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: Farming

A weekly agricultural magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by Michael Soper.

Farm Visit: George Sigsworth visits J. Kendall, of Ingham, Norfolk, and discusses with him on film, methods of intensive arable farming, without Livestock. The film includes the year's cycle of operations on an arable farm.

Arable Farming: G. Mackie discusses with J. Kendall modern methods of arable farming, with particular reference to points raised in the film of his farm.

Film sequences by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit:
Film cameraman, John Bird
Film editor, Iris Lewis
From the BBC's Midland Television Studio


Presenter: Michael Soper
Item presenter (Farm Visit): George Sigsworth
Interviewee (Farm Visit/Arable Farming): J. Kendall
Item presenter (Arable Farming): G. Mackie
Film cameraman: John Bird
Film editor: Iris Lewis
Director: Philip Lewis
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: Beunydd

Bwrw goliwg dros bymclau'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
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the picture

(A BBC television film)


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

: Mainly for Women

Different Places with Different People
Elisabeth Beresford in the West Indies

3.15 Cookery Club
Fanny Cradock and Johnnie Cradock (Bon Viveur) present an Assiette de Crudites.
See page 4

(to 15.30)


Presenter (Different Places with Different People): Elisabeth Beresford
Presented by (Different Places with Different People): Richard Gilbert
Cook (Cookery Club): Fanny Cradock
Cook (Cookery Club): Johnnie Cradock
Producer (Cookery Club): Ann Shead

: Children's Television

Toytown: The Cruise of The Toytown Belle
Another play by S.G. Hulme Beaman.
Settings by Andrew Brownfoot from illustrations by S. G. Hulme Beaman
(A BBC telerecording)

5.15 'Wells Fargo: The General
The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service with Dale Robertson as Jim Hardie, the Wells Fargo special investigator
During the war between the Sioux Indians and the settlers, Jim Hardie is made responsible for the safe transport of General Sheridan to a peace meeting at Fort Laramie. The Stage Coach is attacked-but not by Indians...


Writer/Illustrations (Toytown): S.G. Hulme Beaman
Voices (Toytown): Margaret Ward
Voices (Toytown): Noel Coleman
Voices (Toytown): Peter Hawkins
Voices (Toytown): Roy Skelton
Puppeteer (Toytown): Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer (Toytown): Molly Gibson
Puppeteer (Toytown): Elizabeth Thorndike
Puppeteer (Toytown): Bob Bura
Puppeteer (Toytown): John Hardwick
Puppets/producer (Toytown): Gordon Murray
Settings (Toytown): Andrew Brownfoot
Jim Hardie (Wells Fargo): Dale Robertson

: Children's Television: Junior Sportsview

Introduced by Max Robertson.
A fortnightly series presenting news and views from the world of sport including
'Angles on Angling'
The third of a new series in which Bernard Venables gives more fishing tips, concentrating on Fly Fishing.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Item presenter (Angles on Angling): Bernard Venables
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: 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

: The Phil Silvers Show: Hoodlum

starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

Bilko takes a young hoodlum in hand and although his methods are unusual, turns him into a first-class soldier. Unfortunately Bilko is the victim of his own success.


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: Cy Grant and Noel Harrison


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: News Summary

: Starr and Company: Taken for a Ride

Next episode on Monday


Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Christopher Barry
Script: Bill Naughton
Megs Turner: Nancy Nevinson
Joe Trimmer: George Roderick
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott
Mary Tennison: Patricia Mort
Soldier: Kenneth Waller
Gwyneth Turner: Gillian Gale
Booking clerk: Douglas Bradley-Smith
Detective: Jack Leonard
Strange man: Edward Brooks
Strange man's aunt: Alice Esmie Bell
Isobel: Pamela Abbott
Mac: Michael O'Brien
Taff: Gareth Jones
Fred: Frank Crane

: Words and Music

Jack Payne brings you Words and Music and conducts the Concert Orchestra.
Guests include: Moiseiwitsch and well-known personalities


Presenter/conductor: Jack Payne
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Pianist: Moiseiwitsch
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Flying Ambulance

A dramatised documentary by Robert Barr.

In the Outer Hebrides where men still live to the tempo of storm and tide, the island roads are rough and the waters often rougher. But over these isolated islands-in emergency-in good weather and gate, fly the planes of the Air Ambulance Service. This is the story of one of their flights and an island doctor's devotion to his people.
See page 7


Writer: Robert Barr
Producer: Gilchrist Calder
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Film cameraman: Gordon Mackay
Film cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film editor: George Inger

: Salome

A tragedy in one act by Oscar Wilde.
Set to music by Richard Strauss.
English text revised by Eric Crozier.
[Starring] Helga Pilarczyk, Jon Vickers, Norman Foster
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Maguire)
Conducted by Walter Goehr
The action takes place on the night of Herod's birthday celebrations in his palace at Machaerus on a hilltop above the Dead Sea, in the time of Christ. In the background of the great courtyard is the disused well where John the Baptist is kept prisoner.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on September 26, 1957)


Author: Oscar Wilde
Composer: Richard Strauss
English text revised by: Eric Crozier
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Maguire
[Orchestra] conducted by: Walter Goehr
Repetiteur: William Reid
Wardrobe supervision: Pamela Glanville
Designer: Norman James
Make-up supervision: Christian Hillcoat
Choreography: Margaret Dale
Herod Antipas, Tetrach of Judaea: Jon Vickers
Herodias, his wife: Monica Sinclair
Salome, her daughter by first marriage: Helga Pilarczyk
Jokanaan, John the Baptist, a Prophet: Norman Foster
Narraboth, a young Syrian, Captain of the Guard: Raymond Nilsson
A Page of Herodias: Josephine Veasey
First Jew: Parry Jones
Second Jew: Rene Soames
Third Jew: Herbert Hainsworth
Fourth Jew: Frank Sale
Fifth Jew: Ronald Lewis
First Nazarene: John Holmes
Second Nazarene: John Carol Case
First Soldier: Forbes Robinson
Second Soldier: George Prangnell
The Executioner: Rashidi Okinoyi
Guests, Noblemen, High Captains and Chief Estates, Slaves, Musicians: [uncredited]

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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