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: Seeing and Believing: Coming and Going

A Christian theme presented by The Rev. Maurice Wood and students of Oak Hill Theological College.
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall


Presenter: The Rev. Maurice Wood
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Keeping Fit with Eileen Fowler: No. 10

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. 10

How to achieve a couture finish.
The importance of adjusting the paper pattern to individual figure requirements; What to adjust; Points to check when fitting
Introduced and demonstrated by Margaret Neale.
A BBC Educational broadcast
(to 12.00)


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

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Emynau'r Fro

o Landeilo
Yma byddwn yn ystyried cyfraniad cyfoethog emynwyr ardal Caeo, Talyllychau a Chrugybar, Morgan Rhys , Thomas Lewis a Dafydd Jones
Cenir yr emynau gan eglwysi undebol y cylch Arweinydd, ARWEL HUGHES
Organydd, V. Anthony Lewis
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Morgan Rhys
Unknown: Thomas Lewis
Unknown: Dafydd Jones
Unknown: Arwel Hughes
Unknown: V. Anthony Lewis
Unknown: R. Alun Evans
Unknown: Ifan O. Williams

: Gardening Club: Floral Arrangements

An art? A passing fashion? Or a part of serious gardening?
Percy Thrower and Sheila MacQueen with some arrangements for the home at Christmas time.
Flowers, foliage, berries, vegetables, and weeds-from the average garden and hedgerow.
Plants include: Docks - artichokes - wild clematis - berberis - mountain ash (sorbus) - privet - holly - variegated arum - Korean chrysanthemums
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Sheila MacQueen
Film cameraman: Ian Stone
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming: The Farmer Inventor

Introduced by Gordon Mosley.
Most farmers at some time or other have a bright idea to ease the daily toil or speed up a seasonal job. Farming this week travels round the regions in search of inventive farmers.
From East Anglia
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: Gordon Mosley
Director: Keith Clement

: Z Cars: Made For Each Other

by John Hopkins.
A second showing of some of the cases encountered by Z Victor One and Z Victor Two.

Two arrests, two court cases - and also two people in one of whom Fancy Smith takes a sharp personal interest.


Writer: John Hopkins
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Film Sequences - Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Sequences - Editor: Alan Martin
Script Associate: John Gould
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Robin Midgley

: Film Matinee presenting: Tall in the Saddle

A Western.
[Starring] John Wayne
with Ella Raines, Ward Bond, George 'Gabby' Hayes

When a quiet stranger arrives to take over as the new foreman of a prosperous ranch he finds himself involved in an atmosphere of danger and suspense.


Director: Edwin L. Marin
Rocklin: John Wayne
Arly: Ella Raines
Garvey: Ward Bond
Dave: George 'Gabby' Hayes
Clara: Audrey Long
Miss Martin: Elizabeth Risdon

: Pinky and Perky: Fun in 'Frisco

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
Additional manipulator: Elizabeth Rose
Additional manipulator: Philip Rose
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Kidnapped: Episode 10: In the Hands of the Ladies

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

David, guest of the Lord Advocate, discovers that political expediency overrides justice and learns something of the ways of women.


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: Sally Hulke
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Gerard Glaister
Lieutenant: John Carlin
Catriona: Gay Hamilton
James More Drummond: Leonard Maguire
Prestongrange: Moultrie Kelsall
David Balfour: Ian Cullen
Barbara: Colette O'Neil
Chaplain: Jon Croft
James of the Glens: Kenneth Mackintosh
Simon Fraser: Jack Lambert
Mr Gebbie: Hugh Evans
Captain Sang: Frederick Schiller
Mrs Gebbie: Betty Henderson

: Laramie: The Dispossessed

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

Slim and Jess risk their own lives to settle serious trouble between two families.


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

: Meeting Point: Hospital Chaplain

An account of his work and a look at ways in which doctors and clergy can work more closely together.
Valerie Pitts visits the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital to meet doctors, patients, and staff.
BBC West Region Film Unit production
(Repeated tonight at 10.45)


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Photography: Jim Saunders
Recordist: Howard Smith
Editor: George Inger
Producer: Kenneth Savidge

: Sunday Story: A Christmas Carol: 1: Ebenezer Scrooge

by Charles Dickens.
told by Michael Hordern in three parts.


Author: Charles Dickens
Storyteller: Michael Hordern
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: The Church Army

An appeal by The Bishop of Maidstone and The Rev. Donald Lynch, Chief Secretary of the Church Army.
Contributions, preferably by crossed postal order or cheque, will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to: [address removed]
The Church Army, founded in 1882 by Prebendary Carlile, has some five hundred Captains and Sisters working within the Church of England to help those in any kind of need. The appeal for £250,000 is to help in the building and maintenance of new men's and women's hostels.


Presenter: The Bishop of Maidstone [name uncredited]
Presenter: The Rev. Donald Lynch

: Songs of Praise

with the doctors, patients, and staff of the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.
Hymns introduced by The Chaplain, The Rev. Harry Rann.
Conducted by Lionel Dakers


Presenter: The Rev. Harry Rann
Conductor: Lionel Dakers
Soloist: Wilfred Brown
Organist: Christopher Gower
Producer: Kenneth Savidge

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

in which Billy Cotton calls Wakey-Wakey!
with Russ Conway
Special Guest Stars: Frankie Vaughan and Matt Monro
The regulars: Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay, The High-Lights, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
and introducing Ted Rogers


Presenter/Bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Pianist: Russ Conway
Singer/guest star: Frankie Vaughan
Singer/guest star: Matt Monro
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singers: The High-Lights
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Comedian: Ted Rogers
Associate Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script: Jimmy Grafton
Design: Malcolm Middleton
Choreographer/Associate Producer: Leslie Roberts
Production: Michael Hurll

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Absent Artist

A film series starring Raymond Burr as the famous lawyer investigator created by Erle Stanley Gardner
With guest star, Zasu Pitts
and Barbara Hale, William Hopper

The problem of dual identity arises when Perry Mason looks into the murder of a successful cartoonist.


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Della Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake: William Hopper
Daphne Whilom: Zasu Pitts

: First Night: A Local Boy

by Alun Owen.
Starring Jack Hedley, Clifford Evans and Diane Clare
From Wales


Writer: Alun Owen
Script editor: Vincent Tilsley
Designer: Alan Taylor
Producer: John Elliot
Director: David J. Thomas
Prudence: Diane Clare
David: Jack Hedley
Gerran-Jones: Allan McClelland
Albert: Edward Colliver
Mrs Williams: Gwyneth Owen
Mr Morgan: Leuan Rhys Williams
Evan Lloyd: Clifford Evans

: The News

: Dig This Rhubarb

with Tony Beckley, Terence Brady, John Gower, Anne Jameson, Robin Ray, Clive Swift
(Terence Brady and Robin Ray are appearing in 'Beyond the Fringe' at the Fortune Theatre; John Gower is in 'Oh What a Lovely War' at Wyndham's Theatre, London; 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: Bill Hayes
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: Hospital Chaplain

Previously shown at 6.15 p.m.

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