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: Gardening Club

Northern Ireland outside broadcast cameras on the shores of Belfast Lough.
Percy Thrower with Cliff Lewis meets Jack Doolan in his bungalow garden on the water's edge.
Problems of exposure, salt spray, and wind; and plants which have succeeded to make a personal gardening triumph.
from the Midlands
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Presenter: Cliff Lewis
Guest: Jack Doolan
Producer: Paul Morby

: The Weather Man

: Summer Grandstand

See below

Today's Timetable
1.40 Speedway

2.0 Cricket

2.20 Racing

2.35 Swimming

2.50 Racing

3.5 Swimming

3.20 Racing

3.35 Swimming

4.0 Athletics

4.50 Swimming

5.0 Results Service

These timings may be altered by events

: Laurel and Hardy: County Hospital

A new series of short films by two of the world's great laughter-makers.
This week: County Hospital
A Hal Roach film

Ollie is in hospital but a visit from Stan is definitely not what the doctor ordered.


Producer: Hal Roach
Director: James Parrott
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Juke Box Jury

A new disc-a Hit or a Miss?
Comments and opinions on the latest pop releases.
This week's panel: Alan Freeman, Anita Harris, Billy Walker, Maggie Clews
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Alan Freeman
Panellist: Anita Harris
Panellist: Billy Walker
Panellist: Maggie Clews
Chairman: David Jacobs
Programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presentation: Colin Charman

: The Royal Tournament

A second visit to this year's spectacular event at Earls Court, London.

The Massed Pipes and Drums of the Lowland and Highland Brigades
The Police Dogs of the Royal Air Force
The Royal Marines in action and on parade
Caribbean Calypso the band, drums, singers and dancers of the Jamaica Regiment
Vehicle Handling an Inter-Service competition - new to the Tournament
The Massed Bands of the Royal Air Force
and In the Bandstand: The Alamein Staff Band of the Royal Tank Regiment


Musicians: The Massed Bands of the Royal Air Force
Musicians: The Alamein Staff Band of the Royal Tank Regiment
Musicians: The Massed Pipes and Drums of the Lowland and Highland Brigades
Commentator: Geoffrey Wheeler
A Television Outside Broadcast Presented By: John Vernon

: High Adventure: Les Miserables

with Michael Rennie, Debra Paget, Robert Newton
with Edmund Gwenn, Sylvia Sidney, Cameron Mitchell, Elsa Lanchester.

Even after ten years in a convict galley, Jean Valjean faces the relentless fanatical persecution of Inspector Javert-a man for whom the code of the law is final.


Screenplay by: Richard Murphy
From the novel by: Victor Hugo
Producer: Fred Kohlman
Director: Lewis Milestone
Jean Valjean: Michael Rennie
Cosette: Debra Pagtot
Javert: Robert Newton
Bishop: Edmund Gwenn
Fantine: Sylvia Sidney
Marius: Cameron Mitchell
Madame Magloire: Elsa Lanchester
Robert: James Robertson Justice
Genflou: Joseph Wiseman
Brevet: Rhys Williams

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

Starring The Mitchell Minstrels
with John Boulter, Dai Francis
Special guest, George Chisholm
also starring Margaret Savage, The Television Toppers, Delia Wicks, Don Cleaver
Penny Jewkes, Les Rawlings
and the voice of Tony Mercer
(The Black and White Minstrel Show is appearing at the Victoria Palace, London, and at the Festival Theatre, Paignton)


Singers: The Mitchell Minstrels
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Trombonist: George Chisholm
Singer: Margaret Savage
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dancer: Delia Wicks
Singer: Don Cleaver
Singer/Dancer: Penny Jewkes
Singer: Les Rawlings
Voice: Tony Mercer
Dance direction: Roy Gunson
Vocal arrangements/Orchestra conducted by: George Mitchell
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestra leader: Freddie Clayton
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Brian Tregidden
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: Till Death Us Do Part: I Can Give It Up Any Time I Like

Written by Johnny Speight.
Starring Warren Mitchell as Alf, Dandy Nichols as Else, Anthony Booth as Mike and Una Stubbs as Rita


Writer: Johnny Speight
Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Martin Collins
Director: Douglas Argent
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Alf: Warren Mitchell
Else: Dandy Nichols
Mike: Anthony Booth
Rita: Una Stubbs

: 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

: First Night of the Proms

Television cameras were at the Royal Albert Hall earlier this evening to record the first half of the opening concert in the 73rd Season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts.
Fou Ts'ong (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Trevor Williams
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Introduced by Richard Baker.
See page 3


Pianist: Fou Ts'ong
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Trevor Williams
[Orchestra] conducted by: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Presenter: Richard Baker
Director: Antony Craxton

: The Weather Man

: Great Moments in Sport: World Beaters

Introduced by Harry Carpenter.
Recalling historic sporting occasions and great champions in their moments of glory.

Tonight: World Beaters
Yesterday's champions - the giants of their time.
Jesse Owens of the U.S.A.; Juan Fangio of the Argentine; Donald Jackson of Canada
and Anita Lonsbrough of Great Britain

Close Down


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Presented by: Richard Tilling
Producer: Leslie Kettley

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