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: Farming

Introduced by Ted Owens.

Making a Tilth: John Hawkins, of the National Institute of Agricultural Engineering, describes the way In which soils break down and explains the principles to follow in making a good seedbed.

Double Shift Poultry Housing: Dr. Harold Temperton, Principal of the National Institute of Poultry Husbandry, shows how this system can be used to cut capital costs in egg production.

Plant Breeding: Teleri Phillips visits the Welsh Plant Breeding Station at Aberystwyth and is shown round by the Director, Professor E.T. Jones.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Ted Owens
Item presenter (Making a Tilth): John Hawkins
Item presenter (Double Shift Poultry Housing): Dr. Harold Temperton
Item presenter (Plant Breeding): Teleri Phillips
Interviewee (Plant Breeding): Professor E.T. Jones
Film sequences: The BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
Cameraman: John Bird
Editor: Iris Lewis
Director: Philip Lewis
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 A Visitor to Russia

Robert Reid introduces film of the journey which he made last autumn to Moscow by way of Minsk and Smolensk, and comments on life in the U.S.S.R. as he saw it.
The subject of next week's Spotlight will be announced during today's programme.


Presenter: Robert Reid
Film editor: Jack Gold
Producer: Ivan Gilman

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
James Urquhart tells the story.
(A BBC television film)


Narrator: James Urquhart

: 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 sheepdog and suggests other animals that 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: 20 - The Vanishing Trick
Written by Sheila Hodgson.

(to 15.30)


Item presenter (The Season's Best): Frances Perry
Reporter (My Friend Sheltie): Stanley Dangerfield
Item presenter (Housework with Ease): Doris Robertson
Presenter (About the Home): Joan Gilbert
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
Edgar Hale: Edward Higgins
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Barry Hale: John Symonds
Avis Douglas: Joclilyne Rhodes
Paul Bassett: Roderick Lovell
Marilyn Hale: Elaine Wells

: Children's Television presents: Wells Fargo: Alder Gulch

The adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service with Dale Robertson as Jim Hardie, the Wells Fargo special investigator.
Robbery and violence have broken out along the trail. Stagecoaches are attacked and robbed, and Jim Hardie, on the way to investigate, is himself held up. On arrival at Alder Gulch Jim quickly identifies the bandits; but what can he do, when even the Sheriff is in the racket?


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Children's Television: Junior Sportsview

Introduced by Denis Compton.
A fortnightly series presenting news and views from the world of sport.
See page 5


Presenter: Denis Compton
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Children's Television: Celebrity Recital

Music by Chopin, Falla, and Villa Lobos played by Pia Sebastiani (piano).


Pianist: Pia Sebastiani

: Star Choice presents: No Skin Off Me

A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their choice.
[Starring] Ronald Reagan, John Ericson

6.20-6.45 It's My Opinion
A television platform where members of a West-Country audience have one minute to express their views for discussion by: John Arlott, Denzil Batchelor and Victor Mishcon.
(Rowridge only)


Farmer Watson (Star Choice): Ronald Reagan
Wonder Boy Nick (Star Choice): John Ericson
Panellist (It's My Opinion): John Arlott
Panellist (It's My Opinion): Denzil Batchelor
Panellist (It's My Opinion): Victor Mishcon

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Sheila Buxton
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 Frankie Vaughan (specially filmed for this programme) and Gene Austin, Petula Clark, Dorita y Pepe, Ted Heath and his Music, Rosemary Squires, The Concert Orchestra and the George Mitchell SingersConducted by Stanley Black


Presenter: Jack Payne
Singer: Frankie Vaughan
Singer: Gene Austin
Singer: Petula Clark
Singers: Dorita y Pepe
Musicians: Ted Heath and his Music
Singer: Rosemary Squires
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by: Stanley Black
Producer: James Gilbert

: 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?'
Judges: Sir Frederic Hooper, Mrs. Gerald Legge, The Earl of Halsbury
Chairman, Kenneth Horne


Panellist: Sir Frederic Hooper
Panellist: Mrs. Gerald Legge
Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Presented for television by/director: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Nicanor Zabaleta



Harpist: Nicanor Zabaleta
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: The Best of Benny: The Isaac Stern Story

starring Jack Benny.

This week Isaac Stern, world-famous violinist, makes a guest appearance-and Jack is delighted to welcome a fellow musician.


Himself: Jack Benny
Guest: Isaac Stern

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