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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.

Portrait: George Henderson, author of 'The Farming Ladder', answers questions on his farming philosophy put to him by John Harris.

Farm Visit: John Shuter, Church Farm, Hughenden Valley, Bucks., describes his farming system, including the use of a large covered yard for beef cattle built under the Farm Improvement Scheme.

Film sequences by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit


Presenter: John Cherrington
Interviewee (Portrait): George Henderson
Interviewer (Portrait): John Harris
Item presenter (Farm Visit): John Shuter
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Croeso

i Gôr Meibion Treorci
(Côr-feistr, John Davies)
gyda Jennifer Vyvyan, John Stoddart
Cerddorfa Gymreig y BBC
Cyflwynir y rhaglen gan Dewi Williams
A programme of music from Wales.


Unknown: John Davies
Unknown: Jennifer Vyvyan
Unknown: John Stoddart
Unknown: Cerddorfa Gymreig
Unknown: Dewi Williams
Conducted by: Arwel Hughes
Music associate: Alwyn Jones
Designer: Alan Taylor
Producer: Gethyn Stoodley Thomas

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Acres

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bilko can't play poker in peace because he thinks there is a spy in the camp. He sets a trap and nearly becomes a millionaire in the process.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Bringing Up Baby

A film comedy.
[Starring] Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant


Director: Howard Hawks
David Huxley: Cary Grant
Susan Vance: Katharine Hepburn
Mr Gogarty: Barry Fitzgerald
Major Applegate: Charlie Ruggles
Alice Swallow: Virginia Walker
Aunt Elizabeth: May Robson

: Pinky and Perky: Pop Parade

presented by Jan Dalibor and Vlasta Dalibor from Station P.O.P.
In this edition Pinky and Perky try their trotters at launching the first Eurovision broadcast for Station P.O.P.


Puppeteer: Jan Dalibor
Puppeteer: Vlasta Dalibor
Original sequences and script by: Margaret Potter
Record selection by: Marcel Stellman
The Station Announcer: Roger Moffat
Designer: Paul Bernard
Choreography: Gerard Bagley
Production: Trevor Hill

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest between
The Residents - Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
A Challenging Team which includes the three highest individual scorers from Wales, the North, Scotland, and the South.
Chairman. Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Producer: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Sooty

assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the BBC's North of England television studio


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: The Splendid Spur: 5: Joan of the Tor

A rousing tale of the Civil War by Arthur Quiller-Couch.
Adapted as a serial in six episodes by David Tutaev.


Author: Arthur Quiller-Couch
Adapter: David Tutaev
Producer: David Goddard
Film cameraman: Bryan Langley
Film editor: Norman Carr
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Delia Killigrew: Victoria Watts
Jack Marvel: Kenneth Farrington
Hannibal Tingcomb: Nigel Arkwright
Snitch: Victor Winding
Captain Luke Settle: Patrick Troughton
Joan of the Tor: Felicity Young
Joan's father: Frank Atkinson
First Roundhead Trooper: John Crocker
Sir Basil Grenville: Roger Delgado
General Sir Ralph Hopton: Reginald Hearne
Orderly officer: Brian Pollitt
Captain Bill Pottery: Colin Douglas
Sammy: Joe Greig
Second Roundhead Trooper: Robert Gillespie
Black Dick: Michael Balfour

: Adventure with Hans and Lotte Hass: The Outsiders

Some animals lead strange and independent lives, quite unlike those of their near relatives. Hans Hass shows some of these 'outsiders'-crabs, corals, shells, a lazy shark, and a miniature Kon-Tiki crew on its voyage into the unknown.
Directed and produced by Hans Hass in association with the BBC Natural History Unit


Diver/photography/directed and produced by: Hans Hass
Diver: Lotte Hass
Photography: Kurt Herschel
Editor: Paul Khan
Sound: Stanley Schofield

: Sunday Special: The Gospel Train

The Rev. Colin Day talks about trains and sings a Negro spiritual.
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Presenter/singer: The Rev. Colin Day

: Meeting Point: The Bible Comes Alive: 3: Or Does It?

Robert Kee visits Great Crosby, Leeds, and Bradford to find out. He discusses his findings with Canon Roland Walls, of Sheffield.


Presenter: Robert Kee
Guest: Canon Roland Walls
Film sequences: The BBC North of England Film Unit
Producer: Peter Hamilton

: News Summary

: What's My Line?

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


Panellist: Isabel Burnett
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: Polly Elwes
Panellist: Cyril Fletcher
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Producer: Ronald Marsh

: News Summary

: Monitor

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

Profile of a Quartet
A film story of the life and work of a string quartet with The Allegri Quartet.

The Epstein Collection

of primitive and exotic sculpture

Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.


Musicians (Profile of a Quartet): The Allegri Quartet
The film directed by (Profile of a Quartet): Humphrey Burton
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Producer: Peter Newington
Presenter/editor: Huw Wheldon

: Music with Max

Max Jaffa invites The Michael Krein Saxophone Quartet to join The Trio: Max Jaffa (violin), Reginald Kilbey (cello), Jack Byfield (piano) and The Linden Singers
Conductor, Ian Humphris


Presenter/violinist: Max Jaffa
Musicians: The Michael Krein Saxophone Quartet
Cellist: Reginald Kilbey
Pianist: Jack Byfield
Singers: The Linden Singers
Conductor: Ian Humphris
Producer: Christian Simpson

: The Epilogue: The Many or the One?

The Rev. Leslie Paxton talks about 'The Many or the One?'.


Presenter: The Rev. Leslie Paxton

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