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: Gardening Demonstration: Autumn Pruning

C. H. Middleton, the well-known broadcaster, in his first Television appearance.
Despite his specialised subject, C. H. Middleton is one of the most popular talkers on the air. He is authoritative and informative, and yet manages to eschew technicalities and 'seed catalogue' phraseology.
His father was a gardener in a small Northamptonshire village. At seventeen he was in the thick of the nursery trade, getting experience in every department-seed trade, market gardening, private gardening, the chemical industry, and dealing with fertilisers and insecticides.
The most important part of his training, perhaps, was at Kew Gardens. Ten years ago he became a member of the Horticultural Advisory Staff of the Surrey County Council.

Contributors

Presenter: C. H. Middleton

Blog posts that mention this programme:

From little acorns: the origins of gardening programmes on the BBC 8 March 2018
From little acorns: the origins of gardening programmes on the BBC 8 March 2018

: Starlight

Claude Dampier, The Professional Idiot,
Assisted by Billie Carlyle

Contributors

Comedian: Claude Dampier
Assisted by: Billie Carlyle

: Close

At the close of this afternoon's programme a chart arranged in co-operation with the Air Ministry will forecast the weather.

: Gardening Demonstration: Autumn Pruning

C. H. Middleton, the well-known broadcaster, comes to the television camera.

Contributors

Presenter: C. H. Middleton

: Cabaret: Edward Cooper

Original Songs at the Piano

Contributors

Pianist/singer: Edward Cooper








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