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: Unto Us A Boy Is Born! King of All Creation

An act of homage in Liverpool Cathedral.
(to 11.15)


Presented for television by: Peter Hamilton

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o ffilmiau a newyddion yn dangos peth o weithgarwch Cymru a'r Cymry yn ystod yr wythnos
Welsh weekly news survey.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Canu Cysegredig

Yr ail o ddwy raglen yn rhot braslun o hanes canu crefyddol yr Eglwys Gristnogol trwy'r canrifoedd
Cantorion Glyndwr
Arweinydd, Mansel Thomas
Y cyflwyno gan Aneirin Talfan Y cyfarwyddo gan GEORGE P. OWEN
Welsh hymn-singing.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Eglwys Gristnogol
Unknown: Cantorion Glyndwr
Unknown: Mansel Thomas
Unknown: Aneirin Talfan
Unknown: George P. Owen

: Seeing and Believing: The Given Heart

The words of Christina Rossetti.
Read by Rosalie Crutchley
Sung by a quartet from the John Alldis Choir
Introduced by James Grout.


Reader: Rosalie Crutchley
Singers: A quartet from the John Alldis Choir
Presenter: James Grout
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Farming: A Look Forward to the Coming Year

Introduced by John Cherrington.
by Harold Woolley, C.B.E. President of the National Farmers' Union
Harold Collison, C.B.E. General Secretary of the National Union of Agricultural Workers
F. J. Stratton, C.B.E.Chairman of the Fatstock Marketing Corporation Ltd.
J. L. Davies, C.B.E. General Manager, Milk Marketing Board
Interviewed by Clifford Selly.
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Interviewee: Harold Woolley
Interviewee: Harold Collison
Interviewee: F. J. Stratton
Interviewee: J. L. Davies
Interviewer: Clifford Selly
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: John Kenyon

: Z Cars: Suspended

by Allan Prior.
A second showing of some of the cases encountered by Z Victor One and Z Victor Two.

The crew of ZV1 waste no time in arriving at the scene of a burglary. Their reward is to be suspected of theft themselves.


Writer: Allan Prior
Director: Shaun Sutton
Designer: Roy Oxley
Film sequences - cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film sequences - editor: Joseph Sterling
Producer: David E. Rose

: Film Matinee presents: Flying Down to Rio

A musical.
Starring Dolores Del Rio and Gene Raymond
with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Roger Bond and his band find excitement and romance on a musical tour of South America. This film is memorable as the first to delight audiences all over the world with the dancing partnership of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.


Fred: Fred Astaire
Belinda: Dolores Del Rio
Roger Bond: Gene Raymond
Honey Hale: Ginger Rogers
Julio: Raul Roulien
Belinda's Aunt: Blanche Frederic

: Pinky and Perky: The Pop-In

Pinky and Perky assist John Slater as Poppa Luigi at The Pop-In.
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 7

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

In which the Single Gentleman interviews Codlin and Short; and Dick Swiveller finds a companion to take a hand at cribbage.
See page 12


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Director: Joan Craft
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Douglas Allen
Mrs Jarley: Angela Baddeley
Nell Trent: Michele Dotrice
Grandfather: Oliver Johnston
George: Victor Platt
Single Gentleman: John Sharp
Sampson Brass: Bryan Pringle
Sally Brass: Patricia Jessel
Dirk Swiveller: Anton Rodgers
Codlin: John Southworth
Short: Alan Hockey
Servant: Fiona Duncan
Miss Monflathers: Margaret Diamond
First Lady at Academy: Penny Whittam
Miss Edwards: Patricia Pacy
Kit Nubbles: Ronald Cunliffe
Mrs Nubbles: Megs Jenkins
Little Jacob: Robert Cook
Barbara: Lilian Grassom
Barbara's Mother: Ruby Head
Jacob Jowl: John Rolfe
Isaac List: Douglas Blackwell
Gypsy: Ray Adamson

: Bronco: Destinies West

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

A fortune in gold is stolen and Bronco is assigned by the Army to find it. But when he meets a beautiful woman gambler he is almost diverted from his purpose....


Bronco Layne: Ty Hardin

: The News

followed by The Weather Man

: Meeting Point: Quest

Students attending the third Student Christian Congress in Bristol ask questions about God and Work and are answered by Bishop Ambrose Reeves, Dr. Kathleen Bliss and The Rev. Edwin Robertson.
Chairman, David Dimbleby
From the West


Panellist: Ambrose Reeves
Panellist: Dr. Kathleen Bliss
Panellist: The Rev. Edwin Robertson
Chairman: David Dimbleby
Presented by: Kenneth Savidge
Arranged by: Colin James

: Sunday Story: St. Francis of Assisi: 4: Love and Courage

Written by Jill Allgood.
told by Barbara Kelly.


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

: Rejoice and Sing

Your favourite hymns and sacred songs.
Introduced by Olive Stephens.
with Heather Harper, John Cameron
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: Heather Harper
Bass: John Cameron
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: Colin Shaw
Director: Jack Williams

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

Starring The Mitchell Minstrels
Conducted by George Mitchell
and also starring Stan Stennett, George Chisholm, John Boulter, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer, Benny Garcia, Valerie Brooks, The Jackpots, The Television Toppers, The Jeffery Brothers, Maryetta Midgley, Bob Burgess and Doreen Freeman, The Jolaes Puppets


Singers: The Mitchell Minstrels
Minstrels conducted by/Vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Comedian: Stan Stennett
Musician: George Chisholm
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Singer: Benny Garcia
Dancer: Valerie Brooks
Singers: The Jackpots
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Performers: The Jeffery Brothers
Singer: Maryetta Midgley
Dancer: Bob Burgess
Dancer: Doreen Freeman
Puppeteers: The Jolaes Puppets
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Stanley Dorfman
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Madcap Modiste

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

Perry Mason is retained in a dispute concerning the ownership of a fashion house. But before he can investigate, one of the company's leading designers is found poisoned and Mason's client is accused.


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: The Remarkable Incident at Carson Corners

by Reginald Rose.
The children appear by courtesy of the American School in London
See page 13


Writer: Reginald Rose
Producer: Alvin Rakoff
Designer: Tony Abbott
Associate producer: Richard Stevens
Mr Prince: Alan Gifford
Mrs Prince: Helen Horton
Susan Caldwell: Jane Lambert
Joey Rogers: Willis Georgia
Joey Rogers: Emily Hendricks
Joey Rogers: Madeleine Burgess
Mr Rogers: John Meillon
Dr Caldwell: Peter Madden
Mrs Caldwell: Ann Blake
Mrs Wright: Jane Hylton
Mr Wright: Peter Dyneley
Mr Woodbridge: John Welsh
Mrs Woodbridge: Noel Dyson
Mr Kovalesky: George Pravda
Bobby McGinnis: Scott Kaufman
Mr McGinnis: Gordon Tanner
Mrs McGinnis: Shirley Thieman
Alice Woodbridge: Patricia Fei
Bert Hendricks: Robert Frowe
Tommy Prince: Robert Cameron
Harold Wright: Harry Dalgaard
Billy McGinnis: Robert Tucker
Miss Frank: Ann Gillis
Eddie: Jeremy Wilkin

: The News

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.
Tonight's programme includes:
Tortelier on Bach
The French cellist comes to the Monitor studio to talk about Bach and play his music.


Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Item presenter/cellist (Tortelier on Bach): Tortelier (Paul Tortelier)
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Associate producer: David Jones
Editor: Humphrey Burton

: The Epilogue: Drifting Along

A talk by The Rev. Donald Reed.
From the Midlands


Presenter: The Rev. Donald Reed

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