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: Seeing and Believing: Three Voices

The seventeenth century speaks to the twentieth century through Henry Vaughan
Bishop Thomas Ken, Thomas Traherne.
Singers, Boys of Tiffin School, Kingston-Upon-Thames
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall


Narrator: Michael Turner
Reader: Roger Delgado
Reader: John Graham
Reader: Richard Leech
Singers: Boys of Tiffin School
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Growth and Play: 1: The Importance of Play

by Molly Brearley, Principal of the Froebel Institute of Education.
Programmes for parents about children.
Introduced by Tony Gibson.
A BBC Educational broadcast
Repeated on Tuesday at 11.10 p.m.


Presenter: Tony Gibson
Guest: Molly Brearley
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Ten Modern Artists: 1: Henri Matisse 1869-1954

An introduction to twentieth-century painting and sculpture by David Sylvester.
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: David Sylvester
Producer: Michael Gill

: KYC 64: 1: How the Engine Works

Know your car - and get the best out of it.
Introduced by John F. Miles and Anthony Marsh.
A BBC Educational broadcast
(to 13.00)


Presenter: John F. Miles
Presenter: Anthony Marsh
Animations: Eric Ilett
Producer: Stanley Hyland

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: The Car's the Star 13 May 2016

: Ddoe Heddiw

Owen Edwards yn cyflwyno rhai pigion o raglenni'r wythnos
Cynhyrchiad UNED HEDDIW
Topical magazine.


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: Gardening Club

An Outside Broadcast from the Gardening Club Garden Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Percy Thrower with Ronald Smith, Aberdeen and Ronald Sidwell, Vale of Evesham
Climbers, trailers, and plants to scramble through trees and shrubs including honeysuckle (lonicera), clematis montana, and large hybrid clematis
Planting asparagus crowns in trenches
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Ronald Smith
Guest: Ronald Sidwell
Producer: Paul Morby

: Farming

Derek Barber and John Nix look at some typical holdings and discuss their future with the farmers in the light of the recent Price Review and other recent developments.
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: Derek Barber
Presenter: John Nix
Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Z Cars: I Mean... Where Does it Stop?

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

Jock Weir finds that being a policeman doesn't stop when he goes off duty, particularly if he has a girl friend with shady connections.


Writer: John Hopkins
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Film Sequences - Film Cameraman: Kenneth Westbury
Film Sequences - Film Editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Script Editor: Robert Barr
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Robin Midgley

: Film Matinee presenting: Best of the Badmen

A Western.
[Starring] Robert Ryan and Claire Trevor
Six months after the end of the Civil War strife still reigned in Arizona and the 'carpet-baggers' grew rich out of chaos. This is the story of Jeff Clanton, an Army officer who was forced to turn outlaw in order to obtain justice.
Directed by William D. Russell


Director: William D. Russell
Jeff Clanton: Robert Ryan
Lily Fowler: Claire Trevor
Bob Younger: Jack Buetel
Matthew Fowler: Robert Preston
'Doc' Butcher: Walter Brennan
Cole Younger: Bruce Cabot

: Captain Pugwash: Home Grown

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

Flowers, vegetables, and pirates don't really mix well, but for once domesticity in the ship Black Pig pays off.
Storyteller, Peter Hawkins


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

: Martin Chuzzlewit: Episode 12

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

In which Jonas says farewell to Tigg Montague and forces are joined to apprehend a murderer.

