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

Introduced by Dr. W.P. Blount.
A special edition for poultry keepers.
Dr. Alan Greenwood, Director of the Poultry Research Centre, Edinburgh; Dr. Harold Temperton, Head of the National Institute of Poultry Husbandry, Newport, Shropshire; Sydney Fox, Head of the Poultry Department, Reading University

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Dr. W.P. Blount
Contributor: Dr. Alan Greenwood
Contributor: Dr. Harold Temperton
Contributor: Sydney Fox
Film Sequences: The BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
Film Editor: Jim Franklin
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, Sylvia Rowlands, Brychan Powell, 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: Sylvia Rowlands
Tenor: Brychan Powell
Singers: Cantorion Shelley [Shelley Singers]
Conductor: Arwel Hughes
Music Associate: Alwyn Jones
Designer: Alan Taylor
Producer: Gethyn Stoodley Thomas

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest.
This week:
The Residents - Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
The Challengers - Pat Sutcliffe, John Brown, Roland Moyle
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The Challengers): Pat Sutcliffe
Panellist (The Challengers): John Brown
Panellist (The Challengers): Roland Moyle
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Producer: Ned Sherrin

: It's a Wonderful Life

A film comedy.
[Starring] James Stewart
with Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore

The heart-warming story of a small town boy with ambitions of fame, fortune, and success. Fame and fortune may have eluded him, but what about success...?


George Bailey: James Stewart
Mary Hatch: Donna Reed
Dr. Potter: Lionel Barrymore
Uncle Billy: Thomas Mitchell
Clarence: Henry Travers
Mrs. Bailey: Beulah Bondi
Bert: Ward Bond
Ernie: Frank Faylen
Violet: Gloria Grahame

: News from the Zoos

This week: Animals Abroad at Zurich
Introduced by James Fisher.
Recording presented in co-operation with the Swiss Television Service


Presenter: James Fisher
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: Sooty

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


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: The Young Lady from London: Part 3

A comedy for television in six parts
Written and produced by Rex Tucker

(Oliver Burt is appearing 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: Anne Castaldini
Anna Kortzeroth: Anne Castaldini
Aristide Klipfel: Hugh David
Otto: Steve Plytas
Receptionist: Hugo de Vernier
Konstantin Jesky: Oliver Burt
King Klaus: William Mervyn
Prince Laszlo: Sandor Eles
Miss De Marchmont: Pauline Letts
Ladislas: Endre Muller
Voice of the Daily Messenger: Arthur Lawrence
Servant: Lionel Gadsden
Other parts played by: Richard Klee
Other parts played by: Ray Marioni
Other parts played by: Jane Novello
Other parts played by: Alexis Bobrinskoy
Other parts played by: Leslie Goby
Other parts played by: William Raynor
Other parts played by: Elsie Arnold
Other parts played by: Laurence Hepworth
Other parts played by: Michael Harrison
Other parts played by: Mitzi Webster
Other parts played by: Dorothy Grumbar
Other parts played by: Rosemary Murray

: Children in Need of Help

An appeal by Eamonn Andrews.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]
Here is an opportunity for you to help less fortunate children. The money received in response to the appeal will be distributed by the BBC on the advice of the BBC's Appeals Advisory Committees.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews

: Snapshot

A film series about animals and people from all over the world.
This edition shows a tame cuckoo, a hermit crab, mischievous monkeys, and a famous naturalist, Frances Pitt, at work.


Naturalist: Frances Pitt
Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: Barbara Mullen
Commentator: Robert Beatty

: Meeting Point: The Cry Goes Up...: 2: Among the Dispossessed

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 second of four programmes is a filmed account of a journey in search of the answers.
Photographed in Greece, Germany, and Austria by Basil Maros and Wilfred Lemanla


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Photography: Basil Maros
Photography: Wilfred Lemanla
Film Editor: Ken Bilton
Film directed by: A.A. Englander
Producer: Eric Blennerhassett

: Showtime

David Nixon introduces Showtime
starring this week
Anne Shelton, Enso Gallo Quartet, Imogene Coca with Lionel Murton, Michael Balfour, Tucker Maguire, Robert McKenzie, George Bourne, Lou Eather, Bernard Jamieson, Graham MacCormack, Stanley Unwin, The Television Toppers, The George Mitchell Singers and the Orchestra (Leader, David McCallum)
Conducted by Eric Robinson


Presenter: David Nixon
Singer: Anne Shelton
Musicians: Enso Gallo Quartet
Comedienne: Imogene Coca
Performer: Lionel Murton
Performer: Michael Balfour
Performer: Tucker Maguire
Performer: Robert McKenzie
Performer: George Bourne
Dancer: Lou Eather
Dancer: Bernard Jamieson
Dancer: Graham MacCormack
Comedian: Stanley Unwin
Dancers: The Television Toppers
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: Malcolm Goulding
Dance director: Sheila Delaney
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: Maigret and the Lost Life

by Georges Simenon
Dramatised by Giles Cooper
[Starring] Basil Sydney, Henry Oscar, Patrick Troughton
with Mary Merrall, Andre Van Gyseghem, Marian Spencer, Margot van der Burgh

The action of the play takes place in Paris. Time - the present.
(See page 7)


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by: Giles Cooper
Producer: Campbell Logan
Film Cameraman: A.A. Englander
Film Editor: Jack Ellitt
Designer: Richard Henry
Woman at window: Lilian Moubrey
Maigret: Basil Sydney
Janvier: Andre van Gyseghem
Gendarme: Louis Raynes
Doctor: Allan McClelland
Lognon: Henry Oscar
Lucas: Philip Guard
Mlle. Irene: Jane Henderson
Mme. Maigret: Anne Blake
Rose: Stella Riley
Mme. Cremieux: Mary Merrall
Waiter: Christopher Steele
Feret: Michael Brennan
Mme. Laboine: Marian Spencer
Croupier: Andre Maranne
Mlle. Pore: Helen Misener
Mme. Lognon: Grace Arnold
Concierge: Margot van Der Burgh
Santoni: David Lander
Jeanine: Gillian Vaughan
Albert: Patrick Troughton
Clark: Gordon Stern
Louise: Gillian Preston

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Giles Cooper - the radio dramas 9 August 2018
Giles Cooper - the radio dramas 9 August 2018

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.
Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.


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

: The Epilogue

Tom Fleming reads from the Gospels some of the sayings of Jesus.
(BBC recording)

Followed by Weather and Close Down


Reader: Tom Fleming

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