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: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower's guests today are members of the National Sweet Pea Society, one of whom is the President, J.C.P.M. Davis. Discussion includes advice on planting, care of growing plants, and decorative arrangements.
Percy Thrower demonstrates the planting of outdoor tomatoes, flowers for summer bedding, and potting chrysanthemums.
Francis Hanger, Curator of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley, talks on primulas and meconopsis.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter/gardener: Percy Thrower
Guest: J.C.P.M. Davis
Speaker: Francis Hanger
Producer: John Furness

: Catching of Wild Horses

This traditional event from the Merfeld Marshes near Dulmen, Westphalia, takes place on the Duke von Croy's estates every last Saturday of May. Viewers see the spectacular round-up and branding of the new foals.
Presented by the German Television Service
See page 6


Commentator: Dorian Williams

: No Man's Land

A play by William Fairchild
Adapted for television by William Fairchild and Alvin Rakoff
[Starring] Donald Houston and Alec McCowan

The time is Autumn 1944
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on February 23)


Author/Adapted by: William Fairchild
Adapted by/Producer: Alvin Rakoff
First Naval Officer: Reginald Atkinson
Second Naval Officer: John G. Heller
Major Richard Weston: Alec McCowan
Col. John Rogers: John Paul
Sgt. White: Thomas Heathcote
Cpl. Maitland: Lee Montague
Major Karl von Seydler: Donald Houston
Lieut. Hessler: Edward Mulhare
Miro: Melvyn Hayes
Sgt. Muller: Denis Shaw
Pte. Schultz: Alfred Burke
General Kramer: William Devlin
Lieut. Schmidt: Richard Shaw

: 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)


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
Voice (Can We Help You?): Peter Hawkins
Clibber (Can We Help You?): James Ottaway
Sly (Can We Help You?): Raymond Rollett
Entertainer: Rolf Harris

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight.
(Simultaneous broadcast with all Home Services except Welsh)


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

: Opportunity, Murder: 6: A Choice of Solutions

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


Writer: Raymond Bowers
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Producer: Julian Amyes
Malcolm: Alexander Knox
Detective-Inspector Truff: Duncan Lamont
Peter: Roderick Lovell
Vera: Anne Crawford
Detective-Sergeant Norrimer: Meadows White
Constable: Michael Harrison

: Saturday-Night Out: Abroad

See top of column 4

In France
At 8.30 The Roving-Eye camera takes a trip abroad in a programme arranged in collaboration with Alexandre Tarta of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise


Presented by: Robin Scott

: Saturday Comedy Hour: The Ted Ray Show

starring Ted Ray and guest star, Evelyn Laye with Walton and O'Rourke, Marion Dash and her chimpanzee Harriott and Evans and Robert Beatty.


Comedian: Ted Ray
Singer: Evelyn Laye
Puppeteers: Walton and O'Rourke
Entertainer: Marion Dash and her chimpanzee
Singers: Harriott and Evans
Performer: Robert Beatty
Script: Sid Colin
Script: Talbot Rothwell
Script: George Wadmore
Designer: Tony Abbott
Orchestra under the direction of: George Clouston
Producer: George Inns

: Movie Museum: The Comrades

One of the early Biograph films made in 1910. This is the story of the varying fortunes of two tramps, one of whom is played by Mack Sennett.


Mack: Mack Sennett

: Saturday-Night Out: At Home

See top of column

"The Man with the Mike" takes you for a second Saturday-Night outing at 10.25, arranged by Bill Taylor.


Arranged by: Bill Taylor
Presented by: Peter Webber

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