(Fern Warner is appearing in "The Diplomats" at the Westminster Theatre, London)


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Music composed by: John Hotchkis
Film Cameraman: James Balfour
Film Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Joan Craft
Jonas Chuzzlewit: Alex Scott
Nadgett: Blake Butler
Pecksniff: Richard Pearson
Tigg Montague: Peter Bayliss
Ruth Pinch: Fern Warner
Tom Pinch: John Quentin
Martin: Gary Raymond
Mark Tapley: Tom Watson
John Westlock: Jeremy Burnham
Mercy: Anna Middleton
Lewsome: John Golightly
Mrs. Gamp: Angela Baddeley
Mrs. Prig: Kathleen Harrison
Old Martin: Barry Jones
Chuffey: Harold Scott

: Wells Fargo: A Fistful of Pride

Adventures of Dale Robertson as Special Agent Jim Hardie.
With Jack Ging and Eddie Albert

Once a champion prizefighter, Bonzo Croydon is now a drunken has-been, and when he makes a comeback fight Jim Hardie has reason to suspect that the result has been fixed.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson
Beau McCloud: Jack Ging
Bonzo Croydon: Eddie Albert

: Meeting Point: John Betjeman's ABC of Churches: 5: M N O

John Betjeman invites you to join him and the Outside Broadcast cameras as he continues his alphabetical tour of churches and visits Minstead, Northleach and Ottery St. Mary.
From the West
Repeated tonight at 10.40


Presenter: John Betjeman
Producer: Kenneth Savidge

: Sunday Story: John Mark: Part 1: In the Olive Garden

A story of Easter told by John Le Mesurier.


Storyteller: John Le Mesurier
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Songs of Praise

from New Kilpatrick Parish Church Bearsden, Glasgow.
with united local church choirs and congregations
and the New Kilpatrick Young Singers
Conductor, Tryphena Nixon
Introduced and conducted by The Rev. Ian Pitt-Watson.


Singers: The New Kilpatrick Young Singers
Conductor, Tryphena Nixon Organist: Harry MacGill
Soloist: Helen McArthur
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. W. G. D. MacLennan
Presenter/conductor: The Rev. Ian Pitt-Watson
Producer: Ronald Falconer

: 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, Dorothy Baker
(The Black and White Minstrel Show is at the Victoria Palace, London)


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
Singer: Dorothy Baker
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 Lurid Letter

A film series.
Starring Raymond Burr as the famous lawyer-investigator created by Erle Stanley Gardner.
With William Hopper, Edgar Buchanan, Mona Freeman

Perry Mason interrupts a fishing holiday to help a schoolteacher victimised by smalltown prejudice.
See page 14


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Paul Drake: William Hopper
Judge Edward Daley: Edgar Buchanan
Jane Wardman: Mona Freeman

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Without the City

Created by A.J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Finlay
Guest stars, Jenny Laird, Simon Lack


Creator: A.J. Cronin
Script: Guy Morgan
Script: Doreen Montgomery
Script Editor: Donald Bull
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Director: Gerard Glaister
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Annie Donald: Mairhi Russell
Fanny Wishart: Jenny Laird
Jamie Donald: John Grieve
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Jock Stoddart: Simon Lack
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Granma: Daphne Heard
Margit Stoddart: Elizabeth Wallace
Kitty Stoddart: Loretta Parry
Tommy Stoddart: Andrew Cook
Mrs. Lambie: Betty Henderson
Mrs. Trotter: Eveline Garrett
Sergeant Mackie: Michael Collins
Ian Jarvis: Ian Gardiner
P.C. Dow: Iain Sinclair
Reverend Duncan: James Urquhart

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Gerard Glaister 18 September 2016

: The News

: Dig This Rhubarb

With Tony Beckley, Terence Brady, Marian Diamond, Andrew Downie, John Fortune, John Gower, William Holmes, Bronwen Williams.
(Terence Brady is in "Beyond the Fringe" at the Fortune Theatre; John Gower in "Oh What a Lovely War" at Wyndham's Theatre, London)


Music arranged and conducted by: Alfred Ralston
Designer: Gordon Toms
Script Editor: Nicholas Garland
Director: Bill Hays
Associate Producer: Charles Chilton
Producer: Antony Jay
Performer: Tony Beckley
Performer: Terence Brady
Performer: Marian Diamond
Performer: Andrew Downie
Performer: John Fortune
Performer: John Gower
Performer: William Holmes
Performer: Bronwen Williams

: Meeting Point

Previously shown at 6.15 p.m.

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