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: Matins

from the Village Church of St. Mylor, near Falmouth, Cornwall.
Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Frank Martin.
The hymns taken from Hymns Ancient and Modern
Revised Jesu, where'er thy people meet (245)
When, all thy merciest O my God (177)
Love divine, all loves excelling (206)
All creatures of our God and King (172)
Psalm 116
First Lesson Jeremiah 17, vv. 6-14
Second Lesson: 1 Peter 4, w. 7-19
From the West
(to 12.00)


Conductor: The Rev. Frank Martin
Organist and Choirmaster: Noel Ashton

: Seeing and Believing: The Affluent Christian

A Christian theme expounded by Fr. Hugh Bishop, C.R. assisted by Geoffrey Chard and Nicholas Moes.


Presenter: Fr. Hugh Bishop
Singer: Geoffrey Chard
Assisted by: Nicholas Moes
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Farming: Hop Growing

and Weather for Farmers
Introduced by Philip Chater.

A film tracing the hop from the time it is planted in the hop fields of the South-East and the West Midlands, until it is graded in the Factor's showroom in London.
Anthony Parkin investigates the research work being done on the hop and, James Nott describes mist propagation.
Filmed by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit and Ion Trant
BBC film


Presenter: Philip Chater
Reporter: Anthony Parkin
Speaker: James Nott
Filmed by: Ion Trant
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: Gordon Mosley

: O Sul I Sul

Deuholiad o filmiau neiwyddion yn dangos petih o weithgarweh Cymiru a/r Cymry yn ystod; yr wythnos
A weekly news survey.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Swynol Sain

Beti Jones (soprano)
Joan Arwyn Evans (piano)
Cerddorfa Gymrcig y BBC Bllaenwn, Philip Whiteway Dan arweiniad Arwel Hughes
Oyflwynydd, Roger Webster Cynllunydd, Colin Sh&w
Golygydd Cerdd. Alwyn Jones Cynhyrchydd.
Arthur Williams
Recondiady BBC
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Soprano: Beti Jones
Pianist: Joan Arwyn Evans
Unknown: Cerddorfa Gymrcig
Unknown: Philip Whiteway
Unknown: Dan Arweiniad
Unknown: Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Roger Webster
Unknown: Golygydd Cerdd.

: The Face of the Unknown

An exploration of the world of Science-Fiction films.
Introduced by Donald Holms.
With scenes from: Man in Space, War of the Worlds, Them, The Invasion of the Body-Snatchers, Forbidden Planet, The Time Machine
Films by courtesy of Walt Disney, Paramount, Warner-Pathe and MGM
Last shown in November 1960


Presenter: Donald Holms
Script: Derek Hill
Presented by: Richard Evans

: Film Matinee presents: Suspicion

A film drama directed by Alfred Hitchcock from the novel 'Before the Fact' by Francis Iles.

[Starring] Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine with Sir Cedric Hardwicke

A romance develops between the General's daughter, Lina, and a gay but penniless adventurer. After a runaway marriage Lina finds her husband has been lying to her, and her suspicions grow into deadly fear.


Director: Alfred Hitchcock
From the novel 'Before the Fact' by: Francis Iles
Johnnie: Cary Grant
Lina: Joan Fontaine
General McLaidlaw: Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Beckey: Nigel Bruce
Mrs McLaidlaw: Dame May Whitty
Mis Newsham: Isabel Jeans

: Safari to Asia with Armand Denis and Michaela Denis: Dolphins and Dragons

An old friend, an African hippo, greets Armand and Michaela at the Tokyo Zoo. Tame dolphins and fishing cormorants keep the aquatic atmosphere, while the dragons of the Nagasaki autumn festival provide a dramatic climax.
First shown in August 1960
From the West


Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: Funny Manns

Cliff Norton appears in the disguise of a Coach Man, but he learned all he knows about coaches from a crazy old film.


Coach Man: Cliff Norton

: Stranger on the Shore: Episode 1

by Sheila Hodgson.


Writer: Sheila Hodgson
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Film Cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Film Editor: Larry Toft
Settings: Raymond Cusick
Music composed and played by: Mr. Acker Bilk
David Gough: Richard Vernon
Mrs Gough: Beatrix Mackey
Penelope Gough: Amanda Grinling
Paul (Podger) Gough: Denis Gilmore
Mr Smith-Burgeon: John Brooking
Marie-Helene Ronsin: Jeanne Le Bars
Robert: Francois Landry
A greengrocer: Terry Baker
A policeman: Peter Thompson
Mrs Baxter: Noreen Craven

: Tenderfoot: The Corsican

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

Tom finds that a conflict between two brothers with sharply divided loyalties is likely to provoke an Indian War.


Tom Brewster: Will Hutchins

: Sunday Special

Mervyn Griffiths talks about training in the life of the athlete.
From Wales


Presenter: Mervyn Griffiths
Presented by: Arthur Williams

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 18.15)

: Meeting Point: This is My Story

Pastor Wolfgang Friedrichs, once a member of the Hitler Youth and wartime German bomber pilot, tells how he became the Lutheran minister he is today.
Filmed in Germany by the Midland Regional Film Unit
Last shown in May


Presenter: Pastor Wolfgang Friedrichs
Camera: Stewart Farnell
Sound: Peter Caselberg
Film editor: Bill Brind
Director: Derek Smith
Producer: William Purcell

: The News

: Hancock

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Tony Hancock
and featuring June Whitfield, Myrtle Reed, Gwenda Ewen
Last shown in June
See page 15


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music composed and orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Veronica Stillwell: June Whitfield
Olive Hobbs: Myrtle Reed
Pamela Ffortescue-Ffrench: Gwenda Ewen

: The Singing Years: Music of the Fifties

Introduced by Eric Robinson and featuring this week Music of the Fifties
With Dennis Lotis, Diane Todd, Benny Lee, Douglas Squires, Jean Muir, Pauline Innes, Geoffrey Chard, Joan Bramhall and The George Mitchell Singers.


Presenter/the orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Singer: Dennis Lotis
Singer: Diane Todd
Singer: Benny Lee
Dancer/Numbers staged by: Douglas Squires
Dancer: Jean Muir
Dancer: Pauline Innes
Singer: Geoffrey Chard
Singer: Joan Bramhall
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
[The Orchestra] leader: Anthony Gilbert
Musical associate: Alan Bristow
Settings: Lionel Radford
Producer: Graeme Muir

: The News

: Monitor

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

Gian-Carlo Menotti
Composer of 'Amahl and the Night Visitors' and 'The Consul', filmed at his
Festival of Two Worlds at Spoleto in Italy.
'I never really finish a libretto and then set it to music, I let it burst into flame as I go along'.

Max Ernst

The first Surrealist painter, interviewed by Roland Penrose.
'The most magnificently haunted mind of today' (Andre Breton)
'If painting is the mirror of time it must be mad to have the true image of what the time is' (Max Ernst)

Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.


Subject: Gian-Carlo Menotti
Interviewee: Max Ernst
Interviewer: Roland Penrose
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Associate producer: Humphrey Burton
Presenter/editor: Huw Wheldon

: The Epilogue: Life After Death

A talk by the Rev. Dr. Gwilym ap Robert.
From Wales


Presenter: The Rev. Dr. Gwilym ap Robert
Presented by: Arthur Williams

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