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: High Mass

and Blessing of the Candles for Candlemas Day
from St. Benedict's Abbey, Ealing.
Sermon by The Rt. Rev. Cuthbert Rupert Hall, O.S.B. Abbot of Ealing
Action of the Mass described by Fr. Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M.

Ealing Abbey, a daughter house of Downside, which was largely destroyed in 1940, was re-opened in 1962. It is now a fully independent Abbey, the only Benedictine Abbey in London. Centred upon the Abbey, as well as the full monastic life, are a large parish and school. The parish choir joins the Monks in singing this Mass.


Celebrant: Dom Matthew Kehoe
Deacon: Dom John Main
Sub Deacon: Dom Gilbert Smith
Sermon: The Rt. Rev. Cuthbert Rupert Hall
Organist and Choirmaster: Beric Williams
Commentator: Fr. Agnellus Andrew
Television presentation: Innes Lloyd

: Money Matters: 5: Buying a House: (ii)

Introduced by Russell Taylor.
You should always make your offer 'subject to contract and survey'. What does this mean?
You will definitely need a solicitor and probably a surveyor. What are their costs and why are they necessary?
Once you have bought your house, what Government grants can you obtain? How can Housing Associations and Housing Co-operatives help you?
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: Russell Taylor
Drawings: Haro
Producer: Christopher Doll

: Let's Make Music: 5: Saxophone and Recorders

A series of ten programmes about musical instruments-the people who play them-the music they play.
Introduced by Antony Hopkins.
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: Antony Hopkins
Producer: Victor Poole

: The Science of Man: Muscle Control

A course in human biology.
A sense of which we are completely unaware makes possible the smooth co-ordinated movement of our muscles.
Dr. P. B. C. Matthews and Dr. P. A. Merton
BBC-tv Science and Features presentation
A BBC Educational broadcast
Repeated on Tuesday at 10.55 p.m.
(to 13.00)


Presenter: Dr. P. B. C. Matthews
Presenter: Dr. P. A. Merton
Film edited by: Derek Trimby
Editor: James McCloy

: O Sul I Sul

Welsh weekly news survey.

: Y Newid

A yw ein hwynebau yn newid mewn gwirionedd yn ol ein profiad o fywyd?
John Ellis Williams a Dewi Williams yn cloriannu
Pryd a Gicedd gyda help panel
Ditectif; Dyn Banc; Dyn Customs a fydd yn ceisio dyfalu cymeriadau a diddordebau pobl yn 61 eu hwynebau
Cynhyrchydd. T. Glynne Davies
Fate and Figure: an assessment of character and background.


Unknown: John Ellis Williams
Unknown: Dewi Williams
Unknown: Dyn Banc
Unknown: T. Glynne Davies

: Farming

Clifford Selly and David Richardson report on the Annual General Meeting of the National Farmers' Union of England and Wales held last week in London.
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Reporter: Clifford Selly
Reporter: David Richardson
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Z Cars: Daylight Robbery

by Leslie Sands.
A second showing of Daylight Robbery

Sgt. Watt doesn't expect to be popular with the criminals of Newtown, but when a newcomer goes out of his way to be offensive Z Victor One has a busy night.


Writer: Leslie Sands
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Shaun Sutton

: Film Matinee: Passage West

Starring John Payne, Dennis O'Keefe
A band of pioneers, journeying westward to California with hopes of a bright new future, find their plans shattered when a group of escaped convicts threaten them.


Director: Lewis R. Foster
Pete Black: John Payne
Jacob Karns: Dennis O'Keefe
Rose: Arleen Whelan
Curly: Frank Faylen
Myra: Mary Anderson
Pike: Richard Rober

: Pinky and Perky: Up the Creek

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/Puppets created 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

: Martin Chuzzlewit: Episode 3

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by Constance Cox.

In which Mr. Pecksniff stays in town at Todgers' and Tom Pinch makes a painful discovery.

