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: Seeing and Believing: Beyond the Beach

Meditations on a Christian theme
The Rev. R. E. Cooper talks about Beyond the Beach.
Assisted by Boys of Eltham College
BBC recording


Presenter: Rev. R. E. Cooper
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Farming: Quiz: West v. Midlands

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

Question-master, Roger Massey
West: David Butler, John Cherrington, Ralph Wightman
Midlands: Edward Moult, Peter Smith, Frank Taylor
From the BBC's West of England television studio
BBC recording


Question-Master: Roger Massey
Panellist (West): David Butler
Panellist (West): John Cherrington
Panellist (West): Ralph Wightman
Panellist (Midlands): Edward Moult
Panellist (Midlands): Peter Smith
Panellist (Midlands): Frank Taylor
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o ffilmiau newyddion yn dangos peth o weithgarwch Cymru a'r Cymry yn ystod yr wythnos
T telediad yng ngofal Robert S. Evans
This week's news reviewed.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Croeso

gan Osian Ellis i Rhydderch Davies ,
Beryl Watts, Stuart Burrows
Cantorion Shelley ac i chwithau
Gyda rhan o GerdMorfa Gymreig y BBC
Dan arweiniad Arwel Hughes
Golygydd cerdd. Alwyn Jones Cynllunydd, David Butcher
Y cyfarwyddo gan Jack Williams
Dartleda Rhydderch Davies trwy ganiatad Gweinyddwr Gwmni Opera Brenhinol Covenl Garden
Osian Ellis welcomes you to a programme of music from Wales.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Rhydderch Davies
Unknown: Beryl Watts
Unknown: Stuart Burrows
Unknown: Cantorion Shelley
Unknown: Jack Williams
Unknown: Dartleda Rhydderch Davies
Presenter/harpist: Osian Ellis

: International Football: Hungary v. Poland

See foot of page

Direct from Budapest

The second half of this afternoon's international match from the Nepstadion, Budapest
Presented by the Hungarian Television Service


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Film Matinee presents: They Knew What They Wanted

[Starring] Charles Laughton, Carole Lombard
with William Gargan

Three people who know what they want from life find that in trying to get it they risk their chance to be happy.


Director: Garson Kanin
Tony Patucci: Charles Laughton
Amy Peters: Carole Lombard
Joe: William Gargan

: Bookstand

with Dick Taverne.


Presenter: Dick Taverne
Script associate: Dennis Potter
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.
BBC recording


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

: Paul of Tarsus: Part 5: From Saul to Paul

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

(Philip Latham is appearing in "The Gazebo" at the Savoy Theatre; Norman Pitt in "Platonov" at the Royal Court 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
Sergius Paulus: David Dodimead
Elymas: Erik Chitty
Paul: Patrick Troughton
Barnabas: Kenneth Mackintosh
Mark: David Spenser
Rabbi: Michael Malnick
Rich Merchant: Norman Pitt
Young Man: Kenneth Collins
Lady: Joan Haythorne
Woman: Ruth Wynn Owen

: All Your Own

A programme in which children from all over Great Britain have been invited to take part.
Introduced by Brian Johnston.
From the BBC's West of England television studios


Presenter: Brian Johnston
Editor: Joanne Symons
Producer: Tony Arnold

: Sunday Special

Cliff Morgan shows how handicaps are used to advantage.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio
BBC recording


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Presented by: Ifor Rees

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 18.15)

: Meeting Point at Castle Mainau

On a visit to Lake Constance, where the YMCA has its International Centre, George Scott tries to find what young Europeans think of war, patriotism, and of the chances of peace.
Filmed by Swiss Television
BBC film


Presenter: George Scott
Editor: Jim Tobin
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: The News

: Showtime

Introduced by David Nixon.
Written by David Climie, David Whitaker and David Nixon.
Starring this week: Gracie Fields, Peter Jones, Alcetty, Dorothy Wayne, Elizabeth Laurie, Sheila Holt and Tom Gillis, 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
Dance direction: Tom Gillis
Settings: Stanley Dorfman
Singer: Gracie Fields
Comedian: Peter Jones
Balancing act: Alcetty
Singer: Dorothy Wayne
Singer: Elizabeth Laurie
Dancer/Dance direction: Sheila Holt
Dancer/Dance direction: Tom Gillis
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 presents: The Wind and the Sun

by Colin Morris.
[Starring] Katharine Blake, Scott Forbes

Ruth and Lewis Miller's marriage is almost at breaking point. The result upon their two children of the tension created by this situation is revealed in the play as an important question in modern life. The play is not regarded as suitable for viewing by children.
The eighth in a series of new plays written specially for television.
(BBC recording)


Writer: Colin Morris
Producer: Gilchrist Calder
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Film Cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film Editor: James Colina
Anne Miller: Francesca Annis
Ian Miller: Stephen Portch
Lewis Miller: Scott Forbes
Ruth Miller: Katharine Blake
'Pincher' Martin: Peter Wood
First schoolgirl: Delene Scott
Second schoolgirl: Heather Bennett
Third schoolgirl: Amanda Coxall
Boris: Bruno Barnabe
Secretary: Helen Jessop
Gerrard: John Barron
Tug: Peter Delmar
Mr Harper: Wilfrid Brambell
Dr Playfair: Michael Bird

: News

: Face to Face

Simone Signoret and John Freeman
'Men like the woman I play because she is candid and direct. She does not make love a childish game'. (Look)
'I know I have not got a cat in hell's chance of looking pretty'. (Daily Express)
'A human being is made up of all the meetings he has had, good and bad. It has been my good fortune to be surrounded by intelligent and brilliant people and something of them may have rubbed off on me'. (Evening Standard)
'I would not like to start an argument with people whose views I do not share'. (Evening News)
'The world does not know me for what I really am'. (Daily Mirror)
BBC recording


Interviewee: Simone Signoret
Interviewer: John Freeman
Drawings: Feliks Topolski
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: The Epilogue: Like a River

A talk by the Rev. Prof. Rheinallt Nantlais Williams.
BBC recording


Presenter: The Rev. Rheinallt Nantlais Williams

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