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: Farming

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

Beef from Grass
Harry Hunt visits the Grassland Research Institute at Hurley and interviews the Director, Dr. William Davies, about the production of beef from leys.

Guest Speaker: Dr. C.P. McMeekan, Director of the Animal Husbandry Research Station of the Ruakura, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Farm Visit
Teleri Phillips visits Gwilym Thomas, Chwaengoch, Llanerchymedd, Anglesey.

From the BBC's Midland studios


Presenter: John Cherrington
Interviewer (Beef from Grass): Harry Hunt
Interviewee (Beef from Grass): Dr. William Davies
Guest speaker: Dr. C.P. McMeekan
Item presenter (Farm Visit): Teleri Phillips
Farmer (Farm Visit): Gwilym Thomas
Film Sequences: The BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
Cameraman: John Bird
Editor: Iris Lewis
Film Sequences: The Welsh Film Unit
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 Territorial Waters

The recent United Nations conference on the Law of the Sea ended in deadlock, chiefly owing to disagreement about the extent of Territorial Waters. Today's programme examines some of the claims that were made and how they could affect this country.
Introduced by Peter West.
(The subject of next week's Spotlight will be announced during this week's programme)


Presenter: Peter West
Producer: Ivan Gilman

: Mainly for Women

About the Home

Cookery Club
Evelyn Rose, Cookery Editor of Family Doctor, shows how to make an American Raisin Spice Cake, a recipe that originated in the North of England.
From the BBC's Northern studios

The Season's Best
Frances Perry shows this month's best value in flowers, fruit, and vegetables.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

3.15 Our Miss Pemberton: 31: Comings and Goings
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): Evelyn Rose
Item presenter (The Season's Best): Frances Perry
Producer (About the Home): Ann Shead
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Sheila Hodgson
Producer (Our Miss Pemberton): Richard Gilbert
Geof Patterson: Terence Soall
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Paul Bassett: Roderick Lovell
Percy Carter: Vincent Goodman
Agnes Avery Brown: Damaris Hayman
Willie Tibbetson: Kim Grant
Betty Tibbetson: Julia Worth

: Children's Television: Wells Fargo: Sam Bass

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


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Children's Television: Greek Children

A story on film of a boy and girl in a fishing village in Greece.

: Children's Television: Toytown: Pistols for Two

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


Writer/Settings based on illustrations by: S.G. Hulme Beaman
Voices: Margaret Ward
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Voices: Noel Coleman
Voices: Ivan Owen
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Puppeteer: Elizabeth Thorndike
Puppeteer: Bob Bura
Puppeteer: John Hardwick
Puppets/Producer: Gordon Murray
Settings: Andrew Brownfoot

: 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: Gracie Helps Lola

Starring George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film "Gracie Helps Lola"

Gracie decides to bring Lola and her boy friend together again. It is one of those happy days but not for George - or Harry.


Comedian: George Burns
Comedian: Gracie Allen

: Tonight

Look around with Derek Hart.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings and this week, Noel Harrison,
Maggie Fitzgibbon


Presenter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Singer: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Starr and Company: The Law Steps In

(Next episode on Monday)


Script: Bill Naughton
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Morris Barry
Megs Turner: Nancy Nevinson
Gwyneth Turner: Gillian Gale
Jim Turner: Philip Ray
Hughie Turner: Barry MacGregor
Detective Gunn: Robert Lankesheer
Detective Smith: Ronald Wood
Policeman: Michael Stainton
A drunk: John Herrington
Mrs. Brown: Olga Dickie
Joe Trimmer: George Roderick
Station Sergeant: Michael Logan

: Vera Lynn Sings

from the Television Theatre.
with Semprini, The Keynotes also introducing A Guest Artist and The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes.


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

: The Legend of the Loch

An on-the-spot investigation by Outside Broadcast cameras ashore, afloat, and underwater with frogmen and echo-sounders into the story of the Loch Ness Monster. How far can modern scientific equipment probe a mystery that first hit the headlines of the world's press twenty-five years ago this month?
See page 7


Commentator (on board ship): Raymond Baxter
Commentator (underwater): Mark Terrell
Commentator (ashore): Jameson Clark
Producer (on board ship): Peter Webber
Producer (on shore): James Buchan

: An excerpt from: Any Other Business

A new play by George Ross and Campbell Singer.
Televised direct from the Westminster Theatre by arrangement with Peter Bridge in association with E. P. Clift.


Writer: George Ross
Writer: Campbell Singer
Setting: Victor Friendly
Director: Anthony Sharp
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Sir Norman Tullis: Raymond Huntley
Geoffrey Harrison: John Barron
Julian Armstrong: Ralph Michael
Joyce Anderson: Jennifer Wright
Malcolm Turnbull: John Boxer
Harry Dodds: Trevor Reid
Jonathan Travis: Oliver Johnston
Charles Pleydon, M.P.: Richard Vernon
Stanley Griffiths: Raymond Mason
Martin Meadows: Charles Morgan
Sergeant Roberts: Edward Palmer

: You are the Jury: Boxing

In matters of conscience You are the Jury
This programme aims to put the arguments for and against:
Denzil Batchelor and Kenneth Harris ask the questions
Dr. The Rt. Hon. Edith Summerskill, M.P., Trevor Philpott, W. Barrington Dalby, Jack Petersen give the answers.
In the chair, Lindsey Platt
Produced by Kenneth Brown from the BBC's Manchester studios


Interviewer: Denzil Batchelor
Interviewer: Kenneth Harris
Panellist: Edith Summerskill, M.P.
Panellist: Trevor Philpott
Panellist: W. Barrington Dalby
Panellist: Jack Petersen
Chairman: Lindsey Platt
Producer: Kenneth Brown

: The Donald Purchese Quintet

Donald Purchese (clarinet), Jack Emblow (accordion), Gordon Langford (vibraphone), Chris Staunton (double bass), Don Lawson (drums)
with Rosemary Squires


Clarinettist: Donald Purchese
Accordionist: Jack Emblow
Vibraphone: Gordon Langford
Double bassist: Chris Staunton
Drummer: Don Lawson
Singer: Rosemary Squires
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: Weather; Road Works Report; followed by Epilogue: The Mouth of Truth: 12

Sir Cedric Hardwicke concludes the story of the life of Christ with the Ascension into Heaven.
(A film series by arrangement with Milo Film)


Presenter (Epilogue): Sir Cedric Hardwicke

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