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: Seeing and Believing: To What End?

A Christian theme introduced by Fr. Charles Davis with Pio Tibanyendera, Philip Dwerryhouse and other students of St. Edmund's College, Ware.


Presenter: Fr. Charles Davis
Speaker: Pio Tibanyendera
Speaker: Philip Dwerryhouse
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o ffilmiau newyddion yn dangos peth o weithgarwch Cymru a'r Cymry yn ystod yr wythnos
A weekly news survey.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Gwyr Y Gan: 3: R. S. Hughes 1855-1893

Cyfres o raglenni yn cyflwyno unawdau, deuawdau a chytganau gan rai o gerddorion enwog Cymru
Anne Walters (soprano)
Rowland Jones (tenor)
Trevor Anthony (baritone) gyda
Cherddorfa Gymreig y BBC Blaenwr, Philip Whiteway
Dan arweiniad Arwel Hughes
Y cyflwyno gan Emrys Cleaver
Golygydd cerdd. Alwyn Jones Y cynllunio gan Alan Taylor
Y cynhyrchu gan IFAN O. WILLIAMS
Recordiad y BBC
Welsh song composers: 3 - R. S. Hughes
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Soprano: Anne Walters
Tenor: Rowland Jones
Baritone: Trevor Anthony
Unknown: Cherddorfa Gymreig
Unknown: Philip Whiteway
Unknown: Dan Arweiniad
Unknown: Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Emrys Cleaver
Unknown: Alan Taylor
Unknown: Ifan O. Williams

: Farming: Special Grower's Edition: Horticulture and the Common Market

and Weather for Farmers

Introduced by Eric Gardner.

Can British horticulture face increased competition from Europe? Growers discuss some of the problems presented if Britain joins the Six.
Film sequences by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit and John Lawes
From the Midlands


Presenter: Eric Gardner
Film sequences: John Lawes
Producer: George Sigsworth

: News Report

from West Africa
A film report from John Tidmarsh about the people and places the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are visiting.


Reporter: John Tidmarsh
Producer: Bill Northwood
Editor: Gavin Gray

: Film Matinee presents: Ellen

[Starring] Robert Young and Betsy Drake
A drama directed by James V. Kern.

The house on the top of the cliffs is one of which its owner and architect could be proud. But he remains a solitary tenant - a man haunted by a memory.


Director: James V. Kern
Jeff Cohalan: Robert Young
Ellen Foster: Betsy Drake
Keith Ferris: John Sutton
Amelia Foster: Florence Bates
Dr Hartley: Morris Carnovsky
Ben Sheppard: Henry O'Neil

: Whicker Down Under: 2: The Pioneers

What happens when a new nation arises on an old continent? Alan Whicker recalls the contrasts and surprises he uncovered on two journeys through Australia for 'Tonight'.

Last shown in August


Presenter: Alan Whicker
Cameraman: James Court
Sound recordist: Freddy Downton
Film editor: Derek Trimby
Producer: Tony Essex

: Noggin and the Ice Dragon: 4: The Dragon

A cartoon film serial in six parts by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin.

In which the dragon is coldly encountered, the Nogs fly again, and Thor Nogson ventures into a cave.


Writer/Narrator: Oliver Postgate
Pictures: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott

: The Pocket Lancer: 4: A Million Pounds

A serial in four episodes.
Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.


Writer/Producer: Shaun Sutton
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Susan Spence
Timothy Bretwyn: Nicolas Clay
Rosie Trimmer: Barbara Leslie
Griggs: Martin Wyldeck
Countess of Clarencourt: Joan Sanderson
Polly: Annabelle Lee
Captain Court-Bellingham: Barry Letts
Sergeant Finch: Derek Francis
John, inn servant: Anthony Sagar
Guest at inn: Barry Raymond
Albert Trimmer: Douglas Blackwell
Captain Bretwyn: Ian Shand

: Overland Trail: Westbound Stage

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


Fred Kelly: William Bendix
Flip Flippen: Doug McClure

: Children in Need of Help

An appeal by Eamonn Andrews.
Contributions (preferably by crossed postal order) will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Eamonn Andrews, Esq., [address removed]
This appeal is made each year on behalf of children who are invalids, crippled, mentally handicapped, or simply in need of help in one form or another. Donations received are distributed by the BBC on the advice of the BBC's Appeals Advisory Committees Charitable organisations whose work falls within the terms of the appeal should write for information to the Appeals Organiser at the BBC's offices in the Region concerned.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews

: The News

: Songs of Praise

Congregational hymn-singing from Bethania Welsh Baptist Chapel, Maesteg with Marjorie Thomas.
Conducted by Mansel Thomas
Organist, Arwel Hughes
Introduced by the Rev. Dr. Gwilym ap Robert.


