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: Morning Service for Easter Day

from St. Margaret's Church, Westminster.
Conducted by the Rector, The Rev. Canon Michael Stancliffe assisted by The Rev. F. V. A. Boyse.
Organist and Choirmaster, Herbert Dawson

The Church of St. Margaret of Antioch stands on the south side of Parliament Square, close to the walls of Westminster Abbey, It is the Mother Church of the City of Westminster and the Parish Church of the House of Commons, with pews reserved for the Speaker and the Members of the House.
The Church as it now stands was built on the eve of the Reformation and was consecrated in April 1523.


Conductor: The Rev. Canon Michael Stancliffe
Assisted by: The Rev. F. V. A. Boyse
Organist and Choirmaster: Herbert Dawson

: Seeing and Believing: The Lord is Risen

Readings from The Four Gospels by Tom Fleming.
Hymns and carols by members of the Roehampton Parish Church Choir.


Reader: Tom Fleming
Singers: Members of the Roehampton Parish Church Choir
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Urbi Et Orbi

Pope John XXIII gives his Easter Blessing to the City and the World.
Father Patrick McEnroe describes the scene in the square before St. Peter's in Rome as His Holiness comes out on the balcony.
Presented over the Eurovision link by the Italian Television Service


Commentator: Father Patrick McEnroe

: Farming

and Weather for Farmers
The magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by Richard Martyr.

Horticulture and the Smallholder
Richard Martyr visits S. R. Mence and E. Thornett, growers with smallholdings in the Vale of Evesham-a film account.

Horticulture -The Facts
William Chappell discusses the future of the smallholder with Maurice Clare.

Filmed by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit and Ion Trant
From the Midlands


Presenter: Richard Martyr
Interviewee (Horticulture and the Smallholder): S. R. Mence
Interviewee (Horticulture and the Smallholder): E. Thornett
Item presenter (Horticulture - The Facts): William Chappell
Interviewee (Horticulture - The Facts): Maurice Clare
Filmed by: Ion Trant
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: Gordon Mosley

: 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 Adran y Newyddion
This week's news reviewed.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Sprigyn O Rosmari

o'r Deheubarth
ESME LEWIS yng nghwmni
Arweinydd, Richard Williams yn canu caneuon o drysor talaith y
Deheubarth Cyfeilydd , Arwel Hughes
Golygydd Cerdd , Alwyn Jones Y cynhyrehu gan
Recordiad y BBC
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Esme Lewis
Unknown: John Stoddart
Unknown: Richard Williams
Unknown: Deheubarth Cyfeilydd
Unknown: Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Golygydd Cerdd
Unknown: Alwyn Jones
Unknown: Gethyn Stoodley Thomas

: Boots and Saddles: Obsession

It is behaviour in the field and under fire that can prove a young recruit's fitness to become a cavalry officer, and not whether he conforms to the popular conception of a West Point cadet.

2.0-2.10 Piano Duets by John Durrant and Dawn Holder.
2.10-2.25 Flashback and Sports Extra


Pianist (Piano Duets): John Durrant
Pianist (Piano Duets): Dawn Holder

: Film Matinee presents: Sister Kenny

[Starring] Rosalind Russell

The moving story of the Australian nurse whose fight against polio brought her into conflict with orthodox medical opinion, but whose methods were to have world-wide results.


Director: Dudley Nichols
Sister Kenny: Rosalind Russell
Doctor Macdonald: Alexander Knox
Kevin Connors: Dean Jagger
Doctor Brack: Philip Merivale

: Bookstand

A kaleidoscope from the world of books with Dick Taverne including
'The Inheritors' by Ritchie Calder.
'Looking for a Bandit' by Anthony Carson.


