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: Farming

and Weather for Farmers
The magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by John Cherrington.

An Outside Broadcast from Arthur Court's farm at Frome, Somerset, with film of the year's work introduced by James Thorburn.
The Vet, answers questions put by John Copland and Leonard Pearce.
Recorded by the West Region Outside Broadcast Unit


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter: James Thorburn
Expert: The Vet [name uncredited]
Interviewer: John Copland
Interviewer: Leonard Pearce
Film Editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: O Sul I Sul

Y telediad yng ngofal ROBERT S. EVANS
This week's news reviewed.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Robert S. Evans

: Croeso (Welcome)

gan Osian Ellis i David Lloyd
Jean Evans, Clifford Earnshaw
Cantorion Shelley ac i chwithau
Gyda rhan o
Gerddorfa Gymreig y BBC dan arweiniad Arwel Hughes
Golygydd cerdd. Alwyn Jones Cynllunydd, David Butcher Y telediad yng ngofal Jack Williams
Osian Ellis welcomes you to a programme of music from Wales.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)


Harpist/presenter: Osian Ellis

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Bopster

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

2.0-2.15 Flashback and Sports Extra from the West Region
2.15-2.25 Songs for Sweethearts


Sergeant Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show): Phil Silvers

: Film Matinee presents: It's a Wonderful Life

A comedy.
[Starring] James Stewart

The heart-warming story of a small-town boy with ambitions of fame, fortune, and success. Fame and fortune may have eluded him, but what about success...?


George Bailey: James Stewart
Mary Hatch: Donna Reed
Dr Potter: Lionel Barrymore
Uncle Billy: Thomas Mitchell
Clarence: Henry Travers
Mrs Bailey: Beulah Bondi
Bert: Ward Bond
Ernie: Frank Faylen
Violet: Gloria Grahame

: Angel in Need

'The blackened Angel' on top of Burslem Town Hall was a familiar figure to Arnold Bennett , when writing his famous novels about the six towns that make up the Potteries.
This year Burslem celebrated its Golden Jubilee by giving the town a face-lift. During the past six months the combined efforts of the Civic Trust and the local inhabitants have transformed the centre of the town-and 'the Angel' got a face-lift.
Introduced by Douglas Jones.


Presenter: Douglas Jones
Photographed by: Ronnie Anscombe
Photographed by: Jimmy Allen
Photographed by: Charles Smith
Editor: Ken Morgan
Producer: Pamela Wilcox Bower

: Sooty: A Music Lesson

Sooty gives A Music Lesson with Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the BBC's North of England studio


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Paul of Tarsus: Part 2 : The Road to Damascus

A cycle of ten plays telling the story of the Acts of Christ's Apostles.
Written and produced by Joy Harington.

In two years the number of Nazarenes in Jerusalem had increased to thousands. Many of the Jews from foreign lands joined them, and among these was a young man called Stephen.


Writer/producer: Joy Harington
Music composed and directed by: Christopher Whelen
Designer: Richard Henry
Film Cameraman: John A. S. Turner
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Associate Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Luke, the story-teller: Philip Latham
Simon Peter: Walter Fitzgerald
John Zebedee: Stuart Hutchison
James Zebedee: John Graham
Matthew: Robert Gillespie
Widow: Joyce Chancellor
Stephen: John Southworth
Barnabas: Kenneth MacKintosh
Saul: Patrick Troughton
The High Priest: Mark Dignam
Saul's Companion: Julian Sherrier
Saul's Companion: William Treacher
Saul's Companion: Kim Grant
Saul's Companion: John Flint
Rhoda: Judith Gibson
Gamaliel: Anthony Jacobs
Mark: David Spenser
Traveller: John Woodnutt
Judas: Meadows White
Ananias: Martin Miller
Ananias's son: Paul Streather
King Aretas: Frank Shelley

: The Animal Man

A film from France.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
English version by: Peggy Miller

: Sunday Special: Craftsmen and Artists

Elaine Strutt invites you to meet a silversmith.


Presenter: Elaine Strutt
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Nesau at Dduw

Myfyrdod a Mawl dan arweiniad y Parchedig O.G. Rees
Cenir yr emynau gan
GANTORION GYMREIG Y BBC Arweinydd. Arwel Hughes
'Drawing Near Unto God'
A Meditation in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)
(to 18.45)


Unknown: O.G. Rees

: Meeting Point: Truth and Personality

More great sermons - past and present
Introduced by Donald Holms.


Presenter: Donald Holms
Production: Victor Menzies

: The News

: Showtime

Introduced by David Nixon.
Written by David Climie, David Whitaker and David Nixon.
Starring this week: The Beverley Sisters, Kenneth Connor, Morey Amsterdam,
Dorothy Wayne, Douglas Squires, The Showtime Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.


Presenter/writer: David Nixon
Writer: David Climie
Writer: David Whitaker
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
[Orchestra] directed by: Eric Robinson
Dance direction/dancer: Douglas Squires
Settings: Stanley Dorfman
Jimmy Edwards' script by: Frank Muir
Jimmy Edwards' script by: Denis Norden
Producer: George Inns
Singers: The Beverley Sisters
Comedian: Kenneth Connor
Comedian: Morey Amsterdam
Singer: Dorothy Wayne
Dancers: The Showtime Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers

: What's My Line?

Chairman, Eamonn Andrews
Panel: Isobel Barnett, Gilbert Harding, Dawn Addams, Cyril Fletcher and a mystery guest celebrity.
Televised by arrangement with CBS and Maurice Winnick


Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: Dawn Addams
Panellist: Cyril Fletcher
Research: Julia Cave
Director: Richard Evans
Producer: John Warrington
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman

: The Sunday-Night Play presenting: The Chopping Block

by Vincent Tilsley.
[Starring] Ursula Howells, Glyn Houston, Jacqueline Hill
The fifth of a new series of plays specially written for Television.


Writer/Producer: Vincent Tilsley
Designer: Reece Pemberton
Director: Vivian Matalon
Sarah Weeks: Ursula Howells
Harry Weeks: Glyn Houston
Nancy: Barbara Young
Johnson: Robert Perceval
Jane: Jacqueline Hill
Sally: Pauline Taylor
Maisie: Marion Mathie
Shop assistant: Angela Crow
Fred: Arnold Bell

: The News

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.
Tonight's edition includes:

The Eye of Cartier-Bresson
The great French photographer at work.

Music through the Looking Glass
The fantasy world of Gerard Hoffnung.

Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.


Subject (The Eye of Cartier-Bresson): Henri Cartier-Bresson
Director (The Eye of Cartier-Bresson)/Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Musician (Music through the Looking Glass): Gerard Hoffnung
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Presenter/Editor: Huw Wheldon

: The Epilogue: Humour in the Gospels

Monsignor Bernard Bogan


Presenter: Monsignor Bernard Bogan

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