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: In the Garden

Percy Thrower continues the general work in the garden and greenhouse, and introduces W. J. C. Lawrence who demonstrates the making up of John Innes composts and their value as a growing medium for seeds and plants.


Gardener/presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: W. J. C. Lawrence
Presented by: John Furness

: Association Football

It is hoped to televise the second half of one of today's F.A. amateur cup ties.
(to 16.10 app.)


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television Presentation: Alan Chivers

: Children's Television

England v. Germany
A BBC telerecording of part of the match played at Wembley on December 1.

Return to the Lost Planet: 2: The Crystal Sand
by Angus MacVicar.
Adapted by the author from the book of the same name.


Author/Adapted by (Return to the Lost Planet): Angus MacVicar
Designer (Return to the Lost Planet): John Cooper
Producer (Return to the Lost Planet): Kevin Sheldon
Jeremy Grant: Peter Kerr
Dr. McKinnon: John Stuart
Janet Campbell: Greta Watson
Professor Bergman: Derek Benfield
Madge Smith: Joan Allan
Andrieff: Wolfe Morris
Professor Hermanoff: Van Boolen
Spike Stranahan: Michael Alexander

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight, interviewed by John Ellison.
(Simultaneous broadcast with the London, Midland, North, and West of England Home Services)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special effects: Douglas Mair
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Is There Anything in It?: Palmistry

Hilda Jaffa and Winston Clark try to give the answers to an audience in Chelsea Town Hall, London, with a helping hand from McDonald Hobley and some celebrities.
See page 15


Palmist: Hilda Jaffa
Palmist: Winston Clark
Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Producer: Humphrey Fisher

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: The Brides of the Fire

Another film in this detection series.
[Starring] Bruce Seton


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: It's a Great Life

Ralph Reader introduces Betty Driver in It's a Great Life
with The King Brothers, Terry Scott, Dawn Lake, Ravik and Babs, Jill Day, Don Peters, Neville Phillips, Rex Jameson, Richard Gilbert and The Jack Billings Trio.


Presenter: Ralph Reader
Singer: Betty Driver
Vocalists: The King Brothers
Comedian: Terry Scott
Comedienne: Dawn Lake
Skaters: Ravik and Babs
Singer: Jill Day
Performer: Don Peters
Performer: Neville Phillips
Comedian: Rex Jameson
Performer: Richard Gilbert
Dancers: The Jack Billings Trio
Designer: Richard Henry
Orchestra under the direction of: Eric Robinson
Producer: Bryan Sears

: War in the Air: 11: Facing New Weapons

Written and produced by John Elliot.
This film is an account of Allied air operations in Western Europe in the face of German V1 and V2 attacks.
(Second performance)


Writer/Producer: John Elliot
Series directed by: Philip Dorte
Service Adviser: Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.
Narrator: Robert Harris
Other voices: Stanley Maxted
Other voices: Stuart Hibberd
Other voices: John Snagge
Other voices: Frederick Grisewood

: News

(sound only)

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