round them.


Oliver Bradford: Robert Young
Beatrice Alexander: Hilary Brooks
Abigail Minnett: Mildred Nutwick
Laura Pennington: Dorothy McGuire
John Hillgrove: Herbert Marshall
Mrs Price: Spring Byington
Mr Price: Richard Gaines

: Country Questions

Will working horses be entirely replaced by machines? What causes potato blight?
How fast do rabbits breed?
These are among the questions to be discussed by Alan Connell, Ralph Wightman and Charles Coles who is in the Chair.


Panellist: Alan Connell
Panellist: Ralph Wightman
Chairman: Charles Coles
Presented by: Paul Bonner
Editor: Bill Coysh

: Tales of the Riverbank

Roderick the Rat and the Hamster give a party, at which the Guinea Pig arrives in a most unexpected fashion.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
(A film series)


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: 5: Noble Tom

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


Author: Mark Twain
Adapter: 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
Joe Harper: Barry Canton
Tom Sawyer: Fred Smith
Minister: Ivor Salter
Mr Walters: Eric Dodson
Mr Dobbin: Anthony Jacobs
Mrs Harper: Gabrielle Hamilton
Aunt Polly: Betty Hardy
Mary: Lorna Henderson
Sid: Lindsay Scott-Patton
Judge Thatcher: Deering Wells
Becky Thatcher: Janina Faye
Jeff Thatcher: Mike Taylor
Amy Lawrence: Wendy Turner
Susan: Carla Challoner
Billy Fisher: Malcolm Ranson
Bob Tanner: John Evans
Johnny Miller: Peter Chenault
Jim Holles: Michael Phillips
Johnny Baker: Stanley Little
Joe Hutchens: Freddie Eldrett
Alfred Temple: Roger Shepherd

: The People of Paradise: The Firewalkers of Fiji

David Attenborough continues his story of the People of Paradise and of his journey through the South-West Pacific.


Presenter/Producer: David Attenborough
Film Cameraman: Geoffrey Mulligan
Film Editor: Robert Walter
Studio Presentation: Brian Branston

: Sunday Special

Gwen Watford re-tells the story of Samuel and Eli and of the voice they heard.


Storyteller: Gwen Watford
Production: Victor Menzies

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 18.15)

: Meeting Point: It's Happening Now: The Building of Guildford Cathedral

The first Anglican Cathedral to be built on a new foundation in the south of England for 500 years is to be consecrated at Whitsuntide 1961.
Franklin Engelmann with Sir Edward Maufe, R.A., Eleanora Iredale, O.B.E. and others connected with the building, tell the story of this achievement.
Written and produced by John Elphinstone-Fyffe.
Newsreel extracts by courtesy of Gaumont-British


Storyteller: Franklin Engelmann
Storyteller: Sir Edward Maufe
Storyteller: Eleanora Iredale
Photographed by: Sidney Samuelson
Photographed by: Bryan Langley
Photographed by: Leslie Appleton
Photographed by: Hugh Tosh
Photographed by: Charles Beddous
Film editor: Jack Ellitt
Writer/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 Liberators

by Iain MacCormick.
The action takes place in Italy, 1945.


Writer: Iain MacCormick
Director: Peter Hammond
Producer: Harold Clayton
Designer: Lionel Radford
Lucia: Suzanne Gibbs
Papa Valbella: Peter Illing
Mama Valbella: Eileen Way
Anna: Catherine Feller
Sgt Kutsky: Michael C. Manne
Captain Coombe: John Brandon
Major Kent: Alex Scott
Corporal Little: Geoffrey Bayldon
The Old Man: Erik Chitty
The Padre: John Welsh
Seppi: Jack Rodney
Vincenzo: Laurence Payne
Pietro: Bunny May

: The News

: Appeal

on behalf of the National Association for the Paralysed by Patrick Stewart, Vice-Chairman.
Contributions (preferably by crossed Postal Order or Cheque) will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]


Presenter: Patrick Stewart

: Monitor Summer Film Festival

A selection from the first three years of 'Monitor'.
Edited and introduced by Huw Wheldon.

Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde
A study of two Scots painters who live, work, and exhibit their paintings together.

Carl Ebert at Glyndebourne
One of the world's leading opera producers filmed at work during his last summer as Artistic Director at Glyndebourne.


Editor/Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Subject (Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde): Robert Colquhoun
Subject (Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde): Robert MacBryde
Director (Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde): Ken Russell
Subject (Carl Ebert at Glyndebourne): Carl Ebert
Director (Carl Ebert at Glyndebourne): Humphrey Burton
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Programme presented by: David Jones

: Music with Max

Max Jaffa invites you to Scarborough to meet The Spa Orchestra, Jean Grayston,
The Falsgrave Girls Choir
Conductor, Miriam Dowson
Ronnie Curran and Sheila O'Neill
and, of course:
The Trio: Max Jaffa (violin), Reginald Kilbey (cello), Jack Byfield (piano)


Presenter/violinist: Max Jaffa
Musicians: The Spa Orchestra
Singer: Jean Grayston
Singers: The Falsgrave Girls Choir
[Choir] conductor: Miriam Dowson
Dancer: Ronnie Curran
Dancer: Sheila O'Neill
Cellist: Reginald Kilbey
Pianist: Jack Byfield
Producer: Christian Simpson

: The Epilogue: The Everlasting Arms

Dr. Leslie Weatherhead


Presenter: Dr. Leslie Weatherhead

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