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: Seeing and Believing: The Problem of Christian Action

A Christian theme presented by The Rev. Dr. John Kent assisted by The Rev. Geoffrey Ainger, Rex Palmer, Wilfred Harrison, Martin Matthews, Len Pearcey.
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall


Presenter: The Rev. Dr. John Kent
Assisted by: The Rev. Geoffrey Ainger
Assisted by: Rex Palmer
Assisted by: Wilfred Harrison
Assisted by: Martin Matthews
Assisted by: Len Pearcey
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Keeping Fit with Eileen Fowler: No. 5

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. 5

How to achieve a couture finish.

Using checked and plaid fabrics; Matching checks and stripes; Tacking checked and plaid fabrics; The use of an inner waistband
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: 5: El Greco (1541-1614)

An introduction to European Art 1300-1900.

(National Gallery, Washington)

Basil Taylor talks about El Greco whom he describes as one of the most individual painters in history and, among artists of the sixteenth century, the most eloquent Defender of the Faith.
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: Basil Taylor
Producer: Victor Poole

: The Science of Man: 5: Vital Fluid

A course in human biology.
How the circulation of the blood in the minute vessels of the capillaries regulates the content of the fluid around the cells.
Dr. Denis Melrose
Film facilities provided by: Royal College of Surgeons; Postgraduate Medical School Pfizer Limited; Ciba Laboratories Limited
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: Dr. Denis Melrose
Editor/producer: James McCloy

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Emynau'r Fro

Abergwaun Awn i ymweld a rhai o fröydd yr Emyn yng Nghymru. Y tro hwn awn i gylch Abergwaun yn Sir Benfro. Cenir yr emynau gan eglwysi undebol y cylch Arwelnydd, MANSEL THOMAS Organydd, ARWEL HUGHES
Hymn-singing from Fishguard.
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Abergwaun Awn
Unknown: Emyn Yng Nghymru.
Unknown: Mansel Thomas
Unknown: Arwel Hughes
Unknown: R. Alun Evans

: Gardening Club: Lawns, Turf and Grass

Even if the coming winter is as bad as the last one, work done now on the lawn will certainly give its rewards next spring and summer.
A vital and topical 'Action in the Garden' feature with Percy Thrower and Ian Forbes Edinburgh.
including Tools for the job; turf or seed fertilisers

From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Ian Forbes
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming: Tall Fescue and Zero Grazing

Introduced by John Cherrington.
John Baillie shows Jack Watson round the Ministry's experimental farm in County Fermanagh.
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Interviewee: John Baillie
Interviewer: Jack Watson
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: John Kenyon

: Z Cars: Train of Events

by John Hopkins.
A second showing of Train of Events

Chief Inspector Barlow chooses to travel by train - and is hardly to know that criminals who have just done a mail-bag snatch are travelling with him.


Writer: John Hopkins
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Robin Midgley

: Film Matinee: Eternally Yours

Starring David Niven, Loretta Young
with Broderick Crawford, Hugh Herbert

A romantic comedy set in London and New York in the late 1930s, 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

: Pinky and Perky: All Aboard

Written by Margaret Potter.
Pinky and Perky sail on a musical voyage around the world with John Slater as Cap'n Scuttle on board the paddle steam ship Melodymaster.
From the North


Writer: Margaret Potter
Presented by: Jan Dalibor
Presented by: Vlasta Dalibor
Signature tune composed by: Norman Newell
Signature tune composed by: Philip Green
Additional manipulator: Elizabeth Rose
Additional manipulator: Philip Rose
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Trevor Hill
The First Mate: Pinky
The Second Mate: Perky
Chief Engineer: Bertie Bonkers
An Ancient Mariner: Petter Parrot
Cap'n Scuttle: John Slater

: Kidnapped: Episode 4: Red Fox

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

Shipwrecked, David finds himself once more on Scottish soil. He sets out to seek Alan and becomes involved in a Highland clash.


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised by: Joy Harington
Music composed by: Dudley Simpson
Film cameraman: Gordon MacKay
Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Script editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Gerard Glaister
David Balfour: Ian Cullen
Alan Breck: Roddy McMillan
Fisherman: James McKenzie
First crofter: Alex McCrindle
Red Fox: John Dunbar
Mungo: David Orr
Sheriff's Officer: Ronald Muirhead
Second crofter: Edmund Sulley
Blind Catechist: John Laurie
James of the Glens: Kenneth MacKintosh
Messenger: Donald Sey
Neil Macrob: John Rae
Henderland: John Grieve

: Laramie: Bad Blood

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

A boy's attempt to reform his outlaw father places the life of his friend Jess Harper in grave danger.


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

: The News

followed by The Weather Man

: Meeting Point: Leave it to the Parson

The people shouldn't do too much-it makes for a lazy person
What is the layman's job in the Church? discussed by Dermot de Trafford, Robin Denniston, Marjorie Reeves, Philip Race.
with contributions from Fr. Thomas Corbishley, S.J., The Rev. Harold Wilson, Douglas Blatherwick.
Introduced by Donald Holms.


Panellist: Dermot de Trafford
Panellist: Robin Denniston
Panellist: Marjorie Reeves
Panellist: Philip Race
Speaker: Fr. Thomas Corbishley
Speaker: The Rev. Harold Wilson
Speaker: Douglas Blatherwick
Presenter: Donald Holms
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Peter Pierce
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Sunday Story: Jubilee: Part 3: New Hope

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

: Songs of Praise

from Carmarthen
Sung by the combined Welsh congregations of the town at Lammas Street
Congregational Chapel.
Helen Watts (contralto)
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
Hymns introduced by The Rev. Gwilym ap Roberts.


Contralto: Helen Watts
Organist: V. Anthony Lewis
Conductor: Arwel Hughes
Presenter: The Rev. Gwilym ap Roberts
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. Emrys Jones
Presented for television by: Selwyn Roderick

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

in which Billy Cotton calls Wakey-Wakey!
with Russ Conway
Guest stars:
From England: Joe Brown and his Bruvvers
From Switzerland: Daniel Remy
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
Band/guest stars (From England): Joe Brown and his Bruvvers
Singer/guest star (From Switzerland): Daniel Remy
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singers: The High-Lights
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Associate Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script: Jimmy Grafton
Design: Malcolm Middleton
Choreographer/Associate Producer: Leslie Roberts
Production: Michael Hurll

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Tarnished Trademark

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 helps a proud Danish furniture-maker who has become the victim of a crooked businessman out for a quick profit.


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: Veronica

by Thomas Murphy.
Starring Billie Whitelaw, Emrys Jones, Derek Blomfield


Writer: Thomas Murphy
Script editor: Vincent Tilsley
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: John Elliot
Director: Herbert Wise
Veronica: Billie Whitelaw
Richard Mason: Emrys Jones
Frank Danton: Derek Blomfield
Linda: Patsy Byrne
Jim Lane: John Gabriel
George Hill: Keneth Thornett
Television interviewer: David Davenport
Matron: Joan Heath
Valerie: Stella Tanner
Helen: Gillian Hume
Mary: Bridget McConnel
Peter: Tom Murphy
Richard's mother: Winifred Hill
Ann: June Archer

: 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


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: Leave it to the Parson

Previously shown at 6.15 p.m.

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