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: Farming

A weekly agricultural magazine for those who live by the land.
Special edition for the grower introduced by Richard Martyr.

Brussels Sprouts
John Mackaness, grower and wholesaler, illustrates his methods of growing and marketing and George Finch, of the National Institute of Agricultural Botany, describes some of the work now in progress in improving varieties.

Early Lettuce and Cauliflower
A. Frost, farm manager, Pershore Institute of Horticulture, shows some alternative methods of production.

Apples and Pears
L.F. Clift visits S.H.M. Broomfield on his 20-acre fruit holding on the banks of the Severn at Holt, near Worcester.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Richard Martyr
Item presenter (Brussels Sprouts): John Mackaness
Item presenter (Brussels Sprouts): George Finch
Item presenter (Early Lettuce and Cauliflower): A. Frost
Interviewer (Apples and Pears): L.F. Clift
Interviewee (Apples and Pears): S.H.M. Broomfield
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 bynclau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm - a chyfle i gwrdd a rhal sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.30)

: For the Schools: Spotlight on Buying and Selling

Do we spend our money carefully enough?
Why do we buy one article rather than another?
How can we be sure of getting value for money?
The subject of next week's Spotlight will be announced during today's programme.


Producer: Ivan Gilman

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC television film)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams

: Mainly for Women

About the Home

Cookery Club
Marguerite Patten introduces the winner of the competition for a sweet or savoury egg dish, and demonstrates her recipe.

An Unusual Craft
Margaret Rourke shows an easy way of improving the look of things in your home.

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: 21 - Rumours
Written by Sheila Hodgson.
A story of life today in a small town.

(to 15.30)


Item presenter/cook (Cookery Club): Marguerite Patten
Item presenter (An Unusual Craft): Margaret Rourke
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
Miss Copley: Aimee Delamain
Betty Tibbetson: Julia Worth
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Paul Bassett: Roderick Lovell
Jimmy Bassett: James Clifton

: Children's Television: Wells Fargo: Shot Gun Messenger

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

To cope with the rapid expansion of the West, it was necessary to gamble with human nature once in a while....


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Children's Television: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who announces this week's prize-winners and helps you with your picture-making.
Picture Gallery: Moving Day


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: Children's Television: Celebrity Recital

Beethoven's Sonata in C sharp minor (The Moonlight Sonata) played by Louis Kentner (piano).


Pianist: Louis Kentner

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:

: The Best of Benny: Carnival

starring Jack Benny in his film series of top-line comedy shows.
This week: 'Carnival'
Jack takes the four Beaver boys to the fun fair. Being on the wrong side of the side shows can be painful to one's pocket-and to one's dignity.


Himself: Jack Benny

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore
Sport - Music - People
Cinemas - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings and Rory McEwen, Marion Grimaldi.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Rory McEwen
Singer: Marion Grimaldi
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 Alma Cogan, Ronnie Hilton, The Polka Dots, Johnny Teenager and his Teenagers, Bob Stevenson, Sheila O'Neill

(Johnny Teenager and his Teenagers are appearing at the Chiswick Empire, London)


Presenter: Cyril Stapleton
Musicians: Cyril Stapleton's Show Band
Singer: Alma Cogan
Singer: Ronnie Hilton
Singers: The Polka Dots
Musicians: Johnny Teenager and his Teenagers
Dancer: Bob Stevenson
Dancer: Sheila O'Neill
Production scenes staged by: Alfred Rodrigues
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Get Ahead

The News Chronicle offers £7,500 to 'Go Getters'
Televised each week direct from the public hearing in London as contestants answer the question:
'How would you spend £5,000 to get ahead?'
Tonight the first finalist will be found by Judges: Sir Frederic Hooper, Mrs. Gerald Legge, George Woodcock
The Chairman, Kenneth Horne hands £100 to the winner to be spent in seven days.


Judge: Sir Frederic Hooper
Judge: Mrs. Gerald Legge
Judge: George Woodcock
Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Presented for television and directed by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: She Too Was Young

by Hilda Vaughan and Laurier Lister
[Starring] Helen Shingler

The action of the play begins in the year 1873 in the country home of Howell and Emily Treowain on the Welsh border. It is a charming love story, unfolding in an atmosphere of antimacassars, bobbing servants, and match-making mammas. There are faithful lovers, a dashing young officer, two, beautiful daughters, and a father whose gruff exterior hides a heart of gold.

From the BBC's Welsh television studio


Author: Hilda Vaughan
Author: Laurier Lister
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd
Designer: Eileen Diss
Mrs. Lovelace: Susan Richmond
Thomas, the butler: Roddy Hughes
Betto, the parlourmaid: Gwenyth Petty
Emily Treowain: Helen Shingler
Kate, Emily's step-daughter: Anna Barry
Cook: Madoline Thomas
Howell Treowain: Edward Evans
Rose daughter of Emily: Ann Hanslip
Dr. Evan Jones: Alun Owen
Harry Lestrange: David Morton
Sir Eustace Lestrange: Raymond Rollett

: The Unquiet World

A Ministerial Broadcast by The Rt. Hon. Duncan Sandys, M.P., Minister of Defence.


Presenter: The Rt. Hon. Duncan Sandys, M.P.

: The Good Old Days

Old-time Music-Hall from the City Varieties, Leeds
(See top of page and page 4)

The Good Old Days
Old-time Music-Hall from the City Varieties, Leeds
(By arrangement with Harry Joseph)
The Manton Brothers - Connor and Drake - Joyce Golding - Elizabeth Larner - Jimmy James, assisted by Bretton Woods and Roy Castle
Chairman Leonard Sachs


Musical Director: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Performers: The Manton Brothers
Comedians: Connor and Drake
Performer: Joyce Golding
Singer: Elizabeth Larner
Comedian: Jimmy James
Assisted by: Bretton Woods
Assisted by: Roy Castle

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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