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: Easter Morning Service

from Chelsea Old Church.
Conducted by the Vicar, The Rev. C.E. Leighton Thomson
Assisted by The Rev. J.M. Tarrante and The Rev. G.F. Trench
The Sermon by The Rt. Rev. Joost de Blank, D.D. Canon of Westminster Abbey
See page 14


Conductor: The Rev. C.E. Leighton Thomson
Assisted by: The Rev. J.M. Tarrante
Assisted by: The Rev. G.F. Trench
Sermon: The Rev. Joost de Blank
Organist: Martin Ball
Television presentation: Innes Lloyd

: River Boy

An award-winning documentary film from Poland.


Screenplay/Direction: Wladyslaw Slesicki

: Urbi Et Orbi

Pope Paul VI gives his Easter Blessing to the City and the World.
Father Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M., describes the scene in the square before St. Peter's in Rome as His Holiness comes out on the balcony.
Presented over the Eurovision link by the Italian Television Service
(to 12.45)


Blessing: Pope Paul VI
Commentator: Father Agnellus Andrew

: Ddoe Heddiw

John Bevan yn cyflwyno rhai pigion o raglenni'r wythnos
Cynhyrchiad UNED HEDDIW
Topical magazine.


Unknown: John Bevan

: Gardening Club: At Home in Shrewsbury: Part 2

Percy Thrower and Barry Bucknell look at two types of rotary grass-cutters.
A patio with Christmas rose, cotoneaster and dwarf rhododendrons
In the greenhouse and propagating case: cymbidiums in flower; senecio, ivy, philodendron
Sowing half hardy annuals for 1964 flowering
Filmed by Midland Region Film Unit


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Barry Bucknell
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming

Introduced by Frank Taylor.

Rearing replacements
James Thorburn visits a farm at Kingsbridge, Devon, where Anthony Rainey specialises in rearing other people's dairy heifers on contract.

Fowl Pest
How successful has the vaccination drive been?

Indoor Lambing
Pole-barns used for turkey rearing form the lambing quarters of a mixed flock of ewes on William Kerr's well-integrated Suffolk farm.

From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: Frank Taylor
Item presenter (Rearing replacements): James Thorburn
Interviewee (Rearing replacements): Anthony Rainey
Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Z Cars: A Stroll along the Sands

by Joan Clark.
A second showing of A Stroll along the Sands

A chance encounter is soon forgotten by Lynch and Graham. But 'remembering a face' becomes vital when Barlow orders a search for missing money - and a missing man.


Writer: Joan Clark
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Graham Evans

: Film Matinee: Spellbound

The doctors at Green Manors suspect that their new head is not. in fact, the Dr. Edwards they expect, but an impostor who is himself in need of psychiatric treatment.


Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Producer: David O. Selznick
Dr. Constance Peterson: Ingrid Bergman
J.B.: Gregory Peck
Dr. Murchison: Leo G. Carroll
Dr. Alex Bruloff: Michael Chekhov
Miss Carmichael: Rhonda Fleming
Dr. Fleurot: John Emery
Garmes: Norman Lloyd

: Captain Pugwash: Black Pepper

Captain Pugwash in another thrilling adventure with his band of black-hearted pirates and cabin boy Tom.
An animated cartoon written and drawn by John Ryan.
Storyteller, Peter Hawkins


Writer/artist: John Ryan
Narrator: Peter Hawkins
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: Martin Chuzzlewit: Episode 11

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

In which Charity Pecksniff plans to marry and Jonas makes more sinister plans.

(Fern Warner is appearing in "The Diplomats" at the Westminster Theatre; Pearson Dodd is in "One for the Pot" at the Whitehall Theatre, London)


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Music composed and conducted by: John Hotchkis
Film Cameraman: James Balfour
Film Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Joan Craft
Mark Tapley: Tom Watson
Martin: Gary Raymond
Pecksniff: Richard Pearson
Landlord: Julian Brooks
Mayor: Will Stampe
Ruth Pinch: Fern Warner
Tom Pinch: John Quentin
Mrs. Gamp: Angela Baddeley
Sailor: Leslie Bates
Nadgett: Blake Butler
Jonas Chuzzlewit: Alex Scott
Mercy: Anna Middleton
Tigg Montague: Peter Bayliss
Mrs. Lupin: Barbara Ogilvie
Old Martin: Barry Jones
Mary Graham: Ilona Rodgers
Jane: Deborah Millington
Charity: Rosallnd Knight
Mr. Moddle: Pearson Dodd
Chuffey: Harold Scott

: Wells Fargo: Money Run

Adventures of Dale Robertson as Special Agent Jim Hardie.

