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: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Today: a Welsh topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Let's Imagine: Christ Came Today

Which country would he choose?; Would we recognise him?; What would he criticise?; How would he die?
Kenneth Horne tries to find out and introduces comments by Fr. Gordon Albion, The Rev. Anthony Bridge, Tom Driberg, M.P., Norah Phillips, G. W. Target.
Previously shown on March 2, 1962


Presenter: Kenneth Horne
Speaker: Fr. Gordon Albion
Speaker: The Rev. Anthony Bridge
Speaker: Tom Driberg
Speaker: Norah Phillips
Speaker: G. W. Target
Producer: Monica Sims

: The Passion

The Seven Words of Our Saviour on the Cross by Haydn.
Recorded at St. David's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire by permission of the Dean and Chapter
Eileen Poulter (soprano), Sybil Michelow (contralto), Kenneth Bowen (tenor), John Cameron (bass), The Glendower Singers
BBC Welsh Orchestra
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Mansel Thomas
See page 48


Soprano: Eileen Poulter
Contralto: Sybil Michelow
Tenor: Kenneth Bowen
Bass: John Cameron
Singers: The Glendower Singers
Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Philip Whiteway
[Orchestra] conducted by: Mansel Thomas
Music associate: Alwyn Jones
Producer: David J. Thomas

: Seeing and Believing: He died for all

A Good Friday theme illustrated by Tom Fleming, Cy Grant, James Grout and the film 'David and Absalom'.
See page 48


Illustrated by: Tom Fleming
Singer/guitarist/illustrated by: Cy Grant
Illustrated by: James Grout
Film directed by (David and Absalom): Geoffrey Martin
Drawn by: Don Higgins
Editor: Ken Cooper
Music: Ron Grainer
Programme produced by: R. T. Brooks

: The Last Chance

A film drama featuring an international cast.


Director: Leopold Lindtberg
Major Melford: E. G. Morrison
Lt Halliday: John Hay
Strt Braddock: Ray Reagan
Tonina: Luisa Rossi
An innkeeper: Odeado Masini
A carrier: Giuseppe Galeatl
Priest: Romano Calo

: The Magic Jug

Another chance to see this cartoon film from Czechoslovakia.
Because a little girl is kind to a strange old woman she is given a remarkable present.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Circus

A second chance to see the exciting record of a day under the big top of one of America's vast three-ring circuses.
Story told by the famous clown, Emmett Kelly.
An N.B.C. Project 20 programme


Narrator: Emmett Kelly
Executive producer: Donald B. Hyatt

: Gardening Club

After a crippling and frustrating winter....
The gardener fights to catch up with some busy hours during the Easter holidays.
Percy Thrower
Planting a beech hedge
Work in an established and a newly-planted herbaceous border Seasonal work with begonias, maidenhair fern, and strawberries

The Gardening Club Garden
A first meeting in the studio with some of the 1,600 viewers who submitted ideas on design.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Paul Morby

: Dr. Kildare: The Dark Side of the Mirror

A film series.

Dr. Kildare has a problem with an identical twin who refuses to consent to an operation which might save her sister.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey

: Comedy Playhouse: The Handyman

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
This week: The Handyman
Starring Alfred Marks
and featuring Anthony Sharp, Damaris Hayman, Anthony Sagar, Frank Williams, John Harvey, Edwin Apps, Julian Orchard, Cameron Hall, Joan Ingram, Robert Raglan, Barney Gilbraith, Reg Thompson, William Raynor


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Duncan Wood
Lionel Hogg: Alfred Marks
Dr. Basil Davidson: Anthony Sharp
Matron: Damaris Hayman
[Actor]: Anthony Sagar
Employment Exchange Clerk: Frank Williams
[Actor]: John Harvey
Card Player: Edwin Apps
Card Player: Julian Orchard
[Actor]: Cameron Hall
[Actress]: Joan Ingram
[Actor]: Robert Raglan
[Actor]: Barney Gilbraith
[Actor]: Reg Thompson
[Actor]: William Raynor

: The Affair

See panel and page 49

: The News

: The Art Market

A film about the exotic business of buying and selling art treasures of which London is now the centre.
Directed and produced by Duncan Griffin-Beale for BBC TV Enterprises
See page 50


Commentary: John Morgan
Film editor: Peter Moseley
Sound recorded by: John Ramsay
Directed and produced by: Duncan Griffin-Beale

: Bach's St. John Passion

Ingeborg Reichelt (soprano), Marga Hoffgen (contralto), Rolf Bossow (tenor), Jakob Stampfli (bass) with the Frankfurt Bach Orchestra and Choir
Conducted by Kurt Thomas
From the Friedberg Church and Eberbach Monastery in Hessen
A television film made available by courtesy of the German Television Service


Soprano: Ingeborg Reichelt
Contralto: Marga Hoffgen
Tenor: Rolf Bossow
Bass: Jakob Stampfli
Musicians/singers: The Frankfurt Bach Orchestra and Choir
[Orchestra and Choir] conducted by: Kurt Thomas
Director: Rudolf Jugert
Evangelist: Helmut Krebs
Jesus: Heinz Rehfuss
Pilate: Friedhelm Hessenbruch

: The Final Conflict: Luke: 23, 26-54; 24, 1-3

Roger Delgado reads from the New English Bible.


Reader: Roger Delgado

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