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: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower's guest today is C.H. Hammer, the treasurer of the Alpine Garden Society, who discusses rock gardens and suggests plants for them.

Percy Thrower plants sweet peas. early spring vegetables, replants garden mint, and demonstrates the treatment of cyclamen and azaleas that have finished flowering.
"Report from Wisley" by Francis Hanger, Curator of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter/Gardener: Percy Thrower
Guest: C.H. Hammer
Reporter (Report from Wisley): Francis Hanger
Producer: John Furness

: Racing at Newbury

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras pay a further visit to this Berkshire racecourse.

2.30 Thatcham Selling Handicap Plate over two miles

3.0 Newbury Spring Cup over one mile

3.30 John Porter Stakes over one mile and a half

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

: Sir Alexander Korda (1893-1956)

A film programme of his outstanding contribution to British films.
Introduced by Kenneth More.
Told by Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Flora Robson, Margaretta Scott, Sir Ralph Richardson, Vivien Leigh, Muir Mathieson, Sir Carol Reed, Ann Todd. David Lean and concluded by Sir Laurence Olivier with scenes from some of his films: "The Private Life of Henry VIII", "The Ghost Goes West", "Things to Come", "Rembrandt", "Fire Over England", "Lady Hamilton", "The Third Man", "The Sound Barrier" "Summer Madness" and "Richard III".

(Scenes from the films televised by courtesy of London Film Productions, Ltd.; who co-operated with the BBC in preparing the programme)
(Previously televised on March 4)


Presenter: Kenneth More
Speaker: Charles Laughton
Speaker: Robert Donat
Speaker: Flora Robson
Speaker: Margaretta Scott
Speaker: Sir Ralph Richardson
Speaker: Vivien Leigh
Speaker: Muir Mathieson
Speaker: Sir Carol Reed
Speaker: Ann Todd
Speaker: David Lean
Speaker: Sir Laurence Olivier
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Parmesan

A film on the making of this famous cheese.

: Children's Television: Whirligig

Introduced by Humphrey Lestocq and Mr. Turnip.

Box of Tricks
with Geoffrey Robinson.

Musical Adventures
with Henry Zeisel and his Orchestra.

Can We Help You?
by Desmond O'Donovan.
[Starring] Peter Hawkins
with James Ottaway as Clibber, Raymond Rollett as Sly.

Rolf Harris with Willoughby

(Henry Zeisel and his Orchestra are appearing at the Casanova and Don Juan Clubs, London)

(to 18.00)


Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Manipulation (Mr. Turnip): Joy Laurey
Voice (Mr. Turnip): Peter Hawkins
Script: Sheilah Ward
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
Musicians (Musical Adventures): Henry Zeisel and his Orchestra
Writer (Can We Help You?)/producer: Desmond O'Donovan
[Actor] (Can We Help You?): Peter Hawkins
Clibber (Can We Help You?): James Ottaway
Sly (Can We Help You?): Raymond Rollett
Entertainer: Rolf Harris
Designer: Gordon Roland

: 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.
(Simultaneous broadcast with the London, Midland, North, and West of England Home Services)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special Effects: Douglas Malr
Assistant Producer: Joyce Bullen
Editor/Producer: Peter Duncan

: Saturday-Night Out

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


Editor: Peter Webber
Editor/Presented by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: My Friend Charles: Episode 6

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


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Alan Bromly
Designer: Roy Oxley
Dr. Howard Latimer: Stephen Murray
Detective-Inspector Dane: John Arnatt
Robert Brady: Rupert Davies
Nurse Kay: Anne Ridler
Dr. George Kimber: Geoffrey Chater
Laura James: Gillian Raine
Geoffrey Windsor: Bryan Coleman
Ken Palmer: Francis Matthews
Charles Kaufmann: Marvin Kane

: Saturday Comedy Hour: The Jimmy Wheeler Show

with Jimmy Wheeler, Morton Fraser and his Harmonica Rascals, Thora Hird, Ravic and Babs, Doreen Hume, Ronnie Carroll, Marion Keene, The Pamela Kail Dancers.


Comedian: Jimmy Wheeler
Harmonicas: Morton Fraser and his Harmonica Rascals
[Actress]: Thora Hird
Roller skaters: Ravic and Babs
Soprano: Doreen Hume
Singer: Ronnie Carroll
Singer: Marion Keene
Dancers: The Pamela Kail Dancers
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Scriptwriter: Sid Colin
Scriptwriter: Talbot Rothwell
Choreography: Pamela Kall
Designer: Douglas Smith
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: Movie Museum: The Woman

An early Western film, which is unusual in that it centres on a human drama instead of situations mainly concerned with men and horses.

: Mary O'Hara

with her harp in a programme of Irish songs and music.


Harpist: Mary O'Hara
Producer: Richard Afton

: 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

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