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: The Service of the Five Candles

from Truro Cathedral
Introduced and conducted by the Dean of Truro, the Very Rev. H. M. Lloyd.
Recorded in Truro Cathedral by permission of the Dean and Chapter

The Service shows how the five historic facts on which our Faith is founded are related in Holy Scripture, stated in the Creed, and commemorated by the five great Days of the Christian Year-Christmas Day, Good Friday, Easter Day, Ascension Day, and Whit Sunday.
(to 11.20)


Presenter/conductor: The Very Rev. H. M. Lloyd
Organist and Master of the Choristers: Guillaume Ormond
Assistant Organist: John Winter
Television presentation: Kenneth Savidge

: Seeing and Believing: Living by Grace

A Christian theme illustrated by Jessica Dunning, Charles Leno, Rex Palmer and Geoffrey Chard with Nicholas Moes.


Illustrated by: Jessica Dunning
Illustrated by: Charles Leno
Illustrated by: Rex Palmer
Singer: Geoffrey Chard
Guitarist: Nicholas Moes
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Gwyr Y Gan: 4: D. Vaughan Thomas 1873-1934

Cyfres o raglenni yn cyflwyno unawdau, deuawdau a chytganau gan rai o gerddorion enwog Cymru
Anne Davies (soprano)
Gwilym Phillips (baritone)
Cantorion Shelley
Corfeistres, Eiddwen Griffiths gydag
Arwel Hughes yn cyfeilio
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: 4 - D. Vaughan Thomas
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Soprano: Anne Davies
Baritone: Gwilym Phillips

: Farming

and Weather for Farmers
Introduced by John Cherrington from Earls Court on the eve of the 1961 Smithfield Show.

George Wardrop describes on film some of the new machines to be seen there and introduces a discussion on the present condition of Britain's agricultural machinery industry and its prospects in an expanding European market.
BBC Outside Broadcast


Presenter: John Cherrington
Narrator/item presenter: George Wardrop
Director: Desmond O'Leary
Producer: Ronald Webster

: 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

: Film Matinee presents: The Big Street

Starring Henry Fonda, Lucille Ball

The stage and screen versions of Guys and Dolls brought the world of Damon Runyon to millions. This film about the little waiter in a night club and the glamorous singer whom he worships is written and produced by Runyon himself. It brings to life his highly individual characters with all the satirical humour and pathos typical of his work.


Director: Irving Reis
Little Pinks: Henry Fonda
Gloria: Lucille Bail
Case Ables: Barton MacLane
Nicely Nicely Johnson: Eugene Pallette
Violetta: Agnes Moorehead

: Whicker Down Under: The Outsiders

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 September


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

: Noggin and the Ice Dragon: 5: The Treasure

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

In which evil is disclosed but not overcome and a cannon is fired.


Writer/narrator: Oliver Postgate
Pictures: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliot

: Vice Versa: Part 1

A Lesson to Fathers by F. Anstey.
Adapted in three parts by C. E. Webber.
Starring William Mervyn, William Devlin


Author: F. Anstey
Adapter: C. E. Webber
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Film cameraman: John Turner
Film editor: Larry Toft
Mr Paul Bultitude: William Mervyn
Boaler, his butler: Alban Blakelock
Marmaduke Paradine, his brother in-law: Richard Caldicot
Barbara, his daughter: Janina Faye
Dick, his son: Graham Aza
Dr Grimstone: William Devlin
Jolland: David Lott
Tipping: Robin Stewart
Biddlecomb: Paul Dane
Coker: James Langley
Siggers: Roger Shepherd
Kiffin: Robert Howell

: Overland Trail: Fire in the Hole

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


Fred Kelly: William Bendix
Flip Flippen: Doug McClure

: Sunday Story: The Story of Miriam: 1: By the River

told by Barbara Kelly.


Storyteller: Barbara Kelly
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: The News

: Songs of Praise

from The Guildhall, Portsmouth.
Singing led by the Portsmouth Choral Union with Alan Bailey (baritone)
Hymns introduced by Michael Meech.
Prayer and Blessing by the Rt. Rev. B. P. Robin, Assistant Bishop of Portsmouth
From the West


Singers: The Portsmouth Choral Union
Baritone: Alan Bailey
Presenter: Michael Meech
Organist: Carey Humphreys
Conductor: Bertram Bradshaw
Prayer and Blessing: The Rt. Rev. B. P. Robin
Presented by: Kenneth Savidge

: Appeal

on behalf of British Honduras Hurricane Relief by Lord Boothby.
Contributions, preferably by crossed postal order or cheque, will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Lord Boothby, [address removed].


Presenter: Lord Boothby

: Meeting Point: New Delhi

The first of two programmes about the Third Assembly of the World Council of Churches.
Introduced from London by Richard Baker with Canon H. G. G. Herklots and including a film report specially flown back from Kenneth Harris in India.
Repeated at 10.55 p.m.


Presenter: Richard Baker
Guest: Canon H. G. G. Herklots
Reporter: Kenneth Harris
Film editor: John Nash
Film director: Charles Wheeler
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: Somewhere for the Night

by Bill Naughton.
with Maurice Kaufmann, Margaret Whiting, Michael Caine, William Marlowe, Dandy Nichols and Anne Mulvey
From the Midlands


Writer: Bill Naughton
Producer: John Gibson
Incidental music played by: Max Geldray
Designer: Charles Carroll
Eileen: Anne Mulvey
Maurice: Patrick Heffernan
Pat: Richard McCarthy
Bridie: Lynn Howard
Postman: Harry Hutchinson
Mrs O'Grady: Peggy Marshall
Landlady: Miki Iveria
Cafe Proprietor: John Barrett
Tosh: Michael Caine
Joe: William Marlowe
Ron: Philip John
Freddie: Anthony Ashdown
Len: Gregory Warwick
Mrs Bishop: Dandy Nichols
Eddie: Maurice Kaufmann
Kitty: Margaret Whiting
Postmistress: Sheila Ward

: The News

: Shelley Berman

A Personal Appearance
Produced by Helen Winston for Nirene Productions Corporation and directed by Bryan Sears


Comedian: Shelley Berman
Producer: Helen Winston
Director: Bryan Sears

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.
Tonight's edition includes:
Big Soft Nellie
with Henry Livings the author and scenes from the production of his new play now running at the Theatre Royal, Stratford.
Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.


Speaker (Big Soft Nellie): Henry Livings
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate Producer: Nancy Thomas
Associate Producer: Humphrey Burton
Presenter/Editor: Huw Wheldon

: The Epilogue: The Story of the Three Devils

First of three talks for Advent by the Rev. R. W. Hugh Jones.


Presenter: The Rev. R. W. Hugh Jones

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