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: Farming

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

Press Probe: Milk
Laurence Easterbrook, Agricultural Correspondent of the News Chronicle, and Jack Hargreaves, Northern Correspondent of the Farmers' Weekly, question W. R. Trehane, Vice-Chairman of the Milk Marketing Board.

Poultry Progeny Testing
George Sigsworth visits the Ministry of Agriculture's Poultry Progeny Testing Station at Wheaton Aston. Stafford, and is shown round by the Director, M. C. Morgan.

Film sequences by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
From the BBC's Midland television studio

Contributors

Presenter: John Cherrington
Interviewer (Press Probe): Laurence Easterbrook
Interviewer (Press Probe): Jack Hargreaves
Interviewee (Press Probe): W. R. Trehane
Item presenter (Poultry Progeny Testing): George Sigsworth
Guide (Poultry Progeny Testing): M. C. Morgan
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)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
(A BBC television film)

: Badminton Horse Trials: First day: Dressage


Outside broadcast cameras cover the Dressage Arena at Badminton on the first day of this great Three-Day Event.
Dorian Williams writes on page 7

Contributors

Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Presented by: Ronald Webster

: Mainly for Women

About the Home

Cookery Club
Guest Cook, Helen Cox recently returned from the United States, shows how to make a favourite American sweet, Marshmallow Pie.

Around the Shops
Some household goods which merit special attention shown by Joan Gilbert who also introduces the programme.

3.45 Our Miss Pemberton: 27 - Competition
Written by Sheila Hodgson.

(to 16.00)

Contributors

Item presenter (Around the Shops): Joan Gilbert
Cook (Cookery Club): Helen Cox
Producer (About the Home): Ann Shead
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Sheila Hodgson
Producer (Our Miss Pemberton): Richard Gilbert
Geof Patterson: Terence Soall
The Vicar: Robert Webber
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Percy Carter: Vincent Goodman
Willie Tibbetson: Kim Grant
Mr Simson: Lennard Pearce
Mrs Hyde-Wright: Edith Stevenson
Avis Douglas: Jocelyne Rhodes

: Children's Television presents: Whirlybirds: Silent Town Rescue

Three friends on a camping trip come across an abandoned mining town. Two of them set out to explore an old shaft, but they fall in and are trapped by heavy beams.

Contributors

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

: Children's Television: Show Jumping

A short visit to the specially built Show Jumping Arena at Badminton on the first day of the Badminton Horse Trials

Contributors

Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented by: Ronald Webster

: Children's Television: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who announces this week's prize-winners and helps you with your picture-making.
Picture Gallery: Birds, Beasts, and Fish

Contributors

Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: On transmitters serving the areas:


News for Scotland, Northern Ireland. and the English Regions
News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: The Burns and Allen Show: Ladies' Club

with George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Ladies' Club

Gracie's friend Blanche is joining an exclusive club to help her husband's business interests. Gracie wants to join too, but the President calls and the whole idea ends in a puff of cigar smoke.

Contributors

Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema-Theatre-Argument
with Derek Hart, Macdonald Hastings and this week: Elizabeth Larner, Noel Harrison

Contributors

Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Elizabeth Larner
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Starr and Company: The Dark Horse

Contributors

Producer: Gerard Glaister
Script: Bill Naughton
Story associate: Sheila Hodgson
Story associate: David Campton
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Megs Turner: Nancy Nevinson
Jim Turner: Philip Ray
Hughie Turner: Barry MacGregor
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott
Gwyneth Turner: Gillian Gale
Mary Tennison: Patricia Mort
Harry Crane: Arnold Ridley
Lacey: Harry Littlewood
Doris: Jose Read
Bob: Michael Wynne
Anna: Joy Owen
Charlie, apprentice: Barry Steele
Sam, apprentice: Bryan Kendrick

: Vera Lynn Sings

from the Television Theatre with Semprini, The Keynotes also introducing Guest Artists and The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes.
See page 5

Contributors

Singer: Vera Lynn
Pianist: Semprini
Singers: The Keynotes
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Choreographer and associate producer: Leslie Roberts
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
[Orchestra] Leader: David McCallum
Script: Freddie Robertson
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Get Ahead

A competition organised by the News Chronicle in which they offer £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, The Earl of Halsbury
Chairman, Peter West
From the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale

Contributors

Judge: Sir Frederic Hooper
Judge: The Viscountess Lewisham [name uncredited]
Judge: The Earl of Halsbury [name uncredited]
Chairman: Peter West
Presented for television/director: Derek Burrell-Davis

: As Far as the Flagstaff

A play for television by Denis Constanduros.
[Starring] Newton Blick

Contributors

Writer: Denis Constanduros
Designer: Norman James
Producer: R. D. Smith
Christine Taylor: Margaret Gordon
Mr Taylor: Newton Blick
Actress: Betty Linton
Anthony Morrison: John Dearth

: Vadya Vrinda

The National Orchestra of All-India Radio
This is the first showing anywhere of the first film made by Indians for television. It is introduced by Derek Holroyde.
Introduced by Dr. Narayana Menon.
Conductor-Composers, Pannalal Ghosh, T. K. Jayaram
See page 5

Contributors

Musicians: Vadya Vrinda
Introduction: Derek Holroyde
Producer: Ezra Mir
Director: Ram Gabale
Presenter: Dr. Narayana Menon
Conductor/composer: Pannalal Ghosh
Conductor/composer: T. K. Jayaram

: Presenting Alistair McHarg

with Eileen Price and The Neville Houghton Sextet.
(Neville Houghton is appearing at the Piccadilly Club, Glasgow)

Contributors

Singer: Alistair McHarg
Singer: Eileen Price
Musicians: The Neville Houghton Sextet
Producer: Eddie Fraser

: News Summary

followed by an edited telerecording of the opening ceremony of the Brussels Universal and International Exhibition by His Majesty the King of the Belgians which took place this morning.








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