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: Gardening Club

A regular feature serving gardeners in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England with Percy Thrower.
The Christmas week in the well-planned all-the-year-round garden.
Home-grown vegetables for the kitchen, including chicory, endive, leeks
Popular Christmas-present plants - and keeping them alive!
Pruning recently planted cordon apples
Forcing rhubarb
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Paul Morby

: Grandstand

Today's Timetable
12.55 Fight of the Week
1.20 Racing
1.40 Moto-cross
1.50 Racing
2.10 Swimming
2.20 Racing
2.40 Rugby League
2.50 Racing
3.15 Rugby League
3.55 Swimming
4.0 Moto-cross
4.15 Swimming
4 25 Moto-cross
4.40 Results Service
These timings may be altered by events

From 12.45 Grandstand
Introduced by David Coleman.

featuring Racing... Moto-Cross... Rugby League... Swimming... Boxing...

Racing from Newbury
1.30 The Hants Novices' Hurdle Race Div. 1 over 2 miles
2.0 The Old Year Handicap Steeple-chase over 2 miles 160 yards
2.30 The Didcot Handicap Hurdle Race over 2 miles
3.0 The Yateley Novices' Steeple-chase over 21 miles

from Garston Farm, East Meon, Hants.
Fifth round of the Grandstand Trophy organised by the Wateriooville M.C.C. and the A-C.U.

Rugby League from York: York v. Halifax

International Swimming: The Victoria A.S.C. Celebration Gala
from the Grove Baths, Belfast.
including such swimming stars as Triple Olympic Gold Medallist Don Schollander of America, Wolfgang Kremer of West Germany, David Dickson of Australia, and Michael Turner and Alan Kimber of Great Britain.

Fight of the Week: Ken Buchanan (Edinburgh) v. Phil Lundgren (Bermondsey)
from the National Sporting Club
A ten-round Lightweight Contest.

At 4.40 Results Service: Football results, Racing results, Rugby League and Rugby Union results, Reports on today's major sporting events


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Television Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Commentator (Moto-Cross): Murray Walker
Television presentation (Moto-Cross): Brian Johnson
Commentator (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
Television Presentation (Rugby League): Ray Lakeland
Swimmer: Don Schollander
Swimmer: Wolfgang Kremer
Swimmer: David Dickson
Swimmer: Michael Turner
Swimmer: Alan Kimber
Commentator (International Swimming): Alan Weeks
Commentator (International Swimming): Con O'Callaghan
Television Presentation (International Swimming): David Hannon
Boxer: Ken Buchanan
Boxer: Phil Lundgren
Commentator (Fight of the Week): Harry Carpenter
Presented by: Richard Tilling
Editor: Lawrie Higgins

: Juke Box Jury

A new disc - a Hit or a Miss?
Comments and opinions on the latest pop releases.
This week's panel: Simon Dee, Alan Freeman, Pete Murray, Jimmy Savile
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Simon Dee
Panellist: Alan Freeman
Panellist: Pete Murray
Panellist: Jimmy Savile
Chairman: David Jacobs
Programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presentation: Albert Stevenson

: Dr. Who: The Highlanders: Part 3

by Elwyn Jones and Gerry Davis.
An adventure in space and time.
Starring Patrick Troughton as Dr. Who
with David Garth, Hannah Gordon
and Anneke Wills, Michael Craze

Ben upsets Grey's plans, and faces a ducking.


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Writer: Gerry Davis
Theme Music: Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Designer: Geoffrey Kirkland
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Hugh David
Trask: Dallas Cavell
Ben: Michael Craze
Jamie: Frazer Hines
The Laird: Donald Bisset
Willie Mackay: Andrew Downie
Polly: Anneke Wills
Kirsty: Hannah Gordon
Dr. Who: Patrick Troughton
Lt. Algernon ffinch: Michael Elwyn
Sergeant: Peter Welch
Perkins: Sydney Arnold
Solicitor Grey: David Garth

: The Monkees: Royal Flush

A new film series for the young in heart.
Starring Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith
who find the deck stacked against them...
See facing page


Davy: Davy Jones
Peter: Peter Tork
Micky: Micky Dolenz
Mike: Mike Nesmith

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Americana on the BBC 29 November 2015

: High Adventure: Seven Thunders

with Stephen Boyd, James Robertson Justice
with Kathleen Harrison, Tony Wright
Two British soldiers attempt to escape from the Germans in wartime Marseilles.


