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: Seeing and Believing: The Truth of Christmas

Meditations on a Christian Theme
The Rev. Dr. Donald Soper talks about 'The Truth of Christmas'
Assisted by John Graham and some young carol singers.


Presenter: The Rev. Dr. Donald Soper
Assisted by: John Graham
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Farming: Heavy Land Farming

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

George Sigsworth visits two heavy land farms in Essex to investigate their particular problems.
In the studio Raymond Caudwell, Grimsby, Lincs, discusses drainage, and C. V. Dadd, Crop Husbandry Advisory Officer, illustrates work on the control of the wild oat.
Filmed by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit and John Lawes
From the Midlands


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter: George Sigsworth
Guest: Raymond Caudwell
Guest: C. V. Dadd
Filmed by: John Lawes
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
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Robert S. Evans

: Croeso (Welcome)

gan Osian Ellis i
Maureen Guy
Esme Lewis
Stuart Burrows
Cantorion Shelley
Rhan o
Gerddorfa Gymreig y BBC
Dan arweiniad Arwel Hughes
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Osian Ellis
Unknown: Maureen Guy
Unknown: Esme Lewis
Unknown: Stuart Burrows
Unknown: Cantorion Shelley
Unknown: Gerddorfa Gymreig
Music editor: Alwyn Jones
Designer: David Butcher
Director: Jack Williams

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Court Martial

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Film Matinee presents: The White Tower

A drama directed by Ted Tetzlaff.
[Starring] Claude Rains, Alida Valli and Glenn Ford


Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Martin Ordway: Glenn Ford
Carla Alten: Alida Valli
Paul Delambre: Claude Rains
Andreas: Oscar Homolka
Nicholas Radcliffe: Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Hein: Lloyd Bridges

: Bali - The Fisherman and the Dancer

A film produced for the Italian Television Service by Giorgio Moser.
Last shown in April


Producer: Giorgio Moser

: Sooty: Sooty's Post Office

Sooty with the help of Sweep and Harry Corbett copes with the Christmas rush.


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett

: Paul of Tarsus: Last Episode: To Rome

A cycle of ten plays telling the story of the Acts of Christ's Apostles.
Written and produced by Joy Harington.
Paul, who has been a prisoner in Caesarea for three years, has appealed to have his case heard before the Emperor and awaits orders to go to Rome.


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
Wardrobe supervised by: Angela Flanders
Make-up supervised by: Christine Hillcoat
Scenic effects: Jack Kine
Scenic effects: Bernard Wilkie
Shipwreck sequences directed by: Tony Halfpenny
Luke: Philip Latham
Paul: Patrick Troughton
Julius: Richard Walter
King Agrippa II: Neville Jason
Berenice: Lesley Nunnerley
Captain: Ivor Salter
Helmsman: Jerold Wells
Publius: Richard Marner
Timothy: Sean Barrett
Aquilla: Harold Scott
Priscilla: Betty Hardy

: 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 Midlands


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

: Sunday Special

P.C. George Dixon of Dock Green would like a word with you.


Production: Douglas Moodie

: Nesau at Dduw

Gŵyl y
Geni Myfyrdod a mawl ar yr
Ymgnawdoliad a'i arwyddocad dan arweiniad
Y Parch. Trebor Lloyd Evans
Darllenwyr :
Y cynhyrchu ran IFOR REES Trefnwyd y rhaglen gan Glyn Parry-Jones
Recordiad y BBC
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

(to 18.45)


Unknown: Geni Myfyrdod
Unknown: Lloyd Evans
Unknown: Ian Furlong
Unknown: Philip Price
Unknown: Dewi Bebb
Unknown: Owain Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Elfet David
Unknown: Ifor Rees
Unknown: Glyn Parry-Jones

: Meeting Point: Truth and Personality

Great sermons by William MacGregor, William Temple Karl Barth.
Spoken by Kenneth Mackintosh, George Howe, Nicholas Selby.
Introduced by Canon Roy McKay.


Speaker: Kenneth MacKintosh
Speaker: George Howe
Speaker: Nicholas Selby
Presenter: Canon Roy McKay
Production: Victor Menzies

: The News

: Showtime

Introduced by David Nixon.
Written by David Climie, David Whitaker and David Nixon.
Starring this week Kathryn Grayson, Kenneth Williams, Marcel Cornelis, Dorothy Wayne, The Showtime Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers


Presenter/Writer: David Nixon
Writer: David Climie
Writer: David Whitaker
Producer: James Gilbert
Orchestra leader: David McCallum
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Choreography: Donald Squires
Designer: Lionel Radford
Singer: Kathryn Grayson
Comedian: Kenneth Williams
Performer: Marcel Cornelis
Singer: Dorothy Wayne
Dancers: The Showtime Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers

: What's My Line?

Chairman, Eamonn Andrews
Panel: Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, Cyril Fletcher, Henry Sherek and a mystery guest celebrity.
Televised by arrangement with CBS and Maurice Winnick


Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Cyril Fletcher
Panellist: Henry Sherek
Research: Julia Cave
Director: Richard Evans
Producer: John Warrington
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman

: The Sunday-Night Play presenting: A Time to Fight

by Barry Thomas.
[Starring] Gwen Watford, Victor Brooks
with Donald Morley, Brian McDermott
Housewife Ellen Manders had no reason to suspect that this evening was going to be any different from any other until her husband arrived home late with his shoes and brief-case covered in mud.
From the Midlands.


Writer: Barry Thomas
Producer: Alan Bromly
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Arthur Manders: Victor Brooks
Angela Wardle: Jacqueline Noble
Ellen Manders: Gwen Watford
Bill: Donald Morley
Doris: Joan Ingram
Mrs Wardle: Hilda Fenemore
Ted Wardle: Brian McDermott
Mr Jones: Nicholas Tanner
Wilf: Maurice Durant
Boy in Boxing Hut: Hugh Halliday
Customer: Frank Pemberton
Customer: John Kidd

: The News

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.
Tonight's edition includes:
The Light Fantastic
Five million people in England go dancing every week.
A look at the strange and varied world of the dancers of England, from jive to ballroom, from folk dancing to flamenco.
Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.


Director (The Light Fantastic): Ken Russell
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Associate producer: Humphrey Burton
Presenter/editor: Huw Wheldon

: Epilogue: Going Home for Christmas

A talk by the Rev. John Banks.


Presenter: The Rev. John Banks

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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