Presenter: Dick Taverne
Author (The Inheritors): Ritchie Calder
Author (Looking for a Bandit): Anthony Carson
Script associate: Dennis Potter
Dramatic sequences directed by: Peter Hammond
Production assistant: Ian Martin
Director: Christopher Burstall
Producer: Stephen Hearst

: Alice in Wonderland

A film version of Lewis Carroll's famous story.
Musical score by Sol Kaplan played by the Philharmonia Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra


Author: Lewis Carroll
Director: Dallas Bower
Producer: Lou Bunin
Musical score: Sol Kaplan
Musical score played by: The Philharmonia Orchestra
Musical score played by: The London Symphony Orchestra
Alice: Carol Marsh
Lewis Carroll: Stephen Murray
Dean Liddell: Felix Aylmer
Queen Victoria: Pamela Brown
The Vice-Chancellor: Ernest Milton
The White Rabbit spoken by: Ernest Milton
The Queen of Hearts spoken by: Pamela Brown
The Cheshire Cat spoken by: Felix Aylmer
The Caterpillar spoken by: Jack Train
The Dormouse spoken by: Joyce Grenfell
The Mad Hatter spoken by: Peter Bull

: Sunday Special: Praising the Lord

in a modern rhythm with Wilf Todd and his Trio.


Musicians: Wilf Todd and his Trio
Producer: Ronnie Lane

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 18.15)

: Nesau at Dduw

Pasg Myfyrdod a mawl dan arweiniad
Y Parchedig O. G. Rees , Warden Coleg St. Mihangel, Ltandaf
Cenir yr emynau gan
Cantorion Cymreig y BBC Arweinydd, Arwel Hughes Y cyflwyno gan Ifan O. Williams
Trefnwyd gan
Y Parch. Glyn Parry-Jones
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 18.40)


Unknown: Pasg Myfyrdod
Unknown: G. Rees
Unknown: Warden Coleg St.
Unknown: Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Glyn Parry-Jones

: Meeting Point at Easter: The Power of Evil has been broken

Fr. Hugh Bishop, C.R. restates the Easter message in the light of human suffering in the twentieth century.


Presenter: Fr. Hugh Bishop
Producer: Peter Hamilton

: The News

: Billy Smart's Circus

See below

: Sunday-Night Play: Brian Rix presents: A Fair Cop

A new farce by Christopher Bond.


Writer: Christopher Bond
Setting: Rhoda Gray
The play directed by: Darcy Conyers
TV presentation: Mary Evans
Joe Miller: Peter Mercier
Smiler Perkins: Larry Noble
Millie Blunt: Sheila Mercier
Police Sergeant Albert Blunt: Leo Franklyn
Police Constable Percy Hobson: Brian Rix
Betty Hobson: Carole Shelley
Creases Croker: Basil Lord
Police Constable Gunboat Clitheroe: Terry Scott
Hilary Harbottle: Charles Cameron
Reporter: Andrew Sachs
Fireman: Garth Adams

: The News

: The Sylphide

A romantic ballet by Auguste Bournonville.
[Starring] Ballet Rambert
With Patricia Ashworth, Joanna Banks, Vivian Dodds, Doreen Draisey, Carolyn Fey, Rachel Holland, Gayrie MacSween, Elsa Recagno, Jane Sanders, Sandra Short, Irene Siegfried, Anna Truscott, Gordon Coster, Alan Cunliffe, Norman Morrice.
Music by Lovenskiold recorded by London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Norman Nelson
Conducted by David Ellenberg


Choreography: Auguste Bournonville
Composer: Lovenskiold
Music recorded by: London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Norman Nelson
Orchestra conducted by: David Ellenberg
Designer: Lionel Radford
Producer: Margaret Dale
The Sylphide: Lucette Aldous
James: Flemming Flindt
Effie, James' fiancee: Shirley Dixon
James's mother: Valerie Marsh
Gurn, a farmhand: John Chesworth
Madge, a witch: Gillian Martlew
Village boys: Kenneth Bannerman
Village boys: John O'Brien
Nancy Effie's friend: Jennifer Kelly
Dancer: Patricia Ashworth
Dancer: Joanna Banks
Dancer: Vivian Dodds
Dancer: Doreen Draisey
Dancer: Carolyn Fey
Dancer: Rachel Holland
Dancer: Gayrie MacSween
Dancer: Elsa Recagno
Dancer: Jane Sanders
Dancer: Sandra Short
Dancer: Irene Siegfried
Dancer: Anna Truscott
Dancer: Gordon Coster
Dancer: Alan Cunliffe
Dancer: Norman Morrice

: The Epilogue: The Clay Dragon

A talk by Bishop Stephen Bayne.


Presenter: Bishop Stephen Bayne

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