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: Morning Service

from St. Mary's Baptist Church, Norwich.
Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Claude W. Lapsley
St. Mary's is one of the oldest Baptist churches in East Anglia, and has a history going back to the beginning of the denomination in this country. Among the archives of the church is correspondence with William Carey, the founder of the Baptist Missionary Society. The building was entirely destroyed by enemy action during the war and the new building, from which this morning's service comes, was completed in recent years.
(to 11.30)


Service conducted by: The Rev. Claude W. Lapsley
Organist: Cyril Pearce
Presented for television by: John McGonagle

: 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)

: Pawb A'i Gan: 6: Scandinafia

Ar daith HU gyda
Iona Jones a BOB HARRY
SHELLEY Corfeistres , EIDDWEN GRIFFITHE Cyfeilydd, Brian Davies
Golygydd cerdd, Alwyn Jones Cynllunydd, Colin Shaw
Y cyfarwyddo gan JACK WILLIAMS
A Song for Everyone: 6 - Scandinavia
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Bob Harry
Unknown: Shelley Corfeistres
Unknown: Brian Davies
Unknown: Alwyn Jones
Unknown: Colin Shaw
Unknown: Jack Williams

: Seeing and Believing: God's World

A Christian theme presented by Fr. T. Corbishley, S.J. assisted by John Abineri and Wilfred Harrison.


Presenter: Fr. T. Corbishley
Assisted by: John Abineri
Assisted by: Wilfred Harrison
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Farming: Beef from the Border

A film on the production of quality beef from single suckler herds on the hill land of the Border area.
Professor M. McG. Cooper and Ben Coutts look at the traditional ways of rearing and marketing and question farmers on their breed preferences.
BBC film
(Edited version of the programme first shown on June 25, 1961)
Followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter/script: Professor M. McG. Cooper
Interviewer: Ben Coutts
Producer: Gordon Mosley

: Z Cars: The Listeners

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

The new team in ZV2 runs into two sorts of trouble - one between themselves, and one with a pair of thieves with an ear to police business.


Writer: Allan Prior
Director: Shaun Sutton
Designer: Stanley Morris
Film sequences - Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film sequences - Editor: Ian Callaway
Script editor: John Hopkins
Producer: David E. Rose

: Film Matinee: Madame Pimpernel

1940. Two women, one American, one English, living in Paris during the German occupation, refuse the chance of freedom and instead join the underground movement in the dangerous task of helping Allied airmen to escape.


Director: Gregory Ratoff
Kitty de Mornay: Constance Bennett
Emmy Quayle: Gracie Fields
Andre de Mornay: George Rigaud
Capt Kurt Von Weber: Kurt Kreuger
William Gray: Leslie Vincent
Father Christian: Charles Andre

: Sooty: Sooty's Dry-Cleaning Company

Sooty assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Laramie: Fall into Darkness

A Western film series.
Starring John Smith, Robert Fuller
with Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes

Slim goes to the aid of a woman who is trapped in a disused well, but a gang of outlaws imperil the rescue work.


Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Daisy Cooper: Spring Byington
Mike: Dennis Holmes

: Lorna Doone: Episode 10: A Royal Favour

by R.D. Blackmore.
Dramatised in eleven episodes by Constance Cox.
From a treatment by A.R. Rawlinson.

In which John finds Lorna again and meets the King and Queen of England.
From the West


Author: R.D. Blackmore
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
From a treatment by: A.R. Rawlinson
Director: Brandon Acton-Bond
Music composed by: Dudley Simpson
Film cameraman: George Shears
Film editor: Constance Dunn
Script editor: Joy Harington
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: Douglas Allen
Guard: Edwin Brown
John Ridd: Bill Travers
King James II: Alan Edwards
The Queen: Maria Corvin
Lorna Doone: Jane Merrow
Master Ramsack: Paul Lorraine
Gwenny Carfax: Patricia Brake
Earl Brandir: John Laurie
Mrs Ridd: Jean Anderson
Lizzie Ridd: Janet Pate
Sergeant Bloxham: Norman Mitchell
Annie Ridd: Meg Wynn Owen
Tom Faggus: John Bennett
Jeremy Stickles: Nigel Stock
Robbers: Sid Dellar
Robbers: Peter Thornton

: The News

followed by The Weather Man

: Meeting Point: Does Anyone Care?