(Pearson Dodd is appearing in "One for the Pot" at the Whitehall Theatre, London)


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Music composed and conducted by: John Hotchkis
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Joan Craft
Mrs Todgers: Barbara Cavan
Bailey: Peter Craze
Pecksniff: Richard Pearson
Charity: Rosalind Knight
Mercy: Anna Middleton
Martin: Gary Raymond
Tom Pinch: John Quentin
Mark Tapley: Tom Watson
Chevy Slyme: Michael Bilton
Montague Tigg: Peter Bayliss
Mrs Lupin: Barbara Ogilvie
Ruth Pinch: Fern Warner
PuPil: Elna Pearl
Footman: Vernon Dobtcheff
Employer: Frederick Farley
Mr Jinkins: Peter Stephens
Mr Moddle: Pearson Dodd
Mr Gander: Clifford Parrish

: The Winter Olympic Games

direct from Innsbruck

Ladies' Figure Skating
Outside Broadcast cameras bring you the skills and graces of the world's most talented ice stars as they compete for the Ladies' Individual Gold Medal.
An edited recording of this afternoon's combined jumping event.

Introduced by Peter West.


Commentator (Ladies' Figure Skating): Alan Weeks
Commentator (Ski-jumping): Max Robertson
Presenter: Peter West
Editor: A. P. Wilkinson

: Meeting Point: Training Teachers

Who teaches our seven-and-a-half million schoolchildren?
How are the teachers trained?
Donald Holms introduces a filmed account of a Church College for Teachers and interviews The Bishop of London, Chairman of the Church of England Board of Education.

Repeated tonight at 11.15 p.m.


Presenter: Donald Holms
Interviewee: The Bishop of London [name uncredited]
Film cameraman: Stewart Farnell
Film editor: Ted Walter
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Sunday Story: Henri Dunant: Part 1: Solferino

Rupert Davies tells the story of Henri Dunant founder of the Red Cross.


Storyteller: Rupert Davies
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Songs of Praise

from St. Mary's Priory Church, Abergavenny.
with John Shirley Quirk (bass), The Gwent Bach Society and The Abergavenny Choral Society
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
The hymns introduced by The Rev. Gwilym ap Robert.


Bass: John Shirley Quirk
Singers: The Gwent Bach Society
Singers: The Abergavenny Choral Society
Conductor: Arwel Hughes
Organist: V. Anthony Lewis
Presenter: The Rev. Gwilym ap Robert
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. H. R. Sproule-Jones
Presented for television by: Selwyn Roderick

: 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, Bob Clayton, Don Cleaver, Benny Garcia, The Jackpots, The Television Toppers, Margaret Savage
Guest star, Stan Stennett
(The Black and White Minstrel Show is at the Victoria Palace, London; Stan Stennett is in "Cinderella" at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth)
See page 12


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: Bob Clayton
Singer: Don Cleaver
Singer: Benny Garcia
Singers: The Jackpots
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singer: Margaret Savage
Comedian: Stan Stennett
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Lionel Radford
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Hateful Hero

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 defends a young policeman charged with both robbery and murder.


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

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: The White Hunter

Created by A. J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Finlay
Guest star, Esmond Knight
See page 13


Created by: A. J. Cronin
Script: Arthur Swinson
Script Editor: Harry Green
In association with: Graham Stewart
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Editor: Ted Walter
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Director: Richard Stevens
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Col Grahame: Esmond Knight
Purdie: Joe Ritchie
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Janet: Barbara Mullen
John Grieve: John Junkin
Dugald Smith: Tom Conti
Jonathan Mackie: John Gill
Mrs Mackie: Margery Fleeson
Mr McFee: Ewan Roberts
Sergeant Gilbey: Neil Wilson
Dr Snoddie: Eric Woodburn
Sir James Grant: Willoughby Gray
Bailie Smith: John Henderson
Mr Wallis: William Lyon Brown
Constable Dickie: David MacMillan

: The News

: The Winter Olympic Games

Today's Special Report.
Introduced by Peter Dimmock direct from Innsbruck.
The programme features:
The Ladies' Figure Skating Gold Medallist, Men's Giant Slalom, Combined Ski-Jumping
and all the highlights from the fifth day of the Winter Olympic Games
Presented by the Austrian Television Service


Presenter: Peter Dimmock

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.
Tonight's programme includes:
Making the Bedmakers
A film about the growth of a television play from the earliest script conference to the actual transmission with The author, David Turner, The director, Alan Bridges and the cast of The Bedmakers.
See page 13


Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Speaker (Making the Bedmakers): David Turner
Speaker (Making the Bedmakers): Alan Bridges
Director (Making the Bedmakers): Norman James
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Associate producer: Christopher Burstall
Producer: David Jones

: Meeting Point

Previously shown at 6.15 p.m.

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