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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.

Wintering the Ewe Flock
Ion Trant brings a filmed report on new methods of wintering ewes and lambs on upland and lowland farms.

Farm Visit
Harry Hunt visits J. N. Davies, Went Acre, Eastdene, Sussex.

Produced by Hilary Phillips from the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: John Cherrington
Reporter (Wintering the Ewe Flock): Ion Trant
Item presenter (Farm Visit): Harry Hunt
Interviewee (Farm Visit): J. N. Davies
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Croeso

gan Osian Ellis i Elizabeth Vaughan, Geraint Evans, Cantorion Shelley
Cerddorfa Gymreig y BBC ac i chwithau
Osian Ellis welcomes you to a programme of music from Wales.
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
(BBC recording)

(Geraint Evans appears by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
(All transmitters)


Presenter/Harpist: Osian Ellis
Singer: Elizabeth Vaughan
Bass-baritone: Geraint Evans
Singers: Cantorion Shelley [Shelley Singers]
Conductor: Arwel Hughes
Music Associate: Alwyn Jones
Producer: Gethyn Stoodley Thomas

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest.
This week:
The Residents - Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
The Challengers - Anita Coomes, Michael Greet, David Keys
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The Challengers): Anita Coomes
Panellist (The Challengers): Michael Greet
Panellist (The Challengers): David Keys
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Producer: Ned Sherrin

: Higher and Higher

[Starring] Jack Haley and Michele Morgan in the film comedy Higher and Higher
featuring Frank Sinatra, Victor Borge, Mel Torme and Leon Errol

The story of Cinderella in New York, with Michele Morgan as the heroine of this gay musical comedy.


Produced and directed by: Tim Whelan
Mike O'Brien: Jack Haley
Millie Pico: Michele Morgan
Frank: Frank Sinatra
Sir Victor Fitzroy Victor: Victor Borge
Marty: Mel Torme
Cyrus Drake: Leon Errol

: The Phil Silvers Show: Ritzik Goes Civilian

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: News from the Zoos

This week: 'Animals Abroad' at Rotterdam
Introduced by James Fisher.

The Blijdorp Zoo contains in a natural setting many animals threatened with extinction, including the rare Okapi from the Belgian Congo and a dying breed of wild horses from Outer Mongolia.

Recording presented in co-operation with the Outside Broadcast team of the Netherlands Television Service
See page 5


Presenter: James Fisher
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: Lenny's Den

with Lenny the Lion and Terry Hall, Judy Horn, Ronnie Raymond.
(BBC recording)


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

: The Young Lady from London: Part 2

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)


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/Anna: Anne Castaldini
Vera Dean: Hannah Watt
Otto: Steve Plytas
Aristide Klipfel: Hugh David
Miss De Marchmont: Pauline Letts
Konstantin Jesky: Oliver Burt
Ladislas: Endre Muller
Other parts played by: Lee Harris
Other parts played by: James Plunket
Other parts played by: Martin Gordon
Other parts played by: Naima Yeeles
Other parts played by: Barry Bermange
Other parts played by: Jeanette Hider
Other parts played by: Michael Reeves
Other parts played by: Marian Diamond

: Snapshot

A film series about animals and people from all over the world. The animals include a golden hamster, wheatears, sea-horses, and a baby chimpanzee.


Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: Barbara Mullen
Commentator: Robert Beatty

: Sunday Special: Going Places

What job are you hoping to tackle later on? And where do you think it will take you?
Eric Blennerhassett shows some film from a journey overseas which may offer some suggestions.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presented by: Eric Blennerhassett
Presented by: Reg Perrin

: The Cry Goes Up...: 1: Among Uprooted People

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
Many of the most urgent challenges of our time have become dangerously familiar. But behind them all are human problems. What are they, and what sort of Christian action is being taken to meet them?
This first of four programmes is a filmed account of a journey in search of the answers.
Photographed in Germany and Austria by Wilfred Lemanis
(See page 11)


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Photography: Wilfred Lemanis
Film Editor: Ken Bilton
Film Director: A.A. Englander
Producer: Eric Blennerhassett

: Showtime

David Nixon introduces Showtime
Starring this week:
George Formby, Kenneth McKellar, Nina Cooke, Morton Fraser's Harmonica Gang, Jack McConachie and the London Scottish Dancers, The Pipe Band of the 2nd Bn. Scots Guards, Pipe Major R. Crabb (by permission-of Lt.-Col. A.J.C. Seymour, Commanding 2nd Bn. Scots Guards), Stanley Unwin, The George Mitchell Singers


Presenter: David Nixon
Singer: George Formby
Tenor: Kenneth McKellar
Singer: Nina Cooke
Harmonicists: Morton Fraser's Harmonica Gang
Dancers: Jack McConachie and the London Scottish Dancers
Musicians: The Pipe Band of the 2nd Bn. Scots Guards
Comedian: Stanley Unwin
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra leader: David McCallum
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Linking material: Alec Grahame
Linking material: David Whitaker
Settings: Richard Henry
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

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


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 presents: No Friendly Star

by Robert Cotton.
[Starring] David Kossoff, Lana Morris, Olga Lindo with Glyn Houston and Melvyn Hayes


Writer: Robert Cotton
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Music arranged by: Gerald Crossman
Designer: Roy Oxley
Policeman: Glyn Jones
Wally Grubb: David Kossoff
Fireman: Cyril Wheeler
Bert Slaney: Glyn Houston
Vi Slaney: Olga Lindo
Sid Hensman: Melvyn Hayes
Mac: Fulton MacKay
Joe Parver: John Crocker
Gladys Parver: Lana Morris
Lil: Elisabeth Orion
Man: Ronald Harwood
Woman: Sally Lewis

: Claudio Arrau

plays Beethoven's 'Appassionata' Sonata, Op. 57 No. 2 in F minor
(BBC recording)


Pianist: Claudio Arrau
Presented by: Walter Todds

: The Epilogue: It Is Already Tomorrow

A talk by the Rev. Jack Withers.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Speaker: The Rev. Jack Withers

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