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: Sung Eucharist

from Llandaff Cathedral for the Sunday following St. David's Day.
Celebrant: The Dean, The Very Rev. Eryl Thomas
Preacher: The Lord Bishop of Llandaff, The Right Rev. Glyn Simon
Music of the Eucharist: Harold Darke in F
(to 12.00)


Celebrant: The Dean, The Very Rev. Eryl Thomas
Preacher: The Right Rev. Glyn Simon
Commentary: Dr. W. Moelwyn Merchant
Organist and Master of the Choristers: Robert Joyce
Presented by: Ifor Rees

: Seeing and Believing: Three Kinds of Christian

A Christian theme illustrated by Henry Hinds, Betty Hardy, John Graham, Rex Palmer.


Illustrated by: Henry Hinds
Illustrated by: Betty Hardy
Illustrated by: John Graham
Illustrated by: Rex Palmer
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Farming

and Weather for Farmers
Introduced by John Cherrington.

Pigs on Slats
Peter Buckler and E. Manders discuss with film the management of pigs on slatted floors.

Farming People
John Harris interviews J. C. Leslie about his farming philosophy.
From the Midlands


Presenter: John Cherrington
Speaker (Pigs on Slats): Peter Buckler
Speaker (Pigs on Slats): E. Manders
Interviewer (Farming People): John Harris
Interviewee (Farming People): J. C. Leslie
Producer: George Sigsworth

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o ffilmiau newyddion yn dangos peth o weithparwch Cymru a'r Cymry yn yslod yr wythnos Y telediad yng ngofal Adran y Newyddion
This week's news reviewed.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Bant Yn Yr Ysgol

Alan Williams yn ymweld ag Abermad yr ysgol breswyl i fechgyn ifainc ger Aberystwyth
Y cynhyrchu gan SELWYN RODERICK
Teledwyd am y tro cyntaf Tachwedd 1960
A visit to a prep school near Aberystwyth.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Alan Williams
Unknown: Selwyn Roderick

: The Adventures of Hiram Holliday: Dancing Mouse

A film comedy series starring Wally Cox.

2.0-2.10 Girl with a Guitar: Heather Linson plays and sings.
2.10-2.25 Flashback and Sports Extra


Hiram Holliday: Wally Cox
Guitarist/singer (Girl with a Guitar): Heather Linson

: Film Matinee: The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas's story of romance and adventure with Walter Abel, Paul Lukas, Margot Grahame.


Author: Alexandre Dumas
Director: Rowland Lee
Music: Max Steiner
D'Artagnan: Walter Abel
Athos: Paul Lukas
Porthos: Moroni Olsen
Aramis: Onslow Stevens
Milady de Winter: Margot Grahame
Constance: Heather Angel

: The Ideal Home Exhibition

Direct from Olympia
Peter West and Judith Chalmers report from the world's largest exhibition under one roof. In this preview, before the official opening on Tuesday, you can catch a glimpse of some of the exciting new ideas, designs, and equipment for your home in 1961.
The exhibition organised by the Daily Mail


Reporter: Peter West
Reporter: Judith Chalmers
Producer: Noble Wilson

: Ticket to Turkey: Istanbul

Johnny Morris ends his story with more film of his destination Istanbul.


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

: Bookstand

A kaleidoscope from the world of books with Dick Taverne looking Out West and at
The Buildings of England.


Presenter: Dick Taverne
Script associate: Dennis Potter
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


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: The Treasure Seekers: 3: Held to Ransom

Being the adventures of the Bastable children in search of a fortune by E. Nesbit.
Adapted and produced by Dorothea Brooking.


Author: E. Nesbit
Adapted by/Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Film Cameraman: Bill Munn
Film Editor: Keith Latham
Designer: Susan Spence
Oswald Bastable: Anthony Klouda
H.O. Bastable: Mark Mileham
Noel Bastable: Richard Williams
Alice Bastable: Sarah O'Connor
The Princess: Michele Dotrice
Fraulein Gertrude, her governess: Dorothea Alexander
Dicky Bastable: Jonathan Collins
Constable: John Scott Martin
Albert-next-door: Kit Williams
Albert's Uncle: Peter Gray

: Elsa the Lioness

with Joy and George Adamson
David Attenborough introduces the film he made when he visited this famous tame lioness then living with her cubs in the wild bush country of Northern Kenya.
A repeat, by popular demand, of the programme shown last month.


Subject: Joy Adamson
Subject: George Adamson
Presenter/Producer: David Attenborough
Cameraman: Geoffrey Mulligan
Film Editor: Robert Walter

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Attenborough - the Early Years 8 May 2016

: Sunday Special: The English Bible: 4: King James's Men

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: Prayers and Afterthoughts: The Newgate Singers

Written and produced by Victor Menzies.
A dramatised programme about thought-wandering in church, set in the context of Morning Service.

This story, which is set in a church, and in which all the characters are fictitious, was recorded with outside broadcast cameras in Christ Church, Woburn Square, London.


Writer/producer: Victor Menzies
The Young Man: Peter Gilmore
The Woman: Edith Sharpe
The Minister: Bernard Kay

: The News

: Showtime

Introduced by David Nixon.
Written by David Climie, David Whitaker and David Nixon.
Starring this week Ted Ray, Shani Wallis, Marian McPartland, 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: Roger Andrews
Comedian: Ted Ray
Singer: Shani Wallis
Pianist: Marian McPartland
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: A Reason for Staying

by Leo Lehman.
[Starring] Anthony Quayle, Denholm Elliott, Ruth Dunning and Heather Sears with Cyril Raymond, Richard Warner
A group of Eastern European emigres, now living in England, still hope that they will one day return to their home-land in authority. But one of them, a general, has a reason for staying.....


Writer: Leo Lehman
Producer: Alvin Rakoff
Designer: Roy Oxley
Raneki: Denholm Elliott
Cloakroom attendant: Peter Bennett
Reader in cafe: Frank Royde
Waitress: Mercia Mansfield
Crosna: Richard Warner
Mme Crosna: Marion Mathie
Professor Kio: John Ruddock
Colonel Ryka: Cyril Raymond
Domych: John Abineri
Mme Radomka: Ruth Dunning
Bober: Warren Mitchell
Nicole: Heather Sears
The General: Anthony Quayle
Barman: Norman Mitchell

: The News

: The Waldstein Sonata

Andor Foldes plays Beethoven's Sonata in C, Op. 53.


Pianist: Andor Foldes
Presented by: Charles Beardsall

: The Epilogue: Solitude

Talk by Bishop Anthony Bloom.


Speaker: Bishop Anthony Bloom

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