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: Seeing and Believing: Let every heart prepare a throne

A Christian theme presented by The Rev. Robert Cooper assisted by Baben Hickman, James Mhlanga, Arthur Mills, Frank Webb, Kim Grant, Rex Palmer and and Boys of Eltham College.
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall


Presenter: The Rev. Robert Cooper
Assisted by: Baben Hickman
Assisted by: James Mhlanga
Assisted by: Frank Webb
Assisted by: Kim Grant
Assisted by: Rex Palmer
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: Keeping Fit with Eileen Fowler: No. 9

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. 9

How to achieve a couture finish.

Putting waistband on to skirt; Supporting top of circular skirt; Finishing facing and bound buttonholes; Placing and sewing on buttons
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: 9: John Constable (1776-1837)

An introduction to European Art 1300-1900.
Hadleigh Castle in the collection of Mr.Paul Mellon and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Virginia
Basil Taylor talks about John Constable, the most widely popular of English painters and a pioneer of the modern concept of landscape painting.
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: Basil Taylor
Producer: Victor Poole

: The Science of Man: 9: Skin

A course in human biology.

The waterproof barrier separating the fluid of the body from the deadly dry air outside.
Professor W.S. Bullough
Film facilities provided by: Chester Beatty Institute of Cancer Research Postgraduate Medical School
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: Professor W.S. Bullough
Editor/Producer: James McCloy

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o ffilmiau a newyddion yn dangos peth o weithgarwch Cymru a'r Cymry yn ystod yr wythnos
Welsh weekly news survey.
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Emynau'r Fro

o Benybont-ar-Ogwr canolfan naturiol ardal a gynhyrehodd nifer o emynwyr enwog yn eu plith John Williams , Sain Tathan a Thomas Williams , Bethesda'r Fro
Cenir yr emynau gan eglwyst undeb-01 y cylch
Organydd, V. Anthony Lewis
Y cyflwyno gan R. Alun EVANS Cynhyrchwyr. IFAN O. Williams a TREGELLES WILLIAMS
Hymn-singing from Bridgend.
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: John Williams
Unknown: Sain Tathan
Unknown: Thomas Williams
Unknown: Arwel Hughes
Unknown: V. Anthony Lewis
Unknown: R. Alun Evans

: Gardening Club: The last month of the year

Some dangers from frost and snow; Some plants for winter colour with Percy Thrower.
Berried shrubs and trees: protecting fruit and specimen trees against rabbits and mice; polythene in the greenhouse and frame; the value of winter digging on new and established gardens
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming

Introduced by John Cherrington.
Farmer, Know Your Costs! is the title of a campaign just launched by the British Productivity Council.
Farm business analysis schemes are available from several organisations, for individual enterprises or the complete farm. David Richardson looks at the alternatives to try to assess their value to the farmer.
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Reporter: David Richardson
Director: Keith Reading
Producer: John Kenyon

: Z Cars: Come On The Lads

by Keith Dewhurst.
A second showing of some of the cases encountered by Z Victor One and Z Victor Two.

Getting tickets for the match is easy-and transport is not much harder. But getting there safely, in one piece, is something else again.


Writer: Keith Dewhurst
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Robin Midgley

: Film Matinee: Outpost in Morocco

A drama.
Starring George Raft
With Akim Tamiroff and Marie Windsor

Action, romance, and adventure are the highlights of this exciting story of the French Foreign Legion set against a fascinating but dangerous desert background.


Director: Robert Florey
Captain Paul Gerard: George Raft
Cara: Marie Windsor
Lieutenant Glysko: Akim Tamiroff
Colonel Pascal: John Litel
Emir of Bel-Rasbad: Eduard Franz
Caid Osman: Crane Whitley

: Pinky and Perky: Saludos, Amigos

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 8: The Man with Red Hair

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

David discovers that his life is in danger and that Catriona's father is involved. He meets Alan again.


