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: Old People's Service

from St. Martin's, Birmingham Parish Church.
Conducted by the Rector, Canon Bryan Green.
Five years ago this service, organised by the Birmingham Council for Old People, first took place. Now it is a widely-attended annual event.
(to 12.00)


Conductor: Canon Bryan Green

: Farming

and Weather for Farmers
Introduced by John Cherrington.

The Dairy Show
Arthur Court, a livestock exhibitor, describes the dairy show from behind the scenes.

Sheep Breeders' Meeting
John Cherrington reports on the National Sheep Breeders Association's Exhibition at Gloucester and visits the farms of Ivor Morris of Tetbury, and Wing Commander R. G. Grant Ferris, M.P., Rodmarton.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter/reporter (Sheep Breeders' Meeting): John Cherrington
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o ffllmiau 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, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Robert S. Evans

: Croeso

gan Osian Ellis
Heather Harper, Kenneth Bowen
Cor Meibion Treorci
Cor-feistr, John Davies ac 1 chwithau
Gyda rhan o
Gerddorfa Gymreig y BBC dan arweiniad Arwel Hughes
Golygydd cerdd, Alwyn Jones Cynllunydd, David Butcher Y telediad yng ngofal Jack Williams
Osian Ellis welcomes you to a programme of music from Wales.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Osian Ellis
Unknown: Heather Harper
Unknown: Kenneth Bowen
Unknown: John Davies
Unknown: David Butcher
Unknown: Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Jack Williams
Presenter/harpist: Osian Ellis

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko Boycott

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Film Matinee presents: Till the End of Time

A romantic drama.
[Starring] Robert Mitchum

The story of three Marines, each with his own dream of a return to civilian life, who find that when the day finally comes, their homecoming is not what they imagined, their battles are not all over.


Director: Edward Dmytryk
Pat Ruscomb: Dorothy McGuire
Cliff Harper: Guy Madison
William Tabeshaw: Robert Mitchum
Perry Kincheloe: Bill Williams
C.W. Harper: Tom Tully
Helen Ingersoll: Jean Porter
Tommy: Johnny Sands
Pinky: Loren Tindall
Amy Harper: Ruth Nelson
Mrs Kincheloe: Selena Royle
Scuffy: Harry von Zell

: 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

: Lenny's Den

With Lenny the Lion and Terry Hall, Pauline Knight, Ronnie Raymond.


Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Performer: Pauline Knight
Performer: Ronnie Raymond

: Paul of Tarsus: Part 3: Simon Peter

A cycle of ten plays.
Written and produced by Joy Harington.

In Jerusalem there have been no more persecutions since Saul left the city, and Simon Peter and those disciples that remain have begun to meet again in the upper room.
Walter Fitzgerald is in 'The Amorous Prawn' at the Saville Theatre; Philip Latham in 'The Gazebo' at the Savoy Theatre; and Richard Leech in 'A Man for all Seasons' at the Globe Theatre, London.


Writer/producer: Joy Harington
Music composed and directed by: Christopher Whelen
Designer: Richard Henry
Film cameraman: John A. S. Turner
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Luke the story-teller: Philip Latham
Mark: David Spenser
Simon Peter: Walter Fitzgerald
James of Nazareth: Richard Leech
Barnabas: Kenneth MacKintosh
Saul: Patrick Troughton
Saul's Companions: Julian Sherrier
Saul's Companions: William Treacher
Saul's Companions: Kim Grant
Saul's Companions: John Flint
Simon the tanner: Charles Wade
Roman Soldier: Giles Phibbs
Cornelius: John Westbrook
James Zebedee: John Graham
John Zebedee: Stuart Hutchison

: Robinson

A film from France with Jacky and Hermine Inspired by the story of 'Robinson Crusoe,' Jacky and Hermine set sail with a dog, a monkey, and a parrot to find a desert island.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
English version by: Peggy Miller

: Sunday Special: Can You Answer This?

Vera McKechnie invites you to a Sunday quiz.


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Presented by: Oliver Hunkin

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 18.15)

: Meeting Point: Born To Be...?

Robert Kee introduces Ruth Pitter, John Tinsley, Allan Wicks who challenge the romantic Christmas card picture of Jesus.


Presenter: Robert Kee
Speaker: Ruth Pitter
Speaker: John Tinsley
Speaker: Allan Wicks
Producer: Peter Hamilton

: The News

: Showtime

Introduced by David Nixon.
Starring this week: Alfred Drake, Monsewer Eddie Gray assisted by Danny Gray,
The Gaunt Brothers, Denny Bettis, The Showtime Dancers and The George Mitchell Singers.
Eddie Gray appears by arrangement with Jack Hylton


Presenter/script: David Nixon
Script: David Climie
Script: David Whitaker
Producer: Graeme Muir
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
[Orchestra] directed by: Eric Robinson
Dance direction: Douglas Squires
Settings: Cephas Howard
Producer: Graeme Muir
Singer: Alfred Drake
Juggler: Monsewer Eddie Gray
Juggler: Danny Gray
Singers: The Gaunt Brothers
Dancer: Denny Bettis
Dancers: The Showtime Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers

: What's My Line?

Chairman, Eamonn Andrews
Panel: Isobel Barnett, Gilbert Harding, Barbara Kelly, 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: Barbara Kelly
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: Looking for Garrow

by Elaine Morgan.
[Starring] Margaret Johnston with McDonald Hobley
Clarissa, American business woman, comes to England seeking one J.S. Garrow - author of an alarmingly frank new novel. But it looks as though her teenage daughter has already found Garrow - and he is franker and more alarming than his book!


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Producer: Terence Dudley
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Music played by: The Ron Grainer Sextet
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Clarissa: Margaret Johnston
Al Steen: Donald Stewart
Hotel Receptionist: Dorothy De Gamage
First bearded man: Neville McGrah
Second bearded man: Endre Muller
Miss Holroyd: Olive Milbourne
Janice: Nina Marriott
Spike: Jack Smethurst
Matthew (Lord Ravensbourne): McDonald Hobley
Hilda: Armine Sandford

: Face to Face

Lord Reith and John Freeman
'The writer is Reith who used to be in the BBC and regrets he ever left it'. (A note to Bernard Shaw, 1947)
'I do not welcome crises; but admit to welcoming the opportunities crises bring'. ('Into the Wind')
'I still believe there is some great work for me to do in the world'. (Lord Reith's diary note entered in October, 1922, a few days before applying for the General Manager-ship of the British Broadcasting Company)
'I am a tradesman fitter. No one can talk down to me about hours or conditions of labour.' ('Into the Wind')
'Do you accept the fundamental teachings of Jesus Christ?'


Interviewee: Lord Reith
Interviewer: John Freeman
Drawings: Feliks Topolski
Producer: Hugh Burnett

Blog posts that mention this programme:

That Was the Year That Was - The Answers 7 January 2017
The Sunday Post: Reith - the BBC Legacy 23 October 2016

: The News

: Celebrity Recital

Claudio Arrau plays Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. Ill.


Pianist: Claudio Arrau
Presented by: Arthur Langford

: The Epilogue: What Are Saints?

A talk by The Bishop of Ripon.


Presenter: The Bishop of Ripon [name uncredited]

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