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: The Weather Situation for farmers and growers; followed by: Farming: The Farming of David Hay

Introduced by John Cherrington.
The Director of Bridgets' Experimental Husbandry Farm, W.D. Hay, describes the story of this farm and his experimental work.


Presenter: John Cherrington
Narrator: W D. Hay
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Croeso (Welcome)

gan Osian Ellis I April Cantelo, Delme Jones, Cantorion Shelley, Cerddorfa Gymreig y BBC
Osian Ellis welcomes you to a programme of music from Wales.
Conducted by Arwel Hughes


Presenter/harpist: Osian Ellis
Conductor: Arwel Hughes
Producer: Gethyn Stoodley Thomas

: Ask Me Another

A special challenge match between the Webster family from Lancashire and the Carr family from North Wales.
The Websters: Reginald Webster, Maisie Webster, Finbar Webster
The Carrs: Alan Carr, Jessie Carr, Anthony Carr
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Websters): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The Websters): Maisie Webster
Panellist (The Websters): Finbar Webster
Panellist (The Carrs): Alan Carr
Panellist (The Carrs): Jessie Carr
Panellist (The Carrs): Anthony Carr
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Presented by: Ned Sherrin

: Never a Dull Moment

A film comedy.
[Starring] Irene Dunne, Fred MacMurray
Successful songwriter Kay Kingsley finds that, as a cowboy's wife, life on a ranch way out West is not so simple, and certainly far from quiet. Particularly when you have the additional hazard of a ready-made family to contend with.


Director: George Marshall
Kay Kingsley: Irene Dunne
Chris Heyward: Fred MacMurray

: The Phil Silvers Show: Mess Hall Mess

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Out of the Blue

Roger Bond is a farmer's son but his life is closely linked with the sea, and his dreams are of tides and boats and fishing, and, above all, the spoils of the sea.
A BBC West Region film made in the Isles of Scilly


Subject: Roger Bond
Story/producer: Tony Soper
Story: Johnny Morris
Music written by: Kenneth Savidge
[Music] played by: Alfred Edwards
Film editor: Paul Khan

: Lenny's Den

with Lenny the Lion and Terry Hall, Judy Horn, Ronnie Raymond.


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

: The Young Lady from London: Part 6

Written and produced by Rex Tucker.
A comedy in six parts.


Writer/Producer: Rex Tucker
Jane Holland: Anne Castaldini
Anna Kortzeroth: Anne Castaldini
Brainstein: Alan Edwards
Aristide Klipfel: Hugh David
Otto: Steve Plytas
King Klaus: William Mervyn
Prince Laszlo: Sandor Eles
Kortzeroth: Kenneth Thornett
Konstantin Jesky: Oliver Burt
Other parts played by: Peter Stockbridge
Other parts played by: Norman Taylor
Other parts played by: Barry Raymond
Other parts played by: Lionel Wheeler

: Snapshot

A film series about animals and people from all over the world.
Do you know what a Tarsier is? You can see one in this edition, as well as the work of a bird sanctuary off the coast of Wales and hear the story of a young thoroughbred race-horse.


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

: Sunday Special: The Candlemaker

An animated cartoon film.

: Sea Parish

The work of the Missions to Seamen told through the story of a seaman whose voyages take him to Australia and back home in time for Christmas.
Commentary spoken by Jack Hawkins.
Film shown by arrangement with The Missions to Seamen


Narrator: Jack Hawkins
Specially composed music by: Larry Adler

: With Heart and Voice

from Wales.
Hywel Davies introduces seven hymns and carols sung by Helen Watts, Rowland Jones and the Treorchy Male Choir.
Chorus-Master, John H. Davies with the BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conducted by Mansel Thomas


Presenter: Hywel Davies
Singer: Helen Watts
Singer: Rowland Jonet
Singers: Treorchy Male Choir
Choirmaster: John H. Davies
Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Mansel Thomas
Producer: David J. Thomas

: Meeting Point at Christmas

When Jesus was born at Bethlehem God Became Man
The Rev. Peter Hamilton considers the meaning of this statement, and what it has to tell us about ourselves.


Presenter: The Rev. Peter Hamilton
Producer: Roy Harris

: News Summary

: The Eddie Fisher Show

[Starring] Eddie Fisher
with Bob Monkhouse, Yana
The Dancers
The George Mitchell Singers


Producer/choreography: Ernest Maxin
Musical Adviser: Eddy Samuels
Script: Denis Goodwin
Designer: Bill Tilley
Orchestra conducted by: George Clouston
Singer/presenter: Eddie Fisher
Comedian: Bob Monkhouse
Singer: Yana
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Gilbert Harding, Polly Elwes, Cyril Fletcher.
Chairman, Eamonn Andrews


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: Polly Elwes
Panellist: Cyril Fletcher
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Producer: Ronald Marsh

: News Summary

: The Epilogue: The Christmas Story

As seen by great artists of the past.
Paintings shown by permission of The National Gallery of Scotland and the Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum

Followed by Weather and Close Down


Film editor: Louis Miller
Presented by: Alan Rees

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