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

Introduced by Clifford Selly.

Derek Barber, County Advisory Officer for Gloucestershire, introduces case histories of three varied Gloucestershire farms to illustrate his contention that farm incomes could be very much higher if more attention were paid to new management techniques.
Film sequences by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Clifford Selly
Item presenter: Derek Barber
Film editor: Henry Fowler
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
(This week's news reviewed)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Robert S. Evans

: Prynhawn O Fai

Darlun ar ffilm o osteg prynhawn o haf ym mhentre
Sir Aberteifi Rhowch imi bentre diarffordd, unig, A'r llethrau'n gwarchod ei glwstivr tai,
Lie ni ddaw mwstwr diwydiant i dorri Ar flwsig y gwenyn ym mherthi
Mai Tynnwyd y lluniau i'r ffllm gan Bill Greenhalgh a'u golygu gan Terry Laurie Llefarydd, Dyfnallt Morgan
Ysgrifennwyd y geiriau gan T. LLEW JONES
Y trefnu a'r cyfarwyddo gan NAN DAVIES
(A May Afternoon: filmed in the village ot Rhydlewis, Cardiganshire)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Sir Aberteifi Rhowch
Unknown: Mai Tynnwyd
Unknown: Bill Greenhalgh
Unknown: Terry Laurie
Unknown: Nan Davies

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Giveaway

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.
(All transmitters)


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Never a Dull Moment

A film comedy.
[Starring] Irene Dunne and 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 hazards of a ready-made family to contend with.


Director: George Marshall
Songwriter: Kay Kingsley
Kay: Irene Dunne
Chris: Fred MacMurray
Mears: William Demarest
Orvie: Andy Devine
Tina: Gigi Perreau
Nan: Natalie Wood
Jed: Philip Ober

: Spy-Catcher: I Know Your Face

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.


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

: News from the Zoos: Bristol

A weekly series of visits to zoos in Great Britain and in Europe.
Introduced by James Fisher.


Presenter: James Fisher
Series edited and programme presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Sooty: Sooty the Fireman

Harry Corbett, Sooty and Sweep eventually meet in Sooty the Fireman
A hair- and fire-raising drama.
Having extinguished the flames the trio then go on holiday until later in the year.
From the North of England


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Film cameraman: Gerry Pullen
Film editor: Arthur Smith
Director: Trevor Hill

: St. Ives: 2: A La Belle Flora

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


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
St Ives: William Russell
Mr Romaine: Leslie Perrins
Sentry: Norman Hartley
Gautier: Edward Jewesbury
Laclas: Geoffrey Palmer
Clausel: David Morrell
Dubois: David Lyn
Prisoner 3: Neville Becker
Major Chevenix: Frederick Treves
Flora Gilchrist: Audrey Nicholson
Miss Gilchrist: Rosemary Scott
Gardener: John Broadbent
Ronald Gilchrist: Peter Myers

: All Your Own

A programme in which children from all over Great Britain have been invited to take part.
Introduced by Brian Johnston.
From the BBC's Midland studio


Presenter: Brian Johnston
Editor: Joanne Symons
Producer: Tony Arnold

: Sunday Special: Pick the Parable

Eric Lord again invites you to spot an old story in a new disguise.
From the BBC's North of England television studio


Presenter: Eric Lord
Storyteller: Jacqueline Joyce Lane

: The Herdsmen's Service

A traditional Act of Worship conducted within the Showyard of the new Royal Highland Showground at Ingliston, Midlothian by the Chaplain, the Very Rev. Charles L. Warr, K.C.V.O., D.D., LL.D.
Assisted by the Rev. Duncan Williamson.
Praise led by the United Corstorphine, Ratho, and Kirkliston
Choirs conducted by Herrick Bunney and the Military Band of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and master, W.O.(l) Walter Babs
(by permission of Lt.-Col. N. P. D. C. Baird, O.B.E.
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion)


Conductor: The Rev. Charles L. Warr
Assisted by: The Rev. Duncan Williamson
Choirs conducted by: Herrick Bunney
Commentator: Harry Hoggan
Presented for television by: The Rev. Ronald Falconer

