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: Service of Remembrance

See panel and page 4
(to 11.25)

: Farming

The Weather Situation for farmers and growers followed by "Farming"
Introduced by John Cherrington

Maurice Hankey and Stephen Williams illustrate new ways of fencing, and in the studio S. Hygate joins in the discussion

Farm Visit
Humphrey Barron visits Alfie Danton, Raspberry Hill, Donemana, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: John Cherrington
Expert (Fencing): Maurice Hankey
Expert (Fencing): Stephen Williams
Panellist (Fencing): S. Hygate
Reporter (Farm Visit): Humphrey Barron
Interviewee (Farm Visit): Alife Danton
Film sequences: The BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
Film Cameraman: John Bird
Film Editor: Jim Franklin
Producer: Derek Smith

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Croeso

gan Osian Ellis i Helen Watts, Robert Thomas, Cantorion Shelley, Cerddorfa Gymreig y BBC ac i chwithau
Osian Ellis welcomes you to a programme of music from Wales, with Helen Watts, Robert Thomas, the Shelley Singers, and the BBC Welsh Orchestra, conducted by Arwel Hughes.
(BBC recording)
(All transmitters)


Presenter/Harpist: Osian Ellis
Contralto: Helen Watts
Tenor: Robert Thomas
Singers: The Shelley Singers
Musicians: The BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor: 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
Vera Telfer (London), Anthony Carr (North Wales), Martin Dakin (Essex)
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The Challengers): Vera Telfer
Panellist (The Challengers): Anthony Carr
Panellist (The Challengers): Martin Dakin
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Producer: Ned Sherrin

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Woman Hunt

starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bang! ... and Bilko is in love. The lady is rather elusive but Bilko is not one to let the grass grow under his feet.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: International Football: Hungary v West Germany

From Budapest.
In this, the first outside broadcast from Budapest, Eurovision brings you a recording of the whole of this afternoon's football international from the People's Stadium, Budapest.
It brings together two of Europe's leading national teams - Hungary v West Germany - in a match that is the return of the 1954 World Cup Final.
Presented by the Hungarian Television Service


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: News from the Zoos

Lions and Tigers at Dudley 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.
(BBC recording)


Presenter: James Fisher
Series edited and programme presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Sooty

Assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
Produced by Trevor Hill in the BBC's North of England studio


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Redgauntlet: Part 5

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
Adapter: E. J. Bell
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Music composed and conducted by: Lawrence Leonard
Alan Fairford: John Cairney
Ambrose: Harry Walker
Sfraphina Arthuret: Helena Gloag
Nanly Ewart: Roddy MacMillan
Angelica Arthuret: Marjorie Wilde
Prince Charles Edward Stuart: Brown Derby
Redgauntlet: Tom Fleming
Lilias: Claire Isbister
Darsie Latimer: Donald Douglas
Cristat Nixon: Terry Baker

: Snapshot

A film series about animals and people from all over the world.
This edition tells the astonishing story of a bird that can fly the Atlantic in thirteen days, how insects are caught on the wing, and how young game birds are protected.


Commentator: Robert Beatty
Commentator: John Arlott

: Sunday Special: It's a Wonderful World

Hugh David brings to the studio people whose work helps to make it a wonderful world.


Presenter: Hugh David
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Meeting Point: For Remembrance Day

Colin MacLean represents many people puzzled by the differing beliefs of Christians about peace and war.
He seeks an answer from The Rev. J. Fraser McLuskey, M.C., a former 'Parachute Padre' and Canon Charles Raven, a pacifist of long standing.
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Colin MacLean
Panellist: The Rev. J. Fraser McLuskey
Panellist: Canon Charles Raven

: Showtime

David Nixon introduces Showtime
Starring this week Joan Regan, Imogene Coca, Robert Harbin
with Stanley Unwin, The Television Toppers, The George Mitchell Singers.


Presenter: David Nixon
Singer: Joan Regan
Comedienne: Imogene Coca
Magician: Robert Harbin
Comedian: Stanley Unwin
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra leader: David McCallum
The Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Linking material: Alec Grahame
Linking material: David Whitaker
Settings: Marilyn Roberts
Dance Director: Sheila Delaney
Producer: Graeme Muir

: What's My Line?

Cyril Fletcher, Isobel Barnett, Louise Collins, Gilbert Harding
In the chair, Eamonn Andrews

("What's My Line?" was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman and is televised by arrangement with CBS and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Cyril Fletcher
Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Louise Collins
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Producer: Ronald Marsh

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: Where the Wind Blows

by John Gwilym Jones.
Translated from the Welsh and adapted for television by Elwyn Thomas.
[Starring] Clifford Evans, Glyn Owen, John Charlesworth and Zena Walker
The play is set in North-West Wales. It begins at the end of August 1939 and ends in the summer of 1945.
From the BBC's Welsh studio.


Author: John Gwilym Jones
Translated from the Welsh and adapted for television by: Elwyn Thomas
Producer: Emyr Humphreys
Designer: David Butcher
The Rev Edwyn Lloyd: Clifford Evans
Alis Lloyd: Helen Sessions
Their children - Huw: Glyn Owen
Their children - David: John Charlesworth
Their children - Megan: Joy Owen
Their children - Janet: Valerie Gearon
Their children - Gwladys: Zena Walker
Their children - Trevor: Peter Halliday

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.

Tonight's edition includes:
Conductor at Work
A recording of Colin Davis rehearsing a movement from a Mozart Symphony with the London Mozart Players.
Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.
(Colin Davis appears by permission of the Sadler's Wells Opera)


Presenter/Editor: Huw Wheldon
Subject/Conductor (Conductor at Work): Colin Davis
Musicians (Conductor at Work): The London Mozart Players
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Producer: Peter Newington
Associate Producer: Nancy Thomas

: The Epilogue: I Forgot

A talk by the Rev. Ronald Goulding.
Weather and Close Down


Presenter: The Rev. Ronald Goulding

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