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: Seeing and Believing: No Better Praise

The story of Robert Bridges and the Yattendon Hymnal told by John Graham, Philip Latham, The Rev. C. V. Taylor and Singers conducted by John Alldis.
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall


Storyteller: John Graham
Storyteller: Philip Latham
Storyteller: The Rev. C. V. Taylor
Singers conducted by: John Alldis
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Keeping Fit with Eileen Fowler: No. 3

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. 3

How to achieve a couture finish

Making a straight skirt; Mounting for lightweight fabrics; Balancing a straight skirt, and titling; Preparing for zip fastener; Skirt darts
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: 3: Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510)

An introduction to European Art 1300-1900.
Primavera - Spring Utlizi Galleries, Florence
Basil Taylor talks about the paintings of Botticelli and offers an interpretation of the Primavera, a picture which to this day remains a puzzle and fascination.
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: Basil Taylor
Producer: Victor Poole

: The Science of Man: 3: Muscles and Movement

A course in human biology.

How the muscle cell translates the energy from food into contraction.
Dr. D. R. Wilkie, Dr. H. E. Huxley, F.R.S.
Film facilities provided by: Professor A. F. Huxley, F.R.S., Professor R. J. Pulvertaft,
Institut ftir den wissenschaftlichen Film, Gottingen
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: Dr. D. R. Wilkie
Presenter: Dr. H. E. Huxley
Film facilities provided by: Professor A. F. Huxley
Film facilities provided by: Professor R. J. Pulvertaft
Edited and produced by: James McCloy

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Wrth Fynd Heibio

Ysgol Dr. Williams Dolgellau, Carwyn James yn ymweld ag un o'r ysgolion annibynnol sydd a'i dyfodol yn y fantol Cynghorydd cerdd, James Williams
Cynhyrchydd, Selwyn Roderick
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Ysgol Dr. Williams Dolgellau
Unknown: Carwyn James
Unknown: James Williams
Unknown: Selwyn Roderick

: Gardening Club: The British passion for hedges

Percy Thrower and Cliff Lewis compare the enclosed, hedged-in garden and the modern style of 'open front'.
Sequences include:
Planting beech and Thuja plicata: ripping out an overgrown and unsightly holly: and some good points of the overplanted privet.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Cliff Lewis
Film cameraman: Michael Williams
Film cameraman: Stewart Farnell
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming: Trespass - Nuisance - Highways

Introduced by John Cherrington.

Ted Moult has been breaking the law and suffering from lawbreakers. J. V. Davies, Legal Adviser to the N.F.U., explains the rights of the farmer in some everyday situations.
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter: J. V. Davies
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Director: John Bird
Producer: John Kenyon

: Z Cars: Scare

by Allan Prior.
A second showing of Scare

Home are the sailors-or so nearly home that they will run any risks to get ashore.


Writer: Allan Prior
Designer: Richard Henry
Film sequences - cameraman: John A. S. Turner
Film sequences - editor: Ian Callaway
Script editor: John Hopkins
Casebook material: William Prendergast
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Rudolph Cartier

: Film Matinee: The Great Dan Patch

Starring Dennis O'Keefe, Gail Russell
with Ruth Warrick

The life and times of a spectacular horse which broke all American championship pacing records in the early 1900s.


Director: Joe Newman
David Palmer: Dennis O'Keefe
Cissy: Gail Russell
Ruth: Ruth Warrick

: Sooty: Sweep Takes a Bath

Sooty assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Kidnapped: Episode 2: The Brig Covenant

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

David has been kidnapped and finds himself destined for the Carolinas and a life of slavery.


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised by: Joy Harington
Music composed by: Dudley Simpson
Film cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film editor: Sheila Tomlinson
Script editor: Michael Voysey
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Gerard Glaister
Shuan: Douclas Murchie
Ransome: John Wainwright
Riach: Bryden Murdoch
David Balfour: Ian Cullen
Captain Hoseason: Ewan Roberts
First sailor: Brian Lawson
Second sailor: Peter Diamond
Alan Breck: Roddy McMillan

: Laramie: Beyond Justice

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

Slim is assigned to guard a man awaiting trial for murder and finds it a far more dangerous task than he had anticipated.


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

: The News

followed by The Weather Man

: Meeting Point: Conversation in New York

Dr. Paul Tillich one of the most influential thinkers of our time, recent guest of honour at the Time Magazine banquet, friend of President Kennedy talks to Oliver Hunkin about the American scene and the problems of living in the mid-twentieth century.
BBC film


Interviewee: Dr. Paul Tillich
Interviewer: Oliver Hunkin
Film editor: Peter Pierce
Director: John Fearon

: Sunday Story: Jubilee: Part 1: Freedom

Written by Richard Wade.
How the Negro spiritual was given to the world at large.
Told and sung by Cy Grant with Brian Brocklehurst (double-bass).


Writer: Richard Wade
Storyteller/singer: Cy Grant
Double-Bass: Brian Brocklehurst
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Appeal

on behalf of The Rainer Foundation by C. A. Joyce, M.B.E., M.A.
Donations, preferably by crossed postal order or cheque, will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to: [address removed]

The Rainer Foundation is chiefly concerned with the welfare and training of 'problem' youngsters from broken or unhappy homes. Formerly known as the London Police Court Mission, its work began in 1876.


Presenter: C. A. Joyce

: Songs of Praise

from the Baptist Church, Golcar, Colne Valley.
with the Colne Valley Male Voice Choir
Conducted by George E. Stead
Introduced by Donald Leggat.
From the North


Singers: The Colne Valley Male Voice Choir
[Choir] conducted by: George E. Stead
Organist: Irvine Parkin
Soloist: Norma Procter
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. D. T. Williams
Presenter: Donald Leggat
Producer: Peter Hamilton

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

Starring The Mitchell Minstrels
Conducted by George Mitchell
and also starring Leslie Crowther, George Chisholm, John Boulter, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer, Benny Garcia, The Jackpots, The Television Toppers, Margaret Savage.


Singers: The Mitchell Minstrels
Minstrels conducted by/Vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Musician/Jazzers' routine by: George Chisholm
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Singer: Benny Garcia
Singers: The Jackpots
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singer: Margaret Savage
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 Shapely Shadow

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


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: Funny Noises with their Mouths

by Alan Sharp
Starring Michael Caine, Ian McShane, Madge Ryan
and Caroline Mortimer


Writer: Alan Sharp
Script Editor: Vincent Tilsley
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: John Elliot
Director: John Jacobs
Johnny: Michael Caine
Woman in park: Kate Lansbury
Ruth: Caroline Mortimer
Mrs Bradley: Madge Ryan
Max: Ian McShane
Elsa: Anna Cropper
George Gilmour: Will Leighton
Mary Gilmour: Hilda Fenemore

: 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: Oscar Wilde, Walter de La Mare, Confucius, Christopher Marlowe, Anonymous and many others.


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

Previously shown at 6.15 p m.

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