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: High Mass

from the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Mary Hill, Glasgow.
The Celebrant, Canon Patrick Torley, the Parish Priest
The Preacher, The Most Rev. Donald A. Campbell, Archbishop of Glasgow
The action of the Mass described by Father Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M.
Music of the Mass: The Proper:
The Octave of Christinas Fauxbourdons
The Ordinary: Ian Whyte's Scottish Mass


Celebrant: Canon Patrick Torley
Preacher: The Most Rev. Donald A. Campbell
Commentator: Father Agnellus Andrew
Choirmaster: Maclean Snyder
Organist: Lucy Snyder

: Farming: The Teign Valley

and Weather for Farmers
The magazine for those who live by the land.
The Nuffield Farm Project is making a social and economic survey of farms in the Teign Valley of Devon and from this is hoping to show how new scientific developments can best be conveyed to farmers.
Today a filmed report of progress at the half-way stage is made.
Filmed by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
BBC film


Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: Derek Smith

: 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)

: Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol

Gwahoddwn chwi i ymuno & chynulleidfa eglwysi undebol y cylch mewn rhaglen o gan emynau o Eglwys Bresbyteraidd Cymru, Y Trinity,
Abertawe Arweinydd, Mansel Thomas
Organydd, Arwel Hughes
Unawdydd, David Lloyd
Cyflwynir yr emynau gan
Y Parch. Ddr. Gwilym ap Robert
Y telediad yng ngofal Jack Williams
Recordiad y BBC
A programme of community hymn singing from Swansea.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Godson

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.
In the interests of his baby godson Bilko sits for a University Examination. He may not be a scholar but he does know all the answers.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Film Matinee presents: Two Tickets to Broadway

[Starring] Janet Leigh and Tony Martin
with Gloria DeHaven, Eddie Bracken, Ann Miller, Bob Crosby and featuring The Charlivels.
A gay musical comedy of talented young hopefuls in search of fame and fortune among the glittering lights of New York's 'Great White Way'.


Acrobatic act: The Charlivels
Dan Carter: Tony Martin
Nancy Paterson: Janet Leigh
Hopeful Hannah Holbrook: Gloria DeHaven
Lew Conway: Eddie Bracken
Joyce Campbell: Ann Miller
Orchestra leader: Bob Crosby
S.F. Rogers: Barbara Lawrence

: New Year's Day Concert

from Vienna
Part of the concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Conducted in the traditional Strauss manner by Willy Boskovsky, Leader of the Orchestra.
Introduced by Lionel Salter.
Broadcast by courtesy of the Austrian Television Service


Musicians: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra conductor/leader: Willy Boskovsky
Presenter: Lionel Salter

: Lenny's Den

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


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

: Beauty and the Beast: Part 1

by Nicholas Stuart Gray.
with Jennifer Daniel, Jeremy Brett, Heron Carvic


Writer: Nicholas Stuart Gray
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Special Effects: Jack Kine
Special Effects: Bernard Wilkie
Special Effects: Bob Bura
Special Effects: John Hardwick
Music composed and conducted by: Lawrence Leonard
Designer: Fanny Taylor
The Wizard: Heron Carvic
Mikey (a Young Dragon): Denise Coffey
The Prince: Jeremy Brett
Mr Clement: Walter Horsbrugh
His daughters - Beauty: Jennifer Daniel
His daughters - Jessamine: Hal Dyer
His daughters - Jonquiline: Patricia Garwood

: In the Skies of Paris

From springtime to springtime a year passes quickly in the life of a pigeon as it flies over the rooftops of Paris.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Sunday Special: Have you begun your 1961 Diary?

The Rev. J. L. Dow asks Have you begun your 1961 Diary?
From Scotland


Presenter: The Rev. J. L. Dow
Producer: The Rev. Dr. Ronald Falconer

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 18.15)

: Meeting Point: The Way Back

What can happen to a boy, deprived of love and parental care, when he starts to earn his living?
An investigation into the work of Turners Court, near Maidenhead.
With George Scott, Ronald Menday, John Wiles.


Presenter: George Scott
Presenter: Ronald Menday
Presenter: John Wiles
Film cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Film cameraman: Jimmy Gemmell
Film editor: Ken Bilton
Film editor: Norman Carr
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: The News

: Showtime

Introduced by David Nixon.
Written by David Climie, David Whitaker and David Nixon.
Starring this week
Jimmy James and Co., Carole Carr accompanied by Dennis Wilson, Jerry Bergman and Mimi, 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: Donald Squires
Settings: Lionel Radford
Performers: Jimmy James and Co.
Singer: Carole Carr
Pianist: Dennis Wilson
Performers: Jerry Bergman and Mimi
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, Lord Boothby 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: Lord Boothby
Research: Julia Cave
Director: Richard Evans
Producer: John Warrington
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman

: The Sunday-Night Play presents: Nearer to Heaven

by Jack Pulman.
[Starring] Brenda Bruce, Oliver Johnston, Clive Morton
with Beckett Bould, J. G. Devlin

'Listen to them fightin' and squabblin' over nothin' at all, and them gettin' nearer to heaven with every day that passes'.


Writer: Jack Pulman
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Stuart Burge
May Sommers: Brenda Bruce
Kocsinsky: Raymond Ray
Walter Box: Harry Brunning
Willy Rafferty: J. G. Devlin
Councillor Butt: Clive Morton
Holy: David Grahame
Horace Groves: Beckett Bould
Herbert Simms: Oliver Johnston
Kenneth Simms: John Colin
Dick Curtis: Frank Royde
George Oakes: Howard Douglas
Jack Sharkey: Ernest Butcher
Clive Waring: Paul Lee

: The News

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.
Tonight's edition includes:
A Book of Hours
The seasonal calendar of the Duc de Berry.
Zadkine at the Tate
The famous Russian sculptor interviewed by Bernard Williams on the occasion of his retrospective exhibition opening at the Tate Gallery on January 5.
Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.


Interviewee (Zadkine at the Tate): Ossip Zadkine
Interviewer (Zadkine at the Tate): Bernard Williams
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Associate producer: Humphrey Burton
Presenter/Editor: Huw Wheldon

: The Epilogue

The Rev. G. T. H. Reid talks about the wrong and the right kind of tranquillizer.
From Scotland


Presenter: The Rev. G. T. H. Reid

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