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: The Weather Situation for farmers and growers; followed by Farming: Fertility in Farm Animals

A weekly agricultural magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by Eric Lamming.

This programme deals with the importance of obtaining the maximum fertility in cows, sheep, pigs, and poultry. A visit is also made to Dr. E. L. Rowson at the Agricultural Research Council Unit at Cambridge to examine their latest scientific findings on this subject.
In the studio J. H. Cooke, a practical farmer from Staffordshire, discusses with Eric Lamming the problems of fertility in farm animals.
Film sequences by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Eric Lamming
Guest: Dr. E. L. Rowson
Interviewee: J. H. Cooke

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Croeso (Welcome)

gfln Osian Ellis i
Marjorie Thomas, Delme Jones, Cantorion Shelley, Cerddorfa Gymreig y BBC ac i chwithau
Osian Ellis welcomes you to a programme of music from Wales with Marjorie Thomas, Delme Jones, The Shelley Singers and the BBC Welsh Orchestra.
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
(All transmitters)


Presenter/harpist: Osian Ellis
Singer: Marjorie Thomas
Baritone: Delme Jones
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
Rosamund Oswell (Bilston), Bertram Finn (Taunton), Brian Southby (Orpington)
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The Challengers): Rosamund Oswell
Panellist (The Challengers): Bertram Finn
Panellist (The Challengers): Brian Southby
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Producer: Ned Sherrin

: Magic Town

A romantic film comedy.
[Starring] James Stewart and Jane Wyman

Rip Smith is an expert on public opinion polls, and discovers a small town that accurately represents the opinion of the whole of the United States. This short cut to fame and riches proves embarrassing when he finds himself liking most of the townspeople and falling in love with one of them.


Director: Robert Riskin
Rip Smith: James Stewart
Mary Peterman: Jane Wyman
Hoopendecker: Kent Smith
Ike Sloan: Ned Sparks
Len Dicketts: Wallace Ford
Ed Weaver: Regis Toomey
Mr Twiddle: Donald Meek

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko in Outer Space

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bilko takes steps to win a poker game, but just for once he goes a little too far.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: News from the Zoos: Edinburgh

A weekly series of visits to zoos in Great Britain and in Europe.
Introduced by James Fisher.


Presenter: James Fisher
Presented by: Alan Rees
Series editor: Nicholas Crocker

: Lenny's Den

With Lenny the Lion and Terry Hall, Judy Horn, Ronnie Raymond.
See Junior Radio Times


Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Performer: Judy Horn
Performer: Ronnie Raymond
Script: Frank Roscoe
Producer: Johnny Downes

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Ventriloquism 18 November 2016

: Redgauntlet: Part 2

by Sir Walter Scott.
Adapted for television in six parts by E. J. Bell.
with Tom Fleming as Redgauntlet and John Cairney as Alan Fairford.


Author: Sir Walter Scott
Adapted for television by: E. J. Bell
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Film sequences directed by: Terry Baker
Music composed and conducted by: Lawrence Leonard
Joshua Geddes: James Copeland
Rachel Geddes: Mavis Main
Darsie Latimer: Donald Douglas
John Davies: George Davies
Cristal Nixon: Terry Baker
Redgauntlet: Tom Fleming
Alan Fairford: John Cairney
Peter Peebles: Bryden Murdoch
Mr Fairford: Leonard Maguire
A Lawyer: John Graham
Mr Tough: Jack Stewart

: Snapshot

A film series about animals and people from all over the world.
In this edition you can see a rare bird which has now returned to this country, how the danger of frost can be met, pearls in Scotland, and an unusual farm whose stock is counted in hundreds of thousands.


Commentary spoken by: Robert Beatty
Commentary spoken by: John Arlott

: Sunday Special: Nation Speaking Peace unto Nation

William Arnold, in an interview with the Rev. Glyn Parry-Jones, explains the meaning of some of the main features to be seen in the Temple of Peace, Cardiff.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio


Interviewee: William Arnold
Interviewer: The Rev. Glyn Parry-Jones
Filmed by: Bill Greenhalgh

: Meeting Point: Things They Say: 1: It's still a bestseller, But nobody reads it

Canon Eric Heaton and a group of students examine some commonly held views about the Bible.


Presenter: Canon Eric Heaton
Producer: Oliver Hunkin
Prue: Jennifer Browne
Rachel: Shirley Cooklin
Mr Maclean: Donald Morley

: News Summary

: Showtime

David Nixon introduces Showtime
Starring this week:
Georges Ulmer - The great French entertainer
The Deep River Boys - The outstanding American close harmony group
Ted Heath and his music
with Stanley Unwin, The Television Toppers, The George Mitchell Singers and The Orchestra (Leader, David McCallum)
Conducted by Eric Robinson


Presenter/magician: David Nixon
Entertainer: Georges Ulmer
Singers: The Deep River Boys
Musician: Ted Heath
Comedian: Stanley Unwin
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
[Orchestra] conducted by: Eric Robinson
Linking material: Alec Grahame
Linking material: David Whitaker
Settings: Eileen Diss
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: The Pohutukawa Tree

A new play from New Zealand by Bruce Mason.

In New Zealand the Pohutukawa Tree is well known to have a legendary significance in the life of the Maori people. The play is set in Te Parenga, a beach settlement on the Hauraki Gulf, about forty miles from Auckland. The time is the present.


Writer: Bruce Mason
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: John Jacobs
Queenie Mataira: Hermione Gregory
Roy McDowell: Noel Trevarthen
The Rev Athol Sedgwick: Philip Latham
Aroha Mataira: Hira Tauwhare
Johnny Mataira: Norman Florence
Mrs Atkinson: Madge Ryan
Sylvia Atkinson: Bridget Armstrong
Mr Atkinson: Redmond Phillips
George Rawlings: Terence Bayler
Dr Lomas: Newton Blick
Claude Johnson: Lloyd Lamble
Mrs Johnson: Lesley Jackson
John Dexter, Sergeant of Police: Jerold Wills

: News Summary

: Max Jaffa

The Trio
Max Jaffa (violin), Reginald Kilbey (cello), Jack Byfield (piano) and The Linden Singers
Conductor, William Llewellyn


Presenter/violinist: Max Jaffa
Cellist: Reginald Kilbey
Pianist: Jack Byfield
Singers: The Linden Singers
Conductor: William Llewellyn
Producer: Christian Simpson

: The Epilogue

A thought for St. Luke's Day by a surgeon.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio
Weather and Close Down


Presenter: A surgeon [name uncredited]

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