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: Morning Service

for Good Friday
A united act of worship arranged by the Exeter Free Church Council from
Southernhay Congregational Church, Exeter.
Minister, The Rev. David Geddes
Preacher, The Rev. Dr. Donald Hudson
assisted by other Free Church ministers of the city
Old. Testament Lesson: Isaiah 53
Epistle: Romans 5. vv. 6-11 Gospel: Mark 15, vv. 16-40
The hymns taken from Congregational Praise: Nos. 132, 128, 131
Anthem: Ave Verum (Mozart)
(to 12.00)


Minister: The Rev. David Geddes
Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Donald Hudson
Organist: Clarence Bray
Television presentation: Kenneth Savidge

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: The Passion

The Seven Words of Our Saviour on the Cross by Haydn.
Recorded at St. David's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire by permission of the Dean and Chapter
Eileen Poulter (soprano), Sybil Michelow (contralto), Kenneth Bowen (tenor), John Cameron (bass), The Glendower Singers
BBC Welsh Orchestra
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Mansel Thomas
First televised on April 12, 1963


Soprano: Eileen Poulter
Contralto: Sybil Michelow
Tenor: Kenneth Bowen
Bass: John Cameron
Singers: The Glendower Singers
Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Philip Whiteway
[Orchestra] conducted by: Mansel Thomas
Music associate: Alwyn Jones
Producer: David J. Thomas

: The Pilots

Written and produced by Richard Cawston.
The world of the airline pilot is the utter darkness or the brilliant sunshine at 35,000 feet, landings through fog and cloud, and slip stations along the route.
This widely-acclaimed film shows in detail the job of flying one of the giant jets which cruise just below the speed of sound-B.O.A.C. Boeing 707 Flight 900, bound for Beirut and the Far East.
Pilots of three British airlines provide the comment on a professional life which is at the hub of national prestige and international controversy.
See page 49


Writer/producer: Richard Cawston
Photographed by: Dick Bush
Sound: Robert Saunders
Sound: Robin Green
Sound: John Hore
Film editor: Roy Fry

: The Prisoner of Zenda

From the novel by Anthony Hope.
Starring Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., David Niven
See page 49


Author: Anthony Hope
Director: John Cromwell
Producer: David O. Selznick
Rudolf Rassendyll: Ronald Colman
King Rudolf V of Ruritania: Ronald Colman
Princess Flavia: Madeleine Carroll
Rupert of Hentzau: Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Fritz von Tarlenheim: David Niven
Antoinette de Mauban: Mary Astor
Black Michael: Raymond Massey
Colonel Sapt: C. Aubrey Smith

: The News

: Stroke for Stroke

A close-up look at the two men who will set the pace in tomorrow's Boat Race.
From the Midlands


Photography: Ian Stone
Photography: Mike Williams
Recorded by: Bill Barker
Recorded by: John Gilbert
Editor: Bill Brind
Producer: Derek Smith

: The Monkeys and the Scholars

An Italia Prize film from Japan.
For some years a group of Japanese university students made regular visits to Koshima Island to study the wild monkeys and to relate their behaviour to human society.


Director: Toshio Kobayashi

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: My Husband is a Check Grabber

A comedy film series featuring the hilarious adventures of a happy-go-lucky scriptwriter and his family.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie and Larry Mathews

My Husband is a Check Grabber ...for he's a jolly good fellow!


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Buddy Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Ritchie Petrie: Larry Mathews

: The Defenders: Drink Like a Lady

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed
with Guest star, Janice Rule

A woman who is an alcoholic finds that, without knowing it, she has committed a murder.


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Sheila Phelps: Janice Rule
Bryan Phelps: Murray Hamilton

: Your Life in Their Hands: Anaemia

If not enough red blood cells are produced, or too many destroyed, we become anaemic. Tonight's programme shows how doctors and pathologists work as a team to combat this very common disease.
From St. Stephen's Hospital Group Pathology Laboratory, London
See page 49

(Next programme: the last programme in the present series comes from the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, and deals with babies who are born with bad hearts)


Producer: Peter Bruce
Editor: Bill Duncalf

: The News

: The Bespoke Overcoat

A film starring David Kossoff and Alfie Bass.
Screenplay by Wolf Mankowitz based on a story by Gogol.
Fender's one desire is to have a fine new overcoat-his first for over twenty years. And when his friend Morry the tailor offers to make him one, he is overjoyed. But before it is finished disaster overtakes him.


Producer/Director: Jack Clayton
Screenplay: Wolf Mankowitz
Author: Gogol
Music: Georges Auric
Morry: David Kossoff
Fender: Alfie Bass
Mr Ranting: Alan Tilvern

: Ballet Class

Ten leading dancers from the Royal Ballet take class in Studio 4.
Peter Wright appears by arrangement with the Stuttgart State Theatre Ballet; the dancers appear by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden


Commentary: Gilbert Vernon
Ballet Master: Peter Wright
Dancer: Maryon Lane
Dancer: Merle Park
Dancer: Georgina Parkinson
Dancer: Lynn Seymour
Dancer: Doreen Wells
Dancer: Anthony Dowell
Dancer: David Drew
Dancer: Christopher Gable
Dancer: Bryan Lawrence
Dancer: Derek Rencher
Pianist: Patrick Harvey
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Margaret Dale

: The Man for Others: 5: This man was the Son of God

Michael Flanders and Donald Swann describe the events leading to the Crucifixion of Jesus.
Readings from Luke 23; Matthew 27 (New English Bible)
Carol: Friday Morning by Sydney Carter


Reader: Michael Flanders
Singer: Donald Swann
Composer (Carol): Sydney Carter
Producer: Joy Harington

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