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: Farming

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

Farming in New Zealand
John Cherrington introduces a film made during his recent visit to Taranaki where he visited both sheep and dairy farms.

Farm Visit
George Sigsworth visits the farm of Clyde Higgs at Hatton Rock, near Stratford upon-Avon.

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


Presenter/item presenter (Farming in New Zealand): John Cherrington
Item presenter (Farm Visit): George Sigsworth
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)

: For the Schools: Spotlight on Algeria

Introduced by Christopher Chataway.


Presenter: Christopher Chataway
Producer: Ivan Gilman

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: 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.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

3.15 Our Miss Pemberton: 28 - Facing the Facts
Written by Sheila Hodgson.
A story of life today in a small town.

(to 15.30)


Item presenter (The Season's Best): Frances Perry
Reporter (My Friend Sheltie): Stanley Dangerfield
Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: Ann Shead
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Sheila Hodgson
Producer (Our Miss Pemberton): Richard Gilbert
Geof Patterson: Terence Soall
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Betty Tibbetson: Julia Worth
Willie Tibbetson: Kim Grant
Percy Carter: Vincent Goodman
Paul Bassett: Roderick Lovell
Mr Douglas: Douglas Muir
Mr Simpson: Lennard Pearce
Gladys Patterson: Jane Hilary

: Children's Television presents: Wells Fargo: Renegade Riders

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

There have been too many successful Indian raids on the Service's outlying stations. A dropped gun suggests to Jim Hardie that the man behind them is employed by the Company itself; he proves his theory at the risk of his life!


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Children's Television: Junior Sportsview

Introduced by Denis Compton.
A fortnightly series presenting news and views from the world of sport.
Tips from the Top: 3 - High Jumping with Thelma Hopkins
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: Denis Compton
Item presenter (Tips from the Top): Geoff Dyson
Athlete (Tips from the Top): Thelma Hopkins
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Children's Television: Music Land

Henry Zeisel invites you to come Around the World in Music with Eddie Lacey at the piano, Stanianova and his guitar, Steve Norbert and his accordion.
Guest artist, Trefor Jones


Presenter: Henry Zeisel
Pianist: Eddie Lacey
Guitarist: Stanianova
Accordionist: Steve Norbert
Singer/guest artist: Trefor Jones
Presented by: Desmond O'Donovan

: 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

: The Burns and Allen Show: Politeness Never Pays

starring George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Politeness Never Pays


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Tonight

Look around with Geoffrey Johnson Smith.
with Derek Hart, Macdonald Hastings and this week, Nancy Whiskey, Alex McEwen


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Nancy Whiskey
Singer/guitarist: Alex McEwen
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

: Starr and Company: A Decision is Taken


Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Mervyn R. Pinfield
Script: Allan Prior
Story associates: Sheila Hodgson
Story associates: David Campton
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Mrs Starr: Barbara Cavan
Ilse: Ellen Blueth
Joseph Starr: William Sherwood
Robin Starr: Michael Murray
Jane Starr: Deirdre Day
Julia Starr: Pat Ann Key

: The Billy Cotton Band Show presents: The Wakey Wakey Tavern

where Billy Cotton and his Band appear with Vanessa Lee, Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay, The High-Lights, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes and some of their friends from show business.


Musicians: Billy Cotton and his Band
Singer: Vanessa Lee
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singers: The High-Lights
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Scriptwriter: Jimmy Grafton
Choreographer/associate producer: Leslie Roberts
Production: Bill Cotton Jnr

: Get Ahead

Grand Final of the competition organised by the News Chronicle.
Film from 'Candid Cameras' shows the different schemes put forward by the four finalists before they are called upon to account for the £100 they have had to spend in seven days, and to face the final examination. The one judged most capable of getting ahead will win £5,000.
Judges: Sir Frederic Hooper, The Viscountess Lewisham, The Earl of Halsbury,
George Woodcock
Chairman, Peter West
From the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale


Judge: Sir Frederic Hooper
Panellist: The Viscountess Lewisham [name uncredited]
Panellist: The Earl of Halsbury [name uncredited]
Judge: George Woodcock
Chairman: Peter West
Presented for television and directed by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: The Devil as a Roaring Lion

by John Gay.
New England, September 1885 - A time when the vast fishing fleets set sail for the Grand Banks off Newfoundland. A time of the 'flake yards', of hand salting, of spit cod drying in the sun. A time, too, of the small fleets, the smacks, and the little cat-boats that rolled and pitched off-shore... that depended upon the seasonal fish run... upon the Will of God.
From the BBC's studio in Scotland


Writer: John Gay
Designer: Robert MacGowan
Producer: James Crampsey
Abram Mackenzie: Andrew Keir
Joel, his son: Paul Young
Margaret, his sister: Jessie Morton
Charles Parkington, his brother-in-law: Michael O'Halloran
Woodford Crane: John Young

: Lifeline: Incurable Illness

In Ancient Babylon it was against the law for doctors to attempt to treat hopeless cases. Today medicine accepts a wider responsibility, but the tragic implications remain. There is a way of handling such problems which doctors and patients can work out together. with A Consultant Psychiatrist, A doctor who is himself suffering from an incurable disease and The Lord Bishop of Durham the Rt. Rev. M. H. Harland.


Panellist: A Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Panellist: A doctor [name uncredited]
Panellist: The Rt. Rev. M. H. Harland
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: Jazz Session

Chris Barber's Jazz Band with Ottilie Patterson and Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry America's foremost blues singers who are on their first visit to Europe.


Musicians: Chris Barber's Jazz Band
Singer: Ottilie Patterson
Singer: Brownie McGhee
Harmonicist: Sonny Terry
Presented by: Christian Simpson

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