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: Seeing and Believing: The Prodigal Father

A New Testament story and a modern parallel with Vanessa Thornton, Tommy Eytle, Rex Palmer, and John Graham.


Producer: R. T. Brooks

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Yr Hen A'r Newydd

Chwarae'r ffon ddwybig gydag Emrys Cleaver yn ein harwain ar hynt gerddorol yng nghwmni
Kenneth Bowen, Valerie Morgan, Pedwarawd Rhydderch Jones a Chor Meibion Treorci
Corfeistr. John H. Davies
Y cyfeilydd, Arwel Hughea
Golygydd cerdd. Alwyn Jones
Cynllunydd, Colin Shaw
Y cynhyrchu gan Murfyn Owen
The Old and the New: a programme of music.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Farming: Triple Farm Visit

and Weather for Farmers
Introduced by Andrew Biggar.

Three farmers describe their farms and discuss their differing systems in three successive prolamines, the third of which features the farm of Frank Taylor in Nottinghamshire.
Filmed by the BBC Agricultural Film Unit


Presenter: Andrew Biggar
Interviewee: Frank Taylor
Film edited by: Colin Moffat
Director: John Kenyon
Producer: Ronald Webster

: On Safari with Armand and Michaela Denis: World of the White Ants

A second showing of the film World of the White Ants

This look at the strange insects of Africa has for its climax the life of the termites who, blind, white, and tiny, serve their monstrous queen in a castle sixteen feet high and surrounded by fierce enemies.
From the West


Presenter/filmmaker: Armand Denis
Presenter/filmmaker: Michaela Denis

: Maigret: Death of a Butcher

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Giles Cooper from the novel 'Un Echec de Maigret'.
Starring Rupert Davies as Inspector Maigret with Ewen Solon as Lucas and Helen Shingler as Madame Maigret, Neville Jason as Lapointe
Guest stars: Eric Pohlmann, Anthony Jacobs, Gwen Cherrell, Pauline Letts
A BBC recording produced in association with Winwell Productions Ltd.
First shown on November 6, 1961

Fumal, an old schoolfellow of Maigret's and now a wealthy meat trader, asks for police protection-and needs it.


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by: Giles Cooper
Director: Andrew Osborn
Designer: Eileen Diss
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film editor: Barry Toovey
Script editor: Donald Bull
Executive producer: Andrew Osborn
Associate: Bill Luckwell
Martine: Sheila Robins
Fumal: Eric Pohlmann
Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lapointe: Neville Jason
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Comeliau: Noel Howlett
Joseph: Anthony Jacobs
Victor: Carl Duering
Louise: Gwen Cherrell
Madame Fumal: Pauline Letts
Felix: David Courtney
Madame Maigret: Helen Shingler
Emile: Derek Benfield
Madame Gaillardin: Cicely Paget-Bowman
Locksmith: Eddie Malin

: Film Matinee: The Wild Heart

from the novel Gone to Earth by Mary Webb.
A film starring Jennifer Jones with David Farrar, Cyril Cusack and Sybil Thorndike.
Written, produced, and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

The strange brooding tale of a high-spirited passionate country girl-half gypsy-for whom the legend of the Black Huntsman has a special and tragic significance.


From the novel Gone to Earth by: Mary Webb
Writer/producer/director: Michael Powell
Writer/producer/director: Emeric Pressburger
Hazel Woodus: Jennifer Jones
Jack Redding: David Farrar
Edward Marston: Cyril Cusack
Abet Woodus: Esmond Knight
Mrs Marston: Sybil Thorndike
Andrew Vessons: Hugh Griffith

: The Adventures of Tintin: The Crab with the Golden Claws: Shanghai

A new film series about the adventures of Tintin, the boy detective.

In company with the two detectives, Thompson and Thompson, and his faithful dog Snowy, Tintin boards Captain Haddock's ship to investigate a strange cargo.

