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: High Mass

for the Sunday after Christmas from St. Chad's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Birmingham.
Celebrant, Canon Brian Withers assisted by Fr John Harrington and Fr. Anthony Brisland
Sermon by the Most Rev. Francis Joseph Grimshaw Archbishop of Birmingham
The Cathedral Choir directed by Fr. C. Barlow
Action of the Mass, described by Fr. Patrick McEnroe

Built in 1841, St. Chad's was the first Roman Catholic Cathedral to be consecrated since the Reformation. The grimy factories which for 150 years surrounded the Cathedral have now vanished, and it now stands at the heart of the new Birmingham rising around it, a link between the new and the old.
(to 11.45)


Celebrant: Canon Brian Withers
Assisted by: Fr John Harrington
Assisted by: Fr Anthony Brisland
Sermon: The Most Rev. Francis Joseph Grimshaw
Singers: The Cathedral Choir
Choir directed by: Fr C. Barlow
Organist: Anthony Bradbury
Commentator: Fr. Patrick McEnroe

: O Sul I Sul

Welsh weekly news survey.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Canu Cysegredig

Y gyntaf o ddwy raglen yn rhot braslun o hanes canu crefyddol yr Eglwys Gristnogol trwy'r canrifoedd
Cantorion Cymreig y BBC
Arweinydd, Arwel Hughes
Y cyflwyno gan Aneirin Talfan
Y cyfarwyddo gan GEORGE P. OWEN
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Eglwys Gristnogol
Unknown: Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Aneirin Talfan
Unknown: George P. Owen

: Seeing and Believing: About the Bush

A Christian theme introduced by The Rev. W. W. Simpson assisted by Alan Edwards and John Graham.


Presenter: The Rev. W. W. Simpson
Assisted by: Alan Edwards
Assisted by: John Graham
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Farm Forum: Work and Wages

Clifford Selly chairs a discussion between John Cherrington, Dennis Hodsdon,
Charles Wharton and an audience of farm workers and farmers in the Midlands.
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Chairman: Clifford Selly
Panellist: John Cherrington
Panellist: Dennis Hodsdon
Panellist: Charles Wharton
Arranged by: Ronald Webster
Producer: John Kenyon

: Z Cars: Teamwork

by Troy Kennedy Martin.
A second showing of some of the cases encountered by Z Victor One and Z Victor Two.

Just when the crime figures are levelling out, one man pushes them up and up with a set of aimless break-ins. When Steele and Lynch lay hands on him but let him escape, Barlow, Watt, and Dunn are ready to lay hands on them.


Writer: Troy Kennedy Martin
Director: John McGrath
Designer: Richard Henry
Script Editor: John Hopkins
Producer: David E. Rose
P.C. Steele: Jeremy Kemp
P.C. Lynch: James Ellis
Det. Chief Insp. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det. Sgt. Watt: Frank Windsor
Inspector Dunn: Dudley Foster

: Film Matinee: Johnny Holiday

[starring] William Bendix
with Hoagy Carmichael, Stanley Clements and Allen Martin.

This is the story of Johnny Holiday, a twelve-year-old juvenile delinquent who is sent to a Boys' School. At first he resents the discipline, but the friendship of a rugged ex-cavalry sergeant who shares his love for horses gives him a new start in life.


Sergeant Walker: William Bendix
Himself: Hoagy Carmichael
Eddie Duggan: Stanley Clements
Johnny Holiday: Allen Martin
Director: Willis Goldbeck

: Pinky and Perky: The Pop-In

Pinky and Perky assist John Slater as Poppa Luigi at The Pop-In as they prepare for the New Year.
Devised and written by Margaret Potter.


Presented by: Jan Dalibor
Presented by: Vlasta Dalibor
Devised and written by: Margaret Potter
Producer: Trevor Hill
Poppa Luigi: John Slater

: The Old Curiosity Shop: Episode 6

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

In which Mrs. Jarley teaches Nell the histories of the waxwork figures, and the Single Gentleman takes lodgings in the house of Sampson and Sally Brass.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapter: Constance Cox
Director: Joan Craft
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Douglas Allen
George: Victor Platt
Mrs Jarley: Angela Baddley
Nell Trent: Michele Dotrice
Grandfather: Oliver Johnston
Dick Swiveller: Anton Rodgers
Sally Brass: Patricia Jessel
Sampson Brass: Brian Pringle
Servant: Fiona Duncan
Single Gentleman: John Sharp
Quilp: Patrick Troughton
Jemmy Groves: Noel Carey
Isaac List: Douglas Blackwell
Jacob Jowl: John Rolfe

: Bronco: Trail of Hatred

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

To capture a deserter from the army, Bronco is ordered to lead a troop of soldiers into swamp land occupied by hostile Indians.


