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: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower's guest today is Ernest Baines, rose foreman of the National Rose Society's trial grounds at St. Albans, Hertfordshire, who pays another visit to the Club to talk about seasonal work to be done in the rose garden, including the control of pests and diseases. He also demonstrates the method of budding roses.
Francis Hanger, Curator of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley, talks about grapes for the cold greenhouse and the warm wall.
Percy Thrower demonstrates the thinning-out of apples and pears and how to layer border carnations. He also deals with the pricking out of wallflowers and the potting of cineraria seedlings.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Ernest Baines
Item presenter (Grapes): Francis Hanger
Producer: John Furness

: International Swimming: Great Britain v. Holland

A visit to Coatbridge Baths. Lanarkshire, to see the second part of this two-day event.


Commentator: John Webb
Presented by: Noble Wilson

: International Athletics: Great Britain v. Czechoslovakia

Organised by the British Amateur Athletic Board in conjunction with the News of the World.
From the White City Stadium, London.


Commentator: Norris McWhirter
Commentator: Roger Bannister
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: Cricket: Glamorgan v. The Australians

The first day's play at St. Helen's Ground, Swansea.


Commentator: Peter West
Summaries: J. C. Clay
Television presentation: Dafydd Gruffydd

: Children's Television

Butterworth Time
with Peter Butterworth, Janet Brown, Peter Claughton, The Buttercups and Clifford Stanton.
Music played by the Ronald Cass Trio

The Gordon Honour: 6: The Mutiny Candlestick
(First series)
Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
The adventures of a candlestick in seven episodes.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on August 9, 1955)


Comedian (Butterworth Time): Peter Butterworth
Comedienne (Butterworth Time): Janet Brown
[Actor] (Butterworth Time): Peter Claughton
Performers (Butterworth Time): The Buttercups
Impressionist (Butterworth Time): Clifford Stanton
Script (Butterworth Time): Sheilah Hodgson
Musicians (Butterworth Time): The Ronald Cass Trio
Drawings (Butterworth Time): Alfred Wurmser
Designer (Butterworth Time): Charles Lawrence
Producer (Butterworth Time: Vere Lorrimer
Writer/producer (The Gordon Honour): Shaun Sutton
Fights arranged by (The Gordon Honour): Peter Diamond
Lord Freddie Gordon: Bruce Gordon
Private Lord Albert Gordon: Bruce Gordon
Admiral the Duke of Tyburne: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Colonel the Duke of Tyburne: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Sir James Fitzwilliam: Colin Douglas
Sergeant Fitzwilliam: Colin Douglas
Ronald Fitzwilliam: Barry Letts
Corporal Fitzwilliam: Barry Letts
Poppy: Sheila Shand Gibbs
Miss Harding: Christine Russell
Gezir Mohammed: Patrick Cargill
P. C. Willis: Robert Perceval
Other parts played by: Dennis Ramsden
Other parts played by: Peter Diamond
Other parts played by: Derek Waring
Other parts played by: Gregory Scott
Other parts played by: Ivan Owen
Other parts played by: Brian Sheehy
Other parts played by: Peter Macarte
Other parts played by: Redvers Kyle

: Cricket: Glamorgan v. The Australians

From St. Helen's Ground, Swansea.
(to 18.30 app.)

: 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 Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Saturday-Night Out

'The Man with the Mike' on the spot with outside broadcast cameras invites you to
See things happen!, When they happen!, Where they happen!
A weekly series edited by Peter Webber and Derek Burrell-Davis.


Presented by: Nicholas Crocker
Series editor: Peter Webber
Series editor: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Dixon of Dock Green: 9: Postman's Knock

Some stories of a London policeman by Ted Willis and Rex Edwards.
[Starring] Jack Warner as Dixon of Dock Green


Writer: Ted Willis
Writer: Rex Edwards
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Production: Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Mary Dixon: Jeannette Hutchinson
Sgt. Grace Millard: Moira Mannion
Cora Waley: Joan Peart
Bernard Waley: Guy Verney
P.C. 'Tubb' Barrell: Neil Wilson
Sergeant Flint: Arthur Rigby

: Saturday Comedy Hour: The Jimmy Wheeler Show

starring Jimmy Wheeler with Thora Hird, Sid Krofft, The Three Rethlems, Ken Wilson, Doreen Hume, Bryan Johnson, Marion Keene, The Shepherd Boys, The Pamela Kail Dancers.
(Sid Krofft is appearing at the Pigalle Restaurant, London)


Comedian: Jimmy Wheeler
[Actress]: Thora Hird
Puppeteer: Sid Krofft
Acrobatics: The Three Rethlems
Comedian: Ken Wilson
Soprano: Doreen Hume
Singer: Bryan Johnson
Singer: Marion Keene
Singers: The Shepherd Boys
Dancers: The Pamela Kail Dancers
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Script: Sid Colin
Script: Talbot Rothwell
Choreography: Pamela Kail
Musical arranger: Ted Astley
Musical arranger: Alan Bristow
Designer: Douglas Smith
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: Movie Museum: Dealing for Daisy

A lucky hand at cards wins for W. S. Hart the heiress of the local saloon.


Lon Haskins: W. S. Hart

: Tall Story Club

Robert MacDermot endeavours to control the imagination of the storytellers who tonight include Nancy Spain, Count Alexis Bobrinskoy, and two surprise guests.


Chairman: Robert MacDermot
Panellist: Nancy Spain
Panellist: Count Alexis Bobrinskoy
Devised by: George Margo
Presented by: Josephine Douglas

: Sports Round-Up

BBC Television's Saturday-night sports page introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Editor: Paul Fox
Director: Antony Jay

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