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: Seeing and Believing: Hills in Perspective

A Christian theme introduced by Canon R. C. Tait and illustrated by C. Day Lewis.


Presenter: Canon R. C. Tait
Illustrated by: C. Day Lewis
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Os Gwelwch Yn Dda

Rhaglen o'ch dewis chwi eich hunain yn cynnwys cerddoriaeth, adroddiadau, a ffilmiau gyda Helen Watts, Emlyn Ellis Gwenyth Petty, Jane Phillips Cantorion Yr Eira
Cor-feistres, Eira Novello Williams
Cerddorfa Gymreig Y BBC Blaenwr, Philip Whiteway
Dan arweiniad Arwel Hughes
Y cyflwyno gan
Shan Emlyn ac Owen Edwards
Golygydd cerdd, Moelfryn Harries Y cynllunio gan Pauline Harrison Y ffllmio gan Ted Brown
Y cyfarwyddo gan Ifan O. Williams Recordiad y BBC
Ceisiadau ar gyfer y rhaglen i'w hanfon i ' Os Gwelwch yn Dda,' BBC
Cacrdydd. A programme of requests.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Farming: and Weather for Farmers

Introduced by John Cherrington.

Farm Visit
William Kerr of Suffolk describes his method of farming an intensive arable farm and discusses points of management with Hugh Barrett.

Swine Fever
A report on the Swine Fever Vaccination and Certification Scheme which is being operated in the Eastern Counties.

Film sequences by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit


Presenter: John Cherrington
Interviewee (Farm Visit): William Kerr
Interviewer (Farm Visit): Hugh Barrett
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Director: John Kenyon
Producer: Ronald Webster

: Maigret: The White Hat

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Roger East from the novel "L'Amie de Madame Maigret."
A BBC recording produced in association with Winwell Productions, Ltd.
(First shown on January 8, 1962)


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by: Roger East
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Designer: Eileen Diss
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film Cameraman: Hugh Wilson
Film Editor: Barry Toovey
Script Editor: Donald Bull
Executive Producer: Andrew Osborn
Associate: Bill Luckwell
Countess Panetti: Edith Saville
Krynker: Michael Culver
Moss: Thomas Heathcote
Madame Maigret: Helen Shingler
Gloria: Maria Andipa
Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Liotard: John Carson
Fernande Steuvals: Barbara New
Lapointe: Neville Jason
Judge Goudart: Edwin Richfield
Steuvals: Donald Morley
Manageress: Mary Barclay
Benoit: Frank Shelley
Detective: Allen Paton
Doctor: John Maitland

: Film Matinee presents: The Fifth Chair

A comedy.
[Starring] Fred Allen, Jack Benny and Don Ameche
with William Bendix

The hilarious story of an unusual inheritance which involves some equally unusual people in highly improbable situations.


Director: Richard Wallace
Fred Floogle: Fred Allen
Jack Benny: Himself
Don Ameche: Himself
William Bendix: Himself
Eve Floogle: Binnie Barnes
Parker: Robert Benchley
Psychiatrist: Jerry Colonna

: The Adventures of Tintin: The Crab with the Golden Claws: Raiders in the Desert

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

Tintin, Captain Haddock, and Snowy find themselves trapped in the desert prison of Ahmed the Terrible, who, having overpowered them and shot the enemy pilot, has escaped with the diamonds.

: The Dark Island: Part 4

A six-part serial by Robert Barr.
Starring Robert Hardy, Francis Matthews
with Angela Browne, Cyril Luckham

With Nicolson temporarily out of the fight Grant decides to upset the quiet comfort of the remote hotel.
From Scotland


