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: Farming

Introduced by John Cherrington.

Combine Harvester Adjustment
Peter Hebblethwait, of the National Institute of Agricultural Engineering, explains how to keep combine harvester losses from shed grain to a minimum.

Pig Feeding Experiments
Humphrey Barron visits Hillsborough Research Institute, N. Ireland, and interviews William Coey. Ph.D. and K. L. Robinson about the feeding of pigs.

Farm Visit
Harry Hoggan visits Balig and Corseclays, the farms of Messrs. J. and R. Stevenson, Ltd., at Ballantrae in Ayrshire.

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


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (Combine Harvester Adjustment): Peter Hebblethwaite
Item presenter (Pig Feeding Experiments): Humphrey Barron
Item presenter (Farm Visit): Harry Hoggan
Director: John McGonagle
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: Cricket: England v. New Zealand - Second Test Match

A visit to Lord's Cricket Ground to see the end of the morning's play on the first day of the match.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Assisted by: Denis Compton

: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm-chyfle i gwrdd a rhai sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.45)

: For the Schools: Spotlight on A Welsh Sheep Farm

Ion Trant, a Montgomeryshire farmer, introduces his own film which describes a year's work on a typical hill farm several miles from the nearest village.

The subject of next week's Spotlight will be announced during this week's programme.


Presenter/filmmaker: Ion Trant
Film editor: Jack Gold
Producer: Ivan Gilman

: Royal Ascot

3.5 The New Stakes for two-year-olds over 5 furlongs

3.45 The Gold Cup for three-year-old and upwards entire horses and mares over two miles and a half
With a Gold Cup value 500 sovereigns with 10,000 sovereigns added

: Royal Ascot: The King Edward VII Stakes

for three-year-old entire colts and fillies over the Swinley Course of one mile and a half

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring before each race.
Sylvia Peters describes the fashions


Race commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade Ring commentator: Clive Graham
Reporter: Sylvia Peters
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Cricket: England v. New Zealand

A further visit to Lord's.

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger - Deadeye


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: The Way to Wimbledon

A film in which Dan Maskell helps you to enjoy playing tennis more.
Written and directed by Bill Latto.


Presenter: Dan Maskell
Writer/director: Bill Latto

: Children's Television: Toytown - Frightfulness at the Theatre Royal

Another play by S. G. Hulme Beaman.
Puppets by Gordon Murray and settings by Andrew Brownfoot from illustrations by S. G. Hulme Beaman


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

: Cricket: England v. New Zealand - Second Test Match

The closing overs of the first day's play followed by a summary.

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

(On transmitters serving the areas)

News from Wales: 6.40-6.45

: The 1958 World Cup Association Football Championships: The Quarter Finals

Another visit to Sweden to see part of the first half of one of the quarter-final matches.
Presented by the Swedish Television Service


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Starr and Company: Into the Straight

(Next episode on Monday)


Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Morris Barry
Script: Donald Bull
Julia Starr: Pat Ann Key
Joseph Starr: William Sherwood
Robin Starr: Michael Murray
Mrs Starr: Barbara Cavan
Marvin Lavery: Robert Cawdron
Hazel: Anne Pichon
Doris: Jose Read
Vera: Shane Cordell
Jim Turner: Philip Ray
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott
Forbes: Glenn Williams
Mrs Childs: Betty Cooper
Bromly: Martin Sterndale
Harry Crane: Arnold Ridley
Charley: Barry Steele
Mary Tennison: Patricia Mort
Mackie: George Cormack

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: The 1958 World Cup Association Football Championships: The Quarter Finals

The second half
Presented by the Swedish Television Service
One of the semi-finals to be played next Tuesday will be televised direct from Sweden.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: 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 and Guest Star: Fred Emney


Musicians: Billy Cotton and his Band
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singers: The High-Lights
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Comedian/guest star: Fred Emney
Scriptwriter: Jimmy Grafton
Choreographer/associate producer: Leslie Roberts
Production: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: Pancakes

A Welsh comedy by D. T. Davies.
[Starring] Mervyn Johns
The action of the play takes place in the kitchen of a coal miner's house in one of the South Wales valleys.


Writer: D. T. Davies
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Martha: Rachel Thomas
Ellen, her sister: Dilys Davies
William, a miner: Mervyn Johns
Miriam, his daughter: Christine John
John his son: John Rees

: Lifeline: Young Offenders

Britain's prisons are more overcrowded today than at any time since the beginning of the twentieth century. There has been an alarming increase of offences by youths of seventeen to twenty-one years, boys from the homes of Britain at war.
Lord Birkett and Lord Pakenham discuss this disturbing situation with A Consultant Psychiatrist.


Panellist: Lord Birkett
Panellist: Lord Pakenham
Panellist: A Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: Confessions of a Pianist: 3: The Lighter Side

[Starring] Joseph Cooper
The last of three reminiscent episodes from the life of a concert pianist.


Presenter/pianist: Joseph Cooper
Presented by: Arthur Langford

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