: The Master of Ballantrae: Episode 1

by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Dramatised in six episodes by Constance Cox.
with John Cairney as James Durie, Master of Ballantrae and John Breslin as his brother Henry
From Scotland


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Designer: Stanley Morris
Tarn Macmorland: Iain Dunnett
James Durie: John Cairney
Lord Durrisdeer: David Steuart
Alison Graeme: Hilary Thomson
John Paul: Douglas Murchie
Henry Durie: John Breslin
Macconochie: James Gibson
Jessie Brown: Una McLean
Landlord: James Stuart
Man at inn: Alistair Audsley
Man at inn: Gerard Slevin
Man at inn: Alan MacKill
Maggie Gibson: Marjorie Thomson

: Laramie: The Mountain Men

A Western film series.
Starring John Smith, Robert Fuller
with Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes
and Guest star, Dan Duryea

Three desperate men take over the Sherman ranch to carry out a murder, and with Daisy and Mike held as hostages, Slim and Jess seem powerless to prevent them.


Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Mike: Dennis Holmes
Daisy Cooper: Spring Byington
Ben Sanford: Dan Duryea

: The News

followed by The Weather Man

: Sunday Story: The Story of Tobias: 1: The Stranger

Written by Richard Wade.
David Kossoff tells The Story of Tobias


Writer: Richard Wade
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe
Storyteller: David Kossoff

: Songs of Praise

Community hymn-singing from Fisherwick Presbyterian Church, Belfast.
With Janette Simpson (soprano) and pupils of Victoria College, Belfast.
Conducted by Havelock Nelson
Trumpeters, Pupils of Royal Belfast Academical Institution
Introduced by Edgar Boucher.


Presenter: Edgar Boucher
Soprano: Janette Simpson
Conductor: Havelock Nelson
Trumpeters: Pupils of Royal Belfast Academical Institution
Organist: Geoffrey Trory
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. J.H. Withers
Arranged by: Moore Wasson
Presented by: David Hannon

: Coping with Life

The Rev. Dr. Hugh Douglas answers questions arising from his broadcasts and put by Magnus Magnusson about Christian belief and everyday life.
Chairman, Esmond Wright
From Scotland


Panellist: The Rev. Dr. Hugh Douglas
Panellist: Magnus Magnusson
Chairman: Esmond Wright

: What's My Line?

Chairman, Eamonn Andrews
Panel: Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, Alan Melville, Sidney James 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
Panellist: Sidney James
Research: Julia Cave
Producer: Richard Evans
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman

: Wagon Train: The Bruce Saybrook Story

Heading west to new horizons and new adventures with Robert Horton.
with Guest star, Brian Aherne

Alone in the middle of Indian country, Flint McCullough was prepared for the unexpected, but who in his right mind could possibly expect to find a pith-helmeted English lord on safari?


Flint McCullough: Robert Horton
Lord Bruce Saybrook: Brian Aherne

: The Sunday-Night Play presenting: A Child in the House

by Janet McNeill.
[Starring] Clifford Evans, Peggy Marshall, Janina Faye with Harold Goldblatt

With her mother in hospital and her father mysteriously away, Elisabeth is sent to an unknown uncle and aunt in Belfast. The play deals with the conflict aroused in the child's conscience when she is placed in unfamiliar surroundings.


Writer: Janet McNeill
Producer: Ronald Mason
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Maud Acheson: Peggy Marshall
Henry Acheson: Clifford Evans
Mrs McNally: Noel Hood
Mrs Duncan: Shela Ward
Elisabeth Lorimer: Janina Faye
Cassie: Kathleen Feenan
Inspector Taylor: Harold Goldblatt
Rev Patterson: Norman Henry
Mr Johnson: Len Fenton
Evangelist: Michael Williams

: The News

: Music in Camera

presenting Erik Bruhn, Sonia Arova, Virginia Gordoni, Louis Quilico, Ralph Holmes
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Led by John Ronayne
Conducted by Marcus Dods


Dancer: Erik Bruhn
Dancer: Sonia Arova
Soprano: Virginia Gordoni
Baritone: Louis Quilico
Violinist: Ralph Holmes
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] led by: John Ronayne
[Orchestra] conducted by: Marcus Dods
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Patricia Foy

: William Wordsworth: A Man of Faith

A talk by Alan Webster.


Presenter: Alan Webster

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