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: Farming

A weekly agricultural magazine.
Introduced by John Cherrington.

Systems of Milk Production: Humphrey Barron visits Loughry Agricultural College. Cookstown. Co. Tyrone, where the Principal, J. Young, describes four systems of housing and milking dairy cows.
Housed and milked in byre; Housed in byre, milked in parlour; Housed in indoor court, milked in parlour; Open court, self feed silo and parlour milking

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (Systems of Milk Production): Humphrey Barron
Expert (Systems of Milk Production): J. Young
Film: sequences by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
Cameraman: John Bird
Editor: Iris Lewis
Film sequences: The Midland Region Film Unit
Director: John McGonagle
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)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
(A BBC television film)

: Star Choice presents: Career

from a story by Richard Landau.
[Starring] Greer Garson
with Patric Knowles and Richard Erdman.
The story of a famous film star's search for a new headline, and of a child's search for love.
(to 15.15)


Writer: Richard Landau
[Actress]: Greer Garson
[Actor]: Patrick Knowles
[Actor]: Richard Erdman

: Children's Television presents: Out of Doors

Bruce Campbell introduces
The Month of July
What to look for and how to find it.

Turvy the Otter
Ernest Neal shows his otter and tells the story of how he reared it from a wild cub.

Butterflies and Moths
with Hugh Newman.

Puzzle Picture
with film by John Hooper.
From the BBC's West of England studio


Presenter: Bruce Campbell
Item presenter (Turvy the Otter): Ernest Neal
Item presenter (Butterflies and Moths): Hugh Newman
Filmmaker (Puzzle Picture): John Hooper
Producee: Winwood Reade

: Children's Television: Junior Sportsview

Introduced by Max Robertson.
A fortnightly series presenting news and views from the world of sport.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

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

On transmitters serving the areas

News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: Canadian Television Theatre presents: Absentee Murderer

by Charles Templeton

Correct timing is the essence of this effort to plan the perfect murder. And it seems as if that timing cannot go wrong...
(A telerecording presented by arrangement with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)


Writer: Charles Templeton
Producer: Robert Christie
Henry Barron: Joseph Furst
Jean Cunningham: Peggi Loder
Alice Rogers: Barbara Hamilton
Lieut Hagen: James Doohan
Helen Barron: Jean Keller
Taxi Driver: Alan Chrysler

: 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


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

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Starr and Company: Into the Breach

(Next episode on Monday)


Producer: Gerard Glaister
Script: Allan Prior
Robin Starr: Michael Murray
Jane Starr: Deirdre Day
Reggie Stratton: Raymond Young
Megs Turner: Nancy Nevinson
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott
Mary Tennison: Patricia Mort
Jim Turner: Philip Ray
Town Clerk: Christopher Hodge
Mr. Wood: Geoffrey Hibbert
Bridget: Sally Travers
Mr. Watson Wyatt: Edward Rees
Ackroyd: Derek Tansley

: Vera Lynn Sings

the last in the present series from the Television Theatre with The Keynotes, George Malcolm (harpsichord)
Also introducing A Guest Artist and The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes.


Singer: Vera Lynn
Singers: The Keynotes
Harpsichordist: George Malcolm
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

: Lover's Leap

by Philip Johnson
[Starring] Dennis Price, Patricia Raine, Ann Firbank, Alan MacNaughtan

(Ann Firbank appears by permission of Ealing M.G.M. Artists Ltd.)


Writer: Philip Johnson
Producer: Ronald Eyre
Designer: John Cooper
Helen Storer: Patricia Raine
Mrs. Poynter: Winifred Hill
Sarah Traille: Ann Firbank
Cedric Norreys: Alan MacNaughtan
Roger Storer: Dennis Price

: This Is Your Life: A.E. Matthews

By viewers' special request a telerecording of the programme first shown on May 5 in which Eamonn Andrews said 'This Is Your Life'.

The 'This is your Life' theme music written by James Turner and played by the orchestra, conducted by George Clouston


Subject: A.E. Matthews
Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Script: Peter Moore
From material supplied by: Ray Marler
Theme music written by: James Turner
Orchestra conducted by: George Clouston
"This is Your Life" devised by: Ralph Edwards
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

Another short visit to see some of the winning singers and dancers at the Festival.
Introduced by Hywel Davies.


Presenter: Hywel Davies
Producer: David J. Thomas

: The Guards are on Parade

Direct from Brussels Universal and International Exhibition
On Britain's First Nations Day
(see top of page)

A display of Marching, Music, and Highland Dancing
given in the presence of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh by the Regimental Band of the Scots Guards under their Director of Music, Lt.-Col. S. Rhodes, M.B.E., Senior Director of Music of the Brigade of Guards, and the Pipes and Drums of the 2nd Battalion, The Scots Guards
Commentator, Richard Dimbleby

Presented by the Flemish Service of Belgian Television at 10.45


Musicians: The Regimental Band of the Scots Guards
Musical Director: Lt.-Col. S. Rhodes
Musicians: The Pipes and Drums of the 2nd Battalion, The Scots Guards
Commentator: Richard Dimbleby

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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