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: The Day of Resurrection

Easter Morning Service in Durham Cathedral.
(to 11.30)


Presented for television by: Peter Hamilton

: Urbi et Orbi

Pope John XXIII gives his Easter Blessing to the City and the World.
Father Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M., describes the scene in the square before St. Peter's in Rome as His Holiness comes out on the balcony.
Presented over the Eurovision link by the Italian Television Service
(to 12.40)


Commentator: Father Agnellus Andrew

: 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)

: Gwanwyn Duw

Myfyrdod a Mawl ar Ddydd yr Atgyfodiad mewn emyn, can a barddoniaeth gyda Sian Phillips, Rhiannon Davies
Y Parch. Glyn Parry-Jones a Rhan o Gymdeithas Gorawl Sgiwen
Arweinydd, GWYN THOMAS
Organydd, Arwel Hughes
Golygydd cerdd, Alwyn Jones
Cynllunydd, Alan Taylor
Y cyfarwyddo gan Jack Williams
Lluniwyd y rhaglen gan ANEIRIN TALFAN
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Sian Phillips
Unknown: Rhiannon Davies
Unknown: Glyn Parry-Jones
Unknown: Gymdeithas Gorawl Sgiwen
Unknown: Gwyn Thomas
Unknown: Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Alan Taylor
Unknown: Jack Williams

: Seeing and Believing: Risen Indeed

An Easter theme introduced by The Rev. R. E. Cooper assisted by Philip Latham and boys of Eltham College.


Presenter: The Rev. R. E. Cooper
Assisted by: Philip Latham
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Farming: Effluent

Introduced by John Cherrington.

On June 1 the Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) Act 1961 comes into force. Frank Taylor assesses the cost to the farmer and looks at the alternatives for farmyard waste disposal.
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter: Frank Taylor
Cameraman: Ian Stone
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Director: John Bird
Producer: John Kenyon

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: The Dragon Plate

by A.J. Cronin.
Dramatised by Jan Read.
A second showing of the chronicle of a young Scottish doctor.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Alan Finlay
Guest stars, Agnes Lauchlan, Sheila Shand Gibbs


Author: A.J. Cronin
Dramatised by: Jan Read
Producer: William Slater
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Script editor: Harry Green
Associate: Graham Stewart
Dr Alan Finlay: Bill Simpson
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Mrs Paton: Agnes Lauchlan
Sheila Moncrieff: Sheila Shand Gibbs
Effie: Patricia Cree
Mary: Geraldine Newman
Dr Hamish Robertson: Tom Watson

: Film Matinee presents: Eternally Yours

Starring David Niven, Loretta Young
with Broderick Crawford, Hugh Herbert
A romantic comedy set in London and New York in the late thirties, which tells of a beautiful young woman who gives up security to join 'The Great Arturo', a dashing young magician.


Director: Tay Garnett
Tony ('The Great Arturo'): David Niven
Anita: Loretta Young
Don: Broderick Crawford
Benton: Hugh Herbert
Aunt Abby: Billie Burke
Bishop Peabody: C. Aubrey Smith
Mr Bingham: Raymond Walburn
Mrs Bingham: Zasu Pitts
Gloria: Eve Arden

: Noggin and the Flying Machine: 3: The Birds

by Oliver Postgate.
told by Ronnie Stevens and Oliver Postgate.

Who comes at night to Orp Island? How can the Nogs mend their machine?


Writer/narrator: Oliver Postgate
Narrator: Ronnie Stevens
Pictures: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott

: Wagon Train: The Daniel Clay Story

Heading West to new horizons and new adventures with John McIntire.
Guest Star, Claude Rains

Judge Clay, who is noted for his strict administration of the law, finds himself faced with the trial of his own son on a serious case of assault.


Christopher Hale: John McIntire
Judge Daniel Clay: Claude Rains

: Jane Eyre: Episode 2

by Charlotte Bronte.
Dramatised in six episodes by Constance Cox.


