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: Morning Service

From the Tabernacle Congregational Church, Trowbridge.
Conducted by the Minister, The Rev. Noel Calvin.
Call to Worship
Praise the Lord (C.P. 20)
Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
Responsive Reading: Psalm 37 (C.P. 818)
I can picture Jesus' toiling (C.P. 119)
Lesson: St. Luke 12. vv. 13-36
Anthem: O thou, the central orb
O for a heart (C.P. 439)
Praise to the Lord (C.P. 45)
From the West
(to 12.00)


Conductor: The Rev. Noel Calvin
Organist: Joyce Lucas
Choirmaster: Leonard Millar
TV presentation: Kenneth Savidge

: Seeing and Believing: The Inside of Prayer

A Christian theme illustrated by John Alldis, Stephen MacDonald, Nathan Mdledle, Margaret Tyzack.


Contributor: John Alldis
Contributor: Stephen MacDonald
Contributor: Nathan Mdledle
Contributor: Margaret Tyzack
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Farming

and Weather for Farmers
Special edition for the grower
Introduced by Richard Martyr.

Dutch Lights
Richard Martyr and George Keen, County Horticultural Officer for the East Riding of Yorkshire, describe the use of Dutch lights by growers in his district, many of whom are of Dutch origin.

Dutch Competition
Film and discussion on the competition in our markets from imported Dutch vegetables.

From the Midlands


Presenter: Richard Martyr
Item presenter (Dutch Lights): George Keen
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)

: Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol

Gwahoddwn chwi i ymuno & chynulleidfa eglwysi undebol y cylch mewn rhaglen o ganu emynau o Eglwys Bresbyte raddd, Heol y Crwys, Caerdydd
Arweinydd, Mansel Thomas Organydd, Arwel Hughes Unawdydd, Beti Jones
Cyflwvnir yr emvnau gan
T Parch. M. R. Mainwaring
Y telediad vng ngofal
Gethyn Stoodley Thomas Recordiad y BBC
Hymn-singing from Cardiff.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Film Matinee presents: The Prisoner of Zenda

Starring Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, Douglas Fairbanks, Jnr., David Niven

A lavish film version of Anthony Hope's well-known romantic adventure story of a gay and debonair Englishman, who, because of his startling resemblance to a King, gains a throne.


From the novel by: Anthony Hope
Director: John Cromwell
Producer: David O. Selznick, Jnr.
Rudolf Rassendyll: Ronald Colman
King Rudolf V of Ruritania: Ronald Colman
Princess Flavia: Madeleine Carroll
Rupert of Hentzau: Douglas Fairbanks
Fritz von Tarlenheim: David Niven
Antoinette de Mauban: Mary Astor
Black Michael: Raymond Massey
Colonel Sapt: C. Aubrey Smith

: A Film Profile: Fred Zinnemann

Fred Zinnemann, outstanding American film director, talks about his life and his work, in discussion with Donald Holms.
With scenes from: From Here to Eternity, High Noon, The Nun's Story, The Sundowners
Films by courtesy of Columbia, National Telefilm Associates, and Warner Pathé
Last shown in February 1961


Interviewee: Fred Zinnemann
Interviewer: Donald Holms
Produced for television by: Richard Evans

: Tenderfoot: Fernando

A second showing of the Western film series.
Starring Will Hutchins as Tom Brewster the young cowboy adventurer who is also a student of the law.

Tom befriends a young monk who, for most unusual reasons, has decided to become a prize fighter.


Tom Brewster: Will Hutchins

: Captain Pugwash: Ivory Cargo

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 3

The Story of a Secret Weapon
Written and produced in four parts 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
Lieutenant Lamb: Francis Matthews
Captain Belwether: William Russell
Sentry: Derek Lanyon
Mr Robert Fulton: Reed de Rouen
Interpreter: Michael Anthony
French Captain: Jacques Cey

: Zoo Packet: Rodents and their Enemies

Gerald Durrell introduces some charming members of the rodent family from his Jersey Zoo. They range from hamsters to squirrels and from the chinchilla to the great-crested porcupine. Rodents are so adaptable and multiply so fast that if they did not have many enemies, Nature's balance would be upset.
From the West


Presenter: Gerald Durrell
Film editor: John Merritt
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Sunday Special: Speaking for Myself