Singer: Marjorie Thomas
Conductor: Mansel Thomas
Organist: Arwel Hughes
Presenter: The Rev. Dr. Gwilym ap Robert
Producer: Gethyn Stoodley Thomas

: Meeting Point: This Day Belongs to God

A film about an unusual experiment-a Protestant community at Taize in France. The Brothers are mainly professional men who continue to work in the world while keeping the three monastic vows of celibacy, obedience, and sharing of goods.
Commentary written and spoken by Patrick O'Donovan.
See page 14


Writer/Narrator: Patrick O'Donovan
Cameraman: Bernard Avran
Film editor: Jim Tobin
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: What's My Line?

Chairman, Eamonn Andrews
Panel: Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, David Nixon, Maurice Edelman, M.P. and a mystery guest celebrity.
Televised by arrangement with C.B.S. and Maurice Winnick


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

: The Sunday Night Play: She Stoops to Conquer

by Oliver Goldsmith.
Starring Daphne Slater, Marjorie Rhodes, Arthur Brough and Dinsdale Landen
Introducing Derek Jacobi
From the Midlands
Derek Jacobi appears by arrangement with Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Shy with ladies of fashion but bold with girls of lower station, Marlow goes to visit Kate Hardcastle, as their parents have proposed a match.
See page 14


Writer: Oliver Goldsmith
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: John Harrison
Marlow: Derek Jacobi
Hastings: Murray Hayne
Kate Hardcastle: Daphne Slater
Mr Hardcastle: Arthur Brouch
Constance Neville: Hilary Liddell
Mrs Hardcastle: Marjorie Rhodes
Tony Lumpkin: Dinsdale Landen
Landlord: Joe Greig
Diggory: Harry Hutchinson
Maid: Pat Heywood
Sir Charles Marlow: John Kidd

: The News

: The Gene Kelly Show

A sparkling programme of song, dance, and comedy.
Starring Gene Kelly
with his special guests, Donald O'Connor and Carol Lawrence
A programme recorded in America
See page 15


Presenter: Gene Kelly
Performer: Donald O'Connor
Performer: Carol Lawrence

: Face to Face

Jomo Kenyatta with John Freeman, Editor, New Statesman.

God created Gikuyu and Mumbi and placed them in Kikuyu land, but they were deceived by the European and their land was stolen from them. I will never abandon fomo; he has promised that our land shall be returned to us. Hymn 19 of the Kenya African Union Hymn Book used by Mau Mau
I have done my best and if all other people had done as I have done, Mau Mau would not be as it is now. You have made it what it is, not Kenyatta.
Kenyatta at his trial
Non-Africans who still want to be called bwana (master) should pack up and go, but others who are prepared to live under our flag are invited to remain.
Kenyatta at Dar Es Salaam, 1961
You have been too long in high and privileged positions. You must change your heart. Remember we are citizens of Kenya on an equal status and if you do that you will have nothing to fear.
Kenyatta at a luncheon in Nairobi, October 1961
I spent so many happy hours on the South Downs, a place where a man got time to think. I used to take my lunch to eat on the crest of the Downs and then walk down to have tea in Arundel by the castle.
Sometimes I gave four lectures a day to troops on lonely gun-sites on the coast. My subjects at that time were colonial affairs and anthropology.
Sunday Express
They're just two of my old friends. They were taken from me when I was arrested. I think the Governor thought I had all the juju in them.
Kenyatta talking about his elephant-headed stick and his gentian stone ring
Specially filmed in Kenya


Interviewee: Jomo Kenyatta
Interviewer: John Freeman
Film editor: Teddy Darvas
Drawings: Feliks Topolski
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: Marisa Robles

This charming and gifted young artist comes from Madrid, where she became professor of the harp in the conservatoire at the age of nineteen. She is now married to a British business man and lives in the North of England, where she came to the notice of BBC TV. She made her first appearance in this country in March.


Harpist: Marisa Robles
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: Late Night News

: The Epilogue: The Christian Hope

A talk by the Dean of Carlisle.


Speaker: The Dean of Carlisle [Lionel du Toit]

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