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: Farming

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

Education for Agriculture: Peter Evans Williams, formerly Principal of the Leicestershire and Rutland Farm Institute and now farming on his own account, investigates present day agricultural education. The programme includes visits to Leeds University, Harper Adams Agricultural College and the Northamptonshire Institute of Agriculture.

Scottish Dairy Show: Harry Hoggan reports from Glasgow.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Ted Owens
Reporter (Education for Agriculture): Peter Evans Williams
Reporter (Scottish Dairy Show): Harry Hoggan
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 Zeta

John Davy, Scientific Correspondent of The Observer, introduces a scientist from the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell who describes how Zeta works and how it may be used to produce electricity.
The subject of next week's Spotlight will be announced during today's programme.


Presenter: John Davy
Producer: Ivan Gilman

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
(A BBC television film)

: Mainly for Women

About the Home

Cookery Club
Eric Morrell, Chef de cuisine of a London club shows how to cook a Fillet of Sole with mushrooms and shrimps.
Two 11 lb. filleted Dover Soles 16 button mushrooms
2 oz. shrimps or prawns
1 teaspoonful finely chopped shallot Lemon juice; salt
For Sauce:
3/4 oz. butter or margarine
3/4 oz. plain flour
Stock from cooked fish
Butter dish for cooking of fillets of soles, and sprinkle with chopped shallots; then put in the folded and prepared fillets. Add juice of lemon, salt, shrimps or prawns.
Cover with buttered paper, bring to boiling point, and place in oven till cooked (about 6 minutes at 340°c).
Prepare mushrooms and cook in a little butter and lemon juice. Place 3/4 oz. butter in pan, allow to melt, then add 3/4 oz. flour, and cook until a sandy texture. Remove fish from oven and make sauce from the liquid. Allow to simmer while preparing serving dish.
Keep fish warm. Pipe dish with duchesse potatoes and brown under grill. Place fillets on prepared dish, then decorate with mushrooms. Finish sauce with a little cream and pour over fish.

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

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: 19: Missing from Home
Written by Sheila Hodgson.

(to 15.30)


Presenter (About the Home): Joan Gilbert
Chef (Cookery Club): Eric Morrell
Item presenter (Around the Shops): Margaret Douglas
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. Carter: Natalie Kent
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Barry Hale: John Symonds
Paul Bassett: Roderick Lovell
Edgar Hale: Edward Higgins

: Children's Television presents: Wells Fargo: The Thin Rope

The adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service
with Dale Robertson as Jim Hardie, the Wells Fargo special investigator.

A new driver insists that he can cope alone without any help from the man from Headquarters. But perhaps it's just as well that the official, Jim Hardie, goes along for the ride.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Children's Television: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who announces this week's prizewinners and helps you with your picture-making.
Picture Gallery: 'Room with a View'


Presenter: Adrian Hill
Producer: Gordon Murray

: Children's Television: Toytown: The Great Toytown War

Another play by S.G. Hulme Beaman
(BBC telerecording)


Writer/Illustrator: S.G. Hulme Beaman
Voices: Rosemary Miller
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Voices: Noel Coleman
Voices: Roy Skelton
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Puppeteer: Elizabeth Thorndike
Puppeteer: Bob Bura
Puppeteer: John Hardwick
Puppets/Producer: Gordon Murray
Settings: Andrew Brownfoot

: 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: The Faithful Heart

[Starring] Teresa Wright
with Isobel Randolph and Isobel Withers

Gossip breeds suspicion and hatred against a lonely, but courageous young girl who lives with her aunt in a small town. As the story unfolds, the odds seem against her.


[Actress]: Teresa Wright
[Actress]: Isobel Randolph
[Actress]: Isobel Withers

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings and this week, Cy Grant, Carole Carr


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Singer: Carole Carr
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Show Band Parade

Cyril Stapleton presents Show Band Parade
featuring his Show Band in popular music of yesterday, today, and tomorrow with Petula Clark, The Southlanders, The Peter Crawford Trio, Tony Gibbons, Sheila O'Neill, Bob Stevenson and The Dancers, The Show Band Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams


Presenter/bandleader: Cyril Stapleton
Singer: Petula Clark
Singers: The Southlanders
Singers: The Peter Crawford Trio
Singer: Tony Gibbons
Dancer: Sheila O'Neill
Dancer: Bob Stevenson
Singers: The Show Band Singers
[Singers] directed by: Cliff Adams
Production scenes staged by: Alfred Rodrigues
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Get Ahead

The News Chronicle offers £7,500 to 'Go Getters'
A new competition based on 'Be Your Own Boss' televised each week direct from the public hearing in London as contestants answer the question 'How would you spend £5,000 to get ahead?'
See page 7


Judge: Sir Frederic Hooper
Judge: Mrs. Gerald Legge
Judge: George Woodcock
Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Director: Derek Borrell-Davis

: The Age of Innocence

by Denis Constanduros.
[Starring] Stephen Murray
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Writer: Denis Constanduros
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond
Designer: Kenneth Wrench
David: Stephen Murray
Janet: Jane Barrett
Susan: Silvia Herklots

: Amateur Boxing

A ringside seat at some of the bouts in this year's Scottish Amateur Boxing Association Championships.
From St. Andrew's Halls, Glasgow


Commentator: Fred Verlander
Commentator: John Blair
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: Celebrity Recital

Bronislav Gimpel (violin)
Accompanied by Ernest Lush.
See page 4


Violinist: Bronislav Gimpel
Pianist/accompanied by: Ernest Lush
Presented by: Arthur Langford

: The Best of Benny: Burglars

starring Jack Benny in the film series of top-line comedy shows.
This week: Burglars
Careful as always, Jack puts his valuables in the wall safe before he retires to bed -perchance to dream.


Himself: Jack Benny

: News Summary

followed by Weather, Road Works Report and Close Down

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