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: Eurovision

links Scotland and France for Morning Service

In Scotland
at the Kirk of the Greyfriars, Edinburgh
Service conducted by the Rev. Stuart Louden, D.D.

In France
at the Eglise Reformee de l'Etoile, Paris
Service conducted by the Rev. Pastor Rene Herdt
Service introduced from Paris by Douglas Stewart.

Television presentation, in co-operation with the French Television Service, by Peter Hamilton
(to 12.00)


Service conductor (In Scotland): The Rev. Stuart Louden
Service conductor (In France): The Rev. Pastor Rene Herdt
Presenter (in Paris): Douglas Stewart
Direction in Edinburgh: Ronald Falconer
[Direction] in Paris: Jean l'Hote
Television presentation: Peter Hamilton

: Seeing and Believing: Wise Folly

A Christian theme introduced by Canon James Fisher with A Consultant Psychiatrist and Philip Todd accompanied on guitar by Nicholas Moes.


Presenter: Canon James Fisher
Guest: A Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Singer: Philip Todd
Guitarist: Nicholas Moes
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: O Sul I Sul

Welsh weekly news survey.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Rhai Yn Fugeiliad: Pennod 2

Drama-gyfres mewn chwe rhan gan Islwyn Ffowc Elis.
Y cynllunio gan David Butcher
Recordiad y BBC
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Writer: Islwyn Ffowc Elis
Producer/cynhyrchydd: Wilbert Lloyd Roberts
Yr Athro Morris Phillips: Dic Hughes
Y Prifathro Richard Gwynn: Conrad Evans
Curig Treharn: J. O. Roberts
Tac Lewis: D. R. Jones
Emrys Parri: Len J. Roberts
Gwenfron Gwynn: Beryl Williams
Owen Morgan: Arfon Jones
Matron: Nora Jones
Mrs Blodwen Gwynn Dilys: Gunston Jones

: Farming: Horticulture

and Weather for Farmers
Introduced by James Thorburn.

A visit to Rosewarne Experimental Horticulture Station at Camborne, Cornwall.
Filmed by the BBC Agricultural Film Unit
BBC film


Presenter: James Thorburn
Director: Desmond O'Leary
Film editor: Henry Fowler

: An Age of Kings: Henry VI Part 3: 13: The Sun in Splendour

The Pageant of English History by William Shakespeare.
A second showing of 13: The Sun in Splendour

The Duke of York was killed by Queen Margaret at Wakefield, but the Yorkists, under their dead leader's son Edward, smashed the Lancastrians in the snow at Towton. Queen Margaret and her son have fled to France. Henry VI is Edward's prisoner. Warwick proclaims the new Duke of York Edward IV and goes to France to arrange a royal marriage, unaware that Edward has already decided to marry the widowed Lady Elizabeth Grey.


Author: William Shakespeare
Music: Christopher Whelen
Title music: Sir Arthur Bliss
Designer: Stanley Morris
Director: Michael Hayes
Producer: Peter Dews
Lewis the Eleventh, King of France: John Warner
The Lady Bona, sister to Lewis XI: Tamara Hinchco
Margaret Queen of England: Mary Morris
Edward. Prince of Wales, only son to Henry VI and Margaret: John Greenwood
Earl of Oxford: Robert Lang
Earl of Warwick: Frank Windsor
Post: Anthony Valentine
Richard, Duke of Gloucester: Paul Daneman
George, Duke of Clarence: Patrick Garland
Duke of Somerset: Alan Rowe
King Edward the Fourth: Julian Glover
Elizabeth, Queen to King Edward: Jane Wenham
Watchmen: John Ringham
Watchmen: Timothy Harley
Lord Rivers, brother to Queen Elizabeth: Kenneth Farrington
Lord Hastings, friend to Edward IV: David Andrews
Huntsman: Derek Wake
King Henry the Sixth: Terry Scully
Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond: Gareth Tandy
Messenger to King Henry: John Murray Scott
Mayor of York: Jeffry Wickham
Sir John Montgomery: Jerome Willis
Soldier: Terry Wale
Duke of Exeter: Terence Lodge
Messengers to Warwick: Timothy Harley.
Messengers to Warwick: Jeremy Bisley
Sir John Somerville: Tony Garnett
Marquess of Montague: Adrian Brine
Messenger to Queen Margaret: Leon Shepperdson

: Film Matinee presents: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Produced by David O. Selznick from the story by Mark Twain

Mark Twain's well-loved classic of boyhood. In his picture of Tom-the boy who is always in trouble-the author looks back nostalgically on his own childhood and revives the charm of a period when it seemed that the days were endless and full of interest and sunshine.


Director: Norman Taurog
Producer: David O. Selznick
Author: Mark Twain
Tom Sawyer: Tommy Kelly
Huckleberry Finn: Jacky Moran
Becky Thatcher: Ann Gillis
Aunt Polly: May Robson
Muff Potter: Walter Brennan
Injun Joe: Victor Jory
Mrs Thatcher: Nana Bryant

: The Grand National

A chance to share again the excitement of the world's greatest steeplechase run yesterday at Aintree.
Introduced by Peter Montague-Evans.