Producer: Daniel M. Angel
Director: Hugo Fregonese
Screenplay: John Baines
Dave: Stephen Boyd
Dr. Martout: James Robertson Justice
Jim: Tony Wright
Lise: Anna Gaylor
Madame Abou: Kathleen Harrison
Emile Blanchard: Eugene Deckers
Therese Blanchard: Rosalie Crutchley
Madame Parfait: Kathleen Kath
Colonel Trantman: Anton Diffring
Bourdin: George Coulouris
Major Grautner: Carl Duering
Captain Pelzer: Leonard Sachs

: The Val Doonican Show

Starring Val Doonican
with special guests, Dave Allen, Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor, Jackie Farn
and The Gojos, The Adam Singers, directed by Cliff Adams


Singer/Presenter/Special material: Val Doonican
Comedian: Dave Allen
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Accordionist: Jackie Farn
Dancers: The Gojos
Singers: The Adams Singers
Singers directed by: Cliff Adams
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Orchestra conducted by/Orchestrations: Ken Thorne
Special material: David Cumming
Dance direction: Jo Cook
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: John Ammonds

: Adam Adamant Lives!: A Slight Case of Reincarnation

by Tony Williamson.
From a story by Brian Clemens.
Starring Gerald Harper, Juliet Harmer
with Jack May
Also starring Martin Miller

A determined attempt to assassinate a visiting African leader causes a Government Minister to call on the services of Adam Adamant.


Writer: Tony Williamson
From a story by: Brian Clemens
Designer: Ken Jones
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Roger Jenkins
Adam Adamant: Gerald Harper
Hinkaya: Horace James
Hammond: Patrick Kavanagh
Charlesworth: Norman Pitt
Simpson: John Cazabon
Georgina Jones: Juliet Harmer
William E. Simms: Jack May
Jarvis: Tom Clegg
Logan: William Hurndell
Nurse Henders: Carole Mowlam
Dr. Sanderson: Peter Madden
Dr. Heindrick: Martin Miller
Sir Charles Thetford: John Frawley
Lady Thetford: Peggy Ann Wood
Louise: Mary Yeomans
The Foreigner: Gordon Faith
Sir James: Kenneth C. Benda
The Face: Peter Ducrow

: Points of View

with Kenneth Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Kenneth Robinson

: Match of the Day

A top League soccer match brought to you each Saturday on BBC-1 and BBC Wales.
Kenneth Wolstenholme reports with outside broadcast cameras from a well-known Football League ground.
Today's match will be announced on BBC-1 and BBC Wales after Grandstand


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television Presentation: Alec Weeks

: Joyce Grenfell

Forty-five minutes in a company of two - accompanied by an orchestra.

Without ever mining the rich vein of politics and politicians Joyce Grenfell - perhaps the doyenne of present-day satirists - has managed to make us laugh gently and consistently at various of our follies for nearly thirty years. 'It's a perfectly fair thing to get amusement out of silliness', she says. 'I am not conscious of observing people and I have never parodied a living person. If I knew where I got my sketch ideas from I would go back and get more'.
Tonight with pianist William Blezard she presents songs and sketches which amuse, entertain, and delight.


Comedienne/Original lyrics and material: Joyce Grenfell
Pianist/Musical arrangements and orchestral direction: William Blezard
Music: Richard Addinsell
Designer: Keith Norman
Director: John Street

: The Weather Man

: Watchnight Service

from Westminster Abbey
The Christian Hope
The Dean of Westminster conducts a short service in preparation for the New Year from the Henry VII Chapel.


Conductor: The Dean of Westminster [Eric Abbott]

: Big Ben

: Ring in the New

An entertainment from Scotland to welcome The New Year.
(Lonnie Donegan is appearing in Cinderella at the Alhambra Theatre, Glasgow)

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Singer: Lonnie Donegan

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