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: Farming

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

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

W. T. Price of Harper Adams Agricultural College demonstrates various types of pig houses

Farm Visit: Harry Hunt visits Poultry Packers (Sussex) Ltd. and is shown round by Antony Fisher.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: John Cherrington
Stories and pictures presented by (From the Farm Front): Raymond Brooks-Ward
Item presenter: W. T. Price
Item presenter (Farm Visit): Harry Hunt
Farmer (Farm Visit): Antony Fisher
Film sequences: The BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
Director: David Martin
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: For the Schools: Spotlight: Shipshape and Bristol Fashion

A weekly current affairs programme.
Outside Broadcast cameras of the West of England Television Unit visit The Port of Bristol.
Introduced by Tom Salmon.


Presenter: Tom Salmon
Producer: Bill Coysh
Producer: Ronald Webster

: 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

: Mainly for Women: About the Home

Cookery Club
Guest Chef, John Potterton, one of the chefs who represented Britain at the International Cookery Exhibition last year, shows the technique of icing a
celebration cake.

Housework with Ease
Demonstrated by Doris Robertson of the Scottish Council of Physical Recreation.
From the BBC's Scottish television studios

Here's an Idea
Christine Veasey offers some suggestions for Christmas presents you can make in your spare time.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

(to 15.15)


Cook (Cookery Club): John Potterton
Item presenter (Housework with Ease): Doris Robertson
Item presenter (Here's an Idea): Christine Veasey
Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: Ann Shead

: Children's Television presents: The Railway Children: 4: Prisoners and Captives

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.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on March 24)


Author: E. Nesbit
Adapted by/Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Bobbie: Anneke Willys
Mrs. Viney: Hilda Barry
Dr. Forrest: John Stuart
Perks, the porter: Richard Warner
Engine driver: Ivor Salter
Fireman: Michael Segal
Peter: Cavan Kendall
Phyllis: Sandra Michaels
The Lovenian: Denis de Marney
Countrywoman: Madge Brindley
Farmer: Owen Berry
Man passenger: Geoffrey Denton
Mother: Jean Anderson
Other parts played by: Violet Parry
Other parts played by: Nelly Griffiths
Other parts played by: Arthur Hosking

: 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: The Red Carpet

A Morton Schindel cartoon film from the book by Rex Parkin.


Producer: Morton Schindel
Author: Rex Parkin

: 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.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings
and this week: Joan Heal, Rory McEwen
(Joan Heal is appearing in "Grab Me a Gondola" at the Lyric Theatre, London)


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Joan Heal
Singer/Guitarist: Rory McEwen
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Short Cuts: 7: Making Shelves

Barry Bucknell shows how to Do It Yourself.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: John Furness

: Vera Lynn Sings

from the Television Theatre with Semprini, The Keynotes, Dennis Spicer
Also introducing A Guest Artist and 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

: Balance of Terror

A spy thriller by Peter Shaffer
[Starring] Julia Arnall and John Stone

The action takes place at the present time on the Continent and in London.
See page 5


Writer: Peter Shaffer
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Harry Radcliff: John Stone
Mike Fenby: Kevin Scott
Col. Beaumont: Patrick Waddington
Anna Fortner: Julia Arnall
Karl Muller: Harry Lockart
Agent: Gertan Klauber
Dorfmann: Frederick Schiller
Connie: Gisela Birke
Professor Robertson: Owen Berry
Gifford: Norman Pierce
Randall: Donald Price
Hampton: Ian Colin
Davies: Kenneth Edwards
Military Policeman: Jeremy Longhurst
Others taking part: Roland Brand
Others taking part: Harry Hagedorn
Others taking part: Theodore Wilhelm
Others taking part: Lisa Collingwood

: Sea and Ships: Sailing the Mayflower: Part 2

Alan Villiers introduces the first public showing in Great Britain of his own film.
A fortnight ago Alan Villiers, Captain of Mayflower II, the Brixham-built replica of the seventeenth-century ship, showed viewers the first part of his own film of the voyage.
Tonight he completes his account and shows the remainder of the trip, including the arrival at Plymouth, Massachusetts, and New York.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter/filmmaker: Alan Villiers
Film editor: Constance Dunn
Producer: Ian Curtis

: Me, and the Night and the Music

Elisabeth Welch presents the second of three programmes.
Assisted by Winifred Taylor and Patrick Harvey at two pianos


Presenter/singer: Elisabeth Welch
Pianist: Winifred Taylor
Pianist: Patrick Harvey
Producer: Charles R. Rogers

: Eye on Research: 1: Wing in the Future

Robert Reid reports.
The story of the aerodynamicist as he plots the flight behaviour of a supersonic aircraft that may take the air in twelve years' time.
From the Royal Aircraft Establishment wind tunnels at Bedford.
See page 7


Reporter: Robert Reid
Research and treatment: Gordon Taylor
Director: Tom Millett
Director: Bill Wright
Producer: Aubrey Singer

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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