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: Morning Service

from the Parish Church of St. Michael, Linlithgow, West Lothian.
Conducted by the Minister, The Rev. David Steel.
(to 10.30)


Conductor: The Rev. David Steel
Organist: J. Russell Fleming
Television presentation: The Rev. Dr. Ronald Falconer

: Seeing and Believing: The Two Creations

A Christian theme.
Illustrated by Jessica Dunning, Rex Palmer, Stephen MacDonald, John Allidis.


Illustrated by: Jessica Dunning
Illustrated by: Rex Palmer
Illustrated by: Stephen MacDonald
Illustrated by: John Allidis
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Farming

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

Lamb Dysentery
Dr. R. F. Montgomerie, director of the Veterinary Research Department of the Wellcome Research Laboratories. Beckenham, Kent, gives advice on prevention and treatment.

British Cattle Breeders' Club
A discussion of some of the main issues raised at this year's meeting at Stratford-upon-Avon.

Filmed by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
From the Midlands


Presenter: John Charrington
Item presenter (Lamb Dysentery): Dr. R. F. Montgomerie
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o ffilmiau newyddlon yn dangos peth o weithgarweh Cymru a'r Cymny yn ystod yr wythnos
Y telediad 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 & chynulleidfa eglwysi undebol y cylch mewn rhaglen o ganu emynau o'r Tabernacl, Capel y Methodlstlaid Calfinaidd , Aberteifl
Arwelnydd, Mansel Thomas
Organydd, Anthony Lewis Unawdydd, David Lloyd
Cyflwynir yr emynau pan
Y Parch. Ddr. Gwilym ap Robert Y telediad yng ngofal JACK WILLIAMS
Recordiad y BBC
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Methodlstlaid Calfinaidd
Unknown: Mansel Thomas
Unknown: Anthony Lewis
Unknown: David Lloyd
Unknown: Jack Williams

: The Adventures of Hiram Holliday: False Monarch

A film comedy series starring Wally Cox.

2.0-2.25 Flashback and Sports Extra


Hiram Holliday: Wally Cox

: Ticket to Turkey: 1: Departure from London and First Stop, Brussels

Johnny Morris describes his train journey across Europe in five episodes.
Last shown in July 1960


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Film editor: Philip Mutton
Music and effects editor: Michael Croucher
Cameraman: Jim Saunders
Directed and produced by: Ronald Webster

: International Ski Races

Today's event in the women's international ski competitions over the world championship course at Bad Gastein is the special slalom.
Presented by the Austrian Television Service


Commentator at Bad Gastein: Max Robertson

: Film Matinee presents: Room Service

A comedy, starring The Marx Brothers with Lucille Ball, Ann Miller, Frank Albertson.
The Marx Brothers in a riotous comedy about an impoverished theatrical troupe and their efforts to keep the wolves from the door.


Gordon Miller: Groucho Marx
Harry Binelli: Chico Marx
Faker: Harpo Marx
Christine: Lucille Ball
Hilda: Ann Miller
Leo Davis: Frank Albertson

: Bookstand

A kaleidoscope from the world of books with Dick Taverne.


Presenter: Dick Taverne
Script associate: Dennis Potter
Dramatic sequences directed by: John McGrath
Dramatic sequences directed by: David Willmott
Studio direction: Ian Martin
Production assistant: Christopher Burstall
Producer: Stephen Hearst

: Sooty

Assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North
(BBC recording)


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Paradise Walk: 4: Brink of Disaster

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
Joshua Brown: Errol John
Aunt Jubilee: Gladys Taylor
Old Hornpipe: Nigel Arkwright
Sammy: Dudley Hunts
Joe Cartwright: James Sharkey
Ted: Murray Melvin
Mr Collis: George A. Cooper
Jerry Collis: Stephen Portch

: Adventure with Hans and Lotte Hass

Surprises are around every coral corner when Hans and Lotte dive deep in the Indian Ocean. They range from a mass of baby cucumbers to the wreck of an ocean liner and a swarm of fish which use a shark to scratch their backs on.
Directed and produced by Hans Hass in association with the BBC Natural History Unit
Last shown in September 1960


Diver/Photography/Director/Producer: Hans Hass
Diver: Lotte Hass
Photography: Kurt Hirschel
Editor: Paul Khan
Sound: Stanley Schofield

: Sunday Special: The English Bible: 2: John Wyclif, the parson of Lutterworth

The story of a thousand years told by Donald Holms.


Storyteller: Donald Holms
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 18.15)

: Meeting Point: Across the Table

from Charles Currant M.P., Geoffrey Smith and A Solicitor is William Carron, President of the Amalgamated Engineering Union, who answers their questions about the position of a Christian in industrial relationships.
From the Midlands


Interviewer: Charles Currant
Interviewer: Geoffrey Smith
Interviewer: A Solicitor [name uncredited]
Interviewee: William Carron
Arranged by: Eric Blennerhassett
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: The News

: Showtime

Introduced by David Nixon.
Written by David Climie, David Whitaker and David Nixon.
Starring this week: Kathryn Grayson, Trude Adams, Chic Murray and Maidie, Dorothy Wayne, Douglas Squires, 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
Settings: Lionel Radford
Singer: Kathryn Grayson
Singer: Trude Adams
Comedians: Chic Murray and Maidie
Singer: Dorothy Wayne
Dancer/dance direction: Douglas Squires
Dancers: The Showtime Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers

: What's My Line?

Chairman, Eamonn Andrews
Panel: Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, Cyril Fletcher, a guest panellist 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
Research: Julia Cave
Director: Bill Parry Jones
Producer: John Warrington
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman

: The Sunday-Night Play presents: The Final Result

by David Turner.
John Horner's father, mother, and sister are waiting to hear the result of his degree examination. He is the only one who is not surprised: it is what he expected it to be. It is this result, and the action John takes as a consequence, which reveals, nakedly, the conflict within this family group.
From the Midlands


Writer: David Turner
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Peter Newington
Gillian Horner: Della Walker
Ed Horner: Dudley Foster
Barbara Horner: Pauline Letts
John Horner: Colin Jeavons

: The News

: Leadership

Field-Marshal Montgomery in conversation with Ed Murrow is questioned by this distinguished American commentator on his provocative Views about the essential qualities of leadership and the problems that a new leader in the West must face in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
At the Field-Marshal's home in Hampshire.
A BBC West Region Film Unit production


Interviewee: Field-Marshal Bernard Montgomery
Interviewer: Ed Murrow
Director: Dennis Towler
Producer: Michael Bowen

: The Epilogue: Insight into Life

The second of two talks by The Rev. Harry Williams.


Presenter: The Rev. Harry Williams

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