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: A Service of Dedication

from the Wren Chapel of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea to mark the launching of a permanent appeals organisation by the Army Benevolent Fund.
Introduced by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks, K.C.B., K.B.E.. D.S.O., M.C.
The Service conducted by The Chaplain of the Royal Hospital, The Rev. L. V. Headley, O.B.E. The sermon preached by the Chaplain General to the Forces, The Ven. Archdeacon I. D. Neill, O.B.K., Q.H.C.
Band of the Welsh Guards under the direction of Major F. L. Statham, M.B.E.
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks
Service conductor: The Rev. L. V. Headley
Sermon preacher: The Ven. Archdeacon I. D. Neill
Organist: Helen T. Young
Band of the Welsh Guards under the direction of: Major F. L. Statham
Commentator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas

: Seeing and Believing: Music in the House

A Christian theme taken from John Bunyan and interpreted by Ormerod Greenwood.
With illustrations by John Glen and Michael Jessett.


Presenter: Ormerod Greenwood
Illustrations: John Glen
Illustrations: Michael Jessett
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Farming: Quality Wool

and Weather for Farmers
Introduced by John Cherrington.

Sydney Moorhouse follows the fleece from farm to fabric and reviews shearing and marketing methods. He and John Cherrington talk to the Chairman and Secretary of the British Wool Marketing Board and to G. L. Williams about progeny testing for fleece improvement.
Filmed by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
From the Midlands


Presenter/interviewer: John Cherrington
Interviewer: Sydney Moorhouse
Interviewee: G. L. Williams
Producer: Gordon Mosley

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o ffilmiau newyddion yn dangos peth o weithgarweh Cymiru a'r Cymry yn ysitod 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 A chynulleidfa eglwyei undebol y cylch mewn rhagien o ganu emypnau o'r Tabernacl, Capel y Bedyddwyr, Pontypridd
Arweinydd, Manse] Thomas Organydd. Arwel Hughes Unawdyddi, Maureen Guy
Cyflwynir yr emynau gan
Y Parch. Ddr. Gwilym ap Robert Y telediad yng ngofal
Record iad y BBC
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Thomas Organydd.
Unknown: Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Maureen Guy

: The Adventures of Hiram Holliday: Swiss Titmouse

A film comedy series starring Wally Cox.

2.0-2.10 Piano Duets by John Durrant and Dawn Holder.
2.10-2.25 Flashback: People and events in the local news.


Hiram Holliday: Wally Cox
Pianist (Piano Duets): John Durrant
Pianist (Piano Duets): Dawn Holder

: Film Matinee presents: Alice Adams

A drama.
[Starring] Katharine Hepburn

A young girl in an American small town is worried by what she considers to be the inferior social status of her family.


Director: George Stevens
Alice Adams: Katharine Hepburn
Arthur Russell: Fred MacMurray
Mr Adams: Fred Stone
Walter Adams: Frank Albertson
Mr Lamb: Charley Grapewin

: A Journey into the Weald of Kent

Commentary spoken by John Betjeman.
A Random Films production in the 'National Heritage' series


Narrator: John Betjeman

: Sometimes on Sundays

A second showing of some recent items from Wednesday Magazine.
Introduced by David Jacobs.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Captain Pugwash: The Powder Magazine

Another thrilling adventure with his band of black-hearted pirates and Stowaway Tom.
An animated cartoon written and drawn by John Ryan.
Storyteller, Peter Hawkins


Writer/artist: John Ryan
Narrator/voices: Peter Hawkins
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: Triton: Part 1

The Story of a Secret Weapon
Written and produced by Rex Tucker.
Starring William Russell with Francis Matthews


Writer/producer: Rex Tucker
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Frederick Knapman
The Spy: Leonard Trolley
Earl St Vincent: Ewen MacDuff
Vice-Admiral Graeme: John Lawrence
Sir Home Popham: Anthony Sharp
Lieutenant Singleton: Peter Mayock
Captain Belwether: William Russell
Lieutenant Lamb: Francis Matthews
The Admiral: Robert James
Lieutenant of Hebe: Leon Shepperdson
Madame Victor: Selma Vaz Dias
Clotilde: Kitty Attwood
French Sergeant: Rudolph Offenbach
The Man with the Patch: Roger Delgado

: Zoo Packet: Beaks and Bills

Introduced by Gerald Durrell.
A bird's beak is a tool. The shape depends on the use the bird makes of it; as a spear, a sieve, a spoon, a chisel, or a precision instrument. Gerald Durrell illustrates this with the help of a number of birds from his Jersey zoo.
From the West


Presenter: Gerald Durrell
Film editor: John Merritt
Director: Christopher Parsons
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Sunday Special: The Laws of Science

The Rev. J. W. Hampton, watched by a group of young people in the studio, conducts some experiments.


Presenter: The Rev. J. W. Hampton
Production: Victor Menzies

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 18.15)

: Meeting Point: It's Happening Now: Caring for Children

Seventy-seven thousand children in this land have no homes of their own. What are the Churches doing about this?
An enquiry led by Peter West.


Presenter: Peter West
Film cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film editor: Edward Walter
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: The News

: The Sunday-Night Play: Home at Seven

by R.C. Sherriff.
[Starring] Alec Clunes and Betty Baskcomb
Home at seven as usual after just another Monday at the office - or that is what Mr. Preston thought. But in fact it is Tuesday and he has no recollection of the past twenty-four hours. It soon becomes vital to fill this gap in his memory.


Writer: R.C. Sherriff
Producer: Eric Tayler
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Janet Preston: Betty Baskcomb
David Preston: Alec Clunes
Doctor Sparling: Robert Raglan
Major Watson: Stuart Saunders
Inspector Hemingway: Frank Gatliff
Mr Petherbridge: John Ruddock
Peggy Dobson: Annabel Maule
Ellen Dobson: Patricia Harwood
Joe Dobson: Fred Hugh

: Does the Team Think?

Members of the public put questions to a team of distinguished experts.
The great minds are: Jimmy Edwards, Ted Ray, Bernard Braden, Frank Muir.
In the chair, McDonald Hobley


Panellist/from an idea by: Jimmy Edwards
Panellist: Ted Ray
Panellist: Bernard Braden
Panellist: Frank Muir
Chairman: McDonald Hobley
Director: Syd Lotterby
Producer: Edward Taylor

: Be My Guest

says Joan Regan and invites The King Brothers, Billy Dainty, Donna Douglas, Carol Deene, Johnny Webb, Don Bennett, The Polka Dots.


Singer/presenter: Joan Regan
Singers: The King Brothers
Performer: Billy Dainty
Singer: Donna Douglas
Singer: Carol Deene
Singer: Johnny Webb
Singer: Don Bennett
Singers: The Polka Dots
Musical director: Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Musical associate: Ronald Cass
Staging: Malcolm Goddard
Settings: Stanley Dorfman
Director: Robin Nash
Producer: John Street

: The News

: Monitor

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


Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Associate producer: Humphrey Burton
Presenter/editor: Huw Wheldon

: The Epilogue: The Way that Takes the Town

A Meditation on this line from George Herbert by the Rev. Dr. W. Moelwyn Merchant.
From Wales


Presenter: The Rev. W. Moelwyn Merchant

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