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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.

Maurice Parker, Bradwell-on-Sea, Southminster, Essex, describes his pig-keeping system and discusses it with Jimmy Jordan of Moira, Lurgan, Co. Armagh.

Godfrey Bowen, champion sheep-shearer of New Zealand, demonstrates his method of shearing.

Film sequences by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (Pig-Keeping): Maurice Parker
Guest (Pig-Keeping): Jimmy Jordan
Item presenter (Sheep-Shearing): Godfrey Bowen
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 Robert S. Evans
(This week's news reviewed)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)

: Ar Lan Y Mor

yng nghwmni
Adar y Nant
Mair Thomas
Lyn Rees
Crrw Sgiffl Llandegai
Cyndlunydd, Alan Taylor
Cynhyrchydd, JACK WILLIAMS
(Recordiad y BBC)
(At the Seaside: a programme of songs)


Unknown: Mair Thomas
Unknown: Lyn Rees
Unknown: Crrw Sgiffl Llandegai
Unknown: Alan Taylor
Unknown: Jack Williams

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Secret Mission

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

With Rupert's foolproof system for roulette Bilko intends to clean up at Las Vegas. Unfortunately for him, Bilko doesn't know that the secret of success is in fact-Top Secret.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Malcolm Mitchell with his Trio

also featuring Yoko Kono concert pianist, Diana Noble glamorous vocalist and Arthur Jones at the electronic organ.
See Round and About


Musicians: Malcolm Mitchell with his Trio
Pianist: Yoko Kono
Singer: Diana Noble
Organist: Arthur Jones
Designer: Barry Newbery
Production: Richard Afton

: Stage Door

[Starring] Katharine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers
with Adolphe Menjou

The stage door is the gateway to success for only a chosen few, but this does not deter the stage-struck girls of the Rehearsal Club from reaching for the stars of Broadway.


Director: Gregory La Cava
Terry Randall: Katharine Hepburn
Jean Maitland: Ginger Rogers
Anthony Powell: Adolphe Menjou
Linda Shaw: Gail Patrick
Catherine Luther: Constance Collier
Kaye Hamilton: Andrea Leeds
Henry Sims: Samuel S. Hinds
Judith Canfield: Lucille Ball

: News from the Zoos: Dudley

A weekly series of visits to zoos in Great Britain and in Europe.
Introduced by James Fisher.
(Previously shown on Nov. 8. 1959)


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

: Tales of the Riverbank

The first of this new series of films introduces the Hamster, who is a newcomer to the miniature world of the Riverbank. He meets the Wise Old Frog and makes friends with Roderick the Rat, who takes him on a very exciting fishing trip.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: St. Ives: 4: The Two Viscounts

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


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapter: Rex Tucker
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Film cameraman: Bill Munn
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Producer: Richard West
St Ives: William Russell
Mr Romaine: Leslie Perrini
Alain: Denis Goacher
The Count: Michael Hitchman
Rowley: Bunny May
Mrs McRankine: Patsy Smart
Flora Gilchrist: Audrey Nicholson
Coach Official: Graham Suter

: Bolivian Boy

A film about a small boy living on the High Plateau of the Andes in Bolivia.
One memorable morning, Isak travels with his father to the far-off town of La Paz, and there he buys a toy truck which he has wanted for so long. On the return journey he dreams of the time when he will be grown-up and able to drive a real truck, even as far as to the United States.

: Sunday Special: It's A Wonderful World

Hugh David brings to the studio people whose work helps to make it a better world for others, and introduces David Atterbury, who runs a school for physically disabled boys.


Presenter: Hugh David
Guest: David Atterbury
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 18.10)

: Nesau at Dduw: Ein Milwriaeth Ni

Yn ein myfyrdod heno, byddwn yn meddwl yn arbennig am y gwaith bugeiliol a wneir yn gyson yn y fyddin fel rhan o weinidogaeth yr Eglwys
Fe'n harweinir yn ein myfyrdod gan y Parch. Athro
Rheinallt Nantlais Williams
Recordiwyd yr emynau gan
Gantorion Cymreig y BBC
A meditation conducted by the Rev. Prof. Rheinallt Nantlais Williams.
(to 18.45)


Conductor: The Rev. Prof. Rheinallt Nantlais Williams

: Meeting Point: Across the Table

A Business Man: Geoffrey Smith
An Actor: Patrick Wymark
and A Solicitor
is The Rev. Donald Soper who answers their questions about the stand he has taken on the Christian attitude to political affairs.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Questioner: Geoffrey Smith
Questioner: Patrick Wymark
Questioner: A Solicitor [name uncredited]
Panellist: The Rev. Donald Soper
Arranged by: Eric Blennerhassett
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: The News

