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A United Free Church Service, in Welsh, for St. David's Day from Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Church. Cardiff, conducted by the Revs. R. J. Jones and Morgan R. Mainwaring.
Preacher, the Rev. D. Myrddin Davies.

Gwasanaeth Undebol o Gapel y Tabernacl, Caerdydd, dan arweiniad y Parchedigion R. J. Jones, Morgan Mainwaring. a Myrddin Davies
Gweddi arweiniol
Emyn: O Nefol addfwyn Oen (Ton, Rhosymedre)
Darllen: Daniel 9, vv. 3-10. 16-19:
1 Pedr 2, vv. 5-9
Emyn: O lesu mawr, rho D'anian bur (Ton, Lief)
Emyn: lesu. lesu, 'rwyt Ti'n ddigon (Ton, Caersalem)
Pregeth gan y Parch D. Myrddin Davies
Emyn: Y mae'r dyddiau'n dod i ben (Ton, Llanfair)
See 'Television Diary' on facing page
(to 12.00)


Service conducted by:
The Rev. R. J. Jones
Service conducted by:
The Rev. Morgan R. Mainwaring
The Rev. D. Myrddin Davies
E. J. Richards

How the game is played in different parts of the country followed by a Challenge Match.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.

The Sky By Night
by J. G. Porter.

Children's Newsreel

The Appleyards: 9: Presents for the New House
A family serial by Philip Burton.
(Previously televised last Thursday)

(to 17.55)


Presenter (Hopscotch):
Huw Wheldon
Presenter (The Sky By Night):
J. G. Porter
Writer (The Appleyards):
Philip Burton
Settings (The Appleyards):
Michael Yates
Producer (The Appleyards):
Naomi Capon
Mrs. Appleyard:
Constance Fraser
John Appleyard:
David Edwards
Janet Appleyard:
Tessa Clarke
Tom Appleyard:
Derek Rowe
Margaret Appleyard:
Patricia Fryer
Ronnie Grant:
Robert Dickens
John Garley
Will Atkins:
Anthony Wager

Ghislaine Alexander, Barbara Kelly, Jerry Desmonde, Gilbert Harding trying to find the answers and Eamonn Andrews to see fair play.
('What's My Line?' was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman and is presented by arrangement with C.B.S. of America and Maurice Winnick)


Ghislaine Alexander
Barbara Kelly
Jerry Desmonde
Gilbert Harding
Eamonn Andrews
Devised by:
Mark Goodson
Devised by:
Bill Todman
Presented by:
T. Leslie Jackson

A play by P.H. Burton

The author writes: The title of the play is taken from the opening words of Dante's "Inferno": "In the middle of our life's journey I found myself in a dark wood because the straight way was lost." It tells of the crisis in the life of a young revivalist, David Rowlands. At the height of his fame he comes to preach in Llanddewi, a steel-town in South Wales. The play opens on a Saturday night, when his arrival in the town is eagerly awaited. He is to stay at the home of the Rev. John Roberts, whose wife, Ann, twelve years younger than her husband, is very strongly attracted to David; it transpires later that David is equally attracted to her.
A secondary theme is a political one: a local strike is imminent, and William Powell, the Communist leader of the Llanddewi branch of the steelworkers' union, feels that the visit of David Rowlands has been engineered by Henry Morgan, the manager of the steelworks, in the hope of influencing the men against striking.
A third, and the most important theme, tells of a growing conflict in the mind of David Rowlands: "I love power. When I am in the pulpit I revel in my power over the congregation, like a demagogue, like an actor. Every time that magic moment comes when I feel them in my hand to do with as I like, I am drunk with power... Spiritual power must come from spiritual grace... I am not worthy to be God's minister."
This third theme drew an interesting comment from a Welsh friend of mine, after I had finished writing the play. He told me this story of a well-known Welsh preacher of our own century: a member of his congregation said to him, "You preached a wonderful sermon this morning," and the preacher replied, "Yes, the Devil has already told me that."

(Second performance: Thursday at 7.0)

[Photo caption] John Roberts (David Markham) and his wife (Rachel Gurney) greet the visiting revivalist (David Peel)


P.H. Burton
Ian Atkins
Alan Bromly
Settings Designer:
James Bould
Ann Roberts:
Rachel Gurney
Mrs. Williams:
Rachel Thomas
Mrs. Roberts:
Lilian Christine
John Roberts:
David Markham
William Powell:
Meredith Edwards
David Rowlands:
David Peel
Henry Morgan:
Roddy Hughes
Idris Williams:
Howell Davies

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