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: Farming

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

National Silage Demonstrations
A report by John Hawkins on the event at Reg Patterson's Farm, Basingstoke.

Milk from Silage
Humphrey Barron visits John O'Neill at The Wood Lurgan, Co. Armagh, where the cows have an all grass and silage diet and are bedded on top of the silage clamp.

Farm Visit
James Thorburn visits Lennard du Feu in Jersey.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: John Cherrington
Reporter (National Silage Demonstrations): John Hawkins
Item presenter (Milk from Silage): Humphrey Barron
Interviewee (Milk from Silage): John O'Neill
Item presenter (Farm Visit): James Thorburn
Farmer (Farm Visit): Lennard du Feu
Film sequences: The BBC Agricultural Film Unit
Cameraman: John Bird
Editor: Iris Lewis
Film sequences: The Midland Region Film Unit
Director: John McGonagle
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm - a chyfle i gwrdd a rhai sy'n atnlwg yn y newyddion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.30)

: For the Schools: Spotlight on Cyprus

Colin Jackson, who has just returned from a visit to the island, introduces a film report made specially for this programme by the Cyprus Broadcasting Service.
(The subject for next week's Spotlight will be announced during this week's programme)


Presenter: Colin Jackson
Film Editor: Jack Gold
Producer: Ivan Gilman

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC television film)


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

: Mainly for Women

About the Home

Around the Shops
Joan Gilbert shows some picnic equipment that merits special attention.

My Friend Sheltie
A monthly feature in which Stanley Dangerfield, Chief Steward of Cruft's, reports on the progress of his Shetland Sheepdog and suggests other animals that make attractive pets.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

3.15 Our Miss Pemberton: 32: On Approval
Written by Sheila Hodgson.
(Kim Grant is appearing in "The Boy Friend" at Wyndham's Theatre, London)

(to 15.30)


Presenter (About the Home)/Item presenter (Around the Shops): Joan Gilbert
Reporter (My Friend Sheltie): Stanley Dangerfield
Producer (About the Home): Ann Shead
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Sheila Hodgson
Producer (Our Miss Pemberton): Richard Gilbert
Geof Patterson: Terence Soall
Paul Bassett: Roderick Lovell
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Mr. Douglas: Douglas Muir
Agnes Avery Brown: Damaris Hayman
Mrs. Hyde-Wright: Edith Stevenson
Barry Hale: John Symonds
Willie Tibbetson: Kim Grant

: Children's Television presents: Wells Fargo: Auction

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

Jim Hardie has his reasons for wanting the old suitcase at an auction sale. But there are three other bidders.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Children's Television: On Your Marks: Athletics

Junior Sportsview takes outside broadcast cameras to Paddington Recreation Ground for the first of two programmes on Athletics.
School teams of boys and girls from Kent, Essex, Middlesex, and Surrey compete and are coached in Sprint-Long Jump-High Jump Hurdles.
Coach, Geoffrey Dyson
Introduced by Max Robertson.

(Televised in co-operation with the four County Schools Athletic Associations)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Coach: Geoffrey Dyson
Producer: Douglas Fleming

: 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: Anniversary Party

starring George Burns, Gracie Allen in the film Anniversary Party

George and Gracie plan a big celebration for their twenty-sixth wedding anniversary. But Gracie's efforts to save another marriage from failure nearly wreck the party.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Tonight

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

(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: Marion Grimaldi
Singer/Guitarist: Alex McEwen
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

Cricket: close of play scores

: Starr and Company: Take Your Partners

(Next episode on Monday)


Producer: Gerard Glaister
Script: Allan Prior
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Mary Tennison: Patricia Mort
Isobel: Pamela Abbott
Hazel: Anne Pichon
Doris: Jose Read
Mrs. Childs: Betty Cooper
Vera: Shane Cordell
Hughie Turner: Barry MacGregor
Bernard Kay: Denis Holmes
Mr. Hargraves: Brown Derby
Allardyce: John Forbes-Robertson
Mrs. Allardyce: Jean Theobald
Megs Turner: Nancy Nevinson
Jim Turner: Philip Ray
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott
Hector: David Rees

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

where Billy Cotton and his Band appear with Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay, The High-Lights, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Guest star, Lonnie Donegan with his Skiffle Group


Musicians: Billy Cotton and his Band
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singers: The High-Lights
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Guest star/group: Lonnie Donegan with his Skiffle Group
Script: Jimmy Grafton
Choreographer and associate producer: Leslie Roberts
Production: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: Paper Money

A play for television by Patrick Alexander
[Starring] Sandra Dorne, William Lucas with Jerold Wells

Most of the action of the play takes place in an old farmhouse about fifty miles from London.
From the BBC's Welsh television studios
See page 4


Writer: Patrick Alexander
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Johnny: William Lucas
Chalky: Jerold Wells
Alice: Sandra Dorne
Lorna: Pat Pleasance
Police Sgt: Hugh Stewart
Constable: Raymond Hodge
Newsvendor: James Aven

: Larry Adler

accompanied by Raymond Holder.


Harmonicist: Larry Adler
Pianist/accompanied by: Raymond Holder

: Lifeline: The Psychopath

The psychopath has been described as a person suffering from moral insanity.
In modern society justice and order must be the foundations of the law. But what can be done for the man whose antisocial behaviour is the result of psychological abnormality? How responsible is the psychopath for his actions? And should he be treated medically against his will before his condition brings him into court?
Taking part are: A Consultant Psychiatrist and Derrick Sington


Panellist: A Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Panellist: Derrick Sington
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: How the Mole Got his Trousers

A cartoon fable from Czechoslovakia.
English commentary by Victor Poole


Narrator: Victor Poole

: News Summary; Weather; Road Works Report; and A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Party

Donald Wade, M.P. the Liberal Whip introduces Roderic Bowen, Q.C., M.P., Arthur Holt, M.P. and Mark Bonham Carter, M.P. who answer questions put to them by voters.
(Recording of the broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15)
(Sound only)

Close Down


Presenter (Party Political Broadcast): Donald Wade
Panellist (Party Political Broadcast): Roderic Bowen
Panellist (Party Political Broadcast): Arthur Holt
Panellist (Party Political Broadcast): Mark Bonham Carter

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