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: Seeing and Believing: From Where I Sing

A picture of Christmas as singers see it with John Glen, Robert Spencer, George Webb accompanied by Winifred Taylor, the Music Group of Notting Hill Methodist Church and the Choir and Orchestra of the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Woldingham, conducted by Michael Bush
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall
(to 11.30)


Singer: John Glen
Singer: Robert Spencer
Musician: George Webb
Pianist/accompanied by: Winifred Taylor
Musicians: The Music Group of Notting Hill Methodist Church
Musicians: The Choir and Orchestra of the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Woldingham
Conductor: Michael Bush
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Out of School: Looking at the U.S.A.: The Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains

An opportunity to see some of the programmes which BBC Television provides for schools each week of term time.

A series of films prepared for secondary schools, and shot in the United States by a BBC School Film team.
A visit to Wyoming-a state the size of Great Britain, yet with a population the same as that of Hull. In the town of Laramie an old-timer talks about the early days.
BBC film
Previously shown in March 1962 and to be repeated next term


Cameraman: Hannen Foss
Sound recordist: Bill Searle
Film Editor: John Walker
Producer: Tim Slessor

: Out of School: For Sixth Forms: Men and Gods: Art for Worship

Written and narrated by Dr. John Broadbent.
A series for sixth forms of grammar schools designed to provide a common experience for both science and arts specialists.
The great art of the Middle Ages was produced by the Church. This programme concentrates on two English cathedrals, Durham and Wells, in order to illustrate one of the major developments in medieval architecture and sculpture: the shift from Norman or Romanesque to Early English or Gothic.
BBC film
Previously shown on November 18


Writer/Narrator: Dr. John Broadbent
Film Cameraman: John McGlashan
Film editor: Caroline Shields
Producer: Michael Gill

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o ffilmiau a newyddion yn dangos peth o weithgarwch Cymru a'r Cymry yn ystod yr wythnos

: Emynau'r Fro

Lanymddyfri Ymweliad a bro William Williams , Pantycelyn, Y Ficar Pritchard a John Thomas , Myddfai
Y cyflwyno gan
Y Parch. R. Alun Evans
Arweinydd, Arwel Hughes
Organydd, Anthony Lewis
Cynhyrchwyr, Ifan O. Williams a Tregelles Williams


Unknown: William Williams
Unknown: Ficar Pritchard
Unknown: John Thomas
Unknown: R. Alun Evans
Leader: Arwel Hughes
Organist: Anthony Lewis
Unknown: Ifan O. Williams
Unknown: Tregelles Williams

: Gardening Club

A special edition for gardeners and garden photographers.
Today gardening and photography are the most popular hobbies in the country. This programme aims at the man who practises both.
Percy Thrower introduces Roy Elliott with plants in an unheated alpine house-and his films of plant-hunting expeditions in the Alps and J.E. Downward, specialist plant photographer with advice for indoor and outdoor amateur plant photography.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Roy Elliott
Photographer/guest: J.E. Downward
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming: It's Over - Let it Go!

Introduced by John Cherrington.
A not altogether serious look at farming in 1963 - and a peer into 1964 - with Hugh Barrett. Stanley Baker, and David Wright.
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Reporter: Hugh Barrett
Reporter: Stanley Baker
Reporter: David Wright
Film Editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Z Cars: Light the Blue Paper

by John Hopkins.
A second showing of Light the Blue Paper

The bang is loud in the night. The conspiracy of silence which follows is more sinister.


Writer: John Hopkins
Designer: Stanley Morris
Film sequences - Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film sequences - Editor: Alan Martin
Script associate: John Gould
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Bill Hays

: Film Matinee presenting: Johnny Holiday

[Starring] William Bendix
with Hoagy Carmichael, Stanley Clements, Allen Martin
This is the story of Johnny Holiday, a twelve-year-old juvenile delinquent who is sent to a 'Boys' School'. At first he resents the discipline, but the friendship of a rugged ex-cavalry sergeant who shares his love for horses gives him a new start in life.


Director: Willis Goldbeck
Sgt. Walker: William Bendix
Himself: Hoagy Carmichael
Eddie Duggan: Stanley Clements
Johnny Holiday: Allen Martin

: Sooty: Super Musicians

Assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North
(Sooty, Sweep, and Harry Corbett are at the Prince Charles Theatre, London)


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Kidnapped: Episode 12: The Return of Alan

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

Once again James More threatens David's hopes, and his rascally intrigues lure David and Alan to France.


