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: Seeing and Believing: Reconciling the World

A Good Friday theme expounded by The Rev. Cyril Davey and illustrated by Harvey Miles, Elimo Njau and boys of the Tiffin Boys' School, Kingston-upon-Thames.


Presenter: The Rev. Cyril Davey
Illustrated by: Harvey Miles
Illustrated by: Elimo Njau
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: Y Fantol

Cylchgrawn crefyddol sy'n adlewyrchu ac yn cloriannu gweithgarwch eglwyei Cymru a'r byd
Rhifyn y Groslith Y cynhyrehu gan IFAN O. Williams
Religious magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: The New English Bible: Luke 23, vv. 26-54

read by Richard Attenborough.


Reader: Richard Attenborough

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: The True Mystery of the Passion

Judas and Despair
Translation and adaptation by James Kirkup
The Cast of the Medieval Company:

Performed, by courtesy of the Dean and Chapter, in Bristol Cathedral
BBC Recording
(Last shown in April 1960)


Translation and adaptation: James Kirkup
Music composed and conducted by: Reginald Redman
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond
The man who plays Jesus: Charles Houston
Caiaphas: Rupert Davies
Pilate: Ewen Solon
Herod: Wensley Pithey
Peter: Edward Woodward
Judas: Patrick Troughton
Satan: Hedley Goodall
Carpenter: George Woodbridge
Our Lady: Ruth Porcher
Foolish soldier: Richard Statman
Foolish soldier: John Cater
Foolish soldier: Bruce Wightman
Foolish soldier: Charles Rea
Foolish soldier: David Jackson
Torturer: Malcolm Farquhar
Torturer: Richard Wilding
Torturer: David Morrell
Torturer: Richard Dare
John: Anthony Valentine
Mardoceus: Alan Edwards
Bananias, Chief Scribe: James Bree
Jeroboam, Chief Pharisee: Maurice Durant
Marcella, the cook: Constance Chapman
Robert, the serving-man: Henry Soskin
Puff, Procula's maid: June Barrie
Blacksmith: Joby Blanchard
Simon, the Cireneen: Richard Walter
Centurion: Ivor Salter
The three Maries: Felicity Young
The three Maries: Aileen Mills
The three Maries: Ethel Coleridge
The two thieves: James Culliford
The two thieves: Barry Wilsher
Pilate's Wife: Margaret Wedlake
Despair: Daphne Heard

: In the Land of Our Lord

This film follows the path of Our Lord's ministry and shows the places and scenes which were the setting for his life and death.

: Mikki the Martian

A Visitor from Outer Space with Ray Alan.


Ventriloquist: Ray Alan

: Whirlybirds: Search for an Unknown Man

Chuck receives a letter asking for help from a man called Peter Halsey. No one has heard of him in Red Bluff and Chuck and P.T. are made very unwelcome, but they stay on, determined to answer the plea.
Last shown in December 1960


P.T. Moore: Craig Hill
Chuck: Kenneth Tobey

: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who sets a subject, helps you with your picture making, and announces this week's prize-winners.
Picture Gallery: Easter


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Producer: Tony Arnold

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Gardening Club

Buying one's first Greenhouse.
Tonight Percy Thrower and John Warren compare methods of heating, ventilating, and watering.
Coke-gas-oil electricity-paraffin-mist propagation-thermostats
From the Midlands, last shown in August 1960.


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: John Warren
Producer: Paul Morby

: Pastures in High Places

A record of a year's work on a Yorkshire sheep farm.
Commentary spoken by Philip Robinson.
Written, directed, and produced in the North of England by Stanley Williamson.


Film cameraman: Gerry Pullen
Film cameraman: Ted Wallbank
Film cameraman/editor: Arthur Smith
Film cameraman: Graham Turner
Music composed by: Thomas Henderson
Narrator: Philip Robinson
Writer/director/producer: Stanley Williamson

: Headline News

: Mystery and Magic

Robert Harbin in amazing and baffling illusions before an audience.
Introducing John Peake


Magician/presenter: Robert Harbin
Magician: John Peake
Music: Tommy Sanderson
Production: Russell Turner

: Travellers' Tales: Adriatic Journey

Introduced by David Attenborough.
Film of a voyage by Adrian de Potier from Venice to Athens, calling at the lovely Dalmatian seaboard towns of Sibenik, Split, and Dubrovnik.
Made by Woolnoth Productions for BBC Television


Presenter/series edited by: David Attenborough
Filmmaker: Adrian de Potier
Presented by: Brian Branston

: They Made History: Ronald Ross

The hunting down of the malaria parasite - the greatest mass murderer of all time - was the hard, relentless work of one dedicated man. This programme covers the years of that hunt, 1894 to 1898, when Surgeon Major Ronald Ross, of the Indian Medical Service, tracked the parasite down to its lair in the Anopheles mosquito.


Writer: Anthony Coburn
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Sheelagh Rees
Narrator: Richard Attenborough
Ronald Ross: Lee Montague

: The News

: Maurice Chevalier's Paris

A personal recollection presented by Maurice Chevalier.
A film directed by Andrew Marton with a specially composed musical score by Michel Legrand.

Maurice Chevalier remembers, with affection, the Paris of his youth-the old streets and markets of Menilmontant, unchanged since his childhood, the dancing in the streets, the wedding parties by the Seine-and leads us from these to the more familiar Parisian landmarks, commenting with pride on the beauty and character of the city which means so much to him.


Presenter: Maurice Chevalier
Director: Andrew Marton
Specially composed musical score: Michel Legrand

: News Extra

A review of film and fact about matters of interest and importance in the world news of the week.


Editor: Bill Northwood

: The New English Bible: Luke 23, vv. 26-54

read by Richard Attenborough.


Reader: Richard Attenborough

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