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: Seeing and Believing: For This I Came

A Christian theme expounded by Fr. Vincent Whelan assisted by Albert Holt and members of the St. Gabriel Singers.


Presenter: Fr. Vincent Whelan
Assisted by: Albert Holt
Singers: members of the St. Gabriel Singers
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Farming

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

Hill Farming
Eric Elliot describes the changes brought about on. his High Peak farm as a result of the Hill Farming Scheme.

The Stockman
The Television Vet, demonstrates to Claud Herne, a Norfolk small-holder, the points to look for when buying a horse, the way to give a bullock a hypodermic injection, and the eradication of foot rot in sheep.

Filmed by the BBC's North Film Unit
From the Midlands


Presenter: John Young
Item presenter (Hill Farming): Eric Elliot
Item presenter (The Stockman): The Television Vet [name uncredited]
Guest (The Stockman): Claud Herne
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 yetodi yr wythnos
Y teladiad yng ngofal Adran y Newyddion
This week's news reviewed.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Swynol Sain

Alan Rowlands (piano) a Cherddorfa Gymrcig y BBC
Blaenwr, Philip Whiteway Arweinydd, Rae Jen &ins yn eich diddanu gyda detholiad swynol o gerddi a cherddoriaeth hen a newydd, yn cael eu cyflwyno gan Roger Webster
Golygydd cerdd, AIwyn Jones
Y lelediad yng ngofal
Recordiad y BBC
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Pianist: Alan Rowlands
Unknown: Cherddorfa Gymrcig
Unknown: Philip Whiteway
Unknown: Rae Jen
Unknown: Roger Webster
Unknown: Gethyn Stoodley Thomas

: Tenderfoot: The Gaucho

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

A chance meeting with a South American gaucho involves Tom in a battle for the control of a vast cattle ranch.


Tom Brewster: Will Hutchins

: Film Matinee presents: The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

[Starring] Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the musical The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

In the memorable years between 1911 and 1918, the dancing of Vernon and Irene Castle captured the hearts of everyone. In later years the equally famous dancing partnership of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers was to do the same; and this musical biography of the Castles is perhaps the most tuneful and tender of the films that they made together.


Director: H. C. Potter
Vernon Castle: Fred Astaire
Irene Castle: Ginger Rogers
Maggie Sutton: Edna May Oliver
Walter: Walter Brennan
Lew Fields: Lew Fields
Papa Aubel: Etienne Giradot
Mrs Foote: Janet Beecher

: Monitor: Summer Film Season

A selection from the films shown in Monitor over the past two years.
In this edition:

Variations on a Mechanical Theme
An investigation into mechanical instruments from the musical box to the automatic orchestra.
'Much of Monitor's best work has appeared among its miscellaneous short films like "Mechanical Instruments"... a kind of discursive essay which is not generally possible elsewhere in the commercial cinema world' (Sight and Sound) and George Chapman

In The Rhondda
Life in the Welsh mining valleys as seen by English painter George Chapman.
'Chapman's sympathy was in every canvas and model of his that we saw, as Wilfrid Owen's pity for the soldier was in his poetry.' (The Listener)

Programme edited and introduced by Huw Wheldon.


Director (Variations on a Musical Theme): Ken Russell
Subject (In the Rhondda): George Chapman
Director (In the Rhondda): David Jones
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Programme edited and introduced by: Huw Wheldon

: Funny Manns

A new film series with Cliff Norton.
You are never quite sure in what disguise Cliff Norton will appear, but you can be sure that he will show some crazy old films. This week he is Travelling Mann.


Travelling Mann: Cliff Norton

: Hurricane: Part 4

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


Writer: C. E. Webber
Producer: Joy Harington
Designer: Richard Henry
Midge Lammerton: Suzanne Neve
Quico: Robert Rietty
Butch: Harry Baird
Battoo: Sonny Pillay
Mr Dodge: Rodney Douglas
Ruth Dodge: Helen Fleming
Hotel Manager: Harold Kasket
Franklin Van Dieman: Mike Taylor
Winston Churchill Robinson: Dudley Hunte
Wilbur Elliott: Jerry Stovin
Mr Van Dieman: Gordon Tanner
Mrs Van Dieman: Helen Horton
Marie Robinson: Pearl Prescod

: Look: Bird Migration

Introduced by Peter Scott with John Carthy.
Scientists have learned a good deal about migration, but how birds find their way is still a mystery.
Last shown in October, 1960


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

: Sunday Special: Speaking for Myself

Kenneth Horne talks to Alan Gibson.
From the West


Interviewee: Kenneth Horne
Interviewer: Alan Gibson
Presented by: Kenneth Savidge

: Nesau at Dduw

Y Gwir Lawenydd
Ymunwn mewn myfyrdod a mawl clan arweiniad y Parchedig Emlyn G. Jenkins
Cenir yr emynau gan y Cantorion Cymreig
Arweinydd, ARWEL HUGHES Y rhaglen yng ngofal y
A Meditation in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

(to 18.45)


Unknown: Gwir Lawenydd
Unknown: Emlyn G. Jenkins
Unknown: Cantorion Cymreig
Unknown: Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Glyn Parry-Jones

: Meeting Point: This is My Story: Jungle Doctor

Medical missionary Paul White, author of the famous-Jungle Doctor books, describes how his work began and recalls some vivid memories.
Introduced by William Purcell.
From the Midlands


Speaker: Paul White
Presenter: William Purcell
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: The News

: Listen James

by Raymond Bowers.
Starring John Carson and Petra Davies

Two brothers, a fast car, and a hit-and-run accident in the night..... Is this a set-up for murder? Superintendent Hurst investigates and discovers it's the geography that counts.


Writer: Raymond Bowers
Producer: George R. Foa
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Marshal Armitt: John Carson
James Armitt: Derek Aylward
Parker: Reginald Smith
Detective-Superintendent Hurst: Gerald James
Detective-Sergeant Daniels: Keith Anderson
Mercia Sparling: Petra Davies

: 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, Kenneth Horne
In the chair, McDonald Hobley


Panellist/from an idea by: Jimmy Edwards
Panellist: Ted Ray
Panellist: Bernard Braden
Panellist: Kenneth Horne
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 Cy Grant, Beryl Kaye, Malcolm Clare, The Vernons Girls, The Beryl Stott Singers.
Viewers taking part are interviewed by Patrick Feeny.


Singer/presenter: Anne Shelton
Producer: Bryan Sears
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Dancer: Beryl Kaye
Dancer/choreographer: Malcolm Clare
Singers: The Vernons Girls
Singers: The Beryl Stott Singers
Interviewer: Patrick Feeny
Musical director: Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Film editor: Ken Cooper
Designer: Jane Barchard

: The News

: The Epilogue

Canon Roger Lloyd tells of the devotion of a deep sea diver who saved Winchester Cathedral.


Presenter: Canon Roger Lloyd

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