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: Farming

A weekly agricultural magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by John Cherrington.

The Vet, discusses the economic losses associated with Virus Pneumonia and makes practical suggestions for reducing the losses, illustrated with film.

The Farmer and His Food
Mrs. Kathleen Thomas, Cookery Editor of the Farmers' Weekly, investigates the need to make more use of home-grown food in the farm-house. The programme includes visits to Mrs. E. Richardson, a farmer's wife in Warwickshire; a Young Farmers' Club proficiency test in baking; and the Rural Domestic Economy Course at Staffordshire Farm Institute.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (Veterinary): The Vet [name uncredited]
Item presenter (The Farmer and His Food): Kathleen Thomas
Interviewee (The Farmer and His Food): Mrs. E. Richardson
Film sequences: The BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
Cameraman: John Bird
Film 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)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
(A BBC television film)

: Mainly for Women

About the Home

Cookery Club
Marguerite Patten introduces the winner of the competition for an Easter Sunday Sweet, and demonstrates her recipe.

The First Flowers of Spring
Constance Spry shows some simple but effective ways of arranging flowers for Easter.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

3.15 Our Miss Pemberton: 25: The Changing Scene
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/Presenter (Cookery Club): Marguerite Patten
Flower arranger/Presenter (The First Flowers of Spring): Constance Spry
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
The Vicar: Robert Webber
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Avis Douglas: Jocelyne Rhodes
Willie Tibbetson: Kim Grant
Mrs. Spencer: Ethel Hodgson
Mrs. Hyde-Wright: Edith Stevenson
Betty Tibbetson: Julia Worth

: Children's Television presents: Whirlybirds: Panic at Green Ridge

High up in the mountains a woman has been taken ill. Her husband sets off for help, but his car crashes and it is just lucky that Chuck and P.T. spot the wreck. But there are more hazards to be overcome before the patient is out of danger!


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

: Children's Television: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who announces this week's prize-winners and helps you with your picture-making.
Picture Gallery: 'Caution-Road Works Ahead!'


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: Children's Television: Celebrity Recital

Music of Mozart and Mendelssohn played by Julius Katchen (piano).


Pianist: Julius Katchen

: 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

: Jesus of Nazareth: The Road to Jerusalem

A cycle of plays on The Life of Our Lord
Written and produced by Joy Harington

As the time of the Passover Festival drew near, Jesus, taking with him his twelve disciples, left Galilee and resolutely set his face to go to Jerusalem.
(A BBC telerecording)
For cast see page 11


Writer/Producer: Joy Harington

: Tonight

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

(Marion Grimaldi is appearing in "Where's Charley?" at the Palace Theatre, London)


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/Guitarist: Alex McEwen
Singer: Marion Grimaldi
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Starr and Company: 2: Talk at the Local

See page 7


Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Morris Barry
Scriptwriter: Bill Naughton
Story Associate: Sheila Hodgson
Story Associate: David Campton
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Megs Turner: Nancy Nevinson
Jim Turner: Philip Ray
Gwyneth Turner: Gillian Gale
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott
Steve Lacey: Harry Littlewood
Robin Starr: Michael Murray
Harry Crane: Arnold Ridley
Hughie Turner: Barry MacGregor
Joe Trimmer: George Roderick
Rene Cremer: Katherine Parr
Councillor Hansford: Robert Perceval
Alec Cremer: Michael Bird
Barman: Lee Richardson
Tomlinson: Raymond Hodge
Higgins: Henry Soskin
Cummings: Robert Vahey

: The Best of Benny: Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Bergen

starring Jack Benny in the film series of top-line comedy shows.
This week: 'Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Bergen'
Jack, as the bewildered guest of Edgar Bergen and his wife, is even more astonished when he meets Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd.


Himself: Jack Benny
Himself: Edgar Bergen
Herself: Mrs. Edgar Bergen [Frances Bergen]

: 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, George Woodcock
Chairman, Peter West
From the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale


Panellist: Sir Frederic Hooper
Panellist: George Woodcock
Chairman: Peter West
Presented for television and directed by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Boris Godunov

An opera by Mussorgsky based on the dramatic chronicle by Pushkin.
Choir and orchestra of the Moscow Grand Opera
Conductor, V. Nebolsin
Directed by V. Stroeva
Filmed in Moscow by Mosfilm Studio Productions


Singers/musicians: Moscow Grand Opera
Conductor: V. Nebolsin
Director: V. Stroeva
Prince Shuisky: N. Khanaev
Boris Godunov: A. Pirogov
Pimen a chronicler monk: M. Mikhailov
Grigori a young monk: G. Nellep
The hostess of a tavern: A. Turchina
Two mendicant monks: Varlaam: A. Krivchenia
Two mendicant monks: Misail: V. Shevtzov
A police officer: I. Mikhailov
The Tsarevich: G. Alakhverdov
A peasant: I. Sipaev
A simpleton: I. Kozlovsky

: The Miracle of Dunkirk

A programme about the planning and production of the Ealing film, Dunkirk which recently opened in London.
Those appearing include: Sir Michael Balcon, Brigadier Bernard E. Fergusson, D.S.O., O.B.E.
Leslie Norman, Film director
Charles Martin, Newsreel cameraman


Unknown: Sir Michael Balcon
Unknown: Brigadier Bernard E. Fergusson
Unknown: Leslie Norman
Unknown: Charles Martin
Devised and produced by: E. V. H. Emmett
Editor: Gordon Stone
Location photographer: Arthur Farmer
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: A Little Music

Max Jaffa introduces some of the Linden Singers
Conductor, William Llewellyn with The Trio
Max Jaffa (violin), Reginald Kilbey (cello), Jack Byfield (piano)


Presenter/violinist: Max Jaffa
Singers: (some of the) Linden Singers
Conductor (Linden Singers): William Llewellyn
Cellist: Reginald Kilbey
Pianist: Jack Byfield
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: Weather; Road Works Report followed by The Epilogue: Life Restored

The second of two meditations on the events of the first Holy Week by the Most. Rev. Francis Grimshaw, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham.


Presenter (The Epilogue): The Most Rev. Francis Grimshaw

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