During the last days of the revolution against Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, Jim Hardie is caught up in a web of intrigue and double-dealing.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Meeting Point: The Face of Christ

What did Jesus look like?
The Rev. Anthony Bridge discusses the many different ways in which artists have portrayed Christ from earliest times to the present day.
From the West
Repeated tonight at 10.45


Presenter: The Rev. Anthony Bridge
Producer: Kenneth Savidge

: Sunday Story: Jacob: Part 5: Journey's End

Written and told by David Kossoff.
Guitar played by Paul Kossoff


Writer/storyteller: David Kossoff
Guitarist: Paul Kossoff
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Easter Songs of Praise

from Chester Cathedral
Singing led by the combined choirs of the city
The City of Chester Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Gerhardt Drechsler
Conductor, Aidan Woodcock
Introduced by The Bishop of Chester


Presenter: The Bishop of Chester [Gerald Ellison]
Musicians: The City of Chester Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Gerhardt Drechsler
Conductor: Aidan Woodcock
Arranger: David Piper
Organist: John Sanders
Soloist: John Shirley-Quirk
Presented for television by: Peter Hamilton

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

in which Billy Cotton calls Wakey-Wakey!
with Russ Conway, Kathy Kirby, Hope and Keen, Ted Rogers
Guest appearance by Ralph Reader's London Boy Scout Gang Show
Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay and The Cotton Singers
Hope and Keen are appearing in 'Fielding's Music Hall' at the Prince Charles Theatre, London
See facing page


Presenter/Bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Pianist: Russ Conway
Singer: Kathy Kirby
Comedians: Hope and Keen
Comedian: Ted Rogers
Entertainers: Ralph Reader's London Boy Scout Gang Show
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singers: The Cotton Singers
Script: Robert Gray
Staging: Malcolm Goddard
Design: Robert Macgowan
Production: Michael Hurll

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Weary Watchdog

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 and Mala Powers

Delia Street tries to help a friend suspected of murdering a blackmailer, but finds herself charged by Hamilton Burger with being an accessory to 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
Janet Brent: Mala Powers

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: The Yellow Streak

Created by A.J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Finlay
Guest star, Roddy McMillan
The series produced by arrangement with Graham Stewart
(Colette O'Neil appears by permission of the Governors of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
See facing page


Creator: A.J. Cronin
Script: Robert Banks Stewart
Script Editor: Donald Bull
Film Cameraman: James Balfour
Film Editor: Tom Poore
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Director: Julia Smith
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Sergeant Gilbey: Neil Wilson
Jim Fordyce: Roddy McMillan
Sheila Fordyce: Faith Kent
Sister: Delia Paton
Mamie: Colette O'Neil
Mrs. Crawford: Beth Boyd
Jeannie Watson: Kathleen Hill
Nurse: Sheila Conner
Gorbals woman: Ida Shuster
Sailor: Willie Payne
Carter: Douglas Cummings

: The News

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.
Tonight's programme includes:
Poet Laureate
A film study of Lord Tennyson Tennyson came into the nineteenth century as a romantic and a revolutionary. He left it as Queen Victoria's Poet Laureate and the conscience of his age. For twenty years he was obsessed by his friendship for Arthur Hallam -alive and dead.
The woods decay, the woods decay and fall,
The vapours weep their burthen to the ground,
Man comes and tills the field and lies beneath,
And after many a summer dies the swan

See page 15


Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Director (Poet Laureate): Melvyn Bragg
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Associate producer: Christopher Burstall
Producer: David Jones

: Meeting Point: The Face of Christ

Previously shown at 6.15 p.m.

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