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised by: Joy Harington
Music composed by: Dudley Simpson
Costumes supervised by: Sheila Glassford
Make-up supervised by: Ann Ferriggi
Sound: Jack Brummitt
Lighting: Sam Barclay
Film Cameraman: Gordon MacKay
Film Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Gerard Glaister
David Balfour: Ian Cullen
Catriona: Gay Hamilton
James More Drummond: Leonard Maguire
Alan Breck: Roddy McMillan
Bazin: Michael Mellinger
Officer: John Wilding
Sailor: Neville Denis

: Wagon Train: The Levi Hale Story

Heading west to new horizons with John McIntire

After serving sentence for murder, Levi Hale is released on parole, on condition that he leaves Wyoming and never returns. He apparently agrees, but his subsequent actions cause his brother deep concern and result in tragedy.


Christopher Hale: John McIntire

: Meeting Point: Incurably Human

John Morris reports on film from Wennington School, Wetherby, Yorkshire, and questions its founder, Kenneth Barnes.


Reporter: John Morris
Interviewee: Kenneth Barnes
Film cameraman: Arthur Smith
Sound recordist: Graham Turner
Editor: Alastair MacKay
Producer: Peter Hamilton

: Sunday Story: A Christmas Carol: 3: God bless us, every one

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


Writer: Charles Dickens
Storyteller: Michael Hordern
Producer: John Elphinstone Fyffe

: Songs of Praise

from Stroud Parish Church.
Singing led by Stroud Choral Society
Conductor, Eric Sanders
Hymns introduced by Dudley Savage.


Singers: Stroud Choral Society
Conductor: Eric Sanders
Presenter: Dudley Savage
Soloist: Edward Evanko
Organist: Evan Rigby
Blessing: The Rev. C. C. Cooper
Television Presentation by: Kenneth Savidge

: The Dick Emery Show

with Joan Sims
and Mary Millar, Len Lowe, the Cliff Adams Singers
Guest artists, Miller and Archer


Comedian/presenter: Dick Emery
Performer: Joan Sims
Dancer: Mary Millar
Performer: Len Lowe
Singers: The Cliff Adams Singers
Guest artists: Miller and Archer
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Musical associate: Dennis Wilson
Script: John Warren
Script: John Singer
Film cameraman: A.A. Englander
Film editor: Valerie Best
Designer: Melvyn Cornish
Producer: John Street

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Borrowed Baby

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's composure is jolted when he finds a basket containing a baby on his office desk.


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 One Night of the Year

by Jane Phillips.
Starring Kenneth Cope, Leonard Monaghan, Warren Mitchell
and introducing Lesley Lee Thompson

"I'll meet you and your bird at eleven-thirty in Trafalgar Square" but on this one night of the year Andreas hasn't a girl...


Writer: Jane Phillips
Designer: Tony Abbott
Script Editor: Vincent Tilsley
Producer: John Elliot
Director: Michael Hayes
Andreas: Leonard Monaghan
Uncle Nick: Warren Mitchell
Johnny: Kenneth Cope
Sandra: Patricia Clapton
Carol: Wendy Richard
Mr Barnes: Gerald C. Lawson
Father Eddie: Kevin McHugh
Julie: Lesley Lee Thompson
Mrs Higgins: Madge Brindley
Girl in cinema: Polly Perkins
Man in cinema: Guy Standeven
Drunk in pub: David Garfield
Drunk's friend: Alex Farrell
Singer: Casey Jones
Singer: Steve Keen

: The News

: Dig This Rhubarb

with Tony Beckley, Terence Brady, John Fortune, John Gower, William Holmes
(Terence Brady is appearing in "Beyond the Fringe" at the Fortune Theatre; John Gower is in "Oh What a Lovely War" at Wyndham's Theatre, London)


Music arranged and conducted by: Alfred Ralston
Designer: Malcolm Middleton
Script Editor: Bamber Gascoigne
Director: Nicholas Garland
Director: Bill Hays
Associate Producer: Charles Chilton
Producer: Antony Jay
Performer: Tony Beckley
Performer: Terence Brady
Performer: John Fortune
Performer: John Gower
Performer: William Holmes

: Meeting Point: Incurably Human

John Morris reports on film from Wennington School, Wetherby, Yorkshire, and questions its founder, Kenneth Barnes.
Previously shown at 6.15 p.m.


Reporter: John Morris
Interviewee: Kenneth Barnes
Film cameraman: Arthur Smith
Sound recordist: Graham Turner
Editor: Alastair MacKay
Producer: Peter Hamilton

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