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: The Weather Situation for farmers and growers; followed by Farming: Farming in France and Holland

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

John Cherrington discusses with C. S. Smith and Richard Lamb two family farms in France and Holland and compares the system of farming there with our own in England. The farms are those of M. Lagerwey, in the Guelders valley, central Holland, and M. Clary, a hill farm in South-East France.


Presenter: John Cherrington
Panellist: C. S. Smith
Panellist: Richard Lamb
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o ffilmiau newyddion yn dangos peth o weithgarwch
Cymru a'r Cymry yn ystod yr wythnos
Y telediad yng ngofal Robert S. Evans
(The week's news reviewed)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)

: Drama'r Dioddef

(Oberammergau 1960)
Ganrifoedd yn 61, cymerodd trigolion pentref bach Oberammergau lw i berfformio drama'r Groes unwaith bob deng mlynedd. Fis Hydref diwethaf, fe aeth uned ffilmio o Gymru yno i ddarlunio'r pentrefwyr yn paratoi ar gyfer yr Wyl.
Ffilmiwyd y rhaglen gan
Gwmni Commander a threfnwyd y rhaglen gan
Ifan O. Williams
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)

: Wells Fargo: The Branding Iron

The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
[Starring] Dale Robertson

In response to an urgent call for help, Jim Hardie visits his friend Curley Brown and his family, only to find on arrival that Curley has been murdered. Jim temporarily takes charge of the family while he seeks out the killer.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Mrs. Mike

[Starring] Dick Powell and Evelyn Keyes in the film Mrs. Mike
Leaving the security of Boston far behind her, the young bride of a 'Mountie' sergeant accompanies him into the isolated but beautiful country of the Canadian North. This new life proves different in many surprising ways.


Mike Flannigan: Dick Powell
Kathy O'Fallon: Evelyn Keyes
Uncle John: J. M. Kerrigan
Sarah Carpentier: Angela Clarke

: Pinky and Perky: Pop Parade

Presented by Jan Dalibor and Vlasta Dalibor from Station P.O.P.
Starring in this edition: Prunella (Pig), Gusty (Goat)


Puppeteer: Jan Dalibor
Puppeteer: Vlasta Dalibor
Original sequences and script by: Margaret Potter
Record selection by: Marcel Stellman
Designer: Paul Bernard
The Station Announcer: Roger Moffat
Film editor: Arthur Smith
Production: Trevor Hill

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest between
The Residents - Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
and a Team from London
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
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Captain Pugwash: The Captain's Dream

Another thrilling adventure with his band of black-hearted pirates and Stowaway Tom.
An animated cartoon.
Written and drawn by John Ryan.
Storyteller, Peter Hawkins


Writer/artist: John Ryan
Narrator/voices: Peter Hawkins
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: The Splendid Spur: Last episode: The End of Gleys

A rousing tale of the Civil War by Arthur Quiller-Couch.
Adapted by David Tutaev.


Author: Arthur Quiller-Couch
Adapted by: David Tutaev
Producer: David Goddard
Fight arranger: Peter Diamond
Master of Horse: Philip Gardener
Film cameraman: Bryan Langley
Film editor: Norman Carr
Wardrobe supervisor: Ena Nickalls
Make-up supervisor: Maureen Winslade
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Delia Killigrew: Victoria Watts
Jack Marvel: Kenneth Farrington
Captain Bill Pottery: Colin Douglas
Sammy: Joe Greig
Joan of the Tor: Felicity Young
Ailsie Pascoe: Edna Petrie
Old Mortification: Reginald Barratt
Black Dick: Michael Balfour
Hannibal Tingcomb: Nigel Arkwright
Snitch: Victor Winding
Bill Widdicomb: Peter Diamond
Capt Luke Settle: Patrick Troughton
King Charles I: Elton Hayes
General Sir Ralph Hopton: Reginald Hearne

: All Your Own

A programme in which children from all over Great Britain have been invited to take part.
Introduced by Jimmy Logan.
From the BBC's television studio in Glasgow


Presenter: Jimmy Logan
Editor: Joanne Symons
Producer: Tony Arnold

: Sunday Special: Mountain Holiday

Alan Protheroe asks Canon J. H. Williams about some of the pleasures and thrills of a holiday in the Welsh Mountains.


