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: Farming

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

Farming 1957-1958
A survey of past problems and future expectations of farmers throughout the United Kingdom illustrated with film.
Harry Hoggan (Scotland), Humphrey Barron (Northern Ireland), Peter Anderson (North of England), George Sigsworth (Midland), Teleri Phillips (Wales), James Thorburn (West of England), Harry Hunt (London and South East)
Guest contributor: Sir James Turner, President of the National Farmers' Union of England and Wales

Dr. Harold Temperton, Director of National Institute of Poultry Husbandry, compares, with costings, Open Range, Hen Yard, and Deep Litter systems.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: R.C. Gray
Reporter (Scotland): Harry Hoggan
Reporter (Northern Ireland): Humphrey Barron
Reporter (North of England): Peter Anderson
Reporter (Midland): George Sigsworth
Reporter (Wales): Teleri Phillips
Reporter (West of England): James Thorburn
Reporter (London and South East): Harry Hunt
Guest: Sir James Turner
Item presenter (Poultry): Dr. Harold Temperton
Film sequences: The BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
Director: David Martin
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm - a chyfle i gwrdd a rhai sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion.

(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.25)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam Williams 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
Marguerite Patten introduces the winner of the competition for a menu for a teenagers' party and shows how to prepare it.

My Friend Sheltie
A monthly feature in which Stanley Dangerfield, Chief Steward of Cruft's, reports on the progress of his Shetland sheep-dog and suggests other animals which make attractive pets.

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.

3.0 Our Miss Pemberton: 13: How Now, Brown Cow?
Written by Sheila Hodgson.

(to 15.30)


Presenter (About the Home): Joan Gilbert
Cook/Presenter (Cookery Club): Marguerite Patten
Reporter (My Friend Sheltie): Stanley Dangerfield
Presenter (Housework with Ease): Doris Robertson
Producer: Ann Shead
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Sheila Hodgson
Editor (Our Miss Pemberton): Philip King
Editor (Our Miss Pemberton): Falkland Cary
Producer (Our Miss Pemberton): Richard Gilbert
Geof Patterson: Terence Soall
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Paul Bassett: Roderick Lovell
Avis Douglas: Jocelyne Rhodes
Mrs. Carter: Natalie Kent
Betty Tibbetson: Julia Worth
Edward Simpson: Lennard Pearce
Jimmy Bassett: James Clifton

: Children's Television: The Lone Ranger

The secret of 'The Lone Ranger'
Who is he? What is he?
Why is he masked?
In this full length action-packed Western you can learn the secret of the man behind the mask-how he met Tonto-and how he came to be the terror of every badman north of the Rio Grande.

: Children's Television: Junior Sportsview

Introduced by Max Robertson.
A fortnightly series presenting news and views from the world of sport.
Including the presentation of trophies to the BBC Junior Sportsview
Personality of 1957 and the National Sportsboy and Sportsgirl of the Year.
The presentations are made by Peter Dimmock.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Presentation: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: News Summary; Sports News; Weather

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

: Star Choice presents: The Lady Was a Flop

[Starring] Mickey Rooney
A story of the race track-about horses and the men who train and race them. A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their choice.


Red McGivney: Mickey Rooney

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
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

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces stars and personalities who are Off the Record together with the latest news from the record industry including Dennis Lotis, Joyce Grenfell, The King Brothers, Ottilie Patterson, Steve Martin, France Clery, John Cairney with S. San and Chris Barber's Jazz Band.
with The Concert Orchestra and the George Mitchell Singers.
Conducted by Stanley Black


Presenter: Jack Payne
Singer: Dennis Lotis
Comedienne: Joyce Grenfell
Singers: The King Brothers
Singer: Ottilie Patterson
Singer: Steve Martin
Singer: France Clery
Singer: John Cairney
Guitarist: S. San
Musicians: Chris Barber's Jazz Band
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by: Stanley Black
Producer: James Gilbert

: The Best of Benny

Jack Benny returns to BBC Television with a new film series of sparkling comedy shows in which his guests will include stars of stage and screen.


Comedian: Jack Benny

: Race for Life

(See above)

An award-winning French film. One of the most inspiring and exciting films to be made in France in the past few years, Race for Life, has a theme that is international, and uses a language that is easily understandable in any country in the world. For it tells the simple story of a drama at sea - a drama brought about by a mysterious sickness that strikes down first one and then another of the crew of a small Brittany trawler, fishing two days away from the nearest land, Norway. The Captain sends out radio calls for help, but they are not answered. At least that is how it seems to the crew of the stricken ship. But somewhere in the heart of Africa, a radio amateur picks up the message, and immediately starts a rescue operation that is to involve most of the countries of Europe...


Director: Christian Jaque

: Celebrity Recital

Campoli with Daphne Ibbott (piano).


Violinist: Campoli
Pianist: Daphne Ibbott
Presented by: Charles R. Rogers

: Orson Welles Sketchbook: 1

The first in a series of talks by Orson Welles illustrated by his own sketches.

Early days as an actor in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.
(Previously televised on April 24, 1955)


Presenter: Orson Welles
Film Editor: William Morton
Producer: Huw Wheldon

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