Writer: Robert Barr
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Film cameraman: Gordon Mackay
Film editor: James Mearns
Music composed by: Iain MacLachlan
[Music] played by: Archie Duncan
Davy McNeil: Walter Carr
Ian McLeod: Bryden Murdoch
Foreign seaman: Arthur Boland
Major Williams: Denis Holmes
Swanson: Michael Golden
Mary Somers: Angela Browne
Colonel Jamieson: William Sherwood
Grant: Francis Matthews
Nicolson: Robert Hardy
Orderly: Angus Martin
Dr Mackenzie: James Gibson
Katie Kennedy: Ellen McIntosh
Mr Stewart: Alex McCrindle
Fisherman: Alistair Audsley
Donald MacAulley: Wallace Campbell
Dr Glenville: Michael Barrington
Brigadier: Cyril Luckham
Club steward: John Shedden
George Hammond: Edwards Jewesbury

: Frontier Circus: Winter Quarters

Thrills and excitement of the Big Top as the Travelling Circus rolls across the new frontiers of the West.
A film series.
Starring Chill Wills, John Derek and Richard Jaeckel

Things look desperate for the T. and T. circus. With winter approaching they are trapped on the top of the high Sierra mountains, with their horses driven off and the men ready to desert.


Col. Casey Thompson: Chill Wills
Ben Travis: John Derek
Tony Gentry: Richard Jaeckel

: Rejoice and Sing

Your favourite hymns and sacred songs.
Introduced by Olive Stephens.
with Elizabeth Simon, Kenneth Bowen, The Silver Stars
Chorus-Master, Hubert C. Williams
The strings and harp of the BBC Welsh Orchestra
Leader, Philip Whiteway
with Leonard Morris (piano)
Conducted by Rae Jenkins


Presenter: Olive Stephens
Soprano: Elizabeth Simon
Tenor: Kenneth Bowen
Singers: The Silver Stars
Chorus-Master: Hubert C. Williams
Musicians: The strings and harp of the BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Philip Whiteway
Pianist: Leonard Morris
[Orchestra] conducted by: Rae Jenkins
Music associate: Alwyn Jones
Designer: Alan Taylor
Producer: Gethyn Stoodley Thomas

: Meeting Point: Why Cathedrals?

These great buildings give a wrong idea of what the Gospel is about-they are out-of-date conceptions.
The Bishop of Llandaff returns to the studio to defend this statement in discussion with The Dean of Gloucester.
Chairman, Anthony Greenwood, M.P.

From the West


Chairman: Anthony Greenwood
Panellist: The Bishop of Llandaff [Glyn Simon]
Panellist: The Dean of Gloucester [Seiriol Evans]
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Wagon Train: The Martin Onyx Story

Heading West to new horizons and new adventures with Robert Horton.
Guest star, Jack Warden

The citizens of Purgatory Wells hire Martin Onyx, already a legendary figure, to rid their town of outlaws. Flint McCullough, however, wonders if Onyx is the man he is reputed to be.
See page 15


Flint McCullough: Robert Horton
Martin Onyx: Jack Warden

: The George Mitchell Choir

Around the World in Song.


Singers: The George Mitchell Choir
Musical director: Robert de Cormier
Staged by: Douglas Squires
Drawings: Tony Hart
Designer: Bernard Cary
Producer: Travers Thorneloe

: The Sunday-Night Play: Sword of Vengeance

based on the play 'Donadieu' by Fritz Hochwalder.
English version by Kitty Black.
Starring Richard Johnson, Donald Houston
See page 15


Author: Fritz Hochwalder
English version by: Kitty Black
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Donadieu: Richard Johnson
Berthelien: Moultrie Kelsall
Tiefenbach: Michael Brennan
Nicolas: Frank Crawshaw
Escambarlat: Ronald Radd
Lavalette: Donald Houston
Du Bosc: Patrick Troughton
Judith: Valerie Sarruf
Barbe: Jean Anderson

: The News

: The Legend of Rudolph Valentino

A film biography of the young man who became the most romantic lover the cinema screen has ever known.


Subject: Rudolph Valentino
Producer: Saul J. Turell
Producer: Paul Killiam
Narrator: Frank Gallop
Director: Graeme Ferguson
Music: Alexander Semmler

: What is Real?

A talk by Lennox Milne.
From Scotland


Presenter: Lennox Milne

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