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: Farming

A weekly agricultural magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by R. C. Gray.

Modern Beef Production
A survey by W. E. Bowden Head of Livestock Division of the Fatstock Marketing Corporation and Dr. G. E. Lamming of the School of Agriculture, Nottingham University.
Illustrated with film made on the farm of Will Hogg, Clackmae, Earlston, Berwickshire, on farms in Breconshire, and at Sutton Bonnington School of Agriculture.

Farm Visit
Humphrey Barron visits Dr. Samuel Shaw of Craighy House, Saintfield, Co. Down.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: R.C. Gray
Item presenter (Modern Beef Production): W.E. Bowden
Item presenter (Modern Beef Production): Dr. G.E. Lamming
Item presenter (Farm Visit): Humphrey Barron
Interviewee (Farm Visit): Dr. Samuel Shaw
Film sequences: The BBC's 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

: Mainly for Women: About the Home

I've an Idea for Christmas
Christine Veasey shows how to make a fashion frivolity for a teenager.

The Season's Best
Frances Perry shows this month's best value in flowers, fruit, and vegetables.

Housework with Ease
Demonstrated by Doris Robertson of the Scottish Council of Physical Recreation.

From the BBC's Scottish television studio
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

(to 15.15)


Item presenter (I've an Idea for Christmas): Christine Veasey
Item presenter (The Season's Best): Frances Perry
Item presenter (Housework with Ease): Doris Robertson
Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: Ann Shead

: Children's Television presents: The Railway Children: 7: The Hound in the Red Jersey

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 April 14)


Author: E. Nesbit
Adapted by/Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Eileen Diss
Peter: Cavan Kendall
Phyllis: Sandita Michaels
Roberta: Anneke Willys
Jim: Richard Peters
Signalman: Edward Palmer
First farmhand: Alan Curtis
Second farmhand: Owen Berry
Mother: Jean Anderson
Dr. Forrest: John Stuart

: Children's Television: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who announces this week's prize-winners and helps you with your picture making.
Picture Gallery: 'Christmas Eve'
See page 4


Presenter/Artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: Children's Television: Jenny's Birthday

A Morton Schindel cartoon film about Jenny the Cat's birthday party from the book by Esther Averill.


Producer: Morton Schindel
Author: Esther Averill

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings and this week:
Jackie Lee and Cy Grant


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

: Short Cuts: 10: Re-modelling a Fireplace

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


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
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 from the world of entertainment.


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.

: The Boy David

by J.M. Barrie
[Starring] Perlita Neilson, Joseph O'Connor and Sebastian Shaw

From the BBC's television studio in Scotland

(Perlita Nelson appears by permission of John Clements; Norman Fisher by permission of the Edinburgh Gateway Company; Charles Baptiste by permission of Rutherglen Repertory Theatre)
See pages 4 and 9


Author: J.M. Barrie
Producer: Finlay J. MacDonald
Music composed by: Thomas B. Wilson
Music played by: A section of the BBC Scottish Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Colin Davis
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Film Sequences: The BBC Film Unit
Sons of Jesse - Eliab: Derek New
Sons of Jesse - Aminadab: Malcolm Heggie
Sons of Jesse - Amnon: Norman Fraser
Sons of Jesse - Shammah: Peter Stuart Smith
Wife of Jesse: Jean Faulds
David, son of Jesse: Perlita Neilson
The Prophet Samuel: Sebastian Shaw
Jesse: Paul Curran
Jonathan, son of Saul: Michael Caridia
Ophir, a Captain in the Army of Saul: Bryden Murdoch
Saul, King of Israel: Joseph O'Conor
Nathan, priestly messenger of Samuel: Dennis Ramsden
Abner, Captain of the Slingers: Douglas Murchie
Armour-bearer of Goliath: Arthur Boland
Goliath of Gath: Iain Cuthbertson
Daughters of Saul - Merab: Pekoe Ainley
Daughters of Saul - Michal: Tanya Gerald
The Woman of Endor: Helena Gloag
Other parts played by: Robert Baird
Other parts played by: Charles Baptiste
Other parts played by: Kalman Glass
Other parts played by: Campbell Godley
Other parts played by: Gerald Jordan
Other parts played by: David Kinnaird
Other parts played by: Donald MacCormick
Other parts played by: Alan Mackill
Other parts played by: Samuel Nutt
Other parts played by: James Redmond
Other parts played by: Gerard Slevin
Other parts played by: James Stuart
Other parts played by: John Swan
Other parts played by: Alistair Wilson

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

from the British Museum.
Experts, sitting in front of the Elgin Marbles, face a challenge from the Department of the British and Medieval Antiquities.
The Experts:
Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Professor Stuart Piggott, Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
J. F. Hayward of the Victoria and Albert Museum
Chairman, Glyn Daniel
Televised from the British Museum by permission of the Trustees and Director


Expert: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Expert: Professor Stuart Piggott
Expert: J. F. Hayward
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Nancy Thomas

: Jazz Session

Ken Sykora introduces The Jazz Today Unit
Featuring Dave Shepherd (clarinet), Kathy Stobart (tenor sax), Bruce Turner (alto sax), Keith Christie (trombone), Ken Moule (piano), Coleridge Goode (bass), Allan Ganley (drums).
Guest artist, Jo Searle


Presenter: Ken Sykora
Clarinetist: Dave Shepherd
Tenor sax: Kathy Stobart
Alto sax: Bruce Turner
Trombonist: Keith Christie
Pianist: Ken Moule
Bass: Coleridge Goode
Drummer: Allan Ganley
Singer/guest artist: Jo Searle
Presented by: Arthur Langford

: Eye on Research: A Mind of Your Own?

Robert Reid reports.
A visit to the Burden Neurological Institute at Bristol where Dr. Grey Walter and his colleagues are probing the mysteries of the human brain.


Reporter: Robert Reid
Interviewee: Dr. Grey Walter
Research and treatment: Gordon Taylor
Producer: Nicholas Crocker
Series edited by: Aubrey E. Singer

: News Summary; Weather; Road Works Report; followed by: Post Early

Talk by the Postmaster-General, the Rt. Hon. Ernest Marples M.P.
(Recording of the broadcast at 6.55 in the Home Service)
(Sound only)


Speaker (Post Early): The Rt. Hon. Ernest Marples, M.P.

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