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: Farming

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

For Stockmen
Harry Hoggan discusses topics raised at the Annual Meeting of the British Society of Animal Producers at Edinburgh, and introduces one of the speakers.

Farm Visit
James Thorburn visits Hugh Taylor's small intensively run market garden at Calmore, Totton, near Southampton.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Ted Owens
Item presenter (For Stockmen): Harry Hoggan
Item presenter (Farm Visit): James Thorburn
Farmer (Farm Visit): Hugh Taylor
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: The State Visit to the Netherlands: Spotlight: By Eurovision to Rotterdam

Spotlight goes By Eurovision to Rotterdam

Outside broadcast cameras of Nederlandse Televisie Stichting bring pictures direct from this great European port, where R.M.Y. Britannia and her escort vessels are moored at the quayside, awaiting the departure of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh at the conclusion of their three-day State Visit to the Netherlands.
Produced by Robin Scott in collaboration with Bernard Mettrop of Nederlandse Televisie Stichting


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Robin Scott

: 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 sheep-dog and suggests other animals which 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: 24: Cross Roads
Written by Sheila Hodgson.
(Kim Grant is appearing in "The Boy Friend" at Wyndham's Theatre, London)

(to 15.30)


Presenter (About the Home): Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (The Season's Best): Frances Perry
Reporter (My Friend Sheltie): Stanley Dangerfield
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
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Willie Tibbetson: Kim Grant
The Vicar: Robert Webber
Paul Bassett: Roderick Lovell
Miss Copley: Aimee Delamain
Dr. Gilbray: Donald Bisset

: The State Visit to the Netherlands of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh: The Departure from Rotterdam

On the last day of their visit the Queen and the Duke, accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Juliana and His Royal Highness the Prince of the Netherlands, arrive at the Park Quay in Rotterdam.

After inspecting the Guard of Honour, the Queen and the Duke take official leave of their Royal hosts and rejoin the Royal Yacht.

The scene described by Richard Dimbleby.
Presented for Television by courtesy of Nederlandse Televisie Stichting
(to 16.30 app.)


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby

: Children's Television: Junior Sportsview

Introduced by Max Robertson.
Presenting news and views from the world of sport.
Tips from the Top: 1 - Sprinting with David Segal
A new series in which Geoff Dyson, Chief National Coach to the Amateur Athletic Association shows you the way to better performances in athletics.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Item presenter (Tips from the Top): Geoff Dyson
Athlete (Tips from the Top): David Segal

: Children's Television: Toytown: Mr. Growser Moves

Another play by S. G. Hulme Beaman.
Settings by Andrew Brownfoot from illustrations by S.G. Hulme Beaman
(A BBC telerecording)


Writer/Illustrator: S.G. Hulme Beaman
Puppets/producer: Gordon Murray
Settings: Andrew Brownfoot

: Star Choice presents: The Ear-Ring

[Starring] Greer Garson
An attempt to settle with a blackmailer and the unfortunate loss of an car-ring lead to serious complications.
A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their choice.

6.20 It's My Opinion
A West-Country discussion programme with John Connell, Percy Cudlipp, Anne Scott-James.
Chairman, Jeremy Thorpe
(Rowridge only)


Lydia Shaw (Star Choice): Greer Garson
Chairman (It's My Opinion): Jeremy Thorpe
Panellist (It's My Opinion): John Connell
Panellist (It's My Opinion): Percy Cudlipp
Panellist (It's My Opinion): Anne Scott-James

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings
and this week, Maxine Daniels, Noel Harrison
(All transmitters)


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Maxine Daniels
Singer/Guitarist: Noel Harrison
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces stars and personalities who are Off the Record together with the latest news from the record industry including Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Ronnie Hilton, Spike Milligan, The Mudlarks, Brendan O'Dowda, Diane Todd and George Melly with Mick Mulligan's Band
with the Concert Orchestra and the George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by Stanley Black

(Buddy Holly and the Crickets were specially telerecorded for this programme)


Presenter: Jack Payne
Musicians: Buddy Holly and the Crickets
Singer: Ronnie Hilton
Singer: Spike Milligan
Tenor: Brendan O'Dowda
Singers: The Mudlarks
Singer: Diane Todd
Singer: George Melly
Musicians: Mick Mulligan's Band
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by: Stanley Black
Producer: James Gilbert

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: The Rock 'n' Roll Years 13 September 2015

: 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 second finalist will be found by Judges:
Sir Frederic Hooper, The Viscountess Lewisham (Mrs. Gerald Legge), The Earl of Halsbury
Chairman, Peter West hands £100 to the winner to be spent in seven days.
From the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale


Judge: Sir Frederic Hooper
Judge: The Viscountess Lewisham (Mrs. Gerald Legge)
Judge: The Earl of Halsbury [name uncredited]
Chairman: Peter West
Presented for television and directed by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Background

[Starring] Michael Gwynn, Joyce Heron, John Arnatt, Lilly Kann
(See top of page and page 4)

Joyce Heron as Barbara Lomax, and John Arnatt as Bill Ogden
A play by Warren Chetham-Strode adapted for television by the author

The action takes place in the Lomax's house near London. Time: The present


Author/Adapted by: Warren Chetham-Strode
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Nanny Braun: Lilly Kann
Linda Lomax: Ingrid Sylvester
Adrian Lomax: Cavan Kendall
Jess Lomax: Mavis Sage
Barbara Lomax: Joyce Heron
Bill Ogden: John Arnatt
John Lomax: Michael Gwynn
Police Constable: Sidney Monckton

: Pia Sebastiani

gives a piano recital of music by Albeniz, Faure, Debussy, Villa-Lobos and Ginastera.


Pianist: Pia Sebastiani

: The Best of Benny: Invited to the Colmans

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

This week: Invited to the Colmans
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Colman are the guest stars and Jack tries ever so hard to be their guest.


Himself: Jack Benny
Himself: Ronald Colman
Herself: Mrs. Ronald Colman [Benita Hume]

: News Summary

Including a film report from the Netherlands of today's events in The State Visit.
(Presented in co-operation with Nederlandse Televisie Stichting)

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