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: Seeing and Believing: In Populous City Pent

A Christian theme presented by Canon Hetley Price with The Rev. E. C. E. Bourne,
Richard Hare, Don Rogers and John Breslin.
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall


Presenter: Canon Hetley Price
Guest: The Rev. E. C. E. Bourne
Guest: Richard Hare
Guest: Don Rogers
Guest: John Breslin
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Keeping Fit with Eileen Fowler

The first of a course of ten lessons in movement, and how to use it in daily life.
A BBC Educational broadcast


Exerciser: Eileen Fowler
Director: Margaret Jay

: Home Dressmaking: No. 1

How to achieve a couture finish
Pre-shrinking and preparing fabrics
Cutting out; Useful equipment with advice from John Cavanagh
Introduced and demonstrated by Margaret Neale.
A BBC Educational broadcast


Adviser: John Cavanagh
Presenter/dressmaker: Margaret Neale
Arranged by: Diana Crutchley
Director: Margaret Smith

: The Painter and His World: 1: Giotto (1267-1336)

An Introduction to European Art.

The Judas Kiss Scrovegni Chapel, Padua

Basil Taylor talks about the importance of Giotto in the history of painting in Europe and shows some examples of his work.
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: Basil Taylor
Producer: Victor Poole

: The Science of Man: 1: Flesh and Blood

A course in human biology beginning with the machinery of the body.

The cellular structure of the body
Professor M. M. Swann, F.B.S.
Film facilities provided by: Chester Beatty, Institute of Cancer Research, Dr. A. S. G. Curtis, Institut fur den wissenschaftlichen Film. Gottingen, Department of Genetics, Edinburgh University
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: Professor M. M. Swann
Edited and produced by: James McCloy

: O Sul I Sul

Welsh weekly news survey.
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: O Ben Y Twr

Castell Caernarfon
Ymweliad a'r Castell Brenhlnol enwog yn Arfon. Bydd goruwchwylwyr y Castell a thrigolion y dref yn s6n am ei hynt a'l helynt ar hyd y canrifoedd Cyftwynydd. ALUN WILLIAMS Gwaith ymchwil, Glyn Owen
Cynhyrchydd. IFAN O. Williams Y rhaglen trwy ganiatad y Weinyddiaeth Weithfeydd
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Alun Williams
Unknown: Glyn Owen
Unknown: Weinyddiaeth Weithfeydd

: Gardening Club

An Outside Broadcast from the Gardening Club Garden in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Percy Thrower with David Storrie, Fruit specialist, Perthshire and Geoffrey Collins.
A prowl round neighbouring garden sites-identifying apples and pears-a watch for pests and diseases on long-neglected fruit trees-autumn work on the lawn and the flower borders-precautions against frosts.


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: David Storrie
Guest: Geoffrey Collins
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming

Introduced by John Cherrington.
Starting farming is difficult, and Ken Fuller began on a Wiltshire smallholding by saving every penny. Lord Emlyn has shown how land-lords could make it easier, to their own advantage. His West Farm, Castlemartin, has been offered for competitive tender through a Farmers' Weekly competition, and he is standing security for most of the working capital. He explains why, and John James, the present tenant, shows Leslie Williams round the farm.
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Speaker: Lord Emlyn
Interviewee: John James
Interviewer: Leslie Williams
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: John Kenyon

: Z Cars: Alarm Call

by John Hopkins.
A second showing of Alarm Call

The alarm rings and the police dash to the scene. This is the reflex action a clever crook can calculate on-except when P.C. Jock Weir takes charge.


Writer: John Hopkins
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Alan Bridges

: Film Matinee presenting: Born to be Bad

A drama.
[Starring] Joan Fontaine, Robert Ryan, Zachary Scottwith Mel Ferrer and Joan Leslie
Behind Christabel's simple beauty is a scheming and ruthless mind, which brings unhappiness to the men in her life, and to herself.


Director: Nicholas Ray
Christabel: Joan Fontaine
Nick: Robert Ryan
Curtis: Zachary Scott
Gobby: Mel Ferrer
Donna: Joan Leslie

: Sooty: The Sooty Fisheries

Assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Laramie: War Hero

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

Jess is assigned to protect a General from the men who want to kill him. But danger comes from an unexpected source.


Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Daisy Cooper: Spring Byington
Mike: Dennis Holmes
General George Barton: Lloyd Nolan

: No Cloak - No Dagger: Episode 6

A serial in six parts by Duncan Ross.
Starring William Franklyn and Lana Morris
with Cyril Luckham, Patrick Troughton
and introducing Caroline Blakiston

A chance discovery sends Ian back to London where Gage is already making some arrests, and the mystery is finally solved.


