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: Morning Service

Hinde Street Methodist Church, London, is well known to visiting Methodist students from all over the world. It is also the church of the University of London Methodist Society-a busy centre of Christian worship and student activity.
Today is Overseas Missionary Sunday
Lessons at this Morning Service read by The High Commissioner of Sierra Leone and The Rev. Vernon Stones.
Service conducted by The Rev. Arnold H. Cooper.
(to 12.00)


Reader: The Rev. Vernon Stones
Service conductor: The Rev. Arnold H. Cooper
Presented for TV by: Bill Wright

: Nesau at Dduw

Gweddi a Gwaith
Myfyrdod o dan arweiniad
Rhiannon Lewis
Ysprifennydd Rhyng-Golegol
Mudiad Cristnogol y Myfyrwyr yng Nghymru gyda CHANTORION GOGLEDD CYMRU Arweinydd, JAMES WILLIAMS
Organydd, William Bacon
Y rhaglen yng ngofal y Parchedig John Owen Jones
Prayer and Work: a Welsh meditation conducted by Rhiannon Lewis.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Conductor: Rhiannon Lewis
Unknown: Ysprifennydd Rhyng-Golegol
Unknown: Mudiad Cristnogol
Unknown: Myfyrwyr Yng Nghymru
Unknown: Chantorion Gogledd Cymru
Unknown: James Williams
Unknown: William Bacon
Unknown: John Owen Jones

: Seeing and Believing: The Boundaries of the Church

A Christian theme introduced by The Very Rev. Ernest Southcott Provost of Southwark with members of The Gatwick Choir.


Presenter: The Very Rev. Ernest Southcott
Singers: Members of the Gatwick Choir
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o fnlmiau newyddion yn dangos peth o wtithgarwch 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: Rhif 14

Detholiad o'r gyfres o raglennl yn cyflwyno unawdau, deuawdau, a chytganau gan rai o gerddorion enwog Cymru
Beti Jones (soprano), Rowland Jones (tenor), Gerwyn Morgan (baritôn) PARTI MEIBION ABER VALLEY Côr-feistr, D. J. Evans gyda
CHERDDORFA GYMREIG Y BBC Blaenwr, Philip Whiteway
Dan arweiniad MANSEL THOMAS
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: Beti Jones
Tenor: Rowland Jones
Baritone: Gerwyn Morgan
Unknown: D. J. Evans
Unknown: Philip Whiteway
Unknown: Dan Arweiniad Mansel Thomas
Unknown: Emrys Cleaver
Unknown: Alwyn Jones
Unknown: Alan Taylor

: Farming: Meat Marketing

and Weather for Farmers
Is it needlessly extravagant?; Who makes the money?; Is a Marketing Board the answer? Clifford Selly reviews the recent beef muddle and looks into proposals for improved and more economical marketing.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Clifford Selly
Director: John Kenyon
Producer: Ronald Webster

: An Age of Kings: Henry V: 7: Signs of War

The Pageant of English History written by William Shakespeare.
A second showing of 7: Signs of War

The final defeat of the northern rebels marked the conclusion of the eight troubled years of Henry IV's reign. With the accession of Henry V, a new age has begun. Falstaff and his riotous companions have been banished from Court. The first public act of the young King has been to summon Parliament and consider ways of distracting his subjects from civil strife. Being advised of his right by succession, Henry now resolves to lay claim to the French throne.


Author: William Shakespeare
Director: Michael Hayes
Producer: Peter Dews

: Film Matinee presents: The Countess of Monte Cristo

A musical directed by Frederick De Cordova.
[Starring] Sonja Henie

A happy Ruritanian fairy-tale with lilting music and gay songs, featuring the enchanting ice-skating queen Sonja Henie.


Director: Frederick de Cordova
Karen Kirsten: Sonja Henie

: International Ski Federation World Games: The Men's Downhill

The final event in this year's meeting, recorded direct from Chamonix over the Eurovision link.
Presented by the French Television Service


Commentator in Chamonix: Max Robertson

: Captain Pugwash: Ghost Ship

An animated cartoon written and drawn by John Ryan.
Storyteller, Peter Hawkins


Writer/artist: John Ryan
Narrator/voices: Peter Hawkins
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: Oliver Twist: Episode 7

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised by Constance Cox.

