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: Morning Service

from the Royal Military Memorial Chapel Sandhurst on Colours to Chapel Sunday
On the Sunday before the Sovereign's Parade the Colours of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, are brought to the Chapel to be laid on the altar and blessed. This brief ceremony, which is described by Brigadier Henry Green, precedes today's Morning Service.
(to 11.30)


Commentator: Brigadier Henry Green

: Seeing and Believing: Who am I?

A Christian theme introduced by Dr. Howard Williams.
with A Psychotherapist, Stephen MacDonald and Wilfred Brown accompanied on guitar by John Williams.


Presenter: Dr. Howard Williams
Guest: A Psychotherapist [name uncredited]
Guest: Stephen MacDonald
Tenor: Wilfred Brown
Guitarist: John Williams
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o ffilmiau newyddlon yn dangos peth o weithgarwch Cymru a'r Cymry yn ystod yr wythnos.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Gwyr Y Gan: 6: Idris Lewis 1890-1952

Cyfres o raglenni yn cyflwyno unawdau. deuawdau a chytganau gan rai o gerddorion enwog Cymru
Mary Thomas (soprano) John Stoddart (tenor)
Gerwyn Morgan (bariton) 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
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Soprano: Mary Thomas
Tenor: John Stoddart
Baritone: Gerwyn Morgan
Unknown: Cherddorfa Gymreig
Unknown: Philip Whiteway
Unknown: Dan Arweiniad Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Emrys Cleaver
Unknown: Alwyn Jones
Unknown: Alan Taylor

: Farming: Market Day

and Weather for Farmers
Introduced by Gordon Mosley.

For some a social occasion, but for most people a market is a place for business. Where do the people come from?; Where do the cattle go? To find out, Farming goes to market and meets farmers, dealers, and auctioneers at Banbury, Norwich, Monmouth, Otley, Aberdeen, and Salisbury.
Filmed by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit and Peter Doubleday
From the Midlands


Presenter/producer: Gordon Mosley
Filmed by: Peter Doubleday

: The Jack Benny Show: Christmas Shopping

A film comedy series.
Starring Jack Benny
with Dennis Day, Rochester, Mel Blanc

A truly memorable event: Jack decides to buy Christmas gifts for all his friends!


Himself: Jack Benny
Himself: Dennis Day
Rochester Van Jones: Rochester
Herman - Sales Clerk: Mel Blanc

: Film Matinee presents: The Last Chance

Featuring a strong international cast.

The thrilling escape story of two young prisoners of war, set against the towering magnificence of the Italian Alps during the chaos that marked the closing stages of World War II.


Director: Leopold Lindtberg
Major Melford: E. G. Morrison
Lieut Halliday: John Hay
Sergt Braddock: Ray Reagan
Tonina: Luisa Rossi
An innkeeper: Odeado Masini
A carrier: Giuseppe Galeati
Priest: Romano Calo

: All Your Own

A programme in which children from all over Great Britain have been invited to take part.
Introduced by Brian Johnston.
From Scotland


Presenter: Brian Johnston
Editor: Joanne Symons
Producer: Tony Arnold

: Sooty: Sooty's Christmas Pantomime

Assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett rehearse for Sooty's Christmas Pantomime.
From the North


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Vice Versa: Part 3

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

Young Dick, aided by his rascally Uncle Marmaduke, is enjoying himself as a man. He does not know that his father is on the point of escaping from boarding-school and, pursued by the Headmaster, will soon be on his way home.


Author: F. Anstey
Adapter: C. E. Webber
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Mr Paul Bultitude: William Mervyn
Dick, his son: Graham Aza
Marmaduke Paradine: Richard Caldicot
Tommy, the porter: Meadows White
Dr Grimstone: William Devlin
Mr Goldicutt: John Gill
Mr Travers: Walter Horsbrugh
Station Master: Christopher Hodge
Boaler: Alban Blakelock
Barbara Bultitude: Janina Faye
Dulcie Grimstone: Michele Dotrice

: Overland Trail: Sour Annie

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

Flip and his friend Annie, a tough woman prospector, face a grim situation when they are left stranded in wild desolate country surrounded by hostile Indians.


Fred Kelly: William Bendix
Flip Flippen: Doug McClure
Sour Annie Tatum: Mercedes McCambridge

: Sunday Story: The Story of Miriam: 3: The Young Prince

told by Barbara Kelly.


Storyteller: Barbara Kelly
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: The News

: Songs of Praise

Community hymn-singing from Cartsburn-Augustine Parish Church, Greenock with the Greenock Male Voice Choir and the men, young and old, of the Cartsburn-Augustine and East Congregational Churches.
Conducted by Willis Calder
Introduced by the Rev. J.L. Dow.
From Scotland


Singers: The Greenock Male Voice Choir
Choir conducted by: Willis Calder
Organist: George Parkhill
Presenter: The Rev. J.L. Dow
Producer: Ronald Falconer

: Appeal

on behalf of Searchlight Cripples' Workshops by the President, Captain Anthony Kimmins O.B.E., R.N. (Retd.)
Contributions, preferably by crossed postal order or cheque, will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]


Presenter: Captain Anthony Kimmins

: Meeting Point: Facing Death

Should a person be told when he is going to die? John Freeman questions Pamela Bright, Bishop Anthony Bloom and A Consultant Psychiatrist.
First shown in July 1960


Presenter: John Freeman
Panellist: Pamela Bright
Panellist: Bishop Anthony Bloom
Panellist: A Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: Canon Roy McKay

Head of Religious Broadcasting talks about Christmas programmes to Kenneth Kendall.


