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: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower's guest today is R. B. Dawson, of the Sports Turf Research Institute, St. Ives Research Station, Bingley, who discusses the preparation and sowing of lawns, advises on the type of seed to use, and makes practical suggestions for the autumn treatment of existing lawns.
Francis Hanger, Curator of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley, talks about autumn flowering bulbs.
Percy Thrower gives hints on the choosing and planting of bulbs, both indoor and outdoor, and advises on the housing of indoor flowering chrysanthemums.
(BBC Telerecording)


Presenter/gardener: Percy Thrower
Guest: R. B. Dawson
Item presenter: Francis Hanger
Producer: John Furness

: International Canoe Slalom

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras are at Shepperton Weir to watch Chalfont Park Canoe Club v. The Kayak Club of Belgrade, Yugoslavia.


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Oliver Cock
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Racing at Ascot

BBC Television outside broadcast cameras visit Ascot Racecourse on the last day of the Ascot Heath September meeting for three of the afternoon's principal races.

: Racing at Ascot: Red Deer Stakes

(over one and a half miles)
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

: Swimming: Great Britain v. Hungary

Arranged by the Amateur Swimming Association
From the Derby Baths, Blackpool.


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: John Webb
Commentator: Harry Walker
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: Children's Television

Booby Trap Town
A gang of payroll robbers are terrorising the frontier; but the Cisco Kid and Pancho, with the aid of a clever boy inventor, bring their activities to an end.

Bill Radford - Reporter: 6: Star Turn
by Ernest Dudley.
A series of programmes about the adventures of a small-town newspaper reporter.


Writer (Bill Radford - Reporter): Ernest Dudley
Series Editor/Producer (Bill Radford - Reporter): Pharic MacLaren
Designer (Bill Radford - Reporter): Donald Horne
Bill Radford: Derek Waring
Charlie Legge: Ian Fleming
Susan Legge: Sylvia Bidmead
Arthur: Anthony Green
Inspector Harris: Edward Forsyth
Mrs. Hughes: Beatrice Varley
Bob Waring: Philip Ray
Lennie Waring: John Breslin
Stage doorkeeper: Christopher Hodge
Mr. Cass: Peter Mainwaring

: Today's Sport

A round-up of today's sporting highlights introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.

7.26-7.30 Sport in the West of England and South Wales
Introduced by Tom Salmon and Elwyn Bowen-Jones.
From the BBC's West of England Television Studio
(Wenvoe, North Hessary Tor, Les Platons, and Rowridge only)


Presenter (Today's Sport): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presenter (Sport in the West of England and South Wales): Tom Salmon
Presenter (Sport in the West of England and South Wales): Elwyn Bowen-Jones

: In Town Tonight

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


Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan
Interviewer: John Ellison
Interviewer: Pauline Tooth
Special Effects: Douglas Mair
Assistant Producer: Joyce Bullen

: New Ramps for Old: 4: All Mod Cons

A series of six plays by Berkely Mather.
[Starring] Mervyn Johns
with Carl Bernard, Harry H. Corbett and Bill Owen.
The action takes place in London.
Time: The present


Writer: Berkely Mather
Producer: John Nelson Burton
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Film Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Film Cameraman: Ken Higgins
J. Philimore Sparkes: Mervyn Johns
Kegworthy: Harry H Corbett
Lomax: Carl Bernard
Welstenholme: Bill Owen
Mrs. Belbar: Hilda Fennimore
Vidal: Dan Jackson
Eldon: Anthony Newlands
Winchcombe: Duncan Lewis
Winchcombe's clerk: Jeffrey Gardiner
Pettigrew: Eric Thompson
Man in auction room: Morris Perry

: Saturday Comedy Hour presents: Tess and Jim

starring Jimmy Wheeler and Tessie O'Shea with Charles Drake, Bryan Johnson, Ken Wilson, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes.
See page 6


Comedian: Jimmy Wheeler
Comedienne: Tessie O'Shea
Comedian: Charles Drake
Singer: Bryan Johnson
Comedian: Ken Wilson
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Script: Sid Colin
Script: Talbot Rothwell
Dance direction: Leslie Roberts
Designer: Douglas Smith
Producer: George Inns

: Saturday-Night Out: The London International Professional Lawn Tennis Championships

See things happen!, When they happen!, Where they happen!
From the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley.


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Peter West
Presented for television by: Humphrey Fisher

: News Summary

followed by The Weather and Close Down

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