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: Trooping the Colour

See panel on right and page 7
(to 12.15)

: Farming

A weekly agricultural magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by Hugh Barrett.

Visit to Felinfach
Teleri Phillips visits the Milk Marketing Boards Creamery at Felinfach, Cardigan-shire, and interviews the manager, M. O. Rowlands. The Creamery serves 3,000 local farms and produces butter and spray skim milk

Timber for the Farm
Ian McIver, a District Officer of the Forestry Commission, shows how some woodlands can be improved to the benefit of the farmer.

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


Presenter: Hugh Barrett
Item presenter (Visit to Felinfach): Teleri Phillips
Interviewee (Visit to Felinfach): M. O. Rowlands
Item presenter (Timber for the Farm): Ian McIver
Cameraman: John Bird
Editor: Iris Lewis
Director: Desmond O'Leary
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

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


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: Monica Sims

: Children's Television presents: Wells Fargo: Apache Gold

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


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: Reflections


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: Children's Television: Music for the Piano

played by Marie-Therese Fourneau.


Pianist: Marie-Therese Fourneau
Presented by: John Hunter Blair

: News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions

On transmitters serving the areas

News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: The Phil Silvers Show: The Horse

starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
With Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings and this week, Noel Harrison, Diana Decker
At 7.13 app.
The World Cup: Scotland v. Paraguay
Special news film report of yesterday's match in Norrkoping, Sweden.


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

: News Summary

Cricket: close of play scores

: Starr and Company: Expect Me When You See Me

(Next episode on Monday)


Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Morris Barry
Script: Bill Naughton
Jim Turner: Philip Ray
Megs Turner: Nancy Nevinson
Gwyneth Turner: Gillian Gale
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott
Mary Tennison: Patricia Mort
Jane Starr: Deirdre Day
Robin Starr: Michael Murray
Rocky: Edward Cast
Morny: Douglas Blackwell
Johnson: Michael Collins
Forbes: Glenn Williams

: The 1958 World Cup: Association Football Championships

Direct from Sweden

Sweden v. Hungary played at the Solna Stadium, Stockholm.
The second half of today's match in the eighth-finals.
Presented by the Swedish Television Service

(The next matches to be televised direct from Sweden will be on Sunday, when viewers will see Sweden v. Wales in the afternoon, and Northern Ireland v. West Germany in the evening)


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Vera Lynn Sings

from the Television Theatre with Semprini, The Keynotes, A Guest Artist 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 Music Master

by Eynon Evans.
Adapted from a short story by T. J. Selwyn.
with Eynon Evans as the Music Master.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio


Adapter: Eynon Evans
Author: T. J. Selwyn
Production: David J. Thomas
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Professor Cornelius Morgan: Eynon Evans
Megan: Jennifer Williams
Sarah Price: Madoline Thomas
Emlyn Davies: Hugh David
Max: Harry Towb
Katie: Margo Johns
Hank: Gaylord Cavallaro
Popeye: Denis Charlton
The Secretary: Shane Cordell
Dawnay Burnett: Robert Checksfield

: Trooping the Colour

A BBC telerecording of part of this morning's ceremony.

: Confessions of a Pianist: 2: Personal Album

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


Presenter/Pianist: Joseph Cooper
Presented by: Arthur Langford

: Eye to Eye: So Long to Learn

"The life so short, the craft... So Long to Learn"
Chaucer's comment, written 600 years ago, provides the key to this Eye to Eye picture of present-day young people.
It tells the story of a boat-load of students, from the rival colleges of Battersea and Chelsea, on a summer outing on the Thames; dancing, talking, and thinking about the past and the future.

Made with the help of Battersea College of Technology and Chelsea Polytechnic and School of Art
(Previously televised on Sept. 13, 1957)


Producer: Rex Moorfoot
Research and script: Michael Orrom

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