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: Farming

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

'Farming's' vet introduces a second film on calving, demonstrating action which should be taken in some difficult cases.

Farm Visit
James Thorburn visits Jack Houghton Brown, Lower Pertwood Farm, near Warminster.

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


Presenter: R. C. Gray
Interviewer (Farm Visit): James Thorburn
Interviewee (Farm Visit): Jack Houghton Brown
Director: John McGonagle
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm-a cyfle i gwrdd a rhai sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.25)

: For the Schools: Spotlight on The Commonwealth Transantarctic Expedition

David Attenborough introduces Dr. Rainer Goldsmith and R. H. A. Stewart, who describe the Expedition's progress and demonstrate in the studio some of the equipment which is being used by Dr. Fuchs and his team.
(The subject of next week's Spotlight will be announced at the end of this programme.)


Presenter: David Attenborough
Expert: Dr. Rainer Goldsmith
Expert: R. H. A. Stewart
Producer: Ivan Gilman

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Mainly for Women: About the Home: Domestic Forum

Viewers' questions answered spontaneously by Ruth Drew, Molly Hargrave, Joan Cambridge, Denzil Batchelor
In the chair, Joan Gilbert


Panellist: Ruth Drew
Panellist: Molly Hargrave
Panellist: Joan Cambridge
Panellist: Denzil Batchelor
Chairman: Joan Gilbert
Producer: Joyce Belfrage

: Mainly for Women: Our Miss Pemberton: 15: Service

Written by Sheila Hodgson.
A story of life today in a small town.
(Lennard Pearce is appearing in 'The Lovebirds' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)
(to 15.30)


Writer: Sheila Hodgson
Editor: Philip King
Editor: Falkland Cary
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Geof Patterson: Terence Soall
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Mrs Hyde-Wright: Edith Stevenson
Miss Copley: Aimee Delamain
Mrs Spencer: Ethel Hodgson
Edward Simpson: Lennard Pearce
Paul Bassett: Roderick Lovell
Doctor Gilbray: Donald Bisset

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger: Twisted Track

The Civil War is over, but some of the bitterness lives on. Lone Ranger and Tonto discover a sinister plot to kill a Yankee Major and the film includes a thrilling and fast-moving fight on the roof of a train.


Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: Junior Sportsview

Introduced by Max Robertson.
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: Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel

A Morton Schindel cartoon film from the book by Virginia Lee Burton.


Producer: Morton Schindel
Author: Virginia Lee Burton

: News Summary; 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

: Star Choice presents: The Invitation

[Starring] Kathryn Grayson
With Larry Pennell.
A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their choice.


Alice Kellen: Kathryn Grayson
Walter Kellen: Larry Pennell
Director: Herschel Daugherty

: 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, Patricia Lancaster
(Patricia Lancaster is in "For Amusement Only" at the Apollo Theatre, London)


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

: News Summary

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces stars and personalities who are Off the Record with the latest news from the record industry, including The Beverley Sisters, Tony Brent, Don Fox,
Cynthia Lanagan, Marion Ryan, Sonny Stewart and his Skiffle Kings, The Southlanders, Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band with the Concert Orchestra and the George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by Stanley Black
(The Beverley Sisters are appearing at the Gaumont Theatre, Cheltenham, and were specially filmed for this programme)
See page 4


Presenter: Jack Payne
Singers: The Beverley Sisters
Singer: Tony Brent
Singer: Don Fox
Singer: Cynthia Lanagan
Singer: Marion Ryan
Group: Sonny Stewart and his Skiffle Kings
Singers: The Southlanders
Musicians: Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by: Stanley Black
Producer: James Gilbert

: The Best of Benny

The new Jack Benny film series of sparkling comedy shows.
This week Benny re-lives his early days as leader of a hilarious 'Hillbilly' act.


Comedian: Jack Benny

: Rigoletto

Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Adapted and produced by George R. Foa sung by JOHN NOBLE sung by PATRICIA CLARK sung by ALFRED HALLETT sung by JOHN HOLMES sung by PATRICIA KERN sung by BRYAN DRAKE sung by JOHN LAWRENSON sung by GWYN GRIFFITHE sung by PATRICIA KERN sung by JOHN FORD sung by PATRICIA KERN song by ANNE EDWARDS

The scene is laid in Mantua during the fifteenth century
The Pro Arte Orchestra (Leader, Antony English)
Chorus-Master. Cyril Gell Repetiteur, William Reid Designer, Stephen Bundy


Unknown: Giuseppe Verdi
Unknown: Francesco Maria Piave
Produced By: George R. Foa
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Chorus-Master: Cyril Gell
Repetiteur: William Reid
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Rigoletto: William Lucas
Gilda, his daughter: Petra Davies
The Duke of Mantua: David Peel
Sparafucile, a hired murderer: Neil Wilson
Maddalena his sister: Eugenie Castle
The Count of Monterone: Jack Lambert
Marullo, a courtier: Paul Garner
The Count of Ceprano: Walter Randall
The Countess of Ceprano: Anne Edwards
Matteo Borea, a courtier: Noel Davis
Giovanna, Gilda's nurse: Audrey Foat
A page: John Stirling
Courtiers, guards, and noblemen: [uncredited]

: Arturo Toscanini

Born March 25. 1867
Died January 16. 1957
A programme on the first anniversary of the great conductor's death.
Introduced by Spike Hughes.


Presenter: Spike Hughes
Presented by: Arthur Langford

: There Was a Door

A story of hope and success in caring for mentally defective people.
A film made for the Manchester Regional Hospital Board by Green Park Productions


Director: Derek Williams
Producer: G. Buckland Smith

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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