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: For the Schools: Science and the Larder: 6: Animals on the Farm

In today's programme a veterinary surgeon considers not only the animals we all know, but the micro-organisms that live inside sheep, pigs, poultry, and cattle.
(BBC recording of last Wednesday's broadcast)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: A veterinary surgeon [name uncredited]
Presented by: L.J. Lawler

: 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)

: For the Schools presenting: The Life and Death of Sir John Falstaff: 7: A New Reign

Adapted from the history plays of William Shakespeare and produced by Ronald Eyre.
[Starring] Roger Livesey, Walter Hudd, Paul Daneman, Edgar Wreford, Colin Jeavons, George Benson
(BBC recording)


Author: William Shakespeare
Adapted by/Producer: Ronald Eyre
Music specially composed by: Kenneth Leighton
Falstaff: Roger Livesey
Shallow: Paul Daneman
Silence: Graham Crowden
Davy: Eric Thompson
Bardolph: George Benson
Page: David Langford
Pistol: Edgar Wreford
Fang: Michael Beint
Snare: Robert Vahey
Mistress Quickly: Audrey Noble
Doll Tearsheet: Fanny Carby
Henry V: Colin Jeavons
Lord Chief Justice: Walter Hudd
Nym: Roderick Cook
Clarence: Scot Finch
Gloucester: Peter Bartlett
Warwick: Tony Church
Lancaster: David Webb
Other parts played by: Brian Moorehead
Other parts played by: Martini Gordon
Other parts played by: Bryan Drew
Other parts played by: Edward Brooks
Other parts played by: Richard Holden
Other parts played by: Eric Elliott
Other parts played by: Donald McCollum
Other parts played by: Esmond Webb
Other parts played by: Colin Vancao
Other parts played by: Michael Wells
Other parts played by: John Herrington
Other parts played by: Meriel Hunn
Other parts played by: Valerie Thurlow
Other parts played by: Peggy Forbes-Robertson
Other parts played by: Claire Owen
Other parts played by: Edith Savile

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred stags the songs
(BBC film)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Racing from Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting

3.10 Champion Hurdle Challenge Cup
With 4,000 sovereigns added to a sweepstakes over two miles

3.50 United Hunts' Challenge Cup
A Plate of 1,000 sovereigns over three miles and a half

4.25 Cheltenham Grand Annual Steeplechase Challenge Cup
A handicap of 2,000 sovereigns over two miles

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the paddock before each race.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Philip Lewis

: Mainly for Women: Holidays: 6: Abroad with the Car

Film showing camping sites by the Mediterranean and favourite holiday routes in Italy and France. With John Lindsay talking to people who toured in different parts of Europe last summer.


Presenter: John Lindsay
Film directed by: Brenda Horsfield
Producer: Monica Sims

: Children's Television presents: The Budds of Paragon Row: 3: Trouble Brewing

by Marjorie A. Sindall
Adapted in four episodes by Rosemary Hill


Author: Marjorie A. Sindall
Adapted by: Rosemary Hill
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Valerie Best
Music composed and directed by: Norman Percival
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Barbara Hammond
Vicky Budd: Mary Hewing
Mrs. Budd: Mary Hignett
Mrs. Smart: Maureen O'Reilly
Malcolm Budd: Robin Ranson
Woman in bed (Mrs Wilkins): Nelly Griffiths
Mr. Green (pawnbroker): Claude Jones
Old Fiddler: Harry Littlewood
Miss Pringle: Freda Bamford
Mr. Fellowes: David Nettheim
Brian Lock: Nicolas Chagrin
Lydia Parkin: Diana Beevers
Mr. Cody: Paul Lorraine
Two Boy Scouts: Michael Darlow
Two Boy Scouts: Nicholas Light
Bill Nightingale: John Greenwood
Mrs. Parkin: Patricia Kneale
Snipe Coster: Pearson Dodd
Rudee Ellis: Anthony Singleton
Mrs. Nightingale: Rosamund Burne
Nurse: Mary Duddy

: Children's Television: Down to the Sea

A film showing how a large passenger liner, the S.S. Dunnottar Castle, is got ready for her journey, and how she leaves the King George V Docks in London at the start of her voyage to South Africa.
BBC Children's Film Unit Production
(Previously shown on Aug. 20, 1957)

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

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

: Short Cuts: More Ideas for the Kitchen

A weekly 'Do It Yourself' programme with Barry Bucknell.


