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: Farming

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

Dry Stone Walling: Jack Hargreaves of the Farmers' Weekly reports on the Annual Competition of the Settle region of the West Riding (Yorkshire) Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs.

Crofting: Harry Hoggan visits the crofting township of Achvrail, Rogart in Sutherland, and meets crofter John J. Monro, who describes how he makes a living from his croft.

Film sequences by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
and Scottish and North Region Film Units

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Ted Owens
Reporter (Dry Stone Walling): Jack Hargreaves
Reporter (Crofting): Harry Hoggan
Interviewee (Crofting): John J. Munro
Cameraman (The BBC's Agricultural Film Unit): John Bird
Film Editor (The BBC's Agricultural Film Unit): Iris Lewis
Film sequences: The Scottish Region Film Unit
Film sequences: The 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 rhal sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.30)

: For the Schools: Spotlight: Out and About: 2: The Scottish Schoolboys' and Girls' Exhibition

Spotlight takes you Out and About

The exhibition is being held in Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, and shows the variety of careers open to boys and girls leaving school. Today outside broadcast cameras visit some of the stands which are attracting people's interest, and are also in the arena for a special display arranged by the Scottish Council of Physical Recreation.


Commentator: Alex Allan
Commentator: John Lindsay
Director: James Buchan
Producer: T. S. Allan

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
(A BBC television film)

: Mainly for Women

About the Home

Cookery Club
Guest cook, Nell Heaton shows how to make a top-hat souffle.

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: 23: Life and Hope
Written by Sheila Hodgson.
A story of life today in a small town.
(Kim Grant is appearing in "The Boy Friend" at Wyndham's Theatre, London)

(to 15.30)


Presenter (About the Home): Joan Gilbert
Cook (Cookery Club): Nell Heaton
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
Doctor Gilbray: Donald Bissett
Willie Tibbetson: Kim Grant
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Avis Douglas: Jocelyne Rhodes
P.C. Meggitt: Frank Hickey
Mrs. Hyde-Wright: Edith Stevenson
Paul Bassett: Roderick Lovell

: Children's Television presents: Whirlybirds: The Secret Cove

Chuck and P.T. are on the trail of a wealthy man who has set off in his cabin cruiser and vanished. At last they find the boat, abandoned in a secret cove...


P.T. Moore: Craig Hill
Chuck Martin: Kenneth Tobey

: Children's Television: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who announces this week's prizewinners and helps you with your picture making.
Picture Gallery: 'March Winds'


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: Children's Television: Celebrity Recital

Ballade in G minor by Chopin played by Eileen Joyce (piano).


Pianist: Eileen Joyce

: Star Choice presents: The Road That Led Afar

[Starring] Dan Duryea and Piper Laurie


Brad Lawson: Dan Duryea
Phoebe Durkin: Piper Laurie
Eloise: Beverly Washburn
Sally: Cheryl Callaway
Preacher Balley: Edgar Buchanan
Trap: Gary Hunley
Hutch: Don Wittenberg
Clerk: Norman Leavitt

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Rory McEwen
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 Eve Boswell, The Mudlarks, Jackie Lee, Bob Stevenson, Sheila O'Neill, The Dancers and The Show Band Singers.
Directed by Cliff Adams


Presenter/bandleader: Cyril Stapleton
Singer: Eve Boswell
Singers: The Mudlarks
Singer: Jackie Lee
Dancer: Bob Stevenson
Dancer: Sheila O'Neill
Singers: The Show Band Singers
Show Band 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'
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, The Viscountess Lewisham (Mrs. Gerald Legge), George Woodcock
Chairman, Peter West


Judge: Sir Frederic Hooper
Judge: The Viscountess Lewisham (Mrs. Gerald Legge)
Judge: George Woodcock
Chairman: Peter West
Presented for television and directed by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: The Little Beggars

by Caryl Brahms and Ned Sherrin.

The authors have written a modern 'Beggar's Opera' as Gay did in 1728: that is to say they have taken contemporary problems - overcrowded slums, neglected children, juvenile delinquency - and put them in a contemporary setting, a derelict bomb-site in the East End of London.
See page 6


Writer: Caryl Brahms
Writer: Ned Sherrin
Music arranged, composed and conducted by: Max Saunders
Producer: Charles Lefeaux
Repetiteur: Cyril Gell
Designer: Roy Oxley
Lucy Lockett: Sandra Alfred
Charlie Boy: Bernard Collins
Nipper: David Franks
Ginge: Colin Spaull
Perce: Maurice Bennis
Spike: John Pike
Mrs. Heath: Della Batchelor
Jock: Moultrie R. Kelsall
Zeke: George Hancock
Mack Heath: Alec McCowen
Mr. Grundy: Charles Lamb
Polly Peachum: Sally Smith
Angel Face: Leonard Monaghan
Danny: Danny Green
Miss Pestridd: Rose Hill
Mrs. Diver: Virginia Winter
Mrs. Trapes: Doris Yorke
Mrs. Filch: Violet Gould
Ma Lockett: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Inspector: George Hagan

: Epic Battles: 2 - The Battle of Cassino

Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks describes The Battle of Cassino.
With the help of authentic film from British and German war archives.
Technical adviser. Fred Majdalany author of 'Portrait of a Battle-Cassino'


Presenter: Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks
Technical adviser: Fred Majdalany
Film editor: Harry Hastings
Producer: Huw Wheldon

: Pictures in my Piano

with Billy Mayerl playing some of his own music.
With dancers: Geraldine Stephenson, Molly Kenny, Ronnie Curran


Pianist: Billy Mayerl
Dancer/choreography: Geraldine Stephenson
Dancer: Molly Kenny
Dancer: Ronnie Curran
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: The Best of Benny: Palm Springs Story

starring Jack Benny in his film series of top-line comedy shows.

This week: Palm Springs Story
Jack looks forward to sun and games at Palm Springs. It might have been a perfect holiday if he had kept out of the swimming pool.


Himself: Jack Benny

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