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: Seeing and Believing: The Undiscovered Country

A Christian theme expounded by The Bishop of Birmingham assisted by Adza Vincent and members of The Newgate Singers.


Presenter: The Bishop of Birmingham
Assisted by: Adza Vincent
Singers: Members of The Newgate Singers
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Farming

and Weather for Farmers
The magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by John Cherrington.

Royal Show Preview
The Royal Agricultural Show opens at Cambridge this week. In this programme Peter Buckler, with the aid of film, discusses some important new developments featured at the show.

European Common Market
Observations on the European Common Market and an assessment by James Murray of its possible effects on our farming policy.

Filmed by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
From the Midlands
See page 13


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (Royal Show Preview): Peter Buckler
Item presenter (European Common Market): James Murray
Film editor: Colin Moffatt
Producer: George Sigsworth

: 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'r Tabernacl, Eglwys yr Annibynwyr, King's Cross, Llundain
Arweinydd, Mansel Thomas Organydd, Arwel Hughes
Unawdydd, Glenys Dowdle
Cyflwynir yr emynau gan
T Parch. M. R. Mainwaring
Y telediad yng ngofal
Gethyn Stoodley Thomas
Recordiad y BBC
A programme of community hymn-singing from London.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The Adventures of Hiram Holliday: Unkissed Bride

A film comedy series starring Wally Cox.

A toy accordion, bought in Amsterdam, is responsible for Hiram's reluctant participation in a shipboard wedding ceremony-his own!


Hiram Holliday: Wally Cox

: Motor Racing: The French Grand Prix - The Start

Raymond Baxter reports direct from the Rheims circuit on the opening stages of this exciting Formula 1 event which marks the halfway stage in the fight for the 1961 World Championships.
Presented by the French Television Service
See page 14


Commentator: Raymond Baxter

: Tenderfoot: Trial of the Canary Kid

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

Tom is faced with a dangerous case of mistaken identity when a notorious outlaw decides to change places with him.


Tom Brewster: Will Hutchins

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower with Francis Hanger Curator, R.H.S. Gardens. Wisley, Surrey.
Feeding brussels sprouts; Transplanting lettuce; Feeding a recently planted blackcurrants, and spraying against aphis.
Plant Propagation for the Amateur
Increasing one's stock of prized plants and scrubs including: Azaleas-Camellias-Heathers and some house plants.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Francis Hanger
Producer: Paul Morby

: Motor Racing: The French Grand Prix

A report on the closing stages of the race direct from the Rheims circuit.
Presented by the French Television Service


Commentator: Raymond Baxter

: Captain Pugwash: New Sails

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

: Hurricane: Part 1

A serial in six parts by C. E. Webber.
Film sequences by the BBC Children's Film Unit

(Harold Kasket is appearing in 'The Sound of Music', at the Palace Theatre; Susanne Neve in 'The Bad Soldier Smith' at the Westminster Theatre, London)


Writer: C. E. Webber
Producer: Joy Harington
Designer: Richard Henry
Mr Jones: George Tovey
Mr Gomes: Bari Johnson
Jessica de Boissiere: Dolores Mantez
Midge Lammerton: Susanne Neve
Matron: Nan Marriott-Watson
Mr de Boissiere: Andre Dakar
Mrs de Boissiere: Nadia Cattouse
Hotel Manager: Harold Kasket
Winston Churchill Robinson: Dudley Hunt
Mrs Cornelius: Tucker McGuire
Bob Wilson: Philip Locke
Yachtsman: Roland Brand

: Look: The Pink-Footed Goose

Introduced by Peter Scott.

Frequently Peter Scott takes a party to Scotland in the autumn to catch and ring as many as possible of the pink-tooted geese which have left their breeding grounds in Greenland and Central Iceland to winter in Britain.
Last shown in November, 1960


Presenter: Peter Scott
Film edited by: John Merritt
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Sunday Special: Sailing up the Clyde: 1: All in a Flash

The Rev. J. L. Dow shows how the lighthouses in this famous stretch of water reveal themselves by night.
From Scotland


Presenter: The Rev. J. L. Dow
Producer: The Rev. Dr. Ronald Falconer

: Show Jumping

Direct from Aachen International Horse Show, Germany.
The final stages of the Grand Prix event.
Presented by the German Television Service


Commentator: Dorian Williams

: Meeting Point: Designing a Cathedral

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool, The Most Rev. John Heenaru D.D. discusses the controversial new design for his Cathedral with Frederick Gibberd, C.B.E., F.R.I.B.A. the architect.
The programme includes an interview with Felix Candela the Mexican engineer famous for his concrete construction.
Chairman, Donald Holms
See page 13


Panellist: The Most Rev. John Heenaru
Panellist: Frederick Gibberd
Interviewee: Felix Candela
Chairman: Donald Holms
Arranged by: Fr. Agnellus Andrew, O.R.M.
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: The News

: The Sunday Film: Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

[Starring] Ava Gardner and James Mason


Produced and directed by: Albert Lewin
Pandora Reynolds: Ava Gardner
Hendrick Van der Zee: James Mason
Stephen Cameron: Nigel Patrick
Geoffrey Fielding: Harold Warrender
Juan Montalvo: Mario Cabre
Janet: Sheila Sim
Angus: John Laurie

: 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: Sydney Lotterby
Producer: Edward Taylor

: Be My Guest

says Joan Regan and invites Gary Miller, The Polka Dots, The Corona Girls and Boys and Special guests from the Continent: Los Zafiros.


Singer/presenter: Joan Regan
Singer: Gary Miller
Singers: The Polka Dots
Singers: The Corona Girls and Boys
Singers/guests: Los Zafiros
Musical director: Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Musical associate: Ronald Case
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.


Presenter/Editor: Huw Wheldon
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate Producer: Nancy Thomas
Associate Producer: Humphrey Burton

: The Epilogue: Our Christian Vocation

A talk by The Ven. George Youell, Archdeacon of Stoke-on-Trent.

11.0-11.8 'Those whom God lusth joined...'
An Epilogue by the Rev. John Waller.


Presenter (Our Christian Vocation): The Ven. George Youell
Presenter (Those whom God lusth joined...): The Rev. John Waller

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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