: The Bob Hope Show

Starring Bob Hope, Patti Page, Joan Caulfield, David Rose and his Orchestra.
Special guest: James Garner
(A recorded programme)
See Round and About


Presenter: Bob Hope
Singer: Patti Page
Performer: Joan Caulfield
Musicians: David Rose and his Orchestra
Guest: James Garner

: The Long, Hot Summer Days

An impression of summer days in the South African countryside, where life is dominated by the idea of apartheid and the average white man's attitude to his African workers is summed up in the words 'We are treating them very well up to their standards'. Life is feudal and apparently peaceful, but throughout the long, hot summer days there is the sense of an impending storm of great violence.
This is a composite programme made from two films already shown on BBC Television last April in the 'Wind of Change' series


Cameraman: Ken Westbury
Sound recordist: Maurice Everitt
Film editor: Leonard Trumm
Additional music composed by: Thomas Henderson
Devised and produced by: Denis Mitchell

: The News

: A Town Has Turned to Dust

by Rod Serling
[Starring] Rod Steiger
with Patrick Allen Ronan O'Casey

The play takes place in 1880 in an American Town near the Mexican border.
"A Town Has Turned To Dust" was written as an original television drama in 1958.


Writer: Rod Serling
Producer: Alvin Rakoff
Guitar music arranged and played by: William Thomson
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Hannify: Ronan O'Casey
Jenkins: Jerold Wells
Senora Rivera: Eileen Way
Ramon Rivera: Lee Montague
Poncho Rivera: Vivian Matalon
Sheriff Harvey Denton: Rod Steiger
Danny, First Deputy: Percy Herbert
Billy, Second Deputy: Gaylord Cavallaro
Jerry Paul: Patrick Allen
Gibbons: Reginald Atkinson
Mexican Priest: George Pastell
Flagg: Bill Nagy
Flagg's wife: Tucker McGuire
Pete Ankers: Maurice Durant
Annamay Paul: Leigh Madison
Mexican boy: Terry Raven
Dolores Rivera: Maria Corvin
First Townsman: Roy Dotrice
Second Townsman: Peter Boretski
Henry: Brad Dancy
Mexican woman: Rebecca Wilson
Other parts played by: Carlos Williams
Other parts played by: Andrikos Adonis
Other parts played by: Martin Gordon
Other parts played by: Leslie Goby
Other parts played by: Jack Munt
Other parts played by: Victor Manuel
Other parts played by: Ray Marioni
Other parts played by: Serafino di Leo
Other parts played by: Hilary Sesta
Other parts played by: Madge Brindley
Other parts played by: John Bramley
Other parts played by: Fred Rawlings
Other parts played by: Bill Sawyer
Other parts played by: Louis Raynes
Other parts played by: Leslie Wright
Other parts played by: Paul Bogdan
Other parts played by: Lee Richardson
Other parts played by: Christopher Cooke
Other parts played by: Keith Lacey
Other parts played by: Pauline Foreman
Other parts played by: Sharon Young
Other parts played by: Brenda Duncan
Other parts played by: June Grant
Other parts played by: Beryl Nesbitt
Other parts played by: Wendy Gifford
Other parts played by: Peter Diamond
Other parts played by: Ray Browne
Other parts played by: Peter Stockbridge
Other parts played by: Dennis Cleary
Other parts played by: Bryan Bada
Other parts played by: Reginald Green
Other parts played by: Allan Mitchell
Other parts played by: Raf Jover
Other parts played by: Brian Jackson
Other parts played by: David Randall
Other parts played by: Michael Ross
Other parts played by: David Gordon
Other parts played by: Peter Burden
Other parts played by: William Rayner
Other parts played by: Bill Cartwright
Other parts played by: Jamie Barnes
Other parts played by: John Wilding
Other parts played by: Neil Phelps
Other parts played by: Donald Pelmear
Other parts played by: Lionel Wheeler
Other parts played by: Michael Graham Cox

: Monitor

Tonight's edition includes.
The Miners' Picnic
A brass band carnival filmed at Bedlington, Northumberland.

An impression of the century's greatest and most controversial artist with Douglas Cooper, John Berger and a sequence from Paul Haessert's film 'A Visit to Picasso'.
(A retrospective exhibition of Picasso's work, organised by the Arts Council of Great Britain, opens at the Tate Gallery on July 5)

Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.
See Round and About


Director (The Miners' Picnic): Ken Russell
Critic (Picasso): Douglas Cooper
Critic (Picasso): John Berger
Director (Picasso): David Jones
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Producer: Peter Newington
Presenter/editor: Huw Wheldon

: The Light of Life

An Epilogue by Canon Richard Tydeman.
From the BBC's Midland studio
Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Canon Richard Tydeman

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