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: Farming

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

Re-planning a Farm: an illustration of how changes in farm policy can improve the income of the small farmer, introduced by Maurice Hankey of Larkhams Farm, Sutton Mandeville, and Frank Sykes, of Stockton, War-minster.

Show Report: George Sigsworth reports on the Annual Show and Sale of the Hereford Herd Book Society at Hereford.

Early Weaning of Calves: Professor M. McG. Cooper of Durham University introduces a film made at Cockle Park Farm, Morpeth, Northumberland.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: R.C. Gray
Item presenter (Re-planning a Farm): Maurice Hankey
Item presenter (Re-planning a Farm): Frank Sykes
Reporter (Show Report): George Sigsworth
Item presenter (Early Weaning of Calves): Professor M. McG. Cooper
Film sequences: The BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
Film sequences: The BBC North Region Film Unit
Director: John McGonagle
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 13.30)

: For the Schools: Spotlight: Serving the Community: 2: The Fire Service

Outside broadcast cameras take you on a visit to a modern Fire Station in Hertfordshire, to meet the firemen on duty and find out about some of the countless jobs they are called upon to perform.
(The subject of next week's Spotlight will be announced during today's programme)


Commentator: Douglas Fleming
Producer: Ivan Gilman

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
(A BBC television film)

: Mainly for Women

About the Home

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

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.

3.15 Our Miss Pemberton: 16 - A Fruitful Day
Written by Sheila Hodgson.
A story of life today in a small town.

(to 15.30)


Presenter (About the Home): Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (The Season's Best): Frances Perry
Reporter (My Friend Sheltie): Stanley Dangerfield
Item presenter (Housework with Ease): Doris Robertson
Producer (About the Home): 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
Mrs. Hyde-Wright: Edith Stevenson
Betty Tibbetson: Julia Worth
Miss Copley: Aimee Delamain
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Mrs. Carter: Natalie Kent
Percy Carter: Vincent Goodman
Jimmy Bassett: James Clifton

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger: Hot Spell in Panamint

A large-scale gun battle is threatened if Big Joe rides into town to rescue one of his gang from jail. Lone Ranger and Tonto plan to avert the bloodshed, but Tonto is captured by the gang and threatened with a branding-iron. What can Lone Ranger do single handed?


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: 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 Camel Takes a Walk

A Morton Schindel cartoon film about the jungle from the book by Jack Twokey.


Producer: Morton Schindel
Author: Jack Twokey

: News Summary; Sports News; Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:

: The European Ice Skating Championships

Direct from Czechoslovakia
This evening viewers join outside broadcast cameras of the Czechoslovakian Television Service at Bratislava to see some of the Free Skating in the Pairs Competition.

(Further relays from the Championships on Saturday and Sunday)

: 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, Dilys Laye

(Dilys Laye is in "The Tunnel of Love" at Her Majesty's Theatre, London)


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

: Halle Centenary Day Concert

In the presence of H.R.H. The Princess Royal
Clifford Curzon plays Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2, in B flat with the Halle Orchestra
(Leader, Laurance Turner)
Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli
The National Anthem
Weber Freischutz Overture
Brahms Piano Concerto No 2
Elgar Symphony No 1
The occasion is described by Alec Robertson.
'Mr. Halle's Band' formed for the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857, gave the opening concert of their first season in the newly built Free Trade Hall on January 30, 1858. Tonight, at the invitation of the Halle Concerts Society, in association with the Arts Council of Great Britain and the Corporation of Manchester, in a new Free Trade Hall built seven years ago on the same site, the orchestra with their famous conductor and a distinguished soloist celebrate this century of achievement.

(The Halle Orchestra Orchestra is televised by permission of Associated Rediffusion Ltd.)
C.B. Rees writes on page 2


Pianist: Clifford Curzon
Musicians: The Halle Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Laurance Turner
Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli
Commentator: Alec Robertson
Presented for television by: Gordon Thorne

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces stars and personalities who are Off the Record
together with the latest news from the record industry.
Including Alma Cogan, Jim Dale, Friedel Hensch and the Cyprys, Gervasio Marcosignori, Ruby Murray, Bob Cort and his Skiffle, The Banjo Band with the Concert Orchestra and the George Mitchell Singers.
Conducted by Stanley Black
(Ruby Murray is appearing in Pantomime at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool, and was specially filmed for this programme)


Presenter: Jack Payne
Singer: Alma Cogan
Singer: Jim Dale
Musicians: Friedel Hensch and the Cyprys
Accordionist: Gervasio Marcosignori
Singer: Ruby Murray
Musicians: Bob Cort and his Skiffle
Musicians: The Banjo Band
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Conductor: Stanley Black
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: James Gilbert

: The Best of Benny: The Railroad Station

starring Jack Benny in his new film series of top-line comedy shows.
This week
Jack decides to take a trip.
Even he is surprised when he gets the bird at 'The Railroad Station'


Comedian: Jack Benny

: Shut Out the Night

A new play by Ray Rigby
[Starring] June Thorburn, Paul Eddington, Arnold Bell, Liam Gaffney

From the BBC's West of England television studio


Writer: Ray Rigby
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Fuller: Norman Tyrrell
Lister: Paul Eddington
Mrs Middleton: Agnes Lauchlan
Ann Middleton: June Thorburn
Mr Middleton: Ernest Hare
Burroughs: Liam Gaffney
Constable Harris: Jeremy Longhurst
Inspector Hall: Arnold Bell
Sergeant Wreford: Nicholas Selby
Skewes: Chris Gittins
A constable: Clive Batchelor

: Cabaret

From the Roosevelt Memorial Polio Fund Dinner
with Jimmy Logan, Kenneth McKellar, Kathie Kay and celebrity guest stars.
From the Central Hotel, Glasgow

The Roosevelt Memorial Polio Fund was started by a group of American business men living in Scotland. In a year, in Glasgow alone, some 16,000 crippled children use equipment purchased by the fund.

(Jimmy Logan is appearing in "Babes in the Wood" at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh; Kenneth McKellar in "Mother Goose" at the Alhambra Theatre, Glasgow)


Comedian: Jimmy Logan
Singer: Kenneth McKellar
Singer: Kathie Kay
Presented for television by: Eddie Fraser

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