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: Out of Doors

Introduced by Sir Stephen Tallents
From the West of England.

A Coat of Thatch
At Selworthy in North Somerset, a thatched village on the edge of Exmoor and one of the county's beauty spots, Ralph Wightman talks to thatchers and watches them at work.

From the Studio
Spring Flowers
Julia Clements shows ideas for arranging spring flowers, and recommends plants to grow later in the year.

For Gardeners
Percy Thrower looks at the work to be done in the greenhouse and the cold frame, with special reference to sweet peas, early chrysanthemums, seed sowing, and tomato planting.


Presenter: Sir Stephen Tallents
Item presenter (A Coat of Thatch): Ralph Wightman
Presented by (A Coat of Thatch): Nicholas Crocker
Item presenter (Spring Flowers): Julia Clements
Item presenter (For Gardeners): Percy Thrower
Producer: David Attenborough

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

: Children's Television

The Bumblies
Some very curious creatures meet Michael Bentine for another episode in their adventures.

Children's Newsreel

Look Where You're Going
A film reminding you of the things you should watch out for when you go out of doors.

Poor Old Burton
A comedy by Kathleen Shepherd.

Young Kevin is one of those doubtful geniuses who is a self-constituted 'roving eye' who sees and hears too much. His sister Bryonie and brother Roger have a hard time restraining him from trying out such long-term projects as turning Baby in her pram into an intellectual prodigy. But when Kevin sets out to clear up the mystery of why Father can't come to Weston for the family holiday, everyone has to unite and take notice.
(Previously televised last Thursday)
(Walter Horsbrugh is appearing in 'Witness for the Prosecution' at the Winter Garden Theatre, London)

(to 18.00)


Professor Michael Bentine/Voices of the Bumblies: Michael Bentine
Writer (Poor Old Burton): Kathleen Shepherd
Settings (Poor Old Burton): Eileen Diss
Producer (Poor Old Burton): Pamela Brown
Bryonie: Georgina Mackie
Roger: Paul Streather
Kevin: Robert Scroggins
Mother: Rosemary Scott
Father: Walter Horsbrugh
Mr. Burton: Fred Johnson
Shopgirl: Margaret Anderson
Mr. Protheroe: Frank Atkinson
Passer-by: Janet Joye

: Last Week's Newsreels

Last week's Television Newsreels repeated at the following times:
Monday's edition, 6.30 app.
Tuesday's edition, 6.44 app.
Wednesday's edition, 6.58 app.
Thursday's edition, 7.12 app.
Friday's edition, 7.26 app.

: Ballets de France de Janine Charrat

Janine Charrat with Peter Van Dijk in 'Concerto de Grieg'
(The 'Ballets de France de Janine Charrat' are appearing at the Stoll Theatre, London)


Dancer/choreography: Janine Charrat
Dancer: Peter van Dijk
Presented for television by: Patricia Foy

: What's My Line?

with Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, David Nixon and Gilbert Harding trying to find the answers and Eamonn Andrews to see fair play.

('What's My Line?' was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, and is presented by arrangement with C.B.S. of America and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: David Nixon
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: Dicky Leeman

: Caesar's Friend

A play by Campbell Dixon and Dermot Morrah.
See top of page
(Second performance: Thursday at 9.25)


Author: Campbell Dixon
Author: Dermot Morrah

: Quartet

The Hirsch String Quartet:
Leonard Hirsch (violin), Leonard Dight (violin), Stephen Shingles (viola) Francisco Gabarro (cello).


Violinist: Leonard Hirsch
Violinist: Leonard Dight
Viola: Stephen Shingles
Cellist: Francisco Gabarro
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: The Epilogue

The Rev. Derrick Greeves, Minister of Bowes Park Methodist Church, London, tells the story of Holy Week, and talks about its meaning.


Presenter: The Rev. Derrick Greeves

: News

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