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: The Weather Situation for farmers and growers; followed by Farming: A Sheep Station in Wales

Introduced by John Cherrington.

Five years ago, Wilfred Cave, who farms in Wiltshire, bought a sheep farm in Wales near Builth Wells. As a result of replanning the farm layout three men are handling a flock of eight hundred breeding ewes without any assistance. Wilfred Cave discusses his revolutionary system with John Cherrington.
Filmed by the BBC Agricultural Film Unit and Ion Trant


Presenter: John Cherrington
Interviewee: Wilfred Cave
Filmed by: Ion Trant
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, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Robert S. Evans

: Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru Caerdydd 1960

Wythnos o Wyl
Ar derfyn yr Eisteddfod yng Nghaerdydd, gwahoddwn chwi 1 stiwdio'r BBC i glywed rhai o'r enlllwyr a chyfarfod a rhai pobl a fu'n gweithio ac eraill a fu'n hamddena a mwynhau'n hunain drwy gydol yr wythnos
Bydd Lena Harries a Ronnie Williams yno i'ch cyflwyno iddynt
Y telediad yng ngofal JACK WILLIAMS
Y cyfarwyddo gan NAN DAVIES
(Week of Festivity: Eisteddfod competitions and personalities)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Lena Harries
Unknown: Ronnie Williams
Unknown: Jack Williams
Unknown: Nan Davies

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Grand Hotel

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bilko buys a small hotel and finds himself without a roof over his head.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Malcolm Mitchell with his Trio

and Arthur Jones at the electronic organ introduces a programme of music, song, and light conversation with Chas McDevitt and Shirley Douglas, Bryan Lock, Diana Noble, Fred Archer, Hugh Lloyd.


Musicians: Malcolm Mitchell with his Trio
Organist: Arthur Jones
Musician: Chas McDevitt
Singer: Shirley Douglas
Performer: Bryan Lock
Performer: Diana Noble
Conductor: Fred Archer
Performer: Hugh Lloyd
Additional script: Ken Hoare
Additional script: Hugh Woodhouse
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: Higher and Higher

[Starring] Jack Haley and Michele Morgan in the film comedy Higher and Higher
featuring Frank Sinatra, Victor Borge, Mel Torme and Leon Errol
The story of Cinderella in New York, with Michele Morgan as the heroine of this gay musical comedy.


Producer/Director: Tim Whelan
Mike O'Brien: Jack Haley
Millie Pico: Michele Morgan
Frank: Frank Sinatra
Sir Victor Fitzroy Victor: Victor Borge
Marty: Mel Torme
Cyrus Drake: Leon Errol

: Country Questions

What can be done about death-watch beetles in the woodwork of old churches?
Why do so many manor houses have dovecotes?
How do badgers find their food in the dark?
These are some of the questions discussed by Alan Connell, Ernest Neal, Ralph Wightman.
Chairman, Charles Coles


Panellist: Alan Connell
Panellist: Ernest Neal
Panellist: Ralph Wightman
Chairman: Charles Coles
Presented by: Paul Bonner
Editor: Bill Coysh

: Tales of the Riverbank

A series of films about the animals who live along the bank of a Canadian river.
Roderick the Rat teaches the Hamster how to fish and is rather surprised by his friend's catch.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


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

: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: 3: The Saving of Muff Potter

by Mark Twain.
Adapted for television in seven episodes by C. E. Webber.


Author: Mark Twain
Adapter: C. E. Webber
Music played and sung by: Peggy Seeger
Film cameraman: Bill Munn
Film editor: Alan Martin
Settings: Archie Clark
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Tom Sawyer: Fred Smith
Sid: Lindsay Scott-Patton
Aunt Polly: Betty Hardy
Mary: Lorna Henderson
Becky Thatcher: Janina Faye
Amy Lawrence: Wendy Turner
Susan: Carla Challoner
Joe Harper: Barry Canton
Jeff Thatcher: Mike Taylor
Huckleberry Finn: Mike Strotheide
Defence Counsel: Stratford Johns
Muff Potter: Jack Smethurst
Injun Joe: John Bennett
Prosecuting Counsel: Michael Segal
Clerk of the Court: Terence Greenidge

: The People of Paradise: 2: Cargo Cult

David Attenborough continues his story of The People of Paradise and of his journey through the South-West Pacific.
In the New Hebrides he encounters a cult whose followers throw away all their money, set up imitation radio aerials, and build scarlet gates and crosses throughout the forests and volcanic plains of their island.


Presenter/producer: David Attenborough
Film cameraman: Geoffrey Mulligan
Film editor: Robert Walter
Studio presentation: Brian Branston

: Sunday Special

Philip Guard re-tells the story of Joseph who had a talent for interpreting the future from dreams-both his own and other people's.


Storyteller: Philip Guard
Production: Victor Menzies

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 18.15)

: Meeting Point: What's in the Papers?

Some Christian views on the news from:
The Rev. Antony Bridge, Bertram Mycock, F. Lincoln Ralphs.
Introduced by William Purcell.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Panellist: The Rev. Antony Bridge
Panellist: Bertram Mycock
Panellist: F. Lincoln Ralphs
Presenter: William Purcell
Producer: John McGonagle

: The News

: My Word

A panel game devised by Tony Shryane and Edward J. Mason.
E. Arnot Robertson, Frank Muir challenge Nancy Spain and Denis Norden.
Chairman, Jack Longland
From the BBC's Midland studio


Devised by: Tony Shryane
Devised by: Edward J. Mason
Panellist: E. Arnot Robertson
Panellist: Frank Muir
Panellist: Denis Norden
Chairman: Jack Longland
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Summer Theatre presents: A Dream of Treason

by Maurice Edelman, M.P.
Television play by Anthony Steven.
[Starring] Tony Britton, Andrew Cruickshank, Judith Scott, Ernest Clark


Author: Maurice Edelman
Television play by: Anthony Steven
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Producer: John Jacobs
Martin Lambert: Tony Britton
Augier: Hugo de Vernier
Nigel Fergusson: John Longden
Valerie Fergusson: Judith Stott
American journalist: Gaylord Cavallaro
Diplomatic Correspondent: Edward Jewesbury
Sir Andrew Brangwyn: Andrew Cruickshank
Lady Brangwyn: Marian Spencer
Sir James Padley: Anthony Sharp
Vosper: John Falconer
Airport Officer: Jack Stewart
Margaret: Doreen Keogh
Colonel Barraclough: Ernest Clark
Sir Charles Baggott: Peter Stephens
Ryder: Keith Anderson
Eleanore: Nicolette Bernard
Tom: Charles Rea
Veale: Leonard Williams
Special nurse: Mary Webster
Chairman of the Enquiry: Horace Sequeira

: The News

: Monitor Summer Film Festival

A selection from the first three years of 'Monitor'.
Edited and introduced by Huw Wheldon.

Lawrence Durrell
The author of the Alexandrian Quartet interviewed at his home in the Camargue.

A look at Hi-Fi.


Editor/Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Interviewee: Lawrence Durrell
Director (Lawrence Durrell): David Jones
Director (Hi-Fi-Fo-Fum): John Schlesinger
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Programme presented by: David Jones

: I Musici

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: The Epilogue: Holidays at Home

A talk by the Rev. John Morris, Vicar of Longbridge, Birmingham.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: The Rev. John Morris

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