A RADIO & TV TOUR
Behind the scenes . .
Six young representatives of the "look and listen" groups in the Catholic Radio and TV Apostolate have been spending a week at the Catholic Radio and TV Centre, Hatch End, Middlesex.
As the guests of Fr. Agnellus Andrew, 0.F.M., they were 'aken round sound and television studios, introduced to the stars behind the favourite programmes, and given a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes before the public tunes in.
Phyllis Blakely and Michael McKeown represented Belfast and Newry; Alisa Sinclair came from Blackpool, Judith Wilson from Harrogate, Laurence Halley from Portsmouth, and John Roach from Scotland.
It's all eyes on the control panel in the producers' gallery. These youngsters have taken up "looking and listening" as an apostolate to
Over two thousand teenagers in Britain are taking part in the Catholic Radio and TV apostolatc.
make sure things don't gel hopelessly out of control as far as truth and beauty and goodness is concerned.
They help to spread news and views about forthcoming Catholicinterest programmes so that when the show finally goes on the air or on TV. it has its biggest-possible audience.
They also watch and discuss programmes like critics-meting out credit where it is due (that often brings a repeat), and making a no-nonsense condemnation when necessary (this can squash tripe).
They work as part of a body, not as lone agitators. They realise that if they go about their job the right way, the careless, the "outof-touch", even the lapsed, may be brought hack to Christ by hearing the right radio programme or seeing an enlightening telly production.
Every month, in town and country, they can be seen distributing copies of "Annunciation: The Catholic TV News". This
brightly produced illustrated monthly paper gives full details about Catholic programmes when they can be heard or seen, and why they should be tuned into.