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: Seeing and Believing: Images of the Church

A Christian theme expounded by The Rev. Michael Skininer assisted by Leslie Cawood and the Highgate Methodist Singers.


Presenter: The Rev. Michael Skininer
Assisted by: Leslie Cawood
Singers: The Highgate Methodist Singers
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Farming

and Weather for Farmers
Introduced by John Cherrington.

Ulster Seed Potatoes
Northern Ireland's seed potato industry is worth seven to eight million pounds annually. Humphrey Barron follows the seed from planting to port of embarkation.

Animal Health Trust
Dr. Sellers, Director of the Animal Health Trust, describes work on scour in pigs and calves at their research station at Stock in Essex.
Filmed by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
From the Midlands


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (Ulster Seed Potatoes): Humphrey Barron
Item presenter (Animal Health Trust): Dr. Sellers
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Film editor: Colin Moffatt
Producer: Gordon Mosley

: O Sul I Sul

A weekly news survey.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Swynol Sain

Stuart Burrows (tenor)
Cantorion Shelley
C6r-feistres, Eiddwen Griffiths
Cerddorfa Gymreig y BBC Blaenwr, Philip Whiteway Dan arweiniad Arwel Hughes
Cyflwynydd. Roger Webster Cynllunydd, Colin Shaw
Golygydd Cerdd. Alwyn Jones
Recordiad y BBC
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Tenor: Stuart Burrows
Unknown: Cantorion Shelley
Unknown: Eiddwen Griffiths
Unknown: Cerddorfa Gymreig
Unknown: Philip Whiteway
Unknown: Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Roger Webster
Unknown: Colin Shaw
Unknown: Golygydd Cerdd.
Unknown: Arthur Williams

: News Report presents: Story of France

from 1918 to the Common Market
Introduced by John Tidmarsh.

2.0-2.30 Waterway
The story of a journey to the Bahamas.


Presenter: John Tidmarsh
Narration: Jacques Brunius
Editor: Gavin Gray

: Film Matinee presents: Flying Leathernecks

[Starring] John Wayne, Robert Ryan

The thrilling wartime exploits of the men and their machines who formed an air squadron stationed in the jungle bordering Guadalcanal in 1942.


Director: Nicholas Ray
Maj. Daniel Xavier Kirby: John Wayne
Capt. Carl 'Griff' Griffin: Robert Ryan

: Safari to Asia with Armand Denis and Michaela Denis: The Oyster and the Pearl

Visiting Nara, ancient capital of Japan, Armand and Michaela Denis photograph the annual de-horning of the sacred deer and the spectacular Gion festival; and they complete the strange story of Japan's cultured pearls - the 'Tears of the Moon'.
Last shown in August 1960
From the West


Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: Sooty and Sweep: Holiday Flicks

Sooty and Sweep assisted by Harry Corbett show their Holiday Flicks.
From the North


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Stranger on the Shore: Episode 2

A serial in five parts 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 MacKay
Penelope Gough: Amanda Grinling
Paul (Podger) Gough: Denis Gilmore
Mr Smith-Burgeon: John Brooking
Marie-Helene Ronsin: Jeanne Le Bars
Robert: Francois Landry
Nicola: Jacky Allouis
Terry: Leonard Monaghan
Michael: Michael Lewin
Peter: Colin Spaull
Lotto: Elyn Torna
Shop assistant: Joy Osborne
Waitress: Eliza Buckingham

: Overland Trail: Perilous Passage

2,000 miles of adventure with the pioneers as the Stage Coach route moves Westward.
A film series starring William Bendix and Doug McClure.

Flip and Kelly take on a dangerous assignment when they agree to transport the notorious Cole Younger on a cross-country journey to stand trial. They expect an attempt at rescue by the outlaw's gang--but not an attack by a Sioux war-party.


Fred Kelly: William Bendix
Flip Flippen: Doug McClure

: Sunday Story: The Story of David: 1: The Youngest Son

told by Cyril Fletcher.


Storyteller: Cyril Fletcher
Script: Chad Varah
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: The News

: Songs of Praise

Congregational hymn-singing from Tabernacle Baptist Chapel, Cardiff.
with Heather Harper (soprano)
Conducted by Mansel Thomas
Introduced by the Rev. Dr. Gwilym ap Robert.


Soprano: Heather Harper
Conductor: Mansel Thomas
Organist: V. Anthony Lewis
Presenter: The Rev. Dr. Gwilym ap Robert
Producer: Gethyn Stoodley Thomas

: Meeting Point: Coping with Life

The Rev. Dr. Hugh Douglas talks about pools, planets, pills and Providence.
From Scotland


Presenter: The Rev. Dr. Hugh Douglas
Producer: The Rev. Dr. Ronald Falconer

: The News

: The Kay Starr English Music-Hall

featuring America's dynamic singing personality.
[Starring] Kay Starr
with Deryck Guyler, Jack Billings and George Baron, The Gallow Glass Ceili Band,
The Beryl Stott Singers, The Irving Davies Dancers and Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra.


Singer: Kay Starr
Performer: Deryck Guyler
Dancer: Jack Billings
Performer: George Baron
Musicians: The Gallow Glass Ceili Band
Singers: The Beryl Stott Singers
Dancers: The Irving Davies Dancers
Musicians: Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra
Dance director: Irving Davies
Script: Brad Ashton
Sets designed by: Lionel Radford
Associate producer: Hal Stanley
Producer: Richard Afton

: The Sunday-Night Play: A Clean Kill

by Michael Gilbert.
[Starring] Emrys Jones, Petra Davies, Barry Letts, Edward Woodward, with Helen Christie, Laurence Hardy, Carmel McSharry
From Wales

The quarrel Hilda Reese had with her husband over the sale of his newly patented cleaning fluid had unexpected and even fatal results, but things took an even more serious turn when Superintendent Morland was called in to investigate.


Writer: Michael Gilbert
Producer: David J. Thomas
Film cameraman: Russell Walker
Film editor: Douglas Mair
Designer: David Butcher
Ann Patten: Petra Davies
Charles Reese: Emrys Jones
Hilda Reese: Helen Christie
Mrs Turvey: Carmel McSharry
Mr Schofield: Barry Letts
Mr Senior: Laurence Hardy
Superintendent Morland: Edward Woodward
Police Constable: Eifion Wyn Jones

: What's My Line?

Chairman, Eamonn Andrews
Panel: Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, David Nixon, a guest panellist and a mystery guest celebrity.
Televised by arrangement with CBS and Maurice Winnick


Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: David Nixon
Research: Julia Cave
Director: Sydney Lotterby
Producer: John Warrington
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman

: The News

: Juliette Greco

sings 'Of Love and Lost Love' on the Left Bank of Paris accompanied by Henri Patterson and his Ensemble.
See page 12


Singer: Juliette Greco
Musicians: Henri Patterson and his Ensemble
The Club St. Germain sequence staged by: Eleanor Fazan
Designer: Stanley Dorfman
Producer: James Gilbert

: The Labour Party Conference

Kenneth Harris and Robert Kee discuss the Conference that starts tomorrow.
From the Headquarters Hotel of the Labour Party in Blackpool.


Presenter: Kenneth Harris
Presenter: Robert Kee
Associate producer: Jack Ashley
Producer: John Grist

: The Epilogue: Problems of Prayer

The first of three talks by the Chaplain-in-Chief, Royal Air Force.


Speaker: The Chaplain-in-Chief, Royal Air Force [Francis Cocks]

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