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: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower's guest today is Ernest Baines, rose foreman at the National Rose Society's trial grounds at St. Albans, Hertfordshire, who demonstrates pruning and seasonal work in the rose garden.
Percy Thrower prepares seed potatoes for planting and shows how to divide the roots of dahlia tubers.
"Report from Wisley" by Francis Hanger, Curator of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter/gardener: Percy Thrower
Guest: Ernest Baines
Reporter (Report from Wisley): Francis Hanger
Producer: John Furness

: Racing at Kempton Park

A visit to Kempton Park Race-course to see three of the principal events on the first day of the Easter Meeting, including:
The Rosebery Handicap Stakes over one mile and a quarter
Clive Graham identifies the runners and riders in the Paddock before each race.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: John Slater: Belle of the Ball

John Slater with a story of his own.


Storyteller: John Slater

: Amos 'n' Andy

A film in a new series.

: Children's Television: The Hawk of Powder River

A film for Older Children

A girl runs a gang of bandits under the name of "The Hawk". Her uncle, a ranch owner, discovers her identity and is kidnapped by the gang, leaving his ranch in danger. But Eddy Dean and his pal Roscoe Ates come to the rescue!
(to 18.00)

: Today's Sport

Presenting stop press news and some of today's big sporting moments on film.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight interviewed by John Ellison.


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special effects: Douglas Mair
Assistant producer: Joyce Bullen
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: My Friend Charles: Episode 4

A Francis Durbridge serial in six episodes.
[Starring] Stephen Murray


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Alan Bromly
Designer: Roy Oxley
Dr. Howard Latimer: Stephen Murray
Laura James: Gillian Raine
Det. Insp. Dane: John Arnatt
Dr. George Kimber: Geoffrey Chater
Grace Frobisher: Ena Moon
Ken Palmer: Francis Matthews
Waiter: Bryan Kendrick
Nurse Kay: Anne Ridler
Veldon: Anton Diffring
Geoffrey Windsor: Bryan Coleman

: Dress Rehearsal

Eric Sykes directs a Dress Rehearsal.
From the studio that brought you "Pantomania" - or - "It Was Never Like This" - comes yet another screen failure " Dress Rehearsal" - or "It's Always Like This"
Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall, Moris, Marty, and Mitch, The Show Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.


The Director: Eric Sykes
Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Comedy act: Moris, Marty and Mitch
Dancers: The Show Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Saturday-Night Out

Come with "The Man with the Mike"
See things happen! As they happen! Where they happen!


Editor: Peter Webber
Editor: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Movie Museum: Valentino

Part of an episode of an early Hollywood film about Catherine the Great in which the great lover spurns her advances.

: Sports Special

Today's Sport on your Screen Tonight
Outside Broadcast and Sportsview Unit film cameras bring you a nation-wide coverage of today's sporting highlights.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Paul Fox
Director: Alan Rees

: Thoughts for Holy Week: 5: The Conqueror

Bishop Wand, Canon of St Paul's, speaks of the character of Christ as revealed in the events of Holy Week.


Presenter: Bishop Wand

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