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: Out of Doors

From London

Albert Norman, a Vice-President of the National Rose Society, displays a range of roses suitable for the small garden and demonstrates their propagation; Percy Thrower shows how to take cuttings of geraniums and other bedding plants that have to be taken into the greenhouse during the winter months.

4.30 From the West of England
Allan Kennedy, official representative of the Surf Life Saving Association of Australia, shows Max Robertson methods of life saving-including the Australian surf reel-which are used to protect bathers on the surf beaches at Bude in Cornwall.


Presenter (Roses): Albert Norman
Presenter (Roses): Percy Thrower
Presented by (Roses): Kenneth Milne-Buckley
Expert (Life-Line): Allan Kennedy
Presenter (Life-Line): Max Robertson
Presented by (Life-Line): Nicholas Crocker

: Children's Television

Muffin the Mule
with Annette Mills who writes the songs and Ann Hogarth who pulls the strings.

Children's Newsreel

Spirit of Birmi
A comedy by Anthony C. Wilson.
(Previously televised last Thursday)

(to 18.00)


Presenter/songwriter (Muffin the Mule): Annette Mills
Puppeteer (Muffin the Mule): Ann Hogarth
Writer (Spirit of Birmi): Anthony C. Wilson
Producer (Spirit of Birmi): Alan Bromly
Designer (Spirit of Birmi): Michael Yates
Mr Dawson: John Horsley
Mrs Dawson: Avice Landone
Christopher, their son: Michael Caridia
Sheila, their daughter: Christine Edmonds
Peter Lane: Vernon Morris
Uncle Herbert: Albert Chevalier
Aunt Florence: Phyllis Morris
Bartholomew Brock: Toke Townley
Mr Pryce: Anthony Woodruff
Mr Jones: Michael Bird

: News and Newsreel

including Weather Report

: Guess My Story

with Helen Cherry, Eunice Gayson, Michael Pertwee, Jack Train and Peter West in the chair.
Staff Reporters, Pauline Forrester and Larry Forrester


Panellist: Helen Cherry
Panellist: Eunice Gayson
Panellist: Michael Pertwee
Panellist: Jack Train
Chairman: Peter West
Original drawings: David Langdon
Staff reporter: Pauline Forrester
Staff reporter: Larry Forrester
Presented by: Dicky Leeman

: Edinburgh International Festival: An excerpt from The Matchmaker

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A special performance before an invited audience from the stage of the Lyceum Theatre. Edinburgh (by arrangement with H. M. Tennent, Ltd.)

: Larry Adler

virtuoso of the harmonica


Harmonicist: Larry Adler

: Job for the Boy

A comedy by Dennis Driscoll.
Second performance: Thursday at 9.45 p.m.

In her tiny home in the industrial town of Cluney Maggie Lomax suddenly finds that her family life is full of complications. A young American becomes an unexpected guest and devotes much attention to her daughter. Her son David comes home with a Bachelor of Science degree only to announce that he does not want to get the sort of 'white-collar' job Maggie had always planned for him. And to complicate things further David is pursued by a pretty girl from London.
In this riotous North-Country farce it is Maggie's husband, Walter, who takes most of the kicks. But although he seems more interested in rearing chickens and in exchanging secrets with his neighbour Amos Entwistle, perhaps he knows enough to be able to straighten out the tangles of his household, and to set Maggie's mind at rest.


Writer: Dennis Driscoll
Producer: Dennis Vance
Designer: Laurence Broadhouse
Theme music: Richard Brown
Theme music: Tom McCall
Dwight (Shiner) Schuleman: Errol MacKinnon
Ticket Collector: Bartlett Mullins
David Lomax: Jimmy Thompson
Maggie Lomax: Marjorie Rhodes
Patience Lomax: Valerie Miller
Walter Lomax: Frank Pettingell
Amos Entwistle: Jack Howarth
Lady Ariadne Crofield: Jill Bennett

: The Epilogue: I Can't be Bothered

Some variations with paper and pencil on a common theme by Bailie Tom Curr, J.P.


Presenter: Bailie Tom Curr

: News

(sound only)

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