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: Farming

A weekly agricultural magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced from Olympia by John Cherrington who reports on the Dairy Show.
The programme includes a film of the Milking Trials, the Bledisloe Trophy, and other important events, and the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit's cameras take viewers to every part of the Show.
From the Farm Front:
Stories and pictures presented by A. C. Burton.


Presenter: John Cherrington
Stories and pictures presented by (From the Farm Front): A. C. Burton
Director: David Martin
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams

: For the Schools: Spotlight: The Way We Lived Then

Television and film cameras bring to the classroom people and places in the news.
This week: A visit to the Welsh Folk Museum at St. Fagans near Cardiff, where some of the homes of the past are preserved for the delight of the present.
Introduced by Dr. Iorwerth Peate and Alun Williams.


Presenter: Dr. Iorwerth Peate
Presenter: Alun Williams
Producer: Selwyn Roderick
Producer: Elwyn Thomas

: Mainly for Women

About the Home

Guest of the Week
Joan Gilbert recalls some experiences during her eleven years in Television.

Housework with Ease
Demonstrated by Doris Robertson of the Scottish Council of Physical Recreation.
From the BBC's Scottish television studio
See page 61

Here's An Idea
Christine Veasey shows how to make an attractive bedhead out of an old picture frame.

Shopping Suggestions
New ideas for the housewife by Margaret Douglas.

Introduced by Franklin Engelmann.

A Story, a Sketch, and a Song
Wynford Vaughan Thomas recalls the land of his fathers while Bruce Angrave draws his own conclusions and Trefor Jones sings a tune.

(to 15.15)


Guest (Guest of the Week): Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Housework with Ease): Doris Robertson
Item presenter (Here's An Idea): Christine Veasey
Item presenter (Shopping Suggestions): Margaret Douglas
Presenter: Franklin Engelmann
Producer: Ann Shead
Storyteller (A Story, a Sketch, and a Song): Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Artist (A Story, a Sketch, and a Song): Bruce Angrave
Singer (A Story, a Sketch, and a Song): Trefor Jones
Producer (A Story, a Sketch, and a Song): Joyce Belfrage

: Children's Television presents: Champion the Wonder Horse: Calhoun Rides Again

The leader of a gang of bank-robbers, in desperate flight from the sheriff, hides the stolen money on a disused ranch. Later, when the gang try to regain the hidden spoils, they come up against Ricky and his friends.....


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

: Children's Television: Junior Sportsview

Introduced by Max Robertson.
A fortnightly series presenting news and views from the world of sport.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Tom Millett

: Children's Television: Hercules

A Morton Schindel cartoon film about a brave fire-engine from the book by Hardie Gramatky.


Director: Morton Schindel
Author: Hardie Gramatky

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - Politics - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings and this week: Shirley Eaton, Rory McEwen


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Shirley Eaton
Singer/guitarist: Rory McEwen
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

: Short Cuts: 3: Frost proofing

Peter Heard shows you how to Do It Yourself.


Presenter: Peter Heard
Producer: John Furness

: Vera Lynn Sings

from the Television Theatre with Semprini, The Keynotes, Dennis Spicer also introducing Guest Artists.
The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes


Singer: Vera Lynn
Pianist: Semprini
Singers: The Keynotes Ventriloquist: Dennis Spicer
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Choreographer and associate producer: Leslie Roberts
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
[Orchestra] Leader: David McCallum
Script: Freddie Robertson
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: News Headlines

: Il Trovatore

Vic Oliver introduces and conducts a shortened version of Verdi's Il Trovatore
(Libretto by Cammarano)
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Maguire)
The action takes place in Spain.


Presenter/Conductor: Vic Oliver
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Cammarano
Producer: Patricia Foy
Chorus-Master: Cyril Gell
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Maguire
Costume supervisor: Elisabeth Agombar
Make-up supervisor: Jill Summers
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Leonora: Doreen Murray
The Count di Luna: Peter Glossop
Manrico: Edgar Evans
Azucena: Monica Sinclair
Ines: Ava June
Ferrando: John Holmes

: Pat's Private Angels

by Dennis Laxton.
[Starring] J. G. Devlin and Harry Hutchinson
From the BBC's West of England studio

This Irish comedy by Dennis Laxton is all about miraculous and comic happenings in a small Irish town. Pat O'Connolly is very sick-so sick that the daughter who lives at home, Kathleen, has summoned the daughter who lives in Dublin, Maureen, to his bedside. For though one might not think it, with his high spirits and peppery temper, Pat is eighty-five years old, and this may be his last illness. Certainly it is a very remarkable illness, for in the night Pat is favoured by a visit from a pair of angels-Angel Peter and Angel John. What is more, they turn out to be very Irish angels, and very sporting angels, too. So much so that they allow him three chances to settle up old scores before morning. It is an offer no Irishman could refuse...
At 9.15


Writer: Dennis Laxton
Producer: Barbara Burnham
Kathleen: Sheila Raynor
Maureen: Carmel McSharry
Pat O'Connolly: J. G. Devlin
Mrs Rafferty: Betty Hardy
Angel Peter: Michael Bates
Angel John: Peter Smallwood
Michael O'Riley: Tony Quinn
Davy Finnegan: Harry Hutchinson
Kelly: P. G. Stephens

: Before Bedtime

Kenneth McKellar sings for you Before Bedtime with Owen Walters and his Orchestra.
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Singer: Kenneth McKellar
Musicians: Owen Walters and his Orchestra
Producer: Eddie Fraser

: The Burns and Allen Show: Parakeet Problem

Presents the film Parakeet Problem

: News Summary; Weather; Road Works Report

The Rt. Hon. Selwyn Lloyd C.B.E., Q.C., M.P., Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs broadcasts a message on United Nations Day.
(Sound only)


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Selwyn Lloyd

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