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: Seeing and Believing: No Waiting

A Christian theme presented by Huw Ballard Thomas assisted by Fr. Illtud Evans, O.P., Allan McClelland, Sheila Raynor, Bryan Pringle, Anthony Hall and Joachim Tillinger.


Presenter: Huw Ballard Thomas
Assisted by: Fr. Illtud Evans
Assisted by: Allan McClelland
Assisted by: Sheila Raynor
Assisted by: Bryan Pringle
Assisted by: Anthony Hall
Assisted by: Joachim Tillinger
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Keeping Fit with Eileen Fowler: No. 7

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


Presenter: Eileen Fowler
Director: Margaret Jay

: Home Dressmaking: No. 7

How to achieve a couture finish.
Handling velvet and velveteen; Setting-in a sleeve; Making a bound buttonhole
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: 7: Rembrandt (1606-1669)

An introduction to European Art 1300-1900.

A Betrothed Couple ('The Jewish Bride')
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Basil Taylor talks about Rembrandt's portraits and religious paintings and his obsessive concern with one essential subject -the behaviour and inner life of the human being.
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: Basil Taylor
Producer: Victor Poole

: The Science of Man: 7: Food

A course in human biology.

The kind of intake required by man to maintain the optimum food content in the fluid around the cells of the body.
Professor J. Yudkin
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: Professor J. Yudkin
Editor/producer: James McCloy

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o ffilmiau a newyddlon yn dangos peth o welthgarwch Cymru a'r Cymry yn ystod yr wythnos
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Emynau'r Fro

o Lanfyllin
Awn I ymweld a rhat o fröydd yr Emyn yng Nghymru. Y tro hwn awn 1 gylch Llanfyllin yn
Sir Drefaldwyn Cenir yr emynau gan eglwysl undebol y cylch
Organydd. V. Anthony Lewis Y cyflwyno gan R. ALUN EVANS Cynhyrchwyr, IFAN O. WILLIAM TREGELLES. WILLIAM
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Sir Drefaldwyn Cenir
Unknown: Arwel Hughes
Unknown: V. Anthony Lewis
Unknown: R. Alun Evans
Unknown: Ifan 0. William
Unknown: Tregelles. William

: Gardening Club: The Fogs and Frosts of November

But still plenty of colour (and plenty of interesting jobs) in the well-planned garden and greenhouse
Percy Thrower with Arthur Billitt and Fred Saunders show Indoor flowering chrysanthemums; Christmas roses and Christmas flowering bulbs; Schizanthus and calceolarias in the greenhouse; Building the compost heap; Liming ground for a brassicae crop
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Arthur Billitt
Guest: Fred Saunders
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming: The Dutch would do it almost overnight

Introduced by John Cherrington.

Each year large quantities of farm-land are eroded away by the sea and by suburbia. Kenneth Ford and Hugh Barrett have been on the north shore of the Humber where farmers think that up to 10,000 acres of agricultural land could be reclaimed from the estuary.
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Reporter: Kenneth Ford
Reporter: Hugh Barrett
Cameraman: Ian Stone
Sound recordist: Bill Barker
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Director: John Bird
Producer: John Kenyon

: Z Cars: Members Only

by John Hopkins.
A second showing of "Members Only"

The men want the new dub to be peaceful and palatial. Sergeant Watt's concern is with the way it is being financed and furnished.


Writer: John Hopkins
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Michael Leeston-Smith

: Film Matinee presenting: The Bigamist

Harry Graham is not an evil man, yet he has committed bigamy, and stands accused of this serious crime. His reasons, however, were compelling.


Director: Ida Lupino
Producer: Collier Young
Harry Graham: Edmond O'Brien
Eve Graham: Joan Fontaine
Phyllis Martin: Ida Lupino

: A Ship is Born

Another showing of the prize-winning film from Poland.
The launching of a new motorship in the Polish shipyard of Szczecin. Jan Lomnicki, one of Poland's leading documentary directors, has dedicated this film to the men who built the ship-workers and engineers-and in it he has depicted them with pride and admiration.


