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: A Service of Thanksgiving

to mark the 800th anniversary of Paisley Abbey conducted by The Rev. Dr. William Rogan.
Preacher, The Rt. Rev. Professor James S. Stewart, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Attended by the Presbytery of Paisley and the Ministers of the Abbey's daughter Churches


Conductor: The Rev. Dr. William Rogan
Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Professor James S. Stewart
Organist: Kenneth Barritt, d.mus.
Television presentation: Ronald Falconer

: Keeping Fit with Eileen Fowler: No. 2

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. 2

How to achieve a couture finish.

Using pure silk; Stay-taping; Reinforcing under-arm of sleeve cut in one with bodice; Turning a belt on long strip; Position of body darts and how to adjust; How to achieve balance.
Introduced and demonstrated by Margaret Neale.
A BBC Educational broadcast


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

: The Painter and His World: 2: Jan Van Eyck (1390-1441)

An introduction to European Art 1300-1900.

Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife, National Gallery, London

Basil Taylor talks about the paintings of Jan Van Eyck, a founder of modern portraiture and a painter of unprecedented realism.
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: Basil Taylor
Producer: Victor Poole

: The Science of Man: 2: Internal Combustion

A course in human biology.

Energy in the cell and the body
Professor M.M. Swann, F.R.S.
Film facilities provided by National Institute for Medical Research
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 and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Wrth Fynd Heibio

Ysbyty Adelina Patti
Craig y Nos
Carwyn James yn dilyn Cor PLANT CWMDWR a Richard REES ar ymweliad ag un o'r ysbytai Cymreig sydd a'i dyfodol yn y fantol
Cynghorydd cerdd, Moelfryn Harries
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Ysbyty Adelina Patti
Unknown: Richard Rees
Unknown: Moelfryn Harries
Unknown: Cynhyrchydd. Selwyn Roderick

: Do It Yourself: 2

with Barry Bucknell
A new series of fortnightly programmes in which Barry Bucknell demonstrates new methods and materials which will help people to make their homes more comfortable, more efficient, and more easily maintained.

Holding winter at bay, keeping damp out of walls, and ice out of the pipes


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: Stanley Hyland

: Farming: Farm to Let

Introduced by John Cherrington.

The winner of the Farmers' Weekly competition for Lord Emlyn's farm in Pembrokeshire explains how he intends to farm it.

From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon

: Z Cars: Quiet Confidence

by John Hopkins.
A second showing of Quiet Confidence

Fancy Smith's devotion to duty takes him, on his night off, to visit a young offender's father - with results that make him bitterly, furiously angry.


Writer: John Hopkins
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Shaun Sutton

: Film Matinee: Fun on a Weekend

A comedy.
Starring Eddie Bracken, Priscilla Lane

Two young people down on their luck decide on an unusual plan to improve their financial resources, and soon become a 'couple of swells' moving in high society. But there are complications....


Produced and directed by: Andrew Stone
Peterson Price Porterhouse III: Eddie Bracken
Nancy Crane: Priscilla Lane
Van: Tom Conway
Joe Morgan: Allen Jenkins
B. O. Moffatt: Arthur Treacher
Quigley Quackenbush: Clarence Kolb

: Sooty: Sooty's Theatre

Assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Kidnapped: Episode 1: The House of Shaws

by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Dramatised by Joy Harington in twelve episodes from the novels Kidnapped and Catriona.

David Balfour sets out to seek his fortune and meets a strange relative.


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised by: Joy Harington
Music composed by: Dudley Simpson
Film cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film cameraman: Gordon MacKay
Film editor: Sheila Tomlinson
Script editor: Michael Voysey
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Gerard Glaister
David Balfour: Ian Cullen
Mr Campbell: James Gibson
Ebenezer Balfour: Duncan MacRae
Captain Hoseason: Ewan Roberts
Mr Rankeillor: Geoffrey Lumsden
Shuan: Douglas Murchie
Ransome: John Wainwright
Riach: Bryden Murdoch
First sailor: Brian Lawson
Second sailor: Peter Diamond
Landlord: Wallace Campbell

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Gerard Glaister 18 September 2016

: Laramie: Lost Allegiance

A Western film series.
Starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
Guest star, Rod Cameron

Jess faces a dangerous situation when indignant ranchers who have had their cattle stolen suspect him of being one of the rustlers.


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

: The News

followed by The Weather Man

: Meeting Point: The Asphalt Pasture

What are we doing to the fruitful land that is celebrated in Harvest Festivals? Shouldn't Christians be more concerned about the land we live in today, instead of looking back towards a bygone Britain of country villages?


Producer: Peter Ferres

: Harvest Festival

from St. Pancras Church, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon.
The hymns:
Come, ye thankful people, come
We plough the fields
To thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise
Psalm 150
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 26, w. 1-2
Second Lesson: St. Luke 8, vv. 4-8 and 11-15


Vicar: The Rev. J. W. E. Brown
Organist: Mrs. M. K. Brown
Captain of the Ringers: Bill Miners
Television presentation: Kenneth Savidge

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

in which Billy Cotton calls Wakey-Wakey!
with Russ Conway
Guest stars:
From Italy, Renato Rascel
From England, Jimmy James and Company
and the regulars: Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay, The High-Lights, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes


Presenter/Bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Pianist: Russ Conway
Singer (From Italy): Renato Rascel
Performers (From England): Jimmy James and Company
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
Design: Malcolm Middleton
Choreographer/Associate Producer: Leslie Roberts
Production: Michael Hurll

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Captain's Coins

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 discovers that a commemorative coin is a vital clue to a murder, when he defends a young man accused of killing the head of a shipping company.


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

: First Night: Guilty

by Terence Frisby.
Starring Anthony Bate, William Dexter
with Norma Parnell and Jean Trend


Writer: Terence Frisby
Music: Johnny Gregory
Script editor: Vincent Tilsley
Designer: Lionel Radford
Producer: John Elliot
Director: Terence Dudley
Keith: Anthony Bate
Gillian: Norma Parnell
Joan Palmer: Jean Trend
Wendy: Karal Hagar
Miss Lambert: Marigold Sharman
Paul Johnson: Kenneth Keeling
Finch: Michael Sheard
P.C. Harrison: Ray Roberts
Det -Sergeant: Mervyn Pascoe
Det -Superintendent: William Dexter

: The News

: Monitor

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

Film Man's Sketch Book
The great Russian film director Sergei Eisenstein was also a remarkable artist.
Herbert Marshall who studied under him for four years in Moscow, talks about Eisenstein the man and his working methods as revealed in the current exhibition of his drawings and film sketches at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Item presenter (Film Man's Sketch Book): Herbert Marshall
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Associate producer: Christopher Burstall
Producer: David Jones

: Meeting Point: The Asphalt Pasture

Previously shown at 6.15 p.m.

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