In which Oliver is left for dead; Mr. Bumble has a conversation with a lady; and a mysterious character appears upon the scene.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Eric Tayler
Toby Crackit: Harry Landis
Oliver Twist: Bruce Prochnik
Bill Sikes: Peter Vaughan
Giles: Richard Caldicot
Brittles: Aubrey Morris
Mr Bumble: Willoughby Goddard
Mrs Corney: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Martha: Rosemary Rogers
Old Sally: Aimee Delamain
Fagin: Max Adrian
The Artful Dodger: Melvyn Hayes
Tom Chitling: Peter Furnell
Charley Bates: Alan Rothwell
Cook: Barbara Leake
Housemaid: Ursula Hirst
Rose Maylie: Gay Cameron
Nancy: Carmel McSharry
Monks: John Carson

: Bronco: Guns of the Lawless

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


Bronco Layne: Ty Hardin

: The News

followed by The Weather Man

: Sunday Story: Pepino and his Donkey: 1: Violetta's Illness

told by Eamonn Andrews.
Adapted from Paul Gallico's 'The Small Miracle'.


Storyteller: Eamonn Andrews
Author: Paul Gallico
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Songs of Praise

from St. Stephen's Blythswood Parish Church, Glasgow.
The choirs of the congregation Glasgow High School for Girls, The High School of Glasgow and Garnetbank School.
Conducted by Harry D. MacGill
Introduced by Murdoch McPherson.


[Choirs] conducted by: Harry D. MacGill
Organist: Elizabeth Bell
Presenter: Murdoch McPherson
Producer: Ronald Falconer

: Appeal

on behalf of the Horder Centres for Arthritics by the founder, Cecilia Bochenek.
Contributions, preferably by crossed cheque or postal order, will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to: [address removed]


Presenter: Cecilia Bochenek

: Meeting Point: Belief and Action

What is the basis of the good life?; What is the justification for morality?
A conversation between Marghanita Laski, The Rev. Leslie Timmins and Norman Fisher.
From the West


Panellist: Marghanita Laski
Panellist: The Rev. Leslie Timmins
Panellist: Norman Fisher
Producer: Kenneth Savidge

: 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


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

: Le Cirque Pinder

Under the Big Top in Paris.
With Maurice Cherrey, The Iran Boys, Andre Vasserot, Les Szekelys, The Trio Raybos, The Elephants, The Trio Ebna, Les Pascalys.
Introduced by Roger Lanzac.
Made with the co-operation of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise


Performer: Maurice Cherrey
Performers: The Iran Boys
Performer: Andre Vasserot
Performers: Les Szekelys
Performers: The Trio Raybos
Presented by (The Elephants): M. Laskovsky
Performers: The Trio Ebna
Performers: Les Pascalys
Presenter: Roger Lanzac
Orchestra directed by: Fred Adison
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: The Sunday-Night Play presenting: The Turning Point

by Alistair Bell.
[Starring] Jack Hedley
From Scotland


Writer: Alistair Bell
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Joe MacAuley: Frank Wylie
Dougie Valentine: Bill Simpson
Jim Wardley: Phil McCall
Sammy Gemmell: John Shedden
Bob MacLernon: Jack Hedley
Henderson: Wallace Campbell
Archie: James Stuart
Grace: Una McLean
Swarbrick: Harry Walker
Punton: Gerard Slevin
Jane MacLernon: Doris McLatchie
Ian MacLernon: Laurence Norton
Frank Moreland: Alex Allan
Matt Boyle: W.H.D. Joss
Radio Commentator: Douglas Lowe

: The News

: Face to Face: Cecil Beaton

with John Freeman, Editor, New Statesman.

"Mine is not a respectable profession". (Daily Express)
"I'm a happy person, I think. Not at all neurotic". (Daily Mail)
"We ought to live with the austerity of monks and nuns. The sense of peace and stillness is lacking today". (Sunday Times)
"The Duke (of Windsor) likes the parting of his hair to be shown". (Illustrated)
"I am not a Toynbee or a Gibbon". (Daily Telegraph)
"I am too tough a person to see ghosts myself". (Sunday Express)
"I don't think this is an age for great beauty". (Star)


Interviewee: Cecil Beaton
Interviewer: John Freeman
Drawings: Feliks Topolski
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: Jakob Flier

the distinguished Russian pianist plays.


Pianist: Jakob Flier
Presented by: Walter Todds

: The Epilogue

William Carron talks to Ludovic Kennedy.


Interviewee: William Carron
Interviewer: Ludovic Kennedy

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