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: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower's guest today is C. G. Haysom of the National Auricula and Primula Society, who discusses the cultivation of the old florist's Auricula.
Percy Thrower deals with the planting of dahlias and gladioli and the potting of tomatoes.
"Report from Wisley" by Francis Hanger, Curator of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens, includes propagation of magnolias by air laying.
(A BBC telerecording)


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

: Taplow Horse Show

For the first time BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit this popular country show and cover the Novice Hunter Class, the Pony Championships, and some of the preliminary rounds in the Open Jumping.
See page 6


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: Canoe Slalom

Teams of expert canoeists make their first runs through an obstacle course in the rough water below Sprotbrough Weir.
See page 6


Clerk of the Course: C. M. Rothwell
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Oliver Cock
Presented by: William Cave

: Taplow Horse Show

A return visit to watch the final stages of the Open Jumping Competition.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: Canoe Slalom

Competitors make their second runs to decide the team and individual winners.

: 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

: Greenwich Time Signal; News

followed by The Weather

: 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, Northern Ireland, and West of England Home Services)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special Effects: Douglas Mair
Assistant Producer: Joyce Bullen
Producer: Peter Duncan

: Saturday-Night Out

Come with "The Man with the Mike"
See things happen!, As they happen!, Where they happen!
Presented this week by Derek Burrell-Davis


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

: Opportunity, Murder: 2: View the Weapon

A serial in six parts by Raymond Bowers.
[Starring] Anne Crawford, Alexander Knox


Writer: Raymond Bowers
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Producer: Julian Amyes
Det.-Insp. Truff: Duncan Lamont
Malcolm: Alexander Knox
Constable: Patrick Connor
Miss Baxter: Adrienne Corri
Railwayman: Barry Lowe
Vera: Anne Crawford
Peter: Roderick Lovell

: Saturday Comedy Hour presents: The Ted Ray Show

with Jack Buchanan, Mona Baptiste, The Fireproof Benitas, Greta Gynt.


Comedian: Ted Ray
Performer: Jack Buchanan
Singer: Mona Baptiste
Entertainers: The Fireproof Benitas
Performer: Greta Gynt
Script: Sid Colin
Script: Talbot Rothwell
Script: George Wadmore
Designer: Ted Southcot
Orchestra under the direction of: Eric Robinson
Producer: George Inns

: Mary O'Hara

with her harp in a programme of Irish songs.


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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