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A weekly agricultural magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by John Cherrington.

No farming is simple, but some systems are unnecessarily complex. Derek Barber, County Agricultural Officer, Gloucestershire, visits three farms where elimination of sidelines has streamlined organisation and discusses his findings with Ian Reid, agricultural economist, Wye College, and Derek Pearce, farms manager, Hiam Estates, Cambridge.

From the BBC's Midland television studio

Contributors

Presenter:
John Cherrington
Item presenter (Simpler Farming):
Derek Barber
Panellist (Simpler Farming):
Ian Reid
Panellist (Simpler Farming):
Derek Pearce
Filmed by:
The BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
Cameraman:
John Bird
Film Editor:
Macdonald Martin
Producer:
Hilary Phillips

Scenes from the Thirty-First Annual Oscar Awards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
with Ingrid Bergman, Joan Collins, Eddie Fisher, Cary Grant, Susan Hayward, Bob Hope, Burl Ives, Angela Lansbury, David Niven, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Ustinov

(A recording of the ceremony at the Pantages Theatre, Hollywood on April 6)
See page 5

Contributors

Actress:
Ingrid Bergman
Actress:
Joan Collins
Singer:
Eddie Fisher
Actor:
Cary Grant
Actress:
Susan Hayward
Actor:
Bob Hope
Actor:
Burl Ives
Actress:
Angela Lansbury
Actor:
David Niven
Actor:
Laurence Olivier
Actress:
Jean Simmons
Actress:
Elizabeth Taylor
Actor:
Peter Ustinov
Producer:
Jerry Wald

The members this week are: The Rev. Leslie Weatherhead. Ph.D., Ruth Pitter, Alexander Kennedy, The Earl of Halsbury
Question-Master, Norman Fisher

(A sound recording can be heard in the Home Service on Tuesday at 4.0)

Contributors

Panellist:
The Rev. Leslie Weatherhead
Panellist:
Ruth Pitter
Panellist:
Alexander Kennedy
Panellist:
The Earl of Halsbury
Question-Master:
Norman Fisher
Producer:
John Furness

Tintin: King Ottokar's Sceptre: 3: Flight into Danger
A French cartoon film in eight episodes about the adventures of a boy reporter.

Voices by Deryck Guyler and Gerald Campion.

Harry Corbett presents: Sooty's Pottery
[Starring] Sooty and Sweep
A film.

Contributors

Voices (Tintin):
Deryck Guyler
Voices (Tintin):
Gerald Campion
Script (Tintin):
Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper
Script (Tintin):
Michael Turner
Story and drawings from the book by (Tintin):
null Herge
Puppeteer (Sooty and Sweep):
Harry Corbett

by Charles Dickens
Adapted in thirteen parts by P.D. Cummins

The story so far:
Pip gradually forgets his terrifying adventure on the marshes. A day comes when Mrs. Joe is convinced his fortune is made: he is taken by Uncle Pumblechook to Satis House to play with Estella, the adopted daughter of rich, eccentric Miss Havisham. Beautiful little Estella is cruel to him; she makes him feel coarse and common, but he cannot stop loving her. He grows discontented with his lot, and even finds himself criticising Joe.

(Dinsdale Landen is appearing in "Auntie Mame" at the Adelphi Theatre; Gabrielle Hamilton is in "A Day in the Life Of..." at the Savoy Theatre, London)

Contributors

Author:
Charles Dickens
Adapted by:
P.D Cummins
Producer:
Dorothea Brooking
Designer:
Richard Henry
Film Cameraman:
Leonard Newson
Film Editor:
Ron de Mattos
Pip:
Dinsdale Landen
Biddy:
Gabrielle Hamilton
Estella:
Sandra Michaels
Miss Havisham:
Marjory Hawtrey
Joe Gargery:
Michael Gwynn
Mrs. Joe:
Margot van der Burgh
Orlick:
Richard Warner
Sarah Pocket:
Elsie Wagstaff
Barman:
Owen Berry
A man:
Nigel Sharpe
A neighbour:
Anna Burden
Doctor:
John N. Gordon

You have probably sung this song often enough, but have you ever thought what the words mean?
Fairfield Grammar School Choir (Conductor, W. J. Richards) sings the song
Alan Gibson talks about the words
From the BBC's West of England studio

Contributors

Singers:
Fairfield Grammar School Choir
[Choir] conductor:
W. J. Richards
Presenter:
Alan Gibson
Presented by:
Kenneth Savidge

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Hancock, the musical comedy star and impresario, discovers to his cost that in the long run it is best to pay the cast for their performance.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
Featuring Sidney James
with Robert Dorning, John Vere, Louise Howard, Rolf Harris, Arthur Mullard, Mario Fabrizi, Guy Mills, Alec Bregonzi, James Bulloch, Harry Drew, Ivor Raymonde
(Recording of the broadcast on January 23)

Contributors

Writer:
Alan Simpson
Writer:
Ray Galton
Incidental music composed and orchestra conducted by:
Wally Stott
Designer:
Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer:
Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock:
Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James:
Sidney James
Theatre Manager:
Robert Dorning
Vicar:
John Vere
Singer:
Louise Howard
Sailor:
Rolf Harris
Policeman:
Arthur Mullard
Arab:
Mario Fabrizi
Maharajah:
Guy Mills
Balloon seller:
Alec Bregonzi
Prison Governor:
James Bulloch
Colonel:
Harry Drew
Toy Seller:
Ivor Raymonde

(See above and page 6)

A new play by Morris Brown
With Oliver Johnston as Bill, Fay Compton as Kate, Wendy Williams as Susan, Peter Halliday as Paul, George Howe as the Padre, Sarah O'Connor as a little girl

The action of the play takes place in and around a woodcarver's workshop in London at the present time.

Contributors

Writer:
Morris Brown
Designer:
Guy Sheppard
Producer:
Alan Bromly
Bill:
Oliver Johnston
Susan:
Wendy Williams
The Padre:
George Howe
Kate:
Fay Compton
Paul:
Peter Halliday
A little girl:
Sarah O'Connor

Theatre - Films - Books - Painting
Scutpture - Music - Architecture
Presenting people, events, and controversies on film and in the studio every fortnight.
Tonight's programme includes Robert Graves in Majorca, a film profile.
Thurston Dart plays the harpsichord, the organ, the piano, and the clavichord, and discusses Handel, a mystery.
Bert Haanstra, Holland's leading film director with extracts from some of his films.
Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.

Contributors

Subject (Film profile):
Robert Graves
Musician/item presenter:
Thurston Dart
Guest:
Bert Haanstra
Film editor:
Allan Tyrer
Producer:
Peter Newington
Associate producer:
Nancy Thomas
Presenter/editor:
Huw Wheldon

Music for late evening.
Introduced by Constance Cummings.
With Alexander Young, Osian Ellis, The Trinidad Steel Band, Yi-An Chang, Hugo D'Alton, The International Players
Directed by Gilbert Vinter
(Alexander Young appears by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Company)

Contributors

Presenter:
Constance Cummings
Tenor:
Alexander Young
Harpist:
Osian Ellis
Musicians:
The Trinidad Steel Band
Pianist:
Yi-An Chang
Mandolist:
Hugo D'Alton
Musicians:
The International Players
[Players] directed by/Special arrangements:
Gilbert Vinter
Producer:
Walter Todds

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