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: The Way to the Cross

A service for Good Friday from Chichester Cathedral.
Preacher, The Rev. R.A.K. Runcie, Principal of Cuddesdon Theological College
Organist and Master of the Choristers, John Birch
Assistant organist, Richard Seal

The service consists of the first part of the Order for Holy Communion (the Ministry of the Word), followed by the Pilgrimage to the Cross
The music includes plainsong, settings by Byrd, Victoria, and Palestrina, and the congregational hymns are Nos. 106 and 107 in the English Hymnal
(to 13.15)


Preacher: The Rev. R. A. K. Runcle
Organist and Master of the Choristers: John Birch
Assistant organist: Richard Seal
Commentary spoken by: Richard Maddock
Presented for television by: Kenneth Savidge

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau
Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld a lleoedd
Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmni
Owen Edwards
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal
Nan Davies, Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
Today: a Welsh topical magazine, introduced by Owen Edwards.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 13.55)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: The Stations of the Cross

Today pilgrims from many lands will be in Jerusalem following in prayer the traditional Way of the Cross from the Palace of Pontius Pilate to Mount Calvary And in churches everywhere people today make this same journey in spirit.
The Meditations are conducted by Fr. Columba Ryan, O.P.
Introduction by Fr. Agnellus Andrew, o.F.M.
Music by the St. Gabriel Singers
(to 15.30)


Conductor: Fr. Columba Ryan
Presenter: Fr. Agnellus Andrew
Singers: the St. Gabriel Singers
Director: Fr. Wilfrid Purney
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Picture Time

Stories of old and new friends in pictures.

The adventures of a boxer puppy by Tim.

The Little Supply Train
A cartoon film from Czechoslovakia.
A little train is bored with feeding coal to the great long-distance trains, so it decides to set out on an adventure of its own.
Commentary spoken by Hilda Schroder.


Artist (Bengo): Tim (William Timym)
Narrator (The Little Supply Train): Hilda Schroder

: Triton: Part 3

The story of a secret weapon.
Written and produced by Rex Tucker.
A second chance to see the serial in four episodes.
Starring William Russell with Francis Matthews


Writer/Producer: Rex Tucker
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Lieut Lamb: Francis Matthews
Captain Belwether: William Russell
Sentry: Derek Lanyon
Mr Robert Fulton: Reed de Rouen
Interpreter: Michael Anthony
French captain: Jacques Cey

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England
followed by The Weather.

News from the South and Weather

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower with Arthur Billitt Nottinghamshire, David Ayling Dorset

'Honeysuckle, Old Roses, and the smell of Lavender.... Ideas taken from the traditional English cottage garden and adapted for the backyards, courtyards, and council-house gardens of today.
Plants discussed include:
Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily)-Lilium Longiflorum (Easter Lily)-Rue-Rosemary-Clematis-Box-Shrub and Musk Roses


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Arthur Billitt
Guest: David Ayling
Producer: Paul Morby

: Handel's The Passion of Christ

illustrated by the drawings of Rembrandt
Harpsichord, Alan Harverson
Organ, Derek Stevens
London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Denys Darlow


Harpsichordist: Alan Harverson
Organist: Derek Stevens
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Hugh Maguire
Orchestra conducted by: Denys Darlow
Drawings selected by: Michael Ayrton
Producer: Hal Burton
Evangelist: Alexander Young
Jesus: John Shirley-Quirk
Daughter of Zion: Patricia Clark
Mary: Nancy Evans
Judas: Buyan Harper
Three Believers: Eileen Millard
Three Believers: Paula Gladwell
Three Believers: Robin Fairhurst

: Headline News

: Look: Showing Off

Introduced by Peter Scott.
In the course of their history, birds have developed all sorts of ways of getting along together. They have evolved the most varied and spectacular rituals of recognition, courtship, and aggression.
From the West


Presenter: Peter Scott
Editor: John Merritt
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Dr. Kildare: One for the Road

A film series starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare, Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie.

Assigned to a special project by Dr. Gillespie, Kildare goes to work in an experimental ward for the treatment of drunkards.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey

: The Rag Trade

Devised and written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
Starring Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin, Reg Varney, Esma Cannon, Sheila Hancock
with Gwendolyn Watts, Wanda Ventham, Jan Williams, Julie Samuel, Elaine Kagan and featuring June Whitfield, Alec Ross


Devised and written by: Ronald Wolfe
Devised and written by: Ronald Chesney
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Harold Fenner: Peter Jones
Paddy Fleming: Miriam Karlin
Reg Turner: Reg Varney
Lily Swann: Esma Cannon
Carole Taylor: Sheila Hancock
[Actress]: Gwendolyn Watts
Shirley: Wanda Ventham
[Actress]: Jan Williams
[Actress]: Julie Samuel
[Actress]: Elaine Kagan
Miss Rawlins: June Whitfield
Bill: Alec Ross

: The News

: The Winter's Tale: Part 1

by William Shakespeare
With Robert Shaw, Rosalie Crutchley, Brenda Bruce, Nigel Stock, Patrick Macnee, Norman Rossington
and with Ron Moody as Autolicus
(BBC Recording)
Part 1 at 9.25
Part 2 at 10.30

[Photo caption] Robert Shaw as Leontes and Rosalie Crutchley as Hermione


Author: William Shakespeare
Costumes designed by: Joyce Hammond
Make-up supervised by: Rosemary Ross
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Music specially composed by: Herbert Chappell
Producer: Don Taylor
Leontes: Robert Shaw
Polixenes: Patrick Macnee
Hermione: Rosalie Crutchley
Mamillius: Carlo Cura
Camillo: Nigel Stock
Emilia: Meg Wynn Owen
First Lady: Olivia Breeze
Second Lady: Valerie Bell
First Lord: Edward Evans
Antigonus: Geoffrey Bayldon
Paulina: Brenda Bruce
Gaoler: Michael Wynne
Second Lord: William Holmes
Third Lord: Adrian Brine
Fourth Lord, Officer of Court: Colin Rix
Cliomines: Alan Rowe Dion: William Gaunt
First Servant: Edgar Wreford
Mariner: Donald Tandy
Old Shepherd: Frank Atkinson
Clown: Norman Rossington
Time the Chorus: Beckett Bould
Autolicus: Ron Moody
Florizel: Brian Smith
Perdita: Sarah Badel
Mopsa: Denise Coffey
Dorcas: Lyn Pinkney

: The News

: The Road to Calvary

Tom Fleming reads from St. Mark's Gospel 15, vv. 20b-47 R.S.V.


Reader: Tom Fleming

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