Bronco Layne: Ty Hardin

: The News

followed by The Weather Man

: Meeting Point: Hope

Looking forward to a new year used to be a hopeful prospect. Now we often seem to look ahead more in anxiety than in hope.
Ludovic Kennedy enquires into the meaning and justification of hope with Professor Arnold Toynbee, Canon Edward Carpenter and Tom Stacey of the Sunday Times.


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Panellist: Professor Arnold Toynbee
Panellist: Canon Edward Carpenter
Panellist: Tom Stacey
Producer: Peter Ferres

: Sunday Story: St. Francis of Assisi: 3: The Rule and the Order

Written by Jill Allgood.
told by Barbara Kelly.


Writer: Jill Allgood
Storyteller: Barbara Kelly
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Songs of Praise

from Strabane with the united choirs of the Church of Ireland, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches of the district.
The L.M.S. Male Voice Choir
Castlederg County Intermediate School Choir
Soloists: Rosemary Blair-White (soprano) and William Loughlin (bass)
Conductor, Havelock Nelson
Introduced by Edgar Boucher.
Prayer and Blessing by the Rev. E. W. Lovell

Hail to the Lord's Anointed (Tune, Cruger)
Mine eyes have seen the glory (Tune, Battle Song)
Jesus bids us shine (Tune, Lumetto) Eternal Ruler (Tune, Song 1)
Behold a little Child (Tune, Love Unknown)
Love came down at Christmas (Tune, Hermitage)
There is a green hill (Tune, Horsley)
Do no sinful action (Tune, Glenfinlas)
Hear my prayer, O Lord (Dvorak)
O for a thousand tongues (Tune, Gladness)
Alone with none but thee (Tune, Emain Macha)
The golden gates are lifted up (Tune, Praetorius)
For all the Saints (Tune, Sine Nomine)

From Northern Ireland


Singers: The L.M.S. Male Voice Choir
Singers: Castlederg County Intermediate School Choir
Soprano: Rosemary Blair-White
Bass: William Loughlin
Conductor: Havelock Nelson
Organist: R. A. Megraw
Presenter: Edgar Boucher
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. E. W. Lovell
Arranged by: Moore Wasson
Presented by: David Hannon

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

in which Billy Cotton calls Wakey-Wakey!
with Russ Conway and guest stars from the world of entertainment with the regulars: Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay, The High-Lights, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes.


Presenter/bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Pianist: Russ Conway
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singers: The High-Lights
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Associate conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script: Jimmy Grafton
Design: Lionel Radford
Choreographer and associate producer: Leslie Roberts
Production: Johnnie Stewart

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Loquacious Liar

A film series starring Raymond Burr as the famous lawyer investigator created by Erle Stanley Gardner.
with Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Della Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake: William Hopper
Lt. Tragg: Ray Collins

: The Sunday-Night Play: Parkin's Primitives

by Ken Taylor.


Writer: Ken Taylor
Producer: Naomi Capon
Designer: George Djurkovic
Sam Parkin: George A. Cooper
Mr Haslam: Charles Lamb
Mr Fenshaw: John Barrett
Mrs Fenshaw: Lally Bowers
Pam Fenshaw: Suzanne Neve
Alderman Stanley Walsh: Anthony Sagar
Councillor Bob Bootle: Thomas Heathcote
Alderman Trotter: John Ruddock
Councillor Millicent Walsh: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Mervyn Wardle: Murray Melvin
Grubber Entwistle: James Culliford
Housing clerk: Peter Sallis
Angela: Coral Atkins
Mayor: John Barrard
M. C.: Ivor Spencer

: The News

: Music in Camera

presents Marcella Pobbe, Peter Glossop, Violette Verdy and Edward Villella, Antonio Ruis Pipo
Introduced by Peter Ebert.
Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
Conducted by Charles MacKerras


Soprano: Marcella Pobbe
Baritone: Peter Glossop
Dancer: Violette Verdy
Dancer: Edward Villella
Pianist: Antonio Ruis Pipo
Presenter: Peter Ebert
Musicians: Philharmonia Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Bean
[Orchestra] conducted by: Charles MacKerras
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: Charles R. Rogers

: The Epilogue: The Two Stones

A talk by The Rev. Donald Foster.
From the North


Presenter: The Rev. Donald Foster

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