Presenter: Peter Montague-Evans

: Captain Pugwash: The Crown Jewels

Another thrilling adventure with his band of black-hearted pirates and Stowaway Tom.
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 13

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by Constance Cox.

Where in the story of Oliver Twist is ended.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Costumes supervised by: Sheila Glassford
Make-up supervised by: Ann Ferriggi
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Eric Tayler
Bill Sikes: Peter Vaughan
Toby Crackit: Harry Landis
Charley Bates: Alan Rothwell
Tom Chitting: Peter Furnell
Harry Maylie: John Breslin
Mr Brownlow: George Curzon
Monks: John Carson
Dr Losberne: Lloyd Pearson
Mr Grimwig: William Mervyn
Oliver Twist: Bruce Prochnik
Mr Bumble: Willoughby Goddard
Mrs Bumble: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Fagin: Max Adrian
Warder: Maurice Durant
Clerk of Court: Robert Young
Foreman of: Jury Ronald Mayer
Judge: Arthur Ridley
Mrs Maylie: Noel Hood
Rose Maylie: Gay Cameron
Giles: Richard Caldicot

: Tenderfoot: The Long Dry

A Western film series starring Will Hutchins as Tom Brewster the young cowboy adventurer who is also a student of the law.

Tom is kidnapped by a strange old man and finds himself helpless in the middle of a range war.


Tom Brewster: Will Hutchins

: The News

followed by The Weather Man

: Sunday Story: The Story of Peter: Part 2: Fishers of Men

Written by Joy Harington.
Michael Flanders tells The Story of Peter


Writer: Joy Harington
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe
Storyteller: Michael Flanders

: Songs of Praise

Congregational hymn-singing from Hermon Welsh Baptist Chapel Fishguard.
with Helen Watts
Conducted by Mansel Thomas
Organist, Arwel Hughes
Introduced by the Rev. Dr. Gwilym ap Robert.


Contralto: Helen Watts
Conductor: Mansel Thomas
Organist: Arwel Hughes
Presenter: The Rev. Dr. Gwilym ap Robert
Producer: Gethyn Stoodley Thomas

: Meeting Point: What Shall We Tell the Children?

Whether or not they go to church themselves, parents are becoming increasingly concerned about the spiritual side of their children's lives.
The needs of younger children are examined by Olive Stephens, The Rev. Charles Buckmaster, The Rev. Eric Lord.
Chairman, Ludovic Kennedy


Panellist: Olive Stephens
Panellist: The Rev. Charles Buckmaster
Panellist: The Rev. Eric Lord
Chairman: Ludovic Kennedy
Producer: Peter Ferres

: 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: Mary Evans
Producer: Richard Evans
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman

: The Charlie Chester Music-Hall

in which Charlie Chester introduces The Beverley Sisters, The Temperance Seven,
Irving Davies, Trio Bario, Bob Bramson, Eric 'Jeeves' Grier, Angela Clarke, The Ivor Raymonde Singers.


Presenter: Charlie Chester
Singers: The Beverley Sisters
Musicians: The Temperance Seven
Dancer/Choreographer: Irving Davies
Clowns: Trio Bario
Juggler: Bob Bramson
Performer: Eric 'Jeeves' Grier
Performer: Angela Clarke
Singers: The Ivor Raymonde Singers
Continuity: Bernard Botting
Continuity: Charles Hart
Musical director: Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Designer: George Djurkovic
Associate producer: Travers Thorneloe
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Sunday-Night Play presenting: This Happy Breed

by Noel Coward.
[Starring] Richard Johnson, Brenda Bruce, Fay Compton, Adrienne Corri
with Avril Elgar, Jennifer Wilson, Dinsdale Landen, Edward Cast


Writer: Noel Coward
Produced and designed by: Hal Burton
Mrs Flint: Fay Compton
Ethel Gibbons: Brenda Bruce
Sylvia: Avril Elgar
Frank Gibbons: Richard Johnson
Bob Mitchell: Edward Cast
Reg: Kenneth Farrington
Queenie: Adrienne Corri
Vi: Jennifer Wilson
Sam Leadbitter: Brian Peck
Phyllis Blake: Rowena Torrance
Edie: Sybil Ewbank
Billy Mitchell: Dinsdale Landen

: The News

: Pablo Casals

The world-famous cellist holds a Master Class.

Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1
Filmed in Berkeley, California
by courtesy of N.E.T.R.C., New York


Cellist: Pablo Casals
Director: Alexander Hammid
Producer: Nathan Kroll

: The Epilogue: A Fool's Paradise?

Talk by the Rev. A. R. McD. Gordon.
From the Midlands


Presenter: The Rev. A. R. McD. Gordon

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