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: Farming

A weekly agricultural magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by Ted Owens.

Veterinary: The Vet introduces a film on pregnancy toxaemia in sheep and gives advice on how to minimise losses.

Perth 1958: Harry Hoggan reports on the Scottish Shorthorn Breeders' Association's annual Show and Sale.

National Power Farming Conference at Cheltenham: George Wardrop, Machinery Correspondent of Farmer and Stock-Breeder, reports on the conference and introduces one of the participants.

For Poultry Farmers: Harry Hunt visits Hugh Finn at Nackington Farms, near Canterbury.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Ted Owens
Item presenter (Veterinary): The Vet [name uncredited]
Reporter (Perth 1958): Harry Hoggan
Reporter (National Power Farming Conference at Cheltenham): George Wardrop
Item presenter (For Poultry Farmers): Harry Hunt
Farmer (For Poultry Farmers): Hugh Finn
Film sequences: The BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
Cameraman: John Bird
Film Editor: Iris Lewis
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 on Nuclear Bomb Tests

This programme examines the existing scientific evidence about the general effects of A- and H-Bomb tests. Two speakers also give their personal views for and against the continuation of nuclear tests.
Introduced by Christopher Chataway.

The subject of next week's Spotlight will be announced during today's programme.


Presenter: Christopher Chataway
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
(A BBC television film)


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

: Mainly for Women

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

3.15 Our Miss Pemberton: 18 - Spring Offensive
Written by Sheila Hodgson.
A story of life today in a small town.


Chairman (Domestic Forum): Joan Gilbert
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Ruth Drew
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Molly Hargrave
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Joan Cambridge
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Denzil Batchelor
Producer (Domestic Forum): Barbara Crowther
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
Avis Douglas: Jocelyne Rhodes
Percy Carter: Vincent Goodman
Mr. Spriggs: Kenneth Earl
Jimmy Bassett: James Clifton
Barry Hale: John Symonds

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger: No Handicap

It's a lawless area on the frontier, and men are quick on the draw. But when it comes to shooting the sheriff, then somebody has got to do something about it! Can the Lone Ranger and Tonto restore law and order, or will the bad men rule by force of arms?
(See page 7)


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: Clockwork Capers

Sylvia Peters invites Mr. Steiner to show some of his fascinating collection of puppet musical boxes.


Presenter: Sylvia Peters
Guest: Mr. Steiner

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

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

: Star Choice presents: Pot of Gold

[Starring] Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn

The little family in which every penny of the housekeeping money has to be counted, is always looking for that elusive Pot of Gold. But sometimes it turns out that true treasure is not to be found in the purse.


Laura Whittemarc: Jessica Tandy
Ralph Whittemarc: Hume Cronyn

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings and this week: Shirley Eaton, Rory McEwen


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

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces stars and personalities who are Off the Record with the latest news from the record Industry including Eve Boswell, Terry Burton, Eddie Calvert, The Alan Clare Trio with Bob Burns, Wee Willy Harris, Les Hobeaux, Michael Holliday with the Concert Orchestra and the George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by Stanley Black

(Eve Boswell is appearing in Pantomime at the Palace, Manchester, and was specially filmed for this programme)


Presenter: Jack Payne
Singer: Eve Boswell
Singer: Terry Burton
Trumpeter: Eddie Calvert
Musicians: The Alan Clare Trio
Saxophonist: Bob Burns
Singer: Wee Willy Harris
Musicians: Les Hobeaux
Singer: Michael Holliday
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by: Stanley Black
Producer: James Gilbert

: The Best of Benny: Massage and a Date with Gertrude

starring Jack Benny.
This week, Jack invites you, with the help of 'Massage and a Date with Gertrude' to see how he tries to relax after his show.
(A film)


Himself: Jack Benny

: You're a Long Time Dead

A new thriller by Elaine Morgan.
[Starring] Alfred Burke, Billie Whitelaw, Richard Pearson

(See above)

For Harry and Stella Selbourne, ten years of married life have rubbed off the gloss and shine of happiness, and left a bickering, unsatisfactory relationship, from which both of them might at any time seek escape. With Stella's blustering, joke-cracking brother-in-law, George, always near at hand, and some convenient poisons available in the developing room of Harry's failing photographic business, the scene is set for at least one kind of remedy. But in this new TV thriller Elaine Morgan has added too many ingenious twists to the plot to allow it to become a straightforward 'triangle'.


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Designer: Robert MacGowan
Producer: John Harrison
Harry: Alfred Burke
Stella: Billie Whitelaw
George: Richard Pearson
Alison: Jennifer Wright
The Bride: Renate Brent
The Groom: John Hollis
The Best Man: Michael Oliver
Richard: John Grant
Banyard: Charles Leno
Mrs. Randall: Hilda Fenemore
Garage hand: Bernard Kay

: Celebrity Rectial

Halina Stefanska (piano)
Chopin Nocturne In C minor, Op. 48 No. I
Mazurka in C sharp minor. Op. 6 No. 2 Nocturne in D flat, Op. 27 No. 2
Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op. 44


Pianist: Halina Stefanska
Presented by: Philip Bate

: Orson Welles Sketchbook: 4: Policemen, Passports, and Bureaucracy

A series of talks by Orson Welles illustrated by his own sketches.
(Previously televised on June 5, 1955)


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

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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