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: Seeing and Believing

Meditations on a Christian theme
The Rev. Charles Davey talks about starting to be a saint.
Assisted by Catherine Fletcher and Charles King with members of the BBC Choral Society.


Presenter: The Rev. Charles Davey
Assisted by: Catherine Fletcher
Assisted by: Charles King
Singers: Members of the BBC Choral Society
[Singers] conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Farming: Sugar Beet

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

A survey of its cultivation, with visits to the farms of John Young, Ringstead. Norfolk, and G. E. Duke, Ickleton, Cambridge. Dr. Raymond Hull of Rothamsted talks about virus Yellows and Rupert Taylor of the British Sugar Corporation describes work at the factory.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter: Dr. Raymond Hull
Item presenter: Rupert Taylor
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, Crystal Palace)

: Croeso

gan Osian Ellis
Gerald Davies
Beti Jones , Robert Harry
Boneddigion y Gan
COr-feistr, Richard Williams ac i chwithau
Gyda rhan o
Gerddorfa Gymrcig y BBC
Dan arweiniad Arwel Hughes
Golyg-ydd cerdd, Alwyn Jones
Cynllunydd, David Butcher
Y cyfarwyddo gan Jack Williams
Recordiad y BBC
Osian Ellis welcomes you to a programme of music from Wales.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Presenter/harpist: Osian Ellis

: The Phil Silvers Show: Doberman, Missing Heir

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Film Matinee presents: Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House

A comedy film.
[Starring] Cary Grant, Myrna Loy

After years in a cramped New York apartment the Blandings family move out to lead an ideal life in their new home in the quiet countryside. But things do not turn out quite as they had planned.....


Jim Blandings: Cary Grant
Muriel Blandings: Myrna Loy

: World of Make-Believe

A film devised and produced by Mihaly Vasas.


Deviser/producer: Mihaly Vasas
Narration: John Glen

: The Glory That Was Greece: 2: The Age of Victory

Sir Compton Mackenzie in a series of three programmes again reflects on The Age of Victory.
First shown last year


Presenter: Sir Compton MacKenzie
Film script and production: Stephen Hearst
Photography: Charles de Jaeger
Film edited by: Harry Hastings

: Sooty: An Espresso Bar

Sooty opens An Espresso Bar assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
Produced by Trevor Hill in the North of England studio


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Paul of Tarsus: Part 4: Herod the King

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

Just when the news of Jesus the Messiah is beginning to spread throughout Asia a great famine strikes the lands of the East.


Writer/producer: Joy Harington
Luke, the story-teller: Philip Latham
King Herod: Hilton Edwards
Priest: John Gabriel
Berenice: Lesley Nunnerley
Blastus: Norris Stayton
Prince Agrippa: Neville Jason
Rhoda: Judith Gibson
Simon Peter: Walter Fitzgerald
John Zebedee: Stuart Hutchison
Soldier: John Caesar
James Zebedee: John Graham
James of Nazareth: Richard Leech
Mary, mother of Mark: Margot van Der Burgh
Barnabas: Kenneth MacKintosh
Mark: David Spenser
Titus: Nigel Sharpe
Silas: David Ritch
Symeon: Earl Cameron
Saul: Patrick Troughton

: The Island of Birds

A film from France with Jacky and Hermine.
Exploring the old wrecks along the shore, Hermine and Jacky discover what might be a smugglers' hide-out. Jacky's curiosity begins to get the better of him.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
English version by: Peggy Miller

: Sunday Special: Youth Club Roundabout

Eric Blennerhassett introduces a group from the Questors, the Youth Club of Beckminster Methodist Church, Wolverhampton.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Eric Blennerhassett
Director: Geoffrey Meredith

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 18.15)

: Meeting Point: A Cross on the Map

A Cambridge anthropologist, Dr. Reo Fortune examines the parish life of Queen Square and district London, W.C.I.


Presenter: Dr. Reo Fortune
Film cameraman: Hugh Wilson
Sound recordist: Maurice Everitt
Film editor: Robert Walter
Production: Victor Menzies

: The News

: Showtime

Introduced by David Nixon.
Written by David Climie, David Whitaker and David Nixon.
Starring this week Jimmy James with Dick Carlton and Bretton Woods, Carmen McRae, Nina and Frederik, The Malcolm Mitchell Quintet, 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: Sheila Delaney
Settings: Stanley Dorfman
Comedian: Jimmy James
Performer: Dick Carlton
Performer: Bretton Woods
Singer: Carmen McRae
Singers: Nina and Frederik
Musicians: The Malcolm Mitchell Quintet
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

: Ice Cocktail

A light-hearted mixture.
Skating and music, a dash of comedy, and a measure of song.
Starring Jacqueline du Bief, World and Olympic Skating Champion
and Sally Ross, Don and Gloria Graham, Jan Tors, Josie Cordrey, Judy Moxon, Iris Villiers, Reginald Swinney and his Orchestra.
An Outside Broadcast recorded at the Queens Ice Skating Club, London


Devised and produced by: Gerald Palmer
Skater: Jacqueline du Bief
Skater: Sally Ross
Performer: Don Graham
Performer: Gloria Graham
Comedian: Jan Tors
Skater: Josie Cordrey
Juggler: Judy Moxon
Singer: Iris Villiers
Musicians: Reginald Swinney and his Orchestra
Television presentation: John Vernon

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.

Tonight's programme includes:

Man in a Landscape
The art of Sidney Nolan, Australian painter.

Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.


Painter (Man in a Landscape): Sidney Nolan
Director: Peter Newington
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas.
Associate producer: Humphrey Burton
Presenter/editor: Huw Wheldon

: The News

: The Sunday-Night Play presents: A Subject of Scandal and Concern

by John Osborne.
[Starring] Richard Burton
with George Devine, Rachel Roberts, William Devlin

The action of the story takes place in Cheltenham and Gloucester in the year 1842.
This is the story of a rebel, one who faced and accepted imprisonment for his beliefs and for the right to express them.
The seventh in a series of new plays written specially for television.


Writer: John Osborne
Producer: Tony Richardson
Designer: Tony Abbott
The Narrator: John Freeman
George Holyoake: Richard Burton
Mrs Holyoake: Rachel Roberts
Chairman: George Howe
Maitland: Colin Douglas
Mrs Holyoake's sister: Hope Jackman
Brother-in-law: Hamish Roughead
Mr Bubb: Donald Eccles
Chairman of the Magistrates: Willoughby Goddard
Captain Lefroy: David C. Browning
Mr Pinching: John Ruddock
Captain Mason: Ian Ainsley
Mr. Cooper.: Robert Cawdron
Mr Jones: Charles Carson
Jailer: John Dearth
Clerk to the Assizes: William Devlin
Mr Justice Erskine: George Devine
Mr Alexander: Nicholas Meredith
Mr Bartram: Nigel Davenport
Chaplain: Andrew Keir

: The Epilogue: Hands

The Rev. Michael Meech
From the BBC's West Region studio


Presenter: The Rev. Michael Meech

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