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

Introduced by John Harris

John Harris, livestock editor of the Farmer and Stock-breeder, investigates both the traditional and new ways of choosing beef bulls.
Visits are made to the Milk Marketing Board's Bull Rearing Unit, Chippenham, Wiltshire; the Ministry of Agriculture's Experimental Husbandry Farm, Rosemaund, Herefordshire; the North of Scotland Agricultural College, Aberdeen, and to T. H. Brewis, Kelso, Roxburghshire.
Dr. Alan Robertson, James Biggar, Edward Bowden, and Ben Coutts
(BBC recording)


Presenter: John Harris
Panellist: Dr. Alan Robertson
Panellist: James Biggar
Panellist: Edward Bowden
Panellist: Ben Coutts
Producer: Derek Smith

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Croeso

gan Osian Ellis i Eileen Price, Trevor Anthony, Cantorion Shelley
Cerddorfa Gymreig y BBC ac i chwithau
Osian Ellis welcomes you to a programme of music from Wales.
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
(All transmitters)


Presenter/Harpist: Osian Ellis
Singer: Eileen Price
Singer: Trevor Anthony
Singers: Cantorion Shelley [Shelley Singers]
Conductor: Arwel Hughes
Producer: Gethyn Stoodley Thomas

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest.
This week:
The Residents - Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
The Challengers - Phyllis Hartnoll, F. Eldon Smith, Tom Sinclair
Chairman - Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The Challengers): Phyllis Hartnoll
Panellist (The Challengers): F. Eldon Smith
Panellist (The Challengers): Tom Sinclair
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Producer: Ned Sherrin

: Bachelor Knight

[Starring] Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple
A gay film comedy with Myrna Loy as the judge and Cary Grant in the dock.


Judge Margaret Turner: Myrna Loy
Dick Nugent: Cary Grant
Susan Turner: Shirley Temple

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko the Butler

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: News from the Zoos

This week: Birds of the Tropics at Chester
Introduced by James Fisher.
(BBC recording)


Presenter: James Fisher
Presented by: Ray Lakeland
Series Editor: Nicholas Crocker

: Sooty

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


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: The Young Lady from London: Part 1

A comedy for television in six parts.
Written and produced by Rex Tucker.
(Oliver Burt is in 'The Complaisant Lover' at the Globe Theatre, London)
See Junior Radio Times


Writer/producer: Rex Tucker
Anne Castaldini's dresses designed and wardrobe supervised by: Elizabeth Agombar
Make-up supervised by: Christine Hillcoat
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Jane Holland: Anne Castaldini
Anna Kortzeroth: Anne Castaldini
Lucy: Lorraine Peters
Robert: Barry MacGregor
Penelope Hamilton-Huntley: Noel Dyson
Sir Hugo Masterman: Norman Shelley
Lucien Lunel: Randal Kinkead
Marlene: Patricia Fryer
Betty: Pauline Herbert
Lilian: Margaret McCourt
Aristide Klipfel: Hugh David
Otto: Steve Plytas
Konstantin Jesky: Oliver Burt
Compere (Vera Dean): Hannah Watt
Other parts played by: Vivienne Lacy
Other parts played by: Diane Marshall
Other parts played by: Gretel Melbourn
Other parts played by: Virginia Holt

: Snapshot

A film series about animals and people from all over the world.
This edition shows Shetland ponies, strange bats, the swans of Abbotsbury, and a visit to Maxwell Knight and his unusual pets.


Interviewee: Maxwell Knight
Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: Robert Beatty

: Sunday Special: Where Do You Live?

