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: Farming

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

Irrigation: John Hawkins of the National Institute of Agricultural Engineering reports on a demonstration of irrigation equipment organised by the Nottinghamshire N.A.A.S. at Welbeck Estates near Worksop.

Pig Recording: Peter Buckler, Farms Director for a firm of feeding-stuffs manufacturers, and Henry Plumb, who farms at Coleshill Warwickshire. discuss the advantages of pig recording.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Hugh Barrett
Reporter (Irrigation): John Hawkins
Panellist (Pig Recording): Peter Buckler
Panellist (Pig Recording): Henry Plumb
Film sequences: The BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
Film cameraman: John Bird
Film editor: Iris Lewis
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 newyddiangan gynnwys ymweliad a Glyn Ebwy.
(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)

: Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Frenhinol Cymru (Glyn Ebwy 1958): Cadeirio'r Bardd

Disgrifir y seremoni gan Ifan O. Williams o Bafiliwn yr Eisteddfod yng Nglyn Ebwy
Telediad dan ofal Dafydd Gruffydd
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, and Crystal Palace)
(to 15.30)

: Children's Television presents: Wells Fargo: The Witness

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

A safe robbery followed by murder brings Jim Hardie to Dry Creek, Colorado. In the absence of any clue, he sets a trap for the unknown killer.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: 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: Tom Millett

: Children's Television: Spot the Tune

Results of the competition announced by Eric Robinson with The Allegri String Quartet.


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Singers: The Allegri String Quartet
Presented by: John Hunter Blair

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.9 Weather and News for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the English Regions
News from Wales: 6.15-6.20
including a visit to the National Eisteddfod at Ebbw Vale.

: Canadian Television Theatre presents: Three to Get Married: Part 2

A three-part comedy by Kay Hill.

Having married off one daughter, Parson Dogberry is getting increasingly worried about the second, Seraphina, who rejects too many of the infrequent guests. But then the Lieutenant arrives...

(A telerecording presented by arrangement with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Part 3 will be broadcast on August 14)


Writer: Kay Hill
Producer: Melwyn Breen
Rev. Dogberry (Father): James Edmond
Aunt Lizzie: Josephine Barrington
Dulcinea: Janet Reid
Seraphina: Barbara Franklin
Tom Oates: Hugh Webster
Leederbaum: Paul Klingman
Lieut Honeywell: Joseph Shaw

: Summer Festival of BBC Documentary Films: 7: Onion Johnnie

Written by Richard Cawston and Stephen Hearst.

This film compares two ways of life. It is about the men who live half their lives in France and half in Britain-the Breton onion-sellers, with their berets and strings of onions. Viewers follow the 'Onion Johnnies' from their homes in Brittany to door-steps throughout the British Isles.
Commentary spoken by Jacques Brunius.


Writer/producer: Richard Cawston
Writer/director: Stephen Hearst
Commentary: Jacques Brunius
Photographed by: Kenneth Higgins
Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson

: Emney's Interlude

In which Fred Emney entertains at the piano.


Entertainer: Fred Emney

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Starr and Company: Strictly Business

(Next episode on Monday)


Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Christopher McMaster
Script: Tom Espie
Forbes: Glenn Williams
Lacey: Harry Littlewood
Bromly: Martin Sterndale
Jim Turner: Philip Ray
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott
Joe Trimmer: George Roderick
Hughie Turner: Barry MacGregor
Harry Crane: Arnold Ridley
Rene Cremer: Katherine Parr
Barman: Lee Richardson
Attendant: Peter Morny

: Words and Music

Jack Payne brings you Words and Music
and conducts the Concert Orchestra
Guests include: Anna Neagle, Herbert Wilcox, Ray Noble, Bertice Reading


Presenter/conductor: Jack Payne
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Guest: Anna Neagle
Guest: Herbert Wilcox
Guest: Ray Noble
Singer/guest: Bertice Reading
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: The Rake's Progress

by Stravinsky.
A special television performance of the last five scenes of the opera.
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Peter Gellhorn)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Steven Staryk)
Conducted by Bryan Balkwill
From Glyndebourne Opera House
This production was first presented by Glyndebourne for the Edinburgh Festival and the scenery and costumes are used by arrangement with the Edinburgh Festival Society.
A special performance before an invited audience
See panel


Composer: Stravinsky
Libretto/Prologue for television written by: W. H. Auden
Libretto/Prologue for television written by: Chester Kallman
Singers: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Chorus-Master: Peter Gellhorn
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Steven Staryk
[Orchestra] conducted by: Bryan Balkwill
Producer: Carl Ebert
Head of Music Staff: Jani Strasser
Designer: Osbert Lancaster
Television presentation: Peter Ebert
Television presentation: Antony Craxton
Cast: in order of singing:
Anne: Elsie Morison
Tom Rakewell: Richard Lewis
Baba the Turk: Gloria Lane
Nick Shadow: Otakar Kraus
Sellem, auctioneer: Hugues Cuenod
Madhouse keeper: Gwyn Griffiths
Trulove, Anne's father: David Ward

: A Song for Everyone

[Starring] Kenneth McKellar
with his guest Inia Te Wiata and the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Jack Leon
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Tenor: Kenneth McKellar
Bass-Baritone: Inia Te Wiata
Musicians: The BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor: Jack Leon
Producer: Eddie Fraser

: Speaking Personally: John Braine

Author of the best-selling novel 'Room at the Top'.
From the BBC's North of England television studio.


Speaker: John Braine

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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