: Meeting Point: Call Nothing Thine Own

A hundred years ago, Herbert Hamilton Kelly, founder of the well-known Anglican religious community, the Society of the Sacred Mission, was born. This evening's film takes us inside the mother-house at Kelham, Newark, Nottinghamshire, and shows something of the working out of Father Kelly's Ideas in the lives of members of the community to-day.
Presented by the BBC Midland Film Unit


Arranged and spoken by: William Purcell
Photographed by: Stewart Farnell
Editor: Edward Le Lorrain
Sound: Peter Caselberg
Producer: David Martin

: The News

: The Perry Como Music Hall

Starring Perry Como
with The Crosby Brothers, Carol Lawrence, Genevieve, Don Adams, The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra, The Ray Charles Singers, The Louis da Pron Dancers.
Written by Herbert Baker, Billy Friedberg, and Will Glickman.
(NBC recording)


Singer/Presenter: Perry Como
Singers: The Crosby Brothers
Singer: Carol Lawrence
Singer: Genevieve
Comedian: Don Adams
Musicians: The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
Singers: The Ray Charles Singers
Dancers: The Louis da Pron Dancers
Producer for NBC: Clark Jones
Writer: Herbert Baker
Writer: Billy Friedberg
Writer: Will Glickman
Edited for BBC Television by: Richard Barclay

: Twentieth Century Theatre: 1923: The Insect Play

See panel and page 3

"Great fleas have little fleas Upon their backs to bite 'em.
And little fleas have lesser fleas
And so ad infinitum."


Author: Josef Capek
Author: Karel Capek
Translated by: Paul Selver
Adapted for television and produced by/Scenery and costumes designed by: Hal Burton
Tramp: Patrick McAlinney
Lepidopterist: Gerald Cross
Clythie: Pamela Strong
Otto: John Bennett
Felix: Ronnie Stevens
Iris: Elvi Hale
Victor: Rex Robinson
Chrysalis: Anna Cropper
Mr. Beetle: Jack Rodney
Mrs. Beetle: Gretchen Franklyn
Male Beetle: Jack Smethurst
Ichneumon Fly: Richard Wordsworth
Larva: Katharine Newman
Mr. Cricket: David Jarrett
Mrs. Cricket: Angela Crow
Parasite: Joby Blanshard
Blind Ant: Jack Rodney
First Engineer: William Devlin
Second Engineer: Patrick Troughton
Inventor: Rex Robinson
Quartermaster General: Joby Blanshard
Telegraph Officer: Jack Smethurst
Journalist: John Bennett
Philanthropist: David Jarrett
Commander in Chief of the Yellows: Richard Wordsworth
Messengers, soldiers, etc: Barry Jackson
Messengers, soldiers, etc: John Scott
Messengers, soldiers, etc: Ken Tyllsen
Messengers, soldiers, etc: Esmond Webb
Messengers, soldiers, etc: Arthur White
Messengers, soldiers, etc: Arthur Wilman
First Snail: Gerald Cross
Second Snail: Elvi Hale
Woodcutter: Joby Blanshard
Aunt: Gretchen Franklyn
Schoolgirl: Angela Crow

: The News

: Appeal

on behalf of the Children's Country Holidays Fund by Vera Lynn.
Contributions (preferably by crossed postal order or cheque) will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to: [address removed]


Presenter: Vera Lynn

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.

Tonight's edition includes:
"Rudolf Bing at 'The Met'"
A portrait of an impresario filmed at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.
See Round and About

"A Sign of the Times"
A film about the City of Florence.

Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.


Subject (Rudolf Bing at 'The Met'): Rudolf Bing
Director (Rudolf Bing at 'The Met'): Humphrey Burton
Director (A Sign of the Times)/producer: Peter Newington
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate Producer: Nancy Thomas
Presenter/editor: Huw Wheldon

: Music with Max

Max Jaffa invites Christopher Oyesiku (Nigerian bass-baritone) to join
The Trio: Max Jaffa (violin), Reginald Kilbey (cello), Jack Byfield (piano)
and The Linden Singers
Conductor, Ian Humphris


Presenter/violinist: Max Jaffa
Bass-baritone: Christopher Oyesiku
Cellist: Reginald Kilbey
Pianist: Jack Byfield
Singers: The Linden Singers
Conductor: Ian Humphris
Producer: Christian Simpson

: The Epilogue: Together We Stand

The Very Rev. George Reindorp, Provost of Southwark Cathedral
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Presenter: The Very Rev. George Reindorp

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