Your town's coat of arms has a meaning and history as shown by David Christie-Murray.
(BBC recording)


Presenter: David Christie-Murray
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Nesau at Dduw

Myfyrdod a mawl dan arweiniad y Parch Geoffrey O. Rees
Recordiwyd yr emynau gan Gantorion Cymreig y BBC
(Meditation and praise conducted by the Rev. Geoffrey O. Rees)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace only)

(to 18.35)


Service conducted by: The Rev. Geoffrey O. Rees

: Meeting Point: Learning to Earning

The Rev. John Ragg, Social and Industrial Adviser to the Bishop of Bristol, talks about his work among Bristol school leavers.
Also taking part:
John Rowthorn, Careers Master of a Secondary Modern School
Godfrey Noble, An assistant Personnel Manager
Introduced by Kenneth Hudson.
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Panellist: The Rev. John Ragg
Panellist: John Rowthorn
Panellist: Godfrey Noble
Presenter: Kenneth Hudson
Film cameraman: Jim Saunders
Film editor: Keith Hopkins
Producer: Kenneth Savidge

: Showtime

David Nixon introduces Showtime
Starring this week: Alfred Drake, Rikki Fulton, Pia Beck and her Trio, Stanley Unwin, The George Mitchell Singers.
See page 4


Presenter: David Nixon
Singer: Alfred Drake
Comedian: Rikki Fulton
Band: Pia Beck and her Trio
Comedian: Stanley Unwin
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
[The Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
[The Orchestra] conducted by: Eric Robinson
Linking material: Alec Grahame
Linking material: David Whitaker
Settings: Audley Southcott
Producer: Graeme Muir

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game, with Isobel Barnett, Gilbert Harding, Helen Cherry, Cyril Fletcher.
In the chair, Eamonn Andrews

(Devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman and televised by arrangement with CBS and Maurice Winnick)
(See page 5)


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

: Sunday-Night Theatre: The Velvet Alley

(See top of page and page 7)
(Sam Wanamaker appears by permission of the Governors of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon)

by Rod Serling.
[starring] Sam Wanamaker
with Patrick Allen, George Pravda, Jacqueline Hill, and Ted Allan.

The action takes place in New York and Hollywood, and covers a span of three years.


Writer: Rod Serling
Producer: Alvin Rakoff
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Ernie Pandish: Sam Wanamaker
Melvin Cowznoski: Terry Raven
Mrs. Cowznoski: Madeleine Burgess
Max Sall: Ted Allan
Yetta Villency: Hazel Powell
Steve Pandish: George Pravda
Pat Pandish: Jacqueline Hill
Julius: Gaylor Cavallaro
Secretary to Max Sall: Julie Allan
Neighbour: Patrick Parnell
Neighbour: John Stacy
Neighbour: Julie Alexander
Neighbour: Winifred Hill
Gloria Brooks: June Cunningham
Actor: Robert Mackenzie
TV Director: David Graham
Eddie Kirkley: Patrick Allen
Jerry: Gerry Greben
Script girl: Cynthia Kelly
Associate director: Bernard Hayes
Network Executive: Stuart Nichol
Agency man: Robert O'Neil
Freddie Henderson: Nigel Green
Switchboard girl: Rowena Torrance
Switchboard girl: Julie Alexander
Switchboard girl: Cynthia Kelly
Mrs. Kirkley: Annabel Maule
Accountant: Robert Gallico
Lawyer: Peter Elliott
Harvey Diedrich: Kevin Brennan
Phil: Mark Baker
Actress: Patricia Roberts
Floor manager: John Abineri
Agency: men, TV personnel, actors, neighbours, guests, waiters

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.
Tonight's edition includes, on film:

Sir Thomas Beecham on Delius

Jacques Lipchitz
One of the world's greatest sculptors talks about his work in his New York studio.
A comprehensive Lipchitz exhibition opened at the Tate Gallery on Nov. 14

Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.


Item presenter (Delius): Sir Thomas Beecham
Interviewee: Jacques Lipchitz
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Producer: Peter Newington
Presenter/editor: Huw Wheldon

: The Epilogue: It's Monday tomorrow

Some thoughts at the beginning of a new week by the Bishop of Bristol, the Rt. Rev. Oliver Tomkins.
From the BBC's West of England television studio

Weather and Close Down


Speaker: The Rt. Rev. Oliver Tomkins

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