Author: Charlotte Bronte
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Director: Rex Tucker
Script associate: Ian Dallas
Music composed by: Tristram Cary
Film cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film editor: Pam Bosworth
Fire effects devised by: Bernard Wilkie
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Douglas Allen
Jane Eyre: Ann Bell
Mrs Fairfax: Elsie Arnold
Grace Poole: Nan Marriott-Watson
Adele: Elaine Pratt
Mr Rochester: Richard Leech
Leah: Stephanie Bidmead
Blanche Ingram: Justine Lord
Mary Ingram: Patricia Cree
Lady Ingram: Jane Eccles
Lord Ingram: Alan Edwards
Colonel Dent: Arthur Lawrence

: The News

followed by The Weather Man

: Meeting Point: Dead or Alive?

What really happened to the body of Jesus?; Is there life after death for us?
David Dimbleby puts these questions to The Rev. David Edwards, Fr. Anthony Kenny, The Rev. Ian Pitt-Watson, Dr. Howard Williams.
BBC film


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Panellist: The Rev. David Edwards
Panellist: Fr. Anthony Kenny
Panellist: The Rev. Ian Pitt-Watson
Panellist: Dr. Howard Williams
Cameraman: Bob Sleigh
Cameraman: James Balfour
Film editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: Sunday Story: The Childhood of Helen Keller: Part 5: A New Life

by Denis Constanduros.
told by Cyril Fletcher and interpreted for the deaf by Jacqueline Dickson.


Writer: Denis Constanduros
Storyteller: Cyril Fletcher
Interpreter: Jacqueline Dickson
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Songs of Praise for Easter Day

Community hymn-singing from Steyne Gardens Methodist Church, Worthing led by combined Anglican and Free Church choirs of the town.
Soloist, Cynthia Glover
Conductor, James Kershaw
Hymns introduced by Michael Meech.
Prayer and Blessing by The Rev. Donald Rose


Soloist: Cynthia Glover
Conductor: James Kershaw
Organist: G. Virgil Dawson
Presenter: Michael Meech
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. Donald Rose
Presented by: Kenneth Savidge

: 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, Maryetta Midgley
Guest star, Leslie Crowther
Final programme of the present series


Singers: The Mitchell Minstrels
Minstrels conducted by/Vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Comedian: Stan Stennett
Musician/orchestrations: George Chisholm
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Singer: Benny Garcia
Dancer: Valerie Brooks
Singers: The Jackpots
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Soprano: Maryetta Midgley
Comedian/guest star: Leslie Crowther
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 Fickle Fortune

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

While checking an estate inventory a civil servant finds a fortune in obsolete currency. But he soon needs Perry Mason's help when the money is stolen.


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

: The Sunday Play: Season of New Drama: The Holly Road Rig

by Martin Woodhouse.
Starring Avis Bunnage, Peter Butterworth and Ronnie Barker

Life at Number 38 looks all right on the ground floor - but what is going on in the cellar?


Writer: Martin Woodhouse
Director: Rosemary Hill
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Executive Producer: John Elliot
Gladys Wallace: Avis Bunnage
Henry Wallace: Ronnie Barker
Reg Harbourn: Stephen Moore
Ida Green: Wendy Richard
Mr Meedle: Peter Butterworth
Edna: Pauline Winter
Joyce: Lila Kaye
Barman: Dennis Handby
Engineer: Ray Grover
Greenhythe: Edward Burnham

: The News

: An Easter Message

by His Grace The Archbishop of Canterbury.

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.
Tonight's programme includes:

Kenneth Williams

Group Improvisation - A New Approach to Composition
A discussion between Lukas Foss and Hans Keller with the Lukas Foss Ensemble of Los Angeles, California who play examples of their collective musical improvisations.


Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Speaker (poetry item): Kenneth Williams
Speaker (Group Improvisation): Lukas Foss
Speaker (Group Improvisation): Hans Keller
Musicians (Group Improvisation): The Lukas Foss Ensemble
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate Producer: Nancy Thomas
Associate Producer: David Jones
Editor: Humphrey Burton

: Postscript

with John Glen.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: John Glen

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