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: Farming

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

The Turkey Industry
Ray Feltwell surveys, with film illustration, modern production methods and gives advice on how to keep costs low.

'Farming's' vet demonstrates the proper procedure for the farmer to follow at calving time, illustrated with film showing the actual birth of a calf.

Teleri Phillips visits Radnor Forest, near Presteigne, Radnorshire, in order to look into the integration of Forestry and Agriculture.

Film sequences by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: R. C. Gray
Item presenter (The Turkey Industry): Ray Feltwell
Item presenter (Forestry): Teleri Phillips
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


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

: Mainly for Women: About the Home

Cookery Club
Arthur Hope a leading British chef, explains his method of creating a dozen different dishes from a Christmas turkey.
See facing page

Around the Shops at Christmas
Some household goods which merit special attention shown by Margaret Douglas.

The Season's Greetings
Joan Gilbert shows an unusual way of displaying Christmas cards.

(to 15.15)


Cook (Cookery Club): Arthur Hope
Item presenter (Around the Shops at Christmas): Margaret Douglas
Item presenter (The Season's Greetings): Joan Gilbert
Producer: Ann Shead

: Children's Television presents: The Railway Children: 8 - The End 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.


Author: E. Nesbit
Adapter/producer: Dorothea Brooking
Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Eileen Diss
Roberta: Anneke Willys
Peter: Cavan Kendall
Jim: Richard Peters
Mother: Jean Anderson
Phyllis: Sandra Michaels
Mrs Viney: Hilda Barry
The Old Gentleman: Norman Shelley
Boy on bike: David Coote
Mrs Ransome: Beatrice Rowe
Blacksmith: John Baskcomb
Mr Gill, the Stationmaster: Donald Morley
Perks, the porter: Richard Warner
Father: John Richmond

: 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: Bryan Cowgill

: Children's Television: The Little Red Lighthouse

A Morton Schindel cartoon film from the book by Hildegarde H. Swift and Lynd Ward.


Producer: Morton Schindel
Author: Hildegarde H. Swift
Author: Lynd Ward

: 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.
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings and this week, Rory McEwen


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

: News Summary

: Short Cuts: 11 - Make it for Christmas

Barry Bucknell shows how to Do It Yourself.


Handyman: 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
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
[Orchestra] Leader: David McCallum
Choreographer/associate producer: Leslie Roberts
Scriptwriter: Freddie Robertson
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: News Headlines

: So This is New York

[Starring] Henry Morgan and Rudy Vallee in the comedy So This is new York. A film directed by Richard O. Fleischer


Director: Richard O. Fleischer
Ernie Finch: Henry Morgan
Herbert Daley: Rudy Vallee
Jimmy Ralston: Bill Goodwin
Mr Turnbull: Hugh Herbert
Sid Mercer: Leo Gorcey
Ella Finch: Virginia Grey
Kate Goff: Dona Drake
Francis Griffin: Jerome Cowan

: Sea and Ships: The North-West Passage

Peter Scott discusses a film of H.M.C.S. Labrador with Commander J. M. Leeming,
The story of the North-West Passage is the story of the many daring attempts to find a free deep-water channel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans round the North of Canada.
From the seventeenth century onwards many attempts were made. Two of the most famous of these expeditions were those of Parry in 1819 and later, in 1845, of Franklin, who died making the attempt. After Amundsen's successful voyage in 1903 the first passage from West to East was made in 1940 by Henry Larsen in St. Roch--a Royal Canadian Mounted Police boat. The first naval vessel to go through was H.M.C.S. Labrador in 1954.


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: Commander J. M. Leeming
Film editor: Constance Dunn
Producer: Ian Curtis

: Jazz Session

Ken Sykora introduces The Don Rendell Jazz Six.
Guest artist, Rosemary Squires


Presenter: Ken Sykora
Musicians: The Don Rendell Jazz Six
Singer/guest artist: Rosemary Squires
Presented by: Arthur Langford

: Eye on Research: 5: Trial by Water

Robert Reid reports.
Scientists of the Hydraulic Research Station at Wallingford show how models are used to plot the action of water on the coastlines and river beds of the world.


Reporter: Robert Reid
Research and treatment: Gordon Taylor
Producer: Bill Wright
Series edited by: Aubrey E. Singer

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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