Director: Jan Lomnicki

: Pinky and Perky: All Ashore

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 steamship Melodymaster.
From the North


Writer: Margaret Potter
Presented by: Jan Dalibor
Presented by: Vlasta Dalibor
Additional manipulator: Philip Rose
Additional manipulator: Elizabeth Rose
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Trevor Hill
Cap'n Scuttle: John Slater

: Kidnapped: Episode 6: Back to Shaws

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

Still on the run, David and Alan have a bitter quarrel. They reach the lowlands and David learns the secret of the House of Shaws.


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
Alan Breck: Roddy McMillan
David Balfour: Ian Cullen
Ghillie: John Dunn-Hill
Innkeeper's daughter: Diana Tullis
Mr Rankeillor: Geoffrey Lumsden
Ebenezer: Duncan MacRae
James More Drummond: Leonard Maguire
Catriona: Gay Hamilton
Neil the Redhead: James Copeland

: Laramie: Vengeance

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

When Jess is forced to kill an outlaw who is trying to escape he faces hostility from almost everyone in Laramie.


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

: The News

followed by The Weather Man

: Meeting Point: Doing Without God

A new book entitled Objections to Humanism has been written by four leading humanists. Some of its implications are discussed by H. J. Blackham, Professor H. D. Lewis, Anthony Quinton, The Rev. Harry Williams.
Chairman, Norman Fisher


Panellist: H. J. Blackham
Panellist: Professor H. D. Lewis
Panellist: Anthony Quinton
Panellist: The Rev. Harry Williams
Chairman: Norman Fisher
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: Sunday Story: Jubilee: Part 5: World-Wide

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


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

: Christian Aid

An appeal by Cliff Michelmore for the combined work of the Churches in meeting acute human need.
Contributions, preferably by crossed postal order or cheque, will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Christian Aid is co-ordinated by the Inter-Church Aid Department of the British Council of Churches.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Songs of Praise

from the Chapel of St John School, Leatherhead.
Introduced by Robert Hudson.
The Lesson read by Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
Blessing given by the Chaplain, The Rev. C. H. D. Cullingford


Presenter: Robert Hudson
Director of Music: V. H. Yates
Lesson reader: Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery
Blessing: The Rev. C. H. D. Cullingford
TV presentation: Barrie Edgar

: The Dick Emery Show

with Joan Sims
and Mary Millar, Rex Garner, Douglas Squires, Mavis Ascott, The Cliff Adams Singers
Guest artists, Paul and Peta Page
From the Continent: first appearance of The Trampowers


Presenter/comedian: Dick Emery
Performer: Joan Sims
Dancer: Mary Millar
Performer: Rex Garner
Dancer/staging: Douglas Squires
Dancer: Mavis Ascott
Singers: The Cliff Adams Singers
Puppeteer/guest artist: Paul Page
Puppeteer/guest artist: Peta Page
Trampolinists: The Trampowers
The Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Musical associate: Dennis Wilson
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film editor: Geoff Botterill
Designer: Ridley Scott
Producer: John Street

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Mystified Miner

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

When the large sum of money she finds in a shoe box disappears, a secretary asks Perry Mason for advice.


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: The Dawn

by Errol John
Starring Errol Lelia, John Goldoni


Writer: Errol John
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Film Cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film Editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Script Editor: Vincent Tilsley
Producer: John Elliot
Director: Alan Bridges
Wayne Coty: Errol John
Passenger: Gerald Case
Mrs de Mateos: Irene Prador
Simone de Mateos: Marian Diamond
Woman: Hatti Riemer
Young man: Hans Heinz
Girl: Christa Graaf
Salena Bienville: Lelia Goldoni
Orator: Joseph Layode
Subaltern: Peter Jesson
Jerome: Earl Cameron
Erik van den Hoorn: Kevin Stoney
Dorothy van den Hoorn: Mona Bruce
Old man: Amos Ford

: 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, Bronwen Williams


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
Performer: Bronwen Williams

: Meeting Point: Doing Without God

Previously shown at 6.15 p.m.

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