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: Morning Service

from St. George's West Church, Edinburgh.
Conducted by the Minister, The Rev. Murdo Ewen Macdonald
Organist, Eric Smith, mus. doc.
From Scotland
(to 11.30)

12.20-12.40 Enthronement of the Bishop of Winchester: Recordings and an interview with the new Bishop.


Conductor: The Rev. Murdo Ewen MacDonald
Organist: Eric Smith
Television presentation: Ronald Falconer

: Seeing and Believing: For One and All

A Christian theme introduced by The Rev. Robert Duce with Maureen Gowers, Robin Windett, and Don Rogers.


Presenter: The Rev. Robert Duce
Guest: Maureen Gowers
Guest: Robin Windett
Guest: Don Rogers
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: 8: Daniel Protheroe 1866-1934

Cyfres o raglenni yn cyflwyno unawdau, deuawdau, a chytganau gan rai o gerddorion enwog
Cymry Anne Davies (soprano), Marian Gardener (soprano), Norma Jones (contralto)
Cor Meibion Treorci
Cor-feistr, John H. Davies
Cerddorfa Gymreig y BBC Blaenwr, Philip Whiteway
Dan arweiniad Arwel Hughes Y cyflwyno gaii Emrys Cleaver Golygydd cerdd, Alwyn Jones Y cynllunio gan Alan Taylor
Y cynhyrchu gan Ifan O Williams
Recordiad y BBC
Welsh song composers: 8 - Daniel Protheroe
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Soprano: Cymry Anne Davies
Soprano: Marian Gardener
Contralto: Norma Jones

: 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 to do 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.
BBC film


Presenter/producer: Gordon Mosley

: An Age of Kings: Richard II: 1: The Hollow Crown

The Pageant of English History written by William Shakespeare.
A second showing of 1: The Hollow Crown
Title music composed by Sir Arthur Bliss and played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Conducted by Lionel Salter

The Duke of Gloucester, the King's uncle and arch-enemy, has been murdered. Most people suspect Thomas Mowbray did it at the King's command. Henry Bolingbroke, the King's cousin, has accused Mowbray to his face. Together they are summoned before Richard II.

(See page 13)


Author: William Shakespeare
Composer: Christopher Whelen
Title music composed by: Sir Arthur Bliss
Title music played by: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Lionel Salter
Director: Michael Hayes
Producer: Peter Dews
King Richard the Second: David William
John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster, uncle to the King: Edgar Wreford
Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford, son to John of Gaunt: Tom Fleming
Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk: Noel Johnson
Sir John Bushy: David Andrews
Sir William Bagot: Terence Lodge
Sir Henry Green: Jerome Willis
Lord Marshal: Julian Glover
Duke of Aumerle, son to the Duke of York: John Greenwood
Edmund of Langley, Duke of York, uncle to the King: Geoffrey Bayldon
Queen to King Richard: Juliet Cooks
Earl of Northumberland: George A. Cooper
Lord Ross: Alan Rowe
Lord Willoughby: Gordon Gostelow
Servant to the Duke of York: Brian Smith
Harry Percy, surnamed Hotspur, son to Northumberland: Sean Connery
Lord Berkeley: John Ringham
Bishop of Carlisle: Frank Windsor
Earl of Salisbury: Leon Shepperdson
Sir Stephen Scroop: Patrick Garland

: Film Matinee presents: The Bells of St. Mary's

[Starring] Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman

Sister Benedict and Father O'Malley may not always agree with each other's methods but they share the same goal -to serve St. Mary's.


Produced and directed by: Leo McCarey
Sister Benedict: Ingrid Bergman
Father O'Malley: Bing Crosby
Bogardus: Henry Travers
Eddie: Dickie Tyler
Patsy: Joan Carroll
Mrs Breen: Una O'Connor

: Sooty: Sooty the Waiter

Assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North
(Sooty and Sweep are appearing at the Theatre Royal, Brighton)


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Oliver Twist: Episode 1

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised by Constance Cox.
(Donald Eccles is appearing in 'Heart-break House at Wyndhams Theatre; Peter Stephens is in 'Guilty Party' at the St. Martin's Theatre, London)
See page 13


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Eric Tayler
Oliver's mother: Jane Merrow
Old Sally: Aimee Delamain
Surgeon: Robert Mooney
Mrs Mann: Mary Quinn
Susan: Jean Theobald
Mr Bumble: Willoughby Goddard
Oliver Twist: Bruce Prochnik
Mr Limbkins: Peter Stephens
Gentleman of the Workhouse Board: David King
Gentleman of the Workhouse Board: Reginald Green
Gentleman of the Workhouse Board: Eric Dodson
Master of Workhouse: Henry McCarthy
Boy: Ray Alberson
Boy: Peter Mills
Boy: Gareth Tandy
Dick: Robert Howell
Mr Sowerberry: Donald Eccles

: Bronco: Seminole Warpipe

A Western film series starring Ty Hardin.


