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: O Sul I Sul

(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Yma Daeth Rhufain

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(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 13.50)

: The Weather Situation for farmers and growers; followed by Farming: Special Grower's edition

Introduced by Richard Martyr.

French Gardening: Harry Hoggan visits David Lowe's market garden at Musselburgh to see intensive cropping of early vegetables.

Strawberries: R.W. Marsh and Dr. C. Bould of Long Ashton Research Station, discuss strawberry cultivation with special reference to nutrition and disease.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Richard Martyr
Reporter (French Gardening): Harry Hoggan
Interviewee (French Gardening): David Lowe
Speaker (Strawberries): R.W. Marsh
Speaker (Strawberries): Dr. C. Bould
Film Sequences: The BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
Film Editor: Macdonald Martin
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: News Review

Seven Days in Twenty-five Minutes
Recalling this week's outstanding events on film with personalities, reports, and expert analysis from studios at home and abroad.
Introduced by Richard Baker.


Presenter: Richard Baker

: With Malice Towards One

[Starring] Bette Davis
A spinster accountant with ambitions as a writer hears one of her stories sharply criticised by a magazine editor. That is reason enough for her malice - and she vents it not with a pen but a gun.
A film in the Star Choice Series


Miss Burrows: Bette Davis

: The Yankee Clipper

A specially edited sound version of Cecil B. de Mille's early silent film classic, starring William Boyd and Eleanor Fayre.
This thrilling story of the high seas has all the lavish spectacle associated with the name de Mille. It includes what are perhaps the most exciting sequences of a sailing ship battling against a typhoon that have ever been filmed. Its star was later to achieve even greater fame and wider popularity as Bill Boyd, who plays the beloved cowboy, Hopalong Cassidy.


Producer: Cecil B. de Mille
Captain Hal Winslow: William Boyd
Lady Jocelyn Huntington: Eleanor Fayre

: The Brains Trust

The members this week are: Sir Miles Thomas, Barbara Wootton, Lady James, Ely Devons.
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
(A sound recording can be heard in the Home Service on Tuesday at 4.0)


Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Panellist: Sir Miles Thomas
Panellist: Barbara Wootton
Panellist: Lady James
Panellist: Ely Devons
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Zoo Quest in Paraguay: 1: Butterfly Blizzards and Armadillos

David Attenborough begins the story of his search for rare and interesting animals in the tropical swamps, forests, and plains of central South America. This week he shows film of his encounter with swarms of butterflies, with toucans and hangnest birds, and brings some of the animals to the studio.
(Previously shown on March 20)


Presenter/Producer: David Attenborough
Filmed by: Charles Lagus
Film Editor: Robert Walter
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Studio Direction: Brian Branston

: Children's Television: The Thrilling Adventures of Captain Pugwash and Stowaway Tom

An animated cartoon
Written and drawn by John Ryan
Storyteller, Peter Hawkins
(BBC recording)


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

: Children's Television: Great Expectations: Part 11

by Charles Dickens
Adapted for television in thirteen parts by P.D. Cummins

The story so far:
Magwitch is no longer safe in England. Herbert and Pip decide to row him down the river and put him aboard a ship as soon as possible. Pip tells Magwitch he will go with him. Miss Havisham sends for Pip and promises to help Herbert; her dress catches fire, and though Pip beats out the flames, she dies of shock. On his return, he learns that Magwitch once had a wife and baby daughter of whom he lost all trace. He realises that Magwitch is Estella's father, and that Molly, Jaggers' housekeeper, is her mother.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: P.D. Cummins
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Designer: Richard Henry
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Pip: Dinsdale Landen
Mr. Jaggers: Keneth Thornett
Mr. Wemmick: Ronald Ibbs
Herbert: Colin Jeavons
Porter: Edward Palmer
Orlick: Richard Warner
Compeyson: Robert Mooney
Landlord: James Bree
Startop: Roger Kemp
Young man: William Patenall

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Professor Foster Investigates: Saints on a Chinese Gravestone

From the BBC's television studio in Scotland
(to 18.20)


Presenter: Professor Foster

: Meeting Point: The Way Back: 1: What does it feel like the day you come out of prison?

The first of two programmes about people who are up against society and new pilot schemes by which they are being helped with George Scott, Merfyn Turner and A Queen's Counsel.


Panellist: George Scott
Panellist: Merfyn Turner
Panellist: A Queen's Counsel [name uncredited]
Film cameraman: Charles Parnell
Film editor: Ken Bilton
Arranged by: John Owen Jones
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
With Giuseppe Campora, Yvette Chauvire, Gyorgy Cziffra, Elisabeth Soderstrom, David Blair.
The Royal Opera House Orchestra
(Leader, Charles Taylor)
Assistant conductor, Marcus Dods

(Giuseppe Campora, Yvette Chauvire, and Gyorgy Cziffra appear by arrangement with S.A. Gorlinsky Ltd.; Elisabeth Soderstrom by arrangement with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera; David Blair and the Royal Opera House Orchestra by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)


Presenter/Conductor: Eric Robinson
Tenor: Giuseppe Campora
Dancer: Yvette Chauvire
Pianist: Gyorgy Cziffra
Soprano: Elisabeth Soderstrom
Dancer: David Blair
Musicians: The Royal Opera House Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Charles Taylor
Assistant Conductor: Marcus Dods
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: The Philadelphia Story

A comedy by Philip Barry.
[Starring] Elizabeth Sellars, Michael Craig, David Knight, Paul Massie

With Perlita Neilson, Barbara Shelley and Alan Gifford
The action takes place in the course of twenty-four hours at Seth Lord's house near Philadelphia in the present year.
(Michael Craig appears by arrangement with the Rank Organisation; Paul Massie by arrangement with Associated British Picture Corporation, Ltd.)


Writer: Philip Barry
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Tracy Lord: Elizabeth Sellars
Dinah Lord: Perlita Neilson
Margaret Lord: Madge Ryan
Alexander (Sandy) Lord: Paul Massie
Thomas: Arthur Ridley
William (Uncle Willie) Tracy: Alan Gifford
Elizabeth (Liz) Imbrie: Barbara Shelley
Macaulay (Mike) Connor: David Knight
George Kittredge: Stuart Nichol
C.K. Dexter Haven: Michael Craig
Seth Lord: John McLaren
Elsie: Edna McKenzie
Edward: Bryan Kendrick
Dr. Parsons: Nicholas Grimshaw

: A Canadian in Britain: Letter from Oxford

A young Canadian student begins his University career at Oxford and finds his life to be full of surprises.
A National Film Board of Canada production

: On Getting About Again

A second talk in which Gilbert Harding looks back and looks forward...


Presenter: Gilbert Harding
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: The Epilogue

The Hon. Patrick Maitland, M.P., the Master of Lauderdale, talks about first thoughts on waking.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Presenter: The Hon. Patrick Maitland

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