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: Farming

The first of a new series of weekly agricultural magazines for those who live by the land.
John Cherrington introduces:

The Rt. Hon. Derick Heathcoat Amory, M.P., Minister of Agriculture Fisheries and Food, who surveys the outlook for British farming.
Sir James Turner and E.G. Gooch, C.B.E., M.P. are questioned by Clifford Selly and Jack Hargreaves on the same theme.

John Hawkins reports with film on the International Potato Harvester Trials.

Farm Visit
George Sigsworth calls upon the Earl of Bradford at Long Norton Farm on his Weston Hall, Staffordshire, estate.

From the Farm Front
stories and pictures presented by A.C. Burton.

Film sequences by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
From the BBC's Midland television studio
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Presenter: John Cherrington
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Derick Heathcoat Amory
Interviewee: Sir James Turner
Interviewee: E. G. Gooch
Interviewer: Clifford Selly
Interviewer: Jack Hargreaves
Reporter: John Hawkins
Item presenter (Farm Visit): George Sigsworth
Guest (Farm Visit): The Earl of Bradford [name uncredited]
Stories and pictures presented by (From the Farm Front): A.C. Burton
Director: David Martin
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: The Weather Situation for farmers and growers

(to 13.05)

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Weather 25 November 2016

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC television film)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: For the Schools: Spotlight

Outside broadcast cameras of the BBC Television Service take you to the Metropolitan Police Driving School.
Introduced by Berkeley Smith.
The subject of next week's 'Spotlight' will be announced at the end of this programme.


Presenter: Berkeley Smith
Producer: Ivan Gilman

: Mainly for Women: About the Home

Domestic Forum
Viewers' questions answered spontaneously by Barry Bracknell, Rosemary McRobert, Dora Seton, Elizabeth Beresford.

My Friend Sheltie
A weekly series in which Stanley Dangerfield, Chief Steward of Cruft's, reports on the care and training of Sheltie, his new Shetland sheepdog puppy, and suggests other animals that make attractive pets.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

(to 15.15)


Panellist (Domestic Forum): Barry Bracknell
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Rosemary McRobert
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Dora Seton
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Elizabeth Beresford
Reporter (My Friend Sheltie): Stanley Dangerfield
Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: Ann Shead

: Children's Television presents: Champion the Wonder Horse: Return of Red Cloud

Is there one law for the Paleface and one for the Redskin? In this fast-moving story of the West, Red Cloud is framed for murder. Ricky and Uncle Sandy have 'heap big medicine' of their own, however, and uphold the White Man's law. But the Indians are on the warpath.....


The Wonder Horse: Champion
Rebel the dog: Blaze
Ricky North: Barry Curtis
Uncle Sandy: Jim Bannon

: Children's Television: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who announces this week's prize-winners and helps you with your picture-making.
Picture Gallery: Domestic Scene


Presenter: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: Children's Television: Prudence Kitten: In the Garden

with Molly Blake.
Assisted by Doris Hall.


Presenter: Molly Blake
Puppeteer: Doris Hall

: News; Weather and Sports News

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and BBC Regions
News for Wales: 6.15-6.20

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - Politics - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Sheila Buxton, Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer: Sheila Buxton
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

: Sportsview Special: European Cup: Manchester United v. Shamrock Rovers

An on-the-spot film report of last night's match at Old Trafford, Manchester.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presented by: Paul Fox

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

Billy Cotton calls Wakey, Wakey in The Billy Cotton Band Show
with Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay
Also involved: The High-Lights, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes, The Jolaes Puppets
and guest star, Peter Sellers


Presenter/Bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singers: The High-Lights
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Devised by: Josephine Knight
Devised by: Ernest Field
Comedian/guest star: Peter Sellers
Script: Jimmy Grafton
Choreographer and associate producer: Leslie Roberts
Production: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: News Headlines

: Busman's Honeymoon

by Dorothy L. Sayers and M. St. Clare Byrne.
[Starring] Sarah Lawson and Peter Gray
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Adapter: M. St. Clare Byrne
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Puffett: Arthur Goullet
Bunter: Charles Lloyd Pack
Mrs Ruddle: Rita Webb
Harriet: Sarah Lawson
Lord Peter Wimsey: Peter Gray
Miss Twitterton: Anne Pichon
Frank Crutchley: Robert Hunter
The Rev Simon Goodacre: Allan Jeayes
Mr MacBride: Warren Mitchell
Constable Sellon: Jeremy Longhurst
Superintendent Kirk: George Woodbridge

: The Englishman's Home: Today and Tomorrow

Lionel Brett visits Farnley Hey in Yorkshire.
Our story, which began with a castle of the Middle Ages, ends with an English-man's home of today. Changes in the twentieth century in the materials available to the architect, and in our way of life, have caused a revolution in domestic architecture greater than any that preceded it. Lionel Brett traces this development from the earliest use of reinforced concrete, through to the housing schemes of today, and talks about some of the new ideas incorporated at Farnley Hey with Peter Womersley, the young architect who designed it.
The last in a series of seven programmes.


Presenter: Lionel Brett
Interviewee: Peter Womersley
Edited and produced by: John Vernon

: The Moor's Pavane

[Starring] Jose Limon American Dance Company
Variations on the theme of Othello
Though sub-titled 'Variations on the theme of Othello' this dance is not intended as a choreographic version of Shakespeare's play. In the form of a Pavane and other dances of the high Renaissance, the legend is told of the hapless Moor, his wrongfully suspected wife, the Moor's treacherous friend, and his wife. The four characters portray the tragedy of everyman, and the ballet is timeless in its implications.
'The Moor's Pavane' won the American Dance Magazine 1949 Award for outstanding creation in the field of modern dance.
(BBC telerecording)


Choreographer: Jose Limon
Music: Henry Purcell
Music arranged by: Simon Sadoff
Conductor: Simon Sadoff
Costumes: Pauline Lawrence
Producer: Margaret Dale
The Moor: Jose Limon
His friend: Lucas Hoving
His friend's wife: Pauline Koner
The Moor's wife: Betty Jones

: Labour Party Conference 1957

A report for Television introduced by Christopher Chataway with filmed extracts of speeches and Interviews and discussion from Brighton.


Reporter: Christopher Chataway

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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