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: The Weather Situation for farmers and growers; followed by: Farming

A weekly agricultural magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by John Cherrington.

The Seventh World Ploughing Contest
Champion ploughmen from all over the world have been competing at Armoy. Co. Antrim. Northern Ireland, and the highlights of this international contest are shown.

John Hawkins introduces the second of his films dealing with round and round ploughing with mounted ploughs.

Farm Visit
Peter Anderson visits the farm of R. W. Hutchinson, Pallet Stone Farm, near Barnard Castle, Co. Durham.

Film sequences by the BBC's Northern Ireland and Agricultural Film Units


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (Ploughing): John Hawkins
Item presenter (Farming): Peter Anderson
Interviewee (Farming): R. W. Hutchinson
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: O Sul I Sul

Newyddion am Gymru a Chymry.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)

: Croeso (Welcome)

gan Osian Ellis
Heather Harper, Kenneth Bowen, Cantorion Shelley
Cerddorfa Gymreig y BBC ac i chwithau
Osian Ellis welcomes you to a programme of music from Wales, with Heather Harper, Kenneth Bowen, The Shelley Singers, and the BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)


Presenter/harpist: Osian Ellis
Soprano: Heather Harper
Singer: Kenneth Bowen
Singers: The Shelley Singers
Musicians: The BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Arwel Hughes
Music associate: Alwyn Jones
Designer: Alan Taylor
Producer: Gethyn Stoodley Thomas

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest based on the popular sound programme 'What Do You Know?'.
Each week a team of challengers competes against the resident team.
This week:
The Residents
Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
The Challengers
Ethel Turner (Southampton), Albert Mackie (Edinburgh), Dudley Whitehouse (Chepstow)
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The Challengers): Ethel Turner
Panellist (The Challengers): Albert Mackie
Panellist (The Challengers): Dudley Whitehouse
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Producer: Ned Sherrin

: Olympic Games Preview: International Athletics

Direct from The Olympic Stadium in Rome.
Athletes from all over Europe, Including a strong team from Great Britain, take part in an international meeting to try out the track on which they will be competing in next year's Olympia Games.
Programme presented by the Italian Television Service


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Commentator: Norris McWhirter

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Ape Man

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bilko discovers a new Tarzan, and Doberman makes a monkey out at Colonel Hall.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: News from the Zoos: Munich

Animals Abroad make this week's News from the Zoos
A weekly series of visits to zoos in Great Britain and in Europe.
Introduced by James Fisher.
The Geo-Zoo at Munich borders on the River Isar and is set in fine wooded parkland criss-crossed with waterways. It is called a Geo-Zoo because the animals are grouped geographically, each area representing one of the five continents of the world. This programme deals with the wild-life of Africa.
(An edited recording of a programme, 'The Cape to the Sahara', transmitted this summer by the Bavarian Television Service)


Presenter: James Fisher
Producer: Friedrich Sauer
Series editor: Nicholas Crocker

: Sooty Returns

with Sweep and Harry Corbett.


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett

: Redgauntlet: Part 1

by Sir Walter Scott.
Adapted in six parts by E. J. Bell.

With Tom Fleming as Redgauntlet and John Cairney as Alan Fairford


Author: Sir Walter Scott
Adapter: E. J. Bell
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Mounted sequences: Terry Baker
Music composed and conducted by: Lawrence Leonard
Alan Fairford: John Cairney
Darsie Latimer: Donald Douglas
Mr Fairford: Leonard Maguire
James Wilkinson: Brown Derby
Redgauntlet: Tom Fleming
Mabel Moffat: Maisie MacFarquhar
Cristal Nixon: Terry Baker
Lilias Redgauntlet: Claire Isbister
Joshua Geddes: James Copeland
Rachel Geddes: Mavis Main
Mr Crossbite: John Dunbar

: Snapshot

The first of a film series about animals and people in many parts of the world.
This week you can see Saanen goats, lighthouses, herons that live in the middle of London, and the work of caring for the health of animals.
See Junior Radio Times


Commentary: John Arlott
Commentary: Robert Beatty

: Sunday Special

The Rev. Frank Roe asks What makes Sunday different from any other day? What's so 'special' about it?
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Presenter: The Rev. Frank Roe
Presented by: Kenneth Savidge

: All Good Gifts Around Us

An Act of Thanksgiving for Harvest Home and the Work of our Hands.
Conducted by the Rev. J. L. Dow Minister of Cartsburn-Augustine Parish Church, Greenock.
With representative members of his congregation.
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Service conducted by: The Rev. J. L. Dow

: News Summary

: Showtime

David Nixon introduces Showtime
starring this week:
Richard Hearne in a misadventure of 'Mr. Pastry'
Mata and Hari - America's most sensational comedy dance team making their second appearance
with Stanley Unwin, The Television Toppers, The George Mitchell Singers, The Orchestra
(Leader, David McCallum)
Conducted by Eric Robinson


Presenter/magician: David Nixon
Mr Pastry: Richard Hearne
Comic dancers: Mata and Hari
Comedian: Stanley Unwin
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
[Orchestra] conductor: Eric Robinson
Linking material: Alec Grahame
Linking material: David Whitaker
Settings: Marilyn Roberts
Dance Director: Sheila Delaney
Producer: Graeme Muir

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game.
With Isobel Barnett, Gilbert Harding, Louise Collins, Cyril Fletcher.
In the chair, Eamonn Andrews


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: Louise Collins
Panellist: Cyril Fletcher
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Producer: Ronald Marsh

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: Against the Stream

by Luigi Pirandello.
Adapted for television by Barry Thomas.
[Starring] Victor Rietti with Walter Hudd, Ellen Pollock and John Charlesworth
Suite No. 1 Walton Polka; Waltz; Swiss Yodelling Song; Tarantell Victor Rietti
The year is 1929. The place, a small town in Southern Italy.
Guitar music played by Bert Weedon


Author: Luigi Pirandello
Adapter: Barry Thomas
English version: Facade
Producer: John Warrington
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Guitarist: Bert Weedon
Signor Direttore: Walter Hudd
Cinquemani: Erik Chitty
Professor Toti: Victor Rietti
Marianna: Ellen Pollock
Lillna: Carolle Denzil
Giacomino: John Charlesworth
Rosa: Brenda Dunrich
Father Landolina: Robert Rietty
Rosaria: Pauline Letts
Filomena: Gladys Spencer

: News Summary

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.
Introduced by Peter Newington.


Presenter: Peter Newington
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Producer: Peter Newington

: The Epilogue: Whose Choice?

A talk by The Very Rev. W. R. Matthews, Dean of St. Paul's.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Presenter: The Very Rev. W. R. Matthews

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