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: Farming

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

Sheep Handling and Shearing
'Farming' visits Cockle Park, where Professor M. M. Cooper, Dean of Agriculture, Durham University, has a shearing shed modelled, on New Zealand lines. Sheep handling and shearing, and wool handling are demonstrated and an excerpt from a film is shown of the New Zealand shearer, Godfrey Bowen, in action.

The Veterinary Surgeon is also at Cockle Park and demonstrates correct preventive practices in the sheep farmer's routine.

Filmed by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (Sheep Handling and Shearing): Professor M. M. Cooper
Shearer (Sheep Handling and Shearing): Godfrey Bowen
Item presenter (Veterinary): The Veterinary Surgeon [name uncredited]
Cameraman: John Bird
Editor: Iris Lewis
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: Beunydd

Bwrw goliwg dros bynciau'r dvdd mewn sgwrs a fflini-a a cirj fle i gwrdd & rhai sy'n amlwg yu y newyddion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the picture
(All transmitters)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

Fourth day
Commentators, Dan Maskell, Peter West and Michael Henderson report direct from the All England Club.
Television presentation with BBC outside broadcast units by Humphrey Fisher and Bill Wright


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Television presentation: Humphrey Fisher
Television presentation: Bill Wright

: For the Schools: Spotlight: Breaking up a Battleship

Spotlight falls this week on Breaking up a Battleship

Breaking up a ship no longer required for service is a highly skilled job which provides the steel industry with a valuable source of high-quality scrap. Today's programme shows the way in which the battleships Anson and Duke of York are being broken up at Faslane on the Gare Loch.


Commentator: John Lindsay
Director: Charles Clifford
Producer: David Burn

: Children's Television presents: Huntingtower

[Starring] James Hayter and Richard Wordsworth in John Buchan's exciting mystery
Adapted for television by Judith Kerr.


Author: John Buchan
Adapted for television by: Judith Kerr
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Film cameraman: Peter Sergeant
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Eileen Diss
Dickson McCunn: James Hayter
Dobson: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Leon: Colin Douglas
Mrs Morren: Jean Taylor-Smith
Dougal: Leo Maguire
John Heritage: Richard Wordsworth
Spidel: Roger Delgado
Thomas Yownie: Roy Hines
Peter Patterson: Bernard Livesey
Napoleon: Frazer Hines
Old Foghorn: Terry Cooke
Wee Jaikie: Graham Harper
Booking Clerk: Joe Greig
Farmer: Ewan Roberts
Sinister man: Nigel Hawthorne
Woman: Natalie Kent
Child: Patricia Shaw
Left-luggage clerk: Nigel Arkwright
First waitress: Nancy Mitchell
Second waitress: Myrette Morven
Mackintosh: John Ram
Porter: Mark Brackenbury
Others taking part: Clare Goddard
Others taking part: Elizabeth Bradley
Others taking part: David Courtney
Others taking part: Terry Baker
Others taking part: Hedger Wallace
Others taking part: David Fleming
Others taking part: Bernell Tucker

: Children's Television: Sketch Club

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


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: Children's Television: Packi

More adventures of the Little Elephant.
Drawn and told by Tony Hart.


Drawn and told by: Tony Hart

: Wimbledon

The final transmission of the day.

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.39 Weather and News for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the English Regions
News from Wales: 6.45-6.50

: 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 and Carole Carr


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

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Starr and Company: Pride in the Job


Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Christopher McMaster
Script: Bill Naughton
Hazel: Anne Pichon
Doris: Jose Read
Robin Starr: Michael Murray
Bromly: Martin Sterndale
Jim Turner: Philip Ray
Harry Crane: Arnold Ridley
Joseph Starr: William Sherwood
Mrs Childs: Betty Cooper
Megs Turner: Nancy Nevinson
Mrs Crane: Betty Hare
Mary Tennison: Patricia Mort
Gwyneth Turner: Gillian Gale
Hughie Turner: Barry MacGregor
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott
Rene Cremer: Katherine Parr
Alec Cremer: Michael Bird
Barman: Lee Richardson
Ackroyd: Derek Tansley
Rocky: Edward Cast
Forbes: Glenn Williams
Lacey: Harry Littlewood
Johnson: Michael Collins

: Vera Lynn Sings

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


Singer: Vera Lynn
Pianist: Semprini
Singers: The Keynotes
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Choreographer/Associate Producer: Leslie Roberts
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
Script: Freddie Robertson
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Yvette

by Virginia Vernon.
[Starring] Rachel Roberts, Nigel Stock


Author: Virginia Vernon
Yvette Gilbert: Rachel Roberts
Maxime Schiller: Nigel Stock

: A scene from What Shall We Tell Caroline?

by John Mortimer.
Televised direct from the Garrick Theatre, London by arrangement with Michael Codron and David Hall


Writer: John Mortimer
Designed by: Disley Jones
Director: Stuart Burge
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Lily Loudon: Brenda Bruce
Arthur Loudon: Maurice Denham
Tony Peters: Michael Hordern
Caroline: Marianne Benet

: Today on the Centre Court

A BBC television film of some of the highlights of the day's play at Wimbledon.


Commentary: Peter Wilson

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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