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: Seeing and Believing: The Unity of Christians

Meditations on a Christian theme.
The Rev. John Huxtable talks about 'The Unity of Christians'.


Presenter: The Rev. John Huxtable
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Farming: Milk from Grass

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

Two approaches to the specialised production of milk. J.S. Morrey of Devizes, Wilts., and E.M. Owens of Langford, near Bristol, show their respective systems.
Filmed by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit and W. Morris

From the Midlands


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter: J. S. Morrey
Item presenter: E. M. Owens
Filmed by: W. Morris
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 rhaglen yng ngofal Adran y Newyddion
This week's news reviewed.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol

Gwahoddwn chwi i ymuno A chyniulleidfa eglwysi undebol y cylch mewn rhaglen o ganu emynau o Gapel yr Annibynwyr, Bethania, Dowlais
Arwwnydd, Mansel Thomas Orgar.ydd. Arwel Hughes Unawdydd. Maureen Guy
Cytlwynir 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 Dowlais.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Mansel Thomas
Unknown: Maureen Guy
Unknown: Jack Williams

: The Phil Silvers Show: Week-end Colonel

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bilko finds a man who is Colonel Hall's double and, needless to say, he puts this startling discovery to profitable use.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: The Lawyers

A programme about Barristers and Solicitors.
Written and produced by Richard Cawston.

In response to intense public interest -a second opportunity to see the programme which took viewers behind the scenes of the legal profession for the first time. This major documentary was filmed in actual locations throughout England and Wales; it contains no actors.

'The entire cast, which included ninety barristers and solicitors, were as real as a bill of costs, but their acting was brilliant'. (Maurice Richardson, The Observer)
'...acres of print couldn't convey the feel of the profession one half so well'. (Maurice Wiggin, The Sunday Times)
'An impressive study of the Law'. (Yorkshire Post)
'We congratulate the BBC...' (The Solicitors' Journal)
"... an absorbing film of the day. to-day working life of practising barristers and solicitors... an uncharted tea to many of us'. (Daily Telegraph)

Commentary spoken by Colin Wills.
(First shown in November, 1960)
See page 13


Writer/Producer: Richard Cawston
Narrator: Colin Wills
Photography: Eric Deeming
Recorded by: Robert Saunders
Recorded by: Peter Jarvis
Film Editor: Joseph Sterling

: The Elstree Story 1927-1961

told by Sylvia Syms and Paul Massie.
Illustrating the development of British films for over thirty years through the Film Studios of Associated British at Elstree.
Including scenes from:
The Informer, Warwick Ward
Blackmail, John Longden, Donald Calthrop
Bulldog Drummond, Ralph Richardson, Ann Todd
The Gang's All Here, Jack Buchanan, Googie Withers
Arms and the Man, Barry Jones
Those Were the Days, Will Hay, John Mills
Music Hath Charms, Henry Hall
Atlantic, Franklyn Dyall, John Longden
Lord Chamber's Ladies, Gerald du Maurier
It's Great to be Young, John Mills
Ice Cold in Alex, Sylvia Syms
Look Back in Anger, Richard Burton

The Rebel, Tony Hancock, Paul Massin
The Sundowners, Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr
The Long and The Short and The Tall, Richard Todd, Laurence Harvey, Richard Harris


Narrator: Sylvia Syms
Narrator: Paul Massie
The programme edited and produced by: Alan Sleath

: Lenny's Den

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


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

: Paradise Walk: 1: Gathering Storm

Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
An adventure in four episodes.


Writer/Producer: Shaun Sutton
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Old Hornpipe: Nigel Arkwright
Sammy: Dudley Hunt
Ted Collis: Murray Melvin
Tips: Neil Hunter
Smithy: Geremy Phillips
Joshua Brown: Errol John
Aunt Jubilee: Gladys Taylor
Joe Cartwright: James Sharkey
Jerry Collis: Stephen Portch
Mr Collis: George A. Cooper
Boy in club: Randolph McKenzie
Art: Gary Grant

: Adventure with Hans and Lotte Hass: Tournaments under the Sea

Diving in the Indian Ocean, Hans and Lotte Hass and their party bring up various animals to study on board the Xarifa. There are living corals-what limits the depth at which they can build reefs? There is a spider crab which fixes on its own camouflage; and there are families of clown fish living in sea anemones and illustrating nature's ruthless system of survival by competition.
Directed and produced by Hans Hass in association with the BBC Natural History Unit
Last shown in August 1960


Diver/photography/directed and produced by: Hans Hass
Diver: Lotte Hass
Photography: Kurt Hirschel
Editor: Paul Khan
Sound: Stanley Schofield

: Sunday Special: Our Heritage

A visit to the Welsh Folk Museum, St. Fagan's with Philip Phillips.
From Wales


Presenter: Philip Phillips
Presented by: Ifor Rees

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 18.15)

: Meeting Point at Bradfield College

Richard Hoggart looks Into the kind of life, education, and religion to be found in a Public School.
An Outside Broadcast produced by Peter Hamilton


Presenter: Richard Hoggart
Producer: Peter Hamilton

: The News

: Showtime

Introduced by David Nixon.
Written by David Climie, David Whitaker and David Nixon.
Starring this week Michael Bentine, Carmita, Dorothy Wayne, Sheila Holt, 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: Tom Gillis
Settings: George Djurkovic
Comedian: Michael Bentine
Singer: Carmita
Singer: Dorothy Wayne
Dancer/Dance direction: Sheila Holt
Dancers: The Showtime Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers

: Sportsview Special

from America
Eamonn Andrews introduces today's world title fight.
Middleweight Championship of the World from Boston Arena
Paul Pender U.S.A. (Champion) v. Terry Downes Great Britain (Challenger)
The first and exclusive recordIng of this morning's fifteen round world Middleweight fight in Boston, Massachusetts.
A Sportsview Unit presentation in association with the American Broadcasting Company


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Boxer: Paul Pender
Boxer: Terry Downes
Commentator: Don Dunphy

: The Sunday-Night Play presenting: A Woman Comes Home

by John Hopkins
[Starring] Ursula Howells, Nigel Stock with Pamela Alan, Anthony Oliver, Frederick Jaeger

Home has many meanings; a refuge from strain, the start of 'growing up'; the source of compassion and understanding. When these are lost there is desolation, but if they are fought for, no matter with what human frailty, life may grow again out of a new wisdom.


Writer: John Hopkins
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Designer: Norman James
Bobbie James: Ursula Howells
Bruce James: Nigel Stock
Margaret James: Wendy Turner
Sandra Harrison: Sandra Michaels
Tony Harrison: Hennie Scott
Jean Harrison: Pamela Alan
Jack: Frederick Jaeger
Betty (at wine bar): Anne Hudson
Robert Harrison: Anthony Oliver

: The News

: Appeal

on behalf of Portland Training College for the Disabled by Squadron Leader
William Simpson, O.B.E., D.F.C.
Contributions (preferably by crossed postal order or cheque) will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Squadron Leader Simpson [address removed]


Presenter: Squadron Leader William Simpson

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.
Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.


Presenter/Editor: Huw Wheldon
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate Producer: Nancy Thomas
Associate Producer: Humphrey Burton

: The Epilogue: Born Free

A talk by The Very Rev. Eryl Thomas, Dean of Llandaff.


Presenter: The Very Rev. Eryl Thomas

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