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: In the Garden

Percy Thrower continues the general work in the garden, including planting out onions, putting sticks to the garden peas, and supports to the herbaceous plants.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Presented by: John Furness

: Lawn Tennis: Hard Court Championships of Great Britain

From the West Hants Lawn Tennis Club, Bournemouth.


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Dan Maskell

: International Hockey: Great Britain v. Holland

A visit to the Cricket Ground, Dunfermline, to see the second half of this match.


Commentator: Don Cumming

: Lawn Tennis: Hard Court Championships of Great Britain

From the West Hants Lawn Tennis Club, Bournemouth.


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Dan Maskell

: 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: 3: Evening Out
by Mary Campden.


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): Mary Campden
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
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: The Mulberry Accelerator: Part 3

A television play in six parts by Donald Wilson.
[Starring] Anne Crawford and Andrew Osborn


Writer: Donald Wilson
Producer: Rex Tucker
Designer: Richard Henry
Polly Arden: Anne Crawford
Roger Stanton: Andrew Osborn
Joey Walker: Andrew Cruickshank
Martha Barlow: Diane Hart
Lady Barlow: Frances Rowe
Quimby: Wilfred Babbage
Uncle Robin: Philip Ray
Willie Walker: Dan Cunningham
Rufus Cargill: William Fox
William Evans: Barry Letts
Gloria: Delphi Lawrence
P. C. Bull: Arthur Rigby
Other parts played by: Betty Carter
Other parts played by: Maria Hanson
Other parts played by: Constance Luttrell
Other parts played by: Clive Baxter
Other parts played by: George Radford
Other parts played by: Hubert Wood
Other parts played by: Philip Howard

: Saturday-Night Date

with Celia Lipton.
Accompanied by Bernard Bowen and his Quartet.
Introduced by Mary Parker.


Singer: Celia Lipton
Musicians: Bernard Bowen and his Quartet
Presenter: Mary Parker
Presented by: Richard Afton

: Filming in Africa: 7

Armand and Michaela Denis on Filming in Africa
Another programme they have filmed for BBC Television.


Presenter/filmmaker: Armand Denis
Presenter/filmmaker: Michaela Denis
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Variety Parade

[Starring] Terry-Thomas and Frankie Howerd
(See column 4 and page 15)

with Eddie Calvert
and the Voices of Variety, John Hanson, Lorrae Desmond, Les Petits Rats, Peter Glover and Katherine Feather

(Les Petits Rats appear by permission of the Governors of the Paris Opera House)


Comedian: Terry-Thomas
Comedian: Frankie Howerd

: Lawn Tennis: Hard Court Championships of Great Britain

A BBC telerecording of some of the highlights of today's play.
Introduced by Peter West.


Presenter: Peter West

: News (sound only); followed by Party Political Broadcast

The Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot C.H., M.C., M.P. on behalf of the Conservative Party
(Recording of broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)
(Sound only)


Speaker (Party Political Broadcast): The Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot

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