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: In the Garden

Percy Thrower continues the general work in the garden with special reference to the building of a hanging basket, work on the herbaceous border, and the making of a miniature alpine garden ina sink or trough.
(A BBC Telerecording)


Gardener/presenter: Percy Thrower
Presented by: John Furness

: Amateur Cup Final: Bishop Auckland v. Hendon

A visit to the Empire Stadium, Wembley, to see the second half of today's Amateur Cup Final.

3.55 Second half

4.40 End of match

4.45 Presentation of Cup and Medals by Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, K.G., G.C.B., D.S.O.

(to 16.50 app.)


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television Presentation: Alan Chivers

: Children's Television

Sugar and Spice
A mixed bag of entertainment.
Introduced by Maurice Lane.
with The King Brothers, The Alberts, Peter Newington, Michael Segal, Julie Webb, Anthony Snell, Eugene Leahy and Dennis Ringrowe.

The Appleyards: 2: New Arrivals
by Keith Latham.

(The King Brothers are appearing at the Windmill Theatre, London)


Presenter (Sugar and Spice): Maurice Lane
Vocalists (Sugar and Spice): The King Brothers
Comedians (Sugar and Spice): The Alberts
Performer (Sugar and Spice): Peter Newington
Comedian (Sugar and Spice): Michael Segal
Performer (Sugar and Spice): Julie Webb
Performer (Sugar and Spice): Anthony Snell
Performer (Sugar and Spice): Eugene Leahy
Pianist (Sugar and Spice): Dennis Ringrowe
Writer (The Appleyards): Keith Latham
Producer (The Appleyards): Kevin Sheldon
Mrs. Appleyard: Constance Fraser
Mr. Appleyard: Douglas Muir
Margaret Appleyard: Patricia Fryer
Tommy Appleyard: Derek Rowe
Ronnie Grant: Robert Dickens

: 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
Editor/producer: Peter Duncan

: The Mulberry Accelerator: Part 1

A television play in six episodes by Donald Wilson.
[Starring] Anne Crawford and Andrew Osborn
The action takes place in London.
Time, the present
Donald Wilson writes on page 5


Writer: Donald Wilson
Producer: Rex Tucker
Designer: Richard Henry
A secretary: Hannah Watt
Parsons: Mayne Lynton
Meyrick: Launce Maraschal
Handelssen: Alexis Bobrinskoy
Samuels: Ivor Dean
Johnson: Lockwood West
Polly Arden: Anne Crawford
Roger Stanton: Andrew Osborn
Martha Barlow: Diane Hart
Joey Walker: Andrew Cruickshank
Lady Barlow: Frances Rowe
Quimby: Wilfred Babbage
Uncle Robin: Philip Ray

: Saturday-Night Date

Mary Parker makes a date for you.
Accompanied by Bernard Bowen and his Quartet


Interviewer: Mary Parker
Musicians: Bernard Bowen and his Quartet
Producer: Richard Afton

: Spare-Time Adventurers

In and under water
Expert swimmers show their skill with underwater equipment.
Robert Harbin goes under the hard way
Model boating looks ahead
Introduced by Brian Johnston.
From Ironmonger Row Baths, London.


Magician: Robert Harbin
Presenter: Brian Johnston
Producer: Humphrey Fisher

: It's a Great Life

Ralph Reader introduces It's a Great Life
with 'Mrs. Shufflewick', Fay DeWitt, Maria Pavlou, Charles Stewart, Tanya Duray, Ken Dodd, Six Flying De Pauls, Johnny Denis and his Ranchers, The Sherman Fisher Girls and The George Mitchell Singers.
(Fay DeWitt is appearing at the Colony Restaurant, London; Maria Pavlou is appearing at Churchill's Club; Ken Dodd appears by permission of Forrester George, Ltd.)


Presenter: Ralph Reader
Comedian: 'Mrs. Shufflewick'
Performer: Fay Dewitt
Singer: Maria Pavlou
Performer: Charles Stewart
Dancer: Tanya Duray
Comedian: Ken Dodd
Acrobatics: Six Flying De Pauls
Musicians: Johnny Denis and his Ranchers
Dancers: The Sherman Fisher Girls
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Choreography: Veit Bethke
Musical arrangements: Arthur Wilkinson
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Bryan Sears

: News

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