Presenter: Alan Protheroe
Interviewee: Canon J. H. Williams
Presented by: J. L. Williams
Producer: John Owen Jones

: Meeting Point: The Life of Christ: Who was this Galilean?

The first of three programmes about the identity of Jesus.
Robert Robinson questions Canon Edward Patey.


Interviewer: Robert Robinson
Interviewee: Canon Edward Patey
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: 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

: The Price of Freedom

World Refugee Year 1959-1960
A new play by John Heron and Maureen Quiney.
Adapted by Troy Kennedy Martin.

Tonight's play is concerned mainly with love. If love was not only a private necessity (which it certainly is) but also a political virtue (which it is not), there would be no refugee problem at all. While we in this country often get upset when one individual is hurt, we don't seem to care when whole sections of a national community are jettisoned from their homes to float and wander between twin poles of conflict - such as East and West or Arab and Jew - until, settling somewhere, they are left to rot. And by rot I mean to rot without love the way plants rot without light.
You can feed a refugee, clothe him and house him, but if you do nothing else. the 'him' soon becomes an 'it,' a statistic and a bore. It looks as if we would like to pay money to keep him where he is, because we don't want him to share in our own good luck.
I could understand this if we were at war or if our economy was on the rocks. But it isn't. And we can act fast: witness the speed and efficiency with which the Hungarian refugees were resettled. But this only highlights just how slow we have been to help the others.
In Europe, refugee camps are open places; and we like to think our own countries are open places too. But between their camps and our countries are lines of defence as efficient as any military installation, only instead of bunkers and barbed wire there are quotas and red tape. These were set up, no doubt for good reasons, to keep out the criminal, the lazy, and those with whom our economy cannot cope. But I often wonder whether these restrictions, now, just keep out everyone.
In this, the World Refugee Year, our own country of fifty millions has taken in six hundred refugees. This is considered very good going. Is it good enough?
The Price of Freedom is set in one of these camps of the loveless, the lepers of our modern political society. It shows how they scratch for the little love that is around them to help keep themselves alive. Naomi Capon produces and she and the cast, which contains many ex-refugees, have tried to show the humanity these people have, despite the fact that it has been frayed by the long years of waiting. John Heron and Maureen Quiney wrote the original script and I was glad to adapt something so close to my heart, as part of the BBC's programme for the World Refugee Year. (Troy Kennedy Martin)
Tonight at 8.0


Author: John Heron
Author: Maureen Quiney
Adapted by: Troy Kennedy Martin
Producer: Naomi Capon
Music composed and arranged by: John Hotchkis
Designer: Fanny Taylor
General: Timothy Bateson
Sergei: Leonard Sachs
Peter: John Warner
Aris: Alan Dobie
Doctor Pfeiffer: Martin Miller
Sirka: Renny Lister
Marie: Yvonne Coulette
Jan: Peter Hempson
Moritz: Dane Howell
Frederick: George Pravda
Miss O'Rean: Barbara Couper
Therese: Tamara Hinchco
Young Pole: George Mikell
Paul Johnson: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Sonja: Carmen Blanck-Sichel
Postman: Endre Muller
Schoolteacher: Stella Chapman
Peasant woman: Alice Bowes
Doctor Borkman: Eric Thompson
Priest: John Herrington
Driver: Jack Smethurst
Refugees: [artists uncredited]

: News Summary

: Reflections in a Village

by James Morris.
Half way between London and the coast, tucked away in the Kentish countryside, lies the small village of Ickham with its four hundred inhabitants. James Morris, writer, foreign correspondent, and world traveller, lived there for a year.
In this film, made at the height of last summer, James Morris sets out to show 'how intimately involved in history every Englishman is, but how drastically the surface of English life has changed since the war'.


Writer/narrator: James Morris
Photographed by: Stewart A. Farnell
Film editor: James Colina
Producer: Christopher Burstall

: Music with Sir Malcolm: The Dance

Sir Malcolm Sargent conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra (Leader, Hugh Bean) and illustrates his talk with music by Dvorak, Falla Ravel, and Sibelius.
Before an invited audience


Orchestra conductor/presenter: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Musicians: The Philharmonia Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Bean
Presented by: Walter Todds

: The Epilogue

A talk by the Rev. R. W. Hugh Jones.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
followed by Weather and Close Down


Presenter: The Rev. R. W. Hugh Jones

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