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised by: Joy Harington
Music composed by: Dudley Simpson
Film cameraman: Gordon Mackay
Film editor: Sheila Tomlinson
Script editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Sally Hulks
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Gerard Glaister
Barbara: Colette O'Neil
Alison: Margot Croan
David Balfour: Ian Cullen
Prestongrange: Moultrie Kelsall
Neil the Redhead: James Copeland
Young Officer: Ian Gardiner
Duncansby: John Forbes-Robertson
Clerk: Allan Casley
Stewart the Lawyer: Callum Mill
Simon Fraser: Jack Lambert
Catriona: Gay Hamilton
Alan Breck: Roddy McMillan
Andie Scougal: Robert Buchanan

: Laramie: Time of the Traitor

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

Slim endangers his own life to protect a man whose enemies will not let him forget the past.


Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Daisy Cooper: Spring Byington
Mike: Dennis Holmes
Dr. Samuel Mudd: Lew Ayres

: Meeting Point from Rome

In which Patrick O'Donovan reports from the Vatican Council and introduces
Cardinal Koenig, Archbishop of Vienna
The Rt. Rev. J.C. Heenan, Archbishop of Westminster
Bishop Muldoon of Sydney
Robert McAfee Brown of the World Presbyterian Alliance
from the Rome studios of Italian Television
Recording: repeated tonight at 10.40


Presenter: Patrick O'Donovan
Speaker: The Rev. J.C. Heenan
Speaker: Bishop Muldoon
Speaker: Robert McAfee Brown
Arranged by: Fr. Agnellus Andrew
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Sunday Story: Ambassador in Bonds

by Mary Purser.
Adapted in three parts by Denis Constanduros.
Cyril Fletcher tells the story of William Jackson, blind missionary to Burma, and Joan Turner interprets for the deaf.


Author: Mary Purser
Adapter: Denis Constanduros
Storyteller: Cyril Fletcher
Interpreter: Joan Turner
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Songs of Praise

from St. Mark's Parish Church, Newtownards, Co. Down.
Church Choirs of Newtownards, Ards Choral Society, Donaghadee Male Voice Choir, Pupils of Glenlola School, Bangor
Introduced by Edgar Boucher.


Singers: Donaghadee Male Voice Choir
Soloist: Maureen Lemon
Trumpeter: Norman McDonald
Organist: John Hamilton
Conductor: Havelock Nelson
Presenter: Edgar Boucher
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. R. J. Chisholm
Arranged by: Moore Wasson
Presented by: David Hannon

: 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
Guest star, Semprini
(The Black and White Minstrel Show is at the Victoria Palace, London)


Singers: The Mitchell Minstrels
Minstrels conducted by/Vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Musician/orchestrations: George Chisholm
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Singer: Benny Garcia
Singers: The Jackpots
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singer: Margaret Savage
Pianist/guest star: Semprini
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Roger Andrews
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Poison-Pen Pal

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 finds that information of a planned business merger has been leaked in most unusual circumstances.


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: Sticks

by William Emms.
With Michael Ripper, Jerome Willis, Leonard Cracknell, Peter Jeffrey


Writer: William Emms
Fights and unarmed combat sequences arranged by: John Greenwood
Script Editor: Vincent Tilsley
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: John Elliot
Director: Peter Dews
Dave: Leonard Cracknell
Brad: William Marlowe
Spud: Arthur Skinner
Snowy: Philip Martin
Ben: Tim Pearce
Roger: Anton Darby
Captain: Jerome Willis
First Lieutenant: Peter Jeffrey
Lieutenant Bates: Paul Harris
Coxswain: Walter Sparrow
Pots: Rodney Bewes
Chief Gunner: Michael Ripper
Horse: Robert Vahey
Townie: Gilbert Wynne
The Girl: Karen Clare

: The News

: Dig This Rhubarb

with Tony Beckley, Terence Brady, John Gower, Anne Jameson, Robin Ray, Clive Swift, Bronwen Williams
(Terence Brady and Robin Ray are appearing in 'Beyond the Fringe' at the Fortune Theatre, London; John Gower is in 'Oh What a Lovely War' at Wyndham's Theatre; Clive Swift appears by permission of the Governors of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


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 from Rome

Previously shown at 6.15 p.m.

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