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: High Mass

at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saint Simon Stock at Aylesford, Kent.
Sung by the Prior and Carmelite Friars with the St. Gabriel Singers.
Choirmaster, Father Wilfred Purney
Sermon, Father Malachy Lynch, o. carm.
The Mass introduced by Father Agnellus Andrew, o.f.m.


Singers: The St. Gabriel Singers
Choirmaster: Father Wilfred Purney
Sermon: Father Malachy Lynch
Presenter: Father Agnellus Andrew
Presented for television by: David Kennard

: Farming: Choosing a Dairy Bull for A.I.

and Weather for Farmers
The magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by John Harris.

John Harris (joint editor, Farmer and Stockbreeder) investigates the bull selection methods of the Milk Marketing Board, which operates twenty-three of the twenty-nine A.I. Centres in England and Wales. Among those taking part in the programme are W. R. Trehane, Joseph Edwards, Alan Robertson, and Ben Cooper.
Alastair Dunnett answers questions about the British Farm Produce Council.
Filmed by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
Produced by Hilary Phillips from the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: John Harris
Speaker: W. R. Trehane
Speaker: Joseph Edwards
Speaker: Alan Robertson
Speaker: Ben Cooper
Interviewee: Alastair Dunnett
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 ROBERT S. Evans
(This week's news reviewed)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)


Unknown: Robert S. Evans

: Nannau

Tra daw mdr i olchi traed Meirion, tra
Bo trwst dwfr yn Wnion; Arhosed heb ymryson
Y Nannau Fawr yn enw
Vaughan Ymweliad a'r plas enwog ger Dolgellau sydd wedi bod yn gartref i'r un teulu am dros naw canrif. gyda
Glyn O. Phillips
David Jenkins
Bob Owen
Y gerddoriaeth gan
Barti Dinas Mawddwy
Y cynhyrchu gan SELWYN RODERICK
(Recordiad y BBC)
(A visit to Nannau Hall)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)


Unknown: Vaughan Ymweliad
Unknown: Glyn O. Phillips
Unknown: David Jenkins
Unknown: Bob Owen
Unknown: Barti Dinas Mawddwy
Unknown: Selwyn Roderick

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko F.O.B. Detroit

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko
Bilko's attempt to lighten the G.I.s' load with a 'do-it-yourself' basic training kit has some surprising results.

2.0-2.25 Flashback: A film review of people and events in the West Region.


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 Guest star Dickie Henderson, Raymond, Sylvia Sands, Bobby Shipman, Carole Hickey, Diana Noble, Hugh Lloyd.


Musicians: Malcolm Mitchell with his Trio
Organist: Arthur Jones
Guest star: Dickie Henderson
Performer: Raymond
Singer: Sylvia Sands
Performer: Bobby Shipman
Performer: Carole Hickey
Performer: Diana Noble
Performer: Hugh Lloyd
Designer: Barry Newbery
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: I Remember Mama

[Starring] Irene Dunne with Barbara Bel Geddes, Oscar Homolka, Sir Cedric Hardwicke
This domestic comedy tells the story of Norwegian emigrants who settled in San Francisco some fifty years ago. It is a simple but moving story of family life as remembered by a girl who grew up in the New World.


Mama: Irene Dunne
Katrin: Barbara Bel Geddes
Uncle Chris: Oscar Homolka
Papa: Philip Dorn
Mr Hyde: Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Mr Thork Elson: Edgar Bergen
Dr Johnson: Rudy Vallee
Jesse Brown: Barbara O'Neil

: Tales of the Riverbank

A film series about the animals who live along the banks of a Canadian river.
Roderick tells Hammy about the night when the moon came down to bathe in the river.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


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

: Sheep's Clothing: Part 2

An adventure story in four parts by A. R. Rawlinson.


Writer: A. R. Rawlinson
Film cameraman: Bill Munn
Film editor: Keith Latham
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: David Goddard
Derek Orr: Leonard Cracknell
Petra Carew: Katy Wild
Bleeker: John Dunbar
Gordon: Anthony Bryant
Stumpy: Denise Coffey
Susan: Suzanne Gibbs
Dan: Andrew Irvine
Mr Hoffenden: Carl Bernard
Eulalie Svensen: Vivien Lacey
Morgan: Jack Rodney
Landlord: Ian Ainsley
First man: Peter Diamond
Second man: Bill Matthews

: The People of Paradise: 6: Royal Tonga

David Attenborough continues his story of The People of Paradise and of his journey through the South-West Pacific.
In the last programme of the series he shows one of the most ancient and sacred ceremonies of Tonga in which the Queen herself takes part, and which few Europeans have been permitted to see before.


