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: The Weather Situation for farmers and growers; followed by Farming: Midland Farm Forum

A weekly agricultural magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by John Cherrington.

Farmers in the Midlands are invited to put questions to a panel.
Panel: John Cumber, W. Freund, Peter J. Smith
Chairman, John Cherrington
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter/chairman: John Cherrington
Panellist: John Cumber
Panellist: W. Freund
Panellist: Peter J. Smith
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Croeso (Welcome)

gan Osian Ellis Helen Watts, Edgar Evans, Cantorion Shelley, Cerddorfa Gymreig y BBC ae i chwithau
Osian Ellis welcomes you to a programme of music from Wales, with Helen Watts, Edgar Evans, The Shelley Singers, and the BBC Welsh Orchestra.
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
(BBC Recording)
(Edgar Evans appears by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Ltd.)
(All transmitters)


Presenter/harpist: Osian Ellis
Contralto: Helen Watts
Singer: Edgar Evans
Singers: The Shelley Singers
Musicians: The BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Arwel Hughes
Music associate: Alwyn Jones
Designer: Alan Taylor
Producer: Gethyn Stoodley Thomas

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Pigeons

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

When the Colonel discovers Bilko is using the camp's pigeons in his gambling activities, they have to go. Unfortunately, one or two of Bilko's plans come home to roost-and so do the birds.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Annie Oakley

[Starring] Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster and Melvyn Douglas
Annie Oakley and Toby Walker are both champion shots and both star attractions in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Professionally, they are jealous of each other; personally, they fall in love. The result is hilarious.


Director: George Stevens
Annie Oakley: Barbara Stanwyck
Toby Walker: Preston Foster
Jeff Hogarth: Melvyn Douglas
Buffalo Bill: Moroni Olsen
Vera Delmar: Pert Kelton
McIvor: Andy Clyde

: Ask Me Another

First of three weekly contests.
The Residents: Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
A Northern Team: Rosemary Watson, Michael Argles, Arthur Maddocks
Chairman. Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens.
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (Northern Team): Rosemary Watson
Panellist (Northern Team): Michael Argles
Panellist (Northern Team): Arthur Maddocks
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Presented by: Ned Sherrin

: News from the Zoos: Animals Abroad at Stockholm

Introduced by James Fisher.
A visit to Sweden's famous zoo at Skansen.
Recording presented in co-operation with an Outside Broadcast team of the Swedish Television Service


Presenter: James Fisher
Produced and series edited by: Nicholas Crocker

: 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 Secret Garden: 4: The Door in the Wall

by Frances Hodgson Burnett.


Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Film cameraman: Bryan Langley
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Settings: Richard Henry
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Mary Lennox: Gillian Ferguson
Thomas: Stuart Hutchison
Mrs Sowerby: Noel Dyson
Lizabeth-Ellen: Judy Stephens
Martha: Prunella Scales
Pedlar: Christopher Hodge
Ben Weatherstaff: Fred Fairclough
Dickon: Colin Spaull
Mr Roach: Ivor Salter
Mrs Medlock: Hilary Mason

: Faraway Look: 3: Island in the Panama Canal

Introduced by Peter Scott.
Where the Panama Canal widens into a lake there is an island. Peter Scott and Tony Soper filmed, at a biological research station here, coatis, peccaries, tapirs, sloths, a kinkajou, howler monkeys, a five-foot iguana lizard, and many interesting insects. They also made a trip up the Chagres river and met crocodiles, egrets, masked ducks and jacanas.


Presenter/filmmaker: Peter Scott
Filmed by: Tony Soper
Editor: John Merritt
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Sunday Special: One Family

Noble Wilson shows film he recently made at the Pestalozzi Children's Villages in Switzerland and at Sedlescombe in Sussex, and talks about it with Dr. Alexander of the British Pestalozzi Children's Village.


Presenter: Noble Wilson
Filmmaker: Noble Wilson
Guest: Dr. Alexander
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Meeting Point: Songs of Salvation

Commissioner Edgar Grinsted introduces some of the characteristic songs, marches, and choruses of the Salvation Army.
The music is played and sung by the Bristol (Easton Road) Salvation Army Band, conducted by Bandmaster Lawrence Hinchley.
The Staple Hill Songster Brigade (Leader, George Phillips) and an audience in the BBC Theatre, Bristol


Presenter: Commissioner Edgar Grinsted
Musicians: The Bristol (Easton Road) Salvation Army Band
[Band] conducted by: Bandmaster Lawrence Hinchley
Singers: The Staple Hill Songster Brigade
[Brigade] leader: George Phillips
Director: Paul Bonner
Production: Kenneth Savidge

: News Summary

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game.
With Isobel Barnett, Gilbert Harding, Polly Elwes, Cyril Fletcher.
In the chair, Eamonn Andrews


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

: Holiday on Ice 1960

Scenes from the spectacular Ice Revue from the Empire Pool, Wembley.
With an international company including Erika Kraft, The Grandjeans, Frank Sawers, Eric Brenn, The Maxwells, Werner Muller, The Harvards, The Glamour Icers, and the Ice Squires, The Holiday-on-Ice Choral Group
The Empire Pool Orchestra under the direction of Reginald Swinney


Presenter: Morris Chalfen
Ice skater: Erika Kraft
Ice skater: The Grandjeans
Ice skater: Frank Sawers
Magician: Eric Brenn
Ice skaters: The Maxwells
Musician: Werner Muller
Ice skaters: The Harvards
Ice skaters: The Glamour Icers
Dancers: The Ice Squires
Singers: The Holiday-on-Ice Choral Group
Musicians: The Empire Pool Orchestra
Orchestra under the direction of: Reginald Swinney
Choreography and staging by: Chester Hale
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Television presentation: John Vernon

: News Summary

: Epilogue: ...that they may be one...

At the end of this week of prayer for Christian Unity, The Rev. Leslie Timmins looks at some significant landmarks in the history of Christian unity during the last fifty years.
From the BBC's West of England television studio

Followed by Weather and Close Down


Presenter: The Rev. Leslie Timmins

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