Interviewee: Canon Roy McKay
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall

: 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: The Judge and his Hangman

by Friedrich Durrenmatt
Dramatised by Sheila Hodgson
[Starring] Frank Pettingell, Brian Bedford
with Wensley Pithey, Miranda Connell, Philip Bond

From the Midlands


Author: Friedrich Durrenmatt
Dramatised by: Sheila Hodgson
Producer: Peter Dews
Film Cameraman: Stewart A. Farnell
Film Editor: Edward Le Lorrain
Sound Recordist: Peter Caselberg
Designer: Charles Carroll
Gendarme: Bernard Smith
Gendarme Blatter: Joby Blanshard
Lieut Mueller: Philip Bond
Inspector Barlach: Frank Pettingell
Doctor: Alan Rowe
Lieut Chanz: Brian Bedford
Dr. Lutz, Commissioner of Police, Berne: Geoffrey Bayldon
Anna Ulrich: Miranda Connell
Guest: Caroline Stephens
Guest: Isobel Swan
Guest: David Crane
Guest: Bernard Smith
Herr Gastmann: Kevin Brennan
Col Von Schwendi: Wensley Pithey
A Priest: Harry Hildyard
Intruder: Adrian Brine
Intruder: Frank Veasey
Reveller: John Greenwood
Reveller: John Murray Scott
Housekeeper: Isobel Swan

: The News

: Gilbert and Sullivan The Immortal Jesters: Part 2: The Golden Years

A Romance in three parts based on the story of Gilbert, Sullivan and D'Oyly Carte whose combined genius gave us The Savoy Operas by Michael Voysey.

Excerpts from: The Pirates of Penzance, Patience, Iolanthe, The Mikado
sung by Owen Brannigan, Hervey Alan, John Law, Andrew Gold, Jean Allister, Stephanie Voss, Terence Cooper, Eileen Price, Sylvia Eaves, David Watson, Iona Jones, The George Mitchell Singers.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Henry Datyner
Conducted by Eric Robinson


Writer: Michael Voysey
Singer: Owen Brannigan
Singer: Hervey Alan
Singer: John Law
Singer: Andrew Gold
Singer: Jean Allister
Singer: Stephanie Voss
Singer: Terence Cooper
Singer: Eileen Price
Singer: Sylvia Eaves
Singer: David Watson
Singer: Iona Jones
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Henry Datyner
[Orchestra] conducted by: Eric Robinson
Musical associate: William Cox-Ife
Production scenes staged by: Sheila Holt
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Associate producer: Travers Thorneloe
Producer: Graeme Muir
Richard D'Oyly Carte: Alan Wheatley
W. S. Gilbert: Ernest Clark
Arthur Sullivan: Lyndon Brook
Helen Lenoir: Mary McKenzie
Mrs. Gilbert: Mairhi Russell
Mrs. Ronalds: Helen Horton
George Grossmith: John Law
The Prince of Wales: David Chivers
Stage Manager: Blake Butler
Musical gentlemen: Roddy Hughes
Musical gentlemen: Christopher Steele
Footman: Dennis Thorne
An elderly gentleman: Roger Maxwell
[Actress]: Joyce Parry
[Actor]: Christopher Banks
[Actress]: Dorothy Robson
[Actor]: Philip Lennard
[Actress]: Betty Cardno
[Actress]: Judy Yeap
Others taking part: Jan Shier
Others taking part: Rona Leigh
Others taking part: Michael Wilder
Playgoers and party guests: [uncredited]

: Monitor

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

Paul Tortelier
Portrait of a complete musician.
Filmed in Paris at the Salle du Vieux Conservatoire, the Ecole Normale de Musique, and his studio.

In rue Leon Cogniet
with John Amis and L'Orchestre des Gardiens de la Paix de Paris, La Chorale des Jeunesses Musicales de France, The Tortelier Cello Orchestra.

Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.


Subject: Paul Tortelier Item presenter (In rue Leon Cogniet): John Amis
Musicians (In rue Leon Cogniet): L'Orchestre des Gardiens de la Paix de Paris
Singers (In rue Leon Cogniet): La Chorale des Jeunesses Musicales de France
Musicians (In rue Leon Cogniet): The Tortelier Cello Orchestra
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Associate producer: Humphrey Burton
Presenter/Editor: Huw Wheldon

: Late Night News

: The Epilogue

The Rev. R. W. Hugh Jones


Presenter: The Rev. R. W. Hugh Jones

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