Writer: Duncan Ross
Music composed by: Tristram Cary
Film cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film editor: Pam Bosworth
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer/Director: Christopher Barry
Sergeant Rose: Manning Wilson
Det Chief Supt Gage: Cyril Luckham
Vallins: Rio Fanning
Hawkins: Peter Thomas
John: Richard Armour
Patrick: John Kelly
Trev: Patrick Troughton
Ian Lambart: William Franklyn
Pat Penmore: Caroline Blakiston
Kitty: Freda Bamford
Emma Cresswell: Lana Morris
Shop assistant: Arthur R. Webb
Mr Cook: Brian Badcoe
Trelawney: Tommy Duggan
Mary: Armine Sandford
Police Sergeant: Norman Mitchell
Policeman: Clifford Cox
Chief Constable: Patrick Whyte
Plain clothes man: Denis Cleary

: The News

followed by The Weather Man

: Meeting Point: Anglo-American Exchange

A programme specially filmed in New York and London to contrast the impressions of:
Dr. David Read, A Scottish minister doing duty at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
and The Rev. Grayson Clarey, An American minister doing duty at St. Marylebone Parish Church


Subject: Dr. David Read
Subject: The Rev. Grayson Clarey
Cameraman: Al Maysles
Cameraman: Eric Deeming
Film editor: Valerie Best
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: Sunday Story: David Livingstone: Part 4: Find Livingstone

by Denis Constanduros.
told by William Russell.


Writer: Denis Constanduros
Storyteller: William Russell
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Songs of Praise

from Stormont Presbyterian Church, Belfast.
Taking part: Choirs of Stormont Presbyterian Church, Strandtown Choir, Harlandic Male Voice Choir
Soloist, James Shaw (baritone)
Hymns introduced by Edgar Boucher.


Singers: Choirs of Stormont Presbyterian Church
Singers: Strandtown Choir
Singers: Harlandic Male Voice Choir
Baritone: James Shaw
Organist: W. A. McKnight
Conductor: Havelock Nelson
Presenter: Edgar Boucher
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. J. F. Park
Arranged by: Moore Wasson
Presented by: David Hannon

: The Dick Emery Show

with Joan Sims
and The Temperance Seven, The Five Dallas Boys, Mary Millar, Rex Garner, The Cliff Adams Singers


Presenter/comedian: Dick Emery
Performer: Joan Sims
Musicians: The Temperance Seven
Singers: The Five Dallas Boys
Dancer: Mary Millar
Performer: Rex Garner
Singers: The Cliff Adams Singers
The Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Musical numbers staged by: Douglas Squires
Designer: Stanley Dorfman
Producer: James Gilbert

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Misguided Missile

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


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Della Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake: William Hopper
Dr. Harrison: Richard Arlen

: First Night: The Initiation

by David Turner.
Based on a story by Leslie Halward.
With Derek Godfrey, Derek Carpenter


Writer: David Turner
Based on a story by: Leslie Halward
Designer: Robert Fuest
Script Editor: Vincent Tilsley
Producer: John Elliot
Director: Alan Bridges
Jim: Derek Carpenter
Freda: Mary Chester
Charlie: Derek Godfrey
Smiler: Steve Plytas
Paddy: Edward Kelsey
Mr Mullins: Edward Evans
Denise: Shirley Cain
Bruce: Jon Rollason
Mr Eden: Geoffrey Lewis
Mrs Tullet: Josephine Tewson

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Tanner, Tewson and Thorne - Three Ts of Character Acting 25 January 2019
Tanner, Tewson and Thorne - Three Ts of Character Acting 25 January 2019

: The News

: Dig This Rhubarb

A new entertainment for television on Sunday evenings.
with Tony Beckley, Terence Brady, John Gower, Anne Jameson, Robin Ray, Clive Swift
Writers for the series include: William Shakespeare, Lord Byron, G. K. Chesterton, Lord Macaulay, Isaiah, A Housemaid Poet and many others


Material suggested and contributed by: Claud Cockburn
Material suggested and contributed by: Cyril Connolly
Material suggested and contributed by: Peter Forster
Material suggested and contributed by: Marghanita Laski
Material suggested and contributed by: Kenneth Tynan
Material suggested and contributed by: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Material suggested and contributed by: Steven Watson
Music arranged and conducted by: Alfred Ralston
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Script editor: Bamber Gascoigne
Studio director: Terry Yarwood
Director: Nicholas Garland
Associate producer: Charles Chilton
Producer: Antony Jay
Performer: Tony Beckley
Performer: Terence Brady
Performer: John Gower
Performer: Anne Jameson
Performer: Robin Ray
Performer: Clive Swift

: Meeting Point: Anglo-American Exchange

Previously shown at 6.15 p.m.
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