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: Seeing and Believing: Now is the Time

A Christian theme introduced by The Rev. R. A. K. Runcie with Peter Osborne and other students of Cuddesdon College, Oxford.


Presenter: The Rev. R. A. K. Runcie
Guest: Peter Osborne
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, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Gwyr Y Gan: 7: J. Morgan Lloyd 1880-1960

Cyfres o raglenni yn cyflwyno unawdau, deuawdau, a chytganau gan rai o gerddorion enwog Cymru
Ann Walters (soprano), Margarette Williams (contralto), Stuart Burrows (tenor)
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: 7: J. Morgan Lloyd)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Soprano: Ann Walters
Contralto: Margarette Williams
Tenor: Stuart Burrows

: Farming in 1961: 1961 in Retrospect

and Weather for Farmers
Introduced by John Cherrington.

John Cherrington looks back into 1961 and highlights some events and developments, shown in previous programmes, which took place during the year in the farming industry.
Filmed by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
From the Midlands
BBC film


Presenter: John Cherrington
Film editor: Colin Moffat
Arranged and compiled by: Dickman Coates
Producer: Ronald Webster

: Table Talk

People with opinions meet over lunch on New Year's Eve.
Erskine Childers, Andrew Gardner, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Barney Keelan, Sam Pollock, Brian Redhead, Jacqueline Wheldon.


Panellist: Erskine Childers
Panellist: Andrew Gardner
Panellist: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Panellist: Barney Keelan
Panellist: Sam Pollock
Panellist: Brian Redhead
Panellist: Jacqueline Wheldon
Producer: Richard Francis

: Film Matinee: Macao

A drama directed by Josef von Sternberg.
Starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix

Macao, that strange and exciting cross-roads of the East, is the scene of this fast-moving story of international crime.


Director: Josef von Sternberg
Nick Cochran: Robert Mitchum
Julie Benson: Jane Russell
Lawrence Trumble: William Bendix
Lieutenant Sebastian: Thomas Gomez
Margie: Gloria Grahame
Halloran: Brad Dexter

: Hansel and Gretel

A Fairy Opera.
English translation by Constance Bache.
Boys of Ealing Grammar School and girls of St. Ann's Secondary School, Hanwell
London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Marcus Dods
Associate conductor, Denys Darlow
See page 11


Music: Humperdinck
Libretto: Adelheid Wette
English translation by: Constance Bache
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Maguire
[Orchestra] conducted by: Marcus Dods
Associate conductor: Denys Darlow
Choreography: Terry Gilbert
Settings: Barry Learoyd
Costumes designed by: Elizabeth Agombar
Make-up supervised by: Rosemary Ross
Director: Charles R. Rogers
Producer: Colin Graham
Hansel: Anne Pashley
Gretel: Sheila Amit
Father: John Lawrenson
Mother: Judith Pierce
Witch: Anna Pollak
Sandman: Soo-Bee Lee

: Bronco: The Mustangers

A Western film series starring Ty Hardin as the roving cowboy adventurer.

At the end of a gruelling cattle drive Bronco finds himself charged with murder on the evidence of a worthless partner and a jealous foreman.


Bronco Layne: Ty Hardin

: Sunday Story: The Story of Moses: 1: A Flame of Fire

told by Kenneth Horne.


Storyteller: Kenneth Horne
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: The News

followed by The Weather Man

: Songs of Praise

from Avenue Congregational Church, Southampton.
Hymns introduced by Michael Meech.
Julian Smith (baritone)
Conductor, Edward Cartmell
Prayer and Blessing by the Minister, the Rev. E. T. Donald James
From the West


Presenter: Michael Meech
Baritone: Julian Smith
Organist: Frank Boult
Conductor: Edward Cartmell
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. E. T. Donald James
Presented by: Kenneth Savidge

: Meeting Point: at a Nation's Heart

The Rev. Dr. H. C. Whitley, Minister of St. Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, shows it is both a parish church and a nation's shrine.
Made by the BBC Film Unit, Scotland
From Scotland


Story and narration by: The Rev. Dr. H. C. Whitley
Camera: Dick Bush
Sound: Charles Clark
Sound: John Goodwin
Directed and edited by: Louis Miller
Producer: Ronald Falconer
Producer: Louis Miller

: What's My Line?

Chairman, Eamonn Andrews
Panel: Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, Arthur Askey, Maurice Edelman, M.P. and a mystery guest celebrity.
Televised by arrangement with C.B.S. and Maurice Winnick
Arthur Askey is appearing in 'Cinderella' at Golders Green Hippodrome


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

: The Charlie Chester Music-Hall

in which Charlie Chester introduces The Kaye Sisters, Ugo Garrido, The Irving Davies Dancers, The Ivor Raymonde Singers.
See facing page


Presenter: Charlie Chester
Singers: The Kaye Sisters
Juggler: Ugo Garrido
Dancers: The Irving Davies Dancers
Singers: The Ivor Raymonde Singers
Choreographer: Irving Davies
Musical director: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: George Djurkovic
Associate producer: G. B. Lupino
Producer: Bryan Sears

: The Sunday-Night Play: Affairs of State

by Louis Verneuil.
Adapted for television by Roger Smith.
Maxine Audley appears by permission of the Directors of the Old Vic Trust


Author: Louis Verneuil
Adapter: Roger Smith
Produced and designed by: Hal Burton
Philip Russell: Roland Culver
Constance Russell: Maxine Audley
George Henderson: Tony Britton
Irene Elliott: Zena Walker
Sir Arthur Hopwood-Lane: Raymond Huntley
Lawrence: Reginald Jessup

: The News

: Television and the World

Written and produced by Richard Cawston.
Commentary spoken by Michael Flanders.
"Once in a while comes a television programme that seems to justify all the rest... It had me enthralled for eighty-five minutes" (L. Marsland Gander, Daily Telegraph)
"...a brilliant, exciting, essentially tragic film" (Peter Black, Daily Mail)
"I am proud that Britain made this film. It should be compulsory viewing for everyone that possesses a television licence" (Neville Randall, Daily Sketch)
"...stimulating..." (Maurice Richardson, The Observer)
"...enthralling..." (Maurice Wiggin, Sunday Times)
"Perhaps the BBC will take the hint and let us see it again soon. Certainly few programmes of the sort seem to offer more at a second viewing..." (The Times)
See page 10


Writer/Producer: Richard Cawston
Producer: Richard Cawston
Narrator: Michael Flanders
Photographed by: Kenneth Westbury
Sound: Michael Colomb
Sound: Robert Saunders
Film editor: Harry Hastings

: Valerie Tryon, piano

Recorded in the Library at Kenwood, London.


Pianist: Valerie Tryon
Presented by: John Vernon

: Watchnight

The Archbishop of York leads a congregation towards the New Year in Bishopthorpe Parish Church.

: A New Year Party

at The White Heather Club
From Scotland

(Andy Stewart, James Urquhart, and Ian Powrie and his Band are appearing at the Gaiety Theatre, Ayr; Duncan Macrae and Jimmy Fletcher are in "Aladdin" the Empire Theatre, Glasgow; Jack Milroy is in "Cinderella" at the Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow; Jean Ramsay in "Cinderella" at the Golders Green Hippodrome, London)
See below and page 11
(to 1.00)


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Singer: James Urquhart
Musicians: Ian Powrie and his Band
Performer: Duncan Macrae
Comedian: Jimmy Fletcher
Comedian: Jack Milroy
Performer: Jean Ramsay

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