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: Farming

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

The Land Settlement Association:
Harry Hunt visits the Foxash estate, near Manningtree, Essex, and interviews Bob Strange, the Manager.

For Sugar-Beet Growers:
A visit to the National Sugar-Beet Thinning and Drilling Demonstration at Wittering, near Stamford, Lincolnshire.
Commentator, John Hawkins, of the National Institute of Agricultural Engineering

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


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (The Land Settlement Association): Harry Hunt
Interviewee (The Land Settlement Association): Bob Strange
Commentator (For Sugar-Beet Growers): John Hawkins
Cameraman: John Bird
Editor: Iris Lewis
Director: John McGonagle
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynclau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm-a a chyfle i gwrdd a rhai sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.50)

: For the Schools: Spotlight

This week 'Spotlight' presents a topical programme of current interest. Details will be announced before the Schools transmission on each day of this week.
The subject of next week's 'Spotlight' will be announced during this week's broadcast.


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: Summer Magazine

Dumbo Willans introduces a topical diversion.
(to 15.30)


Presenter: Dumbo Willans
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger: The Turning Point

Another exciting story of the Lone Ranger and his fight for justice in the lawless days in the West after the American Civil War.


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: On Your Marks: Athletics

Junior Sportsview takes outside broadcast cameras to Paddington Recreation Ground for the second of two programmes on Athletics.
Schools teams of boys and girls from Kent, Essex, Middlesex, and Surrey compete and are coached in Half-Mile-Discus, Pole Vault-Relay.
Coaches, Geoffrey Dyson and John Le Mesurier
Introduced by Max Robertson.
Televised in co-operation with the four County Schools Athletic Associations


Coach: Geoffrey Dyson
Coach: John Le Mesurier
Presenter: Max Robertson
Producer: Douglas Fleming

: Cricket: England v. New Zealand: First Test Match

The closing overs of the first day's play followed by a summary.
Test Match television broadcasts start tomorrow at 11.25

: News for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the English Regions

On transmitters serving the areas

: News from Wales

: Tonight

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


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

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Starr and Company: Back on the Job


Producer: Gerard Glaister
Scriptwriter: Allan Prior
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Jim Turner: Philip Ray
Megs Turner: Nancy Nevinson
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott
Hughie Turner: Barry MacGregor
Gwyneth Turner: Gillian Gale
Robin Starr: Michael Murray
Jane Starr: Deirdre Day
Ackroyd: Derek Tansley
Harry Crane: Arnold Ridley
Mrs Neale: Edevain Park
Mrs Sharp: Winifred Hill
Joe Trimmer: George Roderick
Mary Tennison: Patricia Mort
Election Party Agent: Hugh Stewart
Forbes: Glenn Williams

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

Billy Cotton calls Wakey Wakey in The Billy Cotton Band Show
with Alan Breeze and Kathie Kay.
Also involved: The High-Lights, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
and Guest star, Alma Cogan


Presenter/bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singers: The High-Lights
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Singer: Alma Cogan
Script: Jimmy Grafton
Choreographer/Associate Producer: Leslie Roberts
Production: Bill Cotton Jnr.

: Flowering Cherry

A new play by Robert Bolt.
[Starring] Ralph Richardson and Celia Johnson in a scene from Flowering Cherry
Televised direct from the Theatre Royal. Haymarket by arrangement with H. M. Tennent Ltd. and Frith Banbury Ltd.
Introduced by the author.


Writer/presenter: Robert Bolt
Settings designed by: Reece Pemberton
Director: Frith Banbury
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Isobel Cherry: Celia Johnson
Tom: Andrew Ray
David Bowman: Brewster Mason
Cherry: Ralph Richardson
Carol: Susan Burnet
Judy: Dudy Nimmo

: Brainwashing

This film examines the power of the mind to withstand solitary confinement, brutality, and the ceaseless psychological attacks of trained Communist interrogators.
Four cases are examined. First, Dr. Edith Bone, who spent seven years in solitary confinement gaols in Hungary; then William Oatis, the American journalist, who confessed to charges of espionage in the Czechoslovakian spy case; three American airmen who were involved in the Chinese attempt to make them confess to charges of germ warfare during the Korean War; and finally Robert Ford, the British wireless operator in Tibet, captured by the Chinese, who was subjected to the entire lengthy process of Communist indoctrination.
Introduced by Walter Cronkite.
Produced by the Columbia Broadcasting System in the series 'The Twentieth Century'


Presenter: Walter Cronkite

: Lifeline: Brainwashing

The most sinister weapon of the modern police state is thought control. Earlier this evening an American film outlined some of the methods used to produce confessions from prisoners.
Discussing the issues raised by this film are:
A Consultant Psychiatrist, Major Anthony Farrar-Hockley, D.S.O., M.C. who was taken prisoner during the Korean War and interrogated under torture by the North Koreans and A Physician in Psychological Medicine.


Panellist: A Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Panellist: Major Anthony Farrar-Hockley
Panellist: A Physician in Psychological Medicine [name uncredited]
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: Confessions of a Pianist: Family Album

[Starring] Joseph Cooper
Three reminiscent episodes from the life of a concert pianist.


Presenter/pianist: Joseph Cooper
Presented by: Arthur Langford

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