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: Farming

A weekly agricultural magazine.
Introduced by John Cherrington.

Table Duckling Production
Dr. Harold Temperton explains how to turn table ducklings into a profitable sideline.

Farming in Kenya
Robert Wilson talks about his farm at Kinangop.

Farm Visit
Peter Anderson visits James Heyes, Mossborough Hall, Rainford, Lancashire.

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


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (Table Duckling Production): Dr. Harold Temperton
Item presenter (Farming in Kenya): Robert Wilson
Item presenter (Farm Visit): Peter Anderson
Farmer (Farm Visit): James Heyes
Cameraman: John Bird
Editor: Iris Lewis
Director: Philip Lewis
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

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


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

: Mainly for Women

About the Home

Cookery Club
Marguerite Patten demonstrates a recipe for a Canadian White Fruit Cake with whole Brazil Nuts.
This recipe was a runner-up in the Cookery Club Competition.

Canework is Contemporary
Margaret Rourke shows how to make an attractive lampshade with a cane base.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

3.15 Our Miss Pemberton: 33 - First Appearance
Written by Sheila Hodgson.
A story of life today in a small town.

(to 15.30)


Cook (Cookery Club): Marguerite Patten
Item presenter (Canework is Contemporary): Margaret Rourke
Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: Ann Shead
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Sheila Hodgson
Producer (Our Miss Pemberton): Richard Gilbert
Geof Patterson: Terence Soall
Paul Bassett: Roderick Lovell
Avis Douglas: Jocelyne Rhodes
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Mrs Hyde-Wright: Edith Stevenson
The Vicar: Robert Webber
Percy Carter: Vincent Goodman
Edgar Hale: Edward Higgins
Barry Hale: John Symonds
P. C. Meggitt: Frank Hickey
Willie Tibbetson: Kim Grant
Allan Reed: Blair Aitken

: Children's Television presents: Wells Fargo - Walking Mountain

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

Was the death in a gold mine of one of the company's agents an accident? Jim Hardie prefers to link it with the organised thefts of high-grade ore; so to check up he becomes a miner.....


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Children's Television: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who announces this week's prizewinners and helps you with your picture-making.
Picture Gallery: Bric-a-brac


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: Children's Television: South Pacific Island Children

A film about a family who live by the sea in the Fiji Islands.

: News Headlines

On transmitters serving the areas:

: News from Wales

: The O. Henry Playhouse presents: The Fourth at Salvadore

Thomas Mitchell plays the part of the famous American author in this film about Independence Day celebrations in a South American state, and the difficulties of selling ice in a hot climate.


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Maxine Daniels
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Starr and Company: The Botcher


Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Mervyn R. Pinfield
Script: Bill Naughton
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Len Forbes: Glenn Williams
Jim Turner: Philip Ray
Harry Crane: Arnold Ridley
Lacey: Harry Littlewood
Bromly: Martin Sterndale
Mathews: Leonard Williams
Simpson: Maurice Durant
Mrs Lacey: Brenda Dunrich
Mary Tennison: Patricia Mort
Megs Turner: Nancy Nevinson
Gwyneth Turner: Gillian Gale
Robin Starr: Michael Murray
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott
Hazel: Anne Pichon

: Vera Lynn Sings

from the Television Theatre with Semprini, The Keynotes.
Also introducing Guest Artists and the Leslie Roberts Silhouettes.


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

: The Desk Set

A comedy by William Marchant.
[Starring] The Company of the Liverpool Playhouse
From the BBC's North of England studio


Writer: William Marchant
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Director: Willard Stoker
Television production: Vivian A. Daniels
Peg Costello: Valerie Miller
Sadel Meyer: Barbara Clegg
Ruthie Saylor: Thelma Barlow
Richard Sumner: Harvey Ashby
Bunny Watson: Irene Sutcliffe
Abe Cutler: Michael Malnick
The Man in Shirtsleeves: John Gay
Kenny: Donald Pleasence
Miss Warriner: Sheridan Grant
Reporter: Nicholas Hawtrey
Miss Keedy: Gwen Williams

: Speaking Personally: General Sir Oliver Leese

From the BBC's Midland Television studio


Speaker: General Sir Oliver Leese

: Gerald Moore introduces Hilde Gueden

the distinguished Viennese soprano


Presenter: Gerald Moore
Soprano: Hilde Gueden
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: War in Spain

Twenty years ago the Spanish Civil War had the doubtful distinction of being one of the first wars to be covered extensively by cameramen. This programme shows the suffering, the desolation and the hunger of a country divided against itself through two-and-a-half years of bitter fighting. It recalls the headline words of the late thirties-non-intervention-Guernica-nationalists-insurgents-the International Brigade.
The film is the story of the Civil War that preceded the World War of 1939, when the desolation and destruction became international.
Produced by the Columbia Broadcasting System in the series 'The Twentieth Century'


Narrator: Walter Cronkite

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