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: Service for Plough Sunday

from Craigs Parish Church, Northern Ireland.
The Parish Eucharist and The Blessing of the Plough
Celebrant and Preacher, The Rev. J. E. George Rector of Craigs, Dunaghy, and Killagan
(to 11.30)


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. J. E. George
Organist: Robert McQuillan
Presented by: Moore Wasson

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Ser Y Siroedd: 1: Gorllewin Morgannwg

Cystadleuaeth i ieuenctid Cymru

Tim o bobl ifainc y sir yn canu, canu penillion. adrodd, dawnsio a chwarae offerynnau
Bvdd hefyd enghraifft o gelf a chrefft y sir a chynrychiolaeth o brydferthwch merched y fro Beirniaid,
ARWEL HucHEs (piano)
Y cyflwyno gan GWYN WILLIAMS Cynllunydd , Colin Shaw Y cynhyrchu gan IFAN O. WILLIAMS
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Gorllewin Morgannwg
Unknown: Enid M. Roberts
Unknown: Emrys Cleaver
Piano: Herbert S. Davies
Unknown: Williams Cynllunydd
Unknown: Colin Shaw

: Seeing and Believing: Life Begins

The Rev. John Clarke reflects on the deeds and words of the Danish pastor, poet, and playwright, Kaj Munk.
Assisted by John Abineri, Donald Bisset, Bill Corlett, Polly Murch and Rex Palmer.


Presenter: The Rev. John Clarke
Assisted by: John Abineri
Assisted by: Donald Bisset
Assisted by: Bill Corlett
Assisted by: Polly Murch
Assisted by: Rex Palmer
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Farming

A visit to Bristol University's School of Veterinary Science at Langford, Somerset where important research work is carried out into the cure and prevention of disease.
Introduced by James Thorburn.
From the Midlands
BBC film
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: James Thorburn
Film cameraman: Michael Williams
Sound recordist: Peter Caselberg
Film editor: Colin Moffat
Producer: Peter Bale

: Z Cars: Unconditional Surrender

by John Hopkins.
A second showing of some of the cases encountered by Z Victor One and Z Victor Two.

Chief Inspector Barlow initiates a campaign against the Cruddock brothers and their gang. The Z Cars engage in 'Operation Harassment' and a state of war develops.


Writer: John Hopkins
Director: Don Taylor
Designer: Stanley Morris
Casebook Material: C. N. Lindsay
Producer: David E. Rose

: Film Matinee: Michael Strogoff

A film drama.
From the story by Jules Verne.
Starring Anton Walbrook
with Akim Tamiroff, Elizabeth Allen
The year is 1870 and Tsar Alexander II of Russia is threatened by an army of Siberian tribesmen. Michael Strogoff, a brave and trusted officer, is given the dangerous task of delivering vital information to the Tsar's beleaguered army.


Director: George Nicholls Jnr.
From the story by: Jules Verne
Michael Strogoff: Anton Walbrook
Ogareff: Akim Tamiroff
Nadia: Elizabeth Allen

: Junior Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at letters sent in by younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in this series of programmes should be addressed to Junior Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Television eats itself 13 March 2016

: 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 8

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

Wherein Quilp has news of the fugitives; Kit is summoned to Mr. Witherden's for an interview; and Nell tells her grandfather of a frightening dream.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Director: Joan Craft
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Douglas Allen
Quilp: Patrick Troughton
Mrs Quilp: Sheila Shand Gibbs
Sampson Brass: Bryan Pringle
Kit Nubbles: Ronald Cunliffe
Abel Garland: William Simons
Mr Chuckster: Aubrey Woods
Dirk Swiveller: Anton Rodgers
Mr Witherden: Norman Pitt
Sinirle Gentleman: John Sharp
Nell Trent: Michele Dotrice
Mrs Jarley: Angela Baddeley
Mrs Nubbles: Megs Jenkins
Little Jacob: Robert Cook
Preacher: Anthony Roye
Isaac List: Douglas Blackwell
Jacob Jowl: John Rolfe
Gypsy: Ray Adamson
Grandfather: Oliver Johnston

: Bronco: Then the Mountains

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

Bronco comes into conflict with a gang of ruthless outlaws who threaten the wagon train for which he is responsible.


Bronco Layne: Ty Hardin

: The News

followed by The Weather Man

: Meeting Point: The Way Back

Those who have suffered a nervous breakdown often find it hard to return to normal life. But their treatment is being improved by new methods of community and group therapy in which the patients help one another. Here the Christian Churches could play a vital part.
George Scott talks to A Consultant Psychiatrist and Elly Jansen of the Richmond Fellowship.


Presenter: George Scott
Panellist: A Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Panellist: Elly Jansen
Cameraman: James Balfour
Film editor: Peter Pearce
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: Sunday Story: St. Francis of Assisi: 5: The Last Song

Written by Jill Allgood.
told by Barbara Kelly.


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

: Songs of Praise

from Mayfield South Church Edinburgh.
with Mayfield Church Choir and pupils from Tynecastle Senior Secondary School
Conductor, John C. Dalziel
Prayer and Blessing by The Rev. Ian Mactaggart
Introduced by Murdoch McPherson.

Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven (Tune. Praise, my Soul)
Praise ye the Lord, God's praise within (Tune, Nativity)
Now thank we all our God (Tune, Gracias)
His name for ever shall endure (Tune, Effingham)
Christ is the world's true Light (Stanton)
Lord. in the fulness of my might (Tune, University)
Father, who on man dost shower (Tune, Quern Pastores Laudavere)
Praise to the holiest in the height (Tune, Gerontius)
Ere I sleep, for every favour (Tune, Thanet)


Singers: Mayfield Church Choir
Conductor,: John C. Dalziel
Organist: Dr. Eric Smith
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. Ian MacTaggart
Presenter: Murdoch McPherson
Producer: Ronald Falconer

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

in which Billy Cotton calls Wakey-Wakey!
with guest stars including Mr. Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band and The Springfields
and the regulars Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay, The High-Lights, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes


Presenter/bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Musicians/guest stars: Mr. Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band
Singers/guest stars: The Springfields
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 Provocative Protege

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

The widow of a distinguished concert pianist asks Perry Mason to determine whether the musician's fatal plunge off a cliff was murder or suicide. Mason's investigations reveal that the wife will benefit financially if it was murder.


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

: Sunday-Night Play: The Madhouse on Castle Street

by Evan Jones
Starring Ursula Howells, Maureen Pryor
with David Warner
and introducing Bob Dylan
See page 13

"I have decided to retire from the world. I shall leave your name with Mrs. Griggs, my landlady, who will notify you when I die. Please arrange for my burial, as I do not wish to trouble the occupants of the house more than is
necessary." The ominous letter from the brother whom she has not seen for fourteen years brings Martha Tompkins to his boarding-house in Castle Street - only to find that Walter has locked himself in his room and is slowly starving
to death. But why? Has he committed some crime? His fellow boarders, Bernard the
truck driver, Lennie the student, and Bobby the guitar-playing hobo, together with Martha and two strange visitors, try to unravel Walter's secret - and in so doing find themselves revealing the secrets of their own past.

"The Madhouse on Castle Street" is the third play for BBC-tv by Evan Jones, following "The Widows of Jaffa" and "In a Backward Country." His film scripts include "The Damned," which has yet to be released, and "Eve," which stars the outstanding French actress Jeanne Moreau in her first English-speaking part.

In Philip Saville's production, Martha Tompkins is played by Ursula Howells, while Maureen Pryor is cast as Mrs. Griggs the landlady and James Mellor as Bernard. Appearing as Bobby the hobo is Bob Dylan, brought over from America especially to play the part. Only twenty-one, he is already a major new figure in folk-music, with a reputation as one of the most compelling blues singers ever recorded. The song for which he is best known is "Talkin' New York," about his first visit to the city in 1961. A skilled guitarist, his special kind of haunting music forms an integral part of tonight's strange play.


Writer: Evan Jones
Producer: Philip Saville
Music: Bob Dylan
Designer: John Cooper
Bobby: Bob Dylan
Mrs Griggs: Maureen Pryor
Martha Tompkins: Ursula Howells
Lennie: David Warner
Bernard: James Mellor
Susan Taylor: Georgina Ward
Rev Spooner: Ian Dallas
Walter Tompkins: Reg Lye

: The News

: The Royal Ballet: Petrushka

A ballet by Igor Stravinsky and Alexandre Benois.
Music by Igor Stravinsky
Covent Garden Orchestra
Leader, Charles Taylor
Piano, Jean Gilbert
Conductor, John Lanchbery
Butter Week Fair, St. Petersburg, 1830
Pelrushka's compartment
In the puppet theatre
The Blackamoor's compartment
Evening. The fair at its height
(Previously shown on Aug, 5, 1962)


Director: Ninette de Valois
Associate director and principal choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Assistant director: John Field
Assistant director: John Hart
Assistant director: Michael Somes
Principal conductor: John Lanchbery
Composer/Libretto: Igor Stravinsky
Libretto/Scenery and costumes: Alexandre Benois
Musicians: Covent Garden Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Charles Taylor
Pianist: Jean Gilbert
Choreography: Michel Fokine
Choreography revived by: Serge Grigoriev
Choreography revived by: Lubov Tchernicheva
Designed for TV by: Clifford Hatts
Producer: Margaret Dale
Petrushka: Alexander Grant
The Ballerina: Nadia Nerina
The Blackamoor: Keith Rosson
The Showman: Franklin White
Street dancer: Merle Park
Street dancer: Antoinette Sibley
A merchant: Derek Rancher
Gypsy: Monica Mason
Gypsy: Georgina Parkinson
Nursemaid: Christine Beckley
Imperial Court coachman: David Drew
Stableboy: Keith Milland
Stableboy: Ray Powell
'Grandfather' of the Fair: Stanley Holden

: The Epilogue: Christ's Pity

A talk by the Rev. John Kent.
From the North


Presenter: The Rev. John Kent

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