Pat Smythe talks to Alan Gibson.
From the West


Interviewee: Pat Smythe
Interviewer: Alan Gibson
Presented by: Kenneth Savidge

: British Legion Service

At the grave of Field-Marshal Earl Haig
Centenary Founder's Day Service, within the ruins of Dryburgh Abbey attended by H.R.H. The Duke of Gloucester, K.G., K.T., K.P.
Preacher: The Very Rev. George S. Duncan, O.B.E., D.D.,LL.D. the late Earl Haig's personal Chaplain
Service conducted by the Rev. Alex W. Sawyer, O.B.E., M.C., T.D., the parish minister
Alastair MacIntyre presents an edited recording of this afternoon's Service.
Choir: Hawick P.S.A. Male Voice Choir
The Military Band of the 4th/5th Battalion K.O.S.B. (T.A.)
Bandmaster. H. B. Hutchison
Pipers and Buglers of the 4th/5th Battalion K.O.S.B.
See page 10


Preacher: The Very Rev. George S. Duncan
Service conductor: The Rev. Alex W. Sawyer
Singers: Hawick P.S.A. Male Voice Choir
Presenter: Alastair MacIntyre
Bandmaster: H. B. Hutchison
Television presentation: The Rev. Dr. Ronald Falconer

: Meeting Point: Across the Table

from Geoffrey Smith, Patrick Wymark and a lawyer is Lord Longford perhaps better known as Lord Pakenham, who answers their questions about the Christian attitude to punishment.
From the Midlands


Interviewer: Geoffrey Smith
Interviewer: Patrick Wymark
Interviewer: A lawyer [name uncredited]
Interviewee: Lord Longford
Arranged by: Eric Blennerhassett
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Headline News

: Sunday Night Play: A Call on Kuprin: Part 1

by Maurice Edelman, M.P.
Television play by Anthony Steven.
[Starring] Eric Portman, John Gregson, Marius Goring, Martita Hunt, Natasha Parry, Mervyn Johns, John Phillips

After the manned satellite, the armed satellite. Kuprin, the Soviet scientist, is working on a warhead for the Chelovyek. But Laye-Parker, M.P., and Smith, a Lobby Correspondent at the House of Commons, remember him at Cambridge before the war as an Anglophile married to an English woman. Can they, by a personal approach, persuade him to return to this country?
(Part 2: next Sunday at 7.30 p.m.)


Author: Maurice Edelman
Television play by: Anthony Steven
Producer: John Jacobs
Film Cameraman: Hugh Wilson
Film Cameraman: Fred Ford
Film Editor: Roy Fry
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Lowther: Noel Johnson
Smith: John Gregson
Laye-Parker: Marius Goring
Isabel: Heather Chasen
Rowson: Michael Barrington
McPherson: James Urquhart
Radio commentator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Sir Geraint Lloyd: Edward Burnham
Professor Ridley: John Ruddock
Miss Probert: Irene Sutcliffe
Miss Lipscomb: Pauline Winter
Journalist: Raymond Farrell
Leonidov: Alexis Chesnakov
Trifonov: John Phillips
Nina: Ann Patrick
Holloway: Mervyn Johns
Hotel Clerk: Alfred Hoffman
Madame Kuprin: Martita Hunt
Vera: Natasha Parry
Zagornetz: John Bennett
Kuprin: Eric Portman
Madame Lebedev: Dorothea Phillips
Bakaleinikov: Michael Ivan
Lebedev: Gabriel Toyne
Anneliese Kern: Julia Arnall
Gypsy musician: Gregori Tcherniak
Gypsy musician: Geoffrey Sisley
Singer: Tutte Lemkow
Gypsy dancen: Sara Luzita
Liftman: John Rutland
Makarov: Kenneth J. Warren

: Does the Team Think?

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: Sydney Lotterby
Producer: Edward Taylor

: Be My Guest

says Joan Regan and invites Arthur Worsley, Matt Monro, Ken Jones, The Polka Dots.


Singer/presenter: Joan Regan
Ventriloquist: Arthur Worsley
Singer: Matt Monro
Pianist: Ken Jones
Singers: The Polka Dots
Musical director: Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Musical associate: Dennis Wilson
Staging: Malcolm Goddard
Settings: Stanley Dorfman
Director: Robin Nash
Producer: John Street

: The News

: Appeal

on behalf of the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind by John Wilson, O.B.E.
Contributions (preferably by crossed postal order or cheque) will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to John Wilson [address removed]


Presenter: John Wilson

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.
Tonight's edition includes:

Portrait of a Soviet composer.

A double life.
With illustrations from the Exhibition at the Tate Gallery organised by the Arts Council

Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.


Director (Prokofiev): Ken Russell
Script (Daumier): R. H. Wilenski
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Associate producer: Humphrey Burton
Presenter/editor: Huw Wheldon

: The Epilogue: Looking at People

A talk by The Rev. J. Philip Lee-Woolf.
From the Midlands


Presenter: The Rev. J. Philip Lee-Woolf

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