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: Seeing and Believing: What is Worship?

A Christian theme expounded by The Rev. R. E. Cooper assisted by Boys of Eltham College.


Presenter: The Rev. R. E. Cooper
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Farming: Beef from the Border

and Weather for Farmers
The magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by Professor M. McG. Cooper.

A film on the production of quality beef from single suckler herds on the hill land of the Border area.
Professor Cooper describes the traditional ways of tearing and marketing, looks at some modern variations on the old system, and he and Ben Cottis question farmers on their breed preferences.
BBC film


Presenter: Professor M. McG. Cooper
Interviewer: Ben Coutts
Camera: John Bird
Camera: Michael Williams
Camera: Dixon Notman
Sound: Ron Hooper
Film editor: Colin Moffat
Producer: Gordon Mosley

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o ffikniau newyddion yn dangos peth o weithgarwch Cymru a'r Cyariry yn ysitod yr wythmos
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'r Tabernacl, Capel yr AnnibynwyT, Sgiwen
Arweinydd, Mansel Thomas
Organydd. Arwel Hughes Unawdydd. Philip Talfryn Cyflwynir yr emynau gan
Y Parch. M. R. Mainwaring Y telediad yng: ngofal
Gethyn Stoodley Thomas
Recordiad y BBC
A programme of community hymn-singing from Skewen.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Film Matinee presents: Father Takes a Wife

[Starring] Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Swanson in the film comedy Father Takes a Wife with John Howard, Desi Arnaz

When father takes a wife and she is a celebrated but temperamental actress, it is the son who has to provide the sound and sensible advice that finally leads to domestic bliss.


Director: Jack Hively
Senior: Adolphe Menjou
Leslie Collier: Gloria Swanson
Junior: John Howard
Carlos: Desi Arnaz

: Gardening Club: Summer on the Rock Garden

Percy Thrower with Wilt Ingwersen (Sussex).
Seasonal work in the Garden and Greenhouse Frame.

Recommended dwarf plants and shrubs for growing in the tiniest of city and suburban gardens.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Wilt Ingwersen
Producer: Paul Morby

: Mediterranean Highway-Malta

See panel
Last shown in April, 1961

: Bookstand

A kaleidoscope from the world of books with Dick Taverne.
The Red Balloon and Trip in a Balloon by Albert Lamorisse with the Lamorisse family.


Presenter: Dick Taverne
Production unit: Christopher Burstall
Production unit: Iain Martin
Production unit: Dennis Potter
Producer: Stephen Hearst

: Sooty

Assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett, who are preparing to leave on their summer holiday and will return again in the autumn.
From the North:


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Triton: Part 4

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
Mr Robert Fulton: Reed de Rouen
Interpreter: Michael Anthony
French Captain: Jacques Cey
Captain Belwether: William Russell
Lieutenant Lamb: Francis Matthews
Captain of Hebe: Garard Green
Lord Nelson: Robert James

: Look: The Enormous Whale

Introduced by Peter Scott with Dr. K. M. Backhouse.
Strong against tide, th' enormous whale
Emerges as he goes
Last shown in October, 1960
See page 11


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: Dr. K. M. Backhouse
Film edited by: John Merritt
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Sunday Special: Youth Club Roundabout

The filmed story of an exploration in the Peak District of Derbyshire by some members of the Peartree Baptist Youth Fellowship, Derby.


Photographed by: Stewart Farnell
Producer: Eric Blennerhassett

: Nesau at Dduw

Hyn yw y
Bywyd Ymunwn mewni mytfyrdod a mawl dan arweinlad yr Athro Dafydd G. Davies
Cenir yr emynau gan Y Cantorion.
Cymreig Arweinydd, Arwe! Hughes Trefnwyd y rhagjen gan
Y Parchedig Glyn Parry-Jones
A Welsh meditation.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 18.45)

: Meeting Point: Truth and Personality

Great sermons by Karl Barth, John Donne, Fray Luis de Leon, C. S. Lewis.
Spoken by Nicholas Selby, Michael Goodliffe, Roger Delgado, Colin Gordon
Introduced by Morris Perry.


Voices: Nicholas Selby
Voices: Michael Goodliffe
Voices: Roger Delgado
Voices: Colin Gordon
Presenter: Morris Perry
Production: Victor Menzies

: The News

: Sunday Night Play: A Call on Kuprin: Part 2

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

Laye-Parker, M.P., and Smith, a Lobby Correspondent, have reached Moscow in their search for Kuprin, a Soviet rocket expert whom they knew at Cambridge and whom they hope to persuade to return to England. Now Laye-Parker has been arrested by the M.V.D. on unspecified charges, and Smith, a reluctant partner in the enterprise, must carry on the search alone.
See page 10


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
Laye-Parker: Marius Goring
M.V.D. Officer: Charles Rea
Makarov: Kenneth J. Warren
Photographer: John Bramley
Zagornetz: John Bennett
Trifonov: John Phillips
Smith: John Gregson
Hotel Clerk: Alfred Hoffman
Holloway: Mervyn Johns
Hotel manager: Kevin Brennan
Hesketh-Payne: Peter Sallis
Marfushka: Beryl Measor
Vera: Natasha Parry
Madame Kuprin: Martita Hunt
Kuprin: Eric Portman
Makarov's assistant: Declan Mulholland
British Ambassador: Maurice Hedley
Nina: Ann Patrick
Mr Ashby: Steve Regan
Ticket collector: John Rutland
Tamara: Ann Dimitri
Doctor: Peter Elliott
Reception clerk: Frank Sieman
Narrator: Patrick Troughton

: 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
See page 10


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

: Ask Anne

A television request show introduced by Anne Shelton and produced by Bryan Sears.
A series of programmes in which viewers choose the music and songs to be sung and played tonight by Anne Shelton and her guests, Stanley Black, John Hanson, The Springfields, Douglas Squires, Jean Muir, Anna Sharkey, The Beryl Stott Singers.
Viewers taking part in this programme are interviewed by Patrick Feeny.


Singer/Presenter: Anne Shelton
Producer: Bryan Sears
Pianist: Stanley Black
Singer: John Hanson
Musicians: The Springfields
Dancer/Choreographer: Douglas Squires
Dancer: Jean Muir
Dancer: Anna Sharkey
Singers: The Beryl Stott Singers
Interviewer: Patrick Feeny
Musical Director: Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Film Editor: Ken Cooper
Designer: Cephas Howard

: The News

: Claudio Arrau

plays Schumann's Carnaval.


Pianist: Claudio Arrau
Presented by: Walter Todds

: The Epilogue: Who Cares?

Film extracts by courtesy of Shell-Mex and B.P., the A.A., and the R.A.C.

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