Presenter/producer: David Attenborough
Film cameraman: Geoffrey Milligan
Film editor: Robert Walter
Studio presentation: Brian Branston

: Sunday Special: Let's go and see the Viking Cathedral

Murdoch McPherson shows you interesting things in the most northerly Cathedral in the British Isles - St. Magnus, Kirkwall, Orkney.
Produced by the Rev. Ronald Falconer from the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Presenter: Murdoch McPherson
Producer: The Rev. Ronald Falconer

: Nesau at Dduw

Trugareddau Maith
Myfyrdod ar y Cynhaeaf dan arweiniad y Parch. Glyn Parry-Jones
Recordiwyd yr emynau gan Gantorion Cymreig y BBC, Arweinydd, Arwel Hughes
Y cynhyrchu gan Ifor Rees
(A meditation, in Welsh, on the Harvest)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)
(to 18.45)


Unknown: Trugareddau Maith
Unknown: Glyn Parry-Jones
Unknown: Gantorion Cymreig
Unknown: Arwel Hughes

: Meeting Point: Operation Auca

In 1956 five American missionaries, using modern methods of communication, tried to make contact with a tribe of Auca Indians, feared for their savagery.
Tom Fleming reconstructs the dramatic story of this operation with film and photographs taken by the men.
(Acknowledgments are gratefully made to the Missionary Aviation Fellowship)


Presenter: Tom Fleming
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: The News

: Showtime

In the first of the new series, David Nixon introduces stars from some of the current West End musical successes:
Anne Rogers from 'My Fair Lady' at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Georgia Brown from 'Oliver' at the New Theatre
Miriam Karlin and Bryan Pringle from 'Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be' at the Garrick Theatre
Roberta D'esti and Don McKay from 'West Side Story' at Her Majesty's Theatre
Hiram Sherman, Graham Stark, Carole Shelley, Edward Woodward, Barbara Evans, Stella Claire, Judy Bruce, Jean Rayner, Craig Hunter, George Baron from 'The Art of Living' at the Criterion Theatre
Dorothy Wayne, The Showtime Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers


Presenter/Script: David Nixon
Performer: Anne Rogers
Performer: Georgia Brown
Performer: Miriam Karlin
Performer: Bryan Pringle
Performer: Roberta D'esti
Performer: Don McKay
Performer: Hiram Sherman
Performer: Graham Stark
Performer: Carole Shelley
Performer: Edward Woodward
Performer: Barbara Evans
Performer: Stella Claire
Performer: Judy Bruce
Performer: Jean Rayner
Performer: Craig Hunter
Performer: George Baron
Singer: Dorothy Wayne
Dancers: The Showtime Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra leader: David McCallum
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Dance direction: Denny Bettis
Settings: Tony Abbott
Script: David Climie
Script: David Whitaker
Producer: Graeme Muir

: What's My Line?

Chairman, Eamonn Andrews
Panel: Isobel Barnett, Gilbert Harding, Dawn Addams, Cyril Fletcher and a mystery guest celebrity.
Televised by arrangement with CBS and Maurice Winnick


Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: Dawn Addams
Panellist: Cyril Fletcher
Research: Julia Cave
Director: Richard Evans
Producer: John Warrington
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman

: A Walk in the Desert

A new play by John Whiting.
The action takes place on a winter Sunday evening in a house in a provincial town in England.
The first of a new series of plays specially written for television.


Writer: John Whiting
Producer: Naomi Capon
Music composed by: Bert Weedon
Designer: Roy Oxley
Peter: Kenneth Haigh
Laura Sharpe: Joyce Heron
Charles Sharpe: Laurence Hardy
Tony: Nigel Stock
Shirley: Tracey Lloyd

: The News

: Monitor

A magazine of the arts.
Tonight's edition includes:

Shelagh Delaney's Salford
The twenty-one year old author of "A Taste of Honey" and "The Lion in Love" looks at the town where she was brought up and where the action of both her plays takes place.

Themes and Variations
'To compare a great copy with a great original is to attend a conversation between great artists' with Michael Ayrton.

Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.


Presenter (Shelagh Delaney's Salford): Shelagh Delaney
Director (Shelagh Delaney's Salford): Ken Russell
Item presenter (Themes and Variations): Michael Ayrton
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Presenter/Editor: Huw Wheldon

: Gerald Moore

Gerald Moore introduces and accompanies Teresa Berganza, the Spanish mezzo-soprano who sings Falla's Seven Spanish Popular Songs.


Pianist/presenter: Gerald Moore
Mezzo-soprano: Teresa Berganza
Presented by: Walter Todds

: The Epilogue: Ears to Hear

A talk by the Rev. Dr. Gwilym ap Robert.


Presenter: The Rev. Dr. Gwilym ap Robert

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