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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.

P.I.D.A.
John Harris visits the headquarters of the Pig Industry Development Authority in order to investigate its activities.

National Grassland Demonstration
John Hawkins reports on the National Grassland Demonstration held on Rex Paterson's farm near Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Film sequences by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
From the BBC's Midland Television Studio

Contributors

Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (P.I.D.A.): John Harris
Reporter (National Grassland Demonstration): John Hawkins
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: O Sul I Sul

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

: Wedi'r Wyl

Gwahoddiad cynnes i chwi dreulio egwyl ar faes Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yr Urdd yn Nolgellau, Sir Feirionnydd, yng nghwmni rhai o'r ymwelwyr a'r eystadleuwyr ifaine a ddaeth i'r Wyl eleni
Fe'u cyfiwynir gan
Ifan O. Williams
Y telediad yng ngofal
Myrfyn Owen
(After the Festival: from the field of the National Eisteddfod of the Welsh League of Youth at Dolgelley)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko Joins the Navy

...and for once in his life finds himself all at sea.
Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Contributors

Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Affair with a Stranger

[Starring] Jean Simmons, Victor Mature in the romantic film comedy Affair with a Stranger

As a struggling playwright, Bill Blakeley has only one basic problem and this arises out of his need to eat. But later, as a married man with a theatrical hit on his hands, he finds that his real troubles are only just beginning.

Contributors

Director: Roy Rowland
Carolyn Parker: Jean Simmons
Bill Blakeley: Victor Mature
Dolly Murray: Mary Jo Tarola
Janet Boothe: Monica Lewis
Ma Stanton: Jane Darwell
Happy Murray: Dabs Greer

: Spy-Catcher: Friend or Foe?

A second showing of the first series.
True stories of the search for spies in wartime based on the experiences of Lt.-Col. Oreste Pinto.
With Bernard Archard as Colonel Pinto.

Contributors

Script: Robert Barr
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Terence Cook
Colonel Pinto: Bernard Archard

: News from the Zoos

Animals Abroad at Hagenbeck Zoo, Hamburg.
Introduced by James Fisher.

A visit to Germany's most famous zoo where fifty years ago an animal trainer, Carl Hagenbeck, revolutionised the methods of keeping animals in zoos.
Recording presented in co-operation with an Outside Broadcast team of Nord-und-Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Contributors

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

: Mr. Prokouk the Acrobat

A cartoon film from Czechoslovakia.
Exciting adventures in a circus, especially when the lion gets out of his cage.

: St. Ives: Part 1: Lion Rampant

by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Adapted by Rex Tucker.
[Starring] William Russell, Audrey Nicholson and Leslie Perkins

Contributors

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapter: Rex Tucker
Fight arranged by: Terry Baker
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Film cameraman: Bill Munn
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Producer: Richard West
Sentry: Ivor Salter
St Ives: William Russell
Gautier: Geoffrey Palmer
Laclas: Edward Jewesbury
Clausel: David Morrell
Goguelat: Victor Lucas
Saladin: Anthony Bate
Dubois: David Lyn
Major Chevenix: Frederick Treves
Miss Gilchrist: Rosemary Scott
Flora Gilchrist: Audrey Nicholson
First soldier: Max Latimer
Second soldier: Vincent Elvis
Mr Romaine: Leslie Perrins
[Actress]: Barbara Joffe
[Actress]: Jill V. Tilsley
[Actress]: Frances Buckeridge
[Actress]: Yvonne Ball
[Actor]: David Ap-Richards
[Actor]: Edwin Morton

: Armand and Michaela Denis on Safari to Asia: 6: The Dancing Swords

In Vietnam, Armand and Michaela Denis umpire a coracle race and then fly to Malaya to see a typical Eastern method of gathering coconuts. Back in Thailand, their visit is brought to an exciting finish by the sword fighters of Bangkok.

Contributors

Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: Sunday Special: The Story of Abraham

told by William Neil.
From the Midland television studio

Contributors

Storyteller: William Neil
Director: Bob Duncan
Producer: Eric Blennerhassett

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 18.15)

: Meeting Point: Coping with Life

As a parish minister the Rev. Dr. Hugh Douglas seeks to help people with their problems.
Tonight he talks about 'Facing Suffering' and concludes with a well-known hymn.
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland

Contributors

Presenter: The Rev. Dr. Hugh Douglas
Producer: The Rev. Ronald Falconer

: The News

: The Perry Como Music Hall

Starring Perry Como
with Toni Arden, Roger Williams, Genevieve, Johnny Carson, The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra, The Ray Charles Singers, The Louis da Pron Dancers.
Written by Herbert Baker, Billy Friedberg, and Will Glickman.(NBC recording)

Contributors

Singer/Presenter: Perry Como
Singer: Toni Arden
Pianist: Roger Williams
Singer: Genevieve
Comedian: Johnny Carson
Musicians: The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
Singers: The Ray Charles Singers
Dancers: The Louis da Pron Dancers
Produced for NBC by: Clark Jones
Writer: Herbert Baker
Writer: Billy Friedberg
Writer: Will Glickman
Edited for BBC Television by: Richard Barclay

: Twentieth Century Theatre presents: Mr. Gillie

by James Bridie.
Adapted for television by Alastair Sim.
[Starring] Alastair Sim and John Cairney
with Roddy McMillan and Madeleine Christie
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland

Contributors

Author: James Bridie
Adapted by: Alastair Sim
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: James MacTaggart
Judge: David Garth
Procurator: Frank Duncan
Mr Gillie: Alastair Sim
Tom Donelly: John Cairney
Mrs Gillie: Madeleine Christie
Nellie Watson: Anne Kristen
Dr Watson: Roddy McMillan
The Rev Mr Gibb: John Grieve

: The News

: Face to Face: Stirling Moss

Stirling Moss Face to Face with John Freeman
"I have all the superstitions - the whole lot"
"In motor racing it's tough getting to the top - and there is very little elbow room when you get there"
"You drive a car through the seat of your pants just as much as you do a horse"
"I have always liked to do the things most people think dangerous"

Contributors

Interviewee: Stirling Moss
Interviewer: John Freeman
Drawings: Feliks Topolski
Producer: Hugh Burnett

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Face to Faith (...Moss, Waugh, Sitwell, Russell and Jung) 22 March 2017

: Carmen Dragon

of the Hollywood Bowl, California conducts the Pro Arte Orchestra (Leader, Max Salpeter) in a programme of light music with Jacqueline Desman.

Contributors

Orchestra conductor: Carmen Dragon
Musicians: The Pro Arte Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Max Salpeter
Performer: Jacqueline Desman
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Charles R. Rogers

: The Epilogue: Prayers for Wholeness

Conducted by the Rev. David Black, Minister of Mearns Parish Church, Glasgow.
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland
Weather and Close Down

Contributors

Conductor: The Rev. David Black








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