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: General Assembly Service of Thanksgiving

in the High Kirk of Edinburgh (St. Giles' Cathedral) attended by Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, relayed on all transmitters for Scots who were unable to see the broadcast of October 11.
Preacher, The Rt. Rev. J. H. S. Burleigh, D.D., Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
(to 11.00)


Preacher: The Rt. Rev. J. H. S. Burleigh
Television presentation: Ronald Falconer

: Farming and Weather for Farmers

Introduced by John Cherrington.
Mrs. E. Firbank, of Dyffryn Mymbyr, Capel Curig, North Wales, and Miss N. Gregory, Dunthrop, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, talk about their farming.
From the BBC's Midland studio


Presenter: John Cherrington
Interviewee: Mrs. E. Firbank
Interviewee: Miss N. Gregory
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: O Sul I Sul

Y telediad yng ngofal Robert S. Evans
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)

: Ymryson Y Beirdd

Sir Aberteifi y tim a enillodd y gystadleuaetb eleni yn yr Ymryson i Siroedd Cymru yn erbyn
Tim Siroedd Cymru
Cyflwynir y rhaglen gan W. D. Williams
Beirniad. Meuryn
Y telcdiad yng ngofal Ifan O. Williams
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Sharpshooter

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Film Matinee presents: The Boy with the Green Hair

[Starring] Dean Stockwell

A delightful fantasy about an orphan boy whose strange experiences, he finds, have a purpose and an unexpected significance.


Director: Joseph Losey
Peter Fry: Dean Stockwell

: I Want to Go to School

A documentary film.
'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. It is directed by John Krish and produced by Leon Clore and Karel Reisz.
Last shown in April


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

: Bookstand

A kaleidoscope from the world of books with Dick Taverne.


Presenter: Dick Taverne
Script associate: Dennis Potter
Studio designer: Natasha Kroll
Dramatic sequences directed by: John McGrath
Director: Christopher Burstall
Producer: Stephen Hearst

: The Two Clowns

A Yugoslav cartoon film.
When they discover a keen animal-lover, the two clowns think that they have found a source of free meals, but things don't turn out as they expect.

: Paul of Tarsus: Part 1: The Feast of Pentecost

A cycle of ten plays telling the story of the Acts of Christ's Apostles.
Written and produced by Joy Harington.
Choral music sung by a section of the Ambrosian Singers and the Highgate School Choir

The story begins in Jerusalem seven weeks after the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth.


Writer/producer: Joy Harington
Music composed and directed by: Christopher Whelen
Singers: [a section of] The Ambrosian Singers
Singers: The Highgate School Choir
Director of Music: Edward Chapman
Designer: Richard Henry
Film cameraman: John A. S. Turner
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Associate producer: Dorothea Brooking
Luke, the story-teller: Philip Latham
Mark: David Spenser
Simon Peter: Walter Fitzgerald
James Zebedee: John Graham
John Zebedee: Stuart Hutchison
Mary Mother of Mark: Margot van Der Burgh
Gamaliel: Anthony Jacobs
Beggar: George Tovey
Saul: Patrick Troughton
Barnabas: Kenneth MacKintosh
Saul's Companion: Julian Sherrier
Rhoda: Judith Gibson
The High Priest: Mark Dignam
Commander of the Temple: David Dodimead
Elder: Anthony Sharp
Other parts played by: Owen Berry
Other parts played by: Dorothy Black
Other parts played by: John Caesar
Other parts played by: John Falconer
Other parts played by: Robert Gillespie
Other parts played by: Leslie Glazer
Other parts played by: Gawn Grainger
Other parts played by: John Herrington
Other parts played by: Gertan Klauber
Other parts played by: John Woodnutt

: Master Diver

Johnny Morris learns a new trade and becomes a qualified diver using compressed air, oxygen, and standard diving apparatus.
Filmed in the Isles of Scilly
First shown in June


Narration: Johnny Morris
Film editor: Paul Khan
Diving adviser: Captain T. A. Hampton
Producer: Tony Soper

: Sunday Special: Craftsmen and Artists

Elaine Strutt invites you to meet a scribe.


Presenter: Elaine Strutt
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 18.15)

: Meeting Point: This is My Story: The Bishop of Birmingham

When, in 1942, Singapore was captured by the Japanese, the Rt. Rev. John Leonard Wilson, then Bishop of Singapore, before long found himself in trouble with them. Suspected of being a spy he was imprisoned and tortured by the Secret Police. This evening he looks back on these experiences in a programme illustrated by extracts from the film Singapore Story.
Introduced by William Purcell.
From the BBC's Midland studio
Film extracts used by permission of Religious Films Limited


Speaker: The Rt. Rev. John Leonard Wilson
Presenter: William Purcell
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: The News

: Showtime

Introduced by David Nixon.
Written by David Climie, David Whitaker and David Nixon.Starring this week: Joan Regan, Michael Bentine, Nickey ReDavid, Dorothy Wayne,
The Showtime Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.


Presenter/writer: David Nixon
Writer: David Climie
Writer: David Whitaker
Producer: Graeme Muir
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
[Orchestra] directed by: Eric Robinson
Dance direction: Douglas Squires
Settings: Tony Abbott
Singer: Joan Regan
Comedian: Michael Bentine
Performer: Nickey ReDavid
Singer: Dorothy Wayne
Dancers: The Showtime Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers

: 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

: The Sunday-Night Play presenting: Pay Day

by Roderick Barry.
from an idea by Sarah Erulkar.
[Starring] Barry Foster, Zena Walker, Frank Atkinson and introducing Anthony Booth
'He threw his shovel at the Manager and knocked out a pit prop. That brought the roof down and that squashed him. He killed himself, dad did'.
'It runs in the family, don't it?'
Variations on 'Pay Day' theme by Radiophonic Workshop


Writer: Roderick Barry
From an idea by: Sarah Erulkar
Designer: Paul Bernard
Producer: Stuart Burge
John: Anthony Booth
Mrs Iredale: Jane Eccles
Albert: Frank Atkinson
Matt: Barry Foster
Lorenzo: John Barrard
Anne: Zena Walker
Cyril: John Colin
Bill: Christopher Hodge
Herbert: Joby Blanshard
Sid: Eric Thompson
Willie: Christopher Burgess
Salvation Army Girl: Judith Gibson
Harry: Jack Howarth
Jimmy: Beckett Bould
Italian miner: George Eugeniou
Mr Somerville: Hamlyn Benson

: The News

: Appeal

on behalf of the British Sailors' Society by Russ Conway.
Contributions (preferably by crossed postal order or cheque) will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]


Presenter: Russ Conway

: The Telephone

A comic opera.
With Stephanie Voss as Lucy and Bill Newman as Ben
Goldsbrough Orchestra
Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted by Charles Mackerras
Ben visits his girl-friend Lucy to propose to her, but finds she is otherwise engaged.


Words and music: Gian-Carlo Menotti
Musicians: Goldsbrough Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
[Orchestra] conducted by: Charles Mackerras
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Walter Todds
Lucy: Stephanie Voss
Ben: Bill Newman

: The Epilogue

A talk by the Rev. John Jackson.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: The Rev. John Jackson

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