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: John Furness

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week: Cy Grant and Kenneth Toye


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Performer: Kenneth Toye
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Ask Me Another

From the BBC's West of England studio
A general knowledge contest based on the popular sound programme 'What Do You Know?'.
Each week a new team of challengers from a different part of Britain, competes against the resident team.
This week:
The Regulars
Mitzi Cunliffe, Mostyn Lewis, Edward Moult
The West of England
Margaret Quarterman, Ralph Whitlock, Vincent Waite
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Regulars): Mitzi Cunliffe
Panellist (The Regulars): Mostyn Lewis
Panellist (The Regulars): Edward Moult
Panellist (The West of England): Margaret Quarterman
Panellist (The West of England): Ralph Whitlock
Panellist (The West of England): Vincent Waite
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Producer: Ned Sherrin

: New Faces

Presenting artists new to television.


Orchestra under the direction of: Eric Robinson
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
Dance direction: Janet Ball
Producer: G. B. Lupino

: Television Playwright presents: The Birthday

by Denis Constanduros.
With Helen Cherry, Jack Allen and Tim Seely
(Tim Seely appears by arrangement with Ealing M.G.M. Artists Ltd.)


Writer: Denis Constanduros
Producer: Christopher McMaster
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Peter: Tim Seely
Stella: Helen Cherry
Bod: Janet Joye
Lena: Angela Crow
John: Jack Allen
Diane: Carole Lorimer
Coral: Jose Read
Tom: Kim Grant

: It Happened to Me: 3: Forgotten Men

A monthly series in which Outside Broadcast and film cameras tell how one incident can change one person's life.

Mark Rea, who was with the Royal Marine Commandos during the war, tells how he wrecked his life and then ran out of a pub one night into a different world. Here he rebuilt his own life and learned to help others to rebuild theirs.
Tonight in an Outside Broadcast from shanties on a rubbish dump in the North of England he introduces Hywel Davies to some of the extremely cheerful people who are his friends and to other lonely and friendless men who refuse all help.
Film sequences by the BBC Film Unit, Scotland


Interviewee: Mark Rea
Commentator: Hywel Davies
Cameraman: David Hanley
Editor: Fred Senior
Research: Charles Clifford
Producer: James Buchan

: Who Cares?: 3: A Road to Ruin

This film, the third in a series made in co-operation with the Civic Trust, tells the story of one man's efforts to save an otherwise lovely road from ruin. 'The Pembury Road could be as fine as a Duke's drive', says Walter Coltham, who is fighting the muddle and indifference which are threatening its appearance. In this sense the Pembury Road stretches a long way - from Land's End to John o' Groats.
Introduced by Douglas Jones.


Subject: Walter Coltham
Presenter: Douglas Jones
Director: Pamela Wilcox Bower
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Max Jaffa

invites you to join him at The Royal Pavilion, Brighton.
With Gilbert Harding
The Trio: Max Jaffa (violin), Reginald Kilbey (cello), Jack Byfield (piano)
The Linden Singers
Conductor, William Llewellyn
and The Court Dancers
(See page 9)


Guest: Gilbert Harding
Presenter/Violinist: Max Jaffa
Cellist: Reginald Kilbey
Pianist: Jack Byfield
Singers: The Linden Singers
Conductor: William Llewellyn
Dancers: The Court Dancers
Producer: Christian Simpson

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