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: Gardening Club

A weekly date with Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.
This week he advises on: Gathering outdoor tomatoes, Grease-banding fruit trees,
Planting daffodils, Housing the indoor flowering chrysanthemums, Drying off large double-flowered begonias, Taking cuttings of calceolarias and pentstemons.
His guest today is: R. F. Martyr, Principal of the Pershore Institute of Horticulture who shows how to pick, select, and store apples and pears.
Produced by John Farrington in the BBC's Midland television studio
(A BBC telerecording)

Contributors

Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: R. F. Martyr
Producer: John Farrington

: Concert Hour

Owen Brannigan introduces Phyllis Sellick and Cyril Smith, The Choir of Waverley Grammar School, Birmingham
Conductor, C. H. Walker and the BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Conductor, Gerald Gentry
From the BBC's Midland television studio

Contributors

Presenter: Owen Brannigan
Pianist: Phyllis Sellick
Pianist: Cyril Smith
Singers: The Choir of Waverley Grammar School
Conductor: C. H. Walker
Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gerald Gentry
Director: Paul Morby
Producer: Peter Haysom Craddy

: Star Choice presents: The Pay Off


[Starring] Ralph Bellamy A New York police captain requires four hundred dollars for an emergency operation to save his daughter. During seven hours he goes through every kind of anxiety and temptation.
A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their own choice.

Contributors

Joe McQuade: Ralph Bellamy

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are: Dr. J. Bronowski, Barbara Wootton, James Fisher, Sir Eric James.
Question-Master, Alan Melville
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]

Contributors

Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Panellist: Barbara Wootton
Panellist: James Fisher
Panellist: Sir Eric James
Question-Master: Alan Melville
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy: Pawnee Strip

Arriving at Pawnee to set up the Circus, Corky and his friends find themselves caught up in all the excitement of a land-rush. Charging across the prairie, they stake their claim to one of the best areas in the territory; but crooks are not far behind them, and soon the circus-folk are in the middle of a devilish plot!

Contributors

Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey, the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery

: Children's Television: Sooty

assisted by 'Sweep' and Harry Corbett.
See page 65

Contributors

Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
The series presented by: Trevor Hill

: Children's Television: Treasure Island: Part 1: The Old Buccaneer

by Robert Louis Stevenson.
A serial in seven parts adapted and produced by Joy Harington.
[Starring] Valentine Dyall and Ronald Rand
See page 13

Contributors

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapter/producer: Joy Harington
Narrator: Peter Hawkins
Film sequences - Cameraman: David Prosser
Film sequences: Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Susan Spence
Jim Hawkins: Richard Palmer
Mrs Hawkins: Freda Bamford
Dr Livesey: Valentine Dyall
Captain Billy Bones: Ronald Radd
Black Dog: Robert Marlen
Blind Pew: Willoughby Gray
Johnny: Harry Lane
Job Anderson: Colin Douglas
Harry: Michael Collins
Squire Trelawney: Raymond Rollett

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: It's a Wonderful World

Hugh David brings to the studio people whose work helps to make it a wonderful world.

Contributors

Presenter: Hugh David
Presented by: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: The Weather

: Meeting Point: What's the Object?

John Betjeman, Matley Moore, Hugh Shortt answer questions put to them by Alan Gibson about the nature and purpose of a number of things that are to be seen in and around churches in different parts of the country.
From the BBC's West of England television studio

Contributors

Panellist: John Betjeman
Panellist: Matley Moore
Panellist: Hugh Shortt
Chairman: Alan Gibson
[Programme] Arranged by: Martin Willson
[Programme] Presented by: Ronald Webster

: News Summary

: Salute to Song

The Grand Order of Water Rats, the Variety profession's most famous confraternity presents Donald Peers in...
A Water Rats tribute to the magic of music with Lorrae Desmond, Jimmy Young, Leslie Hutchinson ('Hutch'), King Rat Cyril Dowler and other guest artists.

Contributors

Singer: Donald Peers
Singer: Lorrae Desmond
Singer: Jimmy Young
Singer: Leslie Hutchinson
King Rat: Cyril Dowler
Orchestra conducted by: Harold Collins
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: Richard Afton

: The Calendar

by Edgar Wallace.
[Starring] Tony Britton and Barbara Murray with Sam Kydd

One of the late Edgar Wallace's great loves was horse-racing, and his books are peopled with many of the characters who go to make racing the colourful and unpredictable world it is. Tonight's play, which takes its name from the Racing Calendar, is set in the easy luxurious world of racehorse-owners, Ascot, and country houses in 1929 - since when, it should be pointed out, the Jockey Club Rules, upon which some of the argument depends, have been altered considerably. Edgar Wallace was never an author to leave the surface of good living placid for long, and when Garry Anson; whose life is ruled by his horses, and to a lesser extent by his feelings for beautiful Lady Panniford, allows his two loves to overlap, Wallace snaps up his chance of building up an intrigue which threatens the futures of all the principal characters.

Contributors

Author: Edgar Wallace
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Hillcott: Sam Kydd
Henry Lascarne: Charles Stapley
Molly Panniford: Julia Worth
Garry Anson: Tony Britton
Lady Panniford: Barbara Murray
Sir William Panniford, Bt: Michael Alexander
Mr. Waye: Denis Holmes
Andy Lynn: Keith Williams
John Dory: William Fox
Mr. Rainby: Adrian Stanley
Lord Forlingham: Oliver Johnston
Sir George Garth: Ernest Hare
Lord Innspond: Patrick Waddington

: The Borneo Story: 1: The Dayaks

Told by Hugh Gibb and Tom Harrisson.
Six films about the people and animals who live in the British Colony of Sarawak.
Although they no longer hunt human heads, the Iban people in the interior are still tough, brave Dayaks.
Tom Harrisson writes on page 9

Contributors

Presenter: Hugh Gibb
Presenter: Tom Harrisson
Presented by: James McCloy

: Music at Ten

Mischa Elman (violin) with Joseph Feiger at the piano.
(Mischa Elman appears by arrangement with S. A. Gorlinsky)

Contributors

Violinist: Mischa Elman
Pianist: Joseph Feiger
Presented by: Arthur Langford

: News

: The Epilogue: Time for Prayers

Conducted by the Rev. John S.C. Miller.
followed by Weather and Close Down

Contributors

Prayers conducted by: Rev. John S.C. Miller








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