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: Farming and Weather for Farmers

The magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by John Cherrington.
Letting by Tender
The practice of letting farms by tender (competitively in the open market) has been increasing in recent years. Peter Trumper, a chartered surveyor in general practice, explains how the system works.
Discussion: Captain R.C. Petre, J.A. Bakewell
Filmed by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (Letting by Tender): Peter Trumper
Panellist (Discussion): Captain R.C. Petre
Panellist (Discussion): J.A. Bakewell
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o ffilmiau newyddion yu dangos peth o weithgarwch
Cymru a'r Cymry yn ystod yr wythnos
Y telediiad yng ngofal
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)


Unknown: Robert S. Evans

: Sasiwyn Y Gwyddonwyr

CynheUr cyfarfodydd blynyddol y Gymdeithas Brydeinig er Hyrwyddo Gwyddoniaeth yng Nghaerdydd yr wythnos yma. Cyflwynwn heddiw bortread o'r sasiwn wyddonol bwysig hon sy'n dwyn ynghyd arbenigwyr a lleygwyr yn y maes
Cyflwynir y rhaglen gan
Glyn O. Phillips
T cyfarwyddo gan IFAN O. Williams
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)

: Malcolm Mitchell with his Trio

and Arthur Jones at the electronic organ introduces a programme of music, song, and light conversation with Mike Desmond, The Bell-Tones, The Carson Twins, Diana Noble, Hugh Lloyd.


Musicians: Malcolm Mitchell with his Trio
Organist: Arthur Jones
Singer: Mike Desmond
Singers: The Bell-Tones
Singers: The Carson Twins
Performer: Diana Noble
Performer: Hugh Lloyd
Additional script: Ken Hoare
Additional script: Hugh Woodhouse
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: Double Dynamite

A romantic film comedy.
[Starring] Frank Sinatra and Jane Russell
with Groucho Marx

Johnny Dalton, a shy retiring young bank clerk, can hardly believe his good fortune when in a most mysterious way he wins a large sum of money. But when exactly the same amount disappears at the same time from the bank where he works, Johnny's new-found wealth becomes an extremely embarrassing problem.


Director: Irving Cummings
Johnny Dalton: Frank Sinatra
Mildred: Jane Russell
Emil J. Koch: Groucho Marx
Bob Pulsifer: Don McGuire
R.B. Pulsifer: Howard Freeman
Man with sunglasses: Nestor Paiva

: Country Questions

What causes apples to go brown and rot on the trees-or shortly after picking?; Why are moths attracted to a bright light?; ls it safe to eat watercress growing in streams?
These are some of the questions to be discussed by Eric Hobbis, Ernest Neal, Ralph Wightman.
Chairman, Charles Coles


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

: International Celebrity Concert

Gerald Moore introduces an International Celebrity Concert
with Victoria de los Angeles, Halina Czerny-Stefanska, Carlos Feller, Ars Musicae Ensemble now appearing at The 14th Edinburgh International Festival.
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Presenter: Gerald Moore
Soprano: Victoria de Los Angeles
Pianist: Halina Czerny-Stefanska
Flutist: Carlos Feller
Musicians: Ars Musicae Ensemble
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: Alan Rees

: Tales of the Riverbank

Mr. Turtle shows the Hamster a strange craft drifting downstream, and it isn't long before Hammy makes himself a brand-new home.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


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

: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Last episode: Lost and Found

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


Author: Mark Twain
Adapted by: C.E. Webber
Music played and sung by: Peggy Seeger
Film Cameraman: Bill Munn
Film Editor: Alan Martin
Settings: Archie Clark
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Ben Rogers: Douglas Denton
Aunt Polly: Betty Hardy
Sid: Lindsay Scott-Patton
Mary: Lorna Henderson
Jeff Thatcher: Mike Taylor
Tom Sawyer: Fred Smith
Becky Thatcher: Janina Faye
Mr. Jones, a Welsh farmer: Philip Ray
Mrs Thatcher: Diana Beaumont
Billy Fisher: Malcolm Ranson
Susan: Carla Challoner
Amy Lawrence: Wendy Turner
Judge Thatcher: Deering Wells
Injun Joe: John Bennett
Huckleberry Finn: Mike Strotheide
Widow Douglas: Barbara Cavan
Bob Tanner: John Evans
Johnny Miller: Peter Chenault
Jim Holles: Michael Phillips
Johnny Baker: Stanley Little
Joe Hutchens: Freddie Eldrett
Mr. Jones's first son: John Levitt
Mr. Jones's second son: Bill Corlett
Minister: Ivor Salter
Mr. Walters: Eric Dodson

: All Your Own

A programme in which children from all over Great Britain have been invited to take part.
Introduced by Brian Johnston.
Produced by Tony Arnold from the BBC's West of England television studio


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

: Sunday Special

A talk by Norma Cradock.


Presenter: Norma Cradock

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 18.15)

: The Eyes of Wait All Wait Upon Thee

A Service from the John Ross Memorial Church for the Deaf, Glasgow.
Conducted by the Rev. J. Stewart Lochrie assisted by William Gemmell, Isa Black and Robert Brown.


Conductor: The Rev. J. Stewart Lochrie
Assisted by: William Gemmell
Assisted by: Isa Black
Assisted by: Robert Brown
Television presentation: The Rev. Ronald Falconer

: The News

: Summer Theatre presents: Death of a Guest

by Philip Mackie
Starring Richard Pasco, Sarah Lawson, Emrys Jones, Derek Francis
with Moira Redmond, Ingeborg Wells

The action takes place at the Paultons' home in Hampstead. Time: The present


Writer: Philip Mackie
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Deenie: Ingeborg Wells
Lewis Paulton: Emrys Jones
Brenda Paulton: Sarah Lawson
Hugh Carliss: Richard Pasco
Marion Gray: Moira Redmond
Police Constable: John Kelland
Det-Inspector Brett: Derek Francis
Det-Sgt Petty: John Forbes-Robertson

: Association Football

Presented by the Spanish Television Service 9.0-9.15 and 9.25-10.15
Real Madrid V. Penarol Montevideo
Direct from Madrid

Spain's foremost Club and European Champions take on South America's Champions in this Final for the Club Championship of the World
with commentary by Kenneth Wolstenholme


Commentary: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: The News

: Association Football


: Walter Lippmann on Leadership

Walter Lippmann is the most distinguished political journalist in the United States today. Now seventy years old, he has been commenting on the American scene for almost half a century. He has been called 'The nation's political conscience'. In this programme, his first television appearance, he talks freely and frankly with CBS correspondent Howard K. Smith, giving a candid personal appraisal of such leaders as Eisenhower, Truman, Roosevelt, Churchill, Khrushchev, and de Gaulle. Mr. Lippmann also offers some challenging suggestions on such major international issues as spying, the recognition of Red China, and Berlin, and what the free world should do about them.
A 'CBS Reports' film


Interviewee: Walter Lippman
Interviewer: Howard K. Smith
Producer: Fred W. Friendly

: The Epilogue: Speaking as a Layman

John Coulson
'Speaking as a Layman'
From the BBC's West Region television studio


Presenter: John Coulson

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