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: Farming

A weekly agricultural magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by John Cherrington.

The Farm Wage Increase
Clyde Higgs, who farms extensively at Hatton Rock, near Stratford-on-Avon, and elsewhere, discusses the implications of the new minimum wage-rates for farm workers introduced on October 28.

From the Farm Front
stories and pictures presented by Raymond Brooks-Ward.

Ploughing: Setting up Ridges
J. C. Hawkins of the National Institute of Agricultural Engineering introduces the first of three ploughing demonstrations.

Farm Visit
Frank Garner describes work in progress at Hiam Estates, Cambridge.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (The Farm Wage Increase): Clyde Higgs
Item presenter (From the Farm Front): Raymond Brooks-Ward
Item presenter (Ploughing): J. C. Hawkins
Item presenter (Farm Visit): Frank Garner
Film sequences: The BBC Agricultural Film Unit
Director: David Martin
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC television film)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: For the Schools: Spotlight: Television and You

Television and film cameras bring to the classroom people and places in the news.
This week, as the BBC Television Service has its twenty-first birthday, the Spotlight falls on... Television and You
Written and introduced by Robert Reid.
The subject of next week's 'Spotlight' will be announced at the end of this programme


Writer/presenter: Robert Reid
Film editor: Barry Toovey
Producer: Ivan Gilman

: Mainly for Women

About the Home

Domestic Forum
Viewers' questions answered spontaneously by Ruth Drew, Marjorie Bruce-Milne,
Franklin Engelmann, Molly Hargrave
In the chair, Joan Gilbert

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 which make attractive pets.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

(to 15.15)


Panellist (Domestic Forum): Ruth Drew
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Marjorie Bruce-Milne
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Franklin Engelmann
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Molly Hargrave
Chairman (Domestic Forum)/presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer (Domestic Forum): Joyce Belfrage
Reporter (My Friend Sheltie): Stanley Dangerfield
Producer: Ann Shead

: Children's Television presents: The Railway Children: 1: The Beginning of Things

A serial in eight parts adapted for television from the book by E. Nesbit and produced by Dorothea Brooking.
The action of the serial takes place In the year 1906.

(Telerecording of the programme first broadcast on March 3)


Author: E. Nesbit
Adapted by/Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Eileen Diss
The Old Gentleman: Norman Shelley
Roberta (Bobbie): Anneke Willys
Peter: Cavan Kendall
Phyllis: Sandra Michaels
Mother: Jean Anderson
Father: John Richmond
Ruth: Ysanne Churchman
Cook: Vi Stevens
Perks, the Porter: Richard Warner
Mr. Gill, the Stationmaster: Donald Morley
Carter: Paddy Ward

: Children's Television: Sketch Club

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


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: Children's Television: Prudence Kitten: The Dancing Class

with Molly Blake, assisted by Doris Hall.


Presenter: Molly Blake
Puppeteer: Doris Hall

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

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

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore and Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith,
Macdonald Hastings, Cy Grant, Diane Todd and Special this week: Twenty-one Years of Television: Memorable Moments: 1954-1955


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Singer: Diane Todd
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Short Cuts: 4: Tiling in the bathroom

Peter Heard shows you how to 'Do It Yourself'.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Peter Heard
Producer: John Furness

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

Billy Cotton calls Wakey, Wakey! in The Billy Cotton Band Show
with Alan Breeze and Kathie Kay.
Also involved: The High-Lights, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes and a guest star.


Presenter/Bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singers: The High-Lights
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Scriptwriter: Jimmy Grafton
Choreographer/Associate producer: Leslie Roberts
Production: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: Ordeal by Fire

A play for television by Herman Closson.
Translated by E. J. King Bull.
[Starring] Elizabeth Sellars, Robert Eddison, Patrick Troughton and Peter Wyngarde


Author: Herman Closson
Translated by: E. J. King Bull
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Jerome Taillard, a young scholar: Peter Wyngarde
Martine, the Innkeeper's wife: Beatrice Campbell
Gervais, Steward to the Marquis: Reginald Barratt
Jacquotte, a chambermaid: Brenda Bennett
Francoise de Gaillcmarde, an adventuress: Elizabeth Sellars
Ferreol, her henchman: John McCarthy
Robechon, the Innkeeper: Ronald Radd
Marquis de Saint-Avare, a travelling nobleman: Andre van Gyseghem
Courtiers: Mirecourt: Michael Hawkins
Courtiers: Buquet: Julian Sherrier
Courtiers: Boissacq: Allan McClelland
De La Fayette, Marshal of France: John Longden
La Coulterie, Captain of the Guard: Christopher Rhodes
A Chamberlain: Graham Leaman
King Charles VII, formerly the Dauphin: Robert Eddison
Agnes Sorel, a young court lady: Jessica Cairns
La Hire, a former general: Patrick Troughton
Maitre Jean Lombard, a lawyer: William Fox

: Sir Gerald Kelly

Outside broadcast cameras visit Burlington House in London for the Royal Academy's Exhibition of the works of K.C.V.O., P.P.B.A.
The artist takes Bill Duncalf through the Diploma Gallery and discusses his own paintings.
See page 6


Presenter: Bill Duncalf
Interviewee: Sir Gerald Kelly
Presented for television by: Humphrey Fisher

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

from Italy.
Experts in the great painted hall of the Palazzo Madama in Turin face a challenge from four of Turin's museums: Armeria Reale, Museo Antichita , Museo Civico, and Museo Egizio.
The Experts: Sir James Mann, Professor Talbot Rice, Dr. Philip Corder of the Society of Antiquaries
Chairman, Glyn Daniel
(Televised from Turin by courtesy of the Italian Television Service)


Expert: Sir James Mann
Expert: Professor Talbot Rice
Expert: Dr. Philip Corder
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Nancy Thomas

: 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

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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