Bronco Layne: Ty Hardin

: The News

followed by The Weather Man

: Sunday Story: The Story of Moses: 2: Let My People Go

told by Kenneth Horne.


Storyteller: Kenneth Horne
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Songs of Praise

Hymn-singing from University Road Methodist Church, Belfast.
with Elizabeth Keith (soprano), Eric Hinds (baritone)
Conducted by Havelock Nelson
Organist, J. Victor Henry
Introduced by Edgar Boucher.
Prayer and Blessing by the Rev. Robert Nelson


Soprano: Elizabeth Keith
Baritone: Eric Hinds
Conductor: Havelock Nelson
Organist: J. Victor Henry
Presenter: Edgar Boucher
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. Robert Nelson
Arranged by: Moore Wasson
Presented by: David Hannon

: Meeting Point: This is My Story: Against the Odds

A programme about people and God.

What is it that makes some people able to overcome severe physical handicaps and live lives rich in service to others? Arthur Sculthorpe, General Secretary of the National Deaf-Blind Helpers' League, and himself both deaf and blind, and Phyllis Webber who, although confined to a wheel-chair, has founded a flourishing School of Speech and Drama, give their answers.
Introduced by William Purcell.
From the Midlands


Speaker: Arthur Sculthorpe
Speaker: Phyllis Webber
Presenter: William Purcell
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: What's My Line?

Chairman, Eamonn Andrews
Panel: Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, David Nixon, Alan Melville and a mystery guest celebrity.
Televised by arrangement with C.B.S and Maurice Winnick
David Nixon is appearing in 'The Frog Prince' at the Coventry Theatre


Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: David Nixon
Panellist: Alan Melville
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 Alma Cogan, Daisy May and Company assisted by Saveen, Vendryes, The Iran Boys, The Ivor Raymonde Singers.


Presenter: Charlie Chester
Singer: Alma Cogan
Ventriloquist (Daisy May and Company): Saveen
Magician: Vendryes
Performers: The Iran Boys
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 presenting: Means to an End

by John Rowan Wilson.
[Starring] David Knight and Barbara Shelley
with Cyril Luckham, Alan Gifford, William Greene and Bill Nagy

On taking up his new post in London, Chris Marshall is given a comfortable office and an attractive secretary-but there is no work for him to do. Chris is soon to discover why.....


Writer: John Rowan Wilson
Producer: George R. Foa
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Harry Kingham: Alan Gifford
George Wilcox: William Greene
Chris Marshall: David Knight
Miss Cullen: Tucker McGuire
Jeff Marshall: Bill Nagy
Gilbertson: Cyril Luckham
Jane Lancing: Barbara Shelley
Furac: Gordon Whiting
Madame Verrier: Ilona Ference
Virgie: Connie Smith
Mrs Marshall: Bebs Love
Bernie Bernstein: Vic Wise
Flack: Noel Coleman

: The News

: Face to Face

Sir Compton Mackenzie with John Freeman, Editor, New Statesman.

If the Highland superstition that long lobes to an ear are a sign of longevity, I ought to reach the late 80s anyway, barring accidents, of course. I also had on American mother, and that helps Sunday Express

I was too good-looking and too clever, that was my trouble. Reynolds News
'You could have been a great Greek scholar', said my headmaster. 'Yet you threw it all away to swagger up and down the corridors of the school with the manners and appearance of a debauched clerk'
When I can't find a woman to wash up and dry, it will be time for me to leave this world The Scotsman
I enjoy what I believe to be the advantage of not having taken any violent exercise since I was an undergraduate... Sunday Express
Instead of chasing enemy agents and managing our own espionage in the Balkans and Asia Minor, I devoted myself to music, Siamese cats, and growing flowers BBC broadcast
A footman picked up the leg of the near horse and started to lake a stone out of its shoe. I was watching the operation with absorbed interest, when I became aware that an old lady in the landau was bowing to me. So I bowed back. She was wearing a mushroom-shaped hat with a veil round it, and I suddenly realised that this was Queen Victoria herself. She continued to bow, and I kept pace with the bows... London Calling


Interviewee: Sir Compton MacKenzie
Interviewer: John Freeman
Drawings: Feliks Topolski
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: World Singer: Kim Borg (bass)

Introduced and accompanied by Gerald Moore.

On January 13 Gerald Moore will introduce Joan Sutherland


Bass: Kim Borg
Presenter/pianist: Gerald Moore
Presented by: Arthur Langford

: A Light for '62

A meditation by The Rt. Rev. Alan A. Buchanan, Bishop of Clogher.


Presenter: The Rt. Rev. Alan A. Buchanan

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