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: Farming

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

Dairy Research: Professor H. D. Kay, Director of the National Institute for Research in Dairying, introduces a film showing work being done at the station.

Beef from the Dairy Herd: Peter Buckler demonstrates with film, methods of rearing and feeding dairy calves for the production of baby beef.

Film sequences by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit:
Film cameraman, John Bird
Film editor, Henry Fowler
From the BBCs Midland television studio


Presenter: Hugh Barrett
Item presenter (Dairy Research): Professor H. D. Kay
Item presenter (Beef from the Dairy Herd): Peter Buckler
Film cameraman: John Bird
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Director: Desmond O'Leary
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
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC television film)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Mainly for Women: Family Affairs

One potato, two potato
A film study of London children at play.
Produced and directed by Leslie Daiken under the auspices of the British Film Institute

Is Homework necessary?
Nora Phillips, Assistant Secretary, National Association of Women's Clubs
Margaret Miles, Headmistress, Mayfield School, Putney
Dr. Guy Wigley, Deputy School Medical Officer for Middlesex discuss the pros and cons of homework, and the effect parents have on children's attitude to their work.

(to 15.30)


Produced and directed by (One Potato, two potato): Leslie Daiken
Panellist (Is Homework necessary?): Nora Phillips
Panellist (Is Homework necessary?): Margaret Miles
Panellist (Is Homework necessary?): Dr. Guy Wigley
Producer (Is Homework necessary?): Beryl Radley

: Children's Television presents: Toytown: The Wreck of the Toytown Belle

Another play by S.G. Hulme Beaman.
Puppets by Gordon Murray and Settings by Andrew Brownfoot from illustrations by S.G. Hulme Beaman
(A BBC telerecording)


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

: Children's Television: Wells Fargo: Doc Bell

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

A big sum of money has been stolen in a train robbery. Others besides Jim Hardie would like to know where the loot is hidden, and the situation called for rather unusual methods....


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Children's Television: Amsterdam

Hans, a Dutch boy, has a pen pal in England. This film shows the people and the town he describes in his letters

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

6.9 Weather and News for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the English Regions
News from Wales: 6.15-6.20
(On transmitters serving the areas)

: The Phil Silvers Show: Singing Platoon

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Weather conditions in the Camp are Arctic and the prospect of a Singing Contest in sunny Florida is too good to be missed. Bilko, therefore, decides to turn his long suffering platoon into nightingales.


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, Rory McEwen and Alex McEwen


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Rory McEwen
Singer/guitarist: Alex McEwen
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: Starr and Company: Glass, Handle with Care

(Next episode on Monday)


Producer: Barbara Burnham
Director: Christopher McMaster
Script: Donald Bull
Script: Ray Rigby
Jim Turner: Philip Ray
Rocky: Edward Cast
Len Forbes: Glenn Williams
Willy Brown: Astley Harvey
Fred Lyle: William Forbes
Lacey: Harry Littlewood
Bromly: Martin Sterndale
Mrs. Childs: Betty Cooper
Deverson: Leonard White
Joseph Starr: William Sherwood
Robin Starr: Michael Murray
Simpson: Maurice Durant
Ackroyd: Derek Tansley
Preston: Meadows White
Stanley: John Barrett

: Scenes from "Brouhaha"

A new comedy by George Tabori
[Starring] Peter Sellers
Televised direct from the Aldwych Theatre, London
(by arrangement with International Playwrights' Theatre and Robert L. Joseph and Lester Osterman)


Author: George Tabori
Decor: Andre Francois
Director: Peter Hall
Presented for television by: John Vernon
The Sultan: Peter Sellers
The Sultanas: Bandana Das Gupta
The Sultanas: Jean Dickson
The Wall: John Wood
Uruq Ubaita: Timothy Bateson
Umm: Hugh Dickson
Obeidallah: Gordon Gostelow
Bedridden: Colin Ellis
Afrit: David Rogers
Buscombe (The Resident): Lionel Jeffries
Pamela, his wife: Anne Leon
Stitch Allentock: Jules Munshin

: Words and Music

Jack Payne conducts the Concert Orchestra and brings you Words and Music with guest artists.


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

: Night of the Plague

by Lester Powell.
A pathologist's routine investigation into a man's sudden death leads him, and his fiancee, into unexpected danger.
(A telerecording presented by arrangement with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)


Writer: Lester Powell
Producer: Paul Almond
Paul Stafford: Patrick Macnee
Elaine: Toby Robins
Quill: Powys Thomas
Baynes: Eric Heath
Bond: Ivor Barry
Marr: Rupert Davies
Ferguson: Henry Connor

: Lifeline: Children of Divorced Parents

In 1938 there were 6,092 divorces. In 1956 the figure had risen to 26,265. What effect is this having on children? What does the deprivation of one or both parents mean? The Consultant Psychiatrist discusses this problem with people closely concerned.


Presenter: The consultant psychiatrist [name uncredited]

: Liberal Party Assembly 1958

A report for television.
Introduced by Kenneth Harris.
With filmed extracts from the day's speeches, and interviews and discussions direct from the headquarters hotel in Torquay.


Presenter: Kenneth Harris

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report; Close Down

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