A second chance to see Does Anyone Care?
A portrait of service for misfits and outcasts at St. George's Crypt in Leeds.


Research: Ronald Lloyd
Photographed by: Gerry Pullen
Editor: Peter Marsh
Producer: Peter Hamilton

: Sunday Story: The Doctor's Promise

by Isabel Cameron.


Writer: Isabel Cameron
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Appeal

on behalf of the Y.W.C.A. of Great Britain New Buildings Programme by Mrs. Reginald Maudling with Franklin Engelmann.
Donations, preferably by crossed postal order or cheque, will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to: [address removed]


Presenter: Mrs. Reginald Maudling
Presenter: Franklin Engelmann

: Songs of Praise

from All Souls Church, Ancoats, Manchester with the combined congregations of the East Manchester Group of Churches.
Introduced by Donald Leggat.
Prayers and Blessing by The Rev. Basil Higginson, Leader of the East Manchester Group of Churches


Presenter: Donald Leggat
Soloist: Norma Procter
Conductor: Judith Mitchell
Organist: Fred Kempton
Prayers and Blessing: The Rev. Basil Higginson
Presented for television by: Peter Hamilton

: Meet Sammy Davis Jr.

A second opportunity to see this remarkable entertainer.
"It was in short a display of glittering range" (Daily Mail)
"Rarely have I enjoyed a TV show as much as Sammy Davis Jr.... I rate this show as BBC's good deed of the year" (Evening News)
"On the stage his act is a tour de force, but to transfer it successfully to television is a tour de force squared" (New Statesman)
"Brilliant of course" (Sunday Citizen)
(Sammy Davis Jr. appeared by arrangement with Bernard Delfont)


Entertainer: Sammy Davis Jr.
Musical director and arranger: George Rhodes
Designer: Stanley Dorfman
Producer/Director: Dennis Main Wilson

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Travelling Treasure

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

Perry Mason interrupts a deep-sea fishing trip to defend a ship's skipper accused of gold smuggling and murder.


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: Pig in the Middle

by Giles Cooper.
With William Russell as Frank, Maurice Denham as Uncle Arthur, Rona Anderson as Susan, Norman Rossington as The Ice Cream Man, John Ross as Angus
When three generations are trapped in a seaside chalet something is liable to explode.
See page 11


Writer: Giles Cooper
Director: Naomi Capon
Music composed by: Norman Kay
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: John Elliot
Frank: William Russell
Uncle Arthur: Maurice Denham
Susan: Rona Anderson
The Ice Cream Man: Norman Rossington
Angus: John Ross

: The News

: Deep in the Heart of Texas: Texas Justice

with Alan Whicker
Houston, Texas, has been called the Murder Capital of the United States - among its million or so inhabitants there are usually more murders each year than in the whole of Britain, with population fifty times as great... Most of these killings are casual, thoughtless affairs with little or no motive - a wife shoots her husband because he complains of the way she cooks black-eyed peas... Life is cheap in Texas and you can buy a revolver as easily as a fishing rod... Murderers can be sentenced to 116 years, but once 'inside', convicts can live lives that the poor of other lands might well envy.
During a tour of Texas for Tonight, Alan Whicker observed Texas Justice at close hand, and much of this report is of actual court-room sessions.
A Tonight presentation


Reporter: Alan Whicker
Cameraman: Alan Jonas
Sound recordist: David Ziegler
Film editor: Norman Carr
Director: Michael Tuchner
Producer: Peter Batty

: Where Are You Making For?

The Rev. John Dodds asks the question and suggests an answer.
From the Midlands


Presenter: The Rev. John Dodds

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