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: Out of Doors

Introduced by Sir Stephen Tallents.

From Wales
Ifan O. Williams visits Dyffryn Farm, in the mountains of Snowdonia, to meet Esme Kirby, who describes some of the difficulties of farming at a high altitude and shows cattle and sheep that thrive in these conditions.

4.30 From Surbiton, Surrey
Percy Thrower looks at the lawn and shows ways to repair worn patches, how to tackle the weeds, and gives some advice on mowing.


Presenter: Sir Stephen Tallents
Item presenter (From Wales): Ifan O. Williams
Farmer (From Wales): Esme Kirkby
Presented by (From Wales): David J. Thomas
Item presenter (From Surbiton, Surrey): Percy Thrower
Presented by (From Surbiton, Surrey): Bill Duncalf

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

Let's Go Climbing
Viewers are invited to come to one of the crags of Snowdonia to see what to do and what not to do when climbing this summer.

The Girl at the Window
A play by P. D. Cummins based on the ballet 'Coppelia'.
(Previously televised last Thursday)

(to 18.00)


Commentator (Let's Go Climbing): Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presented by (Let's Go Climbing): David J. Thomas
Writer (The Girl at the Window): P. D. Cummins
Producer (The Girl at the Window): Dorothea Brooking
Settings (The Girl at the Window): Stewart Marshall
Dr. Coppelius: Oliver Burt
Old Anna: Evelyn Moore
Margareta: Maureen Pryor
Swanilda: Ann Summers
Nettchen: Anna Walmsley
Frantz, betrothed to Swanilda: Maurice Kaufmann
Waldo betrothed to Nettchen: Andrew Downie
The Mechanical Toys: Coppelia: Isla Richardson
The Mechanical Toys: Old Gentleman: Claude Bonser
The Mechanical Toys: Chinaman: Low Ping
The Mechanical Toys: Sambo: Tamba Allenby

: Last Week's Newsreels

repeated at the following times:
Monday's edition, 6.30 app.
Tuesday's edition, 6.44 app.
Wednesday's edition, 6.58 app.
Thursday's edition, 7.12 app.
Friday's edition, 7.26 app.
followed by Weather Chart and Interlude

: What's My Line?

with Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, David Nixon and Gilbert Harding trying to find the answers and Ron Randell 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)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: David Nixon
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Ron Randell
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: Dicky Leeman

: Witch Wood

by John Buchan
Adapted as a play for television by Donald Wilson
(See below)
(Second performance: Thursday at 9.20 p.m.)

The action of the play takes place in the Scottish Lowlands in the year 1645.


Author: John Buchan
Adapted by: Donald Wilson
Producer: Dennis Vance
Director: Chloe Gibson
Production Designer: Barry Learoyd
The Rev. David Sempill: Tom Fleming
The Rev. Mungo Muirhead: Moultrie Kelsall
Ephraim Caird of Chasehope: Alastair Hunter
The Rev. Ebenezer Proudfoot of Bold: John Sharplin
Isobel: Jean Cadell
The Rev. James Fordyce: John Rae
Mark Kerr: John Laurie
James Graham, Marquis of Montrose: Patrick Troughton
Amos Ritchie: Jack Lambert
Nicholas Hawkshaw of Calidon: Jack Stewart
Kaitrine: Maureen O'Reilly
Peter Pennecuik: James Urquhart
Alexander Sprot: James Roughead
Jean Morrison: Margaret Gordon
Thomas Spotswood: Frank Forsyth
Mirren: Yvonne Jacques
Messenger: John Breslin
Alison: Christie Humphrey
Muirhead's servant: Angus Neill
First woman: Anna Welsh
Second woman: Dorothy Smith
Kincaid: Norman Fraser
Bessie Todd: Margaret Boyd
Mistress Saintserf: Janet Barrow

: Theodore Bikel

Songs with guitar.


Singer/guitarist: Theodore Bikel

: The Epilogue: Fact and Faith

The second programme in this series deals with the migration of birds and the guidance of God.
An excerpt from the Fact and Faith film 'Dust or Destiny' is introduced by the Rev. A. W. Goodwin Hudson, Vicar of St. Mary Magdalene, Highbury, and Director of the South American Missionary Society.


Presenter: The Rev. A. W. Goodwin Hudson

: News

(sound only)

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